Walking down 3 St in the East Village, 2:30PM.
I hear loud music that can only be described as….porny. Approach the source of this music – an instrumental, cheesy-1970’s-R&B type of music.
It’s coming from a first floor apartment. The window is open, only the security bars cover the frame. Inside sits a creepy looking man. The music is ear-splitting – it’s obviously being broadcast to the neighborhood. His chair is pulled right up to the windowsill and he’s leaning on it, watching the passerby. And a table is pulled up next to him, window-height, displaying about a dozen half-consumed bottles of liquor – stacked in an artful pyramid.
Was he selling the booze? Unlikely, given that most of the bottles were partially emptied. Selling shots? – playing bartender to the afternoon pedestrian crowd? Or just showing off his….collection?
So bizarre. NYC never fails to amaze me.
Today’s EAT: I had grand leftover-healthy-chicken plans for the evening, but I got home late and the hubs implored me to fetch McDonald’s. Sigh. Although, while I would never attempt to argue that Mickey D’s is healthy, my dinner of a cheeseburger (300 calories) and small fries (230 calories) isn’t as terrible as it could be, at least not calorie-wise.
Today’s DRINK: Found a great new wine bar today – Vintry Wine and Whiskey on Stone St in the Financial District. I met a friend from undergrad there to catch up – hadn’t seen her in years, and it was awesome! The bar was fantastic too – a little pricy, but a great wine selection and cool theme (they literally serve only wine and whiskey).
Today’s RUN: A semi-intentional day off. I’m still a little sore from lifting on Monday (still – ugh) and had a pretty packed schedule today, so I figured it would be OK if I didn’t make it out to run or to the gym. Tomorrow will be a double-up day though, with yoga in the morning and either running or lifting in the afternoon.