Lisa See

Lisa See is the author of both Shanghai Girls and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, two books I really enjoyed.    Tea girl was just as good, perhaps better, I learned so much about Tea.

58th Street Library

This is the most ordinary library I think I have been to.  Its bright and convenient and while there I learned that there is a book group at one library or another every day of the week…. Too much to do, but when I am ready to make […]

Hatsuhana

I meant to say momofuko but it came out hatsuhana, so we met Sam and a friend there. Delightful. We ate upstairs. The decor was lovely, the place felt roomy, the stafff was attentive, and the kids guided me into a box of sushi. The food was lovely […]

The Bronx

Another neighborhood, another borough and I wasn’t happy. It was as bad as I had expected from the stories I recall from my childhood. Fort Apache the Bronx. Well, not that bad. We went to the movies and the theatre was really bad. Unclean, torn seats, the screen […]

Stew Leonards

Since arriving in New York I have asked people all over “where is a great market?” No one seems to know. “use fairway” they say ” why not zabars or citrellena” . Ill tell you why, because they aren’t great markets. Now Stew Leonards isnt in the city. […]

Museum Hack

I haven’t been to a museum since i discovered the movie theatre, but today I may go…hmmmmm… or not.. but if I ever want to really experience another side of the museum, i think i will try museum hack.

A walk in my neighborhood

A cool spring day, not really but close. The freezing temperatures have risen enough to make a leisurely stroll once again a pleasure. Honestly, I was reluctant to leave the house but oh sao glad i did. We walked down to the river- peeking into the grand houses […]

Imperial Palace II

Chinese!  Flushing! oh my!!!  After stumbling into flushing a few weeks ago and seeing what looks like mini asia we come to find that Flushing is THE place to go for Chinese.  SO with two recommendations in hand from a real Chinese gentleman we settle on Imperial Palace […]