First we met on Patchin Place, a little cul de sac with charming townhouses - the way much of New York once was, I imagine.
We pretty much froze to death sketching there, unfortunately, so then we retired to a sandwich shop around the corner to eat hot soup and warm our fingers (plus other parts of our anatomy, that didn't take so well to sitting on cement steps).
After lunch the idea was to sketch the Jefferson library - the building in the background of the Patchin Place sketch - from outside. It's a really impressive building - contrary to what I first thought, not a converted church, but in fact a converted courthouse & prison. Most of us thought the outside would just have to wait, though, and we explored the nicely heated inside of the place.
So I settled on this staircase to see what I could do with the spirals. Pretty impressive place for a public library!
After the library we ventured to a local pub, but it was closed, so we had to settle for coffee and more soup at a nearby French restaurant. Great event!