After a monumentally unproductive day yesterday, we decided to get up reasonably early and head back up to the Meat Packing District to check out that Levi’s flagship store and pick up a few things…
We tried to go for brunch at some shi-shi spot at the base of The Standard but we knew before we even sat down that it wasn’t our scene and high-tailed it the fuck outta there! I’ve got a limit, and that limit is 6 sweaters tied over shoulders before I’m sure I’m in the wrong place…
Little Tykes on Track Bykes.
I didn’t have any time to hang out on the Highline but before we left for Coney Island I decided to hop up and have a look-see. I wish that they’d turn the Gardiner into a huge elevated park…
We pulled over to check directions and were dazzled by really some impressive sky writing… I mean, I’m sure that there is some technology that allows them to do this much easier, but still, flying and writing stuff in the sky is impressive no matter how you slice it.
Nathan’s Famous – I don’t know why they don’t make a veggie corn-dog to sell here, it would have been huge!
Wait, can we get a better look at that?
Straight Edge Hot Dog Revenge!!!
We spent a little while at the Coney Island History Project which was pretty rad and made me glad that we made the trip to a place with such a rich and varied history.
The famed Coney Island Dancers were in full effect.
Not to be out-done, The Rennick steps in to show them what’s up.
Oh, you didn’t know the big man could move like that, hey?
The Cyclone – Secretly Canadian?
After Coney we headed into Brooklyn for the Rumblers NYC Hot Rod show under the BQE.
Apparently some HA dude got in a fistfight with a cop and when we got there the cops were clearing everyone out. Kind of a bum out but we still got to see lots of bad-ass cars and bikes.
Less than a 10 second ride from the Rumblers’ show is Flyrite Tattoo where my dear friend Jordan works.
We set up an appointment for a little trip zapper and headed over to The Brooklyn Star for some suds and grub. Like most of the places we went on this trip, the Vegan options were slim (read: non-existant) but they were willing to modify something for me…
…It was a salad… Yay… At least it was fucking delicious but I could have eaten three of them. Needless to say, I had dinner #2 a short while later.
We got back to Flyrite and our appointment had been pushed back because the girl before us showed up more than an hour late and we were pretty close to bailing on the whole thing but we stuck it out and Mike & Fernando went to town on us.
Mike, who did Carlos’ & Kris’ tattoos had this rad old Triumph out front which was beautiful but I can’t imagine it would be much fun to ride in NYC where the streets make Toronto’s look like they’ve been freshly paved with baby asses.
We tried to go to Union Pool which was super close to Flyrite but even with Mike knowing the door-guy really well, it was just too packed so we opted to go over to a bar that he owns, in part, in Greenpoint and that ruled!
The bar doesn’t really have a name but it’s reasonably well documented and easy to find and well worth a visit… The bar looks rad inside, plays huge amounts of stoner metal and has a giant backyard patio that is rivalled by nothing back at home.
We stayed sober enough at No Name to ride over to Dumont Burger where they were supposed to have a vegan burg I could mow down on. They didn’t, but it was a good time none the less!
This night was super fun and I wanna thank Jordan, Ryan, Christine & Mike for showing us a great time!