So far I’m not so impressed with 2008:
* I’ve been dumped!!
* 60 people were laid off in early January, including some very good friends of mine.
* My boss resigned, as did 2 people I also really like working with (is it me?)
...And now, while perusing the Eater blog today, I’ve learned that one of my favourite places in New York, Palacinka, closed its doors on Sunday due to yet another greedy bloody New York landlord hiking up the rent.
I realise there are people in the world with real problems, but I’m thoroughly peeved.
First DT:UT and now Palacinka.
I loved Palacinka. I didn’t quite make my mark on Palacinka in the same way I literally did with DT:UT – it was the first time I’d had S’mores and I wasn’t very adept at it and while talking and gesturing I managed to fling a flaming marshmallow across the room where it landed on a table and scorched it. Fortunately there weren't many witnesses – but I did very much enjoy hanging out there with friends and enjoying a café con leche and a delicious mushroom, mozzarella, potato and pesto crepe.
I’m so not impressed with the way things are heading in New York. If Barrio Chino turns out to be next I may seriously consider making the most of my European passport and my French A level and skedaddle off to Paris!!
RIP Palacinka :-(
Photo courtesy of NY Magazine