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Monday, March 21, 2011

Sin City on Saturday


Like I was saying yesterday, spent Saturday in NY city. LAST stop was the Sin Bin for beers with various sisters.....
below, you can see this noteworthy sign from the john on the bus. If you are wearing a hat, sit down on the toilet!!!!! Also, don't throw any thumbtacks down the bus toilet!
You can see me and my best buddy Julie down at Murphy-Gonzalez for lunch, maybe the only Irish-Mexican pub on earth? they are big ketchup enthusiasts there, as you can see....and coffee! I love coffee so much, and the nice lady gave me at least 3 cups....if you know NY city a little bit, you can find the nicest people and the best deals---Murphy-Gonzalez by NYU = A plus.


Like I was saying, hanging around some of my old downtown haunts, got a clever photo of self looking through the Washington Sq arch up 5th ave and the Empire State Building there...
....Greenwich Village used to have many more sex shops...there are still a few....
The big goal of the day was to visit Greenwich House Pottery and see the Sam Chung pottery exhibit, examples here, which are somewhat mind blowing....
THEN me and Julie took the Roosevelt Island tram to meet Seth! Seth works out there, and I took that as an excuse to go out there and meet up with him.....the tram recently reopened and is the most fun thing you can do for 2 bucks ANYWHERE.
My sister-in-law lives in a brick building below left on this pic....
below, Seth and Julie at the Roosevelt Island welcome center: tres cute....


so, below, we are wandering around this island in the middle of the East River looking back at Manhattan---there is a ship coming downriver there, and next to it, on shore, is a yellow brick building where my father and grandfather both grew up on East 79th St, living as they did with my great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.....
There is the tram, a wee box waving around in the wind....

Seth and Julie's cat Milo loves me.
3 bears sculpture in Central park....

The Plaza Hotel framed by an ugly and large sculpture....
A pissed off and surly mime. Giving me the evil eye. probably charges $ for a photo and I snuck a pic....

12 comments:

Michèle Hastings said...

thanks for the fab NYC tour! jeff just got word this weekend from Greenwich House Pottery that one of his cups has been accepted into their juried Yunomi show this summer. we would love to go to the opening

Becky said...

I want to go to NY again (except not in the winter, like I did before). Looks like fun, G! :)

kate et jim said...

Jim and I have to go this Spring - it's been years since we've been down there and I wouldn't even know where to go.

Love the pics, Gary!

Lori Buff said...

Great tour of NYC. My dad used to take that tram to visit one of his favorite customers. The tram ride just made it more fun.

Jay said...

The Sin Bin sounds like a fun place to hang out. I think I'll make my own Sin Bin.

Susan in the Boonies said...

Oh, Lawsy, send him off to the city and he's likely to come back with all sorts of crazy ideas.

Reminds me of the song from the play/movie "Oklahoma": Everything's up to date in Kansas City. They've gone about as fur as they can go."

Your blog is so fun: you always amuse!

Reverend Awesome said...

NY! I will see you someday soon! I wanna ride the tram! I want to do all that stuff. I want a cup of ketchup! Plus, I wanna go with Gary. He seems to know all teh fun spots.

HAHA! That's what I did with street "talent" in New Orleans. Take pictures from a far. Or hang out at night in Jackson Square and chat people up.

Susan as Herself said...

I am in love with this whole series of photos. And I am alos in love with Milo!

George and Maureen Johnson said...

Wow, what a wonderful blog, cousin. Absolutely a delight to behold.
Love the toilette warnings, and hey who would of ever though they had Zombie Mimes..only in NYC.
What fun! and a wonderful time for sure! :)

Hilary said...

What a fun collection of photos. I'd love to get back to NY sometime.

k.a. barnes said...

You do know all the cool places, Gary! Brett & I need to get to NYC this summer. Been a long, long time for me.

kcinnova said...

I snuck photos, too, while I was there. No way was the fake statue of liberty getting a buck from me!
You are braver than I... tram ride looks fun, and a great use of $2, but I'm officially scared of heights in something that sways in the wind.

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