When we were growing up, there was a man at the end of the block, near the old train depot, who had a little museum in his car-port dedicated to the history of man-powered flight: he had models and charts and books and dioramas. That is still our favorite museum.
MOSELY Where he presides: Fishbait, Flatiron Favorite drink: Corona
P.S.1. It’s my favorite because it’s never crowded. You’re allowed to interact with the art. It’s very personal. It’s a great experience when you can enjoy the art, then enjoy a cigarette with the guards on the rooftop.
CRAIG Where he presides: Manghetti, Nolita Favorite drink: Vodka soda
MoMA. Definitely the MoMA. Even if some of the art is disturbing sometimes, it moves you. I like to be moved. If I’m moved, I’ll remember it. And I like to remember things.
DIEGO Where he presides: Ciao, Greenwich Village Favorite drink: Sangria
Um, I guess the MoMA. Wait, are there three MoMAs? What’s the one in Central Park? [You mean The Met?] No… oh, the Guggenheim. Let me change my answer to the Guggenheim. What I like about it is that on the first Friday of the month they’ll have a cultural night… they’ll play music, stuff like that. It’s nice.
SEAN Where he presides: Mumbles, Gramercy Park Favorite drink: Heineken
Well, I’ve only been here a year, and I haven’t had much of a chance to get out and check out the scene. The only one I’ve been to is the Natural History Museum. It’s great. I love that big Teddy Roosevelt statue they have out front. It’s awesome. And it’s an amazing building… so elaborate.
SARAH Where she presides: 202, Chelsea Favorite drink: 202’s French Quarter: black pepper, pineapple and mango vodka
The Museum of Natural History! It’s the only one I’ve been to because I just moved here six months ago, but I loved it. I loved the horse exhibition. I’m from Kentucky and grew up around horses, and I was still impressed.
HUMBERTO Where he presides: Forum, East Village Favorite drink: Screwdriver
Any art museum. Especially the one on 50th-something… the Guggenheim. I love all the drawings there, all the free-form stuff. It’s sort of similar to being a chef (Humberto added that he also works as a chef for Forum). Use of hands, form, that sort of thing.