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The Green-Wood Cemetery
"Green-Wood Cemetery"..."is the largest and among the most influential of early American rural cemeteries, carefully sited with dramatic views of the city and harbor below. Established in 1838, Green-Wood has the most extensive and intact landscape created following the principles of Andrew Jackson Downing, the most prominent landscape architect of the antebellum period. It is outstanding for its cohesive, picturesque character, integrated Gothic Revival architecture, and high integrity."
Carnival Of Modern Man: Basement Jaxx's New Video
Here's the new video from Basement Jaxx: Russian tanks, Ukranian dancers, bears, old Ruskies in the Siberian hinterland. It's interesting how the video plays on old masculine sterotypes that we all still harbor but are not allowed to show.
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DJ Spooky At Summer Stage
DJ Spooky Presents:
Talvin Singh – DJ set only!
Asha Puthli with special guests
Dewey Redman, Guru of Gangstarr,
Solar & DJ Doo Wop, Prefuse 73, Outernational
Sunday, August 13, 2006
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
Art AsiaPacific is a proud media sponsor of this event.
This is a Free Music Event.
Doors at 1:30pm appx.
Lower East Side Cafes & Tiny Restaurants
Gridskipper has a write up on three recommended tiny cafes and restaurants in the Lower East Side:
Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop: "The first of the small fries, Tiny’s caters to the sandwich crowd."
Little Giant: "The people who pay 8 bucks for lunch aren’t the same ones laying down 10 dollars for a watermelon salad or 23 for scallops & summer succotash, by far the best dish on the menu."
Teany’s: "It is amazing such a wet-noodle pop star as Moby could create a warm a place as Teany’s but that’s just what the gnome did."
Allen & Delancey. Rumor has it, it's actually OK! Link
322 W 11 St, Btwn Greenwich & Washington, NY 10014 - Great, great Brazilian food in family/home-cooking restaurant. Consider the Muqueca de Camarao (shrimp stew with coconut milk) or Mandioca Frita (fried yuca). Menu isn't too varied so don't go the 30 times we have or you'll get bored of even the chorizo starter!! Feb 18 04
Update Thur 17 2005: Whilst the Spotted Pig remains packed at anytime, it's always quite a surprise to find this spot so empty. OK, different scene, different ambience but great food. But! Be prepared for that wait! Even for the check!
Update Sept 13 2005: He's got staff!! Well 2 right now!
90 Greenwich Ave New York, NY 10011-7744 (212) 741-5279. For a couple of years after I first moved here, I used to walk past this place and think, 'that would be a good place to spend all day in.' I kicked myself when I finally ventured in - Johnny's Bar is one of New York's few remaining true dive bars. Visit after midnight to bustle with a crowd of frat boys, drunken blondes, music-hipsters, fire fighters and fairly dodgy looking hustlers. It's tiny but everyone manages to find a stall somewhere. I particularly like the chalkboard that lets you buy a drink for a friend you missed. Cheap and cheerful. A final stop before bed.
187 Columbia (Degraw/Cobble Hill W.) 718.643.5400. Alma is tucked quietly away in Red Hook (and even hidden upstairs in a pub). However, the long walk from the subway on Smith St is well worth the wait. Alma has one of the best views (if not the best) of the city on its heated deck. Simply magnificent skyline of Lower Manhattan. Oh, and the Mexican food is pretty decent too.