Lunch in East Village & Free Friday @ MoMA | A Day with the Duo

VICTORIA HERE to take you on another adventure with me around NYC! This time with TIA as I tagged along to get lunch and later hit up the Museum of Modern Art with her and her friend who is also interning in the city. We met up in East Village for lunch and ended up going for sliders at Mark Burger.

MARK BURGER | 33 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003
Mark Burger is a dimly lit restaurant that serves up a specialized menu featuring exclusively mini burgers (a.k.a sliders) along with fries and an insane assortment of shakes.
The best thing about this place is that the sliders are surprisingly cheap and they blast all of those hiphop hits you loved in middle school! You can get a regular slider for just $2.50 or go my route and get the double bacon slider for $5.50. No matter what you choose, these little cuties are actually pretty filling and I couldn't take anymore after just one slider, cheese fries, and a mocha shake, of course.

After lunch, we had time to kill until Free Friday at MoMA started at 4PM. We resolved to walk back to our dorm in Chelsea but after losing track of our route multiple times decided to just chill in Washington Square Park until it was time to head to the museum.

Here are some random snaps from the day:
Entrance to MoMA | 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
Since we probably walked around for an hour and a half lost around West Village, we were kinda beat once we got to MoMA. Heads up for people planning to taking advantage of Uniqlo's Free Friday Nights: I suggest getting there around 5:30-6PM unless you want to wait in a line that wraps around the block! 

UNIQLO FREE FRIDAYS | MoMA is free to all every Friday from 4-8PM
We ended up only exploring about two floors of the museum. Tia's phone was dying and we lost track of her friend and I was super tired - it just wasn't looking good. But I definitely enjoyed checking out the Andy Warhol pieces and all of the people crowded around each one taking photos that they will probably never look at again!

I already had seen the music exhibit the last time I was there, but I also particularly liked it the second time around. It was so cool to see vintage record players and, particularly, the ones I was obsessed with in high school on display. To think about how differently people in the past enjoyed their favorite albums is pretty interesting. I just have to consult Youtube, but music was a lot more concrete and physical in those days and probably not as easily accessible...

After roaming around a bit, we came upon this window overlooking the garden with a great view of that typical NYC architecture. We got a few tourist-y shots in front of it and headed down to the garden before we ventured back home. 

Until next time,