Tuesday, December 31, 2013

No more street vendors?

They've been chased off by the cops, at the instigation of business interests. Boo! Hiss! Let me tell you, Mr. Restaurant Owner, I don't care how unfair you think it is, but when I'm in the mood for chicken and rice for $5, I'm not going to go spend $15 on some rather fancier food in your establishment. I'll just get the C&R in Manhattan, eat there, and give you nothing.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bad restaurant reviews: Mama's Empanadas

It's open late. Cheap. Delicious. Try the tuna empanada, it's the best in the city. Takeout recommended, but you can sit at the counter if you really want. This is the Greenpoint Ave. location, of course.

Salt and Fat makes the list!

The Michelin Guide has released its "Bib Gourmand" picks for the forthcoming 2014 dining guide. These are restaurants that the guide highlights for excellence on a budget (defined as two courses and wine or dessert for $40 a head).
The full list is here.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Operational status

My bedroom, due to a lack of a floor lamp and nightstand, doesn't feel like a room. I could also use half a hundred bookshelves. Otherwise, solid.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Local Government

Today I learned that Sunnyside falls in Queens Community Board 2, and the meetings are the first Thursday of the month.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Housewarming party!

Our housewarming party was last weekend, and I would say it approached the epic category, so I was satisfied. Thanks to everyone who came, sorry for those that couldn't make it, and foo to those who said that they would come and didn't. Except for Peter because he gave us the couches, so I'm cool with him ditching the party. Special thanks to Karen for helping me fix the couches, and various other individuals who provided tasty food, drink, and various implements which are required to entertain guests.

CityView Racquet Club

Apparently we have a racquet and fitness club in the neighborhood! Who knew?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Living Room is livable

We acquired some couches from my generous boss. While they are a little beat up, they are leather, reclining, and the price of $.00 was right. If I had a camera, I'd post a photo. Well, I guess I do have a camera on my "phone". Regardless, it is now possible to sit in the living room and have a conversation with someone, or read a book. Another minor victory.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Operational status

Rugs are ordered.  Couches are incoming.  Bedroom furniture - more needed.  We should be rocking within two or three weeks.