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Slightly Wounding Banana list cont: MacMadame.
The show was very well done and it's free, so go see it! They are doing the Three Musketeers next and I plan to see that as well.
How could I forget to mention the Water Taxi! I'm glad you found that- it's a lovely scenic ride. If you like running, there's a great path down 12th Ave (which is basically the Hudson) with nice breezes and views, especially of the Intrepid, and if you catch it on the right day, Carnival's cruise ships up in the 50s.
Marge, I was there Thursday for the preview too! I can't believe I missed you! I was wearing a Vancouver Canucks cap. I sat near the "aisle" on the left side.
Saturday, I ate at another burger place called Black Burger in the Tribeca area. Pretty good. The curly fries were fantastic.
The Philharmonic was nice and the Lincoln Center was beautiful but it didn't thrill me. I don't think I'm ultimately a symphony kinda guy. I needed skaters to perform to the music. I also hated that I went to the event in pants. Ugh, way too hot for pants!
I went to Magnolia to get a cupcake. I got a flourless chocolate cupcake. The icing was more "whipped" than the standard buttercream. It was good. No lineups!
Then went to another dessert place at Max Brenner--Chocolates By the Bald Man. Two words--TOO. MUCH. You must go in a group and share a dessert. TOO MUCH. I ordered a s'mores sundae. It was good, but TOO MUCH.
I had a great time in NYC. Next time I will go when a skating event takes place there--surely, the weather will be a lot milder.
ETA: I did get a NYC pizza from Famiglia, but it was at the airport. And it wasn't a pizza--it was a breakfast calzone. But I did get yelled at by the staff for taking a photo and not being a Yankees fan. Does that count? It was delicious, BTW.
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I know what you mean about Max Brenner. Even though it is one of my fantasies to go there with a group and order ALL the desserts. The last time I was there, about a month ago, I actually ate lunch first, and asked the waitress which dessert was the smallest one, as I had already scarfed down a pizza. She said the molten heart thingie was "tiny and just enough for one person"
Well, it was fabulous, I'll grant her that, but small it was not. It was a molten chocolate cake with white chocolate inside, and came with a side of dulce de leche, a scoop of ice cream, and a shot of hot chocolate. Of course I ate every bite, though.
When is our ice cream taste-test meetup??????
Got home and tried the Empire Mayo. Fantastic! Here's the website:
I only got the Classic flavour, it seems they have a few different flavours. The black garlic and white truffle sound divine.
ooooh- ice cream taste-test meetup- I'm in!
As for the Brooklyn Bridge- I find it's almost always seriously crowded with tourists- way too many people, not enough space. The Manhattan Bridge is much better for crossing: they segregate bikes on one side, pedestrians on the other. To some extent, people actually abide by this, and it helps a lot. (Now if you'll excuse me- I'm going to ride my bike across the Brooklyn Bridge. Free BB King concert tonight!)
oooh- that sounds cool. I'm doing a bike ride in the neighborhood.....
Marge, it is doubtful that I'll ever get back to NYC so I'm really enjoying this thread. I'm living vicariously through all of you.
Just home from a long weekend in NYC. My first trip, will not be my last... What a fabulous city. It was HOT but we managed to do and see so much. I'm already planning the things I will do next time I visit the city. So much to explore. So much fun!
I saw "The Tempest" in Battery Park on Sunday evening and recommend it to all. It's by NY Classical Theatre and is free. They do "moveable theatre", ie every few scenes the play moves to a different location, and the audience moves with them. So bring a towel to sit on. I've seen many of their performances in Central Park, but this was the first time I went to see them in Battery Park. "The Tempest" is not one of my favorites as I think it's just plain weird, but the location, right on the water, was really effective here. And the acting was excellent.
Two thumbs up!
On Sunday I went over to Brooklyn to see the Crest Hardware Art Show. http://www.greenpointnews.com/entert...s-of-its-trade
You bring your hardware shopping list and while you are picking up that new shower curtain liner you need or that can of spackling compound, you wander the aisles looking at the art which is displayed everywhere throughout the store. Loved the portrait of one of the bosses totally made out of sandpaper and Joseph's Coat of Many Colors which was all duct tape. Then there was the dog made entirely of bicycle parts with bicycle pedals for paws, and so on, and so on.
Show runs through the end of the month at least, so you still have time to check it out.
Had brunch first at Cafe Dumont - highly recommended. Very easy to get to: Lorimer Street on the L or Metropolitan Avenue on the G.
I'm going to check that out, emason! Definitely off beat and up my alley.
Yay! Just got confirmation that I will be seeing Joan Rivers live at the Lori Beachman Theater on Monday! That should be a hoot and a half, that's for sure!
Also booked my tickets to see Alice Ripley (Next to Normal, Side Show) at 54 Below on August 3rd (which is my last night living in NYC before I move back to Rochester! What a way to go!)
Bucket List = shorter!
You can't move until we have our ice cream meet-up.