The Daily Shortlist March 24

Location: West Village, NYC
Art: Downtown Pix: Mining the Fales Archives 1961-1991
Show time: See website for schedule; Thru April 3
Venue: Grey Art Gallery @ NYU
Food: Babbo
Drink: The Dove
Miscellaneous: Café Reggio

The exhibition Downtown Pix: Mining the Fales Archives 1961-1991, features approximately 300 photographs from the acclaimed collections of the Fales Library at New York University, taking us back to New York during its rawest periods, from the 1960s through the early 1990s, and showing the changes in art and life during these extremely creative decades that changed much of the country. Works included by Nan Goldin, Robert Alexander, Jimmy De Sana, Fred McDarrah, and David Wojnarowicz. One of the six Italian eateries of celebrity chef Mario Battali, Babbo takes Italian American cooking to another level. While the food can be expensive and reservations would be the best way to get a table, this place is highly regarded among food connoisseurs is is nothing short of amazing. Disguised as a lounge The Dove is really a neighborhood bar dressed up in red, white, and gold décor with a nice selection of beers on tap and a very good mixed drink menu featuring delicious martini’s. One of my favorite coffee houses, Café Reggio has the most literate and West Village atmosphere I have been to. A real slice of New York, it was also in the movie Superfly. Go there or be square!

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