A Night Uptown

Uptown,

I spent the evening in your neck of the Manhattan woods, at Columbus Circle’s Jazz at Lincoln Center in the beautiful Allen Room. I met KW there to see the Punch Brothers play — a group of good-looking and extremely talented 20-something musicians. I have a small crush on Noam, the banjo player, but an even larger crush on the Allen Room itself. There’s something both intimate and vast about the space. It’s like your brain can’t decide how to classify the size because of the incredible view of Columbus Circle, Central Park, the uptown skyline. The “spectacular-ness” of the night increased when, just as the music slowed down, the evening’s special guest, the eclipse, covered the moon.

Nature, music and the urban energy all combined to create a truly magical moment, where only the lights of the city and rose glow of the stage spots looked like candles in the ink black night. One of those moments that reminds me of why I love New York.

-Downtown

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One response to “A Night Uptown

  1. gorgeous. YOU love New York. WE love the Allen Room! Have you enjoyed tea from the vantage point of the Mandarin Oriental, 37th floor? Similar setting, though the “scene” is quite different. Mariel Hemingway took me to tea there – surreal for certain. But back to the Allen Room: One of the ten-year old’s friend’s mom’s hosted a concert there around the holidays. The setting was sublime as snowflakes fell against the grey sky and land scapes while little children dressed in red, white and green sang their little voices out – cute but no match for the Punch bros.

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