Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bamboo sculpture at the Met

On the roof!

The view south towards Midtown, overlooking Central Park

The crew

Just some Van Gogh's.  NBD.  

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lil Jon sells pizza for charity

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Midtown from the bridge

Close up shot of the bridge

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Friday, October 8, 2010

Gorillaz concert at MSG

Monday, October 4, 2010

A photo

A nice shot to start the week off right.  Looking north up Lexington Avenue from 28th street in Murray Hill.  Notice all of the parked taxi never really see taxis parked but they are here because there are tons of Indian restaurants in this area and taxi drivers have to eat too!  You can also see the Chrysler Building!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Who doesn't love this view?

Taken from the top of the Kimmel Student Center.  Includes pretty much every building that comes to mind when you think of New York.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Center for Architecture Future Cities Exhibit

On Laguardia & Bleeker streets, near NYU, there is a free museum/exhibit space dedicated to architecture all around the world.  I wondered in there the other day and checked out their current exhibit about how each of 10 different world cities will change and will look like in the next 1-2 decades.  Pretty interesting!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hudson River Park

A view of midtown take from the end of the pier.

Looking out towards the Hudson River.  The park basically consists of an old shipping pier that they converted into a park by planting grass, adding a walking path, and placing some benches.

Downtown Manhattan on the left of Jersey City on the right...closer than most people think.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dirty Projectors concert

Terminal 5
September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

doughnut plant

The Blackout - chocolate cake with gooey chocolate on the inside, all covered in chocolate and topped with chocolate crumbs.  best doughnut ever. 

Doughnut Plant, located on the lower east side, serves a number of truly unique doughnuts; some examples include creme brulee, tres leches, and blueberry jelly filled.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

NYU mystery concert featuring Big Boi & Dr. Dog !

This year, Big Boi from Outkast headlined NYU's mystery concert held at the Skirball Center inside the Kimmel Center.  He played for more than an hour and went through a ton of hits including material from both Outkast and his solo projects.  The best part of the show was when his 8 year old (?) son came on stage and danced for 3 songs in the middle of the show.  So much energy and definitely one of the most fun concerts I've been to in months.  A nice way to start the school year again and oh was free!

The band Dr. Dog started off the show with a great performance of their catchy rock style.  I never really listened to them before but I am definitely going to start to.  

Saturday, September 4, 2010

An awesome view of Union Square

Facing North, towards the Empire State Building and the MetLife Clock Tower.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SpaCastle !

Yesterday a bunch of friends and I took a day off from the "hustle and bustle" of the city to head to experience a place we had wanted to visit for months.  Spa Castle is located an hour outside of Manhattan (take the 7 train until it ends) in Flushing, Queens and is a unique combination of European and Asian styles of spas.  Their complex is five stories tall, over 100,000 square feet in size, features 8 different saunas, and 4 pools.  They also have a gym, a restaurant, massage rooms, and a number of other amenities.  I have to say that I'm not really a spa person but this was definitely a place worth checking out if you're looking for something entirely different in New York and have a spare day.  

One of the pools, featuring a number of places to sit and relax.

A few of the different sauna chambers, each was a different temperature usually between 100 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit.  There was even a "cold sauna" that was kept around 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  

Yes, they even had a nap room filled with giant reclining chairs each with their own TV.  

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Three tallest buildings in New York !

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

7 days left...

Statue of Liberty

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Congratulations Spain

2010 World Cup Winner ! Go America in 2014 !

Friday, July 9, 2010

walt disney concert hall

from across the street, the concert hall designed by frank gehry

a close up of the curved stainless steel exterior 

there's even a park on the roof of the concert hall with views of downtown LA

some cool fountain in the park made of pieces of broken dishes

Thursday, June 24, 2010

iPhone 4

I just got it today and it is awesome! 

-faster processor 
-better screen
-bigger hard drive
-video camera + 5MP camera + front side camera for video calls
-25% thinner, 40% longer battery life

Monday, June 21, 2010

notable LA buildings

la times building, a mix of old and new

city hall

la city department of transportation ? 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

toy story 3

I saw TS3 last night and all I can say is "wow".  By the end of the movie, I was nearly in tears from being both happy and sad at the same time.  I have to say this was the best installment of the Toy Story trilogy.  Pixar couldn't have done a better job with the plot and ending.  I was impressed.  

Saturday, June 19, 2010

old downtown LA

union station

olvera street mexican marketplace

the avila adobe, the oldest house in los angeles !  

built in 1818

spanish mission style post office 

Friday, June 18, 2010

Lakers win their 16th NBA championship! ! ! !

"This one's by far the sweetest," Bryant said in front of a still-standing Staples Center crowd that, on this night, had no desire to leave early and beat traffic.

Read the rest here:,0,5118663.story 

Thursday, June 17, 2010


a view of laguna,


and a crystal cove sunset.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

venice / santa monica

the entrance? 

the (in)famous boardwalk

places where you're allowed to graffiti 

awesome skateboard park right on the beach

santa monica pier from the bike path

frank gehry's binocular building