It is nothing like having good friendships. The delight of becoming friends with the entire family and the fellowships that grow in years are golden.
On a wintry January evening, I was invited to attend my friends, Benita and Curtis’s daughter Taylor’s 22nd birthday party. The celebration was at Lolita Bar at 266 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002.
As soon as I walked on Broome Street in Lower Manhattan, I thought of a recent photography exhibit of Berenice Abbott at the Science, Industry and Business Library (188 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016). The exhibit: “Berenice Abbott’s Changing New York,” are black and white images of the city from 1935 to 1938.
Lolita Bar is located in an area that is reminiscence to the old-fashioned New York that is the fashionable—New York City today.
While Taylor’s beauty and bright smile dazzled the “cool” bar, her elegant parents mingled with their daughter’s friends and colleagues. I conversed with her guests; enjoyed a genuine “Brooklyn Lager” beer; and walked through the art work on the exposed brick walls such as: “See Me, See You,” oil on wood and “Amazon Queen,” oil on canvas.
Sometime later, we said good night to Taylor. “Thanks for coming Wanda.” She said, and I gave her a huge hug. Her proud parents stared at their enchanting daughter.
“See you guys this weekend.” She said; grinned and good bye kisses landed on her cheeks.
Lolita Bar is a trendy lounge, in a trendy neighborhood—SoHo. It blends beautifully with the international low-key crowd of the historical Lower East Side community.
Catch it if you can at www.lolitabar.net, www.brooklynbrewery.com and http://digitalgallery.nypl.org