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Day 1212

Catchin’ up

April 25th, 2015

It looks like I haven't updated the site in a few months, but I'm just working through a big backlog of photos. I'll be posting new ones just about every day until I'm finally caught up. See below for the latest posts.

Day 1055

Traditional Korean clothing

November 19th, 2014



Hanbok

Day 1055

Bada Story

November 19th, 2014



From an NY Times article about Korean Restaurants in Queens:

A Bada Story feast (bring a crowd) might start with some excellent fried fingers of fish and a first-rate seafood pancake, then move on to a tableau of marine life not seen on the sashimi special at your corner sushi bar: chewy sea squirts with their wrinkled orange skin; strips of sea cucumber that unfurl like streamers from your chopsticks but tense up again when you bite down; sea worms that look like veins and taste like not very much but have chewiness to spare. Then, in a swirl of mist, arrives a whole imported Korean fluke that a few minutes ago was lounging at the bottom of a pool by the kitchen. The slices, draped over frosty ceramic cups to keep them firm, are arranged as they were on the skeleton, with the lightly crunchy hard-working muscles around the fins showcased at the edge of the platter.
Photos here.

Day 1055

Holy Cross High School

November 19th, 2014


Day 1055

Barberz: Honorable mention

November 19th, 2014



The third klose kall in recent dayz

Day 1055

Milling machine

November 19th, 2014



Machines like this Roadtec RX-700e (a.k.a. De-Roadinator 1000s) are used to remove pavement from a roadway before it is resurfaced. Here's one in action.

Day 1055

Coupla stickers

November 19th, 2014


Day 1055

The tragedy of the figs

November 19th, 2014



Following a rough winter, 2014 has been a dismal year for NYC's normally bountiful fig trees. You could count the ripe figs I've seen this year on one hand, even if you're missing a finger or two.

Day 1055

Portal of the day

November 19th, 2014



at Willets Point Playground. The Willets Point that this playground is named for, the home of Fort Totten (photos), is not to be confused with Queens's other Willets Point, the otherworldly, soon(ish)-to-be-redeveloped Iron Triangle.

Day 1055

Decked out for Christmas

November 19th, 2014



and it's not even Thanksgiving! We were here once before, in early January of 2013; you can compare that scene to this one. And you can see video of the house at night here. In between our visits, the house's owners, the Lynch family, won $50,000 on the first episode of The Great Christmas Light Fight.

Day 1055

The intricate facade

November 19th, 2014



of Sapphire X Business Club/Karaoke. As you can see, the same patterns can also be found next door at the Mona Lisa Room Cafe.

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A second visit

November 19th, 2014



to the 167th Street pedestrian bridge over the LIRR's Port Washington Branch

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Today’s route — 10.6 miles

November 19th, 2014

Day 1046

Banana plants in Queens

November 10th, 2014



Musa basjoo, perhaps.

Day 1046

Robinwood

November 10th, 2014



This sign stands at the western edge of Little Bay Park, across from the wealthy residential section of Whitestone known as Robinwood. The neighborhood's name comes from the real estate development of Robinwood/Robin Wood/Robinswood, which began taking shape in the 1920s on a piece of waterfront property that was supposedly once owned by Francis Lewis, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.