Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems, August 2, 2016

Posted: August 4th, 2016 | Filed under: Manhattan

Mr. Kiddo is four now, and in the last few weeks or so he has been super interested in geology after obsessing over this NOVA series. So we went to the Natural History Museum the other day to go check out “the rocks” (read: Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems). Mr. Kiddo wanted to take the shitty camera that we inherited from some job like three jobs ago and which has been passed down to the boys to do with whatever they want. First, it has a really dirty lens:

Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems, American Museum of Natural History, Upper West Side, Manhattan, August 2, 2016

Also, the battery was really old/dying, so eventually I just gave him the cell phone, which has actually a pretty good camera. He came up with this:

Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems, American Museum of Natural History, Upper West Side, Manhattan, August 2, 2016

Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems, American Museum of Natural History, Upper West Side, Manhattan, August 2, 2016

Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems, American Museum of Natural History, Upper West Side, Manhattan, August 2, 2016

Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems, American Museum of Natural History, Upper West Side, Manhattan, August 2, 2016

Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems, American Museum of Natural History, Upper West Side, Manhattan, August 2, 2016

It’s fun/funny to do this — kind of like next generation big mapping — will likely do more, based on his interests . . .

Halloween Berch, 2015

Posted: October 30th, 2015 | Filed under: Queens

Some Halloween 2015 compositions from Astoria storefront artist Berch:

Tastee Corner, 30-20 30th Avenue at 31st Street, Astoria, Queens, October 23, 2015

Sweet Spot, 22-72 31st Street, Astoria, Queens, October 29, 2015

Michael Angelo's Pizza, 29-11 23rd Avenue, Astoria, Queens, October 29, 2015

Igloo Cafe, 22-26 31st Street, Astoria, Queens, October 29, 2015

Mike's Diner, 22-37 31st Street, Astoria, Queens, October 30, 2015

North Fork, Long Island (May 2015)

Posted: June 1st, 2015 | Filed under: Out Of Town

Sparkling Pointe, (back to) Croteaux Vineyards, takeout oysters at Braun Seafood, staying at Jedediah Hawkins Inn:

Jedediah Hawkins Inn, 400 South Jamesport Avenue, Jamesport, New York, May 28, 2015

One Woman Wines & Vineyards, McCall Wines and Macari Vineyards. We also went to Shinn and Bedell.

All the wines were really good — not like we remembered them in 2005 or even 2009. And some of the places we went to were new since then. Fun.