we visited the ann hamilton: the event of a thread exhibition at the park avenue armory. it’s a really neat building.after exploring the rooms in the front of the armory, we purchased tickets and were met with an interesting contrast of gleeful chaos and monotone poetry readings
adults and kids were having FUN. when is the last time you were on a swing? how about a giant, 100-foot swing?
reading. the recital was broadcast wirelessly to speakers inside paper bags that were scattered on the floor of the armory.
lots of people laid down in the middle to look up at the swaying curtain
so I took a photo looking up. here is what they saw:
there was a record player and a record cutter. at the end of each day, a song is sung and the recording is cut into a record. that record is then played the next day
this guy was taking a break. you can see the cables attached to swings and the curtain
March 1st, 2013
it was a short visit this time around but there was still time to have coffee thrice!
coffee and the times. espresso at prodigy coffee. Coffee roasted by George Howell Coffee Company. My tasting notes: muted brightness, buttery and light. enjoyable.
neat vibe, very friendly baristas, nice light. this was a good visit.
everyman espresso. despite the barista’s expression at the moment I shot the photo, they were great and there was nothing disgusting about the experience. they are located in a cool spot near union square in the lobby of the classic stage company.
espresso – espresso toscano by counter culture coffee. tasting notes: bright, not much sweetness, light fruit aftertaste, hints of vanilla and peach
macchiato. but it was the drip that Diane ordered that stole the show. the baroida papua new guinea from counter culture
was amazing. delightfully fruity. this year’s real new york bagel was had at Absolute Bagels – an everything with nova lox and cream cheese. I had to go to “recalibrate” my bagel sensors as Israel would sayand the next day, back to the always-great third rail coffee – serving stumptown. this is a macchiato but my espresso was light and citrusy
February 19th, 2013
fresh pasta at giovanni rana in chelsea market
this bicycle is not like the others
NYU’s Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
this one had no trouble posing. chocolate labrador?construction. we took a little peek into an unattended construction entrance.
obligatory subway shot – Lorimer St/Metropolitan Ave
cafeteria waste in Bed-Stuy
stencil + marker + drips?snow in the flatiron district
pi door handle at the Museum of Mathematics steam
good bye, new york
February 6th, 2013
Last month, we visited Culture Espresso Bar at 72 W 38th St. Their website doesn’t match up to the vibe inside – it’s a pretty classy place.
I got the usual shot of espresso. I think they were pulling shots from an Intelligentsia Black Cat blend.
a macchiato to go along
We walked downtown via the High Line:
A couple sitting at the High Line
and walked back uptown through the financial district. This is the 1-million square foot Manhattan Municipal Building. Built from 1909-1914.
January 17th, 2012
Espresso from Cafe Grumpy in Chelsea. Mellow.
Dessert from the Spot Dessert Bar in the East Village. This was the Yuzu Eskimo – Blackberries, raspberry foam, chocolate pearls, oreo soil and chocolate ganache.
It was a neat combination of flavors. The most interesting was the Yuzu - a Japanese citrus fruit. It had a very interesting tart herbal flavor. The raspberry foam was very tart as well and predictably light. The oreo “soil” was delicious as I love oreo cookies and the chocolate was yummy as well.
I can’t remember what my friend Diane got. I think this was the White Miso Semifreddo with berries, olive oil, and raspberry sorbet with an almond tuile.
January 9th, 2012