NYCB Orchestra Rehearsal

I will say it again.  Becoming a member of the new York City Ballet is the best deal in town.  Along with Four ballet rehearsals you can also enjoy an orchestra rehearsal.  Seated in the fronts orchestra we were treated to talk about the music by a lovely […]

Tried another Noodle Spot

Turns out it is owned by Hide Chan, which is upstairs.  The thing tat distinguishes the two places is that Upstairs they used pork soup, and downstairs, one of chicken. To me though, the difference is that here at Totto Ramen they have dumplings in a fried chicken […]

SUNDAY socrates Sculpture Park?  no, not agin.. but Noodles for lunch at Hide Chan.  Brads first Ramen.. I don’t believe him but what am I to do.. how can someone not have ever eaten ramen.  We did the spicy, along with the delectable Edamame in garlic and butter, […]

Ahhh, another day without a visit to the Socrates Sculpture Garden, and what a lovely day it turned out to be. I was in the mood for views, and cliffs and a little walk amongst the trees.  Getting an early start we stopped in the afternoon at Rockefeller […]

East Village

This could be my third trip to the east village or my eighth. Im still trying to figure it out. Seems there is this area I keep returning to at about 2nd avenue and 14th street. Walk a bit south and maybe a drop west and you get […]


Met the kids for dinner in the East Village… As i wandered along first avenue, at about 11/12th streets I saw a sign.. son cones, chocolate, and the pink sugar fluff stuff.. Handsome Dan’s was calling my name.  With walls lined with jars of swedish fish, chocolate covered […]

Crunchy Fried Chicken

Went to The Smith last night for dinner.  Trying to get to know the neighborhood.  Whats amazing is that I ha don idea where I was.  I keep visiting the East Village and having no idea where I am.  I’m hoping that will eventually change. The Smith was […]