We walked through Morningside Park to the last address of Erik Weisz, son of a rabbi, immigrant, vaudevillian, escapologist, anti-Spiritualist, Harry Houdini–a brownstone at 278 W. 113th. We then headed down to the Houdini show at the Jewish Museum, a Christmas tradition begun with a fantastic show on Sarah Bernhardt. A picture of the two [...]
Dinner at our second date and long time haunt Frank. Molto squisito!
We thought we’d walk through the blizzard in Central Park. Got as far as the reservoir steps before retreating, whipped by wind, pelted by ice, every last inch of us wet and then freezing. This footage does not do justice to much of the magic of that night–thundersnow: lightning in a snowstorm! actual frozen hair!–but [...]
A lovely New York day spent in Central Park, the Met (Steichen, his 1904 Flatiron picture below), and Cafe Sabarsky (goulash and spaetzle!), all swirled with icy flurries.
Tradition of dumplings in Chinatown, followed by a walk through Little Italy, a bit of toy shopping (check the miracle-grow xmas tree below), ending on the Upper West Side for dinner with friends.
The girls had just returned from George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet.