The Traveling Ballet Master-
A night out with O’Henry.
It’s Wednesday of the 2nd week of teaching at STEPS. I’ve just finished class and my fiancé is there to meet me. Tonight we heading down to Gramercy Park to meet up with her friend at a landmark restaurant called “Pete’s Tavern”.
Pete’s Tavern is the oldest continuously operating restaurant and bar in New York City. It’s a beautiful old fashion wooden and brass bar and the restaurant is filled with hundreds of photos of decades of famous patrons up on the walls. The food was great and very reasonably priced.
One surprise about Pete’s Tavern was that it was a favorite hangout for one of our great American writers, William Sydney Porter, also known as O’Henry.
His most famous story, “The Gift of the Magi” was penned from his favorite boothin Pete’s Tavern. Which is across the street from where he lived in beautiful Gramercy Park.
More to come…