If you have enough memory/tape on your recorder can you record the sound of Tessler putting on his gloves?
Tape would self destruct before that monumental event could ever be recorded or your hair would turn grey or if it is grey it would fall out waiting.Originally Posted by Burnszilla
The Big GIG
Gemuthlichkeit In Gotham
Last edited by PAULBACH; 12-15-2006 at 11:43 AM.
Gemuthlichkeit: Cheerfulness, Comfortableness, Kindly or Good Natured.
Come to O'Farrells for Gemuthlichkeit Click Here
About O'Farrell's Fine Food & Spirits
A beautiful mahogany bar restaurant, conveniently located one block from
the Javits Center. Serving fine food daily, 11 am until 10 pm. Chicken, fish,
pastas, steaks, salads, Guinness on tap. Fine selection of draft beers,
superb Irish coffee.
Friday, January 19 for lunch and then on the show. More details to follow as the big event draws near.
Last edited by PAULBACH; 12-15-2006 at 04:09 PM.
Originally Posted by RandallIsland
Sure you do.
Just show your full price ticket at the door for special admission consideration to the show. For those who haven't been there before, the Javits Center doesn't give ANYTHING away for free (attitude not included).
Ride fast safely
If you are coming to NYC for the Big GIG in Gotham what can the kiddies or the SO see and do while you are taking in all the eye candy by BMW, Honda, HD and the like? Tell them to go take a hike ÔÇô in Central Park.
Central Park has two official web sites
The First Site This one is a commercial web site and has links to just about anything you want to find out about the Park and links to the city. The visitor to this site can spend hours hiking around this website.
The Second Site Go here to focus on the nature and conservancy of the park. The mission of the Central Park Conservancy has as a mission, "To restore, manage and preserve Central Park, in partnership with the public, for the enjoyment of present and future users."
Try this link for a
virtual walk through Central Park. Online tours are great, but if you can, take a live tour of Central Park. It's open all year round, and it's free!
Try a few of these links:
Central Park Zoo
The Children's Zoo
Tavern on the Green
Boathouse in Central Park
How about brunch on the lake?:
Park View at the Boathouse ÔÇö Winter: Brunch ÔÇö Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am to 3:00pm, Buffet
Dinner ÔÇö Wednesday through Friday: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
General Information About the Park
Tomorrow: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Last edited by PAULBACH; 12-26-2006 at 02:20 PM. Reason: Add photo
If you are coming to NYC for the Big GIG in Gotham what can the kiddies or the SO see and do while you are looking for vendor bargains? Suggest the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Take in works of art by Paul C?®zanne, Van Gogh, and Gilbert Stuart and that's just for starters.
Want the quick and easy guide to the Metropolitan?
Want on line fun?
Can you mix motorcycles and art? Of course! You do ride a BMW?
A little NYC Museum Tip:Originally Posted by PAULBACH
The two biggest museums in the city, The Met and the American Museum of Natural History both suggest healthy admission fees ÔÇö $20 for the Met and $14 for the AMNH, for Adults, but remember, these are suggested or recommended fees.
You can gain admission to either of these institutions, guilt-free, with any monetary contribution you can afford.
If you are coming to NYC for the Big GIG in Gotham what can the kiddies or the SO see and do while you are downing a few at O'Farrells? Tell them to go visit MOMA.
What, youse iz visitin da Big Apple and not visitin MOMA? Youse iz one sic puppy! Slap mah fro! Youse needs a shot in da head.
New York's Museum of Modern Art
I have never been there but after exploring their website MOMA is certainly high on a list of new things to see in the Big Apple. The Board of Directors and Honorary Trustees is a WhoÔÇÖs Who of the financial glitterati. H.R.H. Duke Franz of Bavaria is an honorary trustee. All of us on the forum know lots of good things come from Bavaria.
If you love BMW styling you may be a fan of modern art without even knowing it. MOMA is a relative newcomer that has grown to be a giant in a very short period of time as museums count birthdays.
From their webpage
"Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world.
In the late 1920s, three progressive and influential patrons of the arts, Miss Lillie P. Bliss, Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan, and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., perceived a need to challenge the conservative policies of traditional museums and to establish an institution devoted exclusively to modern art. When The Museum of Modern Art was founded in 1929, its founding Director, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., intended the Museum to be dedicated to helping people understand and enjoy the visual arts of our time, and that it might provide New York with "the greatest museum of modern art in the world."
From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, The Museum of Modern Art's collection has grown to include 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects.
As a student and teacher of history my first choice will be Manet and the Execution of Maximilian
So much to see and do:
More Than a City
But we would lose a lot without the Big Apple.
This spot may not be everyone's cup of tea but it is within easy reach of the BIG GIG in Gotham. Sometimes it is good just to stop and smell the flowers.
New York Botanical Garden
Mission from their website.
The New York Botanical Garden is an advocate for the plant kingdom. The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science; and through the wide-ranging research programs of The International Plant Science Center.
The 250-acre grounds of The New York Botanical Garden have some of the most beautiful natural terrain of any botanical garden in the world, including dramatic rock outcroppings, a river and waterfall, rolling hills, ponds, and a 50-acre remnant of the forest that once covered New York City. Just for a sense of how large 250 acres is; it takes about 100 acres to build an 18 hole golf course. LondonÔÇÖs Kew Gardens is about 300 acres. I have been to Kew Garden. The Kew has some exotic stuff but not the dramatic setting of the New York Botanical Gardens.
For example the narrated Tram Tours is a great way to get around the Garden's 250 acres. It features a narrated tour that explores the history of the Gardens and its programs.
Fragrant Daphne and Turkish Hazel are in bloom in January.
How do I get there and find out a lot more information of travel in the Big Apple? For schedules and maps, visit the MTA Web site And their site is great for destinations, deals and getaways.
Last edited by PAULBACH; 12-29-2006 at 06:39 PM.
20 days to go until
the Big GIG in Gotham
How about adding something exotic to your journey to the Big GIG like a visit to a foreign country or two or 10 or 100 or 192? Right, The
United Nations. It's Your World!.
Before we start how about a trivia question? What was the last country to be added to the United Nations?
Behind the 192 waving flags representing the member countries stands the Secretariat Building. on a 6 block parcel of land along the East River. If you would like a live peek of those flags click here.
When you enter United Nations, you are leaving New York City. This 18-acres on the East River is an international territory. Where else but in the Big Apple could you visit 192 countries in a single day?
Guided Tours are conducted seven days a week, except in January and February when the United Nations is closed to the public on weekends. Tours are conducted from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday to Friday; Saturday and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30. Go early on the first day of the Big GIG and still make it to O'Farrells for the inaugural Toast by Tessler.
Stop back tomorrow and visit. If you love toys, tomorrow is your day.
Last edited by PAULBACH; 12-30-2006 at 02:32 PM. Reason: correct Typos
ahem.Originally Posted by PAULBACH
The Big Gig starts on a Friday! There is plenty of time to visit the 192 countries and then make it to O'Farrells by Noon when that Masterful Mai tre d' Tessler will kick off the Gro?ƒer Gig in Gotham.
The Big Gig goes on for three days but the inaugural event is on Friday. Saturday and Sunday are shoulder to should events with charter buses unloading up to 70 attendees at a time.
So the official schedule is yet to be unveiled but unofficially it will look something like this.
1200 ~ 1400 Party Hardy at O'Farrells
1400 ~ 18:00 Take in the Motorcycles, Accessories, Exhibits and the BMW MOA booth.
1830 - Dinner Gathering and More Gemuthlichkeit in Gotham.
The city never sleeps.
Last edited by PAULBACH; 01-01-2007 at 04:30 AM.
It would be nice to put some more faces to names prior to WI. Have a great time! Looking foward to getting home late Feb.