Monday, December 29, 2008

took a detour to NY Noodletown in Chinatown

Late night supper: eggplant over rice, salt & pepper squid, shrimp wonton & noodle soup & shrimp congee!!  Open until 4am every night!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas!
Originally uploaded by .edward

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Like old new york


Like old new york
Originally uploaded by .edward

Eating at Lanza's/Sal Anthony - the dining room is like being in an old
dining hall.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday night dinner


Monday night dinner
Originally uploaded by .edward

Post yoga/wing tsun dinner....

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving meal #1: lunch in NYC


Thanksgiving meal #1: lunch in NYC
Originally uploaded by .edward

On the way to Long Island for Thanksgiving dinner...ah family get togethers!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

November 14th!


November 14th!
Originally uploaded by .edward

seen on The Bowery and 4th Street.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mulitple orders

While waiting for our late night supper at Veselka, we observed this LI-ish trio ordering eight entrees for their table--plus a cheeseburger to go....

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Oktoberfest facts


Oktoberfest facts
Originally uploaded by .edward

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Art?

Seen on houston & bowery

Friday, September 12, 2008

TGIF

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Another one bites the dust...


Another one bites the dust...
Originally uploaded by .edward

This "mom and pop" store has been around since the late '80s, bought many cards here over the years -- even enjoyed many a haagen dasz ice cream in the adjacent cafe.

Wonder which bank or chain will take its place?

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Perfect sunday...

At madison Square park

Friday, September 5, 2008

Late nite indulgence at yakitori taisho...


Late nite indulgence at yakitori taisho...
Originally uploaded by .edward

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Late summer sunflowers!


Late summer sunflowers!
Originally uploaded by .edward

Seen at Union Square Market.

Monday, September 1, 2008

End of an era...


End of an era...
Originally uploaded by .edward

This was one the the *first* video rental stores in Manhattan...used to rent movies in Beta format. Now closed...wonder which bank or chain will rent the space.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Monte das Ânforas

Wine and thai food at the new Spice on Second Avenue.

Sunset at the fountain

Seen on East 13 Street

Saturday Brunch

Tina & Tori at La Palette.

Brunch at La Pallette

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Post-hike indulgence: sharing my peanut butter sundae.

After hiking 8-miles, we deserve some ice cream!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Time to do damage

At Target in PA.

Lake sunset


Lake sunset
Originally uploaded by .edward

Long Pond, Pa.

Friday, August 15, 2008

No Idea Left Behind: 25 Tools for Capturing Ideas Anywhere

In order to capture every single little idea that we have, we'll need to take a multi-pronged approach to capturing the little bits of genius that we have throughout our day. Here's a list of tools that can help you capture your ideas no matter what the activity.

read more | digg story

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wednesday lunch


Wednesday lunch
Originally uploaded by .edward

Whole foods salad and kombucha tea.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Changing face of the Lower East Side

After dropping off the zip car at Allen Street and Grand, I can't help but notice how the new LES Hotel sticks out like a sore thumb.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Master Cleansed

After 80 glasses of "lemonade/limeade", 10 salt water flushes, gallons of water, green tea and herbal/senna teas, we are done with our first 10-day Master Cleanse! During this process, toxins within the body were eliminated-- a cleansing occurred, in the body, mind, apartment, clothes and closet!

Day 11 was spent sipping fresh squeezed orange juice, grapefruit juice and water.

Day 12 I made a hearty veggie soup comprised of carrots, celery, leeks, onions, basmati rice and mung beans. Added some okra and forgetting its thickening qualities, my veggie soup turned into gumbo (an added plus)!

Today, Day 13 I started eating solid foods in small portions: raw fruit, veggie gumbo, wild rice and a delightful succotash made with okra, collard greens, haricots verts and stewed tomatoes.

Happy to report no upset stomach, metabolism is moving along well. It's interesting how a new awareness of digestion has surfaced since being on this cleanse, I can hear and feel the food going through the digestion process.

Overall, this experiment was challenging, insightful and I truly believe beneficial for my overall health. My cravings for pizza (Artichoke), beer (sweet action), fried foods (fried chicken and calamari) have subsided -- I'm leaning towards fruits and vegetables for sustenance rather than chips and simple carb food.

On a sidenote, my body has shed 13 lbs as a result of completing this cleanse. With a new focus in eating habits, I am sure I could lean out even more. My clothes fit better (pants are much looser) and I feel better.

Most important, I have a heightened sense of being...this whole process reinforces how important it is to "be" present in the moment and how your choice of emotions affect your present experience.

Looking forward to the next Master Cleanse in January 2009!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Master cleanse

Tomorrow is day 1 of us following the Master Cleanse / Lemonade Diet.

Why are we going through such a drastic protocol? It's part of our seasonal tradition to cleanse - we decided instead of going through a 30-day cleanse cycle using herb extracts with Renew Life, we would see if we had the willpower and endurance to attempt an all-liquid cleanse using the Master Cleanse protocol.

Wish us luck! Stay tuned for updates!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Excessively long line for gelato?


Excessively long line for gelato?
Originally uploaded by .edward

Seems everyone wants gelato tonight!
a l-o-n-g line at Grom.

The Best Tech Tools and Fitness Plans to Get in Shape

This isn't a "How to lose 200 pounds in a year" article, but it could be. Despite the proliferation of diet plans and expensive exercise equipment, the key to fitness is and always will be healthy eating, portion control, and a solid exercise routine. Here are some of the tips and tools we've covered over the years, many of which I use regularly.

read more | digg story

Monday, July 21, 2008

The taps at Marshall Stack pub.


The taps at Marshall Stack pub.
Originally uploaded by .edward

Great selection of drafts...
The six point cream ale I had was "sweet".

Friday, July 11, 2008

Blogging break


Blogging break
Originally uploaded by .edward

Taking a break from taking pics, blogging, etc.

But couldn't resist this one pic of weekend indulgence: a margherita pie from Artichoke Basile Pizza.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mad Men returns July 27

Less than a month until Mad Men returns on AMC for a second season!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Stroller nazis in the East Village

[7th street & 1st Ave]

The continued proliferation of stroller nazis adds to the deterioration of the East Village.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Perfect night

Dining al fresco.
Sangria.
Tapas.
Cigar later.
Perfecto!

Saturday by the park

On a hot steamy day like this, it's helps to sit by a fountain!

[at Stuyvesant Oval]

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Wafels & Dinges comes to The Bean


Wafels & Dinges comes to The Bean
Originally uploaded by .edward

Starting today, the Bean Coffee and Tea will be carrying Belgian waffels from Wafels & Dinges (yep, the waffle truck!).

I tried the liège cinnamon royal wafel with strawberries and nutella. zOMG it's delicious!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Now I know...

The original Bounce sports bar on the UES. The Bounce Deuce location in the East Village doesn't fit into the neighborhood.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Rainy afternoon diversion


Rainy afternoon diversion
Originally uploaded by .edward

Enjoying a peche biere at Marshall Stack in the LES.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dinner at do sirak

Fresh and spicy!

Monday, June 16, 2008

No coffee today

Enjoying a guarana over lunch at Ipanema Restaurant on West 46 Street.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Justice!: The Police caught this punk!

After reading the article in The Gothamist about this punk who mugged and punched a 62-year old woman outside of her work place in Marine Park Brooklyn and then proceeded to steal her car -- I was beginning to think NY is going back to its nitty-gritty. Glad to hear they caught the kid who allegedly did this heinous act.

Die Hard Yuppie Scum Protest

After seeing postings and numerous articles about the "Die Hard Yuppie Scum" protest against The Bowery Wine Company (a "wine bar"),land developers, ruthless landlords, and of course, yuppies...The protest took place outside the Bowery Wine Company bar, we thought to see what all the fuss is about.




Slightly longer video can be found on YouTube.

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York and EV Grieve have some great pictures from the scene.


Here are some other videos from Grieve:



Thursday, June 12, 2008

Craving a smoke...

Competition?


Competition?
Originally uploaded by .edward

The Amore Pizzeria across the street is offering similar menu items to Artichoke Basille's Pizza on East 14 Street.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

How can there not be price inflation?


How can there not be price inflation?
Originally uploaded by .edward

$5.20 a gallon for regular petrol?

New froyo place: oko on st marks


New froyo place: oko on st marks
Originally uploaded by .edward

another froyo place opened up off first ave and st. marks place

Monday, June 9, 2008

Monday dinner

Posto Thin Crust pizza in Gramercy

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Heavy rain...

Thunder! Glad we're not in a convertible!