Posts Tagged ‘Corona’

Some images from our long holiday weekend from instagram: we used my cousin’s lovely china for our thanksgiving meal, and outside (finally! at the end of November!) our Japanese Maple turned a fire engine red. The weather was so balmy on the day after Thanksgiving that we took our cousins to Flushing Meadow Park – where we rode the Cobra-coaster and ran around the World’s Fair Globe. Then a reprieve from turkey: some tacos from Tortilleria Nixtamal in Corona! (I’m only regretful that I didn’t get a shot of the perfect turkey meal that my husband spearheaded… it was so tasty).

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Let the games begin!

(Apparently while I was working in midtown, the gang was having fun at Fantasy Forest in Flushing Meadows – Corona, Queens. Thanks Ina Seow for the pix!)

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long time friends Lea and Max and their siblings joined...

long time friends Lea and Max and their siblings invited us to this cool place …

Zoe and her BFFs Mia and Hazel brave a new ride

Zoe and her BFFs Mia and Hazel brave a new ride

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I know we’ve been off meat, but every once in awhile an Italian gal like myself has to hit one of those stocked-beyond-fitting-on-the-shelves Italian food shops, like this great one. You know what I mean? Shelves stuffed like an Italian grandma wants to stuff your belly?
Is it because the smell of fresh baked Italian bread, barrels of olives, and hanging salamis just bring me back to the place that I use to go to daily in my hometown? Probably. To be honest, I don’t even crave a salami sandwich that often but add some mozzarella, fresh pressed olive oil and various yummies like marinated red peppers etc. and I am the first in line to try it all on again. And the sfogliatelle and cannolis … delizioso!







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It’s always nice to come home from traveling around to other places, and get to visit some famous places in Queens. One such place is Louis Armstrong’s house just several blocks from us in Corona Queens. As the story goes – Louis went off on tour and when he returned his wife had purchased this home in the neighborhood where she grew up … and they lived there until his and her deaths. The fact that such a famous couple lived in such a modest neighborhood is still endearing to everyone who lives there or visits.
Every year the museum throws a block party with new jazz musicians featured and – we love this part the best – they open up Satchmo’s garden back yard to viewers. We love sitting back there. The house tour is great as well — we particularly loved the blue kitchen with appliances hidden in the counter tops!

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After our run to the Ice King of Corona, we went to a nearby playground where we had Ezra’s 3rd birthday. This park was built to service kids with and without disabilities, and seems to act as a site for some therapeutic work with kids by day. Not only does it have some pretty great climb-on gym equipment in the shape of buses, firetrucks and play houses – but there’s also a little stream that runs through the sprinker area in the summer time. We know this because we had toy boats for our party guests for Ezra’s summer birthday. We can’t wait to get back there in the warmer weather with some more boats to float downstream!

Sadly the weather is a bit cooler this week .. but that won’t stop us from hitting more playgrounds.

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You may recognize this store front from the opening of the TV show ‘King of Queens’. When we were getting well and there was a super warm day last week, E and Z’s dad treated us to a surprise family outing to the Lemon Ice King of Corona. Our semi-sore throats LOVED the sweet cool slush going down, and it happened to put us near a playground where we had Ezra’s birthday years ago – which was an added bonus to the outing!

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