Saturday, October 29, 2011

Another Day (Or Two) Running Through NYC

After sleeping in, we got a little bit later start on the second day in New York.  We weren’t quite as manic as the first day, but we did venture into every corner of the city…
A quick ride into Manhattan

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I especially enjoyed the carousel.

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Bethesda Terrace (1863 – that’s old for us!)
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After a quick bite of lunch, we took the subway into Brooklyn to visit the Brooklyn Art Library.  I’ve been wanting to visit this storefront for the last couple of years, since signing up to participate in the Sketchbook Project. 
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We finally had to pull ourselves away and head towards Union Square for dinner at Max Brenner, …a chocolate restaurant!
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After dinner, Rach and I shared an ice cream sundae with chocolate and peanut butter sauce.
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And Jill and Tracey ordered this chocolate fondue party!  Being a chocolate lover, Jill was in heaven!
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We rolled out of Max Brenner and made our way to the PIT (Peoples Improv Theater) for a show.  Tracey has some friends who perform there regularly.

After the show we were off to more shopping in Time Square and then to bed.  It was another productive day!

On Sunday, both Jill and I had a later flight home, so had a few hours which we made the most of…
The Museum of the Moving Image currently has a Jim Henson exhibit.   nyc 165 nyc 170 






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After playing around in the other exhibits, it was time for a late lunch and some last minute visiting before heading to the airport.

It was a whirlwind trip, but well worth it. 


  1. Thankyou for talking me through the 2nd day of your NYC trip..... It makes me wanna visit again... Especially to see The Sketchbook Project. I very nearly signed up for that this year but I'm not sure I could dedicate enough time to do it any justice.
    That chocolate restaraunt... Ohhhh I would be on heaven!
    Jennie. X

  2. Those are some amazing photos. You found the best of NYC.
    I really hope you gave the JokerMan a dollar. m.

  3. @jennie louise - the Brooklyn art library WAS incredible! They were all amazing in their own way. I don't think I'm doing it any justice either, but it's fun. Next year you should sign up for sure.

    @mark - nope, we didn't give him a dollar, we gave him 2! He told us about 20 jokes for that, and I only remember 1. Yes it was a great trip - the best one I've had to NYC.

  4. Oh looks like so much fun...I want to go back again!

    And I should have told you my pen name so you could have looked up my sketchbook! Did you meet the owner of the Sketchbook place? We spent a few hours there too! I haven't begun my 2012 one...probably last minute like my first one!

    Happy Weekend!!

  5. @Marey - Other than seeing my friends, the art library was the best part of the trip. I wish it were closer, however I think I heard somewhere that they are looking into making one out here in LA...was that from you? After I left, I thought about all the people I know who participated and it completely slipped my mind while I was there...duh!

  6. I heard on the radio this morning that one should live in NYC long enough that you don't get hard and in northern California long enough that you don't get soft.

  7. @Vince - I've been to both but never lived in either.

  8. Fantastic. I love the sketchbook library - I have to learn more about this.