Monday, June 9, 2008

Staycation - 2008 - Big Apple Con - Empire City

A nasty heat wave hit New York this weekend...so of course I have to trek down to NYC for the - Big Apple Comic book Convention - This used to be a quarterly show but in the last year it went biannual. The show is blah but its the only game in town.

The Penn Plaza Pavilion (if you can call it that) is connected to the Hotel Pennsylvania - right across from MSG.

501st Stormtroopers were out in force.


Jim Hanley's Universe (4 West 33rd St.) - A great comic book store - its as good a the convention stuff and better organized.

Chrysler Building


Empire State Building


New York City is getting rid of their old shitty newsstands

Old


New

Old Mile Marker for the Scarsdale Train Station



After all that....Lets hit the Racetrack / Casino.....Empire City at Yonkers Raceway


Not the horse I bet on.....

4 comments:

Red said...

Great pics!

Was it hot and humid???

I forgot what humidy feels like...

Cant wait to get to NYC in July...

I like the new news stands, would hate to work in one...

Gwyneth said...

Great pictures, John!

The racetrack photos make it look like it was empty and calm that night. Very deceptive!

John Mulligan said...

the weather is awful Chris...humidity from hell

jad said...

too darn hot!!!

like your pics john!