Monday, March 9, 2009
After a long night of exuberance, we went back to our hotel, the bohemian icon Hotel Chelsea. Dylan wrote "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" here! Mark Twain, O.Henry, Sid Vicious, William S. Burroughs, and Leonard Cohen all stayed or livd here. I wouldn't stay there again. Some places are better left as nostalgia. After a good night's rest we went to The Shake Shack in Madison Square Park. If you remember nothing else, remember this: TRY THE CHICAGO DOG!!! It's the best hot dog on the planet. After the hot dog, we went to the best book store in the world, Strand's. They have every book imaginable from a table devoted to Murakami to a whole section of over-sized coffee table books. Truly a mecca for book lovers. Afterwards, we went to Max Brenner's chocolate shop to have a hot cocoa and other indulgences. Here are some pics.