Friday, April 8, 2011

A New York Weekend

We spent a lovely weekend in New York in Mid-March. I just recently got around to putting up some of the pictures from the trip, which included visits to DUMBO, the new Michael Van Valkenburgh-designed Brooklyn Bridge Park, a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, Frank Gehry's almost complete Beekman Tower, Renzo Piano's New York Times Building, an evening at the Met, a Chinatown dim sum brunch, and a whirl around the Brooklyn Flea.

In terms of creative output, the highlight of the trip was probably the timelapse I made on the way into town. We took the Megabus and posted up in our favorite seats up top and in the front. About halfway through the trip we struck upon the idea of wedging the camera under the front handrail (with the assistance of and extra sweater) and I shot a timelapse from the Meadowlands through the end of the trip in Midtown. I think the results turned out great, and I'm looking forward to trying more videos like this one. (Click through to Vimeo for the full HD version.)

Meadowlands to Midtown from Michael Burlando on Vimeo.

One other thing that I was reminded of as we crossed the Brooklyn Bridge was the New York Times' photo essay of the apartment atop the Clock Tower building in DUMBO. The building itself is great from the outside, but the Times' peek inside Brooklyn's most expensive apartment is definitely worth a gander.

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