The first one I'm surprised hasn't gone "viral" - using microbes as painters and petri dishes as canvases to create pictures, sometimes duplicating classic works of art. This is a contest sponsored by the American Society of Microbioligists . I came across this when I same a post showing a multi-petri dish version of Starry Nights
Here are some of the winners
Harvest Season, created by Maria Eugenia Inda, a postdoctoral researcher from Argentina working at Cold Spring Harbor Labs.F
For more of this year's entries check out 2015 Agar art entries
I went to see the new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District in New York. They did a great ob of the building. The main galleries are on floors 5-8, each with outdoor patios with stunning vistas of lower New York Harbor and the Freedom Tower. Beautiful!
and if your hungry, the Meatpacking District in full of places to eat. My favorite is a food court type of place called the Gansevoort Market
Its also at the end of the new High Line Park, an old railroad elevated track between 34th and 14 Streets. It was derelict for years and was about to be torn down, when the idea sprung up to make it a park and it been a big hit ever since. You'll find lots of local art, a food court and many places to sit and watch people pass. Since the Food Network headquarters is near by, you may see a favorite chef or two pass by.
as if the city is not noisy enough