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10 Oct

As we are aware, it is a somewhat endless abyss when selecting your choice of activity or entertainment that will cater to your curiosity craving. In lieu of celebrating my mothers birthday, as per request, we set out to explore the abundance of art galleries located throughout the vacant corridors of the west end of  Chelsea. There are usually about 200 galleries/ exhibits on display (mainly for free) at any given time of the year. This gallery district stretches from about 29 st-14st, with many of the galleries lying betwen 10th and 11th aves — although others can be stumbled upon starting at 9th ave.

I am surely no connoisseur, but I appreciate art– the way it makes you feel, and the inspiration that can be derived. There were certain exhibits and galleries that have left a never ending impression in my heart and brain. I’m so mad at myself for not taking a card, or writing down the name of these particular ones (mental note for next time).

The Pace Galleries were DOPE:

-This One created by David Bryne named the “Tight Spot” features a gigantic inflated World globe that is wedged between steel posts, which serve as the foundation for “The Highline” public park  located above.

-The Social Media exhibit was also quite fascinating. It displays the impact and dominance that the world of social media has on our current generation and the world.

Also, If I may suggested the perfect place for serene replenishment, check out The Frying Pan bar located on a ship literally a top the Hudson river:

“Built in 1929, this historic lightship (one of the few remaining) is said to have spent three years at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay before being salvaged and brought to Chelsea Piers to become the ultimate “dive” bar. The boat, docked on a railroad car barge, boasts a musty, barnacle-encrusted interior (complete with catwalks and an exposed engine room) straight out of a Nine Inch Nails video. The far end of the barge often serves as a moody dj lounge and stage for live acts. Booze and burgers are served up on the pier, and a 16-foot observation plank offers a fantastic view of activities on the Hudson, including the occasional water salute from the Frying Pan’s neighbor, the John J. Harvey fireboat.” source: http://nymag.com/listings/bar/frying_pan/