July 4th on Wall Street–the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Fowler and Wells and Federal Hall

After our usual reading of the Declaration of Independence, printed every year in the New York Times, we looked around for something Fourthy to do. It seemed as if this year especially, we wanted to celebrate differently, as if it was more important than usual. So we went downtown intending to go to Federal Hall.…

Would You Believe–We Went for the Salads?

Ok, well maybe we didn’t go there for the salads but they were really really good. As we walked up Broadway, we noticed that the Sugar Factory had replaced our much-loved Ollie’s in the rear of the public space just between 66th and 67th. It’s a bit of misnomer because although the front is just…

Han Dynasty Blowout–Rory Has a Blast

This past Monday evening I went to Han Dynasty on West 85th Street for their monthly 15-course tasting menu event, hosted by Chef Han personally.   Shelly opted out because of concern over possibly highly spiced dishes, but my good friend Henry accompanied me. He’s a big fan of eating banquet style (he says it’s less…

A Great Meal and A Story Slam in Flushing

Heading east to Flushing on the 7 train (which now extends west to the Hudson Yards)(subwaynut.com), we disembarked at Main Street to find ourselves in a cool new world. (macaulay.cuny.edu) In fact, we went into a shopping mall called the New World to find the Grand Restaurant and other shops of distinctionfor a special treat…