About a couple of weeks, we went to a Karaoke/No-re-bang place in Koreatown on 32nd street. Somewhere, up two flights of stairs after we ate dinner at a Korean B.B.Q. place that uses wood charcoal on their table ovens. It's on the North side of 32nd Street. Some tips: take blk/wht photos so you look like rock stars in Rolling Stones magazine, and have a list of songs ready.
What's a No-re-bang? In Korean, it means "singing room." You can rent a private room, order food and drinks and sing your hearts out. These photos were taken by David Sleight.
The videos sometime tell a different story.
By the way, fans of Cher, we couldn't find any songs by her in their book.
Just went to South Street Seaport Saturday night. Lots of shopping during the day, and a couple of museums, plus TKTS is there if you want to buy Broadway tickets. Bodies: The Exhibition is on. On Saturday nights, there is Salsa dancing. I'm not sure if it's every Saturday night (during the summer), but it's definitely free.
Nick and I just met the sweetest, most down-to-Earth designers and architect. They just won a Webbie for their work Yellowstonepark.com site. We also saw Lonely Girl at the party.
[Nick, me, Joel, Jennifer, and Paul]
This is probably one of the best and most reasonable priced Chinese restaurant in the city. It's on Canal Street, and you will see the Fung Wah bus pass often. This restaurant will make you feel like you're in an Anthony Bourdain show. Of course we were sitting under the red neon signage, so the photos look a little saturated. I suggest the "hot pot," and kind of like a pizza, you choose all your toppings. You have to spend about $20 as a minimum, but it's a lot of food.
...wait to serve at the Webbie's Awards ceremony at the Cipriani on Wall Street.
This is probably the more amazing apps (I like Graffiti Wall and Fluff Friends). You can upload your paper onto to your Facebook page, and read through or have a text-reader read your paper to you. You can pick whatever voice (a British voice) to read your paper. You can also set permissions who can view your paper (only to only to your friends/NYU students/to the world. The reader can download your paper in PDF or Word or as an MP3 file. This app feels pretty academic and useful already. We'll see. Here's a screenshot of it. I forgot to mention that it is superfast. It took 5 minutes to upload my thesis, and the resolution is high. Nice that they thought of people with low vision impairment.
...more information tomorrow. This may look like an episode of Jerry Seinfeld, but this place really exists in New York City.
Hint: Kind of like East Egg
I keep seeing people take photos, fans posing like they're fighting Miguel Cotto. Lots of ambient buzz around this venue. Ever since I watched Ron Howard's Cinderella Man, I was alway interested in a boxing match at Madison Square Garden (historical). Anyway, as CNN reports "Miguel Cotto retained his WBA welterweight championship with an 11th-round stoppage of Zab Judah." What does welterweight mean?
to the Princeton Club in NY (Midtown). I heard about this place from David Bamford. I went to an NYU party there. The scene looked like an episode from Seinfeld. I was told that inside the men's restroom, there was a jar of combs, but they didn't have these jars in the women's (sigh... maybe it's because we're better groomed). The literature on the coffee table seem conservative with a couple of copies of The New York Post.
Madison Square Park
Just went to this event, and hit three places before closing. I had some Brunswick Stew (by Proclamation Stew Crew, recipe below), Babyback ribs, and a pulled-pork sandwich. I wanted to try the deep fried pie, but they closed.
More of the stainless steel trees that I saw in St. Louis.
Could this be the secret to good smoked barbecue?
Here's their recipe for the Brunswick Stew (10 quart recipe, make it for a party)...
5.5 lbs. deboned chicken(thighs are better)
6 oz. white meat (fatback), ground or chopped
4 lbs. white potatoes, cut up french fry size is OK
2.5 lbs. yellow onions, chopped
1.5 qts. cruched tomatoes
2.5 qts. small green butterbeans (limas), drained
1.5 qts. white shoe peg corn, drained
1 stick of margarine
1/4 oz. black pepper (season to taste)
1/4 oz. red pepper (season to taste)
1.5 oz. salt (season to taste)
1.5 oz. sugar (season to taste)
Prepare your potatoes and onions ahead of starting the stew so that you can stir continuously. Continuous stirring is necessary for the this consistency to call it a stew and not a soup.
Put the chicken and white meat in the pot; cover with water; bring to a boil and cook until chicken starts coming apart; add potatoes, onions and 1/4 of seasonings; bring back to a boil and cook until potatoes are soft; add tomatoes and 1/4 seasonings; bring back to a boil and cook 5 minutes; add drained butterbeans and 1/4 seasonings; bring back to a boil and cook until butterbeans are soft; add drained corn, margarine and balance of seasonings; cook about 10 to 15 minutes and then enjoy your stew.
Anyway it was good, and it was better with hot sauce!!!
Quite high tech in those days. There's even a bat-shaped rotary telephone in the car.
More Anthropologie balloon-themed windows (playful, colorful like a carnival in the summer).
Facebook Meetup was organized by Amit Gupta, who wrote the Amazin' Wishlist application, and is founder of the startup Photojojo. Also a special guest showed up at the first NY meetup.
Recognize this face?
Mark Zuckerberg showed up in New York because of his sister's graduation.
I saw a couple of ITPers there. A holler out to Jadie and Cat! Two out of 4 females including myself. More about what I thought at this link: http://nyu.facebook.com/profile.php?id=835967.
I'm very proud of our Kermit Soufflé.
Grand Central Terminal
Seven decades of films use New York City backdrops. You can watch the movies on the Turner channel. This exhibit is based on the book Celluloid Skyline.
Angelos told me that a lot of graffiti artists use Priority Mail labels as free stickers to promote their craft. Maybe that's why I have to wait in line at the post office twice.
Photo taken close to Plan B bar in East Village.
I just wish Omid works in Midtown. First of all, his food tastes great, and the price is right, especially if you're a student or broke, just waiting for your check. He makes halal (chicken and or lamb), and is located on Wall Street in front of the Deutsche Bank building (across from Cipriani).
Chicken/Lamb sandwich with soda $3.00
Chicken/Lamb over rice & salad with soda $4.00
There are several Halal trucks there, but look for Omid's friendly face.
On the opposite site of the Deutsche Bank building, has a cheap coffee cart. He makes really good flavored iced coffee. I would take his coffee over Dunkin' Donuts anytime (coffee is just the right consistency of lightness and not too sweet).
By the way, some interesting facts about street vending licensing. It costs $6k for 2 years, and those trucks range anywhere from $15k-$25k. There was a juice truck that I found costed $25k. That doesn't even include the cost of fuel, food or labor. Most vendors set up at 5am. WOW! They work hard.
Since my first taste of code in undergrad and Processing, I didn't want to EVER take a programming class again. But I'm taking a great class that inspires me to sit for hours to learn and analyze code. After compiling in terminal and getting 1 error, then 5 errors, is an emotional roller coaster ride. Finally it worked, and it calculates math.
The second goal is to take (aspiration) and manipulate portraits like Annie Leibovitz. She is one of my favorite photographers. I really love the context of her photos, and she really seems to tell a story in every detail. I missed her exhibiton at the Brooklyn Museum this past January. I just picked up the July issue of Vanity Fair. There are 20 covers, but you can pick 1, kind of like Steven Levy's book The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness, except in this book there were 4 versions of this book with the chapters shuffled around. Anyway, I chose the cover with Warren Buffet, and Bill and Melinda Gates. U2's Bono was the special guest editor, and there is an interesting video on about this cover shoot on the Vanity Fair site. Anyway, if you watch this video, George Clooney is composited on the cover, but you woud've never guessed. Also, I really enjoyed watching this video about this cover.
Michael thought it would be more proper if a girl dressed another girl.
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