I'm completely at peace with the fact that NYC is not exactly my kind of town. Then again, in a city the size of New York, there has to be something for everyone, right? I found one of my somethings yesterday at The Cloisters, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Medieval and Renaissance showpiece. It's located all the way in uptown Manhattan, past 190th street, and you'd truly never know you were in the same city you left above ground at 34th or 59th street.
The Cloisters is an impressive collection of not just medieval art, but also architecture. The very buildings that house the treasures are themselves completely or partially Middle Age buildings from Europe brought over brick by brick. It's really quite an impressive feat. The current exhibition features stained glass from Canterbury Cathedral(!) which is on loan while the cathedral itself undergoes some maintenance. It's the first time the glass has been removed since the late twelfth century. New York isn't so bad after all.