For the next two weeks I’ll be selling some of the selected works shown here at a very special price, from the paper prints to the wall sized 6 foot fabric prints. They’ll be available for a special price for the next two weeks only and you can find them located here:

Carey Nash Fine Art

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Anything can happen in a New York minute.

This was my first trip back to New York in over 14 years. I can’t believe it in fact, I’m really old. The last time I was there I was standing between the trade towers staring up and spending less than 100 dollars a day including a bed, food (drinks too) and a room. And back then that was a lot more money than I was used to spending while traveling.

My first trip there was pretty magical. 21 years old I rode in by greyhound bus sitting beside a really “neat” guy who’s B.O was so bad that I forced my face into the vent for most of the trip from Philly to NY. Only to wind up at the bus terminal surrounded by the cast of what looked like a NYPD blue crime scene. Standing awestruck with no where to go and carrying my bag I ventured through the city with my Lonely Planet. Nights were spent at the HI in upper Manhattan for 30 bucks where I was again blessed to share a room with many of my new, also poor friends. It may sound pretty pathetic, but it was one of the greatest cities I ever had the chance to visit.

This trip was so very special to me. It was a chance for Colleen and I to have a few days without the kids to stay up late, some nights after midnight and explore a city without carrying a diaper bag and two restless kids. It was bliss.

Things were much different this time around. Instead of bunk bed at the hostel we rented a condo off a block off Madison Ave and right on the park, some would call this a step up. However it wasn’t 30 dollars either. I really thought it was a great location, but not one that I would stay near or in again. I really loved the Hells kitchen area, and the upper east side off of 2nd ave, that was my kind of strip. Lined with pubs and tonnes of restaurants it was really cool and full of energy.

Things that I had to do on this trip was to catch up on my movie nostalgia. You may laugh, it’s ok if you do but When Harry met Sally is one of my favorite movies. Most of which was filmed in New York, so I made Colleen eat at Katz’s Deli where the famous Orgasm scene was filmed, hit up Washington Square where they arrived in New York amongst many other movie appearances. Other big locations were Carolines comedy where Louis C.K films sequences for Louis. And basically just walking around the city is like being in a living movie set. I’m pretty sure Colleen was getting tired of being inundated with what she considered useless movie trivia.

What we really loved was when we got off in Marcy station and wandered around in Brooklyn for most of our last day before walking back over the Brooklyn Bridge, if you’ve ever seen Once upon a time in America you’ll love this part of New York city. We wandered for hours and just loved the vibe over there.

You are probably wondering what we did with our 3 full days (4 nights) in New York. I thought it would be a fun idea to share everything with you. A detailed list of what we did, where we went and help suggest what others do or may do on a trip to New York.

So here it is:

Walked through Central Park
Checked out day one of the New York Marathon
strolled though little Italy
Chinatown
Times Square
Walked the Brooklyn bridge
Hells Kitchen
Carolines Comedy Club
The Comic Strip
International Center for Photography
New York Public Library
Washington Square
Occupy Wall Street
9/11 Memorial site
Wall Street
Greenwich Village
Dennett place
Rockefeller Center
Fao Schwarz
Grand opening of the New Mac Store

We ate at:
Pj Clarkes
Katz Deli
Route 66
The Stumble Inn
Viand Coffee
Little Italy – Awesome!

This was 3 days and 4 nights. It’s easy to see why so many people go back for a second trip, or more. What I did really notice more than I had in the past was the overwhelming drive for people to shop in New York. I say this lightly, but shopping is truly shoved down your throat in Manhattan. And aside from the most awesome park that is Central Park there is no other green space anywhere.haha Kids playgrounds resemble prisons for midgets, with slides. And watching people running through the city was so funny. Unless you are in Central Park, don’t bother.

What I love most about New York is the energy and the movie connection. It really is alive and bustling and so diverse in such a small area. There wasn’t one time when we felt like we had nothing to do, in fact we overloaded ourselves with things to do, walked more than 6 hours per day and got lost in some amazing streets.

I really hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed taking them. It’s a very special place and I’m so proud to share some of the highlights.

For the next two weeks I’ll be selling some of the selected works shown here at a very special price, from the paper prints to the wall sized 6 foot fabric prints. They’ll be available for a special price for the next two weeks only and you can find them located here:

Carey Nash Fine Art

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And of course what blog entry would be complete without a few shots of me and my hot wife.



Did I mention that Burnsy also made the trip. He was telling me how bad he wanted to Occupy and take over wall street.

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