Apr 11 2017

Poke Chan

New York

Apr 11 2017


15 Gold St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 785-5950

A nice place on Wall Street.

Really like the use of books as decor and the wide plant floor.

The service and food are good; decor is nice. Love the baby kale.


Apr 11 2017

High Line in April

Aside from constructions, the park has at least two signs of warning not to  yellow robed monks are – one by 30th Street and one at the lower end near an aerial bridge. One monk got his prey last May 2016.




Apr 11 2017

Midtown West

The area is full of cranes and sound of concrete drilling.


Apr 11 2017

A long walk, nearly 8 miles

A glamorous day, come to walk with me, visit my city New York.

I take the LIRR into city, passing by Flushing and Long Island City.


The colorful braids. B & H camera shop is closed for Jewish holiday – first day of Passover.

Midtown west is going through a giant make over – the building boom.


The High Line Park is bare and over crowded. And more warning signs of fake monks are spring up


Eating on Wall Street: Felice and Poke Chan


Chinatown 唐人街


East Village. Some filming is going on.


11 looks like two legs. The day is meant for walk.


Apr 11 2017

Long Island City

From lirr

Apr 11 2017

Flushing, from LIRR

The new Chinatown, from the LIRR point of view.

College Point used to so empty but now so crowded.


Apr 9 2017

Belmont, Bronx

Belmont is in the northwest of Bronx is called Little Italy (wiki). It’s far better, authentic and local than the one in New York City, next to Chinatown. The area has a lot to offer. To the west are New York Botanical Garden and Bronx Zoo. To the north is the Fordham University.

We visited

Arthur Avenue is the main street, even it’s a one way street. The buzz in the air is the area is up and coming, being gentrified. I don’t really know why since Fordham University has been there since 1841. It’s very residential and restaurants buy from their neighbors, which is old fashioned and good for the local economy.


The waiting staff at Zero recommended this show: the Bronx Tale


Apr 8 2017

Addeo & Sons Bakery

2372 Hughes Ave
Bronx, NY 10458 (Belmont)
(718) 367-8316

Another feels right place I spotted. Zero Otto Nove uses their Italian bread, which is super delicious. They’ve two locations – Arthur Ave – one block from each other. Frank Sinatra’s portraits are prominently displayed in the store. They offer to slice for you.

Apr 8 2017

Casa della Mozzarella

604 E 187th St,
Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 364-3867

House of Mozzarella. I’ve a nose for food. The door could not have been smaller but it just feels right. So I went in. I feel dizzy from all the stuff hanging high and packed shelves – a flea market? a junk yard? I feel dizzy that I find a little gem. They make the best mozzarella in the world. Zero Otto Nove gets their mozzarella from them. The line is long, all the time. And don’t try to go there next week, during the Good Friday if you don’t prepare to wait for hours.


… and … I love artichoke. And consider the Italians know how to cook them. Sooo … I was ready to buy. Then one of the guys began to crack open this big metal can Ciro sarciofi alla romana con gambo. Before I knew it, he fished out one artichoke after anther. Gee … I would think they cook them. Oh well.