i was just on vacation in NYC. the crew was myself, nina, and our friend nik. nina wanted to check out fordum university, and visit our friend john who lives in yonkers. not to mention that she had never been to the big apple before. we spent four days in the city, spending 75% of our time in museums, 15% in restaurants, and the remaining 10% walking/riding public transport. but when the sun went down we had a shofar. john (aka jaze juce) is a native new yorker, who nina met at school. jaze is a rapper, a life guard, and all around man about town. we saw a lot of the city from in the car at night, which was awesome.
day one we went to the guggenheim museum, they were camera-nazis so no photos from there. I don't know if we were there on an "off day" or something, but I honestly wasn't that impressed. But the building architecture was cool, like a parking garage meets modern adobe. on the way there we stopped in front of a random office building to buy fruit from a street vendor and found these giant hello kitty metal sculptures!!!!
day two we went to the museum of modern art (MOMA) which was amazing! the place was 5 stories high, and was filled wall to wall with art! there was a lot of stuff i wasn't allowed to photograph, like the entire floor of picasso paintings/sculptures, or the HUGE salvador dali exhibit featured on the top floor! they had 250 of his paintings, tons of props, backdrops and other stuff from his films. and they were playing ALL the movies he made, including a DISNEY FILM he animated!
after that we went to a museum of modern architecture and design. you’re really not supposed to take any photos there, but there were a few i just couldn't resist!
he last museum that we went to was the museum of natural history. which was really cool, but very busy. a lot of my photos from here didn't turn out as i hoped, so here's a few of the good ones.
and they had a REDICULOUS amount of dinosaur bones!
so, they don't let you inside the statue of liberty anymore. so what's the point of going to that tiny super crowed island just to try and look up lady libery's dress. so instead, john suggested we go to liberty park in new jersey to check out the statue.
lady liberty is just like any new yorker, she hates jersey!jaze juce
just look at the statue, she's farting on us!
as aforementioned, we saved a lot of money by walking places. at one point we took a shortcut through central park, and i took these photos along the way.
there was also a tornado while we were there. luckily we were in jersey when it hit manhattan, so we were ok. but we did get stuck in some "classic" NYC traffic.
right after i took this photo the traffic started to move again. john was freestyling to the beat about bustin' a nut like a glock shot, then there was an random gunshot sampled into the beat. we all laughed, then there was a huge *BANG!* a few seconds later we had a flat tire (on route 89, a really busy road). john states that we're screwed because he doesn’t think he has a doughnut. i was like,
this is a honda dude.xero
are yew sure there’s not one in the secret compartment?
and he was like,
uhh... what secret compartment?jaze juce
... *sigh* we took all the crap out of his trunk in the pouring rain, pulled up the carpet on the floor of the trunk, and revealed not a doughnut, but a new spare tire. the tire jack was different from the one i had in my honda all those years ago, so we had some trouble with that. nik sarcastically asked me...
xero, how come you can build and program computersnik
but can’t figure out how to use a new tire jack?
eventually we figured it out. and we got the old tire off and the new one on in just a few minutes. we had an awesome time. john was an great host. we saw some sweet shit. and i think nik and i got double our yearly exercise on the trip ++LOL!