NY Trip July 2006

Between Bars

Bea Behind Bars

We took off Wednesday night for NYC. Since I’m in between Adobe and my new job at Radar Networks, we decided to shoot off to the Big Apple since I probably won’t have much time off until Skidgel baby #2 arrives in late December.

We saw concerts in Central Park and in Prospect Park (Brooklyn), the Dada show at MoMA, the Punk show at the Met, ate at Craft (really worth it) and Otto (great pizza and pork charcuterie), and walked around lower Manhattan like crazy. At the MoMA there was a contemporary print exhibition that was quite nice. I wanted to get a printing press for the garage after seeing it. Across the street at the American Design and Craft Museum, was a nice exhibit of the Eames Lounge chair. I sat in one and watched a short doc on the factory that makes the chair. I was amazed by the machine that scans a hide and calculates the most efficient way to cut the required patterns to fit the entire chair.
Beatriz was introduced to the Toys R Us in Times Square and was in shock at the many variations of Elmo dolls. As it turned out, none of them seemed soft and cuddly enough. Rest assured, I found one on the upper east side after our visit at the Met. Bea was sleeping when I bought it and when we surprised her with it, she went gonzo!

I came close to buying the customary barge (a camera/laptop bag by Crumpler that Scott Fegette turned me onto). I’m going to think about it a bit more before committing.

Our one celebrity sighting was Tom Hanks at a upper east side cafe.