Everyone has its lane

06/16/2010

Charlie Todd and his guys from Improv Everywhere are always very creative when it comes to the point of surprise. If you’ve never seen their performance in the little grocery store in Queens I really suggest to take a glimpse at it. And if you are getting hungry now to see more, certainly the “I love lunch” musical will nourish you as well.

In their latest shot, Charlie and his team pulled the fast one on unaware New Yorker pedestrians. They just split the sidewalk down on 22nd Street in two different lanes. One lane for real New Yorker residents and one for – right, for the thousands and thousands of tourists in town.

And, as you can see in the video above, it worked out. Lots of local TV-Station’s reported the event. And for a couple of days people were not sure if it’s a joke or the mayors decision at long last. Because many New Yorkers would actually appreciate it to have different lanes. Why? Because they are tired to bump into sightseer’s on every other corner. And quite frankly, meanwhile I understand them.

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Don’t digg – just scoop

06/08/2010

The New York City Health Department lists more than 20.000 restaurants for the New York City area. So it might be a little exhausting to keep track on every single venue and decide which place is worth it to discover. Thank God there is Dennis Crowley and his folks they guide us through this endless jungle of restaurants, bars and clubs. Unfortunately, only a small group of social media maniacs are involved to this service yet. And, of course, Crowley’s service works only if you know several people in your current town. Without a certain peer group Foursquare isn’t worth a penny. But, and that’s the good news at least for all New Yorkers, there is another recommendation service the New York Times takes care of. It’s kind of a suggestion list from New York Times editors regarding bars, events and other night life possibilities around New York. So if you are a lonesome stranger in Fun City and you really need a suggestion where you can take your next date, just give this iphone application a try:  “The Scoop” tells you seriously where the places are to hang out. It gives you at least the possibility to pretend to be a local restaurant maven.