Monthly Archives: October 2013

Louis Armstrong’s House

The great trumpeter’s house is standing in a neighborhood where nobody would expect it. Corona is a mainly Hispanic working class neighborhood in the middle of Queens. I went there and got my individual tour of Louis Armstrong’s amazing house. … Continue reading

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A Day on like Buses and Subways

New York is a big city and getting from A to B is not always easy – even if it seems to be easy. I just wanted to go from Astoria to the East Village via the Upper West Side. This … Continue reading

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Strolling through Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights is known as Queens‘ Little India. But it’s much more than that. It is a cultural melting pot and has been the first garden city community built in the United States. A large part of the neighborhood is … Continue reading

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Pickle Day

It was Pickle Day on Orchard Street. After yesterday’s fried pickles I was eager to see what else might be interesting in New York’s pickle assortment. But at first there was other food to deal with. When I got up … Continue reading

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A Culinary Trip around the World – in just one Day

Italy, France, Louisiana and Mexico where the stops on a culinary tour my current hostesses took me on today. That’s pretty easy in a city like New York and absolutely doable in one day. New Yorkers like to go out … Continue reading

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Peter and the Starcatcher

This morning Noel’s father asked me if I would like to join them tonight for a show, Peter and the Starcatcher. I didn’t know anything about it but what they told me sounded good. Prior to the show we would … Continue reading

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Chinese Lobster Dinner

Soh Ang and I had dinner at Congee Village, a Chinese restaurant on the Lower East Side. We went there to have lobster. The lobster was not boiled or steamed but sauteed and served on a bed of ginger and … Continue reading

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