Jul 16 2019

NYC archives

31 Chamber Street
New York

The archives for New York City, includes the vital records of birth, death and marriage, which you can walk out with a copy, paying $11.

It is a beautiful building, next to the city hall, but they forbid photograph taking – very unfortunately.


Jun 30 2019

Pride March – gay parade


自豪游行日/ 同性恋游行 纽约和三藩市

I went to city to shop for a pair of sneaker in the morning – don’t ask me why there because I have no answer. As soon as I got off the LIRR, I saw rainbow: rainbow outfit, rainbow flags … Shortly before noon, 7th Avenue from 34th Street toward downtown is closed. Didn’t buy any but saw this one which is appropriate for the day.

     

These two are from San Francisco


Jun 26 2019

Subway station @ Columbus Circle

The underground station at 59th Street and Broadway/8th Avenue or there about is pretty nice: with many shops … and the Beijing Duck is on a limited offer at Poké Bowl. 

 


Jun 26 2019

Atria on the West


333 W 86th St,
New York, NY 10024

This Atria on the West Side isn’t as nice as their in Roslyn.

The neighborhood is pretty nice. A street vendor who sells good cotton clothing from India – should have bought something.


Jun 15 2019

Carnegie Hall 卡内基音乐厅


881 7th Ave,
New York, NY 10019

My first visit to a back stage. It’s a yes and no experience.

Yes part: experience the tranquility of a performing venue that always fills with people. Get to see the building in details – pages of Beethoven’s . Visited their museum which is open to public but one isn’t likely to go; and on the event evening, one is likely to forget to go or it’s closed.

 


The guide: provides some unknown stories. If you dig deep you probably will find them. I did ask him about Isaac Stern. He replied “… was wonderful man…”
“No stories?” I meant some unflattering stories. How unwise I was. He said “no other stories.” … But in any case, Mr. Stern was the man who saved Carnegie Hall.

 

The no part: the venue itself – the red seats are ok but the overall workmanship isn’t too good. If the guide didn’t praise it so much I probably won’t feel this way …

The funny part, at end of the tour, the guide said “… enjoy your stay in New York.”

Come on, how many tourist would go to Carnegie Hall’s back stage?!


Jun 15 2019

Jam’s


1414 6th Avenue
New York, 10019

Will return.

I like their decorations: high ceiling,  exposed brick walls. And the plant (cactus?) grows on a plate – they spray them twice a week.

Decent service. Nice bar. Nothing to complain about.

I’ve the smoked tofu which is yummy but light on salt. Maybe bit more kale? Ha ha ha.

We sat inside. I just couldn’t place myself as the vacuum on a street, not to mention it’s busy. ~ The music is loud.

    


Jun 15 2019

The Apple in the Big Apple

I passed by this Apple store all the time and went in a few times in the past. Recently I noticed it’s under renovation (since 2017); and not sure what will become of it when the work is done. Crossing fingers.

Since I’ve visited two in Paris a couple of weeks ago, so I stopped by this one today after Central Park stroll.


This photo was taken by NYMag on September 19 in 2014 at this location, recorded the iPhone 6 ipo – many Asians could be seen in the photo.

SoHo was their first; their 4th store in New York (279th in total) near Lincoln Center on Broadway was opened on 2009.11.14.

#93979


Jun 15 2019

Central Park by 59th St

I don’t go to this section of the Park often, and am surprised at the tranquility I felt, in spite of traffic noises from 59th Street, and you can picnicJam’s is a stone throw away.

   


Jun 15 2019

Characters @ Times Square

Times Square is always filled with all kinds of people … A few girls are passing out musical Waitress booklets …

 


Jun 15 2019

Human Connection Arts in NYC

HCA is organizing a body painting event at the Times Square. The naked cowboy has disappeared .. This person in green captures most attention.