Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Houdon's Winter (La Frileuse) at the Met

Cold

Although it hasn't been particularly cold in New York yet, winter is, as they say, coming, and the turn of the season always puts us in mind of Jean Antoine Houdon's haunting sculpture of a shivering girl, both beautiful and pitiful, a stark reminder of our frailty in the face of the elements.


Monday, December 01, 2014

New York Festival of Light

New York Festival of Light

Yeah, yeah, we're several weeks behind, but better late than never for the New York Festival of Light, which brightened Dumbo back in early November. 

New York Festival of Light

New York Festival of Light

New York Festival of Light

New York Festival of Light

New York Festival of Light

New York Festival of Light

New York Festival of Light

New York Festival of Light

New York Festival of Light

New York Festival of Light

New York Festival of Light

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Another year, another great installment of Ad Hoc Art's Welling Court Mural Project

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Welling Court 2014

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Dough Manhattan

Lemon ginger, mocha almond chip, dulce de leche, and coconut donuts, Dough

Welcome to Manhattan, Dough. It was so thoughtful of you to bring those lemon ginger, mocha almond chip, dulce de leech, and coconut donuts. Stick around a while.


Sunday, October 05, 2014

Famous Sichuan

Chong qing chicken, Famous Sichuan

Before the Sichuan explosion of the 2010's, there was Famous Sichuan, a small, dark, modest spot in Chinatown serving up solid versions of Sichuan standards. One of our favorites, the Chong Qing chicken, comes with a welcome heaping of garlic, and the dry sautéed shredded potatoes, another mainstay, riff on the usual version by adding deep-fried crunch. While the wontons in red oil were just ok, the fried vegetable dumplings --- hardly a Sichuan specialty -- stand with the best in town. 

Fried vegetable dumplings, Famous Sichuan

Dry sautéed shredded potato with spicy pepper sauce, Famous Sichuan

Wontons in red oil, Famous Sichuan

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