Posts Tagged ‘Times Square’

New York, 2005

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Five years ago this week I took an overnight trip to NYC for work (see New York City).

Here are a few of the photos from that trip:

Times Square at 4:35 am looks pretty much like it would at midnight, sans a few hundred people.

The highlight (or lowlight, as it may be) of the trip was my having to move a 15 foot Ryder truck in the middle of Times Square at 8:45 am due to an error on the part of one of my co-workers.

As you can imagine, parking is tough to come by at that time of day.

Parallel parking a beast like that is also not an easy task.

That was decidedly not fun.

Shortly after I almost hit a rollerblader.

Unfortunately I don’t have any more of the photos, they were on a work computer and who knows what happened to them. But that Times Square shot has always been one of my favorite pictures, it brings back so many odd memories …

Dubai Defaults on Knickerbocker

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Istithmar World Capital, the private equity and alternative investment arm of Istithmar World, part of Dubai World, a Dubai government-owned company (phew) has defaulted on their $300 million mortgage for the former Knickerbocker Hotel building in Times Square.

For more, we go to the Wall Street Journal: “Dubai World Coughs Up the Knickerbocker.”