I recently took a very quick trip to New York City to see art & sketch. I attended the John Singer Sargent show at the Brooklyn Museum, and learned a thing or two about value and color from his examples. While I didn't try to sketch his pieces, I did sketch from other objects at the museum...
The following day I met up with the New York urban sketchers, which turns out to include more familiar faces than I'd realized; that was a real joy. We started in Four Freedoms Park (Roosevelt Island) for a great view of Manhattan, then found our way to Union Square.
I met up with a friend at Tom's Restaurant, and stopped in at the World Science Fair.
I visited the Metropolitan Museum and wished for many more hours than I had, and ended up sketching a few more street scenes that day before finding my way home.
I walked the High Line.
I'm really hoping for another opportunity to meet up with the New York urban sketchers, and highly recommend any visiting sketchers check their website for their regular Saturday crawl.