In the beginning of May my Instagram feed started being filled with snaps of the new Whitney Museum. It looked amazing, so I made a date with Jodi to go as soon as I was back in NYC in the middle of the month. The day we chose was an incredible spring day, which only added to the incredible experience.
The Whitney used to be located on the Upper East Side, which was pretty inconvenient to get to, so I'd only gone for special events. The new Whitney is located down in the Meatpacking District, right alongside the entrance to the beloved High Line park. It couldn't be more perfect.
It was really crowded the day that we went so I didn't take that many photos inside of the art, but to be honest the real sights to see there are the views of the city and New Jersey. There are plenty of places to sit and just take everything in. There are several floors of outdoor patios and balconies, along with those now (over)Instagrammed colorful chairs.
You can see up to the Empire State Building and down to One World Trade Center. I can only imagine how spectacular it is at night with the city all lit up.
If I still lived in New York, I wouldn't hesitate for one minute to gift myself with a membership to the new Whitney. There's a cafe up above and Danny Meyer's restaurant Untitled from the old Whitney moved right along downtown with this one. I can't imagine where else I'd want to escape to on a nice day to sit back and enjoy the masterpiece that is lower Manhattan.