Eric was a ray of sunshine, from his orange spectacles to his salmon-colored pants (not pictured unfortunately), when we snapped his photo on the street in Fort Greene Sunday afternoon. When he’s not on one of his many great adventures around the world, he’s studying at Pratt Institute in Clinton Hill. We caught up with Eric for a split second before he slipped into the recording studio–he co-hosts an online radio show on WPIR, Pratt’s radio station. Hoping to catch a little lightening in a bottle, we had to ask him: What’d You Do This Weekend?
FRIDAY: Spent the day booking a trip to central Portugal to spend a week in mid-March researching my thesis project in the countryside where the building is sited. Went to my girlfriend’s East Village apartment for Shabbat dinner consisting of all of the trimmings: chicken soup, kugel, salad and well, chicken. Passed out after a full meal and a great Rioja wine and awoke shortly thereafter dazed to go out for drinks at The Summit Bar on Avenue C for her buddy’s birthday because I’m a good boyfriend. Packed bar, short on patience, long on the drinks.
SATURDAY: Brunch at L’asso on Mott Street–great little Italian spot, not too sceney, not too noisy. Walked uptown to MoMA. Saw the new Cindy Sherman exhibit in all of its extremely disturbing glory and mosey-ed on through the other temporary exhibitions on printmaking and the architecture of the foreclosure crisis. Hung out in the sculpture garden and the photography galleries. Got coffee and drank it in Central Park. Rushed home to Clinton Hill to change into more comfortable shoes and clothing and for a quick espresso at [Locanda] Vini e Olli, which was packed, but I was served quickly and in style! Went out to dinner at Kutsher’s in Tribeca, a snazzy restaurant themed after the Borscht-Belt getaway of yore by the same name. The salmon I ordered was cooked to perfection–crispy outside, succulent, juicy and above all, fresh! It also paired well with a Southampton Double White beer. Capped off the night at a loft party in a beautiful three-story apartment close to the South Street Seaport.
RATING: Eric, in true student style, opted to grade his weekend instead of rate it. A– , in short, a typical New York weekend.