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A Summer City Day: Interactive Art, The Best Burger in Town and just the Right Food to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth.
Hey guys! So summers are great for relaxing in the pool and going to the beach, but you've just got to plan some city days, to do all the fun stuff you don't normally get to do. On Monday, I think I had an all around perfect city day with my friends Sydney, Victoria and Lauren.
First we went to the Cooper Hewitt museum. Sydney really wanted to go but she said it was hard to get to, but there's no reason you should get lost if you have an iPhone! (Not that I don't get lost...). We hopped on the 4 train at Bowling Green and took it all the way to the upper east side. The museum is a bit of a walk from the train, but we all enjoyed getting those steps in on our FitBit's! As we checked into the museum we received, big "pens", that we used for the interactive parts of the museum, like the Pixar studio and the room where you can project your design. My favorite thing about using the pens was that you could click it on the summarys/captions (I don't know what they're called, but you know what I mean) under each piece of art, save it to the pen and then use a code you got with your ticket and read the things you saved online. You can also save everything you designed on the pen. Here are some of the things that my friends and I designed:
Overall, this museum was quite unique and had very different pieces from all different time periods.
I would go back, but with someone who hasn't been before. Also, I would love to see the 3rd floor, which was closed when we went. It's worth going just to see the home it inhabits, (it's was an old mansion). The museum is small, and I think we only spent 2 hours there in total. The gardens were lots of fun too, with the spiny chairs (you had to be there).
After the museum we were on a hunger fueled mission to go to JG Melons, the restaurant which many stars (most notably Gigi Hadid) claim to have the best burger in New York City. I'm a girl who LOVES a good burger and I usually have my best at PJ Clarkes or The Smith (Five Napkin used to be my favorite, but I've moved on). So we got a little bit lost and did a whole lot of walking (SO MUCH WALKING) until we finally found it! I was surprised that the cute little restaurant wasn't packed and that we had no wait! ( P.S. JG Melons is mildly expensive, but less than the two places I just named). Our food came super quick (I was about to eat one of my friends), and Gigi was right: the burger was out of this world. It kind of just melted in my mouth and it really didn't need ketchup at all. My friends all felt the same. JG Melons was worth my feet hurting and gets my stamp of approval, for sure.
After this we all had a sweet tooth and went on the hunt for ice cream. That's when we found (only a block away) I•CE•NY. They have the ice cream that they roll in front of you (I think it's a Thai thing). We all loved it. You can really taste how fresh it is. None of the ice creams are one flavor and you can taste each one when you get it. 10Below (A more famous rolling-of-the ice cream-place) is harder to get to and more packed in my opinion, so I would stop here if you a craving a new dessert experience.
If you are a foodie like me, the combination of these two places put me in a happy mood like no other (oh, and maybe it had to do with the people I was with). It's hard to find friends who want to try new things and who want to be constantly cultured and I am so grateful to have them want to adventure with me. Great friends, great art and great food...what could be better?
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