Friday, January 15, 2010

Photo Shoot Friday: New York I love you!

Wednesday I met Tiffany at the Conde Nast publishing building where she works. I've done some freelance work for a couple of the mags at the company, but I have never actually worked in the building. It used to be a dream of mine, but now I'm not so sure. I've got other things on the horizon—well, hopefully!

I've eaten in the cafeteria a few times, and boy is it intimidating. Getting dressed every day would be quite stressful working in an environment like that!

My legs were so cramped up from running around the day before, so I did a few calf stretches against the building when no one was around. These fashionistas saw me as walked out the door and gave me strange looks. What? You want me to get a charley horse? Those are the worssst. Ugh. An.y.way.

The building is right in Times Square, so I decided to snap a few pics since I'm rarely ever in the area. I used to think the lights and huge billboards were so cool when I was little, but the annoying tourists (no offense anyone) and crowded streets have kinda killed the excitement for me.

You know what, I don't think I have ever had a hot dog from a street vendor or those Nuts 4 Nuts. They smell delicious, but I've heard they really aren't all that, so I'm thinking they aren't really worth the calories!
Diners in NYC are a bit hit and miss. The Brooklyn diner is good though, and they have huuuge desserts. I've never tried one, but they look yummy!

I think I embarrassed Tiff with all my touristy picture taking. I've never been to the Jekyll and Hyde restaurant. I'm sure it kinda sucks, but it looks kinda neat from the outside. Well, maybe for a 10 year-old.

It's been at least two years since I've been to a broadway show. There's so many I want to see, including Lion King—I heard it was amazing!

It was kinda fun acting like a tourist in a city I've lived in for over five years. Are there any touristy things you do in the city you live in?


  1. I find Times Square exhausting...I avoid it if at all possible. I would, however, like to go to the top of the Empire State Building. I also enjoy walking down 5th Ave and checking out store window displays.

    What are these things on the horizon dear?

  2. the top of the rock-best view in the city and if you go at the right time (and there aren't too many people there and it's not TOO windy) it's actually very peaceful to be so far above the hustle and bustle.

  3. my absolute favorite nyc tourist attraction will always be the nba store on 5th avenue...if you've never been, go! it's so much fun even if you're not a huge basketball fan...

  4. Hey Loge! I'm not really sure what's on the horizon actualy, haha. I guess it's just that I always assumed I'd be in the magazine industry and that's what I wanted, and now I'm just not sure. I think there are might be other things out there for me—I just haven't exactly figured out WHAT yet!

    MA, I need to go to the top of the rock...I haven't done that yet!

    Ohhh, good idea, Sara! I'm a semi-basketball mostly. I used to LOVE going to Nike Town when I was little (I have no idea why), so I have a feel I'd like the NBA store.