Friday, September 16, 2011

nights in the city

My favorite time of the day is nighttime. Enough said.

Wine & truffles in the village
Myself by Katie
Katie! She was visiting the city to do hair in Fashion Week!
Walking along Bowery.
Good ole Washington Square Park.
Eve in Union Square.

chelsea days

I've listened to countless songs raving over the beauty of Chelsea, I finally was able to visit. I actually visited twice in the past week with my wonderful friends (& fellow photo adventurers) Eve and Colin. The Pier reminds me of San Francisco, back in California, also near to where both Eve and Colin are from.

View of New Jersey from The High Line. If you've never been to The High Line, please go, NOW. There's something so beautiful about the contrast between the nature and the indusrial old subway platform.

Eve and her lovely pentax.

Second time around in Chelsea!

Eve & Colin!

Gallery hopping

Amazingly eccentric people in a gallery.

Independent designers waiting outside "Band of Outsiders" Fashion Show

"Band of Outsiders" Fashion Show

On the walk back home
The world as I know it changes so rapidly here in New York City. Every single day is a new experience, a new obstacle, a new light at the end of the tunnel. The city is a lot to digest and I'm trying to take it all in gradually, trying to savor every part of this experience.

While the first few weeks have been full of ups and downs, I'm starting to see this place as a home. The collective of artists and photographers here is incredibly inspiring, I feel challenged but motivated.

Here are some of the random things I've been up to since I've been over here...

New York City has nature beyond Central Park.

DUMBO near the Brooklyn Bridge. A beautiful, serene spot that my RA took our floor to.

Vegan food in the village, way too beautiful to consume.

Mr. Jesse Eisenberg, a lovely addition to NYU's Welcome Week programs.

Some guys light sabering in Washington Square around midnight, no big deal.

New friends! Mark & one of my roommates, Emily.

Ground Zero Lights, taken on the evening of September 10th around Union Square

Hanging out with some of my lovely Flickr friends, Jessie and Sandy. Singing Regina Spektor songs in Sandy's dorm.

Walking past Alessandra Ambrosio at Fashion Night Out in Soho.

My wonderful dorm neighbors Olivia and Brinley at FNO.

Flickr meetup with Monika Balazy, Sandy Honig, Anna Szczekutowicz, and Jessie!

Monika Balazy

hurricane's a coming

I'm from California. Hurricanes don't come through California. And I can say even after Hurricane Irene that hurricanes don't come through New York City.

Nonetheless, the "Hurricane" was an interesting "welcome" to New York City. It taught me a few things:

1. Times Square will only be empty when people are forced to leave.

2. New York City is truly the city that never sleeps, and the city where you can order pizza for delivery during a severe hurricane warning.

3. It's fun to pretend the world is ending, wine is the best part to a last supper.

4. Hurricane weather proves for beautiful skies.