StayedIn my friend Shira’s apartment, an awesome one bedroom in a fantastic location. She was out of town for a few days so I had my own space for the first time in about 5 weeks which was quite nice. She also has HDTV, cable, and solid library of books. Look at her testimonial (I’m working on her for a written testimonial and I should get one considering I helped get a bookcase up 5 floors today). Ate
Lansky’s Diner —thought this place had been around forever, but I was tipped off it opened two years ago as a “modern” old world deli. I had matzo ball soup, a beer, two sliders, and chicken wings for $10. If I lived in this hood, I’d eat here at least once a week.
Seven’s Turkish Grill — A Restaurant.com coupon allowed me to take a couple of friends here for dinner. Yeni Raki & meze (small apps, like tapas) is probably one of my favorite combinations of food and alcohol.
In Central Park 3 days of the week. I am building up some mileage on the Vibram 5 Fingers shoes. I had a guy told me that I was crazy to be running in them and also that I had nice thighs. I wasn’t sure how to react to that one at 830 in the morning.
Tennis with my friend Pauline (and sponsor of a week in July) at the River Club — one of the more unique places I’ll probably ever play tennis.
To Michael Smith, executive director of counterterrorism for the UN, for a talk titled “Terrorism, and what the UN is doing about it” at a Network 20/20 event. Interesting discussion, and drives home that governments need to cooperate around the world.
On the Hudson, with New York Outriggers — free classes, sign up here. Very cool canoes, originally used for efficiently getting around the Polynesian islands. Don’t lean RIGHT!