New York, New York... it's a heck of a town!
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So we headed up to Central Park on the N train and hopped off. Brandon was so excited to get to see Dana Barratt's apartment at 55 Central Park west... and you know what... he was right! The actual apartment was on Central Park west... but with all the changes in the skyline in th epast 20 years we just couldn't find it because now it wasn't the tallest building in the bunch! But after walking up and down the street... the numbers don't make sense at all... we found it because of the church the stay puff marshmallow man stepped on is next to it and then looked at the number! We ran across the street to get some nice photo's and started walking down towards 5th avenue. The one thing I think Brandon likes to do in NYC is look at Trump Buildings... because we made sure to go in the one on 5th ave last january and this year he made sure to stop off at the one on 55th and take some photo's... it seems like there's as many trump buildings as starbucks in this town!
We hopped back on the 2 train at 59th street and headed down to Fulton Street where we went to BODIES...The Exhibition. I have never been to this part of town and it was like another world. The roads were stone and the buildings were a nice, classic brick look. It felt like i was in Boston. The exhibit was on the 2nd floor of the Exhibition Center.
The display was very interesting... and disturbing at the same time. Just to know that these were real people is just amazing... Each room was something new and unexpected. They showed what body parts looked like healty and also with diseases to it like cancer. Also you could see what lungs look like after smoking (there's also a bin to throw cigarettes away after you see what it can do to your body) and also you could see the arteries and veins locked in liquids. As Brandon said, no wonder we bleed everytime we get cut because there were so many veins it was unbelievable!
If you want to check the exhibit look at one of these locations because this is where the Bodies exhibit is at: (which I guess we didn't have to go to NYC to see it we could've seen it in Pittsburgh---oh well, it was a good experience!)
Vienna, Austria at the Gasometers
Santiago, Chile at Espacio Kennedy
Madrid, Spain at Teatro Carlos III
Barcelona, Spain at Museu Marítim
Fort Lauderdale, FL at Las Olas Riverfront
Cincinnati, Ohio at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Pittsburgh Exhibition at the Carnegie Science Center
Las Vegas Exhibition at the Tropicana Resort & Casino
New York Exhibition at the South Street Seaport
As always timing is Impeccable because as we left I got a text message back from my friend Seth (we can't have phones on in the exhibit so we don't disturb the other viewers).
Well, as I don't think with my stomach and Brandon does he started whining about needing to eat. So I called Seth back and told him that we're going to catch some grub first and asked him where to go. He said the Heartland Brewery across the street would be good. We walked in and they have a lot of home brew beers to drink and the food didn't look half bad. There was one waitress at the bar and there was nobody else in the restaurant... brandon was getting antsy and wanted to leave... (which if you want to go to a Belgian Tasting to to the Empire State Building April 10, 2008 from 6:30 to 10:30).
He asked me what i wanted and I said I don't eat seafood that much.
But back to the story... I ended up getting a nice white wine Chardonnay... I figured that would go well with the seafood. We ended up having a great time after his stomach got refueled!
Next up was up to Union Square to the Union Square Winery on Fourth Avenue @ 13th Street.
Afterwards Brandon had to use a bathroom and we stopped off in the shopping building with Filene's Basement in it. He decided to have a girl moment and wanted to go shopping at the store when I told him it was discount designer. Unfortunately he didn't find anything...