As I write this we’re getting 30 inches of snow. Mass transit is closed as of 11pm. It’s kind of a big deal because the NYC area doesn’t usually get this much. For those outside the USA that’s about 70 cm of snow in one storm.
Exploring the Brooklyn Museum of Art
My daughter Jen showed me around the Brooklyn Museum this weekend. It’s world class and right in Brooklyn. She visits there often but I hadn’t been since around the age of ten. The BM of Art is just a block for Jay Z and Beyonce’s building so if you’re invited to the superstar couple’s place for dinner, you should suggest a walk over to the Brooklyn Museum afterwards. You, Jay and Bae will enjoy the American, European, Egyptian, Classical, African, Islamic, Pacific and Feminist collections. Right now on the first floor there is a huge and surprisingly amazing exhibit about the history of wild shoes in fashion. It’s a must see, and it’s a deep and very cool collection. It’s one that make you repeatedly say to the people you are with, “and look at these!” The BMA staff is one of the better and friendlier staffs of the Museums I’ve seen, and I’ve seen my share. The vibe is friendly and they are glad you are there. The visiting crowd is wonderfully diverse and every age group. This is a great visit. Easy to get to because the 2 and 3 train stops right there. Afterwards, walking around the neighborhood and exploring Grand Army Plaza is fun.
There are lots of opportunities for photography.