Monthly Archives: July 2011

New York On A Nickel A Day Pt 2: Dumplings in Flushing

Spare a few coppers so I might buy some dumplings, good sir? I used to eat dumplings all the time from the place on Allen St, off of Delancey St.  I worked near there and they had one thing that … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Back in Angst: Top 10 Grunge Songs

I am probably the perfect person to write an “as it happened” history of grunge as I was 13 in the fall of 1991.  I first heard “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on the Sunday night new music show on WBCN … Continue reading

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We Are Selling All Kinds of Beer

Sign outside the combination Subway sandwich shop/deli (attention Das Racist: new song idea!) in Sunnyside.  Do you think it might be run by Indians? Under the influence of traditional Hindi grammar, speakers often use progressive tenses in statements, such as … Continue reading

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Bike Courier Memories

About 7 years ago, I was a bike courier for a while.  It helped me realize a few things. First, riding a bike in New York is like being on Death Row; you’re going to die, you’re just not sure … Continue reading

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New York On A Nickel A Day Pt 1: Taco Truck

Oh, think of all the lemon drops, peanut brittle, and ginger whips you could buy! I certainly can relate to not having enough ready money to fill one’s little tum-tum, so with that in mind I thought I’d point out … Continue reading

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