NYC’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

We spent Museum day live 2016 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum ^.^!

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Ofcourse I forgot to take a picture of the ship without me in it LOL

Museum day live is a one day annual celebration of exploration and curiosity sponsored by Smithsonian magazine. Which means you can get a ticket for free admission for you and a guest! There are over 1000+ participating museums in the United States and 24 to choose from in NYC.

I remember driving past this ship when I was a child and I would just wonder what it was doing there.I didn’t know it was a museum at the time and never imagined I would be aboard it someday. I was just awestruck by the massive size of The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space museum. The first time I have ever stepped onto a warship. Decommissioned nonetheless.

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Hull of the ship/museum

We arrived a bit after 12pm. There was quite a line,about a 40 minute wait because it was museum day. The minimum admission package is about $26+ per person.I saw a bunch of tourists buying tickets and I was like wow. I kinda felt like telling them they could get in for free but they had already handed over their money to the ticket agent 😦 Quite happy that we got in for free LOL.

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Top deck’s planes 

The top deck has plenty of planes on display ranging from fighter jets, stealth planes and even helicopters. It was pretty darn cool. My favorite plane was actually the one with a smile and it was not weaponized! I think it was used for delivering something……I forgot 😦

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My fave plane’s name is Sundowners

Look at that razor sharp smile!

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View from the top deck

Be sure to click –>here to check out my Intrepid museum and submarine tour video✈️⚓️

There’s also a submarine that you can enter and explore. It smelled so strongly of diesel even after all these years 😱

For more ❤️ below

World’s First Underground Park: Lowline 2020

Wood fired organic flour pizza at Smorgasborg

Grilled squid at Smorgasburg,Oh no you squidn’t!

 

Lost & Found

 

Every single time. I never fail to stop and wonder, if it will ever find it’s way home.This city or somewhere far, far away. If it opens something small and locked away or the door to a big beautiful home. Laying there on the ground,in the freezing cold or the blazing heat. If the owner knows it’s no longer safety nestled in their pocket ,but out here. All alone and waiting.

What am I?

Wood fired organic flour pizza at Smorgasborg

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Big Mozz’s wood fired organic flour pizza

This wood fired organic flour pizza was my favorite out of everything at smorgasburg. Wood fired pizza is just on a different level from electric/gas oven pizza. The whole pizza was infused with a smoky flavor similar to how meat is infused with barbeque flavor on a grill. The thin organic flour crust was slighty chewy and crisp. The roasted tomato sauce base brought all the flavors of the prosciutto, hand made mozzarella, roasted tomatoes,pecorino romano and parsley together perfectly. Topped with a drizzle of olive oil. I love olive oil.

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Big Mozz’s Stall

You’ll have to wait about 15 minutes because it’s freshly made. Definitely worth the wait for that delicious ooey gooey cheese to meld with the toppings and for the dough to crisp up into that beautiful texture. There were a few charred bits I could have done without but they were easily picked off. Personal pizza size for one or if you’re feeling generous, share with a friend.  It is served on a cardboard disk that felt surprisingly sturdy so I didn’t feel like I was gonna drop my pizza while hunting for a picnic table to eat this on.

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Menu options

10/10 would order again 😋! Sharing between friends is a great way to maximize tastings without squashing all the real estate in your stomach on just 1 food option. We ordered an assortment of stuff between us at Smorgasburg and we didn’t even finish it all😱.

Check out my grilled whole squid from Smorgasburg post🐙

 

Grilled squid at Smorgasburg,Oh no you squidn’t!

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Whole Grilled Squid

A whole grilled squid with pickled ginger, teriyaki sauce? and spicy mayo! It is quite uncommon to find grilled whole squid at outdoor food fairs. Grilled squid is usually served on a skewer and never presented as nicely as this. The pickled ginger offers a nice flavor contrast. Ask for extra sauce! Unfortunately I can’t remember which stall it is T-T, it was $8-$10

While we were perusing the stalls,literally started sweating within five minutes. Note to self: Don’t go to an  outdoor food fair when it’s hot as heck (90+ degrees) when there is no shade to hide under D: Literally started sweating within 5 minutes of perusing the stalls. The perfect time to go is now when it’s nice and breezy. Williamsburg’s Smorgasborg is open every Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm until October 29.

Location : East River State Park (90 Kent Ave at N. 7 St.)

 

World’s First Underground Park: Lowline 2020

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Most New Yorkers have heard of the High line, but have you guys heard of the Lowline? The Highline is a luscious greenery filled park on elevated railroad tracks that are no longer in use. Let’s put it this way, the Lowline is its dark, mysterious, underground sibling. The first underground park in the world.
When you first walk in, the feeling is very dystopian. I imagine this is what underground parks would look like if mankind were ever banished to live in the bellies of the earth. Aside from dystopian, it also feels pretty cool. Perhaps these are the parks of the future. Abandoned underground spaces, turned into luscious greenery-filled public spaces.  I bet you’re thinking :”How would plants grow underground…there’s no sunlight….”  Au contraire mon cherie, it’s the 21st century! Using technology of course. Sunlight is collected by a solar collection dish which travels down a tube of fiberoptic cables to be redisbursed underground by a the dome panels(seen in video on ceiling)  to plants and trees below. Isn’t it crazy how sunlight is physically brought underground? The actual location opens in the year 2020, two blocks away in an abandoned trolley station.

Click for Underground park sneak peek video👀

*Pop by if you’re in the area to chill in the underground oasis- there’s a few tables and chairs in there to sit on
Location:
140 Essex Street
(between Rivington and Stanton Streets)
Lower East Side – New York City
Subway: J/M/F Essex Delancey Street
Hours:
Saturday and Sunday
11am – 5pm
Free and Open to the Public (Person in front says suggested donation is $10. However this works like most of the public museums in New York. Give what you wish~)
October 2015- March 2017

 

A different kind of Ramen

 

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Torigara Ramen at Nakamura: thin noodle, light chicken and fish broth, chashu pork, bamboo shoots, spinach, naruto fish cake, nori with Ajitama egg

What comes to mind when you think of Japanese ramen? To me,it’s wavy thin noodles in a usually a cloudy,pork bone broth. Pork bone Tonkatsu broth is slightly pungent and superrrr salty😫. This broth was totally different.

It was light and clean tasting, translucent broth. The flavorful chicken and fish broth was refreshingly light compared to a bold pork bone broth.The broth reminded me of the soup my Chinese family makes because of the chicken base and there is a tinge of herbalness to it I can’t pinpoint. The tinge of herbalness, surprisingly works well in this ramen.The level of saltiness was perfect. (Didn’t make my tastebuds cry for water and didn’t wake up the next morning with a bloated face.)  Would visit again. This literally tastes like comfort in a bowl. I can be found here eating this deliciousness in the following  cold months.

Price: $$ 

$14

Nakamura is a small ramen place next to the Williamsburg bridge. It’s walk-ins only so don’t bother calling or emailing for reservations! First come- first serve~

172 Delancey St.
New York, NY 10002
b/t Attorney St & Clinton St)
Lower East Side

Hours

Mon 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Tue 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thurs 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun Closed

**Be sure to check out my vlog of foodporn and sights in Chicago and NYC 😋Click here**

Paella at NYC’s Broadway Bites

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Pork Paella by Paella Shack at Broadway Bites: Cubed sautéed pork, zucchini and sliced red peppers on a bed of wonderfully seasoned, slightly crisp Arborio rice!

An explosion of savoriness in your mouth. The zucchini, peppers and lemon juice really brighten up the dish and brings a fresh feel to the otherwise heavy savory pork and rice .It was a breath of fresh air for me because I don’t eat Spanish cuisine very often.
Very filling and the portion is quite big for $13. Shareable.  Seafood,chicken, and veggie options are also available if pork isn’t your thing. Get this when Broadway Bites returns this Fall!

Broadway Bites pops-up in Summer and Fall at Greeley Square, huge array of diverse and delicious foods. Great outdoor hangout location in the heart of NYC’S garment district.

Market Dates

2016 Summer Market, June 3 – July 17 (over)

2016 Fall Market, October 12 – November 18 | 11:00am – 9:00pm Daily

Location

Greeley Square – Broadway, between 32nd and 33rd Street.