new york nowadaze
ketan Warmly booming riffs 3,052 Posts
edited August 2015 in Strut Central
headed there later this week for the weekend with my wife. kids are gonzo at my parents.
what's populatin? where the tasty snacks at?
i know about bam/gilles/quantic doing summerstage - that's definitely happening. any other clubs/djs to czech?
we're hanging with some old friends who are commercial designers, but from out of town. we're probably going to check out the new whitney, but what other artiste shows are great right now?
probably won't have time for records, but will stop by places if i'm on shopping release. (but seriously, any good record shows or fleas happening?)
I doubt you'll get all the way to Flushing but if you do, White Bear has some of the best dumplings I've ever had in my life...super cheap too:
Number 6 is soooo freakin good:
Also...if you find yourself in Flushing, Hahm Ji Bach has really damn good korean BBQ:
All the way?
New York = Houston to 59th street.
One of our friends is a shoe designer, so that sneaker exhibit might just work!
I fucks with this particular brand of sarcasm :beerbang:
Folks fortunate enough to live in it shouldn't take it for granite. Embrace them boroughs...
Definitely worth it. Also, if you have time for record hunting, check out Human Head in Bushwick. My favourite store in BK.
that thread is amazing - will definitely come in handy. thanks. so many laffs too...
wow - dumplings and other handmade noodles are a fav. so yeah, i might steer us toward Flushing! any great parks there?
f*ck - i don't get in until friday, but i'll tell wifey about the boogaloo thing. would be amazing to see joe bataan.
Flushing Medows is there. I've never been so I can't speak on how awesome it is. I assume it doesn't suck. Flushing isn't that far, despite how it might look. Last stop on the 7 train. You could probably string some fun shit together along the way.
Also, I suggest using an app like 'hopstop' to navigate. It's only for iPhone but I'm sure there are equivalents for droid. HopStop was great when I was last in the city because there was a lot of construction on the subway lines....no big whoop because the app automatically rerouted trips accordingly. It's just a great app to show you the best route to whatever you want to go to and it also shows you travel times, etc.
i was just discussing cabeza the other day and i am down, with the exception of tongue (too chewy) and brain (ew) - so only sorta down.
oh, i forgot that Caribou and Sinkane are also doing Summerstage tonight at East River Park at 7pm - i recommend and it's a free show...
Speaking of cabeza...Taqueria LES has bomb ass cabeza tacos.
I thought they meant the cheeks. It was the cheeks + other assorted face parts.
do any of u even party?
bobbito, finesse and buckshot are in my hometown this weekend - who is left to hold down the older and younger rap folks?
is there a good noise scene nowadaze? any living room shows to know about?
is cam'ron releasing a new cape in harlem? Let Me Know!
Its like some I'm going to Nevada for some conferences type shit.
Just have some drinks at a nice bar, walk around, look at some shit and cool out.
Go to Central Park and watch the locals. Just roam and freestyle.
ew, i definitely don't want someone else to make our itinerary. (no offense.)
yeah, i love that you can just go to nyc with no plans and end up having a pretty great day, but i generally like to go to a new spot with lots of ideas about what's great and happening and then go off on a few missions.
plus - and i don't know if you have kids - we rarely get to do *anything* event-like/cultural with our two kids (going on almost 4 years now!). i went to see a matinee of mad max by myself on my birthday the other day and i was like: whoa - so this is what it's like. so we will be actively partaking in the city.[/strike]
carpe diem, batmon
Todd P used to be the dude that organized most of the underground hipsteur shows in improvised spaces in neighborhoods like Bushwick and Red Hook. If that's the kind of thing you're itching for, you can check out the list of venues he used to book:
but really you're just going to pick a nice restaurant, head out to a nearby bar afterwards and pass out in a cab around 1am. The nice thing about New York is knowing there are other options available and never making any use of them.
I guess you don't party then.........:beerbang::pasue:......;-)
Their Egyptian collection is not to be fucked with either. 2nd largest in the country.
Link to some pics I took last week of the sneaker show:
The Chelsea location is 8th Ave between 24th and 25th.
Check out Anthony Bourdain's old spot, Les Halles, on Park between 28th and 29th. Get the fries. I shit you not—duck fat and truffles make for possibly the best fries on the planet.
And you can't go wrong with 99 cent pizza at 1 a.m. for the authentic New York experience.
One of my fav things to do in NYC. We go every time we're in the city.
And if you're with your girl. Walk the line at night. I can't tell you how many times I've sent friends there telling them to only go at night and they always do it during the day on a weekend. The night gives it a wayyyy better atmosphere IMO.
yeah, highline was super packed this time... last time (~2010) it was waaay quieter. but that's a good problem for a park, i guess!
edit: the 9/11 memorial is really well done. shocking, eerie and beautiful at the same time.