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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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Tunnellers’ Progress

The Second Avenue Subway report. The drilling head is now more than  1100 feet into the rock– I calculate that it is just about level with Ethel’s apartment at 87th Street!  Service pipes and cables are being rerouted at each Station site. Poor Second Avenue, it all looks such a mess and pessimists feel that it will be never-ending.

Marking out where NOT to drill

Busy day!

Between 20 and 30 trucks such as this one are loaded from the elevator machine each day

. . . . this one is being loaded from the hopper as we speak!

And this a view of the supply hole showing the beginning of the tunnel and the tracks for the hauling equipment about 60 feet down


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