Hey, did you read Part I – Morning of this NY guide?
New York is the epitome of the modern world. New York has everything so you can do anything. Today I bring you *drum roll* «a day in the life of an eco-friendly, vegan and sustainability advocate new yorker» in other words a quick one-day and easy guide to a healthy, vegan and sustainable big apple trip. Fasten your sit belts.
Part II – Afternoon
One of the best things New York has to offer is art. There are amazing museums to check out. MoMA – Museum of Modern Art (11 West 53 Street) has a collection of incredible artists. In the permanent Collection galleries you can appreciate the wonderful master pieces of Picasso, Van Gogh, DuChamp and Matisse exhibitions, only to name a few. Is absolutely mandatory to go there. Tickets cost $25 but if you are still studying you can get a student discount and buy a $14 ticket. The Guggenheim (5th Avenue at 89th Street) is a work of art in itself. The cylindrical building was designed by the renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The museum is the permanent home of impressionist, post-impressionist, early modern and contemporary art collections. Here you can appreciate the work of Alexander Calder, Duchamp, Paul Klee, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and Kandinsky, amongst others. Tickets costs $25 an you can also get a student discount and pay $18. Now to the Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Ganservoot Street). First of all, this museum is located in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in NYC, Chelsea. The contemporary art museum has a collection of more than 19.000 paintings, sculptures and photographs and it is praised for featuring less known and younger artists. Tickets are free to 18 year olds and youngers. Book yours online and get access to $22 adults ticket or get a student discount and pay $17. Pro tip: visit the High Line, a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above Manhattan’s West Side that ends near the Whitney Museum.
Two Words – Central Park. Is the beating heart of Manhattan. A wonderful place to go for a run or just sit on a bench watching people pass by. The essence of New Yorkers is easily captured in the park and it’s a marvelous thing to behold. Grab an organic juice and a vegan sandwich at the Westerly Natural Market (911 8th Avenue at 54th Street) and have a picnic at the Bethesda Fountain (mid-park on the north side of 72nd Street) in Central Park. The fountain is known for its famous angel of waters statue atop and marks the first time a woman, Emma Stebins, received a public art commission in New York City.
The magical New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx) is a world leader in plant research and conservation – plus is also beautiful. Weekday Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for students while weekend tickets go from $22 for students to $25 for adults. Special events, including LGBT ones are frequent, hence the stunning orchid evenings where the garden invites you to stroll through The Orchid Show: Thailand drinking cocktails and listening to good music, creating the perfect environment for a romantic, late afternoon date.
Dinner time! Avant Garden (130 East 7th Street) – pun intended – is a sophisticated restaurant with a carefully put together menu for a great night. Do try the Pappardelle Pasta. And try not to skip the red wine. Sacred Chow (227 Sullivan Street) is a vegan kosher restaurant located in the Greenwich Village. It serves salads, burgers, paninis, power bowls and tapas (it also serves so called «bottomless» brunch every day). The restaurant’s desserts make cheating on your diet an experience you will likely regret but definitely feel nostalgic about. Just going to leave this here: Triple Chocolate vegan Brownie. Yes.
New York at night is just as frenetic as it is during the day. You can go to a concert at the famous Carnegie Hall (7th Avenue at 57th Street). «The Phantom of the Opera», «Wicked», «The Lion King» or «Cats», are four of the many Broadway Shows you should attend. You can also go to an art gallerie by night time, they open from Soho to Chelsea.
As far as clubs goes the Bossa Nova Civic Club is an excellent place if you have a thing for out of this world sound systems and famous djs. Also Good Room, Black Flamingo or House of Yes can guarantee a fun and crazy night.
New York is the city that never sleeps… but you do. That is all for today. Goodnight, Manhattan!