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BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS • 2015……..a scene that must be seen

BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS • 2015   TROUTMAN STREET a scene to be seen……in!  It was fun.  Art, food, people.  600 events……almost overwhelming.

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Thanks to Christopher Smith for this photo.

nyc SUBWAYS are filled with ART

A lot of the subways are grimy……..a bit scary……..poor lighting……..trash abounds………but there on the walls…..ART.  Beautiful mosaics, movie posters, sculptures, art done by school children.  It is a visual delight.

LUNCH at the Edison Hotel Cafe

The EDISON HOTEL in Times Square……..midtown Manhattan……..a campy place to stay in NY.

The hotel was built in 1931 and has the classic look and feel of an Old New York City Hotel…….very Art Deco in design.

The lobby echoes  the same grand style of  Radio City Music Hall.  Deco all the way.

The murals are a camp !  Empire State Building looms in the background.

Specially woven carpet copies the original from 1930.

CORNUCOPIA………the mural designed by Roman Gregory Chatov .  He also made a large hand-painted silk shawl for the dancer Isadora Duncan……….the very one that strangled her to death when it got caught in the hub cap of the car she was riding in.

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Sitting at the counter is fun…..try the KASHA VARNISHKES…..just one will do it.  It’s a Jewish thing…..kasha, noodles and onions fried in chicken fat.

Choose any booth………..all bring an experience.

“Buenos dias…..may I take your order” ?

 Diner coffee……..but a cut above the usual.  MILK not cream!

Lemon coke…..instead of an “egg creme”.

Burger burned to a crisp…….akin to shoe leather.  But, who cares?  

  The egg salad was a better choice……..crispy bacon …….lettuce and tomato.  Yummy.

Frozen………..deep fried……..just like they should be in a NY diner.

My luncheon guest knew what to do with them.

Matilda….the campy waitress fits right in.

Bud in the bottle…….not on tap.  I will return !Radio City Music Hall,

LUNCH at MACHIAVELLI

TRATTORIA MACHIAVELLI………in my neighborhood on the Upper West Side
of Manhattan…….has become my new favorite place for lunch.

The Renaissance lounge feel………the wall size murals……my kind of decor.

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Florentine Camarata, circa 1600…..musicians, artists…….opera and tonality is born.

The food is traditional Northern Italian cuisine……simple and delizioso.

Performers and performances every day……….Lunch and Dinner.

The violinist was charming……….with Mr. Osuga accompanying her on the piano, while she was “warming up” for her performance.

The proprietress of the restaurant conferring with her music director, Thomas Osuga [international Solo and chamber musician].

The outdoor cafe is open for the summer.