Day 130 / Mile 15,750
In between the classic tourist vacation in NYC and life for the normal locals, there's a beautiful layer of grime that is extremely appealing to a photographer.
Being that NYC is a driver's worst nightmare, I pretty much turned off my van for my entire 2 week stay. I found a big park in Green Point / Williamsburg, only having to move my van every other day for street sweeping. It was nice, kind of like camping with the view of trees, but with dozens of pizza joints within a few blocks. I rode my bike everywhere, making far locations accessible and still being able to stop at every interesting spot along the way.
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An old friend from Oregon and extremely talented photographer, Kari Rowe, just happened to be on a birthday vacation to the city while I was there, and running around with my local friends as well.
Over the 2 weeks I was in the city I found myself getting on a vampire schedule, staying up late and missing out on the sunrises like my previous travel styles. I got a lot of great night cityscape photos, but won't flood this story with all of them.
A long time local and former HCSC buddy, Chris Lambert, showed me a bizarre area just a few miles away from the city... Dead Horse Bay.
This year Snowboarder Magazine had their annual Superpark on the East Coast. A small crew of riders and industry homeys stopped through after the event was over.
Shout out to all the friends I got to see in the area, you really made it a great visit: Alex Mertz, Chris Lambert, Stan Evans, Eric Fernandez, Max Miller, Robi Gonzalez, Megan Whiteside, Eddie Grams, Cole Barash, Ali Tillett, Brendan Hayes, Alex Nawrocky, Craig Wetherby, Gregory Hayes, Kari Langslet, Drew Amer, and those others too.