Wednesday, May 31, 2006
This bench is so swervy, curvy, smooth, low and delicious. I love looking at it.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Walked down into the City Hall subway stop, and heard this great singing around the corner. This is what I saw.
Turns out they got on the next train with me. They had been practicing their 5-part harmony. Here they are, singing for their supper. They were not your average subway entertainers, and people were quite happy to listen to them. Watch for them on the R,W.
I'm not going to lose my temper, i'm not going to lose my temper. . .
I was still in there after 4pm, closing time. I guess once you get your numbered ticket, they stay until you are taken care of, or at least get your turn at the window to be turned away lacking a form, signature, (add your reason here), etc.
I got in trouble for taking this photo. Not sure what they want to hide in here at the DMV. Maybe they are worried about someone memorizing the eye chart? DO NOT memorize the eye chart!
Monday, May 29, 2006
Yeah! A new state park is going in 1 block west of our warehouse loft. Looks like it might be finished in time for summer. Then we will have a season to enjoy the waterfront before all the humongous residential tower projects go in along the river there. More photos to follow later this week.
New state park on north 9th and Kent street.
Sunday, May 28, 2006
another sideways moblog brought to you by dTourist
This thing is growing on the southwest corner of Central Park, just north of Columbus Circle, hence the building's name: 15 CPW. The old Mayflower Hotel was torn down to make way for this new crazy-exclusive stack of condos. Prices start at 3 million.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
I need to find out the story on this building going up on N. 7th. It is insanely tall in comparison to the surrounding neighborhood.
And look how tall the crane is. How high will this go?
These photos all taken from my 4-story high roof.
If you know more about this building, please comment.
Friday, May 26, 2006
Pool table and bike on the wall (click to enlarge).
East River Bar neighbor.
Sorry Jade. I guess you and your Suicidal Tendencies are going to have to remain sideways.
Jade at east river bar
The outdoor drinking area is behind that corrugated metal fence on the right. Its a rustically poetic setting.
Here is the bar itself.
Dig this cool western stained glass piece behind the bar.
Cheap and Outside
Bars with inexpensive drinks and a backyard
by Corina Zappia
May 12th, 2006 6:12 PM
Summer BBQ at East River
photo: Corina Zappia
New Yorkers who have shelled out for summer drinks at Luna Park or a rooftop hotel bar will at some point ask themselves the very wise question: Why does booze cost more outside? There are no walls. There are no English rose gardens at these places, no topiaries in the shape of Mickey Mouse, nothing that would require an army of gardeners to maintain. The Bud Lite still tastes, unfortunately, like Bud Lite.
There are other options. We gathered together some cheaper alternatives, bars with outdoor patios or gardens and a happy hour that extends at least until 8pm (the sad 4pm-7pm, buck-off deal is a joke, unless you are the 0.0003% of New Yorkers who leave work at three). Add to our list the usual beer gardens—Bohemian Beer Garden, Gowanus Yacht Club—and you have an inexpensive start to the summer.
Boxcar Lounge, 168 Ave B, East Village
Boxcar wins our vote for best outdoor happy hour.
The time: Mon-Thurs 6pm-10pm, Fri-Sun 4pm-8pm
The deal: Buy-one-get-one-free (per person) on all drinks except top shelf and a few drafts
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