Our friends in New York City -- and we're truly using the collective "our" there, as in many of the people we know -- visit our city throughout the year, though, anecdotally, it seems as if pilot season sees a lot of travel.
But we want more NYC, and we got it this summer outside of the typical springtime pilot stretch: Hester Street Fair, that famous flea-and-everything market that spreads next to, you guessed it, Hester Street in Manhattan, paid Hollywood a visit this summer.
First up, on Saturday, Aug. 18? An indie craft market with over 140 vendors selling their quirkiest, sweetest wares. It isn't simply about the crafts, though; Hester is full of food. They do, in fact, have a photo up of an ice cream sandwich made with churros as a temptation for the Aug. 18. We don't mind saying that we stared at that photo for several minutes.
Then, on Saturday, Aug. 25? It's indie music time at the fair; two stages'll be set up along the Argyle/Hollywood nexus that the festival has been occupying.
Oh, and can we say before we go? This thing is free. More cash for churro-sweet cookie sandwiches, in our book.
Thanks for visiting LA, NYC. Come back next summer, will you, if we don't catch you in the pilots? Cool.