Socrates Sculpture Park/ Noguchi/The ferry

It was a big day – We walked down to 34th street had Mexican at Baby Bo’s – good but not wonderful and then onto the ferry.   Theride took us to Long I stand City and Roosevelt Island before landing us in Astoria where we disembarked and walked the ten minutes along the river […]

121 Steakhouse

I think I will give 121 one of the worst reviews ever, possibly due to lost potential.  Had the steak been priorly prepared, had the waiter offered us the free hamburger or two that were an advertised special, then things would have been different. I had been so excited to go, the week before we […]

L’EXPRESS/ Gramercy Park

Another Croque Madame to try at L’express on Park at 20th.  Neelou recommended and off we went, me, Neelou and my dad.  Sitting at a lovely table on the sidewalk on a beautiful day we enjoyed a croquet, and fries, and brussels and a chocolate mousse.  We were accosted by a crazy man and the […]

Girl From the North Country at The Public Theatre

This was the first trip to The Public Theatre.  We had a good burger for dinner upstairs in the Library and found the theatre situation very interesting.  The public has three stages at least at their Astor Place location and Joes Pub where we will see Mandy Patinkin in a few weeks.  Sadly, the shoe, […]

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

I can only say that Summer Hours at the Robbers Library is exactly what a book should be.  Heartwarming, not so corny, where i loved th people and their stories and their lives. Young Sunny steals a dictionary and sets us off on an enchanted journey of family, friendship and healing.

New York Marble Cemetery

I asked myself the same thing this morning when the name New York Marble Cemetery appeared on the map we were going to use today.  A trip down to the Village for lunch, a show at NYTW, a trip to DiPalo’s for snacks and home.  Sadly I didn’t think we would have time to go […]

What The Constitution Means to Me at NYTW

Fabulous, timely, funny, engaging and a sad commentary on our ties and where women have been left in this patriarchal country of ours.  Playwright Heidi Schreck played the lead in this practically one woman show.  She reflected back on her years as a teenager going from one Lodge to the next debating “What the Constitution […]

Jules Bistro

We had a 2 pm theatre at NYTW and searched out Jules Bistro for a croquet madame for lunch.  Down a few steps past three tiny outdoor tables we entered a tin ceilinged room with just the right amount of tables and a Jazz singer in the back. And I was charmed.  I had duck […]

Bernhardt/Hamlet

The first play of the season for The Roundabout Theatre Company and I would give it a 7.5.  Janet McTeer stars as Sarah Bernhardt, theatre star, who takes the bold step of playing Hamlet on the stage.   The story is nice to know and the cast was convincing in their roles. Yet, we both […]

Across a Crowded Room @NYPL Performing Arts

Today I am trying something totally new.  The NYPL is an amazing place with branches spread out across the city and something always happening.  So when I saw a listing for 20 minute musicals I couldn’t resist.. will update you later! UPDATE;  Well worth the time and since it was free absolutely a bargain.  In […]