With Charley, a friend of former host Nate in Park Slope. We were both going to Cape Cod for the weekend so it worked out well. He’s got a nice modernly furnished apartment in Kew Gardens. This was the third borough. I am still working on Staten Island and the Bronx for anyone who wants to help a Nomad out
On the F train, which was fine with the exception of 1 day when it took me over an hour to get to work. I haven’t written too much about commuting, but its an interesting part of the project. I’ll probably write a longer post at some point. I LOVE walking to work.
A movie at Kew Gardens theater. It’s an art house theater and pretty neat inside with posters of classic movies. They also have discounted movies on Tuesdays and Thursdays (I went on a Wednesday). Here’s a photo of the outside of the place.
I saw Winter’s Bone, which won best picture at Sundance. It was shot on the “red” camera which I learned about from my former hosts in Williamsburg. It’s a great movie about the impact of meth in the Ozarks. Bleak and disturbing, but powerful and worth seeing.
I met Charley for a late dinner at Dani’s House of Pizza. They have a great beer selection like these.
Say what you want about outer borough living, but these beers are about 50% off Manhattan prices. And I really liked Dani’s — It’s an old school type of place where you can only get pizza at the bar area when you first walk in. I would recommend dinner and a movie (the restaurant is across the street from the theater) to anyone looking for a reason to go to Queens.
We also ate at Diner when Charley came and picked me up (which was far better than the hour bus ride I had planned on) in Williamsburg. They have a Grass fed beef hamburger which is excellent. My one complaint is this place is a diner and they laughed at me when I asked for a milkshake! Too hip for milkshakes, apparently.
Getting a real feel for the neighborhood. It was a pretty short stay.
Here’s some history that I’m curious to read up on.
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