What’s that saying again? “You don’t know what you got until it’s gone”? Or is that just a Cinderella song? Either way, it totally illustrates the point that I needed to make for this narrative. Some of my readers might not know this yet, but I had done a series of what I called “Pregaming” narratives over on my PiercingMetal Musings site and they essentially discussed the places where my friends and I would enjoy food and drink before heading to the shows. It was a fun little thing to share with my audience since I just love talking about things that I enjoy. Anyway, a week or so ago, I was heading out to see Lez Zeppelin with my good buddy Skeleton Pete down on the Lower East Side. We were lamenting the closure of Acme and most recently Nice Guy Eddie’s as it left us with limited choices that we agreed on in the area. The sun above was blazing and we were getting impatient about getting a chance to cool down and sate the growing hunger. Fortunately while on Orchard Street a shop owner responded with “try Interstate” when I quizzed him about finding a decent burger in the vicinity. It was only a short hop from our exact location.
Continue reading Hitting The Interstate For Excellent Pregaming (6/28/2012)
I just wanted to wish everyone an amazing Fourth Of July today. Let’s never forget the Founding Fathers of our Great Nation and the steps that they took to make this one of the most amazing countries in the world on this Independence Day. Happy 236th Birthday USA!!!!
The other day a tree that grew in Brooklyn disappeared into the ground in front of the eyes of patrons of a nearby dining spot on 92rd Street off Third Avenue in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. How did this happen you might ask? Well, it was a sink hole and according to reports it was almost 50 feet deep. Talk about scary. Luckily no one was near it when this happened and emergency crews from the Con Edison, DEP and Fire Department were all on hand to make sure this was attended to. I was not able to get a photo of the actual sink hole but I learned this after taking all these construction shots as I thought this was it. It’s still interesting to look at.
Continue reading The Sinkhole of Bay Ridge (6/29/2012)
I love New York City. I have said this before and its largely because one never knows the kind of surprises that you are going to happen upon and such would be the case when I was heading to a concert with my good buddy Skeleton Pete yesterday. As we exited the subway onto 5th Avenue and 59th Street I saw what appeared to be a small plane on some beams and it was rotating 360 degrees. The plane is a Piper Seneca and it was a project that had been done by artist Paola Pivi as a part of the Public Art Fund.
Continue reading “How I Roll” by Paola Pivi a Public Art Display (6/24/2012)
So here it is. The brand new parking lot outside of the Foodtown Supermarket. Were you expecting something else? Actually this is a pretty big deal because the space used to be the home of one of my very favorite restaurants ever called “Short Ribs”. They closed awhile ago and the place was plagued with failed business after failed business no matter how hard they tried. Then someone got murdered in the bathroom and no charges were filed since no guilty party was ever found. Still I hated to see the place torn down.
The new lot will give the store what appears to be five or six spaces at best. The original restaurant had parking which I guess it had shared with the supermarket at the time. So congrats to those who needed more parking more than another quality business. Let’s hope that the lines move faster in the store now that there will be more customers in there at all times.