Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Upper West Side, 84th Street Between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues


Mary Sargent © 2009 ………………….…………… ………………….. click to enlarge

This is the playground next to the Sarah Anderson Elementary School, and that boy is making it hard for you to believe my claim that I was getting really cold.  But I was!  He's more active than I was.  In fact, I was standing still.  Anyway, whether you believe me or not, I was on the lookout for hot coffee and a place to sit down.

4 comments:

Carolyn said...

I'm hoping you made your way to Lenny's which is on Columbus at about 85th St. I don't know if they still do, but a few years back, they had the best sandwiches I had ever eaten in my life, and, despite the New York/Jewish name of the place, the sandwich-making (pastrami specials in fact were big, as I recall) was done with elegant Japanese flair, right down to the tissue-wrapping, and you could watch the whole process as tho it was a performance piece.

But I'll have to wait til tomorrow to find out--you probably ended up at Starbuck's???

Mary Sargent said...

Now she tells me. No, I ended up at Le Pain Quotidien. But I didn't want a sandwich anyway. I'll try to remember Lenny's.

Barbara said...

Photo reminds me of Ben Shahn's Handball painting

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=ben+shahn+handball&oq=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=zFZsS47aKYm2M9WJzOoL&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=5&ved=0CCIQsAQwBA

Mary said...

Oh, nice one. Thanks!