Take Tea at Gracie Mansion, or Ten Other Spots
On Inauguration Day, the 92nd Street Y is offering a “tea tour” of Gracie Mansion: “Spend an afternoon exploring New York's most celebrated residence ... Enjoy a private tour followed by tea service in the grand ballroom. Afterward, relax in Carl Schurz Park [really? in this weather?] or take in the magnificent views along the East River promenade.” If the $45 ticket is a little rich for your blood, the Observer has a list of more humble tearooms around town.