Upper East Side, Museum Mile

Took the 6, Lexington Avenue Line to 86th; had a lovely brunch at Cafe Sabarsky in the Neue Gallery, which is an Austrian art gallery tucked away on the corner of 86th and 5th Avenue. Talk about Old World charm! Quiet, cool, everything served on silver platters. Highly recommended; I want to go back. "Café Sabarsky...draws its inspiration from the great Viennese cafés that served as important centers of intellectual and artistic life at the turn of the century. It is outfitted with period objects, including lighting fixtures by Josef Hoffmann, furniture by Adolf Loos, and banquettes that are upholstered with a 1912 Otto Wagner fabric."

The museum is in a cool old building, but has some very modern design elements, quite European, which I imagine is characteristic of the art, as well. However, I didn't see the art, because I was headed a few blocks up.

It's the 50-year anniversary of the Guggenheim, so they have an exhibition of Frank Lloyd Wright. But it's not so much the exhibits as the space itself, really.

After, strolled along Central Park, then over to Madison to try E.A.T, a Zabar's restaurant at 81st. A little disappointing, since I wanted an egg cream and they didn't have that, but not a bad place to sink down among the fancy stores. Strolled further down Madison, then Lexington, to catch the 6 at 77th to SoHo (Spring Street station); more strolling. About 5 hours out and about.

Got hungry later, so did take out from Arturo's on Houston. I would have gotten delivery, but it was such a beautiful night, it seemed wrong not to go out in it. Great pasta and arugula salad.

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