On Thursday, one of the first warm evenings of the year, we head down to Canal Street and Lafyette amid whispered choruses of "Rolex. Rolex.Rolex". Excellent Dumpling looks like a dump from outside
but has a curious green charm, not to mention
the best scallion pancakes and vegetable dumplings in the world.
When we emerge from our brisk, delicious dinner the light is brilliant against tall buildings but has almost vanished from the street.
I never buy anything in Chinatown though I like looking at the shop windows.
An elephant, a dragon a happy Buddha.
Then Mulberry Street where the tables beckon outdoors
and, oddly, the first gun shop, I've ever noticed in New York City.
Today's eat - A vanilla eclair at Caffe Roma.