|Subject: Re: New York City in August|
Vince, Gerry and other Ziners going to New York City,
My wife and I are active in community theater near our home in Lewes, Delaware ('the first town, in the first state'). We just returned from our semi-annual Broadway 'theatre binge' seeing 4 top shows ("Doubt", "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", "Glen Garry, Glen Ross" and "The Light In the Piazza").
While in NYC, we also took the opportunity to visit 2 'don't miss' museums, which we'd managed to overlook on previous trips, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) located between E. 53d and 54th sts., just off 6th Ave., and the Whitney Museum of American Art on Madison Ave at 75th st. For visitors on a budget, it's worth knowing that MOMA admission (normally $20. each; $16 for seniors) is free on Fridays, 4-8pm. Its worth a short line wait for a couple to save $32-40 (or more, for a family visit). Also, 'heads-up' to avoid our surprise: the Whitney usually opens 11-6, but is open 1-9pm on Fridays. For folks like us who arrive early, you could 'hang out' in the museum shop or cafe (open 11am); however, tourists in town only for a long weekend might better use their precious time.
My wife and I therefore took the occasion to revisit one of our favorite NYC dining 'finds', Cafe Greco, (1390 2d Ave, between 71st & 72d sts.,tel. 212-737-4300) for a delicious bargain lunch. From 12pm to 4pm weekdays, their $14. fixed price menu includes choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert, plus coffee or tea. Believe me, the quality of food and service is top-notch, and the price is unmatchable in NYC for what you get. Their wine list (by glass or bottle) is also filled w/good value choices. We had a Greek white recommended by our waiter and were very pleased.
Gary Lewes, Delaware