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Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Escape From New York

Photo By Frank YangFrank YangSo how was your weekend? Good? Do anything interesting? Oh yeah, do tell. These are some of the things I did this weekend.

Walked a lot. Saw two of my favourite new acts from the UK twice each. Visited Matador Records HQ. Ate at Shake Shack. Got my money’s worth from my 7-day MTA pass though I was only there for three days. Was in New Jersey (briefly, twice). Walked even more. Learned by standing outside the NYSE that the collapse of the global economy isn’t a spectator sport. Went to Times Square, decided I don’t like Times Square. Stayed in a hilariously tiny but totally vibey (and cheap!) hotel. Went to both Adorama and B&H yet bought nothing. Hung out a lot in Greenwich Village, East Village and Lower East Side. Napped. Walked even more. Discovered that New York City clubs – at least most of the ones I went to – have the absolute worst lighting in existence. And I’ve been to some badly lit clubs. Caught up some old friends, met some new people. And basically had a great time just taking in New York City. Or at least a few new corners of it.

Anyways, I’m now back to real life – the bus from the airport to downtown has wifi! How modern! – and will be writing up the shows I saw over the next few days. But in the meantime, you can see my photos from the weekend over at my Flickr.

By : Frank Yang at 1:06 pm
Category: General

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  1. Roland says:

    Glad you enjoyed our city! Great to finally meet you, and yeah, the Studio had some bad lighting. Your shots of NYC are fantastic, looking forward to the concert pictures. Come back soon!

  2. eugene says:

    great shots. Do you mean ate at Shake Shack?

  3. Frank Yang says:

    yes, yes I do. thanks.

    mmm, shake shack.

  4. JCM says:

    I thought brunch was good…good seeing you Frank…

  5. Sasha says:

    Frank, any chance you’ll reveal the small but affordable hotel you stayed at? I’m thinking of planning a trip, and the hotel is always the biggest issue. Thanks.

  6. Frank Yang says:

    oh, sure – not like it’s a secret of mine. It’s the Jane Hotel – http://www.janenyc.com – and while it’s not suitable for everyone (rooms are like train cabins, shared washrooms) it was cheap at $99 a night and in the West Village, not even 10 minutes fro the 14th and 8th subway station.

  7. Margaret says:

    Your trip to NYC sounds very similar to my own trip this weekend. Especially the naps in between walking around. Glad to hear you had a great time. I did too. :)

  8. bill p says:

    frank, was nice to meet you albiet briefly. glad you had a good time…and got some decent fried chicken and a shackburger.

    does no one walk in toronto?

  9. Frank Yang says:

    we walk here, but I usually ride my bike. And the distances between things worth getting to aren’t as great as NYC. I’m just being complain-y about my aching feet.