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#952: Go on a group walk

I refuse to call it a walking tour–for one reason, I don’t think that’s even what it called itself. But for another, I can’t stand the idea of walking tours.

Everyone all together in a large group, looking like tourists. Having to go at the group’s pace. Listening to annoying questions.

Okay. By those standards, this was a walking tour.

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Posted by on May 7, 2017 in NYC

 

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#941: SculptureCenter

I’ve run by the side street where the SculptureCenter is located at least 10 times over the past few years without having any idea it was there.

It might be because the area surrounding it is mostly comprised of construction sites.

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Posted by on March 26, 2017 in Art

 

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#918: Oliver’s

I do not blame myself. No, I don’t blame myself for missing any reviews online that may have mentioned the fact that Oliver’s employees a band that blasts–yes, blasts–soul music during brunch so loudly it’s impossible to have a conversation with your fellow diners sitting across from you at the table.

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Posted by on October 24, 2016 in Food/Drink

 

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#861: Neptune Diner

This diner is nothing special, probably, but the fact that I’ve lived close to it for over 3 years meant that I needed to visit it.

It’s big, and you see its sign when taking the bus to the airport through Astoria, and apparently David Bowie ate there in a movie, which may be the closest I’ll ever come to interacting with a celebrity, so that adds to its specialness, I suppose.

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Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Food/Drink

 

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#835: Big Alice Brewing

Judging solely by my love for rare things, I should adore this brewery, considering finding it close to empty is probably pretty rare, at least based on the crowd there on a Sunday afternoon during perfect fall weather.

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Posted by on October 26, 2015 in NYC

 

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#834: Burnside Biscuits

When this restaurant first opened in the spot that used to be–for years–a Greek neighborhood diner-esque spot, I thought there was no way it could stay in business.  The space is huge by NYC restaurant standards, and even as much as Astoria has begun to emulate the Brooklyn of 5-7 years ago, I thought the clientele who would flock to an overpriced biscuit establishment couldn’t possibly be enough to sustain the rent of the place.

Reviews weren’t very good.  Real people who went there said it was okay.  There was only one way to find out for sure, so that’s what I finally did.

And a half hour after ordering brunch, I had food in front of me. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2015 in Food/Drink

 

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#808: Tacoway Beach

Give me a play on words, some tacos, a beachside location with the opportunity to walk a few minutes to view a gorgeous sunset, and I’m happy.

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Posted by on June 25, 2015 in Food/Drink

 

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