I guess I still hadn't had enough of a break, so off I went. I bought a bunch of stuff. Debbie's friend Catriona hosted me on her couch, which was very much appreciated. Her apartment in Brooklyn is pretty sweet - you can see the Empire State from it. You can also get onto the roof, which is cool. Here's the roof view, and a closer view of the Empire State:
When I got off the bus at 33rd and 11th, I did what I probably do too often in NYC and walked down the High Line park. There was some new exhibit that resembled a vending machine, except all the drinks are a little funny - one of them was Big Data, another was Tourism. Can't remember the ingredients to any, but some of the more interesting ones were thongs (not the Australian version), HDMI cables, and self-tanner. It's called Skittles, by Josh Kline. My picture isn't great:
Wrapped up the trip with Shakespeare in the Park. Well worth a visit if you're in NYC during the summer and you have a decent chunk of free time. You need the free time because you have to queue in the morning for the tickets. Pedro Pascal of Games of Thrones fame was in the show (Much Ado) as the villian. He was great, and I suppose it was somewhat cathartic to see him up and running.