Photo by myself in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on 6th and Berry Streets.
Sea, a popular Thai restaurant in Williamsburg Brooklyn, is packed on the weekends. I'm not sure whether people go there for the food, which is both good and reasonable, or the vibe, which is buzzing.
An eclectic, stage-like dining area with large fountains and a skylight make for an unusual and active setting.
You hear about famous musicians leaving their instruments in cabs all the time.
Lynn Harrell, a renown cellist, left his 4 million dollar Stradivarius in a New York taxi. So did Yo-Yo Ma, though his cello was only worth 2.5 million.
And recently, so did violinist Phillipe Quint, a Grammy award nominee. His 4 million dollar Stradivarius was left in a cab after a ride back from Newark airport.
All three musicians were fortunate enough to have had honest New York City cab drivers who returned their instruments without delay. Quint was so overjoyed with his reunion that he performed a special concert at the taxi company, for 100+ cab drivers.
I'm confident that most cabbies out there are honest. They've probably seen it all. I've heard that a taxi's back seat will yield just about everything, from cell phones to underwear to bodily fluids. And now, even a blind date.
New York cab driver Ahmed Ibrahim goes as far as arranging dates among his single passengers. Imagine that?
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