We were celebrating a friend's Big Birthday - one of those extremely round number birthdays - at a swell hotel in Greenwich Village
, so what could possibly go wrong? Just one little thing, as you'll see.
The Walker Hotel
, at 52 West 13th Street, is one of several Greenwich Village lodgings that mixes some of the olde New York, Victorian spirit of literary giants like Henry James and more modern Village people such as Bob Dylan. Like the Marlton Hotel
on 8th Street and the Washington Square Hotel, it represents the unlikely but successful marriage of traditional comforts with a 21st-century hip flair. Moreover, Society Café
, its flagship restaurant, fits right in.