Text submitted by Valary
This is a great exhibit and I’m happy to help spread the word. I thought it had great art direction and I really liked the use of different media, like the recorded interviews and jukebox. ~ Valary aka nolagrrlnyc
Thank you for coming by. People are always surprised to hear that the Library is doing such cool things like Lunch Hour NYC, but it is! And it’s nice to see visitors appreciate that.
Look back at Valary’s photos here.
Submitted by Little Ladies Who Lunch
Baked whole wheat penne pasta with local cheeses (ricotta by Salvatore Brooklyn; fresh mozzarella by Russo’s) and organic baby spinach in a tomato sauce surrounded by butternut squash puree; haricot verts; Bing cherries; half a peach (our first of the season!) garnished with organic strawberries
The sun is back after a couple of days of heavy rains. The peaches and cherries are back after a long haul without them, too. I think today is going to be a great day!
Thanks for the submission, Little Ladies! It makes us wish we could rewind to the beginning of summer again.
Submitted by Joseph Timmons.
Curious question comes to mind, remember the “Automats”, the cafeterias of the future, which vanished into obscurity just as quickly? The concept of “the 3rd place”, that respite on the edge of between home and work, or a place that is solely yours for the moment of pause in the busy daily life. Today, so many people want a moment to relax and forget about the real world, but all too quickly the 3rd place needs to be replaced, shops become so popular or trendy that they lose the flavor that made them once special. I lament, the point is that in our search for the perfect place, we forget the simple pleasures of life, and often look back into the past, looking for the good times gone by.
As I remember, NY is the place where all things are possible, a city of dreams and dreamers. I had spent numerous times at the NYPL, one of my first 3rd places, and looking back with misty eyed fondness of yesterday, it always will be.
In short, I Love NY.
Joseph Timmons, Misplaced New Yorker