More Midtown

Breezed over to the 4th Street subway station to take the F uptown. Got off at 57th and went to take a peek at Central Park; then doubled back to the Parker Meridien (56th and 6th) to go to the Burger Joint, which everyone recommends. You sidle by the curtains to a dinky little room with a counter and cardboard signs. Get ready to order fast. $7 for a smallish and delicious burger. Nice little bar at the hotel, too, would be a dark, cool place to sink down and have morning coffee or afternoon pick-me-up.

Headed to Rockefeller Plaza, busy spot. ID-Soul show at Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza to promote the book by I-D Magazine. Socially-responsible and humanistic words and images from artists and fashion designers. Some cool stuff; I liked the way it was hung.

Lever House, Park & 53rd, 1950s modern, wanted to see the restaurant but it's closed for renovations. Wikipedia: "Lever House, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill ... is the pioneer curtain wall skyscraper in New York City. The 92 meters tall building features an innovative courtyard and public space. Most of the headquarters of the corporations on and around Park Avenue adopted this style of building." Enjoyed the cute big Sanrio sculptures, as did many.

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