Monday, May 16, 2011

New York Day 4

Our 4th Day in New York was quite an adventure. We started by touring Canoe Studios. It was a similar space but a lot more laid back. Still, huge studio spaces with all the equipment you could possibly need. One of my favorite things about the studio was they had a kitchen where the owner would frequently cater meals for the photographers and crew who were shooting.

After touring Canoe, we went over into Brooklyn for delicious pizza! The pizzas had fresh mozzarella and basil and ours was topped with pepperoni. Grimaldi's also served home made Brooklyn rootbeer which was wonderful! Definitely comparable to Brick Oven.

Our next stop was a bit tricky to get to. Our guide today was one of John's former students named Chris. He was very familiar with Brooklyn, however, in order to get from Grimaldi's to Gilt Group (which was in the shipping yards) we got to walk through the slums. It actually wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be. Gilt Group was rally interesting to see. They are an online store that sells name brand items at a discounted price. They do all of their photography in house which is what we went to see. While their space was not nearly as glamorous as Canoe or Milk, they still had tons of equipment. There were about 10 photo shoots going on while we were there. It was pretty interesting.

After our tour of Gilt group, we walked down to the Brooklyn Bridge and took some photos. Before we started the walk over the bridge, we stopped at Jacques Torres to get hot chocolate (and other chocolate treats). It was so delicious! The hot chocolate was so thick and chocolatey I was afraid it was going to solidify at any moment.

We ended the evening with another trip to Max Brenner where I had more fries and a delicious chocolate hazelnut shake. It was wonderful! One of the girls got an apple crisp something that was also delightful.

After eating at Max Brenner we walked around Strand Books for a while and then walked through China Town. It was fun to see all of the bright lights and various types of stores. It was pretty rainy so we tried to stay inside as much as possible, but still a lot of fun!


theRach said...

So fun! I have to admit, I'm a little (a lot) jealous. I went to NYC last summer, and have wanted nothing since but to go back. I'm glad you're having an awesome time!

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