Ok, one last post with NYC pictures...I swear, I'm not one of those people who tortures others with endless slides of their vacations... or am I?!
Since many of you have visited New York, you might be familiar with this building in SoHo, known simply as "11 Spring Street." It was an anomaly in New York City, a building that was abandoned and had been taken over by artists as an art and performance space. Over the years, artists of all kinds had added their own touches to this evolving building. Well, surprise, this building was finally sold to a developer (to be turned into condos) and this was the last time it would be accessible to the public.
Needless to say, 100's of people had lined up to get in and explore this building before it meets its fate.
While I didn't go inside, the art outside was unique and cool enough. Above is a 3-D display made of real produce, sticking out of one of the walls.
Here's an artist, spray-painting away as the crowds watched. I'm so glad I got to see this old landmark one last time...
Click here for an article about 11 Spring Street.
While in New York, I was excited at the chance to meet a fellow vegan blogger, Wiebke. I've never met a fellow blogger before! She was nice enough to pass on information about the Satya Magazine holiday party, being held at Red Bamboo in Brooklyn. Well, I love Satya magazine, I've always wanted to check out Red Bamboo, which is a famous vegetarian restaurant, and the party sounded fun, so I dragged my friends Tony and Dorota with me.
Here's me and Tony at the party. But I didn't get a chance to meet Wiebke. :-(
We got to try a lot of fun hors d'oeuvres (veggie shrimp and chicken and spring rolls, oh my!), and I also ordered veggie Buffalo wings. Living in Upstate NY, I am surrounded by actual chicken wings at every corner (restaurants often sell them by 20, 30, 50, or more- yuck!), so it felt really good to get to eat some cruelty-free wings, with celery and ranch dip. These were good, though greasy. As you can see, I forgot to take a picture before we'd pretty much devoured the whole plate! My friends, knowing that I would soon be starting a detox, joked that I was "retoxing" on beer and greasy (but yummy) foods!
The party was so fun (and SO crowded!), and it was good to see so many cool people in one place. Thanks, Satya magazine!
Finally, I leave you with one of the funnest aspects of visiting New York- getting to see Dorota's kitty, Willis. Here he is, sipping water from the countertop. She adopted him when he was a kitten and was found in a dumpster. Appearantly, his energetic meowing had caused him and his siblings to be rescued from the dumpster where they had been abandoned- you go, Willis!
Tomorrow, I will post my first friday food round-up - detox edition!