Entries from October 29th, 2003

Grace Church

October 29th, 2003 · No Comments

Grace Church.

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Street Writing @ 50

October 28th, 2003 · 13 Comments

The Street Writing project now has over 50 photographs in it. I’ve been told that if I can amass 100 or 200 of them that I may be able to publish a book. We’ll see.. if I can gather that many and if this project holds my attention for that long.

My parents are in Virginia/DC visiting with Kelly & Jeff right now. Tomorrow they’ll be in NYC. Updates to the site.. they’ll be sporadic or maybe not at all.

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Brooklyn Decadence

October 27th, 2003 · 3 Comments


Yvan, Jeannette, Tien, Jessica :: Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn


The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is located on the Fulton Ferry Landing Pier in what used to be the Fulton Ferry Fire Boat House.


Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn


Hmm. You know where this is going!


Jess has Diet Coke with her ice cream. Surprise, surprise. Tien has the key lime soda. Surprise, surprise.


View of the Brooklyn Bridge & the Manhattan skyline from the Fulton Ferry Landing Pier outside of the ice cream factory.


There were two wedding parties being photographed on the pier. We were trying to figure out if they were real weddings or if they were wedding photo shoots.


A birdfeeder in a park near the pier.

After the Forgotten NY tour, Jess, Tien, Jeannette, Yvan & I went first to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, and second to Jacques Torres‘ chocolate shop. It was like I died and went to heaven! Inside the chocolate shop we saw Julianne Moore, who is filming a movie down the block. This was the second time I’ve seen her.. the other time was in the West Village, where she lives.


Jacques Torres chocolate shoppe, DUMBO, Brooklyn


Jacques Torres is a world-renowned Master Pastery Chef who grew up in Bandol, France. In December of 2000 Jacques opened his own chocolate factory in Brooklyn. It serves both the wholesale and retail markets.


Jacques custom designed the chocolate factory himself. He even constructed much of it. During our visit no chocolate was being made. I wanted to snatch this tart off of the counter!


Jacques Torres frequently appears in newspapers, magazines and on television. He also has several of his own shows on the Food Network.


Jacques lovingly refers to his shoppe workers as his “oompa-loompas”.


Outside of the chocolate shop. Yvan sits on the bench. You can see Tien’s & my reflection in the window. If you look really close, through the window you can see Julianne Moore. See the ponytail? A new movie, The Forgotton, is being filmed just down the block. I’ve seen Julianne Moore in the West Village, where she lives, before.

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