The Blast

Sunday Routine – Surfing and Fries
November 15, 2009, 12:12 pm
Filed under: nyc

The New York Times has a profile of Steve Rodriguez, a skateboarding advocate that sells his own boards and other skateboarding equipment through his company, 5boro.

Here’s how he and his wife start their Sunday mornings:

SWEET We go surfing. We are in the water literally about two hours. If it’s nicer out, you lose track of time and stay in the water longer. If not, you come out. It’s awesome. It’s literally unbelievable. The West Village is this urban center and less than an hour later, I’m on almost a private beach.

IN THIS WEATHER? Not if it’s below 45. We have a checklist: A bag with the gloves and the hoods and the wetsuits, water, towels and a banana.

CARB BREAK On the way back after surfing — this sounds bad — we love getting McDonald’s. McDonald’s fries. You are cold after you surf and you want to eat something warm.

Jaloux c’est moi.


Fly Over NYC
May 12, 2009, 6:41 am
Filed under: nyc, photography

I haven’t seen too much POV photography outside of what’s in Google Earth, but if there’s more stuff like this I might have to keep an eye out for them.

Click onward to fly over NYC like you’ve never seen it before.

Pop this thing on fullscreen and enjoy. Don’t forget to right-click and try out different view settings like ‘fisheye’ and ‘planet view’.

via Chase Jarvis’s Blog