Sunday, October 22, 2006

I love NY, pt 1

These are not in order, but just some random memories. First, me and my sock in Bryant Park, just behind the Main NYPL at 42nd st. It was a very windy, day, but in the sun it was delightful. I loved the smell of the crepe stand that was nearby, too . . . until some smokers came into the vicinity. Sigh.

This is the knitting store that I think was the inspiration for one of the shops in _Chicks with Sticks_. It was a fun store, if much higher-priced than my own LYS, and it was right above the Jamba Juice shop (yum!).

The white building in the middle there is my Uncle's apartment building. He is on the second floor. You can see the hardware store to the left of the frame, and the greenish awnings on the right are a massage place (I didn't indulge because I can get them at half the price here) and a design place of some kind. Across the street is the home/studio of Donna Karan, and my uncle told me lots of dish-y stories about living across from that, including how she introduced her Fall line there this year and he could see into the dressing rooms from his windows.
I spent Saturday afternoon with my friend, BigGoose. We met in front of the library, rode the subway to Central Park, walked there, went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art(the Vollard Exhibit was amazing, as was the rest!), and then had dinner at a Kosher place around the corner before catching buses in opposite directions. I liked the Alice sculpture in CP, too - and it was a lovely day for walking . .. but after all that walking on marble and pavement, I was pooped! I'll post another installment, including a pic of Uncle Dick, soon.

1 comment:

Beth M. said...

I can't believe how much 'BigGoose' looks like my brother David. Nice pictures. Glad you had such a good time.