Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Busy pizza

It was wall to wall with people and it still only took half an hour to get a table. Really good and cheap too. No idea of the name though, it was off time square somewhere near a line of theatres

Every good hotel has a piano

So there it is

Gershwin Art

The headphones are connected to iPod shuffles. They play ambient noise. The face was a mirror. This was in the lobby. End communication

Stair use instructions

Now for illiterates

Toilet decor

With an important phrase we can all make use of

This my friends is a reuben

It is the best sandwich

Edit: Upon closer inspection this is just a turkey and cheese sandwich featuring green. It was quite nice but it wasn't the amazing Reuben I ate. A damn shame that I apparently took no photo.

Automated coffee roaster tubes

Freshly roasted coffee entirely wasted by push button coffee machines and bad seats

Black Friday

The day when GAP cheerleaders come out of nowhere and throw one another into the air and free jumpers into the crowd

For when the communists attack

We saw more than one of these

Father Christmas!

The real deal. This parade seems to be the official marker for the US start of the festive season. Christmas trees appeared almost instantly. Then an elf tried to steal my wallet

Macy's day parade, I choose you

I think i liked the pokeball the most. Yes, I said it

Another decent cup of coffee

There were so rare i had to take a photo. And a nice bamboo tray. It was in a bookshop

New York water

The statue of liberty is somewhere in in the dog too. And sharks. And the Cloverfield monster


And a black one at that

Vats o chocolate

Good times all round. Sadly the staff were very watchful so i was unable to gorge myself. The free samples were delicious though

Smoking building

We never discovered why

Free poems in the market

We found a cool Christmas market. Turns out it was secretly run by the English. Kind of explains why it was good

Our room had odd art

Apple face?

The Gershwin

Strange, cheap, good and central

Neon hell 2: Where the fire engines close busy roads for no reason

Fire stations are weirdly common in the states. As are fire engines driving around with their sirens on.

Neon hell

Or Time Square as the locals call it

I do not understand...

...but at least it's better than having water filled urinals like most of New York and/or Boston

Same coffee shop

Feat. Tom demanding answers from the staff using his superior accent. Also this place was right in our hotel

Now tipping is a bane upon mankind...

...but this is a pretty cool tip jar. And one of the few decent coffee shops in north east America

The best got chocolated in the world

Which was also served with shots of water. This was somewhere in Paris, so it was also hilariously expensive