Friday, May 26, 2006


Tribeca and Central Park

We enjoyed a French bistro lunch with media consultant Carrie Tuhy at The Odeon restaurant in trendy Tribeca, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Daniel Libeskind, architectural theorist and master planner for the new World Trade Center development was at a nearby table.

Strolling past The Plaza Hotel on our way to Central Park, we spied a blue glass nazar bocugu hanging from a horse-drawn carriage, the kind of old-fashioned buggy lovers rent for trips through the massive urban garden designed in 1858 by Frederick Law Olmstead, the founder of landscape architecture. Sure enough, the carriage driver Ahmet was Turkish – although his horse Bunny was not! Ahmet said that several of his fellow Central Park carriage drivers are also Turkish…he took some EH postcards to disseminate to unsuspecting romantic tourists.

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