Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Death of a Salesman


I just found out that Joe Ades, the British accented carrot and potato peeler salesman of Union Square Greenmarket has passed away! So sad! He was an icon of determination for me when I first arrived in NYC. Whenever I would begin feeling beaten down by this crazy city, I'd go watch Joe on a Saturday morning for some inspiration. Rain or snow, he'd be there selling his peelers in designer suits, bellowing the peeler's benefits in his strong British accent. He made the peelers sound like they could work magic and had large crowds around him constantly, many whom were smiling. Needless to say, he sold...and he sold well. He was a beacon of determination.

Take a moment to pay respect. A New York icon has passed. Well, a NYC icon to me.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Dove: My new/old favorite bar


It's been a while since I've been to The Dove... probably a few years, and I must say,...it's quite awesome. I've always been obsessed with the wallpaper there...now I'm loving the happy hour, the snacky-snacks (lovely tea sandwiches) and some rather pretty people of all ages. The staff was very sweet, as well. Five stars... do it.

228 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012-1303
(212) 254-1435