EMusic & Hunted

We are currently working out of the EMusic offices which is really cool; it means that we are in Manhattan everyday. The EMusic guys are really awesome, and their offices are ace; table tennis, coffee machine etc. It has been great to catch up with Eliot Van Buskirk from The Echo Nest & evolver.fm; who we met at the Sydney Music Hack Day a few weeks ago.

To get to work each day we walk about 10 blocks to N 17th St & Bedford Ave and jump on the L-Train which takes us straight to 6th Ave & W 12th St (half a block to work from there).

Working flat out at the moment so nothing much to report on that front, but I am slowly growing to like Williamsburg; it took me a while to understand it. It reminds me a lot of West End in Brisbane; but kinda likes its great grandfather (the same way London is Melbourne’s great grandfather). Williamsburg is very grungy & (‘scuse the ¬†phrase) ‘underground’.

No further progress on where we want to live though! It is going to be so tough!

New York, New York

Mitch and I arrived at about 10pm last night in New York. We were pretty wrecked after the flight over. The flight from SYD->LAX was pretty good with Virgin Australia, but we didn’t sleep much¬†unfortunately. After a 2 hour wait to get through customs & immigration (awful when you just want to sit and relax) in LA we finally made it to the gate for our flight from LAX->JFK with Delta.

The flight was packed, and very uncomfortable! It felt like the longest 6 hours of my life, and Mitch and I weren’t sitting together so it was pretty boring.

Jumped in a cab and got taken through The Bronx & Harlem at 11pm at night which was interesting. Its great that NYC has flat rate cab fares from JFK to Manhattan for $45! We were expecting it to cost a lot more.

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