Sunday, Sep 21st

  1. Today’s events

    A quick run down of today’s events…

    First up, happening right now, the People’s Climate March will be heading down Central Park West, then across to 8th Ave to head down to Bryant Park, before turning down 42nd St and heading through the neighborhood to 11th Ave, finally ending up at 34th St around the future Hudson Yards. It should be a big one, so you shouldn’t be able to miss it.

    Meanwhile, running until 7pm, the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is on around Times Square and along 44th St. All sorts of Broadway memorabilia will be available, as well as chances to pose for pictures with Broadway and Off-​Broadway stars for donations to Broadway Cares. There’ll also be half-​hourly silent auctions, so plenty of opportunities to pick up some unique Broadway merch.

    Also, today is a big day for the High Line, with the final section opening to the public. It’s been a long time coming… Now you’ll be able to enter the High Line from 34th St around 11th Ave (where the Climate March will be ending coincidence?) and walk the full length down to Gansevoort St. They’ve got a lot of events on over the next few days as part of the opening celebrations, so there’ll be plenty to do.

    And later tonight, at 8pm at Bar 9, Drunken Shakespeare returns. Have a few drinks and give your best version of a classic speech or sonnet, or just watch other people embarrass themselves!

    Big day today!

Friday, Sep 19th

Thursday, Sep 4th

  1. Feed the birds

    W 40th St & 10th Ave

    Pigeons need love too. Underneath the Port Authority overpass on 10th Ave today:

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Saturday, Aug 30th

  1. Tugboat Race & Competition on the Hudson tomorrow

    All day tomorrow over on the Hudson River is the 22nd Annual Running of the Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition. Dozens of tugboats will be cruising up and down the river, with races, nose-​to-​nose pushing competitions, and a number of other challenges and contests between the boats and their crews. There’s also things on for spectators, most notably a spinach-​eating content in Popeye’s honor. (There’s a Wikipedia article on the whole event that’ll give you the full history…)

    The main viewing area is on Pier 84, and that’s where all the shore parts of the day will be taking place. Here’s the schedule, per the flyer:

    10:00 AM Parade of tugs from Pier 84 to the start line.

    10:30 AM: Race starts From South of 79th Street Boat Basin (near Pier I) to Pier 84.

    11 AM: Nose to nose pushing contests and line toss competition.

    Noon: Tugs tie up to Pier 84 for lunch and awards ceremony. Exhibits, amateur line toss, spinach eating contest

    1 PM: Awards ceremony. Tugs depart at about 2 PM.

    And if watching from the shore isn’t exciting enough for you, Circle Line Cruises will have a spectator boat in amongst the action. It looks like tickets are still available $25 for adults, $12 for children so scoop those up if you can.

    The weather isn’t looking too nice for tomorrow unfortunately, but it should still be a good day out on the water.

Wednesday, Aug 27th

Monday, Aug 25th

Sunday, Aug 24th

  1. Return of the 8th Ave street fair

    It’s that time again: today the occasional 8th Ave street fair was on, and as always, crowds swarmed on the event.

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    Wouldn’t be a street fair without these guys…

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    Then there’s stalls with names like this one:

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    All in all, just another street fair. Really not much to say about it. You didn’t miss much.