Another Brooklyn Boys Holiday…

Hi all!

It’s been a busy few days.   Adam has been sick with an awful cold so I had to leave him at home on Saturday to recuperate, while my parents and I went to Holmdel, NJ for our Brooklyn Boys annual holiday party!  It’s always a blast hanging out with the Brooklyn boys and their families.  For those of you who don’t know – the Brooklyn Boys are my dad’s buddies from growing up in Sheepshead Bay.  He’s been friends with most of them since elementary school and now we’re all sort of an extended family spanning four generations.  It’s really quite rare and special.  The patriarch of the Brooklyn Boys is Irving.  We celebrated his 95th birthday this weekend and he’s still just as mischievous and fun-loving as ever.  At our breakfast on Sunday, he was showing all the kids how to catapult creamers into the air with spoons.  And that’s pretty much typical Irving behavior.  I believe it’s what keeps him so young.

Meanwhile, Adam and I (and a team of about twenty) are working on a two-day shoot for Bodega all day tomorrow and Wednesday and then we’re off on a plane again on Thursday for California!  Sheesh – this traveling is getting a little nuts!  I’m just trying to keep myself from getting sick, so I’ve been chugging those Emergen-C packets every chance I get.  Can you OD on vitamin C?

Anyway, here are my photos from the last three days:


Photo 245 out of 365 – “Miniature New York”

"Miniature New York" - Settings: ISO 400, f/14, 1/100 sec, 24-70mm lens (32mm)

I took this photo from the roof of The Ansonia building on 73rd and Broadway.  I thought it was a really interesting view of the city below through these circular cut-outs in the roof wall.  Doesn’t the city sort of look like a miniature set?

Here are a couple other photos I love from Friday…

"Tunnel Walk" - Settings: ISO 1600, f/14, 1/100 sec, 24-70mm lens (52mm)

"The Ansonia" - Settings: ISO 400, f/14, 1/100 sec, 24-70mm lens (24mm)


Photo 246 out of 365 – “Igor”

"Igor" - Settings: ISO 6400, f/2.8, 1/30 sec, 24-70mm lens (38mm)

I took this picture Saturday night at the holiday party.  This is Igor.  He is an artist from Russia and a friend of Bobby’s – the host of the Brooklyn Boys party.  Bobby saw Igor passed out with the stuffed animals and told me to run upstairs and snap his picture! Quite amusing.  I love this one.


Photo 247 out of 365 – “Creamer Attack”

"Creamer Attack" - Settings: ISO 6400, f/4, 1/100 sec, 24-70mm lens (30mm)

As I said, Irving (the 95 year-old) taught the boys how to launch little creamers with their spoons at breakfast.  Irving’s grandson, Dany took it to the next level by collecting every free spoon on the table and launching eleven creamers simultaneously.  Scary.

Ok – I’m off to bed now!  Big day tomorrow!


2 thoughts on “Another Brooklyn Boys Holiday…

  1. Hey Nell,
    As always, I love your photos, and I love reading your blog. I missed talking to Ado this weekend. So sorry to hear he’s sick. To answer your question, no, you can’t really take too much vit c, since it’s water soluble, you just pee most of it out, and if you take too much, it just gives you runny stool, and you clean out that way. Just keep drinking a lot of water too, and it’s a good thing.
    I still think you guys should be drinking my seven+ though. It’s like the healthiest thing on the planet, and the newer ones have even more immunity builders and adaptogens.
    Hope you both have a blast at the shoot tomorrow, and that Adam feels much better before you get on a plane again.
    Love you both, and we LOVE LOVE LOVE the gifts you sent for the kids!!!
    Thank you!!!

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