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“Land of Dreams”

A new YouTube video – “Land of Dreams” – featuring Rosanne Cash and other musicians, shows different tourist experiences in the United States.

From Discover America.


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American-Italian red sauce trattatoria – Patsy’s Pizzeria

I have found an American-Italian red sauce trattatoria that I enjoyed very much. We can all go there for a great time to celebrate my birthday … Patsy’s Pizzeria, 1st Avenue between 117th and 118th Streets, Spanish Harlem. Thin pie crust with fresh mozzarella and red sauce. Delicious fried mozzarella, etc.
Another suggestion is Ottomanelli Grill, 93rd Street & Lexington Avenue. Easy parking, too. Very reasonable prices.
Patsy’s Pizzeria, 2287 1st Avenue, between 117th and 118th Streets, 212-534-9783 [openlist | Yahoo | Slice | Gayot | Best Pizza in New York]
Ottomanelli New York Grill, web site, 1424 Lexington Avenue, at 93rd Street, 212-426-6886 [MenuPages | Citysearch | Yelp]

Joe’s Shanghai – Chatham – Amy Ruth’s – Nice

Last Sunday, my old friend Mietta Buitoni arrived from Italy … we ate at Joe’s Shanghai in Flushing for delicious soupy pork and crab dumplings, clams with ginger and scallions, and “oon choy” green vegetables … $45 for 3 persons … 13621 37th Avenue, Flushing, Queens, 718-539-3838 [previous post on AGINY | NYT | NY Mag | Village Voice | openlist | Gayot | Yelp]
Monday morning, we rode the M1 bus downtown to Canal Street and enjoyed dim-sum at Chatham … $13 for two … 9 Chatham Square, 212-267-0220 [previous post on AGINY]
Tuesday morning, we rode the bus to Harlem for waffles at Amy Ruth’s for $20 …113 West 116th Street, between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., 212-280-8779 [NYC nosh | MenuPages | NY Mag | Citysearch | openlist | Savory NY | Yelp]
Tuesday evening, we ate at the Nice (with a compliementary wedding show) for $90 for 4 … 35 East Broadway, 212-406-9510 [previous post on AGINY | NYT | Citysearch]
All excellent and all good value …
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13th Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Concert – free

13th Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Concert … “The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival annually assembles some of the finest musicians in the world who reflect Parker’s musical individuality and genius, to promote appreciation for this highly influential and world-renowned artist.”

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This Week in Reviews – August 5, 2005

Each Friday, AGINY publishes “This Week in Reviews,” with quick links to New York City restaurant reviews and mentions from the previous seven days in blogs, magazines, and newspapers.

Don’t forget the 2nd Annual Singapore Chili Crab Festival this Sunday, August 7th, DUMBO, Brooklyn

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Getting to and from La Guardia airport

Very easy to get from La Guardia airport (LGA) to anywhere in NYC … The Port Authority has a very convenient page on their web site … also see the handy page at CitiDex that includes driving directions and parking info, and all the ground transportation options such as city bus, taxi, train, and shuttle
To get to mid-town Manhattan (1) take the M60 bus, which stops at all terminals (get a $2 MetroCard and get a free transfer to the subway) … (2) take a shuttle (between $8 and $22)… (3) if you have plenty of money to spend ($35 – $45, including tolls), hop into a taxi
With the M60 bus, you can travel to and from La Guardia from the West Side (stops in front of Columbia University at the last stop). The M60 runs between 106th St and Broadway in Manhattan and La Guardia Airport from approximately 5 am to 1 am, seven days a week – schedule here in pdf. The M60 serves all airport terminals. Connections can be made with all north-south Manhattan subway lines … This is a grand-view ride across the Triborough Bridge to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue (i.e., Harlem) and free-transfer to the IRT #4 or #5 subway downtown to Grand Central … about half hour for the trip …
The MetroCard has many great features … such as: a free transfer between a bus and subway or vice versa within a 2 hour period … ride costs 20% less when you buy a Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard worth $10, $20 or more … $7 for the one day fun pass, $21 for seven days and $70 for 30 days …
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Free jazz concerts – Jazzmobile…free live jazz concerts…I have been attending these concerts for the last five years … a great experience … a Harlem block party … fried whiting dinner available for $5 … best way to get there is to ride your bike with the freedom to roam the City at dusk
Wednesday, July 20, 2005, 7.00pm – 8.30pm: Wallace Roney…Grant’s Tomb, 122nd Street & Riverside Drive
Friday, July 22, 2005, 7.00pm – 8.30pm: Wycliff Gordon…Marcus Garvey Park, 122nd Street & 5th Avenue…
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