Heaven on Earth

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Heaven on Earth, originally uploaded by Nigel Stewart.

That's me out in front of one of my favorite places in the world.

It's McSorley's Old Ale House in the East Village of New York City on 7th Street by First Avenue. The place is oozing with history and every time I come to NYC it is the first place I go.

It's been quite a trip so far. I had my reunions on Friday night, the Chili party on Saturday, South Philly and Society Hill visits on Sunday (Pat's Steaks!), and yesterday I took a couple trains up to the greatest city in the United States.

Arrived in Penn Station around 3 pm and took the number 1 subway line down to Canal Street in SoHo. My hotel is on Broome Street just off The Bowery in the heart of Little Italy and bordering Chinatown.

After checking in I walked uptown to McSorley's and had a few light and dark ales along with a lamb sandwich which was Perfect. After that I walked north to Union Square where I caught a screening of the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men." The film didn't really work for me but it was a pleasant way to spend the evening.

To cap off my night I had a wonderful meal at Giovanna's on Mulberry Street. Caprese, a minestrone, and spagetti with marinara along with a couple martinis, a glass of chianti, and the Village Voice. I hit the bed hard at midnight.

Today I plan on taking a nice fifty or sixty block walk up to Central Park where I hope to see a Damien Hirst show at an Upper West Side gallery and then I'll cross the park to visit the Met. Tonight I may catch some jazz at the Village Vanguard.

What a great time I'm having. Tomorrow I travel back to California but I will have had my East Coast charge for the year. Peace!

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