Big City7:59:00 AM
It's been forever since I've last posted. Frankly, my life has been crazy busy. Here's a recap of my most recent trip to New York.
I arrived in New York via plane and had to brave the infamous subways to get to my friends' apartment in Greenpoint. I miraculously managed to navigate public transportation which is impressive because I've never lived in a city where public transit is so crucial. Definitely patted myself on the back. After arriving at their very cute apartment, my friends and I had a relaxing night enjoying tapas and wine at Brooklyn Winery. The appetizers were delicious and it was so hard to choose between all of the small plate options. I ordered the sweet potato and chickpea falafel and shared some of the broiled goat cheese and crispy brussels sprouts with friends. I highly recommend all three! If I go back (I hope I go back, miss you NY), I'd also like to try the seared diver scallops. It was a great space to just catch up with my friends and enjoy some wine. If you're in the neighborhood you should check it out. After our meal we did some people watching in the park where I got to see an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline.
My first real day in New York was jam-packed with exploring. Since it was my first time in the city I felt compelled to walk around and get my bearings. After a nice walk around Greenpoint with my friend, I took the subway to Grand Central Station. Being at Grand Central station was overwhelming to say the least. I'd seen it in movies what feels like a million times so it was crazy to be there in person. I ended up visiting MoMA first and absolutely loved it. If you love art museums it's definitely a must see. After MoMA was a trip to Magnolia Cupcakes, 30 Rock, and Times Square. Magnolia cupcakes live up to their hype: their buttercream frosting was unreal and the cakes were so fluffy.
Over the course of a week in September 2011, Nares—a New Yorker since 1974—recorded sixteen hours of footage of people on the streets of Manhattan from a moving car using a high-definition camera usually used to record fast-moving subjects such as speeding bullets and hummingbirds. He then greatly slowed his source material, editing down the results to one hour of steady, continuous motion and scoring it with music for twelve-string guitar composed and performed by his friend Thurston Moore, co-founder of Sonic Youth.