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Today I headed out to wander the Lower Eastside Manhattan with the very talented Animator/Illustrator/Character Designer/Pencil Jockey Victoria Montes.

Found this very cool 3D printed recycle station right by my house, neat idea!

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Wandered by Gramercy Park, the only private park in New York. Only the residents with buildings facing the park get keys…odd. Apparently it used to be a little shadier of a neighbourhood.

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Union Square, this is the main junction I hit when I head downtown on the L Train.

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Popped into the Strand Bookstore, pretty sure I could spend days inside here with their 18 miles of books…

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Washington Square Park, they’re all about the fountains over here.

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Sidewalk chalk for days.

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Can’t not take a picture of a NY Firehall.

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No room on the street signs…this’ll do.

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Ice cream advertising at it’s best most honest.

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Finally fell upon Katz’s. This was the diner in When Harry met Sally and home of a mean Pastrami on Rye sandwich.

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Fancy people on the right got waiters, the rest of the pleib’s (aka me) sat on the left and got our own trays.

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A delicious sandwich meatwich, pretty sure my heart is still working its way through it.

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One of the neater things is the way they bill you, when you walk in you get a ticket and each time you order something the respective staff person adds to the total. You pay at the door when you head out.

Genius.

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This storefront confused me until I finally spotted the door, it was a long day…

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For some evening entertainment we went to check out a free Comedy night at The Stand. Big names from Letterman and Comedy Central tested out their material on the crowd. Plenty of Canadian jokes to go around…

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