Apple iPhone 6s Fifth Avenue Release

We were at Apple’s Fifth Avenue flagship store Friday morning for the launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Massive crowd. Not as much much press as last year because the major networks were covering the pope. Only crazy story is some weird guy was trying to get an Apple Store employee to relay an idea for an invention to Tim Cook.

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Updated2: PSEG Substation Fire Waldwick New Jersey

At 10am today, the PSEG substation in Waldwick New Jersey exploded.  Many of surrounding streets and towns have been evacuated.

Foam truck arrived, but when I left was still struggling to get it under control.

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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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