Thursday, January 28, 2010

my trip to the United Nations headquarters

Today I headed up to the UN headquarters on 42nd street & 1st avenue to take a tour of the buildings and learn more about the organization.

the outside of the general assembly and the flags of all 192 member nations

offices for each nation next door

outdoor statue representative of the UN's peacekeeping goals

the inside of the general assembly chamber, the place where delegates from each nation come together

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

awesome buildings

the chrysler building

radio city music hall + rockefeller center 

the plaza hotel

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Colbert Report

Tonight I attended a taping of the Colbert Report on Comedy Central.  The tickets were free and it was really cool to see how they taped a TV show and what went on behind the scenes.  Stephen Colbert was hilarious and seemed like a really cool guy in person when he talked to the audience "out of character" during a question and answer session.  They were very strict about not taking pictures but I was able to get just this one with my iPhone.  You can see Colbert in the middle, the set of his show behind him, and the audience in the foreground.  

A pretty cool adventure for a tuesday night in new york.  nbd