Over this past weekend, I ventured to Brooklyn in NYC to visit some friends. Specifically, my old art director partner and his family.
Had an awesome time. They really made me feel welcome in their home, and I felt very at ease. New York, I have visited a few times, but it seems I was always just in the Manhatten area. It was nice seeing some different things.
Went to a dive bar called the Patriot, where you can get a $9.00 pitcher of beer and a decently stacked jukebox full of old country.
Visited another bar called, Chocolate Bar where all they serve is chocolate, desserts and wine to accompany both.
Did some shopping. And a little napping. Ate some authentic Brooklyn pizza by the slice.
Went out for the night and came home and 5am.
Spent a day at Coney Island which was crazy wonderful. We had drinks in this closed up bar with a bartender who asked me my sign, told me stories about Mitch Ryder, Jackie Wilson, and Al Capone. All the while, I sipped free beer.
All in all, a wonderful escape. A great trip. I can't wait to go back.