Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday Morning at Lincoln Center: Breakfast on the grassy steps of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn

It was sunny and pleasant at Lincoln Center just before 8 a.m. today when we took our oatmeal and iced tea from Starbucks to the grassy steps of the sloping Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn.

The lawn, just south of the new Juilliard School building on Lincoln Center's north plaza, forms the top of a restaurant, Lincoln.

According to a recent article in the New York Times, "It was forced to close just two weeks after opening last June because of mysterious brown spots that turned out to be dehydration caused by irrigation problems. It reopened about a week later and stayed open until November."

They've fixed whatever problems the lawn had, and the grassy steps were lush and so pristine we felt a little guilty sitting on the third step with a police officer or security guard the only other person in the facility. But he just smiled.

The Kentucky bluegrass is held in place by geoweb cells as well as its roots. It may look worse for wear later in the season, but this morning it made for a gorgeous spot to have an al fresco breakfast before giving a final exam at a great metropolitan Jesuit university. We're just sorry we missed the puppets from War Horse, who were around the other day.

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