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Noon music at Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University hosts a recital series called the Tri-Institutional Noon Recitals. Held on Fridays at noon from September through June, this series brings outstanding musical talent to NYC.

For example, on December 15, 2006, pianist Soyeon Lee gave a great perfomance. She played with much expression and enthusiasm. What a joy!

Soyeon Lee

Tri-Institutional Noon Recitals, Caspary Auditorium, The Rockefeller University, 66th Street and York Avenue (#2 on this campus map - pdf), Recitals Hotline: 212-327-7007, ext. 1

Post by Peter

Posted December 27, 2006 09:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  AGINY Good Value , Music , Notes to a Friend , Sights & Sounds , Upper East Side   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

The Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, November 21, 2006 - January 7, 2007.

Posted December 24, 2006 03:57 PM  ·  Permalink   ·     ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

How to eat at all-you-can-eat Chinese buffets

there is a strategy for eating at all-you-can-eat buffet places ... start with a huge plate of fried crabs, very fresh crunchy string-beans, fried shrimp to-fu squares ... next a large bowl of spicy-coconut flavored-chicken curry with scallion pancakes and fried broad rice noodles ... next, the assorted dim-sum dishes ... finally, a plate of desserts ... of course, you can go for seconds and thirds if you have the desire ... 1 1/2 hour time limit ...

Posted December 23, 2006 08:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Chinese , Notes to a Friend , Tips   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Dim sum palace in Elmhurst - East Manor

My friend introduced me to a Chinese dim-sum palace in Elmhurst, Queens, this week ... on week-days, from 11.30 am to 3.30 pm., all you can eat for $7.99 ... a great value if you can eat, eat and eat ....

Plenty of variety, such as curry chicken, fried crabs, tonkatsu, soups, mussels, fried shrimp tofu, green vegetables, roast pork, etc., plus desserts ... the cooking is very good and they use very fresh ingredients ...

East Manor, web site, 79-17 Albion Avenue, Elmhurst, 718-803-3952 ... "for your convenience a 15% service charge and 8.875% sales tax are added to your bill." That means, you can eat for under $10.00 per adult with a 1.5 hour time limit, not bad at all ... [Locations Magazine | Chowhound]

Posted December 21, 2006 01:17 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Chinese , Dim Sum , Tips   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Don't let the bed bugs bite!

Bedbug (Cimex lectularius), from Wikipedia
In a city where people already depend on Ambien for a good night's sleep, the thought of bedbugs has wreaked havoc on circadian rhythms from homeless shelters to $2 million loft apartments. The thought of them is making people itch--not the bedbugs themselves, whose numbers don't even quite live up to the media hype. What has yet to be quantified--but what has become an urban infestation of its own--is the paranoia that the bedbug craze has produced. It turns out, perhaps no surprise in a city as neurotically obsessed as New York, that something as small as a bedbug can grow colossal in the minds of millions.

"Bed Bugs & Beyond: An outbreak of paranoia (and lint) sweeps the city," by Mara Altman, The Village Voice, December 12, 2006


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Posted December 20, 2006 07:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (1)   ·  TrackBack (0)

NYC bloggers' new books - Dawn Eden and Kevin Walsh

NYC blogger Dawn Eden of The Dawn Patrol has just published "The Thrill of the Chaste." And Kevin Walsh, of Forgotten New York, has just published "Forgotten New York."

Congratulations and continued success to Dawn and Kevin!

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Posted December 13, 2006 08:47 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Christmas panto

If you want to see a holiday panto this Christmas, we found one in DC and another in Malvern, PA. Let us know if you are aware of any holiday pantos in or near NYC.

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Posted December 9, 2006 09:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Christmas , Humor   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Central Park hot dogs no deal

I have noticed that the Central Park "hot-dog monopoly" is gouging the unsuspecting public ...

For example, the hot sausage (which is a large hot-dog, my favourite snack with mustard and red onions) sells for $3 and I can buy the same item for $1.50 at several hot-dog stands on the north-east corner of Madison Avenue and 81st Street (which is a block from the entrance to the MET Museum), the north-west corner of 71st Street and Madison Avenue, and 68th Street and Lexington Avenue ...

Post by Peter

Posted December 5, 2006 10:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Central Park , Tips   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Spicy & Tasty in Flushing

Spicy & Tasty, 39-07 Prince Street, Flushing, Queens, between 39th and Roosevelt Avenues, 718-359-1601 [Menu from Bridge and Tunnel | NYT | NY Mag | Village Voice | openlist | Yelp]

Previous review July 30, 2006

Finally, Frank Bruni has discovered Spicy & Tasty in Flushing ... very hot and delicious ... worth a detour from La Guardia airport on your next visit ...

"Where Playing With Fire Is Not Taboo," by Frank Bruni, The New York Times, November 29, 2006

Posted December 3, 2006 04:27 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Chinese , Queens , The Best   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)