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You may wonder why on Earth I'm writing about Washington Square Park - a beautiful public park in Greenwich Village bisected by an imaginary continuation of 5th Avenue, with half of the park being in East Village, and the other half being in West Village. Don't get me wrong, Washington Square Park is fantastic; it's just that this is only the second thread in the "Visiting New York" Forum, and we could probably come up with something with a bit more gravitas than this - you know what I'm saying: MoMA, One World Trade Center, etc. Well, as it turns out, there's a banal reason I'm writing about it, and a profound reason I'm writing about it. The banal reason is that I'm watching the 1967 version of "Barefoot in the Park," and guess what the park is? Yep. The fountain was originally built in 1852, and replaced in 1872. The profound reason is the unmistakable mastery behind the photograph in <drum roll> *Google Maps* - yes, Google Maps. Look at this *amazing* photograph of Washington Square Arch (1892) - the only comment necessary is pointing out that, yes, that's the Empire State Building (1931).
We are taking the little guy to the Empire State Building next Saturday. After that we have to be at a concert at W 21st and 5th Ave by 6:30. So we are looking for a kid-friendly, not budget busting, dinner that we can have around 4:30 or 5 pm. He has pretty wide-ranging tastes but taking him to Craft is kind of out of my budget. At six, he is eating more than I am and I don't want to discuss how tall he is. And I suspect that he will be a little (a lot) wired post-ESB so someplace where the volume is already a little on the exuberant side, would be a good thing. Thanks!