Photos from the Alley Pond Environmental Center mid winter hike
We loved the photos posted on Alley Pond’s Facebook page of the mid winter hike that took place last month. So great to see kids learning about the world around them, and there really is something special about a night hike. Plus that Boots the bunny is pretty dang cute. Take a look, and enjoy!
Chicken Festival in Jackson Heights
No, this is not a gathering of live chickens, but there are plenty to eat at Chicken Festival, a small chain here in NYC; a new location has cropped up in JH and there are additional locations in Astoria and Bayside, and both get high marks by partrons. The Village Voice folks found that they loved the jalea, which is actually a seafood dish - “a standard of Peruvian cuisine, consisting of sea creatures fried in abundance and heaped on railroad ties of fried yuca.” We think that sounds pretty good (we are also fond of fried yuca). You can also get classic dishes like lomo saltado (hard to go wrong with meat and fries), and tallarin, which is a sort of lo mein dish popular in Peruvian Chinese Cuisine. Yum – as if there weren’t already so many amazing reasons to go to Jackson Heights. We’ll be on that chix soon.
Broad Channel Library re-opens today!
Curbed mentions the opening of the Broad Channel Library today! It’s been a long haul cleaning up Broad Channel, and the opening of the library is excellent news. Here’s a summary:
The library took on two-feet of water during the storm and suffered $940,000 in damage, losing 16,000 books, plus other equipment. The Department Design and Construction repaired the building, and Scholastic donated 40,000 books to restock the library’s shelves.
Congratulations on re-opening, Broad Chanel library!
Artists, the New York Hospital Queens is looking for you
The NY Hospital Queens has issued a call for submissions from artists to help populate their new “community art garden,” which will take place on the walls and hallways of the hospital. They hope it will brighten the day of hospital patients, staff and visitors. Acrylic paintings will be accepted and you have until April 16 (in the main lobby) and 18 (outside the cafeteria) to submit your artwork. They’ll even provide a canvass for you to use. Sounds like a great effort and we hope they get a lot of submissions.
A walk around Astoria after the last big snow storm
We liked this short video taken after the last big storm – and another storm is coming tonight! Apparently DC is expecting to be shut down by it. NYC probably won’t get so much snow, probably 2-6 inches. Stay warm, everyone.