|New York Theatre Workshop--where Rent premiered in 1996|
|Phaser and fuzz box at Rivington Guitars|
|The late Ellen Stewart's legendary theater lives!|
|What exactly do they import? Closed. I couldn't find out.|
|A jewelry store I'd never noticed. I like the image reflected in the window. Snow!|
|I fell in love with this Freddy Mercury portrait at the Fab Cafe|
|I love how parallel Lara's and my day was today. She, too, visited a chocolate shop.|
|Lured in by the sandwich board, I ended up ordering tea.|
|KGB is one of my favorite venues for readings. The Kraine Theater is here, too.|
|Good browsing--antique prints and maps|
|More portraits at Fab Cafe: Andy Kaufman and Carson McCullers|
Today--the morning of the first snow of the season--I ventured over after dropping a kid at a friend's, and set myself to picture snapping. (Many shops were closed, and many on the block are not even represented here, including the 4th Street Food Co-op where the Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players used to volunteer, or do they still? I hope so.)
Then I hung out in the Fab Cafe for a spell, studied the graphite-on-paper portraits (part of Christina Mazzaluppo "Portraits of Excellent People" series, which also included Trotsky and Frederick Douglass) and read a novel written by another excellent person, James Baldwin.
I really do need to get out more. January has been finding me taking my city for granted, so as penance, I'm going to give you another block profile next Saturday.