Sunday, June 28, 2015

#583. Line was longer than the Soup Nazi's...

From Wednesday's NY Post: Iconic items from the set of “Seinfeld” — as well as a re-creation of Jerry Seinfeld’s Upper West Side pad from the show — are going on display to the public starting Wednesday to celebrate all episodes of the series launching on Hulu. Housed at Milk Studios on West 14th Street, “Seinfeld: The Apartment” is modeled after the NBC comedy’s Season 8 set and includes specific details, from the cereal boxes on the shelf to the bike hanging on the wall and Jerry’s ’90s-era computer in the corner. Promotions agency the Magnetic Collaborative built the 3,500-square-foot pop-up installation in six weeks, constructing the apartment replica based on episode screen grabs, photos from the show’s set designer and consulting with Seinfeld’s reps. (None of the “Seinfeld” cast members is involved with the exhibit.) Guests will even be able to touch and interact with the re-created set — including making their own Kramer-style entrances into the apartment.
It was a 4 hour wait today, so a picture outside had to suffice.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

#582. Ultimate sports memorabilia

Paul is a keen NY Jets fan, but we won;t be getting one of these

Saturday, June 20, 2015

#581. 4th birthday "pie" at Roberta's

For the best pizza in NYC you catch the L train to the Morgan Ave station in East Williamsburg from where it's a short walk to Roberta's at 261 Moore St, BKN. East Williamsburg is grungy like Redfern or Erskenville, and Roberta's looks like the beer garden of some rough inner city pub or a bikie headquarters but is actually a renowned Italian restaurant with the best pizzas in NYC as well as other great food. So we went there tonight to celebrate Xavi's big Fourth and it was a lot of fun.

Friday, June 19, 2015

#580. Coney Island

Last weekend was beach weather so we caught the subway out to the famous Coney Island, on the southern shore of Brooklyn and just to the west of JFK airport. 25 stops and about an hour from Midtown on the B,F,N or Q train. Obviously it's not Bondi,but it was a fun day which wouldn't be complete without a hotdog from Nathan's on the boardwalk. we also visited the New York Aquarium (crowded and boring) as Xavi is quite fascinated by sea creatures at present.
The water was surprisingly warm for June, felt like about 20 but we didn't go right in. Not sure when they ever have rips.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

#578. Hi from the Windy City

Paul was in Chicago last weekend for the world's biggest oncology conference, that more than 30,000 delegates attend from all over the world. The city lived up to it's nickname, with terrible weather in the 40's (5-10 C) and blowing a gale. As there wasn't much on the conference program on Sunday afternoon, he went to a Cubs' game at the famous old Wrigley Field. One strange feature is that they even have exclusive clubs in the terraces across the street where members look in to watch the game from the roof top bleachers. Rain, hail or shine, Chicago has spectacular architecture downtown