Saturday, August 07, 2004


We went to a great dinner at Tavern on the Green in Central Park. Outstanding. Seemed rather dreamlike. It was decorated like a timeless New York movie set down to the waiters and the sleazy pick up guys on the dance floor. It was a beautiful indoor and outdoor setting with the indoor resembling an ostentatious country club, the glass walled room which had some of the most outrageous chandeliers and decorative ceiling. Quite rich. It looked like a fancy grandma designed it. We had a most excellent dinner which I picked up-speaking of which this is the second time I had to tip out the "captain". I don't know what that is all about, and I have been in the industry. Freaky. They want a pinch too. Anyway, we went outside where they had some very cool lantern decor with a wooden dance floor and a crooner band kicking. The characters were in full flavor and costume. In order to keep it up we walked down to Rockefeller Center to check out the Rainbow room on the top floor. Surreal. It was again a timeless locale. I stepped into the big dining room and felt like I was in another place, a place that exists only in speculation and dreams of one's mind. But people were dressed up, table cloths, a big band, folks of all ages dressed in tuxes and fine suits, the staff was heavy and attentive, sequined dresses and lots of candy. The fixtures were sharp and had that feel of always being so even when they were not.

I rolled out of there to meet up with my friend Megan who was down in Soho. It went to college with her and have visited her a few times. She is way cool and is now an assistant for a photographer/artist who lives and works in midtown. Sounds like a cush position. We had some drinks with her and some odd friends at a joint called the "room" on Sullivan and then we went up to her chums 1650 dollar one room apartment- I thought it was a joke. I knew it would be expensive, but I figured at tops 1200, but anyway, we had a few drinks. We then ventured over to the west village for some tasty treats- I had some gyro. Just rolled in on a cab and going to hit it.

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