Monday, October 29, 2012

Storm King Art Center

One thing I love in this country is how much space you can find. While some people are just wasting it, others hopefully still do very smart things.

The best example I have seen lately is called Storm King Art Center.
Founded as a non profit art center in 1960, it is now an amazing museum of modern sculptural art.
And the best part is, it is in total immersion with the surrounding nature.

Expanding on more than 2000 acres, Storm King Park is a very interesting, relaxing, mind-growing place to visit. I am telling you, you will definitely feel smarter and better once you have been there. Look:

Plan a day trip, it opens from 10 am to 5 pm.
It will cost you between 8 to 12$.
It is upstate New York,  not to far from the Catskills.
All the details to get there and everything :


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tchou tchou

If you have a kid or if, like me, you still remain a child at heart, you might love this:

Until January 17, within Grand Central Terminal you will have the chance to see the New York Transit Museum’s ninth annual Holiday Train Show, an ode to all kinds of locomotives.

You will certainly feel giant while wandering around the 34-foot-long display, festooned with miniature versions of city landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. They travel over the river (the East River, to be exact) and through the woods to reach their final destination, the north pole.


MoMa + Munch = must do it!

You cannot have missed this news:

The only painting of Le Cri owned by a private collector is now exhibited on the 5th floor of the MoMa until April 29th.

If you remember, this painting has been sold last May 2nd for 119,9 millions dollars in less than 12 minutes at Sotheby's. this is the most expensive art piece ever sold to a private collector via an auction.

Munch did 4 paintings of Le Cri. This one is the most colorfoul one. The 3 others are owned and exhibited at the Munch Museum in Oslo.

Edvard Munch, Le Cri, 1895, Sotheby's © Stefna Wermuth/Reuters.

So unless you personally know the happy owner of this masterpiece, you better not forget to step by the 5th floor if you are around!

Thanks for sharing mister unkown millionaire !

Ethiopian food, go for it!

"Life is a mysteryyy", that's what she said.
Anyway, we all know that. And the beauty is to discover those little secrets hidden behind the daily ugliness thrown in our faces. Hopefully, things like a good meal, good friends, simplicity are here to help us hang in there.

Ethiopian food is definitely part of the things to be tried once in your life. You will probably want to experiment it more.

A good way to start if you ever are in fort Greene is this place on Fulton St called Bati.

Yes, don't be shy! Try one of their combo so that you get a taste of everything. This is a fun meal, you can party with your hand dipping the injera (this flat bread made from teff, a cereal grown in Africa) in the different wat (the curries).

The prices are ok : around $20 per person with tips and tax.
The place is simple and cool. Just like you? So just go for it!

747 Fulton St
(between Elliott Pl & Portland Ave)
Subway: Lafayette Av (A, C)
Fulton St (G)
Atlantic Av (B, Q)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Beyond a sushi

Beyond a sushi, there is the sky
And there is Beyond sushi...
Am I silly?
still wonder why?

Look at that:

This is just a sample of the wonders you can find at this place cleverly named Beyond sushi.
This is the best sushi I've ever had for such a low price.
And there is not even fish in it!! Can you believe this?!
Ouiiiiiiiiiii, I'm not kidding at all here: from 6.50$ for a roll (8 pieces), you will have a blast.
Green Machine, mighty mushroom, Sweet tree, spicy mang, La fiesta...
It's like a party in your mouth!
Try them all, see which one you prefer. Go crazy, be happy, as long as we have Beyond sushi!!

14th street between 2 & 3 Ave