Thursday, October 10, 2013
I can't recall their names ... One cocktail too many perhaps, the guy on the left is a pianist; he plays in the style of Bebo Valdés (whose grandson we had seen that night), the guy in the middle plays the tumbadora, what Americans call the "conga" drum.
Oysters at an Irish bar, 53rd and 1st.
Ethiopian Food on MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village
"Fine Halal Mexican Cuisine." I've noticed that, since the last time I was in New York, last Spring, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of Halal food carts. I used to have to scour for falafel, now it's on every corner. It seems also to have spread to the sit-down restaurants. So I imagine that El Mariachi does not serve alcohol, for that would be "haraam."
42nd & 7th?
World Trade Center
Manhattan from Roosevelt Island
Above the East River on the Cable Car. Manhattan on the left, Queens on the Right
Cigar Store Indian
Central Park Reservoir
East 103rd Street
"La Reina Celia" (Cruz) en el Barrio