Today, Child #4 and I headed to Greenwich Village for a walking food and cultural tour. In three syllables, is was FAN-TAS-TIC! Seriously, I would recommend this in a New York minute! We sampled; we walked; we learned; we made new friends; we had fun.
Meet Cherry Lane Theatre, located in Greenwich Village. It's an off-off-broadway theatre. So, what makes a theatre "broadway," "off-broadway," or "off-off-broadway"?
Answer: The number of seats in the theatre. Broadway=500+ seats, 0ff-broadway=100-499 seats, off-off-broadway=less than 100 seats.
And look who's currently playing at the Cherry Lane? RICHARD DREYFUSS!
One of the several food stops on the tour was Joe's Pizza. In Spider Man 2, Tobey Maguire/Peter Parker got fired from Joe's Pizza. Joe's Pizza has been around for 30 years. They cook their pies in gaslit ovens that run 600 - 650 degrees fahrenheit. A hop, skip and a jump away on Bleecker Street, John's Pizzeria, which started in 1929, cooks their pies in a coal-fired oven at 900 degrees.
Neopolitan New York pizza from Joe's. What makes NY pizza so special? Apparently, it's the water used in the dough. This pizza was uberdelicious!
Greenwich Locksmiths. Sounds kind of boring, but keep scrolling...
A wall of keys! Some people are so creative.
An entire chair made of keys. Child #4 said it wasn't all that comfortable!
The Lobster Place on Bleecker Street, where the upscale chefs of New York City come to shop! Child #4 is staring at the fishy wares on display, a little grossed out.
A last bit of trivia: Greenwich Village takes up two square miles of Manhattan.
Oh, and we booked our 3-hour walking tour with Food of New York Tours, 212-209-3370. Highly recommended by both Child #4 and me.
Tomorrow: Random House, Wicked, shopping for souvenirs, ???