G-Shock Travels/Manhattan: G-Shock Goes to the Theater - Part I

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    G-Shock Travels/Manhattan: G-Shock Goes to the Theater - Part I

    New York's Public Theater is one of the great non-profit theaters in the world. http://www.publictheater.org/content...tegory/17/138/
    It is probably best known for producing free productions of Shakespeare each summer in Central Park. http://www.publictheater.org/content/view/126/219/

    But the Public also presents productions, often new works, all year round in its building near Astor Place in the Village. It also is home to an excellent small music venue called "Joe's Pub" (named after the late Joe Papp, the Public's founder).

    My wife's old boss had tickets to a play at the Public that he could not use. He offered them to her -- so off we were last night.



    I agreed to meet her at a restaurant relatively nearby.

    I passed by Park Avenue on my way to the subway stop on Lexington Avenue. From Grand Central Terminal to 97th Street or so, Park Avenue has a meridian diving uptown and downtown traffic. In the residential areas above 59th Street, many of these meridians are tree lined -- and the trees are decorated for the holidays:



    Off to the Lexington Avenue IRT -- the No. 6 train downtown. For those of who saw "The Taking of Pelham 123" -- this is the train line featured in the movie. I must say I liked both versions -- the original with Walter Matthau and the remake with Denzel Washington. Both versions are just good, fun "action" films (the remake changes a few plot points). They also both comment, obliquely, on the state of the City at the time they were made:









    I was later than I should have been. I was supposed to be at the restaurant at 6:30. At 6:26, I was still on a crowded train!





    Finally, I got to the Astor Place stop and hustled up to the street:







    Of course, as my wife noted, with a withering look, if you're stopping to take pictures along the way, you're not really "hustling".

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    I like those vintage colums in the NY Subway stations!

    And i like Subways, NY and elsewhere.
    I stayed for vacation in NY 10 years ago and those photos bring back some memories!

    Very nice!

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    I'm really enjoying these pictures. Cinéma Vérité!

    The guy at the end of the carriage appears to be Coleman Hawkins - now that would be a interesting rebirth...


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    best regards,

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    ....New York, New York
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    Bloody Fantastic. I really, really, really want to go back for another visit soon....or maybe when it warms up

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    I am no stranger to the 96 street 6 train! The UES is a nice residential-ish place to live for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elusive1 View Post
    I am no stranger to the 96 street 6 train! The UES is a nice residential-ish place to live for sure.
    It doubtless is! I don't live there, however! For now, I have an office there. I'm a long time Upper West Sider, actually.

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    This is a fascinating instalment

    Quote Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
    Of course, as my wife noted, with a withering look, if you're stopping to take pictures along the way, you're not really "hustling".
    I can just picture how that conversation went!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I'm really enjoying these pictures. Cinéma Vérité!

    The guy at the end of the carriage appears to be Coleman Hawkins - now that would be a interesting rebirth...



    why is New York so expensive to live in??? if i would have to pay more than $1000-2000 a month for a single room somewhere in NY i would move there.

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