40th st

for some reason the 40th st subway station smells STRONGLY of soy sauce at least once a week??? it’s like someone is coming down here at night and dumping an ENTIRE BOTTLE of soy sauce on the tracks??? what is happening??

This is one of my favorite pictures that I’ve taken in that last couple of years.  This is it for me!!  I fucking LOVE this images!!  What luck that I captured everyone doing their own thing in such beautiful light!!  That morning light is just magical I tell you!!  Also, people, this is my 1,000th post!!  HOW AWESOME IS THAT??  I love it!!  This blog keeps me pumped to go take pictures, and I thank you all for that!!

When I’m heading to Narita Airport from downtown Tokyo, I always stop and buy individually wrapped single pieces of sushi in Tokyo Station for the train ride. I love being able to choose what I like rather than buying a combo of random mixed fish.

Well now you can do the same right here in New York City at Wasabi. The newly opened take-out joint on the corner of 40th St. and 7th Ave., right near Midtown Comics, offers mix-n-match sushi starting at a buck a piece.

I haven’t tried it yet, so can’t vouch for the quality, but I’ll let you know when I do.

My friends at Sun Noodle also tell me Wasabi will be serving ramen.

In case you couldn't hit up Bird Road after the game, here's a recap of how we do things here:

A fan-made Heat rally erupted at about 11:20 soon after the final buzzer went off to send the Miami Heat to their second Finals appearance. I was one of the first people there with channel 10 news and Univision (spanish news 23) already waiting for activity. “Let’s go Heat chants exploded around reporters as the camera began rolling and I was front and center of it all. Something like 1000 people showed up to just have some fun.

We hit up a 7-11 across the street and got some baby powder, looked for the news cameras nearby, and got the whole group of 10+ salseros to emulate Lebron’s pre-game powder toss (it didnt look as epic but we got it done). 

Spanish radio El Zol 95.7 parked up in front of La Carreta and called out Salsa Lovers (our salsa company) to hit up a rueda and dance for the crowd, with Univision filming us. 

Pots and pans, car horns and bike engines, chants and clapping, ANY POSSIBLE NOISE you can make was heard out there. Fire trucks came by and shot out some fire extinguishers for the hell of it.

It was an all out Club right on bird road.

anonymous asked:

Okay, so as I'm a theater-going newbie and not a local New Yorker, do you have a compendium of tips, etiquette, deals/expenses, maybe especially little known "hacks" for someone planing a visit to Broadway and trying to get the best experience as it probably won't be repeated? I'm having a hard time finding anything besides the very basics.

*cracks knuckles* Let’s do this
Etiquette:
-Your clothes should be nice. It doesn’t have to be formal, but no shorts and a t-shirt. I usually wear nice jeans and a nice shirt, sometimes with a nice sweater or jacket. A semi-formal dress or skirt is also nice. 
-Also on clothes- theaters are always cold. This is so the actors who are under hot lights don’t pass out. You’ll need a sweater no matter when you go.  
-Obviously don’t sing along. (you’d think this was a no-brainer, and yet)
-double check your phone is silent, on vibrate, or off. (I always put mine on Do Not Disturb) 
-Take advantage of the time before the show and intermission to use the restroom. Even if you don’t have to go, go anyway. 
-Don’t leave during curtain call. Wait until the actors leave the stage before you start to leave. You will see people leave during curtain call. Those people are assholes.

Stage Door Etiquette: 
-If you walk fast u might be able to get to the front row, if you don’t, don’t try and push your way in.
-If you are in front, be nice to the people behind you, tell them that if they want a selfie, just to tell you and that you’ll move out of the way to let them in. It makes everything 100X better for everyone.
-If your fave doesn’t come out, don’t be mad, remember, actors don’t owe you a autograph and a selfie.
-Also, some actors don’t like to take selfies. Usually, a guard will tell you this before they come out, but if they don’t, respect their wishes.
-Always say “please” and “thank you” your basic kindergarten words, I usually say something like, “Thank you, the show was amazing, can I please take a selfie with you?” sometimes i’ll add in something specific, like, “I really loved that last big song you had”, “You were hilarious”, “I cried when your character died” etc.  
-I always have my own sharpies, just in case. 

Deals: 
-My master post of ways to get cheap tickets (A lot of these are for a short time in advance, generally better if you live close to NYC, but the programs and stuff mentioned at the top allow you to buy a while in advance) 
-My master post of all the Broadway theaters and their visibilities. Meaning, a theatre like the Music Box is super small, so even the rear mezz is a good seat. Gershwin, not so much. 
-BUT, since you said this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for you, I would spurge for front orchestra. 

General NYC Tips:
-Since a trip to NYC involves a lot of time outside, you wanna dress for the weather. Also, high heels are usually a bad idea.
-Ignore people selling tour bus and comedy club tickets. Don’t engage, don’t respond, don’t even look at them, because chances are they will POUNCE. It’s rude, I know, but you wanna blend in.
-WALK. QUICKLY.
-pls no selfie sticks in Times Square.
-DO. NOT. ENGAGE. THE. COSTUMED. PEOPLE. (i’m sorry they freak me out so much and are 99 of the 100 reasons I hate times square.) 
-A Starbucks will usually have a bathroom for you to use that doesn’t require you to pay for something. Also the McDonalds in Times Square but that line’s always so long.  
-Not a Tip, per say, but I LOVE the Drama Book Shop on West 40th St. It’s magical. It’s my favorite store in the world. It’s a book store FULL of theatre stuff and I love it. I want to live there.
-Taxi cabs are so much money. So much money. Just walk.
-Get a bag that zips, preferable one that hangs at your side and over the shoulder, and not your back. Don’t put money/cards in your pockets. I’ve had friends who were pickpocketed.     

FOOD: this get’s a thing of it’s own
- Ashley Fine Foods- a good place for a meal. It’s stir-fry-y kinda stuff, plus you get A LOT of it for pretty cheap for New York (it’s around $8-$10 for a HUGE take-out container.)
-SCHMACKARY’S- OK FAM.  THESE COOKIES WILL BLOW YOUR MIND. They’re not cheap per say, but they’re pretty big, and so, so good. I LOVE the Cookies and Cream. but the Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Patty, Funfetti, and Maple Bacon are good too.
-Holey Cream- tbh if i eat dessert it’s gonna be schmackary’s, BUT if you’re more into a doughnut over ice cream… (tbh that’s usually more of my style but i still prefer S.Macks buttttt)
-Food carts won’t kill you. (the glazed and roasted nut carts- oh man. so good. especially when it’s cold)
-Bring your own snacks. and water.      

Alright, this is all I could think of at the moment, but I’m also exhausted, so i may have missed some things. My followers can also share their wisdom on this.
Let me know if you wanna know more on anything! 
And have fun!!!! New York is a beautiful magical place and I hope you love it as much as i do!!!