Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
I have only been to Chestnut, which was really good for dinner and has lovely outdoor seating. Notably missing from the list is a recc on sushi in the area. Perhaps nothing good?
1. The Grocery (Get the Tasting Menu)
2. Saul (Star in Michelin Guide)
3. Patois (Best Steak – Price Fixe)
4. Chestnut (Great Brunch)
5. Bar Tabac (Best Late Nite)
6. Panino'teca (
7. Robin des Bois (Best Atmosphere and Garden)
8. Zaytoons (Best Healthy Meal)
9. Hanco’s (Best Lunch)
10.Pacifico (Best Mexican)
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Well, that's the plan so long as Jetblue comes through. We have a flight out tonight and of course the weather is nice all week and then decides not to cooperate today.
Please keep your fingers crossed we'll get out safely tonight and will be on the beach tomorrow. I am in dire need of some sun and vacation time so I really hope everything works out as planned.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Additionally, the Pearl Street Triangle would be turned into a “Town Square” offering a venue for special events and public markets.
Also, the www.dumbonyc.org Web site predicts that over the next year DUMBO’s residential population will triple from 2,000 to 6,000.
BID will hold a public meeting for input on the planned project at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22 at the DUMBO BID office, 111 Front Street, suite 258.
"Global Feminisms" assembles works in a range of media by more than 100 women artists, most of whom are under 40 and two-thirds of whom have never before presented work in New York. Some 50 countries are represented, including a good number that seldom figure in the contemporary art discourse, such as Sierra Leone, Kenya, Russia, Yugoslavia, Costa Rica, Afghanistan, Indonesia and Taiwan.
Monday, March 12, 2007
There are a ton of comments on this post already. My two cents is that having previously lived between First and Second avenue, I think the new T line is much needed to reduce congestion and prevent the lazy (i.e. me) from having to walk to Park to catch the subway. Unfortunately, it's still ten+ years away.
I do agree with some of the comments, including perceived lack of express tracks, lack of extension into Alphabet City and lack of attention re: expanding cross town subway options and subway issues in the other boroughs.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
It was when we were in Marbella that we came up with the name Brooklyn. We already knew he was a boy and so I knew he could end up a footballer, so it had to be a name that was a bit blokey. I had always liked the name Brooke and then we suddenly thought about Brooklyn. I'd always like it as a place - it's very multi-cultural, very grounded. And it was only afterwards that I realized how appropriate it was because it was in New York that I found out I was pregnant and where David came after the World Cup.
Basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his joint-venture partner, Canyon -Johnson Urban Fund, will provide $12.4 million of financing to help build a 130-unit condominium project in the growing Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.
The Green Street project will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom units, targeted at single professionals or young families who cannot afford Manhattan real estate prices. Bank of New York has provided a $41 million loan for the project.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
We wanted to see a menu before walking in, but decided to take a risk and once we went in there was no turning back. As it turns out, we weren't disappointed. However, if you crave spicy tuna roll or something wretched like an Americanized Philadelphia roll, you should go somewhere else.
The menu is very traditional and offers a mix of sushi dishes and entrees from the kitchen. We had a yellowtail appetizer and a special appetizer of scorpion fish. The waiter was awesome and he even brought out a book after our appetizer to show us what the fish looked like! It was small, striped and had weird wisker-like tentacles. Something you'd see in a tropical fish tank. The good news is that he knew what it looked like because they get all their fish whole (i.e. fresh!).
Then we had some sushi pieces - nice selection by the way - including artic char, different grades/types of tuna and some nice NZ king salmon. There was also a really good toro/jalepeno roll that pretty much just melts in your mouth. The service was impeccable and the decor was very simple. However, you might feel underdressed in jeans and a sweatshirt.
My husband went so far as to say it was on par with the experience at Gari East, my favorite sushi restaurant, minus Gari's ridiculously good spicy tuna roll. I don't know if I'd go that far, but it came close.
Speaking of feeling lazy, on a tipsy cab ride home last Friday our friend Lisa mentioned that she often runs home after work. FYI, she works at Rockafeller Center and lives in Red Hook. Imagine working a 10 hour shift on your feet and then running home? I can barely make it across the BK Bridge and back...