new york state of mind

i had a wonderful visit with my daughter and her boyfriend in new york. i especially liked bryant park, where we shared a sandwich during her lunch break and saw this cool sign (i feel an odd affinity with nikola tesla as we share the same birthday---) 

...and where we watched some guys play bocce ball

i love the way new yorkers do everything outside, like play chess...

or provide an outdoor library for people to check out books...

i spied a copy of euripedes' medea -- not exactly light reading on your lunch break (haha)

we dined indoors at a couple places, including crumbs, which makes one hell of a good red velvet cupcake

and this iconic new york deli, where the sandwiches are served by an octogenarian waitress named annie who could barely carry our order -- 

---about eighteen pounds of corned beef.......but sooo good

it was a glorious weekend weather wise, so we spend most of our time outdoors -- like watching the sailboats in central park

taking a cruise around manhattan to see 

lady liberty

but mostly we spent our time outside



and more eating. lots of forks sharing eggs with prosciutto and sage....ahhh brunch

after brunch we visited the highline

 a raised garden built on a railroad trestle in chelsea. yet another cool thing new yorkers can do outside

i love the signs i see around the city ---
i started this post with a sign, so i will end with a couple that made me smile......

and this one, above an outdoor garden in greenwich village, which says......
stop talking!
 listen to the birds.........


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