The first leg of our trip we stayed with our dear friend Christine in her apartment on Second Ave/4th Street in Manhattan, smack in the middle of the old 'Lower East Side": not only the neighborhood that provided Luz with her earliest childhood memories -having lived there between the ages of 3 and 10 years oldm - but also the apartment I shared with Christine for a while when I worked in NYC in the early eighties.
On our first day we got up extremely early (yes, jet lag, of course...) and walked the streets between 6 and 8 AM. Needless to say we found many changes since we last roamed these streets 5 years ago. Brightly colored fun storefronts like this one, however, could always be found in this artsy fartsy area... But this shop? What is it all about? The name certainly is intrigueing!