On Monday, a lot of people had off for President's Day, plus it was Kevin's actual birthday date, so we went big. We started at the new park in Chelsea, the High Line Elevated Park. It's weird and urban, but definitely cool with a nice view of the city. Afterwards, we went to Chelsea Market to warm up and get lunch.
Kevin's friends in High Line Elevated Park in Chelsea
Observation deck area of High Line with bleacher-like seating
Being a writer, Kevin is really into bookstores. So we went over to the Strand, a huge bookstore in the East Village with the city's largest collection of rare books. It's maybe the second-largest used bookstore in the world (after Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon), and it's family-owned.
Perusing books at the Strand
We dipped into a costume store, and I thought it would be funny to buy this mask for a gag because we're always singing "Fox in the Snow." It a long story, but it was funny. It's New York, so no one even noticed. Finally we ended up drinking at Blind Tiger Ale House in the West Village. Such a fun active day!
Jon, Fox in the Snow, Briggs
At the Blind Tiger Ale House in the West Village