Jul 16 2019

NYC Municipal Archives

31 Chamber Street
New York

The archives for New York City, includes the vital records of birth, death and marriage, which you can walk out with a copy, paying $11 (online is $15?).

It is a beautiful building, next to the city hall, in the style of Paris Opera, the Palais Garnier, with intricate skylight and beautiful doors and windows. Have dinner at Coco Bistro and drinks at the Oyster House on Pier A @ Battery Park.


Jul 16 2019

Pier 17 after Coco

An evening @ the South Street Seaport, on the Pier 17, after Coco Bistro.

Jul 16 2019

Pier A

22 Battery Pl
New York, NY 10004 @ SSS

We stopped by after South Street Seaport for drinks @ the Oyster House.

Pier A is ‘covered’ with a harbor house. At the front is the three story part (2nd floor is  the table serving Blacktail and 3rd is for event), and at the rare by the water, is the ground floor Oyster House. Self serving, foods and drinks are done at the right, tables are on the left and out doors. I’ve not been in NY for long – only 30 some years, so didn’t know what the fish market era was really like – like since 1830s. But in my genealogy research, I did learn something about it: NYC is where U.S. began after gaining the independence from the British. The fish market ‘culture’ dominated the city. Fulton market was the oldest fish market in the U.S., long before they moved it to Bronx in 2005. I suppose this Pier A is probably as close as one could get to that bygone ear. If you’re interested in this, go visit South Street Seaport Museum.

We only have drinks out on the duck, but probably will return for some foods?


Jul 16 2019

Coco Bistro

233-235 Front St
Peck Slip, NY 10038
South Street Seaport

At this time there are only 15 reviews: either 4 or 5, or 1. It seems the love and hate relations with their customers.

I’d give 3.5 and probably will return.

It’s on a corner with good decoration and the view of Brooklyn Bridge. Good service. Good breads. Good bathroom. Delicious food: the escargot and duck are far better than the tapenade – not to say the tapenade isn’t good – bit too salty tho. Are there any not too salty tapenade -:) oh well.

More young women than men … and we’re definitely the oldies there. Oh well. Oldies need to eat too 🙂

Overall it’s a pleasant experience, except the music is too loud – oldies can’t handle it -:) …