Friday, May 23, 2008

It's Not Loud

After 3 years of using various and miscellaneous sound equipment NY Water Taxi and Water Taxi Beach made the decision to upgrade the sound system. We wanted to put in a system that would be neighborhood friendly yet would be of high enough quality for the world class DJs who play here.

We are pleased to reveal for our grand opening our new GSA Out Door system. GSA typically designs systems for Nightclubs. The system they designed and custom built for us, was designed to be community friendly.

The system is very clear and extra clean, meaning the sound that we create doesn't have a lot of static and noise in it; we didn't want to waste our sonic output on sound we didn't need. Water Taxi Beach is NOT a club and this isn't a club system; it doesn't get very loud and it has been limited based on testing within the community (15 locations) so that the sound you hear at the beach, stays at the beach.

The system includes two speakers on the beach, two DJ monitors, two tweeter arrays, eight coaxial speakers and eight sub woofers. The system has a time delay so that the sound on the beach matches the sound in the tent. The system uses Crown Amplifiers.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

We Won!!

Wow, what a day... lots of rain clouds but a real silver lining... at the 1st Borough Battle of Burgers, against pretty much the top competition in NYC, Water Taxi Beach won the best burger. We served our Motz Burger more or less as is here at the beach. The only exception, being that I personally cooked each burger with two assistants; that's a lot of TLC.

Now, if you are thinking about coming to the beach for a burger, please understand that a) we only make them on weekends and b) we only grind a small amount of meat each day, so supplies are limited, please come early if you want a burger!!

Now, some important thanks.. to our pit crew today.. Robbie and Miguel and to Andy for holding down the fort while we were cooking (and eating up a storm in Astoria!!). Thanks for George Motz for his help in designing the burger for us. Also, Pat... we love your MEAT!! For those in the know, all the great burger shops in NYC use meat from Pat LaFrieda.

While most use the most excellent Pat LaFrieda blend (Chuck & Brisket) we just get whole chucks and grind our own, fresh just before service... which is what we did tonight.