Vlog 6 – Green Heights to Jazzy Basements
The green is dancing around the old rail track. The High Line in Manhattan is a real sightseeing tour. You’re walking above the roads and have great views of the city. Walked down to take a peak in Chelsea Market and ate some nice oysters in ‘Lobster Place’. After that I went to rainy Times Square and quickly went home to prepare myself for the night to come.
Because the greatest clubs in the bubbly Greenwich Village area were waiting for me. Started off at the playful Fat Cat. The first time you walk in there, you have to take the time to take it all in. It’s a huge basement where there are loads spots to play table tennis, pool, play chess and all sorts of games. And this combined with great live music makes it a place to definitely visit again.
Next stop is Mezzrow, named after clarinet player Milton ‘Mezz’ Mezzrow. It’s a small, intimate club, like a little theater. The musicians hit me straight in the heart and brought me to tears with their mesmerizing music. After that a cool jam followed.
Smalls was the next on my list. It’s the bigger brother of Mezzrow and has the same nice feel even though it’s a bit bigger. It took me to a time when I wasn’t even born. And the music was to die for. Singers who were smooth voiced and raw edged. My phone could only take pictures by then, so no moving footage, but if you’re ever around please visit especially those last two places. Again a great day!
Next up: heading to Bryant Park & The New York Public Library