Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street, to be precise. There is all sorts of scaffolding around the fountain/plaza area, which is being renovated, but have no fear because:
Yay, the Met is open! Except of course, when it is not.
I was looking forward to the Matisse show, the George Bellows exhibit, the appropriation of African Art by the NY Avant-Garde and an overall unfettered wander about the place.
I was not alone - people kept climbing up those steps, only to be met with disappointment and a suggestion on the sign to visit the AMNH (no thanks, I want paintings, not stuffed buffalo), the Guggenheim (sigh, ok, perhaps) or The Jewish Musuem (hmm, haven't been there before).
And then I remembered another favorite spot just a few blocks away. AFter all this is :
Yes, a wealth of options along Fifth Avenue - so I headed north to the exquisiteNeue Galerie. At the very least, I could take in some Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka.
I was happy to see instead a special exhibit of the work of Ferdinand Hodler, a contemporary of Klimt and Schiele. Beautiful work.......
Next time, Met, next time.......