Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Perfect New York City Day: Gustafer Yellowgold's Show and Murray's Sturgeon Shop

We had an incredible time at Gustafer Yellowgold's show on Saturday. It was at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side, literally just a few blocks from where we used to live. We drove by our old building looking for a parking space and the kids pointed out some of their favorite memories from our old stomping grounds - the horse statue, the "sitting place" on the front stairs, the meeting place of the (now defunct) "Sleeping Outside Club," and butterfly corner, every bit as resplendent as we remembered it.

Even though we no longer live in Manhattan, I feel Magpie and Kay will always have a decent amount of New Yorker in them.  But Ziggy, sadly, not so much. He's the only member of our family to never live in New York City. And he is clearly not a City Baby. When we told him we were going to the City, he immediately got out his little tourist map.

This is how he spent the rest of breakfast:

Gustafer Yellowgold's Show was fabulous, and in addition to hearing so many of our favorite songs like Panther Stamp Pants and Pinecone Lovely, we were also lucky enough to hear some fantastic new songs from the soon-to-be-released Infinity Sock DVD.

After the show, Gustafer was kind enough to meet his many adoring fans.

And to pose for a photo with Magpie.

Magpie got to meet Morgan Taylor, too.

After the show, we walked a few blocks down to Murray's Sturgeon Shop. We've been going to Mursy's (as toddler Magpie used to call it) since before the kids were born, and believe it or not, my parents and grandparents used to go there, too. (It's been an UWS landmark since 1946.)  H&H bagels, hand-sliced nova, and (for me) tofu cream cheese. This, you just can't get in the suburbs.

It was a perfect New York City day.

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