New York, New York #Blogg100

#044 [XLIV]
Going South on Broadway [Stark Tower and 3D printing]

This is part 3 (8) of Bro Tour USA where me Lord Sillion and my brother Fredrik visits New York and PAX East in Boston.

Today has been a fabulous day in New York City. With blue sky and warm sun the spring is hovering in the air. We start off by heading to the Complete Strategist. A small but “well stacked” boardgame store. We are looking for the new Marvel Cardgame that can’t be sold in Europe due to licensing and the also sold out X-Wing miniature game. But no such luck.

Complete Strategist

Complete Strategist

Stark Tower

After a nice Breakfast on Starbucks with Milkshake and Very Berry Coffee Cake where we can connect to the so important Internetz. It’s time to head up into the Stark Tower. Or as it’s also known as: Empire State Building. After we have been queuing in 8 different queues over 40 minutes we finally hit floor 86. To see Manhattan in its full glory, baking in sunlight under a blue sky. Really lucky with the weather 🙂

Looking out at Manhattan from Stark Tower

Looking out at Manhattan from Stark Tower

After Stark Tower we hit Broadway going south. The Sun is shining and so are we. As a honey lover,  I just had to buy some american Honey at a stand we found in Union Square, Andrew’s Honey.

Broadway

Broadway

Goth Store

Goth Store

We found the Gargoyle outside a Gothic cloth store and a flyer telling us about a gothic club opening tonight.

MakerBot 3D printing

Further south down on Mulberry Street by Huston street we found the pinnacle of our journey. The MakerBot retail store. Where 3D printing is made available to the common man. This is so cool, that will write a own blogpost about it. My brother got a little squirrel and I got a MakerBot ‘mech-dog. You could also do a full 3D scan of your face and get 3D printed bust of your head.

MakerBot store

MakerBot store

Later down on Broadway in Soho we found the second goal of this trip. Yellow Rat Bastard. A legen… , wait for it, …dary T-Shirt store that my brother visited back in ’97 when he last visited New York. We just had to buy some original Yellow Rat Bastard NYC T-Shirts to increase our Geek-Cred 🙂

Yellow Rat Bastard

After a quick China Town visit we decided to continue down to WTC and Ground Zero. Some impressive new Fallows symbols are being built by the old world institutes, to grip on to their power for as long as they can. Money Money Money …

Yellow Rat Bastard

Yellow Rat Bastard

Sundown

We finally stopped down in Battery Park where we took a fantastic photo of Sundown over The Waterfront. Nuff said. After a day of Walking through the City of Marvel Heroes our poor “Marvel Feet” said stop and we took a cab home. The plan was to get some rest before dinner. But our internet craving took its toll and we ended up posting pictures.

Sundown on Waterfront

Sundown on Waterfront

Before leaving Sweden our aunt Kerstin, who has been traveling the world for all her life as a Traveler Agent, gave us the tip to visit Spice Market in the Meatpacking district and to taste their Ginger Margarita. And we did, and boy was it good 🙂 They even had two locally produced Abbey style Ale on the menu. As I had already tasted Brooklyn No 1 at home I settled for the other, Ommegang Copperstown Double Ale.

After a fantastic dinner in this old house that looked that it was taken from the movie Gangs of New York we headed east to the Goth and New Wave club at The Sullivan Room. It’s a cool cellar club with UV nets in the roof usually hosted as a dancing club. Tonight it was almost empty. We meet some local New York girls who explain that Goth scene in NY is rather small and you don’t get many people here on a weeknight. The Goth scene is apparently biggest in Florida in the US. But still, I had a good dance to some Sisters of Mercy songs. Me and brother being big Sisters fans. We also got to hear the very fitting Dropkick Murphys song “Shipping up to Boston”.

Good Night New York

@LordSillion

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