gasp! I need some air, and was searching for it at - of all places- on google, semi-geek that I am, when I came across this website. Not quite what I was looking for, but refreshing nevertheless.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Staten Island Ferry and thereabouts

Spent the weekend showing the wife around New York City. The weather was cold, but at least it was not raining - and none of that funny "wintry mix" forecasts.
Staten Island Ferry provided the necessary view of the Statue of Liberty - 6 years in this country, and I have not seen it in any other way. Unlike other times, though, the bitter cold wind on the ferry deck forced us to look for other viewing areas, and we reached the lower level of the ferry - never knew there was a third level to these ferries. The deck there was very close to the water, and I have never had a better realization of the speed of the ferry.
Sunday was spent around the upper west side - starting from a visit to the interesting "Journey" church at 72nd and B'way, to a brief halt at Kanishka's place, to a long trip to the museum of Natural History.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Brooklyn Bridge

The second day of the year was spent mostly asleep. Woke up, had a nice breakfast of Indian style noodles, and then went back to sleep. Finally woke up around 4 in the afternoon to realize the expensive weekend was nearly over, and we were not having as much fun yet. So Soma and I went off to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, this being one of the warmer days of the winter.

We missed out the perfect time to cross, around dusk, and reached when it was already dark. The bridge brings forth its charm day or night, and the downtown shimmered like "a jewel in the rocks".

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Cafe Wha, New Year's, 2005

Spent a wonderful new year's bash at Cafe Wha, in the West Villag area/ Bleeker- MacDougal intersection. One of the best new year's celebrations I have attended so far - the only place that compares to this is S.O.B's, also in the vicinity.

I had attended the Thanksgiving celebration at Cafe Wha as well, and many of the songs were repeated in the two shows - but then they probably don't expect people to attend both the shows in such a short duration.

The songs were a medley - from Michael Jackson to Queen, rap to Auld Lang Syne, Aerosmith, No Doubt, Beatles .... the entertainment was continuous and captivating. Specially with Sasha singing. Or the owner, with his excellent rendition of "Those were the days".