Friday, May 31, 2013

Store closings ( La Sultana Restaurant )

I am sorry to have to report the closing of La Sultana Restaurant on the corner of 41st street and 8th Avenue. It fell victim to the changing demographics of the neighborhood and a greedy landlord who demanded double the rent. What usually happens when a building changes hands and the new owner sees a bonanza rather than a long term opportunity. The food was great but the neighborhood is changing as more Chinese appear at this end of 8th Avenue and have a taste for a different cuisine. Not to worry though. It will soonn open again at a new location in a more Spanish part of the neighborhood. I will keep you posted..

Thursday, May 30, 2013 does Sunset Park

There is a profile of the nabe I stumbled on in . about one of the few things they got kind of right was the borders. They actually start at 17th street not 15th, but at least it's close. It's an interesting read. Of course our blog isn't mentioned, but that's ok. Neither is the main website which we run. Just figured I'd link it so you can read it..

Photo of the Day

The minaret of the BEIT EL MAQDIS mosque ans Islamic Center stands out  in this shot. Located on 62nd street and 6th Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York City..

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Store of the Day: The Geek Shop ( Computer & Laptop Repairs )

The Geek Shop is a relatively new store on 5th Avenue near 49th street. It's run by two IT guys who are credentialed Certified Microsoft and Apple techs. One is Hispanic and his partner is Chinese so they basically have the whole area covered. Yes, they both speak English. The do not just computer repairs but Cellphones as well. If you need your iPhone done right THIS is the place. They are also CLEAR dealers, so if you need a mobile solution for internet access they can help you. They serve clients in Sunset Park, Bay Ridge and Park Slope. Many of their clients even come from other boroughs like Manhattan. Many computer shops in the nabe and the rest of the city are not credentialed so it's good to know where there is one.  By all means, tell them I sent you.

Visit their website..
Also Geek Shop

Monday, May 20, 2013

Store of the Day (Good Pizza Good Price)

M & F Pizzeria is a relatively new place that opened recently on 4th Avenue. It currently has a special of two slices for $4 and it includes soda. Currently it is the best Pizza deal in Sunset Park, so you can't go wrong. The place has a full pizzeriaa menu as you find in most pizzerias. If you are going to take advantage of the $4 deal I would hurry. Don't know how long that will last. They are located at 23rd street and 4th Avenue on the East side of the avenue. The part Real Estate agents market as Greenwood Heights. Oh, and the pizza is pretty good too....

Photo of the Day

Strolling along late at night along 8th Avenue in my nabe of Sunset Park I passed this Budhist temple that had it's doors open and the lit statue of Budha at the rear. Always carrying a camera is a good thing. You never know when you come accross something. Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York..

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Best Dumpling Place, Great Taste Dumpling

Great Taste Dumpling, formerly known as Prosperity Dumpling serves the best dumplings in Sunset Park. Their fried dumplings are five for a dollar (other places give you 4). For a couple of bucks you can have a hearty and filling meal and they taste great as well. Try their stir noodles as well. A plate for a mere $1.75 and you can't go wrong. They have an excelent menu and one of the few  ATM's that dispenses $10 bills. It's on the corner of 44th and 8th and the place is always busy.

Photo of the day

Colorful hand carved and painted dragon at La Casa Artesanal @ 5th Avenue and 12th street. Just over the border in Park Slope. I couldn't resist the colors. It's an eclectic shop that has jewelry, furniture and household stuff from all over the world. It has a sister store on 7th Avenue called El Milagro..