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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!

     

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NYday-July 29

Randall’s Island is in the East River accessable by car from the Triboro Bridge (Now  renamed at a cost of four milion dollars to the “Robert Kennedy” Bridge) or by footbridge  just across the FDR Drive about five or six blocks from my building:

Unusual view of the City for Randall's Island . . . . .

Unusual view of the City from Randall's Island . . . . .

And the bridge to get there . . . . .

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2nd1It’s a gala day for we upper east-siders! The tunnelers have completed the bridgeing over of Second Avenue and are begining to move underground. They have left themselves access through large metal sections which they can lift and replace at will. They have already lowered two back hoes into the hole  below and have begun to excavate the access tunnel.

2nd2Blasting signs have been erected at all the street corners so we expect that they will be attacking the rock shortly. Perhaps this will shake down the building next door?

Ethel is now out of hospital but her leg has to be treated twice each day–once by a visiting nurse. My apartment is taking on the look of an emergency room.

Visiting Nurse

Visiting Nurse

The Conservatory Gardens are just opposite the hospital where Ethel was being treated. They make a welcome break from the ward atmosphere:

Crabapple walk

Crabapple walk

Head well over the ball! Gardener tending the lawn

Head well over the ball! Gardener tending the lawn

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