Photo by myself at 42nd Street and Park Avenue.
Located just across 42nd Street from Grand Central Station, is the Pershing Square Cafe. The signs outside were all twinkly and aglow.
This location is unique, to say the least. Park Avenue whips around Grand Central, then down a ramp. This little cafe is tucked within the space below the ramp. So you can walk by this cafe and look at the underside of the ramp, with all its rivets and such.
For the Pershing Square Cafe site, including their menus, click here.
In the meantime, here's something uplifting. While browsing on the NYTimes site, the following feature was on the front page, center, Tuesday night. A different sort of street artist entertains passersby with portraits that he makes using a pair of sharp scissors and some paper. Yep. I haven't seen this guy yet, but he sounds fascinating.
The article focuses on Ming Liang Lu, an artist who was spotted at the Union Square subway station. He will cut your portrait, often for no contribution, and add it to his growing menagerie of paper cut outs.
New Yorkers stopped and missed subway trains, just so they could watch Lu work. Unheard of!
For the Times article, which includes a nice slideshow of the artist's work, click here.
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