NYC Itinerary
March: Friday 25th - Monday 28th

Ashes and Snow Nomadic Museum
Admission = $12
Hudson Park's Pier 54 @ West 13th Street (Closed Mondays)

"Not the least of the attraction is the "Nomadic Museum" designed to house the show as it travels around the world, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who specializes in temporary buildings made of paper. The building, constructed of empty metal shipping containers (the type that go from boat to train to truckbed - the show is designed to travel in eleven of them, and the rest can be procured locally anywhere in the world), industrial paper columns, and stretched canvas, is a bit of a conceit, as an industrial tent would probably house it just fine, and be cheaper. But it wouldn't be as special, then, for the exhibition." ( more on Thor's Journal or this New York Metro piece )

FRIDAY, 6-8pm

Art Miller: Habana Series
Opening reception, Friday 6-8
ATM Gallery
511 west 20th Street (Chelsea)

This, the reason for my brief trip. I'll be at the opening then off to a dinner afterward. It's a short window, but I'm looking forward to seeing his prints in a larger format from the first show
( more from that journal entry )


The Peanut Butter & Co Sandwich Shop
Greenwich Village
240 Sullivan Street (Between Bleeker and West 3rd)

I might order The Elvis — a grilled peanut Butter sandwich, stuffed with bananas and honey. Try it with bacon for that extra indulgence. Long live the King!
( their complete menu )

Alternates if the prices are too stupid:

Mamoun's Falafel
119 Macdougal St

Meskerem Ethiopian Cuisine
124 Macdougal St


Chinatown Arcade
9 Mott Street New York, NY 10013
J/M/Z to Chambers Street, 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall

I'm sad Minusbaby is out of town, but I'm hellbent on going to this.

"New York City lacks one thing: a proper 25-cents-per-game arcade. There's a couple in Flushing, another one in Bay Terrace - but where the f*ck IS Bay Terrace? Enter Chinatown Arcade - which technically has a name, but is never referred to by it. Looks like it's been there for a while, too. An L-shaped space goes off into the middle of the block, games along all the walls. Most types of game seem to be pretty well-represented - fighters, 2-D shooters, puzzles and light-gun games, with a "classics" section near the front..." (more insight)


Beard Papa Cream Puffs
2 locations I'm considering
2167 Broadway or 740 Broadway (near Astor Place)
I just like cream puffs. (image from Dan)


Likely some bar

Perhaps a show, though who knows. We'll see if I can get lucky at TCKTS

None of which I've seen.


Wandering around for a good part of the day, open to suggestions...

Likely the Promenade
Easter Sunday 11am
on 5th from 44th to 57th Streets
An opportunity for New Yorkers to dress up in outrageous Easter bonnets
( more info )

... then Easter dinner with friends.

By the seat of my pants, then back on a plane in the evening.
Perhaps the New York Auto Show

Friend of a Farmer
Ess-a Bagel

Dumont (Brooklyn-Williamsburg)

Puglia - the food here is OK, but dinner music provided by a polka-playing Elvis impersonator

Leave the gun, take the cannoli:


Yummiest Sangria:
"Counter" at 105 first ave - I think that's between 6/7th street.

Best bi bim bap:
Dok Suni at 119 first ave - between 7/8th.

Super cozy and fun Irish pup:
St. Dymphna on St. Marks just west of thompkin's square.

Best dogs:
the run in thompkin's!!