I didn't actually get to see this from the airplane window, because I was sitting next to the aisle and a couple ditzy rich girls' noses were blocking my view. (Thanks Stephen, for the photo, which I stole). This was my first trip to NYC. Wow. What a town. So much to reflect on.
We began in Chinatown with what for my friends has become a NYC tradition: the Nice Green Bo. Great dumpling place.
Apparently the Nice Green Bo used to be the New Green Bo, until it wasn't new. See there?
Afterward, we subway'd off to Brooklyn and hit up Hickoree's Hard Goods "Floor Two" store. Hickoree's is owned and operated by the folks who run The Hill-Side, makers of snazzy neckties, scarves, handkerchiefs, and--we now hear--bow ties. Make sure to take a peek.
It so happened that Emil, co-proprietor, was in the store. We enjoyed talking shop a bit.
And I saw the chair, the picture of which has been floating around the internet for a while. Snazzy chair. Want.
The leather was beautiful, too, though I forget who the maker is.
And right on the first evening, I was able to get presents for my two eldest boys:
The greenish-gray plaid bow tie cut not on the bias and rendered in straight batwing shape served me well for my first day in the City. It's peach undertones clicked with the peach oxford button-down, which I wore even though I noticed it had some dead guy's monogram on the cuff.
More on NYC tomorrow.