Monday, August 20, 2012

A walk down 37th Street to Javits Center

New Yorkers I need your help!!!!  I am disgusted with the New York City that they do not do anything about a street where many "Out of Towners" use to walk to the Javits Center.  This is 37th Street between 10th & 11th.  (Closer to the 11th Avenue area) I rented on this block for the last two years on the 10th Avenue end which is a beautiful luxury rental building.  I avoid usually going to the 11th Avenue end.  I am embarrassed as I walk up this street today to go to the New York International Gift Show.  I looked at others who are not from NYC looking in disgust as they head up this block to get to Javits.  Why doesn't the city fine these businesses and landlords that leave garbage all over the sidewalk to blow everywhere in the streets.  Besides the garbage a pedestrian can't even walk all the way to Javits by staying on the sidewalk because cars, horses, and horse carriages block the entire sidewalk to make it an obstacle course.

Here is what I saw this morning as I walked up the block.  Pictures are in the order that I saw it.

 When I get to this point I decide to cross the street instead of either
A) get kicked by a horse B) step in horse poop

Now this is disgusting and I do not know why the landlord doesn't get fines for leaving his abandoned building full of garbage on the sidewalk like this!

I hope this blog post makes the Mayor aware of this disgusting embarrassment and he does something about it.  Please share this on twitter and make sure you use the Mayor's twitter account @MikeBloomberg and also @311NYC 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New York City Photo's

A collection of photo's people post on twitter or Facebook or from my collection - New York City

Sunday, May 27, 2012

All you can drink Mimosa's need I say more??

Went to HK Cafe on 39th and 9th Avenue for brunch this Memorial Day weekend.  While waiting for a table head over to the bar and pay for your all you can drink mimosa, bloody mary or champagne package for 16.95 per person so you can start drinking while you wait for your table.  It is always pretty crowded so you are sure to get in at least 2-3 drinks before you get your table. 

I highly recommend the Lobster Egg's benidict as your choice for Brunch.  Our waiter was wonderful and toasted with us and also made sure our glasses were always full.  He also gave us some Ameretto shots on the house.

I only live 4 blocks a way and it was a challenge getting home.

NYers know the best places....

A couple of weeks ago I headed back to one of my favorite little places in Hell's Kitchen that makes the most delicious breads, Sullivan Street Bakery.  

If I could give one bit of advice to tourists visiting NYC, if you are in a local neighborhood and you see a line outside a door, more than likely this is the place to stop.  As you can see in the above picture this is a Sunday morning and the locals are lining up.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Please help me raise for a good cause...

Gem Craft Boutique is proud that we will be part of "Relay for Life" at North Shore Middle School in Glen Head, NY on June 2 at 7pm. 

The owner of "Gem Craft Boutique" , Deborah Orgel-Gordon (opening June 2012) has joined the team "Knock Out' to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  Deborah has lost many family members to Cancer over the years and felt it was time to help give back.  Also Deborah's mother battled breast cancer for a second time in her life last fall, during a time when she couldn't help her mom due to a back injury that kept her flat on her back for 4 months.  I feel now I am back on my feet and this is a way I can give back in a different way to support my mom and others I know who have battled cancer. 

Besides Deborah being part of the team to hopefully raise a goal of $2,500 on her own, she has offered setting up a table with "Pink Ribbon" items and will give back 20% of the proceeds of what is sold at the event on Saturday, June 2nd.

So please consider either joining our team to raise funds, coming down and joining in the cause or please consider donating.   Click on the link below for donating or more info:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Always a pleasure to take a walk on the Highline

If you haven't been for a walk on the Highline yet, located from 30th and 10th Ave entrance all the way down to the village, it is something you must DO!

I always enjoy my walks on there with some of the most incredible views of NYC.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Times Square

If you ask a Native NYer if they like "Times Square" they usually curse under their breath. They hate it. Well I am not typical NYer, I am a NYer living like a tourist and I love to walk through there especially at night.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Plaza Food Hall - I'm a Todd English fan

Seems like my blog is always about cocktails or food! Well here I go again. This is about my visit to "The Plaza Food Hall"
When we walked in we were not actually sure what to do. We thought maybe you pick the food you want and sit at that counter. What ever you do, don't do that. Go check in at the front and they will seat you at the next available seats. Then they give you a menu of heavenly choices from any of the Food Bar's. So if you are on a date and you want Italian, but your honey wants sushi, guess what, you both get what you want.
All ingredients used were fresh and of highest standards. As you sit you get to watch the chef's cook, some free entertainment. Though I must admit my husband and I were very concerned with the Risotto. They made a giant bowl of it and it sat and sat and sat there untouched. We were wondering how they were going to salvage this, since it had to get soggy sitting there for so long. I never saw so much risotto at once!
I had the "Caramelized onion & brussel sprouts on flat bread with gorgonzola cheese. I always seem to make a wise delicious choice. My husband had a salad and some sushi, once again fine fresh ingredients.
It was a Sunday when we visited so we decided to have some mimosa's, they were a shocking 15.00 each! We did know going into this Todd English establishment, great delicious foods by this chef never comes cheap.
I highly recommend a visit to "The Plaza Food Hall". As you all know I am a New Yorker living like a tourist, so I had to try "The Plaza Food Hall" at least one time and I am glad I did.

National Margarita Day! February 22, 2012

Do yourself a favor, and stop and pick up a Margarita today! I highly recommend it!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Blogger panic!!

For weeks now I could not get into my blogger account to post! Today I was finally able to sign in and see my blog. I was in such a panic! I knew I did not lose it cause I could see it, just couldn't post! Well the panic is over and I can once again catch up on my adventures of NYC!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Only 8 months left

Sad to say but we will not be renewing our lease in September 2012😥