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Cornelia Street Café

Three artists opened the Cornelia Street Café on July 4, 1977, and it is known as much for its performances as is for its food. According to its website, Suzanne Vega got her start here, as did Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues.” Dr. Oliver Sacks was a regular, and it still presents everything from science lectures to free jazz. The events are in an intimate space downstairs, though in the summer and warmer months, the sidewalk tables open onto a stage that’s always changing, the West Village itself. (29 Cornelia St. 212-989-9319.)


Signed fine art Giclee prints on museum-quality, one-quarter-cotton 280 gsm paper with archival inks are available in two sizes:

5 x 7 for $55 (email me about this size)
9 x 12 for $95

Editions are strictly limited to 365 copies, and each annotated print is a beautiful reminder that our days are numbered.


  1. esther

    January 17, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Love this. Been to the Cafe many times – like having a little piece of Paris in my back yard.

    1. John Donohue

      January 18, 2017 at 2:50 am

      Thanks Esther! Glad you liked it.

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