Photo diary: springtime in Soho

May 2, 2013
Beautiful Saturday in spring

Beautiful Saturday in spring

Andy and I met his college buddies Jake and Cesar for a shopping expedition to Soho

Andy and I met his college buddies Jake and Cesar for a shopping expedition to Soho

First stop: the Puck Building. In the lobby, a display of antique printing plates

First stop: the Puck Building. In the lobby, a display of antique printing plates

Andy shopped for glasses at Warby Parker, the hip n groovy store that sells cheap frames and books

Andy shopped for glasses at Warby Parker, the hip n groovy store that sells cheap frames and books

Clearly modeled on the Apple Store, Warby Parker swarms with friendly smart salespeople who look like reg'lar folks, conduct sales with handheld devices, and eavesdrop on conversations, eager to answer free-floating questions

Clearly modeled on the Apple Store, Warby Parker swarms with friendly smart salespeople who look like reg’lar folks, conduct sales with handheld devices, and eavesdrop on conversations, eager to answer free-floating questions

Shopping for a wallet, I poked my head into Pearl River Mart. I didn't buy this one.

Shopping for a wallet, I poked my head into Pearl River Mart. I didn’t buy this one.

We wandered through the arty throngs looking for someplace to have drinks.

We wandered through the arty throngs looking for someplace to have drinks.

Jake and Andy

Jake and Andy

We wound up at Pera Soho. Cesar wrangled the blistered shishito peppers.

We wound up at Pera Soho. Cesar wrangled the blistered shishito peppers.

Kim showed up after her pole-dancing class in time to share some charred octopus.

Kim showed up after her pole-dancing class in time to share some charred octopus.

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