Found this room for an overnight on Airbnb.com. For $63 it was convenient and a 30 minute walk or short subway ride to mid-town. What a nice surprise to find this dresser top alter to a variety gods and goddesses in my room.
New Zealand artist Max Gimblett. There was an amazing exhibition of Zen Master Hakuin's paintings and calligraphy on display. I particularly was taken by this Oni Zazen. Wish I'd taken a photo of Max. He is giving the workshop again in Dec and Jan. I highly recommend it. It was such a fun time!
Had dinner at Counter on 1st Avenue. A vegetarian place I'd read a review for. I hung out at the window seat in the early evening. Finally "landing" after the drive north in the morning and the high energy workshop with Max.