May 30 2018

Brooklyn Bridge Park in the dark

Brooklyn Bridge ParkBrooklyn Height Promenade, and the million dollar condos (?) or townhouses.


May 30 2018

The tip of Manhattan

Around Pearl Street near the South Ferry and Pier 6. Vietnam Veterans Plaza @ Water Street.


May 30 2018

Fraunces Tavern

54 Pearl Street,
New York, NY 10004

The building is the oldest surviving building (NYS?) tracing back to George Washington – his headquarter where he negotiated with the British for peace. The pub is on the 1st floor and the museum is on the 2nd & 3rd.

This single shoe belonged to GW. There are a few paintings in the museum. The museum is really small. They offer some program which is way I went. Headwraps of African Women in America by Cheyney McKnight @ $20. (The normal admission is $7.) Somewhat disappointed – most, if not all materials are  from the web … I could have googled myself …


May 28 2018

ChilSung Korean BBQ

221-16 Horace Harding Expressway
Oakland Garden, NY

Won’t return.

Smoky – poor ventilation. Running waiting staff – so rushed. Sweet kimchi. Falling kids (other dinners’ and they let their kids run wild). Nay.

Food is ok, 3 stars – 5 kinds of beef many has gristle. The 2-star rating is for service, like dining in a war zone.

The first page of their menu says they’re 7 stars of food and service. That has to be a joke, as big as their restaurant.

The waiting staff didn’t have time to take our drink order. Corkage fee is $25 but I didn’t see a wine list/menu. On my way out, I saw their wine racks.

When we finished our dinner, our hall (they’ve 3 areas) which is inside with large tables (8 people and more) became quite (at around 7), but that doesn’t slow them down – dumping the fruit plates while the table is still messy and full.

We’ve two birthday cakes (we needed to tell 5 times to chill them, 5 times!) – after cutting the coconut, with the same knife they cut red velvet. 7 stars?

Parking is easy: on the street or behind.


May 18 2018

Park Avenue Tavern

99 Park Avenue
New York

Will return. A great lunch spot. A pretty bartender. Good service. Decent food. It has two levels. We dined at the lower level because I forgot to make a reservation. The crab cake is delicious. The salad is fresh and to the point.

May 17 2018

Dadong New York

3 Bryant Park
New York, NY 10036

Finally, I dined at Dadong in New York. I probably will return reluctantly, because of, I’m from Beijing, their duck is good, the decor is nice. At the moment, they may be the only high-end Chinese restaurant in town (Tse Yang @  34 E 51 St closed about 10 years ago; Mr. K

May 16 2018

Samwon Garden

37 W 32nd Street
New York


May 13 2018

Sabor Guarani Restaurant Bar

40-04 Bell Blvd
Bayside, NY 11361
Paraguayan food

Will return. A neat little Paraguayan restaurant on the busy Bell Blvd. Good food, wine – love their Three Ranch’s 2014 Rock n Vine Cab, good service, clean bathroom. Music is a bit too loud.

We sit at the back … pls next time don’t shake out your plastic garbage bag … you can do it quietly/discreetly, right sweetie?