Arrived after a blissfully uneventful flight, train from Newark to Penn Station, and crappy taxi drive through unpleasant clogs of traffic. It’s fucking hot. Which I knew it would be, but it’s been a long time since I’ve experienced New York pavement-heat.
The room wasn’t ready so I walked around in the heat, had Malaysian lunch at Nyonya, an old favorite, then off to the Angelika Film Center to see what’s playing, pick up a Village Voice, and, most important, sit in a comfy chair in the nice air conditioned lobby.
But best of all, I found Grand Sausages in its new location on Elizabeth. The name is now Deluxe Food Market (because it’s no longer on Grand Street), but it has the same array of prepared foods waiting for me. I’d forgotten about their curry chicken, and then, there it was. I’ll get something there for dinner and bring it back to the room, although in their nice shiny new space they have tables.