Things I Love about New York City #1

Headlines of NYC papers on august 4, 2014

Headlines of NYC papers on august 4, 2014

One of the best things about living in New York City would be the insanely worded headlines that are emblazoned across the city’s daily papers like Daily Mail and the New York Post…

Headlines of NYC papers on august 3, 2014

Headlines of NYC papers on august 3, 2014

The Ebola scare headlines photo is available as editorial stock over at my Dreamstime portfolio — http://www.dreamstime.com/editorial-stock-image-ebola-nyc-headlines-scare-new-york-city-august-instagram-shot-image43221014

Cool Quotes #1

Such a cute design and cool quote!

Such a cute design and cool quote!

Since the last photo post mentioned Century 21 and I’ve visited that store no less than 50 times in the past two weeks, I thought it would be fitting to post an image that I took from that store. When I saw this quote, I realized that I really liked what it was saying but I would never fucking buy a porcelain container like that for myself, I decided to prop it in a way that it would photograph well and post it on my instagram.

One of these days, I know I’m gonna send it off to a friend who could use this quote and make them feel good.

Yes, indeed!

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Freedom Tower on a Rainy Day

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Lately, I’ve been going downtown quite a bit, taking the ACE trains. Sometimes, it’s to see a good friend; other times, it’s to shop somewhere down there, mostly Century 21 (no, not the real estate company, but a department clothing store). The Freedom Tower, at the site of the Twin Towers, is really hard to miss and on this rainy day, I thought the haze complimented the tower well.

In spite of the weather being a drag, there were gazillions of people out there. Most of them with umbrellas about to poke my eye out because half of them are a bit shorter than I am. Tsk!

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The Humidity!

Another page from my eBook...

Another page from my eBook…

Another page from my eBook about the humidity in New York City:

“After living in California for more than five years, mostly in North Bay area, little did I know that my immunity to the dank humidity of the east would be seriously eroded. Every single fucking day, I feel like this wilted flower; however, all my bonafide New Yorker friends keep saying to me:

‘What humidity? This?! That isn’t humid!’

and I say, ‘Right, like you would know…’

Well, my mom married a true born Californian, he was from SoCal, and for the decade that they were married, he would never stop complaining about the humidity. None of us could really understand why he would NEVER get used to it. I mean, after ten long years, you would think he’d start not noticing it.

Also, we would go visit California for weeks every now and then; but, never really fully experienced the lack of humidity to the point that we would notice it right away when we returned back east. Now, that I’ve spent more than a couple years without visiting back east, I see what he means.

Sadly, I’m a bit worried that, like him, even with a decade of being out here in the humid, I may never get used to it again. I’m hoping that the universe will help me out and prove me wrong in this regard. Then again, she might not.

But, realistically, fuck it. I’ll take the humidity if that’s what it takes for me to be at my happiest in New York.

Pictures of New York

Jeff Koons at 30 Rock.  For more pictures follow me at instagram

Jeff Koons at 30 Rock.
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I’m always shooting pictures wherever I go around the city and posting some of them on instagram. So, I thought, hey, here’s my excuse to add more posts and make my blog seem a bit busier…not only that, but a bit more prettier. What better way to do this than to use my instagram pictures and put in a few words?

This picture was taken at 30 Rock in midtown Manhattan. The artist, Jeff Koons put his rocking horse art installation right in front of the Rockefeller building, behind the famous ice rink. I’m not going to lie to you and thought it was a fucked up piece depicting a giraffe with his head split in half.

A friend had to point out that it wasn’t of a giraffe but of a rocking horse.

Still a bit fucked up, in my humble opinion.

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