"Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey."
– Malcolm De Chazal
Ken Friedman is now overseeing The Monkey Bar,
60 E. 54th [Mad/Park] 212.288.1010,
part of the New York landscape since 1936.
Shock the Monkey sculpture by Ludvig Löfgren, $145
Best selection of Curious George items
is in Boston; locally, it's B&N.
Ceramic salt and pepper shakers pictured, $22.50, at
William Wayne, 846 Lex [64th/65th] 212.737.8934
and 40 Univ [9th] 212.533.4711.
Two food trucks hat-tip our simian brethren: Gorilla Cheese and Monkey Brothers Lab… Piora, 430 Hudson [Morton/St. Lukes] 212.960.3801, serves tasty monkey bread… Brooklyn microroastery Gorilla coffee is among the city's best.
Patricia Chapple Wright's journey, from 'Brooklyn housewife' in the 1960s to the world's expert on lemurs, is an amazing and lively one.
Read about it in High Moon Over the Amazon:
My Quest to Understand the Monkeys of the Night.
At Ethnix, 636 Bway [Bleecker/Houston]
212.614.6610, a Lega monkey figure from DR Congo.
Beloved Pattycake of the Bronx Zoo, the first gorilla born in New York City, died earlier this year at the age of 40. [Photo: Julie Larsen Maher]… The Times reported earlier this week
about the advanced care facility at the zoo.
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