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My NYC To Do List – Progress Report

As you may recall, I started My NYC To Do List not long after moving back here after ten years in DC. My attention to The List has been, well, haphazard at best.

But I’m focused now. Ready to tackle stuff and add new To Dos.

1. Check out Sleep No More - accomplished!

2. Eat at Traif - achieved, more than once.

traif

3. See the Radical Camera exhibit - missed. That will teach me to pick things with realistic deadlines. Maybe.

4. Attend a Saturday Night Live taping (Click)

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I finally bought it: a sofa table

I have been trying to find The Perfect Sofa Table for a long time. Years.

What a total pain in the a$$, y’all.

I had my heart set on working with RecycledBrooklyn.

They make beautiful furniture from reclaimed wood. I wanted to support local business while also avoiding shipping costs. Alas, they were unresponsive, something that is apparently typical.

I eventually found what I wanted on Etsy via Happy. Home. Austin.

And it’s here! I love it.

sofa table 8

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Kanye in Concert

I surprised myself with how much I wanted to see Kanye’s Yeezus tour. Usually I just joke about him in between enjoying his songs.

I found that very, very funny.

Kanye’s most recent release Yeezus didn’t appeal to me as much as, say, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which I adore. But still, I emailed a few friends about buying tickets. They weren’t cheap–one of my sources had access to good seats for face value: $185. No takers. Continue reading

Eureka! Good Indian food in Williamsburg.

I’m afraid to jinx myself. It has only been once and heaven knows I have been disappointed so many times.

“Woe. There is no good Indian food in Williamsburg,” I proclaimed to anyone who would listen (note: no one). I had bland Indian food and inedible Indian food and more bland.

I resorted to ordering from Benares, which delivers to my Manhattan office, and taking that home for dinner via bus and then subway. Yeah, I know.

Could it be that there is a new, good Indian restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn?

Dare I hope?

I dare. Because the meal I had delivered from Mahal Kita via Seamless was DELICIOUS. Even better? It was 20% off because they’re new in town.

Indian

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My NYC To Do List – Item #15: Eat at Peter Luger

I live walking distance from this legendary Brooklyn steakhouse and have for more than two years. But I have yet to dine there.

I love a good steak. I love classic New York experiences.

Beyond that, shouldn’t this pic of Peter Luger’s bacon be compelling enough?

Via new adventures in pork

Once I tried. I was with my visiting mother. It was a Sunday afternoon during what I thought might be a quieter time at Peter Luger, after lunch but before dinner. No reservation.

Denied. The place was packed.

Peter Luger is cash only too. Unless one has the PL credit card. I do not sadly. At any given time, I have approximately $17.45 in my wallet.

That said, I’m determined to dine at PL. Who will join me?

One awkward encounter

October 16, 2011

It’s midnight and I am riding the L train home to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The new day is actually my birthday, the first I’ll celebrate after my move back to NYC from Washington, DC. Everything is fresh and new.

Well, the subway isn’t, but New York is home again and I am so happy.

I have just had dinner at Kittichai with two friends. Thai food is not my favorite but I am still in my enthusiastic-about-every-damn-thing phase post-move. I am also committed to saying YES to things, like event invitations and making new friends and accepting dates from just about anyone who asks.

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