This is Part 2 of my trip through NYC & DC. Click to read Part 1 and Part 3.
So after my brief excursion in Brooklyn, I ride to Penn Station via the MTA New York City Transit (which according to Wikipedia, hosts more passengers than every other subway system, like BART, in the US combined!)
I meet up with a bunch of high school buddies and we head to Stand4, a burger joint, and grab some absurdly unhealthy burgers. I try to eat as little meat as possible, but when I’ve flown 2,500 miles to see friends, some of whom I haven’t seen in years, I make exceptions.
We then proceed to walk downtown. It’s always fun to walk around New York because there are just tons of people everywhere. When people talk about New York, they talk about the energy of the city – and if you’re an extrovert like me, you’ll feel yourself getting powered up by the vibrancy of the place. Its packed with people who are going places. Continue reading →
I spend a lot of time on Twitter and this is my way of trying to capture what some of the best things I’ve tweeted recently.
In this round of Top Tweets I found some cool links on traveling around the world, talk about sales strategies, explore “awesome” web apps, affirm the power of mini-projects, and find that 4.2M isn’t eff-you money.
“Things I’ve Learned from Traveling Around the World for Three Years” http://j.mp/cIKxyM // Makes you want to drop everything & travel… | 8/24/10 8:52 AM
Sometimes, even prospects who perfectly fit your target customer profile will hesitate in buying. Learn how to turn up the heat. #sales | 8/24/10 11:32 AM
Incredible. RT @DerekeFlanzraich For $10/month, a real person will call you and tell you you’re awesome. http://bit.ly/bVo82R | 8/24/10 1:22 PM
“Rapid prototyping as burnout antidote” http://j.mp/cDEUWh by @yegg // Great way to keep life fun/interesting in general | 8/24/10 8:29 AM
Turns out that eff-you money is more than you think. @webwright crunches the numbers: http://bit.ly/amp8Bf /via @ddn | 8/23/10 12:57 PM
If you liked these tweets, you should follow me on Twitter: @jasonshen
This is Part 1 of my trip through NYC & DC. Click to read Part 2 and Part 3.
I grew up in Boston and came out to the Bay Area for college, so even though I live and work out West, I still have a bunch of good friends out East, plus some college friends who got jobs out there as well. Since graduating, I’ve really come to value the importance of connecting with friends face-to-face, so I planned a quick weekend trip to NYC/DC to see them.
The itinerary was pretty brutal – Red-eye flight out of SFO at 11pm Friday, New York all day (and all night) Saturday, 8:30am bus to DC on Sunday, evening flight out of DC that landed at 11pm Pacific. You can see the whole trip through my Foursquare feed. (Click thumbs to view full itineraries)
While I was at the Big Apple, I decided to do some work-related research and spend some time in Brooklyn – because we’ve been signing up a number of Brooklyn-based blogs to power their ad sales though isocket. It’s actually really interesting because even though the blogs aren’t getting that much traffic (sub 100k monthly visitors) they’re still getting some solid advertising interest on their own. We think that after they sign up with us, they’ll do even better.
I actually got to go to one venue, Crumbs, which was featured in a post on the Brooklyn Heights Blog. The guy who runs it is definitely pretty web & advertising savvy – I expect good things. I told ‘em I heard about the cupcake place via BHB and got a delicious cupcake. I must have looked like Super-Tourist with all the picture taking I was doing, but you know what? That’s ok.
I definitely wish I had time to have checked out more places in Brooklyn like Park Slope (where a friend was moving to that day!), Bushwick and Dumbo, but that’ll have to wait for another trip out. Stay tuned for more NYC stuff in Part 2.