Chinatown marketing strategy: place crabs in a "dancing" position to make them appear more delectable. Who wants couch potato crabs when they could have prima ballerinas? New York's an amazing place for sketching; I could have spent a whole day at any of the places we visited. And we never even made it to Red Hook or Coney Island. I'll have to come back, as soon as the restraining order is lifted.

(By the way, this represents my first use of my super-cool new Schmincke watercolors. It was like painting with caviar. Sort of.)