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Big Apple Blog Festival - October 31, 2005

Big Apple Blog Festival (BABF)

Last week's Big Apple Blog Festival was hosted by mister snitch!

This week's Big Apple Blog Festival is hosted by spinachdip nyc. Some excerpts:

See this week's BABF for much, much more.

Next week's BABF will be hosted by Dave Friedman's Soul of Wit

To nominate your favorite blog post about NYC, or if you have a NYC blog and want to see something in the next BABF ... or you have a NYC-related blog and would like to host an upcoming BABF ... send us a short write up and a permalink to aguyinnewyork [at] gmail.com ... or use the Carnival Submit Form.

Posted October 31, 2005 12:59 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Big Apple Blog Festival   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)


Happy Halloween

another haunted house in my zip-code ... East 74th Street, 10021 ...

haunted house on East 74th Street, 10021

Peter at haunted house


Posted October 31, 2005 11:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Holidays & Festivals   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Grand Sichuan International - Chelsea

We enjoyed dinner at the Grand Sichuan International in Chelsea on Sunday (Oct. 30, 2005) ... red spicey thin sliced tripe and beef tongue, cool cucumber salad, steamed crab and pork soupy dumplings, garlic stir-fried bok-choy and fish-head/tofu casserole ... Angela took this photo of the Empire State while we were waiting for a table ...

Empire State Building at night, October 30, 2005

Previous post mentioning Grand Sichuan on Canal Street in Chinatown, which is not related to the Grand Sichuan International chain.

web site, 229 9th Avenue, at 24th Street, 212-620-5200 [MenuPages | NYT | openlist | Gayot | Citysearch]


Posted October 31, 2005 09:50 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Chinese   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

"Crazy Russian Cats"

gothamist has a post, "Crazy Russian Cats," about the Moscow Cat Theatre appearing at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center through the end of December ... Loco and Luca can't do any of those tricks ...

Q: You keep saying "she." So which is easier to train—female or male cats?
A: Females are better. They're smarter. The boys . . . are not so smart. They do different things. The females know what I want from them.

"From Russia With Cats: Talking with Yuri Kuklachev, lead clown and creator of the Moscow Cats Theatre," by Rebecca Bengal, The Village Voice, October 13, 2005

Details

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Posted October 30, 2005 09:41 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Sights & Sounds   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Which City Council candidates in Districts 4 and 5 have the best looking volunteers?

Alarming News reports "If you're thinking about getting involved in a local campaign on the east side of Manhattan during this last week, this is what you need to know...." and lists the attributes of each campaign's volunteers ... if you want to know which campaign has the cutest guys, women "of far-above-average attractiveness," and "blonde guys with huge teeth" ... read the whole thing for real political reporting ...

"The politics of attraction," Alarming News, October 29, 2005

Posted October 30, 2005 08:39 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Humor   ·  Comments (1)   ·  TrackBack (0)

"Instant Period Costumes"

A trade secret from professional costume designers: throw out your sewing kit. The way to make quick and dirty costumes is to scrounge for old clothes, cut them up creatively with your scissors, and then instantly reassemble the pieces using a hot glue gun. No measuring, no patterns, no threads.

"Instant Period Costumes," by Kevin Kelly, Cool Tools, October 29, 2005

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Posted October 29, 2005 01:13 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Holidays & Festivals   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Saturday catblogging

Loco and Luca sleeping on the American Colonial-style quilt bed-cover ...

Loco and Luca sleeping on the American Colonial-style quilt bed-cover

Life in the City is good ... good company ... great bed ...

Posted October 29, 2005 09:53 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Catblogging   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

This Week in Reviews - October 28, 2005

This Week in Reviews (TWIR)

Each Friday, A Guy In New York publishes "This Week in Reviews (TWIR)," with quick links to New York City restaurant reviews and mentions from the previous seven days in blogs, magazines, and newspapers.


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Did we miss your favorite review?

Let us know: aguyinnewyork [at] gmail.com ... we're especially interested in hearing from NYC bloggers ...

Want to Link to TWIR?

If you want to place a TWIR logo with a review that was featured, feel free to link to one of the banners on the TWIR page.

Posted October 28, 2005 09:35 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  This Week in Reviews   ·  Comments (1)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Haunted House

the white long ghost in front of the door at the most haunted house in my zip-code

the most haunted house in my zip-code


Oh yes, I was very spooked last Monday walking past this street from Sothebys! ... the most haunted house in my zip-code ... 332 East 69th Street, 10021 ... I saw the white long ghost in front of the door and my hair stood on ends! Meow!!!! ... did a double take to assure myself that it was not for real ... it's Halloween ... creepy, creepy spooky ghosts are all over this universe ... my two huge cats will protect me from all the flying ghosts ...

Posted October 28, 2005 06:30 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Holidays & Festivals   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Michelin Guide (Red and Green) New York, Zagat NYC, NYT

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Posted October 28, 2005 05:46 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Getting Around NY , Restaurants , Tours   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The Appalachian Trail

Peter hiking along the Appalachian Trail

The autumn leaves, on the Appalachian Trail, Bear Mountain, looking south-west, October 22, 2005

Peter hiking along the Appalachian Trail ... high above the ridge-line looking south-west ... only 35 miles from Manhattan via the Palisades Parkway ... Saturday, October 22, 2005

To get on the Palisades Interstate Parkway (Nj 445), cross the George Washington Bridge, upper deck. The exit ramp is on the NJ side of the bridge, in Fort Lee Boro, NJ ...

Appalachian Trail and East Coast Greenway



Posted October 27, 2005 10:40 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Not Too Far From NYC   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Put your money where your mouth is

Long Bets is a web site where you can bet money on your own or others predictions. All winnings are donated to a charity of the winner's choice. This page describes how to make a bet.

Here are some of the predictions on Long Bets.

Posted October 27, 2005 08:52 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Auctions and Appraisals   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Impressionist Art and Good Chinese Food ... This Weekend

This week-end at Rockefeller Plaza, free to the public ... a very great show of Impressionist paintings from the Masters ... Saturday, October 29, 2005, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 30, 2005, 1:00 - 5:00 pm ... next door to Wu-Liang-Ye ... yummy dan-dan mein, ma-po tofu, etc.

"Impressionist & Modern Art - at Christie's," A Guy In New York, October 19, 2005

Wu Liang Ye, 215 East 86th Street, 212-534-6032

Posted October 26, 2005 12:53 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Art , Auctions and Appraisals , Chinese , The Best   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Big Apple Blog Festival - October 24, 2005

Big Apple Blog Festival (BABF)

This week's Big Apple Blog Festival is hosted by mister snitch!. Some excerpts:

Lad tells Kip that China is no longer a communist wasteland. Kip disagrees, and coincidentally points out that, in this country, even the Amish will abide only so much government interference. (A Stitch in Haste)
If I'd known I was going to die, I'd have worn more comfortable shoes, the NYC horror festival, and another post involving a cheese grater, a garbage disposal, and severed limbs. (Bunniblog)
Karol declares Mark Steyn's piece on the Death of Russia a must-read. (Alarming News)


See this week's BABF for much, much more.

Next week's BABF will be hosted by spinachdip nyc

To nominate your favorite blog post about NYC, or if you have a NYC blog and want to see something in the next BABF ... or you have a NYC-related blog and would like to host an upcoming BABF ... send us a short write up and a permalink to aguyinnewyork [at] gmail.com ... or use the Carnival Submit Form.

Posted October 24, 2005 05:29 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Big Apple Blog Festival

Mondays

Cake or Death? had a "45 minute wait on the L train platform" last Monday ... "Mondays" ... but the best part of the post is the penguin video ....

Posted October 24, 2005 10:50 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Humor   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Notes from a visitor to NYC - Mishima, New York Noodle Town, Grand Sichuan

Peter received this email from Angela's oldest sister, Maria, who owns a restaurant (Tin-Jo) in San José, Costa Rica, and who recently visited New York ...

I had the best meals yet during this trip. Mishima was delicately sumptuous. Noodle Town´s steamed flounder was out of this world and I simply loved the Dan Dan Mien of Grand Szechuan. Good thing I left afer 10 days or else I would gain at least 20 pounds.
Maria and Angela at Grand Sichuan

Mishima, 164 Lexington Avenue, between 30th and 31st Streets, 212-532-9596 [MenuPages | Citysearch]

New York Noodle Town, 28 Bowery, at Bayard Street, 212-349-0923 [MenuPages | Citysearch]

The Grand Sichuan ... is still very good, which means very hot and spicy food ... a big plus, the restaurant has two big windows looking onto the Manhattan Bridge and Wall Street ... what a view, especially on a cold winter day with the sun streaming into the space ... try the hot/spicey tripe and tongue and an order of cool cucumbers ... 125 Canal Street, at Chrystie Street, 212-625-9212 [MenuPages | Citysearch]

email to Peter
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Posted October 23, 2005 03:16 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Chinese , Japanese   ·  Comments (2)

"Shirley Horn, Jazz Singer and Pianist, Is Dead at 71"

Shirley Horn, a jazz singer and pianist who drew audiences close with a powerfully confidential, vibratoless delivery, died yesterday at a nursing home in Cheverly, Md. She was 71.

"Shirley Horn, Jazz Singer and Pianist, Is Dead at 71," by Ben Ratliff, New York Times, October 22, 2005

I last saw and heard Shirley Horn perform in Paris ... how sad to read about her passing ... here's to life ... we will miss her ...

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post by Peter

Posted October 22, 2005 12:56 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Music   ·  Comments (1)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Saturday catblogging

Luca resting on the window ledge on a very warm Autumn day ... keeping an eye out for me ...

Luca ... resting on the window ledge on a very warm Autumn day

Life in the City is good ... the sun, fresh air, a lovely supercatastic Autumn ...

Posted October 22, 2005 10:23 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Catblogging   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (1)

This Week in Reviews - October 21, 2005

This Week in Reviews (TWIR)

Each Friday, A Guy In New York publishes "This Week in Reviews (TWIR)," with quick links to New York City restaurant reviews and mentions from the previous seven days in blogs, magazines, and newspapers.


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Did we miss your favorite review?

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Posted October 21, 2005 09:05 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  This Week in Reviews   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

How to keep your apartment heat just right this winter

deadprogrammer's cafe has a good article on steam and water heat ... and a tip on how to adjust the temperature ... "Deadprogrammer Visits The Radiator Planet" ... using a "regulated thermostatic valve" with pics ... and help from Gary the cat ...

The kit usually consists of three parts: a temperature control device, an adaptor and a Hoffman-type valve. This will run you about $100 altogether. I have one on two radiators, and let me tell you, these are worth every penny.
Posted October 21, 2005 08:12 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Tips   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

MTA "Fare Holiday"

Having solved all the other problems with New York's subway system, the MTA is looking into granting a fare holiday to riders of the subway and local buses on weekends between Thanksgiving and the New Year. The fare holiday is in lieu of improving weekend service, which is particularly abominable during the holiday season when trains are cramped with midwestern tourists in cowboy hats.

"MTA Gives Tourists Fare Holiday, Promises Locals To Get Fare Hike," new york's sixth, October 20, 2005

Posted October 21, 2005 06:13 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Subway   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

The search for the perfect restaurant whole fish ... Nice Restaurant

... to the folks at eGullet looking for the perfect whole fish ... please go try the crispy pan-fried whole flounder at the Nice Restaurant on East Broadway ... with a bottle of chilled sauvignon blanc! ... for a balanced Cantonese meal, order the Beijing pork-chops ... the shrimps with garlic chives, pea shoot tips in garlic ... beef and scallions ... and a bowl of the complimentary "house" soup ...

35 East Broadway, between Catherine and Market Streets, 212-406-9510 [Citysearch]

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Posted October 20, 2005 10:30 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Chinese   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Hainan Chicken at Sanur

Last Saturday, we enjoyed a delicious plate of Hainan chicken at Sanur ...

Hainan chicken at Sanur

... in addition to a plate of the best roti canai in NYC ... a bowl of laksa ... Hokkien noodle soup ... and fried stuffed bean curd ... all types of Nyonya street-hawker food ... yummy ...

Roti Canai, laksa, and Hokkien noodle soup at Sanur

Sanur, 18 Doyers Street, 212-267-0088

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Posted October 20, 2005 06:05 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Malaysian   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Impressionist & Modern Art - at Christie's

Calling all art lovers ... Clear your calender for this wonderful exhibition! ... "Impressionist & Modern Art (Evening Sale)" auction, November 1, 2005, 7:00 pm ... open for viewing October 28-November 1, 2005 ... at Christie's Rockefeller Plaza location ...

Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Les marguerites, 1919

Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-636-2000

Please note that links to auction items usually stop working within 30 days after the auction concludes ...
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Posted October 19, 2005 10:17 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Auctions and Appraisals   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Julie and Julia - not all enthusiastic

Too Many Chefs says about "Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen" by Julie Powell ... "Julia, Si! Julie? No." ...

Blogging has clearly been very good to Ms. Powell. She received a reported six-figure advance on the book and has a movie option as well. You'd think she'd be pretty up on the food blogging world, wouldn't you?

And so a "star" forgets "the little people". Ms. Powell, maybe you're unable to appreciate the appeal of food blogs, but there seem to be plenty of people who disagree with you. (And what's up with the word "prat", anyway? You're from Long Island City, not London.)

via Mona's Apple

we haven't read the book ...

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Posted October 19, 2005 10:09 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Timewaster   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (1)

Prague, The Crown of Bohemia, 1347–1437 - at the Met

Charles IV sought to make his capital city - Prague - the cultural rival of Paris and Rome. The remarkable flowering of art that resulted is being celebrated in an exhibition that draws together some 200 stunning examples including panel paintings, goldsmiths' work, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, silk embroideries, and stained glass. These little-known masterpieces attest to the wide-ranging achievements of the hundreds of artists affiliated with Prague and the Bohemian crown during the reign of Charles IV and his two sons, Wenceslas IV and Sigismund. The exhibition draws on numerous collections in the Czech Republic as well as other European and American collections.
Saint Luke, 1360–64, Attributed to Master Theodoric
Saint Luke, 1360–64
Attributed to Master Theodoric
Prague
Paint and gold on panel; 45 1/4 x 37 in. (115 x 94 cm)
Národní Památkovy Ustav, Uzemni Odborné Pracoviště Střednich Čech, Prague


We saw this very enlighting exhibition of art history last Sunday ... this is a "must see" for every visitor to NY ...

"Prague, The Crown of Bohemia, 1347–1437," September 20, 2005 – January 3, 2006, Special Exhibition Galleries, The Tisch Galleries, 2nd floor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, at 82nd Street

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Posted October 19, 2005 03:19 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Museums and Art   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Best value for Beijing "hot-and-sour" soup - Fried Dumpling

the best value for Beijing "hot-and-sour" soup ... I vote for the Fried Dumpling at Allen Street ... $1.50 for a full plastic container ... also, their fried sesame bread and fried spring rolls, 50 cents each ... one can never go hungry in the Big Apple ... lunch or dinner for under $5.00! ...

Fried Dumpling, 99 Allen Street, between Delancey and Broome Streets, 212-941-9975 [Citysearch]

AGINY Good Value

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Posted October 19, 2005 11:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  AGINY Good Value , Chinatown , Chinese   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

"umbrella etiquette"

Cake Or Death? is giving lessons in "umbrella etiquette" ...

Posted October 18, 2005 09:19 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Moving Around

Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings - at the Met

The first major American retrospective devoted to Van Gogh's decadelong achievement as a draftsman, featuring more than 100 of his finest works in pen and ink, graphite, chalk, charcoal, and watercolor.

These graphic images, lent by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and from 50 other public and private collections, brilliantly illustrate Vincent's own dictum: "Drawing is the root of everything."

Cypresses, 1889, Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890)
Cypresses, 1889
Oil on canvas; 93.4 x 74 cm (36 3/4 x 29 1/8 in.)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Rogers Fund, 1949 (49.30)


I went to see this exhibition last Thursday and I was so happy ... what a great artist ... we are so fortunate to see such a retrospective in one place! ... I went back with Angela on Friday ...

"Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings," October 18, 2005 – December 31, 2005, Special Exhibition Galleries, 2nd floor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, at 82nd Street

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Posted October 18, 2005 02:40 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Museums and Art   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

"The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow"

Although its run at the Atlantic Theater Company is over, we saw "The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow" last week ... the acting was straight and to the point ... excellent staging and props ... very thoughtful and well written ...

"The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow," by Rolin Jones [New York]

Posted October 18, 2005 02:34 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Theatre   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

SAFE: Design Takes On Risk - at MoMA

Just in time for the wave of catastrophes plaguing our fragile planet, some top designers unveil a series of aesthetically pleasing objects that could be handy in dangerous situations, from the banal to the apocalyptic. . . . Directly inside the entrance to the exhibit stands a paper home that could withstand the huffing and puffing of the breathiest big bad wolf. Two people can assemble the fire-resistant Global Village Shelter in 15 minutes, unfolding it like a giant work of origami.

"Designer Gear for the Apocalypse," by Aaron Dalton, Wired News, October 17, 2005

From MoMA:

SAFE: Design Takes On Risk, the first major design exhibition at MoMA since its reopening in November 2004, presents more than 300 contemporary products and prototypes designed to protect body and mind from dangerous or stressful circumstances, respond to emergencies, ensure clarity of information, and provide a sense of comfort and security. These objects address the spectrum of human fears and worries, from the most mundane to the most exceptional, from the dread of darkness and loneliness to the threat of earthquakes and terrorist attacks.

SAFE: Design Takes On Risk, MoMA, October 16, 2005 - January 2, 2006, 11 West 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 212-708-9400

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Posted October 18, 2005 10:02 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Museums and Art   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Delicious Whole Fish - J.M. Family Noodle Restaurant

for delicious whole fish ... I suggest the J.M. Family Noodle Restaurant for their pan-fried flounder ... the delicate flounder is so tender that one can eat the crispy dorsal fins and fish tail!!! ... or ginger/scallion steamed flounder ... whole fish ... I took a whole gang of friends there on Sunday night ... Maria, visiting from Costa Rica raved about the whole steamed flounder ... the restaurant's secret is that they are located next door to a fish market ...

J.M. Family Noodle Restaurant also creates delicious stir-fried spinach, water-cress or Chinese broccoli with garlic ... very fresh silky tofu and shrimps ... eggplant with garlic sauce besides their wonton noodle soups, thousand-year old egg and roast pork congee, and ginger/scallion lo-mein ...

J.M. Family Noodle Restaurant, 19 Henry Street, between Catherine and Market Streets, 212-571-2440 [MenuPages | Citysearch]

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Posted October 18, 2005 10:00 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Chinese

The mums haven't bloomed yet ...

A Guy In New York at the Conservatory Garden in Central Park ... the mums have not bloomed yet ...

A Guy In New York at the Conservatory Garden in Central Park

Conservatory Garden, east side of Central Park, from 104th-106th Streets, enter at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street, or 106th Street gate inside Park

Bloom schedule

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Posted October 17, 2005 10:17 PM  ·  Permalink   ·     ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Robot parties!

BoingBoing has a post on Robot Village ... "New boutique for robophiliacs opens in NYC" ... robot parties ... robot rentals ... robot classes ... robot toys ... we want a window crawling Tarantula:

Climb@Tron™ Wild Climbers: Tarantula


... and we all know someone who could benefit from having a few hundred of these around ...

Robot Village, 252 West 81st Street, 212-799-7626

Posted October 17, 2005 08:20 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Technology   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Consistently good Vietnamese restaurant - Cong Ly

went for a quick dinner at a Vietmanese restaurant on Centre Street before the play last week ... Nha Thrang had very good reviews but the food was a disappointment ... too sweet and no taste of chili, lime or cilantro ... the Vietnamese spring rolls were not fresh and I suspect they were re-fried ... the restaurant looked very bad ...

a consistently good Vietnamese restaurant is Cong Ly ... next to the bus-stop for the $15 bus to Boston ... a cheap bowl of pho and a cheap fare to Boston for all the Ivy League students ... only in the Big Apple ... Angela loves the Xe Lua Pho rice nodle soup for $5.00, the Bun Bo Hue beef soup with vermicelli for $5.00, and the Che Ba Mau (rainbow ice with coconut milk dessert) for $2.00 ... I enjoy the Bun Thit Heo Nuong (grilled pork with rice noodles) for $4.50 ... and Cha Gio (Vietnamese spring rolls) 8 rolls for $6.00 ... sorry, I did not take any photos ... 124 Hester Street, at Chrystie Street, 212-343-1111 [MenuPages | Citysearch]

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Posted October 17, 2005 06:19 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Vietnamese   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Big Apple Blog Festival - October 17, 2005

Big Apple Blog Festival (BABF)

This week's Big Apple Blog Festival is hosted by Englishman in New York. Some samples follow:


Welcome to the first EiNY-hosted Big Apple Blog Festival -- a round-up of the best New York bloggers had to offer during the wettest week in 102 years when broken $3 umbrellas clogged city sewer gates. A dark, damp seven days during which:

Tessa at NYC Metblogs got mugged by a Fresh Direct [food] delivery man.

Yanks fan and Sox fan provide a list of excuses after their dismal showing.

Baby frustration spilled over in the messageboards at Dailyslope. "It all started innocently enough, with Carnivore suggesting that aggressive baby-pushers install "cow catchers" on the front of their monster-strollers before they begin plowing down 7th Avenue [in Brooklyn]."

See this week's BABF for much more.

Next week's BABF will be hosted by mister snitch!

To nominate your favorite blog post for the next BABF, send your nomination to aguyinnewyork AT gmail.com

Posted October 17, 2005 10:29 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Big Apple Blog Festival   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (1)

Classic subway photo

Express Train has a classic subway photo ... Union Square ~ 6:42pm ...

Posted October 16, 2005 09:13 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Subway   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Mugged by Fresh Direct Delivery Driver

Tessa at NYC Metroblog reports ... "I just got mugged by my Fresh Direct Delivery Guy. It's true. And I'm not talking metaphorically about the delivery fee. My Fresh Direct delivery guy mugged me." ... hope she called the police ...

Posted October 16, 2005 09:03 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  NYC blogs   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

How old are you?

we like this joke ... adding The Anonymous Blogger to our list of NYC blogs ...

I just finished Yom Kippur services, and I even noticed this attitude with our rabbi, who is a transplanted native Californian. He peppers his sermons with jokes. My favorite from today was this: a boy goes to his grandmother and asks what her age is. She responds "I'm holding at 39". He then asks, "What age would you be if you let go?"

The Anonymous Blogger, October 13, 2005

Posted October 16, 2005 01:11 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Humor   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Mothers flying all over the globe

Our mothers are flying all over the globe ... this morning, my girlfriend spoke with her mother who is visiting Hangchou, China from Costa Rica ... I spoke with my mother who is visiting her Hungarian sister in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from Malaysia (her flight was delayed because of the bad weather and she arrived very late, but safe and sound) ...

Posted October 16, 2005 10:10 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Moving Around   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Saturday catblogging

Loco and Luca ... can sleep anywhere ...

Luca ... the vegetables from Chinatown are so good

Life in the City is good ... our very own mid-Fifties modern "Eiffel" chair ... and my brother to keep me warm! ...

Posted October 15, 2005 11:25 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Catblogging   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (1)