If you know me at all, you'll know that the Lower East Side is my favorite neighborhood in NYC. You can definitely ask me why, but to be honest the answer is lost a bit in the fogs of my lived memory of the city.
For a while, I lived out most of my social life in that part of the city. And though many of my haunts are gone, it is still home to Barrio Chino (where some of my best writing has been done), the Tenement Museum (where some of my best touristing has been done), and -- from today and through August 12 -- the wonderful productions of Shakespeare in the Parkinglot (where I swear my daughter got her obsession with all things Shakespeare).
You heard me: Shakespeare in the ParkINGLOT. If you haven't been, you haven't truly spent a summer in NYC. Trust me, and, please, just go. For the first half of July, they'll be doing All's Well That Ends Well every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7pm.
It may not be urban nature, but it sure is urban art, and that's almost as good.
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