Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘new york’

When the weather gets this cold, there’s nothing better than something hot and brothy. After Sunday School we love exploring the food shops around Flushing’s Chinatown and someone at our synagogue recommended Sentosa. What a find! Their shrimp and green bean dish along with noodles in broth is amazing, and we loved the ‘Indian pancake’ in a chicken coconut broth. I’m already having a craving for more!

 a crisp blue sky over Chinatown

a crisp blue sky over Chinatown

Zoe has her own technique for eating noodles

Zoe has her own technique for eating noodles

photo 5

Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 11.23.28 AM
photo 4

and lastly a trip to a Chinese bakery for almond and raspberry breads!

and lastly a trip to a Chinese bakery for almond and raspberry breads!

Read Full Post »

We stepped out to DUMBO again and enjoyed the last of the longer days before dusk settled in … the kids still love running around the glass enclosed carousel and climbing on the sculpture around Brooklyn Waterfront Park. But frankly the temps got too cold to hang outdoors for much longer and we finally put the fireplace to good use again! Note that we moved the furniture around so that our toes would get the heat…

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 9.31.58 AM

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 9.32.11 AM

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 9.32.22 AM

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 9.32.34 AM

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 9.31.45 AM

Read Full Post »

I had my kiddos back with me for only a week – but I love when we can slowly and calmly take the subway into the city, and if the park is quiet we have the best laid back experience of the city. Ezra loves watching the boats (and now wants a remote controlled boat for his birthday!) Zoe has taken to sketching while in her stroller, and of course we always love finding strange new (fuzzy) nature in Central Park. And we can’t leave this area of the park without crawling all over Alice and her Wonderland folks first.

dlAttach-1.php

dlAttach-2.php

dlAttach-3.php

dlAttach-4.php

dlAttach-5.php

dlAttach-6.php

dlAttach-7.php

dlAttach-8.php

dlAttach.php

Read Full Post »

.. and playing with the bull. We even stumbled upon the first paved street in ‘New Amsterdam’ called Stone Street that I didn’t even know existed! Must explore some more now that spring is on… especially the Frances Tavern Museum and Battery Park City playgrounds!

dlAttach-1.php

dlAttach-2.php

dlAttach-4.php

dlAttach-5.php

dlAttach-6.php

dlAttach-7.php

dlAttach-8.php

dlAttach-9.php

dlAttach-10.php

Screen shot 2014-04-30 at 1.12.00 PM

Screen shot 2014-04-30 at 1.12.13 PM

Read Full Post »

The weather was unseasonably warm during the beginning of this week … all the way up to near 70 degrees! As I drove back from Boston I saw people in Central Park wearing only tee shirts and shorts – in late December. We decided it would be a perfect balmy night to see the crazy over-the-top holiday lights in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn. The light show didn’t disappoint and for the first time we could get out of the car and walk around, without freezing.

Hope you are enjoying your week everyone!

dlAttach-1.php

dlAttach-2.php

dlAttach-4.php

dlAttach-5.php

dlAttach-6.php

dlAttach-7.php

dlAttach-8.php

dlAttach-10.php

dlAttach-11.php

dlAttach-12.php

dlAttach-13.php

dlAttach-14.php

Read Full Post »

I think we are. But we were happy to tag along with our friends this past Sunday – to see the New York Botanical Garden’s Haunted Garden. Lots of crazy ideas here for how to carve (or stack) your pumpkins into nifty sculptures. We have 2 last pumpkins to carve/paint or stick with these cool decorators that Bubby found… and then it’s over. Pumpkins – prepare to become soup!

IMG_9649

IMG_9650

IMG_9653

IMG_9657

IMG_9659

IMG_9662

IMG_9664

IMG_9666

IMG_9671

IMG_9672

IMG_9685

IMG_9692

IMG_9693

IMG_9704

IMG_9712

IMG_9719

IMG_9720

IMG_9724

Read Full Post »

I’ve always wanted to bring my kids to this Lincoln Center event .. and now they are old enough to enjoy it. This weekend Ezra was a perfect gentleman and danced with his gal Lea – who was anxious to learn the tango. They started with lessons for merengue, then a line dance or two, and by the time the tango lesson came around Ezra was spent. After lessons the kids got to watch the kids from Dancing Classrooms do their thing:

dlAttach-8.php

dlAttach-9.php

dlAttach-11.php

dlAttach-12.php

dlAttach-13.php

dlAttach-14.php

dlAttach-15.php

dlAttach-16.php

dlAttach-2.php

dlAttach-1.php

dlAttach-3.php

Read Full Post »

After we went camping , we went to Saugerties to check out the town. We stopped into Lucky Chocolates for ice cream and discovered their fun collection of chocolate treats. While Zoe ate homemade blue berry ice cream, Ezra loved checking out cases of chocolate nuts and bolts, dogs and cats, horses, shoes and they even had pretty little crystal cream flowers in a variety of colors. When we were seated outside the kids loved viewing the miniature amusement park in the store front window … while the parents nibbled on salted caramel covered in dark chocolate – yum!

Have a great, safe and dry 4th of July!
dlAttach-1.php

dlAttach-4.php

dlAttach-5.php

dlAttach-8.php

dlAttach-9.php

dlAttach-16.php

dlAttach-17.php

dlAttach-18.php

dlAttach-19.php

Read Full Post »

We didn’t venture far this past long holiday weekend. Friends told us about Historic Richmond Town and – since we had just driven past other historic towns en route back from Boston – we thought we’d give our own local history a try. Staten Island is just a drive away (and we’ve been there by ferry before). We were a little disappointed that the site was a bit sleepy a day before Memorial Day. There were no residents dressed in period attire like the photos on the website, but I hear we have to return again when it’s not a holiday to see a few more buildings and the town abuzz with colonial farmers. The carpenter and his shop were the most entertaining part of our trip, and the kids didn’t mind getting out of the sun to see the Bringing Up Baby show indoors.

dlAttach-4.php

dlAttach-3.php

dlAttach-12.php

dlAttach-5.php

dlAttach-8.php

dlAttach-9.php

dlAttach-11.php

dlAttach-13.php

Ezra made a sweet bouquet for me

Ezra made a sweet bouquet for me

dlAttach-16.php

dlAttach-17.php

dlAttach-18.php

dlAttach-19.php

dlAttach-21.php

dlAttach-22.php

Read Full Post »

One very cold day we made a trip back to Roosevelt Island to swim in their indoor pool, and then remembered that there was a new memorial on the island to check out! I remember when this old building (former Smallpox Hospital) at the end of the island was covered in moss and overgrowth. Now that this end of the island is cleared out for FDR’s Memorial, it’s easier to view the old hospital again. From the Memorial we got a great vantage point of the city AND of Queens (note that Pepsi sign that we usually are on the other side of!)

Check out this beautiful overview shot: http://www.mail.com/news/us/1635674-decades-late-fdr-memorial-park-dedicated-nyc.html

IMG_4141

IMG_4136

IMG_4155

IMG_4158

Ezra spies the Pepsi sign in red in the background

Ezra spies the Pepsi sign in red in the background

IMG_4164

the old Smallpox Hospital .. will it stay or go?

the old Smallpox Hospital .. will it stay or go?

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »