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.
We will meet at 10 am at the fountain in Lincoln Center, rain or shine. There is a Dunkin Donuts (and a Starbucks) nearby if needed.
We'll have some dumb balloon for recognition. Join us. We're friendly dogs and do not bite. Not a large group, I think, so good for conversation. Weather should be rain-free and cool.
Our leader Bulldog will lead us from there, wandering around the West Side, maybe all the way to the Brooklyn Bridge depending on time.
Lots of things to see along the route he has planned (see below the fold) -
Lincoln Center Al Hirschfeld's chair (LOL) Syms Operating Theater Columbus Circle Broadway Times Sq Oldest phone # in the US Garment district Webster Apartments Cow Tunnels (not really there, but at Javits Center) Nero Wolfe's townhouse High Line Clement Clarke Moore's Townhouse Episcopal Theological Center where he studied Chelsea hotel Chelsea and Gansevoort Markets Whitney Museum Magnolia Bakery (original one, I'm told) White Horse Tavern The Gardens at St Lukes smallest piece of property in Manhattan Smallest cemetery in Manhattan Stonewall Inn The Weatherman Explosion townhouse Hangman's Elm (Washington Sq Pk) Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Winston Churchill Park
Looking forward to it. We live not far away in Vermont but seldom get to NYC. Most of the items on the list are new to us and we are looking forward to learning about them. Have been to the Lincoln Center once before, in April 2002 to see Alan Alda in a wonderful play titled "QED" about Richard Feynman.
Greatly looking forward to it. Glad to see you will be coming through my beautiful neighborhood of the West Village. You guys are probably already experts on the sights, but perhaps I may be able to point out a few details you don't already know. For example, the site of the (original) Magnolia Bakery at West 11th and Bleecker Sts. was previously -- a pet store that specialized in selling parrots!