New York

Ohio people are great

Sun, 2010-03-21

So it was Sunday and still gorgeous weather in NYC. I talked to my family in the morning and left our flat later on, heading up again to Manhattan.

This time I took the Brooklyn bridge. I walked around Ground Zero and along the Broadway. I got some running shoes at Union Square. Asiscs GT 2150 for 55 Euro. That is amazing. These shoes cost about 120 Euros in Austria.

Later on I went up again Rockefeller Center. I met 3 cool, nice and funny students from Ohio. We hat so much fun and spent the rest of the afternoon together.

Another great day in Manhattan

Sat, 2010-03-20

I left the flat on 9 AM Saturday morning. It was such a beautiful day and we had about 74 degrees Fahrenheit. I walked over the Manhattan bridge to NYC.

I took the ferry to Staten Island to get another view of Manhattan. Awesome, Great. It is really hard to describe how nice it was on Saturday.

Later on I met Christian, my study colleague, and we spent the rest of the day together.

Worst day in my life

Mon, 2010-03-15

Do you know these days where everything goes wrong?
Where the whole world or maybe the whole universe is against you?
Nothing seems to work and you just want to disappear ...
Yeah I can tell you, I had such a day last Monday.

I woke up and went to the company, not knowing what will happen that day. I reached EnergyHub at 9 AM and stayed there for almost 9 hours. It was terrible. I was working on a serious bug and I could not find the error. I really wasted my time. I was frustrated and so I decided to walk home at about 6 PM.


Austrians in New York - Part III aka Central Park West

Sun, 2010-03-07

Beautiful Sunday. No snow. About 15 degrees Celsius. I woke up at 8 AM and went running in the Prospect Park (Brooklyn).

Later on I took the subway to Central Park West and met Alex and Claudia. We had breakfast and walked later on through Central Park. I was quite busy there, because a lot of people used the beautiful sunday to spend some hours in the Park.

Alex left us at 3 PM and I went shopping later on (Besides hundreds of other stores there are also a couple of H&M in NY).

Austrians in New York - Part II

Sat, 2010-03-06

After only 4 hours of sleep I got up at 7:30. We booked the Statue of Liberty Island tour which started at 9 AM. After an hot coffee from Starbucks (there are plenty of these stores in NY) we went on the ferry. There is a boat trip from Manhattan to Liberty Island. We walked around the island and took some photos from Mrs. Liberty. Contrary to the girls I and Alex could not go inside the statue.

Later on we went to Ellis Island - the former immigration point of the United States. It was not so spectacular and so we went back to Manhattan.

Austrians in New York - Part I

Fri, 2010-03-05

Friday Night Alex came to New York for a weekend. Although he is from Austria, he currently lives in L.A. I know him from my university. He has graduated 2008 (Masters Degree).

Brooklyn and Manhattan

Fri, 2010-02-26

I spent the first 4 days in New York to get settled down. I walked a lot in Brooklyn and went also to Manhattan twice. Unfortunately the weather was really bad at the first 2 days. Look at the pictures. There was plenty of snow here in NY.

Some shops and also the CHASE bank were closed on Friday. So I went on Saturday again in town to open a bank account.

First day in the states

Sun, 2010-04-25

After an 8 hours flight and approximately a bottle of red vine, I arrived safely at the Newark International Airport in New Jersey. It was already half past 7 PM when I left the airport.

I took the bus, train and subway to Brooklyn to reach my current accommodation at Bergen Street, Brooklyn in New York.

Megan was waiting for me. I reached the flat at 9 P.M. and was already pretty tired. It was 3 o'clock in the morning according European Mean Time. I talked with Megan and Aurore - the other roommate from France - and went to bed at midnight.