Tuesday, April 1, 2008
A Walk Down 23rd Street
West 23rd Street is probably most famous for the infamous Chelsea Hotel.
When my friend M. stayed there, a huge door fell off a closet and hit her.
When my brother and his wife stayed there, we all enjoyed watching a photo shoot for the most exotic lingerie.
But you can also buy a guitar right next door.
Eat Spanish food.
You can go to church.
Look at all the TV and film vans. Currently three different productions being shot here.
You can look in the lobby of the hotel which is sort of dumpy for all that.
And rather expensive for what it is.
Perhaps you are paying for ambiance and history.
You can buy packing materials to send things to far away places.
Or get a very stylish tattoo with an Asian flavor.
And watch them dig up the street from the window of the bus.