Tag Archives: New York

Want you to see everything, want you to see all of the lights

29 Mar

For this travel Thursday I thought I would show my photos from Times Square in New York from about a month ago.  I wanted to share these in my week of New York photos but I had so many that I thought I’d save them for another day which happens to be today 🙂  What I had imagined Times Square to be was actually 20x’s bigger in real life.  It was a place that I’m glad that I saw in NY but if I went back, I’d probably focus my time elsewhere.  It was a gigantic sight to see and had so many moving parts that were almost too mentally stimulating.  I left feeling a bit exhausted but now I’m glad I can say I went to NYC and stood in the busiest area and just soaked it all in.  Anyway, here are my photos from the vastly covered in lights area.

A recruiting station right in the middle of the area.

Tall and skinny in this perspective.

The mecca of Forever21’s!!  I did not go in but it’s definitely larger than life.

Walking up the big red steps in the middle of it all.

One of my favorite shows, New Girl!  Chelsea would appreciate this 🙂

Broadway.


The Chase building was showing clips of Ken Block and The Art of Flight.  It was cool to see some action sports being broadcast in such a highly populated area!

And of course, some horses 🙂

What a week it’s been!  One of our morning shows (Alice’s Sarah, Vinnie, Uzette and Icky) won $13,000 through the lottery and the band Fun. stopped by the office yesterday to hang before their shows in SF.  Beyond that, I’ve spent time with great friends and the horses.  It’s been a week where I’ve been able to reflect on the fact that my life is good.  When you truly start doing the things in life that make you happy and you work hard at your commitments, life really falls into place.

SoHo and Subways

29 Feb

Pick a card.

Car parks.  They lift and stack the cars.

Cupcake carts… yum!

Shnazzy chandeliers.

Fiona’s new shopping cart for all the SoHo shopping 🙂

Delightful window displays.

Thee best pizza I had in the few short days I was there.  Seriously delicious.

Seriously, YUM.

All sorts of goodies.

It was packed and everyone was in such a good mood.  It was such a fun lunch time with Fiona and Shannon : )

Hi.

Some Subways were not so obvious.

Others were very obvious.

I found horses in one of the most populated areas in the country… Times Square!

Lots of sparkle.

The concrete jungle is even bigger than I could have imagined

27 Feb

The photos just don’t stop from New York.  I took so many that I think are worthy of sharing so I’ll just continue sharing : )  I hope that everybody had a great weekend!

The new World Trade Center.

A lot of these sky scrapers were close to 100 years old!  Pretty remarkable.

This was swinging over the packed streets.  Urban construction seems so dangerous!

Infamous.

The Statue of Liberty.

Texture.

Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Bridge.

Many of my photos were shot zooming past land marks but I LOVE these arches.  The curved stone is really something else.

Birds everywhere.

Murals everywhere.

City sunsets.

The one great thing, cabs are actually pretty inexpensive!  Our average fare was about $10 total for what in SF would be $30-$40!  Something to keep in mind when visiting.

Another suggestion of things to do that I experienced in NY, go to the restaurant Beauty & Essex…  It was a speakeasy and one of the best meals I’ve ever had.  It’s undercover though.  It appears to be a pawn shop that you enter and proceed to the back and tell the guard you are actually there for dinner.  He then opens part of the wall and it’s like you are Alice in Winterland who’s just been opened the door to another world.  You enter a huge, beautiful and extraordinary place.  Here are a few photos I pulled from the website.  It was an expensive meal but well worth the food, specialty drink and most importantly the experience with friends!

Outside view.

Pawn shop… or is it?

The other side… UNREAL.

Check out their site for more photos and the menu, etc.  I would highly recommend this and just going to see New York!

New York, New York

24 Feb

I have hundreds of photos from my East Coast trip that I’ve been trying to sort through and lots of great things to come this weekend.  For now, I’ve managed to get through sorting some of my New York photos and here they are.  Enjoy!

There are people just pushing these carts down the middle of the street everywhere.  It’s pretty funny.

The park by the statue of liberty.

Hop on, hop off.

I absolutely love street art like this.

Eyes in the sky.

Shannon and I at Carrie Bradshaw’s house in the village.

I love arch-ways in architecture.

More filming.

Old cars and taxis for the movie or show they were filming!

We stayed in the Garment District where there were all kinds of fabric stores everywhere for all of the fashion/art students.

This was really special.  They were hand made tiles in memory of the 9/11 victims attached to a car lot fence.

I love my friends so much.

Brunch downtown at a cozy diner.

They are so cute : )

Press.

Something I’ve realize over the past few weeks is the importance of friends, family and time.  Time is the best gift you can give somebody because you will never be able to get it back.  Make sure you give it to the right people.

And with that said, don’t take any moment of your healthy life for granted.  Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you do something well worth your time : )!

Reflections and Grand Central (part 2)

23 Feb

Jumping back into work after a pretty rough week hasn’t been the easiest.  This past weekend, we lost a very treasured co-worker and someone I considered a very special mentor.  She approved my hire when I first began in San Francisco radio in 2008 and showed me how to be confident in my skills I was gaining along the way.  She also showed me how to go after what I wanted and I attribute my forever gratitude to her for pushing me to go after what I wanted in this industry.  I really owe her my two promotions because whenever I wanted something, I’d go to her office and she would ask me if I got the next promotion, then what would I be looking at next.  She had me always striving for the next best thing because that would make me who I am in what I do.  I can’t be more thankful for that.  Not to mention she was very funny and amazing at what she did.  Although her special light has gone out, it won’t leave us forever.  Every big event she has pulled off over the years will continue to scream her name and no one could ever forget her.

I’m going to continue to post photos from New York as I get the energy to.  It was a really great trip despite coming home to not the best news.  I do want to share it with you all and I am so thankful for anyone who even read this post 🙂

Man walking in the windows of Grand Central Terminal.

I swear NY is one big filming set.  Everywhere we went we saw things being filmed!  We even saw what we think was Boardwalk Empire being filmed in the Village.

The marble was insanely gorgeous.

Besides feeling like I was being eaten by sky scrapers in the downtown area, I loved the reflections of the other sky scrapers in downtown NY and had a fascination with taking photos of just reflections.

I love this one.

This was actually my first picture the I took in NY.

You really can’t escape these huge buildings.  It’s definitely an extraordinary sight to see.

Grand Central Terminal (Part 1)

21 Feb

My absolute favorite stop in New York was Grand Central Terminal.  Even with all of the hustle and bustle going on around me, I felt at peace in this very moment.  If I lived in New York, I would probably visit Grand Central Terminal at least once a week.  Here are the first half of my Grand Central Terminal photos.  Enjoy!