Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Random act of beerness

So last night I was riding home from my new job at the New York Genome Center and as I was coming down the Manhattan Bridge into DUMBO I saw a very curious cardboard sign that simply read 'Free Beer'. It took my mind a second to process it but when it did I pulled over and sure enough there were a group of cyclists gathered on the grass around a cooler. I walked over and asked what was going on and was handed a cold can of beer. It turns out a guy (Trevor) who works at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for a small sign making company decide he wanted to share a few beers with random people so he bought two cases of beer filled up two coolers with ice and pulled them over to the grass area at the base of the bridge with his Radio Flyer wagon. Even though the beer wasn't what I would normally drink I hung out and had a few just talking to random people. When I left I offered to kick in a few bucks but Trevor said no but maybe next time. Things have been kind of rough these past six months in New York for me after getting laid off from Ogilvy & Mather and not having much of a social group but with this new job and running across Trevor and his free beer are making me feel like things are turning around. So I just want to say thanks to Trevor and look forward to drinking with you and other random cyclist again.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Filming in the building

Are We Officially Dating? (2013) - IMDb
So the above movie is filming in my building for the next four or five days. They have taken over an apartment on the 4th floor as the set and another on the third as a green room. The only problem I've had so far is that they are leaving the doors to the building open including where I and the other tenants keep our bikes. Supposedly there is going to be some security but I haven't seen any yet which leads me to believe that I'll be asked to gain access to my own place and that it won't be my stuff that will be looked after. Have to see how it goes.