Posts Tagged ‘queens ny’

Mets & Marlins @ Citi Field

August 2, 2011

The Mets had the game tied up in the 9th and managed to blow it big-time in the 10th. Final score was 7-3. The people who left in the seventh inning knew this was going to happen.

Morose mannequins

June 11, 2010

I have no idea what the store is selling, other than attitude.

Dutch Kills Bar

May 22, 2010

The nouveau cocktail place is going for a dark, Prohibition ambiance, which works as soon as your eyes adjust. Dutch Kills Bar is a stone’s throw from the  Citicorp building, and though I’m generally suspect of newly invented mixed drinks, they know what they’re doing here. The libations are outstanding. The bartender is so serious about his craft I wanted to order a “Sex on the Beach” to see his reaction.

Screwy nails sign

May 17, 2010

Where does the index finger come from? Rather than think about nails and/or neon, I was at the restaurant next door, where a guy named Louis was doing karaoke, singing songs from Kenny Rogers “The Gambler.” This block in Sunnyside has a strange energy.

What’s warty, green, & bitter?

April 11, 2010

I can’t take my eyes or hands off these bitter melons. (They feel a little rubbery.) That’s the extent of my curiosity, though, because the taste is described so bitter it’s barely tolerable. Also known as karela (in Hindi) and paria (in Filipino), the vegetable is used in traditional and natural medicine to treat diabetes.

A wacky pile of tires

March 8, 2010

Black rubber doughnuts:  I would have a hard time matching many of these tires with the vehicles they were used on.

Bonsai tree at Riis

February 4, 2010

Wind off the beach and parking lot + pine tree = the unexpected.

I spy something healthy in a diner

January 20, 2010

The bananas! The Cross Bay Diner, out in Queens, is a friendly place. The food there is a little fresher and healthier than at your average diner – you can get sweet potato fries with your greasy burger.

Day at the beach

January 18, 2010

The beach was a marvelous place to be on this Monday holiday. It wasn’t too cold or crowded, and the surf was rather rough and nice to look at.