Sunday, April 08, 2007

Bee's town (NYC)

the brooklyn bridge - one of the most beautiful spots in the world

cog and pearl - a lovely boutiquey shop in our old 'hood, park slope, brooklyn

vodka martinis at the grange hall, greenwich village, before it sadly closed

cupcakes from magnolia bakery, bleeker street (i dug them WAY before carrie bradshaw!)

anthropologie (many locations but i like the soho one the best) - may fave shop ever. i weep thinking of it

housing works bookshop, crosby street - a lovely bookshop/cafe/music venue

the walnut-raspberry scones at once upon a tart on sullivan street

friday night cabaret night at marie's crisis, grove street - an amazing west village landmark

prospect park, brooklyn - so much better than central park!

the neue galarie and cafe sabarsky, 5th avenue - great art, great desserts!

pearl river market, broadway and canal - a bargain hunter's paradise

kiehls, 3rd ave & 15th street - every girl's (and boys!) dream

barbes, park slope - a lovely jzuzy bar serving great cocktails with film screenings and live music in the back

playing ski-ball at coney island on july 4th weekends

the eldridge street project - a very special place

the sunshine movie theatre on houston street - lovely restored old art house cinema. good knishe's at yonah schimmel's next door

the steaks at peter luger's - well worth the trip into deepest williamsburg

the shoes at otto tootsie plohound, soho - well worth the price tag

grand central station - good for oyster eating, coffee drinking, waltzing and even catching the odd train


  1. oh i love park slope - i went to this bar called blah blah or something and thought it was the best place ever - maybe it wasn't, but it felt like it at the time!

  2. park slope-aholic4:07 PM, April 10, 2007

    aahh yes, the blah blah lounge - i remember it well. lots of crazy wallpaper...yes, park slope is the best place ever...i miss it lots!

  3. Yonah Schimmels - I love it, that is the best name ever on a list.

  4. only yonah schimmel could run a knishe shop

  5. yiddish for beginners1:29 PM, April 11, 2007

    what is knishe?

  6. language obsessed8:03 AM, April 12, 2007

    are you making these words up just to make it sound exciting? tootsie plohound???

  7. ' a knish(e) is an eastern european snack food popular in jewish communities, consisting of a filling (mashed potato, ground meat, spinach, kasha or cheese) covered with dough that is either baked aor fried'. yum.

  8. That old man Yonah...sheesh! He drives me crazy with his constant chat about knishes.... Enough already!

    Only Yonah would have a website....

  10. i told ya - he's the king of the knish!

  11. never one to fib8:48 PM, April 14, 2007

    that's OTTO tootsie plohound, thank you very much! it TOTALLY exists! google it, or ask any shoe-loving new yorker (yonah would know it...)

  12. I think Yonah part owns it, doesn't he?

  13. Yonah, Yonah, listen to me Yonah, Listen while I tell you of a plan I have in mind.....

  14. nineveh resident5:45 PM, April 21, 2007

    ooh the jazzin' and the jivin' are making a terrible din.......

  15. it's five past nine, you can start now!10:43 AM, April 23, 2007

    beat groups playin' rock n' roll and the lord when he heard it said 'blessa my soul'.

  16. yonah's son schlomo6:33 AM, April 24, 2007

    who are these 'beat groups' and where does one go about hiring one?
    p.s. falafel anyone?

  17. Font of Knowledge9:48 AM, April 25, 2007
    If you audition one, ask for their interpretation of (Y)Jonah and the whale and the classic.... The Rats, da dum, da dum, da dum.

  18. footloose cut loose, kick off your sunday shoes.....

  19. Kevin, your tea's on the table...

  20. kev, where d'ya put my cello?