AC/DC Sets MetLife Stadium on Fire

Great show last night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  Now, I can cross this off my bucket list.

Even the closest seats feel far away so here is what I was able to capture.

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Al Roker Discusses Storm of the Century

Al Roker of NBC’s Today Show was in Bryant Park, New York City today promoting his new book, Storm of the Century.  He road his bicycle to the event.

He spoke of this infamous hurricane and participated in a Q&A session.  It was very educational.


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Cops Not Tolerating This Guy’s Jenks

This guy was arrested for stealing money from Jenkinson’s Pavilion in Point Pleasant, New Jersey this past Saturday night.  He was calm at first, but then started cursing out the police officers.

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Colin Quinn Reads his New Book in Bryant Park

Colin Quinn was in New York City’s Bryant Park today reading an excerpt from his new book, The Coloring Book.  Colin chose to read the chapter about Jim Norton and their USO visit to Iraq.  It was really funny.

Afterwards, he had a Q&A session.  He unofficially announced that his sold out off-broadway play is coming to Broadway.  He answered stories about Jerry Seinfeld, why his Eric the Midget Taxi Driver script was never recorded by the Stern Show and spoke to a guy with whom he went to college.

Dave Itzkoff did a great job hosted the event.

All is captured in the video below.

 

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Good Morning New York City

Yesterday, I get off the train at New York Penn Station, walk a couple blocks and see this bum barfing yellow chunks into a street puddle (7th and 35th).

I don’t know what’s worse…him puking or me watching him.  I feel like Jeff the Vomit Guy from the Howard Stern Show…well, maybe not that bad.

It’s been raining for days so the yellow puddle is still there.

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Visit to Saturday Night Live The Exhibition

Today, we visited Saturday Night Live The Exhibition.  I knew it would be good, but not this good.  Tons of costumes, mold, props, simulated show experience hosted by Tina Feye.  Nothing I say can fully describe the well thought-out details put into the layout.  It’s super high-tech.

Attached to the gift shop is the Weekend Update studio.  They take your photo and you go to a computer to select which news host you’d like superimposed next to you.

If you purchased the tickets through one of the coupon sites, your ticket also includes $10 towards your gift shop purchase.  In addition, they hand out buy-one, get-one half-off coups in Times Square.

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Apple Store Upper East Side Grand Opening New York City

Today, Apple opened a new store in New York City.  The building was a bank in the 1920s.  Apple tried their best to restore the original structure, but it as a mess.  Instead, they did a great job replicating it.

The store is beautiful.  It’s the first Apple store to have a Beats headphones listening station, many of which were receiving their wireless feed from the iPod sitting beneath.  The audio was choppy, but I guess that’s to be expected with the amount of traffic in the store today.

In addition, it’s the first store to have pull out iPhone case drawers, reminiscent of bank safe deposit boxes.

Last, but not least, it’s the first Apple Store we’ve been to where there’s a public bathroom.

Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, Angela Ahrendts, and other retail execs were on-hand observing.  Most people probably didn’t recognize her.  Of course, we did.

Typically, Apple gives t-shirts to the first 5000 people that enter, which has the name of the store on it.  No shirts this time.  Instead, visitors received “Portraits of the Upper East Side” a great book of photos taken around the Upper East Side, using an iPhone 6.

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Les Paul 100th Anniversary Exclusive Photos and Video Live on the Red Carpet

Tuesday evening, the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City’s Times Square hosted Les Paul’s 100th Anniversary Celebration.  Numerous people from the music industry were on hand.  Too many to count.

Danny Count Koker (Count’s Kustoms/Pawn Stars/Vamp’d) and his band, Counts ’77, were there to perform. However, Danny went above and beyond by donating a custom bike to the Les Paul Foundation.

We’ve identified as many people as we could below.





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David Letterman Set Teardown Day 4

Today consisted of random things from the offices, rubber chicken signed by David Letterman, baseballs, party supplies, pool inflatables, Late Show coffee mugs (which were too far to reach), gumball machines.  The remaining pieces of office furniture were brought to the street and crushed by a garbage truck.

The offices were completely empty including the BYE signs that had been put in the windows.

Highlight of my day was the megaphone used by Bill Murray in the April 2014 show with Lady Gaga and Martha Stewart.  Bill was a surprise guest who brought Gaga down 53rd street.

 

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David Letterman Set Teardown Day 3

Today (Tuesday) marks day 3 of the teardown of David Letterman’s set at the Ed Sullivan Theater.  There was speculation that the marquee would be taken down today, but it was not.  Possibly, later this week.  I’ll keep a lookout.

The demo crew instead worked on removing the spiral staircase (as seen on tv), emptying the basement and offices.  Most, if not all, of the office furniture was trashed.

The security was pretty tight.  They yell at everyone that stops too long at the dumpsters.  Some items I spotted…box of prop body parts, random lighting, a list of all employees (including David Letterman and Vinnie Favale as heard on the Howard Stern Show) and their extensions taped to one of the desks, brand new unused towels with tags, whiffle balls.  In addition, there was a laundry cart full of prop sports equipment.  One security guard was nice and gave a cue card to a guy that been hanging out there for days.  Same guy had witnessed valuable antique furniture being trashed.

This past Friday night the demolition crew members were seen loading up their cars with items they had set aside.  The pieces are fetching a crazy high premium on eBay.

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