Monthly Archives: October 2010

Building the Empire State Building

Swinging around

Who needs a safety chord?

Lunch time

Almost there.

Leave a comment

Filed under NYC

‘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.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Chrysler Building

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.

Chrysler Building at night

Four winged gargoyle

Gargoyle maintenance

Stainless Steel Spire

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

La Lucha

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!

Lucha Libre

Leave a comment

Filed under NYC

McSorleys Old Ale House

 

McSorley's entrance

 

 

Be good or be gone!

 

 

Round of beers

 

 

The legendary wishbones

 

 

Time to pee

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Gramercy Park

36 Gramercy Park East

Edwin Booth and the Chrysler Building

The Players Club

Gramercy Park Hotel

Pete's Tavern

Leave a comment

Filed under NYC

What’s Changed This Decade (1999-2009)

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized