At 10am this morning, Apple opened it’s second Brooklyn location. ‘Downtown Brooklyn’ is located directly next to the Barclays center. The place is beautiful. There were 50 people on line at 8am, but by 10am the line was around the block.
Didn’t notice any upper management Apple employees on hand. Whereas, Angela Ahrendts was at the World Trade Center Oculus opening.
The usual private security firm was there. They’ve been using the same company for as long as I can remember. I recognize the faces.
Floyd Mayweather’s TMT SUVs rolled up in front of the Chase Bank at 3 Times Square this afternoon. Cops didn’t know about it and quickly ticketed the vehicles. A huge crowd of people quickly gathered. Tourists had difficulty getting by. Floyd left the bank after approx 20 mins, wearing a white hoodie so you could barely see his face.
Apple has begun renovations and temporarily moved it’s Fifth Ave New York City store to the old FAO Schwartz building (which is behind it).
Over the coming weeks, workers are going to completely dig up the area surrounding Steve Job’s glass cube. If you’ve ever been in the store, you’ve noticed the ceilings are very low. The renovations consist of digging the floor three feet deeper and expanding the back of the store into what is currently a parking garage.
The renovations will take over two years…which means that tourists and nearby employees will need to find a new place to eat lunch.
Here are photos of when I saw the WWF and Jimmy Superfly Snuka at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey circa 1985.
Today, I attended the grand re-opening of the Apple Store in the Menlo Park Mall of Edison, New Jersey. They moved the store from it’s small footprint on the 2nd floor to a bigger location on the first.
Employees did the typical countdown, BUT they had no free swag. Usually, they have shirts. This is the first re-opening I’ve attended where they had nothing. Only a couple dozen people attended so it probably wasn’t worth it.
Store looks great. It has one of the huge LED screens in the back. This may be the first mall store with such an expensive screen. This store is also the first store to have pivoting doors. They all open at the same time (well, all, but two which required a push). Pretty dope!
** Please take note that I will no longer be supplying content to the AppleInsider site because it’s featured writer, Daniel Eran Dilger, turned it into a liberal rag mag.
We were on-hand for the massive iPhone 7 launch in New York City Friday. There was a huge media presence at the Fifth Ave store. And WPLJ-FM was handing out smoothies.
At Grand Central terminal, the line was in the Apple store upstairs, rather than clogging the main floor during rush hour.
Twisted Sister were on Fox and Friends Friday morning promoting their DVD and their final tour. They only have one date left in the New York area, October 1st in Lakewood, New Jersey.
Fans, including me, got to Fox News bright and early today. They came on stage shortly after 8am and performed until around 9:15am. Dee Snider and Twisted Sister were amazing. This is most likely their last TV appearance.
The Fox News hosts are used to country bands performing. They appeared to be in shock when they heard Burn in Hell and SMF.
We filmed the entire show. Enjoy!
- I Wanna Rock
- The Kids are Back
- Shoot ’em Down
- Burn in Hell
- The Price + Interview on Fox
- We’re Not Gonna Take It
Show After the Show
7. You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll and SMF – Note: Fox wouldn’t let Dee use curse words so the crowd had to help out.
Today, Littlefield Brooklyn hosted the 5th annual tribute to the late Beastie Boys member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch. Organizer, Michael Kearney and the rest of the MCA Day crew truly outdid themselves this year.
It was art, it was celebs, it was music, it was a party, it was a touching tribute to the great Adam Yauch. Cablevision News12 was there covering it.
Jim Shearer (MTV/VH1, The Brouhaha podcast) belted out some major Beastie Boys tunes along with Jeremy Shatan (The Young Aborigines, yes Mike D and Yauch’s first band) on bass and Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat) on guitar. Side note: It’s pretty interesting that these punk musicians became a director at a hospital (Jeremy) and a lawyer (Lyle).
The legendary Champagne Jerry later came out and did a few songs with them, as well as some on his own. Jerry is larger-than-life and often performs at Joe’s Pub with Ad-Rock, in the village. I highly recommend going.
Neil Usatan of Oscilloscope wore his lab coat on stage while he recalled fond memories of Adam Yauch.
Surprise guest, Santigold, performed some of her songs.
Beastie Boys artist, Cey Adams, returned this year to thank everyone for coming. He’s been to every MCA Day, including the first.