Photo of the day: LEFT OUT TO FRY – Your flip flops are sticking to the tar in the streets, your ice cream cone drips down your arm the moment you reach for it, your underwear is wet and you haven’t been swimming, the back of your neck “is feeling dirty and gritty”, walking more than three blocks you start to feel faint, every metal object in the city is hot to the touch, you dread the thought of going down to that lower level subway, what can I sacrifice to pay that higher electric bill this month?, I wonder if the Twilight Zone’s “Midnight Sun” episode is on METV tonight?, you’re on your fourth ice cold $1.00 water bottle, all of a sudden carrying an umbrella doesn’t seem so old Asian lady dorky-like, your sun screen just melts right off your arms…, what idiot goes jogging in this polluted heat?, you find yourself listening for the Mr. Softee truck music (which you loathe), oh hell – I’m taking my shirt off…why didn’t I exercise more?, will Mayor Bloomberg arrest me if I jump in that fountain?? Here I go . . . !
MIDNIGHT MOVES: Where else but in New York can you find a place to play a friendly game of chess – at 2 a.m.?
The Village Chess Shop has been at the same location since 1972. In the heart of Greenwich Village, just one block below Washington Square Park. It was the first place created where chess players could come and play, as well as a place to shop. “The Chess Shop” has hundreds of chess sets from all over the world displayed. Many a tourist has come in smiling, saying how wonderful that such a “museum of chess” exists.
“The Chess Shop” is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year! Your move . . .
Village Chess Shop 230 Thompson Street New York City, NY 10012
LEFT OUT TO DRY: It’s the unofficial end to summer. Washington Square Park is brimming with activity, especially in the coveted sprays of the central fountain. NYU University looms around the circumference of the (9.75 acre) park as the students and local residents enjoy those last romps in the fountain, perfecting their summer’s tan and just lazing in the sun while those soggy sneakers are left out to dry.