Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sunday Market at Upper West Side

I always look forward to going to the Sunday Farmer’s Market on the Upper West Side. It is fun to look at the organic vegetables, fresh fish (always a queue for the fresh fish), artisanal cheeses, wine, pies and homemade cakes and cookies. The market is located on Columbus Avenue between 77th and 81st Street. The hours are from 10:00AM until the evening and is very popular with the locals. Across the street from the Farmer’s Market is the Green Flea Market. The Flea Market opens at 10:00AM and sells antique furniture, plates, and clothes including furs even in the heat of the summer. While browsing at the Flea Market, …

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Restaurant / bar with band ★Tavern On The Green ★

Tavern On The Green http://tavernonthegreen.com/ Long time ago,  shepherd used to live here, Restaurant / bar Tavern on the green. It is often used for movie. Before, it was famous as gorgeous restaurant for celebrities, but went bankrupt in 2009. It opened again in 2014 by new owner as casual restaurant/bar. Food is ok. It might be good idea to have drink after walk in central park, but my recommendation is Friday night. There is live jazz band and swing dancers enjoy dancing in front of stage. Admission free.   You can just have drink at the bar. No cover charge. During summer time, you can enjoy jazz and watch …

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Night cruise in Manhattan

Dinner cruises are expensive and the food is not very good.  Also, cruises that last a long time can get boring.  That’s why I recommend a 90 minute cruise without dinner. It’s best to get your tickets in advance since these cruises frequently sell out. Alcohol is served onboard so you can enjoy the scenery with a cold beer. Skyscrapers at sunset Statue of Liberty at sunset (I like the Statue of Liberty) Beautiful views like this one. I did not upload a picture but people have fun doing the famous Titanic pose (Of course I did this as well) It can get cold and windy so please bring something …

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Noguchi Museum

Represent 20 century scrupture, Isamu Noguchi http://noguchi.org/ This museum was opened by himself in 1985. He went back and fourth USA and Japan, and his work is influenced by both culture. Unfortunately, famous Japanese garden was closed for renovation. It is located in Queen’s. 17 mins. walk from Astoria Blvd. station or take local bus. If summer time, there is free shuttle between Noguchi museum and MOMA PS1. It is little far away from station, but there are many nice restaurants cafe near Broadway station, so you can take rest after museum or there is Japanese shop nearby, so, you can get rice ball on your way home. Family Mart …

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The best onion soup in New York ★La Bonne Soupe★

Many years ago, one of my French friend took me this restaurant, and after that, it became one of my favorite restaurant. Onion Soup at La Bonne Soupe. http://labonnesoupe.com/ Please try La Soupe à l’Oignon or French Onion Soup as it is known in the U.S. Included are bread, salad and dessert for $22. Look at the golden brown Gruyère cheese melted on top! Beneath the cheese and the toasted French bread is hot onion soup. It’s the most delicious French onion soup I have ever had.

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New Orleans-style seafood restaurant in the Village★The Boil★

The Boil Waverly, http://www.theboilny.com/ Newly opened New Orleans-style seafood restaurant in the Village. OMG! This restaurant is so much fun! I love this place. When you are seated, the waiter will make you wear a bib and blue rubber gloves. I had the fried oysters as an appetizer and the Lobster & Crab Combo for my main. The big, fried oyster was juicy and delicious. The Lobster & Crab Combo was served in a big plastic bag and dropped right in the middle of the table. You have to pick the shrimp from plastic bag, twist the head off, chew on the head and remove the shell on the tail. …

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The best steak in New York ★Peter Lugar Steak House★

There are many great steak places in New York but my favorite is Peter Luger Steak House! https://peterluger.com/ It is very popular so make your reservation well in advance. If not, you will probably have to eat dinner early – 4:45PM or late – 10:00PM. When you go to Peter Luger by subway from Manhattan take the M train on the JMZ line to the Marcy Avenue station but make sure you take the Uptown Queens bound train rather than the Downtown Brooklyn bound train. http://web.mta.info/maps/submap.html Also, Peter Luger’s doesn’t take credit cards so bring cash or use the ATM outside of the restaurant. This is for one person! So …

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My favorite restaurant on the Upper West Side ★Humms Place★

Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern food and popular in the US and England although it is not yet well known in Japan. It’s a paste consisting of chickpeas, olive oil and garlic with a few additional ingredients. You then spread the mixture on pita breat (another traditional Middle Eastern food) and eat. Humms Place (UWS and West Village) http://hummusplace.com/ Everything is delicious, but my favorite is: Humms Place Platter $14 4 different kinds of hummus and warm pita bread The price is very reasonable and it’s enough for 2 people to share.

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The most popular hamburger in New York ★Shake Shack★

There are plenty of places in New York City to get a hamburger but the Shake Shack is one of the most popular with locals who declare that it’s “The New York hamburger” https://www.shakeshack.com/ The Shake Shack is owned and operated by Danny Meyer, the Founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality which is a high end restaurant group. Opened in 2004 in Madison Square Park, the restaurant has been a huge success with over 64 restaurants.  Its shares are event traded on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol: SHAK) There are many Shake Shacks in New York City but there are usually waits that sometimes last an hour or …

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The best Thai restaurant in New York ★Sripraphai★

The best Thai restaurant in New York is located in Queens. If you love Thai food or if you are in Queens try to go to Sripraphai http://www.sripraphairestaurant.com/ The restaurant is rated a 27 in the Zagat Guide Zagat is a restaurant guide that rates restaurant based on customer reviews. I often use the Zagat Guide to pick restaurants. https://www.zagat.com/new-york-city Sripraphai is looked in Woodside, Queens near the 7 Train at the 69th Street stop. The interior of the restaurant is casual.  There is a patio for outdoor eating. Spring roll Fish cake Soft shell crab Pad See-Ew The quality of the food and service and the low price make …

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