It wasn’t too cold and the view of the fireworks near Second Street was excellent. The New Year’s show in Prospect Park is like the Macy’s 4th of July extravaganza, but miniscule by comparison, not crowded, close to home, and really, much better.
Archive for the ‘entertainment’ Category
Movies are opening at a fast and furious pace for the next few days. This year there are some that are getting excellent reviews. I think they are for grown-ups, though, so buy the kids lots of candy and drag them along. Go to the tiger movie if you’re worried about violence or reading subtitles out loud.
I hesitate to say American Apparel has Halloween plans for you, because there are people in NY who dress like this every day…
I was in the area, so I couldn’t resist taking a look at the giddy Barbra Streisand fans before the sold-out concert at the Barclays Center. Lots of cops, cars, and people who weren’t going to the concert. The ticket holders were quite well-behaved.
Or is that spelled kettle corn? This is why popcorn should be eaten outdoors. What are these women are looking at? If you’re going to stare, it’s like texting. It’s safer if you stop to do so. It’s so common people hardly think it’s rude.
This weekend is the DUMBO Arts Festival. It’s fun and popular. There are many outdoor activities; it’s not so much about visiting artists’ studios. Here are some floating sculptures; I also saw a welding demo and a hackysack contest.
This couple, visitors to Coney Island, seem unsure about the disco dance party going on ten feet away. Come on! Get your feet wet! Everyone’s welcome to do some moving and shaking.
I didn’t think I had Olympic fever. I’m not watching much TV coverage, and the sound is usually off because I can’t stand the yammering of the announcers, and yet, when I took this picture, what did I think of, but men’s gymnastics, the pommel horse! (Krisztián Berki of Humgary was the gold medal winner.)
Lanes are available! Part of Melody Lanes has pop music and dance lights, there are these plainer lanes, and in between there’s a bar: something to suit everyone. You’d think the place would be crowded; doesn’t everyone have happy memories of bowling?
It might be art, or could it be a publicity stunt? This sign, which was screwed to an existing signpost at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street, says (I think), “My least favorite actor – Russell King.” I have no idea who that is, and Google comes up empty, too.