Monthly Archives: October 2010
‘You’re young,’ he said, smiling at me; ‘don’t listen to the old. If the world did heed them, it would rush headlong to its destruction. If a widow crosses your path, get hold of her! Get married, have children, don’t hesitate! Troubles were made for young men!’ – Uncle Anagnosti speaking to the narrator in Nikos Kazantzakis’ Zorba the Greek.
When architect Walter Van Alen was given the chance to build a skyscraper for automobile tycoon Walter Chrysler, he created the masterpiece that is now known as the Chrysler Building. The 77-story stainless-steel spire with four winged gargoyles is located right next to Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan.
Just ate at La Lucha in the East Village (147 Ave. A, New York, NY in between 9th and 10th). The restaurant’s lucha-libre theme was fun to pop into for a sit-down dinner, but the authentic Mexican food is what makes me want to come back. The salsas were spicy, the tacos were delicious (lots of flavor), and the meal was cheap. Another bonus is the waiter was actually the owner’s son, and he gave us a quick run down of the history behind the joint (it’s short because it’s only a year old). Friendly service, tasty food, and prime location have me sold on this being my new taco joint!