Thursday, August 26, 2010
You can still attend the commemorations this Sunday August 29th at Green-Wood cemetery. You can get details from my previous post 2 weeks ago. You will learn a bit abo9ut American history and what took place here. It will be fun especially if you are someone who recently moved into the neighborhood.
The Brooklyn Eagle reports that the Municipal Art Society is doing a walking tour of the two Chinatown's outside of Manhattan. Here in Sunset Park and in Flushing this Sunday August 29. From the article.
Chinatown Tour Requires Reservation Compiled by Linda Collins
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Municipal Art Society (MAS) plans the following two walking tours that will feature Brooklyn neighborhoods:
. • Sunday, Aug. 29, “Three Chinatowns,” 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (includes Sunset Park in the all-day event). Since the 1965 change in the immigration laws, the Chinatown in Brooklyn (Sunset Park) and the one in Queens (Flushing) have developed in different ways and with different demographics than Manhattan’s.
Tour leaders Joe Svehlak and Jack Eichenbaum, natives of Sunset Park and Flushing, respectively, will lead walks focused on the transformation of these neighborhoods. Wellington Chen, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, will lead a walk in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
Participants will begin the day with an optional dim sum meal in Flushing at 9:30 a.m. The tour begins at 10:30 a.m.
The cost is $49 for MAS members, $59 for non-members, including transportation from Flushing to Manhattan to Sunset Park by Chinatown van. The Dim sum meal is not included. Reservations are required.
To reserve a space, please call (212) 935-2075 by Thursday, Aug.26. The meeting place will be provided after reservation.
Buffet style food is not my idea of fast food. Red Apple Fast Food has a sign that sticks out in the middle of the block. I suppose it's the red and dayglow green sign that they hoisted. It does catch the eye. I didn't get a chance to step inside as I was on my way somewhere. Maybe a reader can post a review of the place and let us know if there is anything edible by western standards besides chicken feet and other unmentionables that one finds in some of these places that cater to a strictly chinese crowd. They're located on 8th between 48 and 49th streets.