Author Topic: The first day of 2009, and it's the last 6 days before 'Little Christmas'--  (Read 9727 times)

Offline Aloysius J. Gleek

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--and it's nice that we have a little light and color (and wreaths on the doors!) this week, before the dark sets in till Spring--


 
New York
Beekman Place and environs

January 01, 2009
New Year's Day
3:00 - 4:30 PM

19 degrees F
(very quiet)


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"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
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and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
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Such lovely pictures! Thank you for the walking tour of our neighborhood.
When you see the smiley face in the sky, the pandemic will be over!

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God you make New York look good, John.



Offline Aloysius J. Gleek

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Lee'n'Elle--did you know your two names are (verbal) palindromes??--you are so kind.

Thanks you!

 :)

Merry 'Little Christmas' to you both!
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"Camping Out"

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Very pretty!  That "Deux Amis" restaurant looks so cute and cozy.  8)
Ich bin ein Brokie...

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Thanks for the pictures, I love the atmosphere in them.

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I've never heard of "Little Christmas"- do you mind to enlighten me?

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This tree looks so beggarly, but yet someone took the effort to decorate it. Cute.

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Thanks very much, Monika--and Meryl, Deux Amis has great chicken and mashed potatoes!  ::)

Chrissie, the little tree (on the corner where I live) looks like Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree, after decoration!



Interestingly, this little tree is the successor to a monstrous (and monstrously beautiful) fir tree that had to be taken down because it was attempting to destroy the foundations of the house. The owner, a very fit elderly gentleman who takes lovely care of his property, must have been very sad to remove the bigger tree; this new one is given much love and attention, I think!

I love the phrase 'Little Christmas;' my family often said it rather than saying the Sixth of January, or even during the whole of the period between Christmas and the Epiphany. Look here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Christmas
Little Christmas
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Anyway, I was sad that some people take down the lights and decorations quickly after the First, and I thought one needed to keep a little bit of light going this week (hence this thread)--

--and 'Supper' Restaurant (see below) certainly knows how to 'Keep the Home Fires Burning!" It is open seven days a week (other than Christmas Day) and there are no reservations, except on Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Eve. That's why I go early (before 6:00pm) or late (after 10:00pm).

(For the record, I had: white beans in oil and red pepper; a fish risotto--mussels and calamari--that takes 30 minutes to prepare; green beans with garlic; an amazing chocolate sherbet that tasted like a rich, creamy gelato; latte. With needed pauses between courses--good thing I wanted to take my photos!


 
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'Alphabet City'
the Lower Eastside
(Loisada--ville!)

'Supper' Restaurant
2nd Street and Avenue 'A'

January 02, 2009
6:00 - 8:00 PM

25 degrees F

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30--Home: the neighborhood Christmas tree is still there!
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
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Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
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"Camping Out"

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yay, more pics!

Thatīs looks like an excellent restaurant. I hope the food tasted as good as it looked!
I love the chandelears, especially hanging from that rustic looking roof. I find the contrast really cool.

Alphabet city? I think that was the area what I warned not to visit when I was there in 2003. But I guess the area has changed for the better then?


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yay, more pics!

Thatīs looks like an excellent restaurant. I hope the food tasted as good as it looked!
I love the chandelears, especially hanging from that rustic looking roof. I find the contrast really cool.

Alphabet city? I think that was the area what I warned not to visit when I was there in 2003. But I guess the area has changed for the better then?


Ha!

I've been going to 'Alphabet Land' since '79, when a then-friend lived there--now that was scary!

The Tompkins Square Park Riot was in 1988: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tompkins_Square_Park_Police_Riot_(1988)

But there was also--Wigstock! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigstock

By the early Ninties, it was cool and pretty safe. (During the Summer of 1994, I spent as much time there as I could--loved the restaurants and shops and the whole ambiance around Tompkins Square Park.)

By 2003, I think your friend was very--cautiously conservative or conservatively cautious, I think!  ::)
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Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"