I've arrived with a new laptop but no imaging software and no card reader so these posts will be picture starved. You'll have to visualize and use your imagination. Hey, I'm a painter and my talents lie elsewhere from this tech stuff.
This afternoon we perused the "arts district" on Beekman St. which isn't catching on as hoped. It looks artsy and well maintained but it isn't really growing. It's a challenge to get the race goers anywhere other than Broadway with all the cool shops, restaurants and bars. Plus it's just so pretty and energy is high, it's a natural destination after the races.
Earlier we visited the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Finally. Akin to living in central Florida and never visiting Disney. It's full of interesting stuff and memorabilia along with a wonderful gallery exhibit of paintings by the Voss family.