I figured we could meet at Yafa again, the very place where we had our first meetup. Yes, being in TriBeCa, it's sort of out of the way, but there's a meeting room in the back that suits the number of people who usually come, there's food and alcohol and Yaffa herself is friendly with a Kossak (who helped her build the joint).
Yaffa's Tea Room
353 Greenwich Street (at Harrison)
Take the 1 or 9 to Franklin or the 2 or 3 to Chambers.
March 22 (solstice!)
6:30 until whenever
Who is welcome? EVERYBODY! Rabble rousers, lurkers, liberals, centrists, your friends, you name it, we want all of you. It'll be great to see old faces and some new ones as well. (I have a list of email addresses from past meetups, but if I don't have yours now and you want me to send any updates on this meetup or ones in the future, please email me at email@example.com)
And since Markos will be visiting New York as part of his book tour next month (no, I don't have dates--hint hint, Kos), I figured we could make give this diary a Welcome to New York theme so that Kos knows where to go and what to do with the oodles of free time he is sure to have when he is here.
So if you would, please answer the following questions:
- What is your favorite NY restaurant, cheap and expensive?
- What special spot do you send visiting tourists?
- What's the best museum the average tourist doesn't know about?
- Restaurant: Mama's, a cheap soul food restaurant on 3rd St. in the East Village or the cafeteria in the MOMA and for expensive, my friend's restaurant, Mary's Fish Camp, which is in the West Village
- Special spot: the Staten Island Ferry followed by a visit to the former site of the Towers (still breaks my heart--strange how it's been in limbo all this time).
- Museum: the Brooklyn Museum or FIT's museum, which often features fashion installations.