We FIINALLY made it to both The Whitney and Magnum Bar NYC. We tried to go a few weeks ago, but it ended up being a little late for a museum visit AND the cute pop up ice cream shop had a water problem, so it was closed. The Meatpacking District is such a fun area to walk around. I think that I like it so much because it is so much different from where we are in Midtown. It’s crazy that you can take a ten-minute subway ride and be transformed into another space. This one is quieter with well lit streets and the sound of lively chatter from the many restaurants that spill out onto the wide sidewalks.
The Whitney Museum
This beautiful, updated location is breathtaking. It’s bright and modern and its balconies have great views of the city. And it is Pay-As-You-Wish on Fridays, holla, we didn’t even know that until we showed up. We showed up two hours before closing and only had to wait 20 minutes to get in.
Magnum Bar NYC
Magnum Bars have been on my radar since I studied abroad in Jerusalem in college. We would buy them at the gas stations where our charter buses would stop for gas. We were always on the hunt for the most unique flavors. Double caramel and almond crunch were my favorites. When I was in town last summer, I had friends interning here in the city from that Study Abroad and they introduced me.
Seriously, worth waiting a year. Yes. After I had it for the first time about a year ago, I have been talking to Chad about it ever since.
They have the fanciest (and yummiest!) topping choices. The customer service is patient – which should be highly valued because it takes time to pick out the perfect toppings to go on your ice cream bar. Of course, it tasted as good as it looked. The pop-up shop is here late September for anyone interested in going. Also, disregard all of the chocolate on my hand in my last picture. I couldn’t wait. haha
So that is a little recap of out Super fun date night to the Meatpacking District. Another great thing is that it’s close to the water, so you can take a little stroll across the street where there are chairs and a walkway that have a view down the river.