... but at least the trip started there. sorry for the lag in posting, btw. i recently took a couple of road trips down the I95 corridor and into the City for some fun and frolick and to visit some old haunts. the big LOVE sculpture is in the former site of the Harley-Davidson Cafe on Sixth Ave (just sayin'). My fave cigar shop is De La Concha, where my friend George has been a pillar of the smoking community for decades - the smoking lounge there is rather touristy, but good none the less. hey, there's a bit of Central Park in all of us. who hasn't hugged a lamp post in the hazy fog of tipsyness? a visit to Hugh at Sixth Street Specials in the Spring warmth is always a good thing. next up, buddy Matt ('67 Triumph 650) and I took in the clubby atmosphere of the Velvet Cigar Lounge on the LES and then wrapped the day with the best pizza in the City - Arturo's coal oven pizza.
De La Concha Tobacco, Sixth Avenue at 57th Street
Sixth Street Specials, 6th Street and Avenue C
Velvet Cigar Lounge, 7th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue
Arturo's Pizza, West Houston Street at Thompson Street