As luck will have it, I work a stone's throw away from where The Dark Knight Rises NYC premiere took place. So after my shift, I ran on home, grabbed my DSLR and hurried back down to the Upper West Side. After much surveying of the crowd, brief talks with police and security and commandeering a median park bench, I found myself with my zoom lens capturing the stars as they graced the black carpet. Celeb sightings included Bale, Morgan Freeman, Ron Howard, Juno Temple, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway, that guy from Gossip Girl, Aziz Ansari, Pharrell, Donald Trump, Michelle Thratchenberg and Tom Hardy to name few. It was muggy, it was fun and it was essentially a New York moment. Let's just say if I had stayed in Kansas, I wouldn't have been able to experience such awesomeness as I did this evening. Now all that's left is to finally see the third installment of Nolan's Batman trilogy. So excited!