I’ve been trying to do my New York series for weeks, months even now. Some days I’ll get myself to edit a couple of photos, other days I rather spend watching Shameless. How satisfying is that show! Anyway, click for my posts on Midtown, Chelsea and MoMA. This post will feature West Village and East Village. We spent the afternoon doing absolutely nothing in the park. Can you blame us?
Down at Hudson River
Now you do.
Whaddup Washington Sq Park!
In 1889, to celebrate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration as president of the United States, a large plaster and wood Memorial Arch was erected over Fifth Avenue just north of the park. Look familiar? It should. The architect modeled the arch after the 1806 Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Of course there’s a guy playing the piano in the park.
Now we move on to the good part: Cafe Habana! You don’t go here for the fries and shakes. You visit Cafe Habana for their grilled corn! If you think your grilled corn on the barbecue is the shit, you haven’t seen anything yet. Elote, the Mexican name for corn on the cob, is a popular street food in Mexico. Elote is grilled corn with sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, butter, chefs and chili powder. It’s sweet, it’s sour, it’s savory, but most of all, it’s good!
I mean do you see this?
Finished this in seconds and it did not look good. But damn, was it tasty!
We ended the night at The Upright Citizens Brigade in Chelsea. We waited over three hours to see the show, but seeing Amy Poehler do her improv was worth waiting ever minute. If you like improv or Amy Poehler and you’d love to see the show but it’s sold out (which happens all the time)? Try to see their last Sunday show. It’s free but be prepared to line up for hours! We saw writers from Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon and Conan’s late nights, and 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation. It was a great show.