Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg: Prospect Park

Smorgasburg: Prospect Park

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg

The adventure to Smorgasburg  was dreary and drizzly, but Chad, Julio, Jamie and I had some delicious food in Prospect Park which made it a little brighter. Smorgasburg happens weekly throughout the warmer months in Prospect Park on Sundays. It started in Williamsburg and still happens there every Sunday.

Prospect Park’s Smorgasburg is super easy to get to. Especially because of the Q (which I am obsessed with), we took the Q from the Upper East Side all the way to Prospect Park. From there it was just a little bit into the park and suddenly delicious smells were all around us.  It’s a great event to go to if you are just in the city for a little bit or if you live here! There area also a bunch of families and doggies if you like that.

Smorgasburg

Top + Bralette Forever 21 // Shorts Levis (similar) // Shoes Sanuks // Watch Apple // Sunglasses from a street fair (similar)

I have to admit, all the different lemonades and juices kept catching my eye and I tried a few different ones…oops. But, my favorite by far was the mango orange guava one. Delicious and very sweet 🙂

Aside from Smorgasburg, the park itself is beautiful to walk around. It’s a great option for a quick trip to Brooklyn and an excuse for yummy food, some exercise and nature.

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Smorgasburg

burger joint

there are a lot of nice places to stay in new york. there are also a lot of nice places to eat. what there aren’t a lot of are nice places to stay with a greasy burger joint hidden inside. inside the lobby of le parker meridien, which is a beautiful hotel just below the park, looks like an hotel lobby.

burger joint

however, there’s that little rope you may notice. peak around it and you’ll see a neon burger and probably a line of people. with witty signs as you walk in, it’s a pretty straight-forward burger joint, and appropriately named: “Burger Joint.”

burger joint

I waited in line for a good 10 – 15 minutes in a tiny hallway then into a crowded hallway. the wait was made harder by the kid who kept hitting me, but easier listening to those around. in front of me was a couple from denmark who struck up a conversation with a composer for the musical titanic. 

burger joint

after i ordered my meal – cheeseburger, plain and an 8 oz diet coke, no ice – i didn’t have a long wait until my burger was ready. as i finished it (which was quickly because i had spent the entire morning taking in the MoMA), i realized it was good. no great, but good. i would go back.

burger joint

the burger itself lacked flavor, but the cheese was good and the bun was good. the adventure and experience was great as well. my meal was just over $13, which is more than mcdonald’s but less than a fancy-schmansy patty.
burger joint

if you have a chance, check out burger joint. you’ll see lots of interesting people, and get some good food.

burger joint

Smorgasburg

honschar sidewalk art

honscharhonschar is a man who, for a while now, has been writing inspiring messages on the sidewalks of Manhattan. starting in the upper west side, hans honschar (instagram @honschar) now puts a smile on people all over the island. one lunch time in november, i was in the meatpacking district of new york city and got to see a bit of his work.

honschar
love that this is a Joan Didion quote!

not all of honschar’s writings are about new york, some are simply motivational quotes, or he will hang out in places such as washington square park and write people’s names in a fun way for $5. other times, he will take his skills to write on restaurant menu boards.

an incredible man, with a fun story, you can get more information about him here.

 

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mark rothko at the whitney

Mark Rothko at the Whitney

mark rothko is a name i’m sure you’ve heard if you are at all interested in art. his large, simple canvases have captivated many before me, and i am sure they will captivate many more to come. it’s often unclear just what it is about his work that fascinates people…one of my design teachers and i were just talking about this last week, in fact.

for me, rothko as a man is fascinating. but even without prior knowledge of him, i feel i would be enthralled by his work. i remember when i turned my body in the whitney museum in new york city and i saw this piece hanging. four darks in red. sure, this photo was staged, but before and after it i really did just stand like that. i was in awe.

the canvas just pulled me in. if i weren’t hyperaware of setting off alarms everywhere i go i probably would’ve walked right into it. the dark colors, clearly conveying a strong emotion grabbed and kept my attention.

my first year of college i did my first ever mood board completely based off of rothko and his work. this piece was one that i found and loved in my research. so the ties to this piece for me are ties of a beginning, surprise, and fear for how things will turn out.