We haven't posted in nearly a month, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been anything to write about! We've been pretty busy the past few weeks wrapping up a photo project we've been working on. You can read more about that here.
So this post is titled New York Minute. I titled it that because we were in New York for only 72 hours to shoot another commissioned piece. Because we had three days to accomplish this task, we had very little time to sightsee. Here are a few of my thoughts on our brief stay in NYC...
We discovered the restaurant Sweet Green on our first day in the city. Why don't they have one of these in Minnesota?! Yummy salads and dressings and even yummier watermelon lemonade! I could eat at Sweet Green daily.
I am not a fan of New York City. It seems every time I'm there, I run into some kind of hassle. That doesn't take into account the noise, smells and general chaos that is New York. I always found the people there to be... self important. Anyway, this time around I found it to be quite pleasant. So much so that I wouldn't mind going back and shooting some more photos for our Un Petit Monde project. I'd grade my experience there a "B-". That is up from a "D-" from several years ago!
On this trip, we went to see the Statue of Liberty. If you go, get on the very first ferry to the island (8a.m.)! We did and it was bearable. On our way back, we noticed that the crowd waiting to board the ferry to go to the island numbered in the hundreds.
On one evening, we were witness to a very large protest in Times Square. It jammed up traffic for almost an hour! Funny thing was, I didn't hear a single car horn blaring during the protest. It was almost as if the drivers enjoyed the down time. Once the Protest was over, it was back to chaos/normal.