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Continuing from my last post . . . On my walk further downtown I stopped for slice of veggie pizza (but ate less than half due to all the cheese), package of peanuts, and a bottle of water. Continued my walk around ONE PP (can you tell I’ve been watching too much Blue Bloods??) to the Brooklyn Bridge and started my walk across. Not sure why it was such a big deal to walk across that bridge – it’s not really that long – just a little over one mile from where I got on to where I got off. But for quite some time I’ve wanted to walk across that bridge to DUMBO, examine the old empty tobacco warehouse currently under renovation on Water St, and visit Jane’s Carousel.

So off I go!

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????????????????????????Nice view of One World Trade Center and Frank Ghery’s NEW YORK.

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My first good view of the Carousel


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Just starting to rain a little after leaving the bridge, but not too much. And there is my warehouse!
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The Tobacco Warehouse is being renovated to house the St. Ann’s Warehouse theater group. Sorta sad, but I get it. I’m just glad I got to see it and take my own personal photos before the process had gone any further (there was a break in the tarp over a window opening and my camera fit perfectly!).

Then there is Jane’s Carousel, own by Jane and David Walentas. The wooden horses were originally installed in 1922 in a theme park in Youngstown Ohio. The Walentas purchased the horses in the 1980s, and then Jane and others hand-painted each of them for over a period of about 20 years. The French architect, Jean Nouvel, designed the acrylic enclosure. I first read about this venture a few years ago in a 2011 NY Times article, which you can read here. Both of these structures in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, as well as the bridge itself, made for a very worthwhile walk.
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By now it feels a long time since the short lunch break, so I stopped in at One Girl Cookies. I only wanted two tiny cookies, but darn! The smallest serving consisted of four cookies. Oh well – I’m not one to cause trouble!
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Short walk to the subway, which took me just a few blocks from the hotel.
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A short walk to my hotel, shower, another salad sitting in the bed, and fast asleep while it was still light outside! But before that, what is a trip to New York City without listening to the Naked Cowboy in Time Square. Right? 🙂


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Woke up early as usual, purchased my Starbucks coffee from one side of the hotel and a breakfast goodie from a little diner on the other side. Enjoyed it in my room while packing my backpack to return home later in the day and checking news on the Internet.

The hotel held my bag for me, and off I went to catch the subway down to a another Starbucks near Prince Street to meet someone for coffee. I got turned around at the Herald Square metro station and walked tons of extra steps, finally making it onto the right train. Enjoyed watching this little fellow ride with us
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Then it was a short tête à tête and coffee with Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY. Heard him speak at Kansas State University and found him to be creative, brilliant, and interested in everything sustainable. He told me about a new venture, R Gallery in Tribeca that I visited later in the day. Fascinating! Anyway, we chatted for a bit before he had to trek over to the R Gallery and I took off for more New York architecture and a tasty lunch! (yes, always in search of the next meal. sigh ……)

Two pictures from SoHo
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W 4th Street between Washington Square and 6th Avenue. Stopped at a wonderful restaurant recommended by my co-worker (Thanks, Dave!), Red Bamboo. A vegetarian restaurant also known for its vegan choices, I was very pleased. Don’t be fooled by the worn awning – so glad I stopped in for the veggie teriyaki!




Then there was more walking through SoHo, starting with The Golden Swan Garden nearby.



As most of you know, I love the many uses found for a tree trunk



Then there is the other side of me that likes the elegant, like this door ornament at Tiffany & Co. on Greene Street. Somehow calling it a door knob does not do it justice!
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And then just more!




No pictures from Tribeca. Not sure why (??). After visiting the R Gallery, I took off south and saw the One World Trade Center still under construction
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Old water towers always make me giggle. They just don’t seem to belong!



More mixture of old and new in lower Manhattan
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Then there is 37 Park Row that honors two great suffragettes. The building across the street (also pictured) was where they published a newspaper (the main street-level floor now housing a Starbucks).
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And my current favorite Frank Ghery building on Spruce Street – simply known as New York.
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Camera batteries gave out. Time to get my backpack and sleep on the train back home!

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