Tuesday, April 21, 2009

And how was your Easter?

Easter was windy yet lovely on the streets of Manhattan. As always the day took us to wander through the crowds on Fifth Avenue. Gotham City did not disappoint at the Easter Parade. The hats and the attire were of brilliant hues as if begging Spring to make an appearance. Some of the our favorites were there...the Metrocard hat builders, the Rainbow Man and his Rainbow poodle, a beloved facepainter. Some new favorites appeared.

How is this for your Sunday best?

A bunny version of NYC's most recent miracle...

The Easter/Passover break brought several visitors to New York. It was an eating extravaganza. Some of the cuisines included French at Jacques, Ukrainian at East Village Ukrainian Restaurant, Chinese at Wu Liang Ye, Peruvian at Mancora, incredible pasta at Tanti Baci, Korean at Seh Ja Meh, and with the best waterview in Manhattan at Gigino. A world of foods that were all perfect. New York loves food! One hysterical fun night at Marie's Crisis made great by some visitors from the other coast. They loved every moment of that tiny little basement bar.

Our holiday was bliss. Hope yours was the same.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Down with it.

That is not snow or blur. It is the tiny feathers from the thousands of pillows!

Today marked International Pillow Fight Day. Who knew? Cities across the planet participate in this display of good old fashioned fun. The NYC event took place on Wall Street at Broad. Right in the shadows of the New York Stock Exchange and the super large statue of George Washington standing proudly on the steps of Federal Hall. Thousands of participants showed up to join in the festivities. The start time of 3 pm led to a sight not often seen on Wall Street. Wall Street has an extensive history but "major pillowfight" not being one of them until today.

Police barricades blocked off the area so latecomers joined in by having mini outbreaks of the mayhem on various surrounding blocks.

Even though the weather was windy and cold the spirit was bright and sunny. Spring has to be around the corner...maybe. This winter has been brutal.