Cities – The Real New York 2 of 2 – BBC Travel Documentary

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Cities – The Real New york city 2 of 2 – BBC Travel Documentary, recorded 23.10.2010

This Saturday sees the 3rd episode of BBC Globe's five-part traveling series, The Real …, this time visiting New york city. The Real … New York takes an one-of-a-kind take a look at the Huge Apple, taking visitors behind the a lot more familiar scenes of the city to discover the surprise highlights that the guide publications don't reveal you.

The Actual … New york city, sponsored by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, transmits on Saturday 1 December at 1230 GMT, and is repeated on Sunday 2 December at 1030, 1730 as well as Monday 3 December 0230 GMT.

Our guides to New york city are three of the city's most popular citizens, who offer a distinctively personal excursion of their residence city. The factors include:

ALEK WEK, Supermodel as well as author
Birthed in southerly Sudan, Alek Wek got away the war-ravaged nation to become a refugee in London, where she was identified by a version scout while still in her teenagers. Alek has actually combined her effective modelling profession with charity job, including work with the United States Board for Refugees as well as AIDS awareness, as well as created a publication about her life experiences. She has actually additionally produced her very own handbag array – Alek Wek 1933.

Alek starts our tour in Brooklyn, near to where she lives. The area boasts a diverse mix of stores, her favourite being Layla Boutique. Inside the store Alek rummages via the clothes, aromatic oils and towels, appreciating the dynamic mix of colours, fragrances and also designs. While searching the clothes rails she also show us some style tricks of the trade when it concerns blending and matching garments.

Alek then takes us to check out Brooklyn Bridge Park, as she so commonly does at the weekend break. The dynamic park is appreciated by residents, kids at play, photographers and staged entertainers alike, all there to enjoy a little slice of nature in the middle of the urban forest.

We then see Hue-Man Book shop in Harlem, a favorite shop of Alek's and also the place of her very first publication finalizing. The store uses a wide array of literary works, along with a laid back cafe, as well as a parade of fascinating consumers, a number of which stop Alek to greet as well as remark on just how motivational she is to young women.

MADHUR JAFFREY, Tv chef, actress as well as writer
Madhur Jaffrey is a TELEVISION presenter, actress as well as writer, probably finest recognize for her Indian as well as other Eastern culinary programs on BBC Television.

Madhur takes us to Chinatown on a tour of her much-loved food shops, where she gets the ingredients for use in all of her Asian recipes. She overviews us around the selection of fresh produce, suggesting recipes as she goes, providing us a glimpse of her renowned culinary abilities. Then she takes us on an extensive trip of the small back roads and also byways of Chinatown; we are best in the heart of Manhattan, however feeling as if we are in Asia.

Madhur then shares with us one of her preferred areas to consume in Chinatown, Wanton Garden. The dining establishment provides a big variety of delicious noodles and toppings, all presented with credibility as well as skill. Madhur orders a take-away lunch for herself and also her partner and afterwards enters a taxi prior to it has time to go cold.

SPENCER TUNICK, Musician
Spencer Tunick is an American setup artist that records his jobs making use of photography and also video. He is best recognized for his setups that feature lots of nude individuals posed in artistic developments, with the largest gathering to this day taking place in Mexico City's primary square, which included greater than 18,000 individuals.

Spencer initially takes us to Printed Issue, a bookshop in Chelsea that he goes to when seeking presents for his buddies, family members and himself. The shop markets restricted edition books and art work, making it an excellent area to locate something special. Spencer then takes us round the edge to The New york city Book Art Fair, an annual fair of contemporary art books, brochures and publications, as well as is "a fair special to New york city".

As the sunlight discolors over the city that never ever sleeps, we arise from the reasonable as well as moving towards one of Spencer's much-loved bars, Max Fish, on the Lower East Side. The wall surfaces around Max Fish are covered in art, as it is an area where emerging musicians could display their work. Wall surface room is offered over to some great graffiti, and also the pinball machine, swimming pool table as well as jukebox all contribute to the ambience. When Spencer initially began as an artist he made use of to visit Max Fish to hand out prints to people to motivate them to present for his nude setups.

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Cities - The Real New York 2 of 2 - BBC Travel Documentary

Cities - The Real New York 2 of 2 - BBC Travel Documentary, recorded 23.10.2010

This Saturday sees the third episode of BBC World's five-part travel series, The Real... , this time visiting New York. The Real... New York takes a unique look at the Big Apple, taking viewers behind the more familiar scenes of the city to find the hidden highlights that the guide books don't show you.

The Real... New York, sponsored by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, transmits on Saturday 1 December at 1230 GMT, and is repeated on Sunday 2 December at 1030, 1730 and Monday 3 December 0230 GMT.

Our guides to New York are three of the city's most famous residents, who give a uniquely personal tour of their home city. The contributors include:

ALEK WEK, Supermodel and author
Born in southern Sudan, Alek Wek fled the war-ravaged country to become a refugee in London, where she was spotted by a model scout while still in her teens. Alek has combined her successful modelling career with charity work, including work on the U.S. Committee for Refugees and AIDS awareness, and written a book about her life experiences. She has also created her own handbag range - Alek Wek 1933.

Alek begins our tour in Brooklyn, close to where she lives. The area boasts an eclectic mix of shops, her favourite being Layla Boutique. Inside the shop Alek rummages through the clothes, scented oils and towels, enjoying the vibrant mix of colours, fragrances and designs. While browsing the clothes rails she even shares with us some fashion tricks of the trade when it comes to mixing and matching clothing.

Alek then takes us to visit Brooklyn Bridge Park, as she so often does at the weekend. The bustling park is enjoyed by locals, children at play, photographers and theatrical performers alike, all there to enjoy a little slice of nature in the middle of the urban jungle.

We then visit Hue-Man Bookstore in Harlem, a favourite store of Alek's and the location of her first book signing. The store offers a wide variety of literature, as well as a laid back coffee shop, and a parade of interesting customers, many of whom stop Alek to say hello and remark on how inspirational she is to young women.

MADHUR JAFFREY, Television chef, actress and author
Madhur Jaffrey is a TV presenter, actress and writer, perhaps best know for her Indian and other Asian cookery programmes on BBC Television.

Madhur takes us to Chinatown on a tour of her favourite food shops, where she buys the ingredients for use in all of her Asian dishes. She guides us around the array of fresh produce, suggesting recipes as she goes, giving us a glimpse of her famous culinary skills. Then she takes us on an extended tour of the tiny back streets and byways of Chinatown; we are right in the heart of Manhattan, but feeling as if we are in Asia.

Madhur then shares with us one of her favourite places to eat in Chinatown, Wanton Garden. The restaurant offers a huge range of delicious noodles and toppings, all presented with authenticity and skill. Madhur orders a take-away lunch for herself and her husband and then jumps in a taxi before it has time to go cold.

SPENCER TUNICK, Artist
Spencer Tunick is an American installation artist who documents his works using photography and video. He is best known for his installations that feature large numbers of nude people posed in artistic formations, with the largest gathering to date taking place in Mexico City's main square, which featured more than 18,000 people .

Spencer first takes us to Printed Matter, a bookshop in Chelsea that he visits when looking for presents for his friends, family and himself. The shop sells limited edition books and artwork, making it a perfect place to find something unique. Spencer then takes us round the corner to The New York Book Art Fair, an annual fair of contemporary art books, catalogues and magazines, and is "a fair unique to New York".

As the sun fades over the city that never sleeps, we emerge from the fair and head for one of Spencer's favourite bars, Max Fish, on the Lower East Side. The walls around Max Fish are covered in art, as it is a place where emerging artists can display their work. Wall space is given over to some fantastic graffiti, and the pinball machine, pool table and jukebox all add to the atmosphere. When Spencer first started out as an artist he used to go to Max Fish to hand out prints to people to encourage them to pose for his nude installations.

For more information, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/bbcworld/worldstories/pressreleases/2007/11_november/real_new_york.shtml .