December 2006 Archives
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!
Post by Peter
The Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, November 21, 2006 - January 7, 2007.
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 ...
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]
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
- Bedbugger: your foxhole in the war against bed bugs! - blog
- The Bedbug Blog
- Reporting Bedbugs in New York City, September 8, 2006
- Bedbug - from Wikipedia
- "~ Bed Bugs ~ Cimex lectularius (Cimicidae): Biology and Management," by Richard Pollack and Gary Alpert, Harvard School of Public Health
- The Bed Bug Resource, by Sean Rollo
- Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite! Bedbugs in Apartments, a Met Council Fact Sheet - from the Metropolitan Council on Housing
- bedbugger: Bedbug Support Group - on Yahoo Groups
- "Control of Bed Bugs in Residences: Information for Pest Control Companies," by Stephen A. Kells, Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota, February 15, 2006 (16-page pdf)
NYC bloggers' new books - Dawn Eden and Kevin Walsh
Congratulations and continued success to Dawn and Kevin!
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.
- "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's production of A Christmas Carol," through December 31, 2006, at the Church Street Theater, 1742 Church Street NW, Washington, DC, near DuPont Circle, 800-494-8497
- "Robin Hood," through December 31, 2006 on the Main Stage at People's Light Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA, Rt. 401 (between Rts. 30 and 202) Box Office: 610-644-3500
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
Spicy & Tasty in Flushing
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