i heart nyc

I just got back from NYC last night and it's back to work, but I wanted to post a little recap of the last week.

I've always had this strange fascination with the Big Apple. It's a city that excites me, inspires me, and intrigues me. When I get off the airplane and plant my feet on the ground, I immediately get this rush of energy. The city is just so full of life.

I've visited NYC on a couple other occasions and I knocked out most of the major "tourist" stuff during those visits, so this time I wanted to spend the week meandering through the various neighborhoods doing what I do best- exploring. By default, I've always been an explorer. I have no problem spending an entire day walking with no real destination, or purposefully taking a wrong turn just to see where the road goes. Just call me Dora the Explorer.

I must have walked about 100 miles while I was there, but now I can say that I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and back and that I've walked the entire perimeter of Central Park. And along the way, I saw Ashton Kutcher, Charlie Gibson and Jessie Spano (ok, Elizabeth Berkeley). I also tried to meet up with the lovely Opinionistas, but, unfortunately, we couldn't coordinate our schedules. She was the catalyst and inspiration behind me leaving my awful corporate/legal job to pursue something I'm passionate about, so I really wanted to meet her. Maybe next time!

Of course, I snapped a few photos during my visit...

I hit up the most important things first:
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Then, I got a little cultured in Chinatown and Little Italy:
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Quite possibly my favorite street in the entire world:
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If I lived in New York, it would be here:
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These next few are for my friend Candace, who can crochet like a mad woman! She has a fondness for this store in Soho named Purl, so I went and took a couple pics for her. The door:
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The Purl dog, who just looks thrilled with his doorman duties:
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Yarn in all sorts of colors and textures... rainbows of yarn!
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A few random textures and such:
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And finally, the Rainbow Room, where I'll be shooting a wedding with Jason Groupp and my girl Scarlett in a couple weeks!
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I'm already excited to go back!

posted by Amy @ 3:00 PM,

10 Comments:

At 6:18 AM, Blogger SweetMama said...

PURL!! How I love thee. As soon as I got off the phone with you when you were in NY, I told Tim, "Amy's at Purl!" and his face was insulted - a confused look, followed by, "What?" Thanks for snapping the pics - hopefully one day soon I'll get to see it for myself.

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

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At 4:52 PM, Blogger Brooke Turner said...

Woops - I think I just deleted my comment that I just posted! Anyway, we have yet another thing in common! The way you described the energy you feel as soon as you get off of the plane - I have that SAME feeling. I love that city. I think I've finally accepted the fact that I'll never live there - although 2 of my good friends do. I'll just have to visit often. It was nice talking to you the other night! See ya on the 2nd :)

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger Christine said...

Purl! I went there when I was in NYC too - had to meet up with another knitter while I was in the city, couldn't pass it up!

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger Bobbi said...

i heart amp (amy martin photography... I'm SO witty!) These images are flippin' AWESOME! If you ever choose to sell these as artwork, let me know... LOVE that "COME CLOSER"

 
At 10:22 PM, Blogger Captivating Studios said...

Can't wait to shoot with you in NYC next week! Was that one building seriously hot pink? We should open a photo studio in there together since it matches our branding colors! ;-)

 
At 2:43 PM, Blogger Amy Martin said...

Bobbi- we can trade... because I love your "707" I think it was, from Vegas! :)

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger lauramkelley said...

Great shots all of them. Wonderfully done.

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger Kate Benson said...

What fab, fab, fab detail shots! I did an intership in NYC 5 years ago and fell in total love with that city... you did it justice.

 
At 11:15 AM, Anonymous andrea hanki said...

wow amy! your work is so amazing.... i've been peeking though all morning and i love all of it!

i'm with you though... if i lived in ny, i would live "there" too!

 

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