Category Archives: Architecture

Lunch at JAMS

JAMS is in the lobby of the #1 Hotel.  Great location.  A few steps off 5th avenue and just one short block to Central park…………also, my dentist has a suite in the penthouse…..just in case you need a root canal.

The rooms tend to be a bit small……….but you get a view into Central Park from the upper rooms.

Barn wood ceiling………..tiny ledge for a writing desk………..and $500 a night……..bump that up to $600 with service and tax.

BUT…………you get that partial view……..

 

That’s Dr. B Ziten and Dr. D. Silver there at the window.

 

The interior of the restaurant…..very smart….very contemporary and very uncomfortable chairs and stools.

This was the RESTAURANT WEEK SPECIAL.……..tomato soup………one half chicken………arancini………..chocolate pudd and a completely tasteless coconut cake.

All this for $100 and wine and tax and tip is extra.

The kitchen is “OPEN VIEW” and the staff works their b _ _ _ off to get the food out quickly…..the restaurant fills up fast…….then the noise level is deafening.  I would suggest you book a table for 2pm.  Will I go back?  YES…..and I will order the hamburger with fries.

The SUPER BOWl and Tom Brady

 

KICK OFF…………


 TOM BRADY lived here…………but now someone else does.

Let’s FACE it……….

Thousands of sculptures of faces adorn the buildings in New York.  I find all of them delightful.

 

I got so I was really just sick of sculpture……….a quote from ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG.

WAH?  Where was HIS HEAD when he said this???

If You Want a “DU” Donut………..

If you’re in the mood for “over the top” donuts…….Uber over to Front Street in Williamsburg……..[yes, Brooklyn is a schlepp]………….but worth the trip. Oh gourmet gosh…..YES YES YES.  Eat three for $10 …..but the coffee is extra.

Wylie Dufresne and his pastry chef Colin Kull are concocting donuts like you have never tasted before.

Passion Fruit……..Strawberries and Cream…….Smoked Chocolate Glaze……….Campfire Tastes……Peanut Butter Yuzu………Creamsicle too.

The donut shop is located next to the WILLIAM VALE HOTEL……a “LUXE 5 STAR…..with views of Manhattan.


A 3-day “vacation”……$1500……with a breakfast chit worth $25.

MAJESTIC APARTMENTS on FIRE

I wasn’t at home when the flames were leaping out the window………but as I TURNED THE CORNER………. 14 fire engines and 4 ambulances were in front of my apartment building.

It was a duplex on the second and third floor……….completely burned out………and water damages from the fire hoses ruined several floors and the lobby.

No word yet on how the fire started………..but the fire department responds from many firehouses when there is a reported fire in a highrise building. The fire was directly across the street from the Dakota Apartments……where John Lennon was shot.

ALEXANDER HAMILTON……..buried at Trinity Church

Alex is lying in repose in the burial ground next to Trinity Church….he has rested there since 1804.  His wife Eliza is close by ………since 1854.

Gallery

A STROLL in Jersey City

This gallery contains 10 photos.