PLAN DATE: TUES / JUL. 10
Get a firsthand look at fellow New Yorker Derrick Adams’ epic mixed-media art display at MAD. Inspired by Victor Hugo’s road-trip guide The Negro Motorist Green Book and combining an eclectic collection of design elements that are meant to complement the book’s social commentary on racial equality, this is a temporary exhibition that needs to be seen. The museum itself is located right on the edge of Central Park South, so there’s definitely no shortage on visual appeal. General admission is $16, and $12 if you’re a student.
Next, get a taste of true New York City decadence at Marea. This Michelin-starred Italian restaurant puts elegance front and center, with celebrated Chef Michael White pulling the strings in a high-end setting that is simple, but sophisticated, in its design. With a general focus on seafood, some standout dishes include the pansotti (lobster, squid ink, calabrian chili, and bottarga) and the brodetto di peace (Adriatic seafood soup with clams, langoustine scallop, prawns, and bass).
Can Get Pricey
2 Columbus Circle, Manhattan
idk tip: Keep in mind that the museum closes at 6pm, so definitely plan ahead (it’ll be well worth it).
240 Central Park South, Manhattan
idk tip: We recommend the cioccolato, because anything “chocolate” always takes precedence.