New York Play List #3 October 15, 2011

Tribeca lost it’s appeal when the stroller brigade marched in many years ago, but we ventured down to City Winery, the brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the iconic Knitting Factory.  It was his wish to create a space in Manhattan where he could combine his shared passions for wine and music.

No one told me Mary Louise Parker was in the audience until the last strum on Jay Farrar’s guitar because they thought I’d gawk. Farrar has recently added One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Music From Kerouac’s Big Sur (F-Stop/Atlantic), a collaboration project with Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie, to his long list of albums.

As for Mary. Click here for five minutes of the Best of Weeds. Still makes us laugh out loud.

We’re kinda sad that we missed the Led Zeppelin wine pairing, but according to the welcoming staff, this is a semi-regular event at City Winery. Music and wine. Doesn’t get any better than that.

Halloween is Haunting Us

Is life not frightening enough? Everywhere we go, Halloween is haunting us. In this economy, really? Make your own costume for God’s sake. In between sets, we went outside to get some fresh air and our jaws dropped at the creepy flame throwers in the street and we questioned the line that was wrapped around the corner for Blood Manor , 5,000 square feet of terror. Eww. We don’t like terror. We are already terrified of daily existence in NYC.

They actually produce wine at City Winery. We snagged a bottle of the Sohovignon Blanc 2010 because it tasted quite yum.

Fun Flow Interuptus

Our fun flow was interrupted this weekend by our upcoming impressive media tour packed with a combination of editorial and strategic partnership networking meetings. Gift bags, press kits, last-minute details like car service to maneuver the jammed streets of mid-town Manhattan next week, kept us working until 6 pm.

We planned on a Rediscover:Tribeca afternoon, here’s what we missed.

  • Window shopping at Aloha Rag
  • A sample of the blood orange truffle and the four peppercorn dark chocolate at Kee’s Chocolates
  • A breeze through The Compleat Sculptor because after visiting the Musee Rodin we are in awe of this particular art form
  • Skimming through the archives of Almodóvar at Taschen
  • Channeling our childhood at Kidrobot
  • Checking out the one of a kind vintage chic at Legacy

And theres something about needlepoint that’s drawing us to the Purl Shop.

We might return once Aamanns/Copenhagen opens, which is rumored to offer more than classic Danish food; it will serve as a meeting point for Danish culture in Manhattan, becoming the home of Danish design, music and art. Annual meals and celebrations such as Julefrokost or “Christmas lunch” will accompany special events including performances by Danish artists and talks with Danish filmmakers among others.

We’ll probably be back to visit the 92YTribeca as well.

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