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David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

2007/01/31 NYC bright lights, fashionable restaurants

On my second leg of this business trip, I actually got to stay in Manhattan for a few days. The hotel (and office) were close to Radio City Music Hall, so I got to see some bright lights.

Radio City Music Hall

Plus, down the street was 7th Avenue, leading down to Times Square.

7th Avenue, down to Times Square

For a change, our team got some team-building in, when we met over dinner. There’s something about New York restaurants. The food is great, but it’s also great in other cities. What’s different in New York is the effort to be fashionable. Here’s a server at Rosa Mexicano (up by Columbus Circle) making guacamole, table side.

Rosa Mexicano, guacamole server

Could I make guacamole that good? Sure, but I don’t have to do it for a 6-hour shift with diners expecting entertainment! Here’s the team focused on media and entertainment business customers.

Rosa Mexicano, media and entertainment business team

On the other night, we went downtown to Chinatown Brasserie, just north of 4th Street. The food was upscale from what you would get down on Mott Street.

Chinatown Brasserie

The most interesting change on this trip, for me, was that I’m now part of a marketing group, rather than a services delivery group. I’d forgotten that marketing people have more fun!

Rosa Mexicano in New York

Chinatown Brasserie in New York

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