11/27/2010 - After working a long cold loop with many passengers who didn't understand a word I was saying, I walked up 8th to Columbus Circle and Broadway to the Lincoln Center Atrium where the half price booth is. While there were plenty of choices, music, ballet, film, circus, theatre, I knew that I would be too tired later to come back so I didn't buy anything. (1/8/2911) - I am posting this today because I received an email from the Atrium. If anyone wants a link to join their email list, email me and I will send you a link and we will each get a 20 dollar voucher.
I was hungry and decided to spend some of the money I wasn't spending on performance on lunch. Had a look at Ed's Chowder House bar - food decor - looked great but too fancy a bar for me to eat alone at and I was having a meat craving so I ended up at PJ Clarke's for an excellent Cadillac burger and a really good bloody mary.
I stopped in at the Library for the Performing Arts and saw their excellent exhibit about Fashion and Theatre that is being presented in conjunction with the Museum of the City of NY (their theatre space is being renovated) as well as two other exhibitions. I could have attended a free concert in the auditorium - by accident, I was right on time - but I knew I would fall asleep.
Just missed a 66th (65th) street crosstown bus so I decided to walk back to the Park. I stopped in at the building formerly known as Tavern on the Green which is now an information center and gift shop for the Park. There are public restrooms and 4 excellent food trucks. The ice cream truck has good hot chocolate.
Walked up to 72nd Street and across the Park via the Terrace. Went under Trefoil Arch - there are a couple of very good books about the Bridges and Arches of Central Park - and headed to the model boat pond. At the boat pond, I asked Rik if it was ok for me to use his Pale Male photo in this post. He said it was.
I continued up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to renew my internet membership (you get 20% off in the gift shop on the day you buy a membership) and holiday and birthday shop for my great nieces and nephews. Shopping at the Metropolitan Museum gift shop is a great way to support museum. I also visited a current exhibit about photography in the 1910's.
On my way out of the Park at 90th Street, I paid homage to the Statue of Fred Lebow, the man who took the New York City Marathon out of the Park and into the 5 Boroughs and had a wander around the Guggenheim gift shop.
This post was actually inspired by a great Brooklyn to Chinatown walk posted by BrooklynMel on the TripAdvisor NYC Forum. I will try to post future walks in a more timely manner.