A quick recap:
dievca tried to get a COVID-19 antibody test the morning after the riots started in NYC. she walked to three midtown urgent care centers and they were all closed. Apparently, the decision to close was made that morning for workers’ safety – it wasn’t known to dievca at 8 am. Then she drove 2000 miles, roundtrip to her Mother.
dievca was finally was able to get an antibody test last week and play detective when she scheduled an appointment at the NY.gov temporary tent medical center in her neighborhood. On her walk to have blood drawn she ran into some new park artwork:
The COVID-19 antibody test came back negative. That means that her co-worker who ended up with a positive test did not get sick at work, they picked up the virus in Queens.
PS. she’s not planning on kissing the Frog Prince with COVID-19 lurking about~
Photos: dievca NYC Hudson Yards 06/2020
And the City echoes in its Silence
Photos: dievca Hudson Yards 'the vessel' 5pm on a Friday 03/2020
“Which creature has one voice
and yet becomes four-footed
“Man—who crawls on all fours as a baby,
then walks on two feet as an adult,
and then uses a walking stick in old age”.
“There are two sisters:
one gives birth to the other
and she, in turn, gives birth to the first.
Who are the two sisters?”
“day and night”
Photos: dievca Hudson Yards - outside of the 7 subway station 10/2019
Good Cortado from Mercado Little Spain-Hudson Yards!
Beak jutting out.
Dubbing it – “The Bird”
Do you see it?
Photos: Dog – stock, Building in Hudson Yards NYC – dievca 05/2019
dievca had dinner at the Zodiac Room in Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards. It was a soft opening and the restaurant was empty. There were unlimited Popovers and dievca’s sparkling rosés were filled to the brim. All in all, a lovely evening.
What dievca wore:
She may not have looked good (she thinks she did), but she felt fabulous!
They had Popovers galore — and dievca knows that popovers are not good on the 2nd day, but she took one home to try again… Hmmm, did they give her the strawberry butter? Hah! They did!
On her way out of the store — dievca loved this sweatshirt (left), but it is handmade and $450…
And the Big Apple Le Creuset is cute (right), but it cannot compete with the one that dievca’s friend gave her for her birthday,,,
She has used it like crazy!
Did dievca tell you about her friend packing the Le Creuset dutch oven in her suitcase, coming from Europe and TSA thinking it was a —- well, something of interest. When dievca opened up her gift it was wrapped heavily in TSA tape.
Where was Master? He had friends in from the West Coast and they needed attention.
Not dievca’s worry, Thank goodness… instead she was heavily into the sparkling rosé.
dievca has watched this “thing” grow in the Hudson Yards for the past year.
The word “Vessel” never came to her mind…
“The Thomas Heatherwick–designed structure has been controversial, as some have likened its shape to a doner kebab, while others believe it could be New York’s Eiffel Tower.”
~Nick Mafi, Architectual Digest
Her free tickets to the “Vessel” are for today at 10:00 am – she will let you know how it goes~ (i.e. coronary from climbing all the stairs, stress from the crowds, confusion at the design.)
Note: Master didn’t want to go — he needs to get work done, so he’s waiting until you don’t need tickets.
What dievca is wearing:
After the Vessel, she is hopping on the 7 train to Grand Central where she will catch the Metro-North to Garrison. The Arden Point-Hudson Highlands State Park offers a simple 3.7 mile hike. Weather is showing no rain and temperatures up to 58F / 15C. Should be nice!
Photos: Related - Oxford and dievca
dievca was walking by one of the corporate headquarter buildings in NYC: (SAP, L’Oreal, BCG, plus Tapestry – the new Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman umbrella group, etc.) and spotted them cleaning the interior windows with a boom lift.
Wonder where they store the lift after usage ~
Photo: dievca NYC 01/2018