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Friday, July 27, 2012

NYC: Yotel, High Line

I make a quick one-day trip to New York City about three weeks ago. I met up with my friend Mark, visiting from Toronto, and we saw a new off-Broadway musical called "Dogfight," which is based on a movie starring River Phoenix (which was not a musical). I recommend it if you're in NYC. Here's a review from the New York Times.

After the show we met up with locals Steve and Pat, had dinner at the restaurant at Mark's hotel and then we all visited the High Line -- the elevated freight railroad tracks turned into a public park. Very cool. (There are people who want to create a similar park in Philly, on a stretch known as the Reading Viaduct. Money and politics and local infighting will probably keep this from happening for a while.) On Sunday I'm going back to NYC and spending three nights (seeing Ricky Martin in "Evita" is my only firm plan right now), and I may visit the High Line again.

I took lots of pictures of the park and the surrounding buildings, some skyline shots, various art installations in the park, etc. I also have some pictures of the hotel -- it's this very futuristic place called Yotel. Among other things, it's got an automated bag storage system just inside the front door.

Robot arm!

1 comment:

canmark said...

The Yotel's robot are is called the Yobot (get it?). Here's a video of the Yobot in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYZ13VBVowE