Carmine's (Kasey, Judge Hohengarten, and Jeanette)
Queens Mental Health Court (Jeff, Michelle, Jeanette, Yolonda- from D.C., Judge Hohengarten, and Kasey; Judge Crain is in the second row)
The view from my room.
Well, I got back last night from a four day trip to New York City. It was a busy trip, but a good one. I went with a group from the courthouse (with defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, counsellors, and planners), and we visited four mental health courts in three days (Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx). I also got to spend a bit of time wandering around the city. In addition to some good food (Carmine's near Broadway, Joe's Lobster Bar in Soho, John's Pizza in Greenwich village), we also hit a fun piano bar (Don't Tell Your Mama) with performers who were working (or auditioning for roles) on Broadway, and Judge Crain and I went to see Pat Martino's quartet at Birdland in Midtown. The weather was great, the New Yorkers were friendly, and the travel was relatively hassle free. Good trip. I love New York, but it just seems so frenetic (and I missed Amy!). Good time, but I'm glad to be home.
Jeff on the subway