Manhattan, Brooklyn & Michael J. Fox

The country mice made a trip to the big city recently to attend the Team Fox MVP Awards Dinner. As a result of my fundraising efforts for Team Fox I and a guest were invited to the event, held in NYC, and treated to a lovely dinner and an inspiring evening. We chose to make a weekend of it, staying with sweet friends in Brooklyn, eating wonderful food, and visiting MoMA. The following is a brief photographic illustration of our weekend.

a storefront that caught my eye on our walk around Brooklyn

a storefront that caught my eye on our walk around Brooklyn

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mixed martial arts business with a wonderful mural

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Russian Orthodox church in Brooklyn

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what kid can resist looking through the viewing hole into a construction site in the city?

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I bet you wished you…

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looking west towards Manhattan from Brooklyn… if it weren’t for the clouds one could see the new World Trade Tower

After our long drive a walk around Brooklyn was just what we needed to shake off the cobwebs. We wandered with our friend Ryan and little dog Matilda. I couldn’t resist a little photography along the way. Once we’d had some time to relax and catch up with Jessie and Ryan we got dressed up and were escorted to the subway to take the train into the city and uptown.

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looking sharp!

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at Gotham Hall the walls and domed ceiling were lit orange in honor of Team Fox

Gotham Hall must have once been a very upscale bank… the building was interesting inside and out. To top off the drama of the space the grand architecture of the hall was lit up orange in honor of Team Fox.

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Photo by PHOTOPIA / Shaun Heffernan

Photo by PHOTOPIA/Shaun Heffernan

Photo by PHOTOPIA / Shaun Heffernan

Me with Michael J. Fox before the awards dinner

Me with Michael J. Fox before the awards dinner, what an inspiration he is!

Michael J. Fox held court at the entrance before dinner to allow photographs with everyone… He must have been greeting guests for over an hour, very inspiring. The speeches and evening were also uplifting. Afterward we headed back to Brooklyn happy but exhausted – really feeling our long day of driving and rambling.

The next day was spent roaming around Brooklyn along with experiencing MoMA. We topped off the evening and the trip with an amazing Italian dinner at Dieci, around the corner from Ryan and Jessie’s flat in Brooklyn. Here is a link to the Dieci website – you owe yourself a meal at this wonderful little family-run pizzeria. We have both worked in Italian restaurants in San Francisco and Dieci served us the most delicious Italian dinner either of us has ever had.

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at MoMA

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the sculpture garden at MoMA

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experiencing the art

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MoMA scenery… unfortunately the Claes Oldenburg exhibition was not yet open

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the exhibit I most enjoyed was “Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light”

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