It was an interesting day

I arrived at 

Union Square 

just as the 

Green Market

was setting up

It is a very peaceful, quit time,

no crowds just busy farmers

setting up their stalls

I was on my way 

to 

Union Square Cafe

http://www.unionsquarecafe.com/

for their 8:00 AM

Morning Market Meeting

the agenda consistents 

of 

coffee, juice

and 

fresh pastries 

Q and A with Danny Meyer

President and CEO

of

Union Square Hospitality Group

presentations

by 

Green Market farmers

and

Executive Chef and Partner

Carmen Quagliata

and

Managing Partner

Sam Lipp 

followed 

by 

"breakfast" 

roasted pork belly, 

bacon dripping infused buttermilk biscuit

radish and kale salad

strawberry rhubarb compote

and to drink

bacon infused bourbon 

with a 

splash of grapefruit

f

The other day

my Pal and I

went into 

NYC

to see

a performance

by

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

http://www.hubbardstreetdance.com/

at

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

in

Chelsea

But our first stop

was

Pounds and Ounces

http://www.poundsandouncesnyc.com/

across 

the street from

The Joyce

They are relatively new

and have

taken over the space

occupied

by

The Viceroy

They made the space their own

but 

fortunately kept the original bar

The space is fresh,

with 

c

After our lunch

with friends

at

The National Arts Club

http://www.nationalartsclub.org/

on

Gramercy Park South

we walked across the street to

Gramercy Park

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramercy_Park

it is located in what is now

The Gramercy Park Historic District

"The District

is a residential neighborhood surrounding 

Gramercy Park,

the second and only remaining private park

in Manhattan.

The other day my Pal

and I met a few friends for lunch

at

The National Arts Club

on 

Gramercy Park South

http://www.nationalartsclub.org/

We had discovered, our new friend Jan,

who was on our Cuba trip,

was friends with 

a couple from my lunch bunch

small world

the five of us met for lunch

Lunch was fun and just lovely

http://amusebouche1.blogspot.com/2015/05/lunch-at-national-art-club-with-friends.html

but 

there was also an exhibit

by Cuban artist

Carlos Quintana

at the arts

It was a great day

lovely weather, lunch with old and new friends

and 

a unique setting

We met a new friend 

from our Cuba trip,

who just happened to be friends

with a member of my lunch bunch,

a group who have been having lunch together

for 15 or more years

The setting 

The National Arts Club

on 

Gramercy Park South

it is a members

only private club

http://www.nationalartsclub.org/

Robert Henri, Ashcan School artist, 

lived up the street

Remington, famous for his landscapes

Ok......

can you get the ball

with 

a cone on

right

my cone 

was

a fashion statement

on

Saturday Night Live

but 

SNL was funny

this is not

very soon

I win

ha...ha....

Tuesday night 

was

date night 

for 

myself and my Pal

dinner and a movie

We/I chose Rauna

a new 

Peruvian restaurant

across the street 

from the 

Count Basie Theatre

The move of the night

was

American Sniper

disturbing

The wine I chose was from

Chile

made with the

Carmenere grape

it went out of favor in the

late 19th century

dry 

but with big fruit

our 

"amuse bouche"

a kind of a potato chip

with 

a dipping sauce

Our first share

La Huancaina

"room temperature slice

The other day I was passing 

through the 

14th Street Subway Station NYC

on the edge of 

The Meatpacking District, 

and 

a series of advertisements for 

the new

Whitney Museum of American Art

opening May 1

stopped me in my tracks

The new building is located

at 

99 Gansevoort Street

and

is next to

The Highline,

NYC's elevated park,

a former elevated railroad

The building pictured here

is next to

The Highline

The Roy Lichtenstein

inserted 

in the window

is 

so tongue in c

The other night

we went to a movie

at

The Count Basie Theatre,

formerly

The Carlton Theater

in 

Red Bank, NJ

They are

now showing first run movies.

Yesterday

was a great day in NYC

warm, mostly clear

and 

I was meeting a

friend who is like a

brother to me for lunch

at

Colicchio and Sons

a favorite

http://www.craftrestaurantsinc.com/colicchio-and-sons/

lunch is served in the 

Tap Room

fourteen craft beers on tap

plus

four wines

plus, 

four $16.
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