NYC: the Week That Was
Here's this week's New Yorkology update, from Amy Langfield:
New York City is bracing for a series of "partial strikes" on its transit system, beginning as early as tonight on some of the bus lines serving the outer boroughs. The largest public transit system in the country could still come to a halt in coming days if the union and the MTA fail to agree on a new contract.
Even if there is a strike, Broadway and all the major museums plan to operate on a normal schedule. This includes the Museum of Modern Art, which just opened an impressive show on Pixar Studios. The largest animation exhibit ever featured at MoMA, it includes hundreds of preparatory drawings never seen outside the studio. Especially fun is the series of drawings, sculptures and collages of Edna from The Incredibles, showing her evolve through frumpy, extremely Asian, and Edith Head modifications.
The hot restaurant news is about when Mario Batali's Del Posto restaurant will open (possibly any day now), and whether it's going to be good, over-priced, or short on bathrooms.
Other headlines from NewYorkology this week:
· The original Winnie the Pooh lives in Midtown
· Blue Moon, Marriott among NYC hotel openings
· Without Britney, 'Sweet Charity' to close Dec. 31
· Spotted at Spotted Pig: President Clinton