Holidays in the city

It’s the time of year for the holiday windows! I snapped these by the office today at Saks Fifth Avenue. Enjoy!

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My mom sent me a link to this article from my Uncle.

It’s really quite amazing.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/07/13/captured-new-york-city-from-above/

Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village

Statue of Liberty

Central Park

Speed Dating

It’s been a while since I’ve been to a speed dating event, so I was kinda nervous about this one.  It was actually a pretty big event.

My sister emailed me a groupon for the World’s Largest Singles Event held at Slate on 21st St & Broadway in Manhattan.  Apparently, they attempted to break a Guinness Book of World Records for the largest singles event? Something like that. Anyway, I figured it would be fun. I convinced my friend Laryssa from work to go with me. Continue reading

The Alphabet City jingle

Recently, my aunt and uncle visited from the midwest.  They told us about a jingle they and their friends used to say back in the day (1980s) when visiting the neighborhood of Alphabet City in Manhattan.

  • “Avenue A, you’re A-Ok. Avenue B, be careful. Avenue C, wait and see. Avenue D, you’re dead.”

After doing some google searches, I’ve found some others from the 1980s.

  • “Avenue A, you’re adventurous. Avenue B, you’re brave. Avenue C, you’re crazy. Avenue D, you’re dead.”
  • “A is Alright, B is Be Careful, C is Caution and D is Danger”
  • “A you’re alright, B you’re beaten, C you’re cut, D, you’re dead”
  • “Avenue A: You’re OK, Avenue B: Let’s wait and see, Avenue C: You’re CraZy, “Avenue D: You’re dead”
  • “Avenue A, A-OK.  Avenue B, Bad.  Avenue C, Crime.  Avenue D, Death.”

Oh, how times have changed. I recently walked home at 1am and felt completely safe. NYC is not scary anymore. 🙂

My trip to bean town

Today, I’m traveling to Boston for work. My train leaves Penn Station at 8:30am and I pre-purchased the tickets. I’ve been to Penn Station before, but only once to travel by train, and that was on the New Jersey Transit system. Today I’m traveling by Amtrak. Continue reading

Compost Cookie

Ok, so uh, yeah. It’s actually quite delicious.

compost cookie ® – pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, butterscotch, chocolate chips

http://www.momofuku.com/

Tribeca Film Festival 2010

The Tribeca Film Festival was only started in 2002. I thought it had been around much longer. Tribeca is a neighborhood of Manhattan.

The way the festival works is, movies have a “premiere” at one of several theaters involved in the festival (some are auditoriums at colleges). This is when most celebrities go to watch and the “red carpet” thing happens. Continue reading