Will at Lawrence, KS' The Merc, not afraid to let his freak fowl flag fly. Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!
I'm back from NYC, after 2 weeks of pounding the sweltering city streets in search of....what? Experience? Revelation? Good oysters & cocktails? All of the above. While I'm feeling more relaxed in the less-dense and peopled Chicago, it was a great trip.
This time around, NYC was beating past tourists and citizens up and down Broadway in the 99 degree heat; eating the best chicken ever at Red Rooster; standing by James Brown's name plaque in front of the Apollo; running across Jane Curtin shooting a TV show the day after seeing her in a movie; enjoying amazing subway buskers, including a trombonist with an electronic repeat playback system; coming in out of the pouring rain to the best oysters ever at Aquagrill in SoHo; scoring the most outrageous deals at Century 21; sitting next to Andre Gregory and shaking Wallace Shawn's hand at the Public Theater's remount of "The Designated Mourner," admiring the endless style of New York street dress; eating sushi on the Highline; trolling the neo-yuppie shoppes in Wlliamsburg; daring to peek at the sales racks at Barney's.....and so much more.
I've compiled some of my remaining photos below.
I'm in NYC for a couple of weeks, and while I live in a city, I always find the street moments here, dense thicket, hive of ancient rot and inconceivably future scheming New York, settle deeper. I'll be posting what comes up over the next couple weeks. I'm in a New York state of etc.....