Jul 30 2016

Wild Ginger

Gardens At Great Neck
48 Great Neck Rd
Great Neck, NY 11021

Yellowtail with cucumber ($10) Yelp

I haven’t been there for a long time. They seem to be doing fine, in this little picky and prickly town. The decor stays the same, so is the food. The bar could be bit crowded at time. The cucumber martini ($11) lacks zest (well … cucumber is rather tasteless) and is bit too sweet for my taste – not dissimilar with Lichee martini.

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The Miso Sea bass ($25) is tender and yummy (bit too much), so is the sea scallops.

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Jul 28 2016

Roosevelt Avenue

Looking east from Roosevelt Avenue @ Prince Street in Flushing.


Jul 28 2016

Flushing Park Regent 法拉盛百利大厦

Condo, 41-25 Kissena Blvd., cross street from the library.

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  • 2014, 月租 $2,500

Jul 28 2016

Rose House

136-17 39th Ave,
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 359-7673

A high end tea house in the heart of Flushing (Queens Crossing). I visited it when it first opened. Didn’t like it. The waiting staff is all young women without any enthusiasm, witless. For a cup of basic coffee and tea cost $10 (tea & cake is $15 – drinks are capped at $10), I do expect high quality of the staff. Fancy-looking china along isn’t enough.

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Also they don’t have restrooms. You need to get a code to the bathroom outside of the cafe, which is kind of inconvenient. The code didn’t work for me. Service, at time, can be rude.

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压根就没有喜欢过这家咖啡店 – 矫情,做作. 这么多年还没有关门,觉得和国内的经济增长有关. 侍应清一色小姑娘,半死不活 没有一点生气, 智慧就更不用提了. 东西也不出色. 骗骗多金的暴发户挺合适,反正他们也不知道.

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Jul 28 2016

Asian Jewels Seafood

The last time I’d dinner there was a few years ago when they tried to cancel my reservation bc someone else was willing to pay more – unsuccessful, because I’d the reservation receipt. Then this month, I went there twice. A few familiar faces are still there, which is a good thing.

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The chopstick rests are gone, utensil isn’t as nice as before. The over all ambiance is less appetizing, then before.

Jul 27 2016

Court House and new buildings

In Brooklyn. And a big fat discard rabbit teddy bear. A bubble tea house. Brooklyn Law School.

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Jul 27 2016

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5


We stayed briefly before went to the Promenade, passing by this pretty water tower, under the blue sky; tew York Dock Co 1917.

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Jul 27 2016

Brooklyn Height Promenade

From Montague Street off Hicks Street, at 6:45pm.

It’s been in the 90+ degrees for the past few days. Not too humid, but could use a rain or two to cool down a little.

The esplanade walkway is pretty empty. We’re facing the sun set but didn’t stay to watch it going down.

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Jul 27 2016

A weekday in Brooklyn

We drove down Atlantic Avenue to lunch near Hoyt, passing by Barclays Center. The new skylines/tall buildings, the double deck tourist buses,  Brooklyn has been hot for a long time. Took in Star Trek Beyond at United Artists on Court Street (comfy seats @ $20! Movie theaters are very much alive.) and strolled on the BB Park Pier 5 & Brooklyn Height Promenade. The Brevoort Station (NY 11216) post office looks old.

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Jul 27 2016

French Louie

320 Atlantic Ave (bet Smith/Hoyt)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 935 1200

French Louie refers to Louie Seymour, an interesting character from the past. How did the owner choose to name after him is unknown.

My review on Yelp

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Simple and clean decor. Noisy. Flies (ok, it’s summer, but …). Slow service – an hour wait. The patio looks comfortable. I like how they serve the house wine, by letting you taste it first. Also like how they replace the utensil, from a wooden box.

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