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DONUT or DOUGHNUT

100 years ago….donuts were caller “olykoek”…………that’s Dutch for “oily cake”

But now……..there’s a new kind of DOUGHNUT in  town……….

The “New York Doughnut Plant” has arrived in the Chelsea Hotel on West 23rd street.

Open for breakfast with a guilt assuaging  doughnut……..OATMEAL.

Mark Israel has been on the Lower East Side for years………..and now he’s renovated and designed his new space…….. turning it into a into a doughnut wonderland.

Tables and chairs………

Designed with a doughnut in mind.

The window bench is……………..

DOUGHNUTS……………..to sit on while you eat YOUR doughnut.

My breakfast pals and I……….ordered 12…………….for a taste test…………..and left with a hugh calorie intake…………and a few added pounds for sure.

Larger than life-size cushions cover the walls……….mimicking the actual doughnuts that are available to eat…………tho am not sure about the one that looks like a NYC baseball cap.

Wall………………the ugly black thing is a speaker.

DS and TV woofing down another………..

The sweet kid at the neighboring table………Leo……….loving his glazed Vanilla.

I went back to the selection board to choose some more………hmmmmm,,,,,,,Pistachio?  Blackout Chocolate?  Coconut Creme?

The cutie…..Dustin…….called out………”Tom, your order is ready”.

Chunks of peanuts………glaze…..blackberry jelly filling……….a SQUARE doughnut ! I ordered another !

Downtown club?  No…..it’s the bathroom………..!

Israel’s grandfather?………keeping his eye upon the donut and not upon the hole?

Ah Marilyn!  Eating her doughnut and showing off her “cupcakes”.

My name is Marilyn…………….where’s MY doughnut?

A WALK IN CHELSEA

View down West 23rd street.

New Condos on Seventh Ave and 19th Street

Penthouse Apt. is available…………..$18 mil.

Stopped by the East River Gallery to see the Richard Pousette-Dart exhibit.

One of his Impressionist works.

Dropped in at London Terrace Apartments to see an old friend……….who was not at home.

Walked by a food wagon…..walked right on by.

Crochet shopping cart………..chic!

The Red Cat was not open for lunch……..so we took an apple.

25th street Housing Project………or the North Pole?

Never saw this beautiful house before…….on 24th Street.

Little sparrow in a garden on the corner.

In the same community garden.

Marlon Brando…….photo………for sale in a Gallery on 10th Ave.

Met this chap at the bus stop.

RATS !  Picketer at the Chelsea Hotel.  Why?

Sculpture for sale at a Gallery on the corner of 23rd Street.

Spa seats on 7th.  Looks more like an electric chair.

Garage on 10th.  $20 an hour.

Rubber doggie toys.  Bought the piggie.

At the Angel Thrift on West 17th picked up some hair ties for my niece Genny.

Two ladies in RED.

Subway home.  End of Chelsea Walk.