Went to Dead Horse Bay on Rockaway last weekend, which was a bit of an adventure.
We drove over and wandered around under the hot sun aimlessly for a bit, trying to find the place to no avail, despite asking a few Park & Rec employees to orient us. Our luck changed finally when we stopped a man riding a golf-cart at the marina parking lot, who hesitated to give us directions at first but then decided that we looked, "harmless enough".
At first he just pointed us in the right direction, but then invited Kat, Sean and I to hop on to his cart and offered to drive us over. We couldn't accept the invitation quickly enough!
Treasures all over the beach! And dead horseshoe crabs. And broken glass. And bones (there used to be dozens of horse rendering plants in the area).
And all sorts of weird junk, despite it not even being low tide (so, not much shore to explore).
(after the final cut, I believe we came home with 55 bottles total?) :
I'm hoping for a second session soooon. Ha.
A few days later, Kat, Ming and I went to The Water Club for NYC's Restaurant Week. Fine dining at somewhat affordable prices? Yesss. Goat cheese souffle, vegan rissoto with truffles, and apple a la mode. Great views of the East River. They lost points for service though (waiter couldn't remember my appetizer, waiter brought out a wrong entree for Kat, etc). And though the food was good, it's definitely not something I'd pay full price for if not for Restaurant Week (good, but not good enough, I guess?). Ah well.
As far as the internship goes, had a neat time this week at Sotheby's, getting an inside glimpse into the world of high-end art auctions, which had been crazy interesting and informative. The interns also had a meeting this week with Adam Weinberg, Whitney Museum's director-- a very interesting and incredibly down-to-earth guy.
In any case, still trying to fit some time here and there to keep working on this painting thing. My deadline's coming up!