Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Spanish Harlem, 110th Street at Madison Avenue

Mary Sargent © 2007 …………………………………….. click to enlarge

I'm going to end it here although I had a few more shots to show you. It's spring now and you don't want to be looking at snow any more, I know.

By this time in the walk, Bill and I had stopped for cappuccino and coffee at La Tropezienne, a French café located on First Avenue at 110th Street. Gentrification, I thought, ever alert. But, no, they've been there for, I think they said, six years, and it didn't look like anything had changed in that time.

And we had had lunch at St. Francis de Asis (unless that's the name of a church), but no, Chowhound has a posting about it and calls it San Francisco de Asis. I wasn't too hungry so thought I'd just have guacamole, but that order caused some consternation and the waitress seemed to be telling me it wasn't good. Either that or the Spanish version of "you no like." I once again told myself: just learn Spanish dammit. So I had a soft taco with spicy pork, which was fine. Wouldn't go back though, as the music was unrelenting and loud. I have forgotten what Bill had but I do remember that the music didn't bother him. You decide.

When we left the restaurant, the weather had changed to cold and windy, no more blue skies, as you can see in photo above.

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Anonymous said...

This shot feels like it's out of a time warp, circa late 60's early 70's. Wonderful.

Anonymous said...

"Interesting comment, anonymous... I'd like to get a picture, or architect's drawings of the tenement that stood on the north-east corner of that same street in the 1960's." Where can I find it?!