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So Wednesday and Thursday were conference days - which of course is the REAL reason I am here in NYC! The speakers were interesting and the trade expo expansive - the real thing that was clear to me is that there are far far far too many things for one person to know nowdays in marketing.
While I am confident in my knowledge of social media and conversion into sales, this digital advertising thing is ...
... to be 17km of walking (thanks, google maps) so after a quick recharge we headed in to time square. This was the New York we imagined. People everywhere, bright flashing lights and loads of gimmicky stores (which we checked out, of course). Floors and floors of toys r us, mnm world and Hershey's chocolate were just awesome. For dinner we went to Virgil's BBQ as recommended by Crystelle, but were underwhelmed. I just don't think I'm a fan of ...
... at nine to go to Bagel Works, of course, for our absolute favorite bagel joint in the city. We scarfed down the bagels while walking by Good Ol' 1320 York Avenue and it was amazing to me how much of a stranger you can feel like to place after just have been gone 3 short months. Nothing about York Avenue felt like home to me any longer. Even the Brooklyn Popcorn food truck had been replaced with something else. We wandered back down first avenue to pass by a Starbucks (the ...
... they are very, very rude. We are baffled by the experience. It is much more like being at a football match than a concert. The poor female support act has to battle against the jazz band (still playing in the foyer) in a half-filled theatre with those that are inside getting up and down to get drinks every 5 minutes. People yell out to one another across the room, other people yell at them to shut-up and sit down, this is a bun-fight. All the while, ...
... birds singing, roller skaters skating, joggers jogging and runners running. It was very pleasant. The park is massive, so after a little walk around we decided to head towards the shops. A quick stop off in the Apple Store, Fifth Avenue which with its impressive glass box entrance leading underground is quite a sight. The store itself though was smaller than I expected. Next onto FAO Schwarz for a quick peek at the Big Piano. For those of you ...