We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
They are cooking that corn the right way. The city is always a blast to walk around in, everywhere.
More pics below the fold -
42nd Street - heading to the Pearl Theater (an Off-Broadway theater, but in the theater district)
Times Square, duh
There's an Uber car
Way west, there's The Pearl. We saw their perfect Uncle Vanya.
It's just west of this cool off-b'way theater, Playwrights Horizon:
After the play, we grabbed an early supper at the West Bank Cafe. I recommend. My chef friends say that you can always test the quality of a kitchen by their roast chicken. Perfect, juicy and crunchy skin on bed of sauce and mashed taters. That's all it takes to please me. Mrs. BD can have my vegetables if she wants - I believe they cause cancer anyway.
Hiking back east, seeing always interesting stuff if you meander. The Belasco:
The Harvard Club - pleasant inside with Teddy Roosevelt's moose
The Algonquin - classic for a cocktail and literary chat
The national HQ of the GCA - The Garden Clubs of America. Far more life-enhancing than the UN. A little renovation to that old rockpile.
Main store, Brooks Brothers. Several stories of basics, and professional salespeople. Been going there annually since a kid. Still can wear my first Brooks tux (well, original waist 35, now let out to a pudgy 36 but they are happy to do that for you).
Yes, I do love visiting the City, and if I were rich a rich man, I'd have a place to stay there with fireplace and a couple of servants. But in which neighborhood? It would be so difficult to decide.