December 16, 2003

Inside Washington Irving and Eating at Pete's

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Organ Pipes in Washington Irving High School's auditorium

Mural inside Washington Irving High School

Foyer and mezzanine at Washington Irving High School

Sunday's Greenwich Village Orchestra performance was at Washington Irving High School, which isn't the safest school in New York, which is why I was pleasantly surprised when I walked inside. The building has interior spaces that some say are worthy of landmark status. Features of note include a two-story foyer with a mezzanine balcony, the auditorium, several murals, and some impressive wood columns.

After the orchestra performance, we ate at Pete's Tavern, which has a rich history as New York's longest continuously operating bar and restaurant. operating since 1864. In 1902, Pete's regular, O. Henry wrote The Gift of the Magi while sitting in his favorite booth.

- More on Washington Irving High School's history

Post-show hunger - Rachelle and her cheeseburger

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