Friday, October 02, 2015

take a walk with me...

 Now that my brain is less foggy and I'm feeling better, I am finally getting around to posting a few pix from a little jaunt to New York City last Saturday.  We attended a bar mitzvah in the morning and afterwards, it was too nice a day to just go home, so Phil and I decided to hop the bus into the City and wander around.  We saw that there was some kind of street fair in Chelsea, so we walked down 8th Ave. from 39th St. to 23rd to see what was what. It was perfect walking weather, so we got our 10,000+ steps in

No, this is not a museum, but the main post office for New York City at 33rd St.  Gorgeous building, not unlike the old and beautiful Penn Station that they tore down to put up a monstrosity.

This was the first time I had noticed the drop-dead gorgeous Art Deco brass doors of the Manufacturer's Trust Company - later known as Manufacturer's Hanover (aka Manny Hanny). The construction interfered with my photo, but that's the way it goes.

 The street fair was mostly food stalls with a few craft stalls and some street performances.   Uh - Proactive Aloe Detox Water?  The emperor's new clothes.
This violinist and his tux had seen better days.

I love their rhyming motto.  

Broke our hearts that we weren't hungry. We've been to their place in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. You have to drive or bike there; there is no subway.  Their lobster rolls are iconic - we've been there.

I thought this woman looked wonderful in her red, orange, dress.  

Collecting bottles and cans so she can pay for her dinner.

About 3:30 we needed to sit down, so we went into the espresso & gelato place.  I had an iced expresso con panna. The gelato was not for me -- too sweet.
Around 4:00 the dancers from the Joyce Theater across the street came out and gave a lovely, graceful performance.
After the dancing, we headed back uptown.  As we were leaving the street fair, we noticed this restaurant and I had to have a picture. Uncle Jack's steakhouse and sushi bar?? What kind of a combination is that?  Too funny.

We stopped at my favorite International Foods market and stocked up on  spanakopita, taramasalata, real Greek feta, taziki, and halvah for dinner at home.  I've been noshing on the leftovers all week.


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

That street fair looks like it was fun! And I love the Art Deco doors... beautiful.

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

Love your shots of NY. Am excited that you will be able to make next September's meeting.

Linda Hicks said...

Thanks for the trip through the Chelsea street fair, and the observations. You didn't mention the name of that international favorite food stop. Glad you are up and out again. Nothing slows you down for long.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Thanks for taking us along on an easy day in the city!

Gunilla.B said...

So nice to look at your pics from NY!

Windy Hill Happenings said...

I miss New York so much when I see your pictures....but still love seeing them...brings me back in time!

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