Friday, February 24, 2012

Must See in NYC - The High Line

This is the one of New York City's best parks because it saved a historic elevated freight rail line that used to have trains rumbling through the West Side. This park saved the line from being torn down in 1999. This not only saved a part of the city's history, but also gave Midtown on the West Side much needed public space. Community residents helped to transform an eyesore into a beautiful place to walk and take in the city's buildings and the Hudson River. Now one can just walk West and go up into the sky to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets. No car traffic here just a nice place to walk, sit and take in sights like the Empire State Building. The park starts from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District and runs uptown to West 34Th Street, between 10Th & 11Th Avenues. Open everyday from 7am to 7pm it is a reason to get out of the Subway and walk from 14Th St to MSG and Penn Station. So go and take a camera, a sketch book or just your lunch and enjoy being surrounded by the city up in the sky.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Dark Crystal for Three Nights in the LES!!

This weekend there will be Three nights of this classic from the early 80's at the Sunshine Cinema in the LES. So come down to see this Fantasy Film Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. This film is a not just dark by name. It is Dark and has some scenes that might just surprise someone who is used to Henson's Muppet's. The world of The Dark Crystal is brought to us through the eyes of Concept Artist Brian Froud who helped Henson and Oz on Labyrinth four years latter. Starting tonight the Sunshine Cinema is showing this amazing film on the big screen. The Cinema has come together with the Museum of Moving Image to celebrate Henson and his film legacy. This means Fun Trivia and Giveaways for all three nights!!

Museum of the Moving Image
Jim Henson's Fantastic World
July 16–March 4
36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106
718 777 6888
Tue-Thu: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mon: Closed