Finding yourself in the 90s on the east side, around 9:30, can be a challenge to find a place that’s buzzing. Sfoglia was packed, and other spots closing or on the wane. What to do? Luckily, we had the stamina to walk down Madison until we came across The Carlyle around 76th ! At 10 pm the place was electric and actually a perfect segue to our outing at the 92nd St Y—an interview with the irrepressible and brilliant Gore Vidal. The jazz mixed beautifully with the classic cocktail called the Tommy Rowles, named after the bartender who was there for 50 years, and featured: Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac, Ten Cane Rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and house-made tonic. It was one of those nights where you say “I love New York!” See more photos from The Carlyle here.