Back in the New York Groove - Part 2

Back in the New York Groove part 2

Went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first time in many many years.  William Orpen, British, Self portrait done in 1910, oil on canvas, badass mofo

so inspired by all these Japanese screens

across the street from the MET.  I suppose for a foreigner the huge canyons of concrete and steel could be cool.  I'm kind of into it now after living in Europe where everything is like 6 stories or shorter. 

Hester Street Food Fair Grub Street

La Poubelle Vintage

Two Bits Retro Arcade.  Has a bar and a lot of your favorite games from the 80s and 90s

humped the machine too hard, now no one can play it.  sorry dudes.

super vintage star wars game.  it's so low tech it's kind of cool and like you're really looking at an X-wing targeting screen or something

never played paperboy in an arcade so i didn't know it actually had handlebar controllers.  Super hard.  I was never a paperboy wizard anyway


still wondering about these citibikes, New York's new answer to Paris' Velib public bike system

at this point I was living out of two suitcases, a month and a half in total.  3 weeks in Harlem with Matt Cianfrani and after that 3 weeks in willyburg with James Chang and Vince.  Thanks for getting Jason Pan back on his feet fellas.

Israeli Scotch Egg at Eastwood.  It's A hard boiled wrapped in a falafel with tahini sauce on the side, making it "Israeli".  A traditional scotch egg consists of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and baked and is delicious.  Wikipedia says it's origin is the UK and Fortnum and Mason claims to have invented it in 1738.  I have to say this Israeli egg seemed like an awesome idea but isn't that special.