Tag Archives: Crosby Street Hotel

A SATURDAY STROLL IN SOHO

Shopping in SOHO…….a’ jump’ start on shopping for Christmas presents.  Dropped in at the  Crosby Street Hotel for tea………popped into Housing Works [a gay thrift shop] for jewelry…….and the ASTOR WINE STORE for some bubbly.

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 Who needs BLACK FRIDAY when you have SOHO SATURDAY

The cardboard box on the corner is actually a house for a homeless man.

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The CROSBY STREET HOTEL is one of my favorite restaurants is SOHO.  Afternoon tea is a delight.

Sometimes Life is just a BLUR………..

Life goes by so swiftly…………..some of it just a blur.

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Choosing my mask for a fancy dress ball.

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FLEET WEEK and WALL STREET

It was time for “day tripping”…….down to SOHO and Wall Street.

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Graffiti truck…………corner of Crosby street and Houston.

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FIRST STOP……….Balthazar’s Restaurant in SOHO!.  Loud and very noisy. We did not stay!

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Off to the Crosby Street Hotel…. a quiet and civilized spot for lunch.

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Superb burger and a chicken BLT………..with avacado.

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RING RING! Don’t bother to pick it up!…………no one will answer.

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Tea after lunch in the “living room”of the hotel.

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At the bottom of Manhattan…….a clipper ship came sailing in.

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It is FLEET WEEK in NY City……….three of our “finest”………..and cute to boot!

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Cute?  The boots, Yeah. But the skirt is a tad too much???

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National Museum of the American Indian at ONE BOWLING GREEN in lower Manhattan………..and admission is FREE!

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Allegorical statue of the continent of America, carved by Daniel Chester French just outside of the grand entrance to the Alexander Hamilton U.S.Custon House.

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The Rotunda is surrounded by paintings of Reginald Marsh.

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Our friends from Detroit were amazed at the ceiling of the ornate “Collectors Room………….

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The magnificent the oval ceiling was built using the principles of the Spanish engineer Rafael Gustavino. The 140 ton skylight was constructed with our any visible signs of support.

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The Indian Museum is now located in the Alexander Hamilton United States Custom House.

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The first secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

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Murals painted by school children to cover up a construction site.

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What is it???  The roof over the new subway station………the one that was destroyed by the 9/11 terrorist attack.  The memorial and the museum is now open to the public.

 

SATURDAY SHOPPING in SOHO

Off the SOHO……………spend $$$……help the economy recover.

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First stop:  Housing works Bookstore on Crosby street.  Comics and coffee .

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And an almond croissant big enough for a family of five.

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Photo of Nureyev………in an old book from the 60″s.

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VASE FACE by Fornasetti………..in a shop window on Crosby Street

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HOLD FIVE TO THIRTY SECONDS…………….

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Alphabet Sculpture in the lobby of the Crosby Street Hotel.

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On the street…..$5 a pair………I bought  the Red, Magenta and the Green Hearts.

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BALTHAZAR for lunch.  The joint was packed.  One hour before my Scallop arrived!

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Pepper incrusted……….Parsnip Puree………..and Red wine Braised Shallots.

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Billboard covering up a scaffold.

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BROOKLYN POPCORN………popped while you watch.

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MICHAL NEGRIN has opened a boutique on Prince Street……it is sheer fantasy.

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Shouldn’t of smelled that boot!

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JOHN VARVATOS on Spring Street………..where you can drop a bundle….and go home with a bundle……in a chic shopping bag.

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A tour guide…………….doing the “Chocolate Tour”.  Oh that hair!

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GENTLEG………..wah ? ? ?

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With my little PANASONIC………

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DIESEL………….but it’s his tattoo that is so wild!

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Oh COCO…………and her clutch is only $2200

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DOTAN NEGRIN is playing his piano across the USA …..so far in the streets of 65 cities.

CLICK ON my video to hear him tickle the ivories.

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SMOKING……….at least he is sitting by a sprinkler.

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MAX……….on the sidewalk by Cipriani’s Restaurant on West Broadway

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LULU wants her lunch too!

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BERYARTS…………OFF THE WALL !!!

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MUFFI……………

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meets DUKE!

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Billboard ad for DEISEL.

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No……I did not get his name…………or cell #.

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No….I did not want his cell #.

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Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.

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Strangers in the subway…………and one of my favorite murals of the underground.

20 New Yorker’s who can FACE IT !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. PINKY……….just atands there in at middle of Broadway at 39th street.

 

Met her at the Cherry Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

 

Model on the HIGH LINE………..doing a TV commercial

 

Street clown………..the kiddies love her.

 

Mime in the subway station………he was NOT amusing.

She sells clothes at the Columbus Flea Market………..her shop is called “OFF BROADWAY”.

 

He’s a regular shopper at the Flea……….and lots of fun.

She was on a bus………did her limo break down?

On a poster…..on a bus!

 

Her usual “get-up”………but all her clothes are wild.

 

OK…..she’s not a New Yorker………….a charmer visiting from London.

 

And this sweetie is visiting from Seattle.

 

 

 

It’s the HAT that makes the outfit.

 

Just standing  there on Columbus Ave.

 

Part of a photo show at the Chelsea Market.

 

Writing in his diary…………..resting on his bench on the High Line in Chelsea.

 

This charmer is the manager at the Crosby Street Hotel……….there to fulfill your every desire.

 

My favorite dealer at the local Flea Market.

He called this a 5 day growth……….dying to see 15!

He just sits there on his bench in Central Park………waiting for someone to throw some silver into his shoebox.