NYC EATS – Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

Take a bite, it’s alright!

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Searched for the best brunch place near Central Park and ended up at SARABETH’S (40 Central Park St.) Of course, there was a queue when we arrived, but it was worth the wait.

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Salmon & Eggs Benedict / Strawberry French Toast / Capuccino
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Aruruteynkyu Primrose for coming all the way from Massachusetts (?) to hang out with me and for this yummy brekky treat 😉

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Croissants aux Amandes /  Croissant with salmon and cream cheese / Cheese Pretzel / coffee

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From RAFIQIS food truck with the best Tilapia fish and rice for $5
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Onion Rings, Hotdog Sandwich with lotsa pickles before watching a Broadway musical

Stumbled upon this little resto in Broadway and had this delicious bowl of comforting soup. The place was slowly filling up, good thing I got in early and found meself a space.

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KUNG FU LITTLE STEAMED BUNS RAMEN 811 8th Avenue, New York

Crossed the Brooklyn Bridge in search for the Smorgasburg flea food market. We thought it was not too far from the bridge, but we were oh so wrong. It was a hike, I tell ya! A pilgrimage for food!

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90 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn

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Mashed plantain, tomato sauce, cilantro with chicharon – delish!
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Indian Prata with sidings
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Sugarcane juice and tostadas

Went to SERENDIPITY to have their famous frozen hot chocolate.

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SERENDIPITY NYC 225 E 60th street

Ate it with some nachos and got weird stares from other customers. So What?! We like our sweet with savory 😉

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473 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
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too many choices
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ended up ordering a salmon cream cheese bagel – best!!!

CHELSEA MARKET

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I was dying to try their lobster roll. The place was packed but eventually i got meself a seat, elbow to elbow with other customers. I was too shy to take a photo of my sandwich, so i just savored every expensive bite of this soft tangy lobster roll. Oh, It was delish…

GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL

Of course I had to see this magnificent space! What’s also great about this is that they have Shake Shack inside, haha 😉

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If you want to try “Shake Shack,” avoid the crowded ones like the branch in Broadway. Try going to the food court area at the Grand Central Terminal instead. Get the famous cupcakes from Magnolia bakery while you’re there.

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89E, 42nd street
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Cheeseburger, Fries with cheese, and Strawberry milkshake
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late night Vietnamese bo bun
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Berry delightful dessert at a french patisserie

Bangenge sa busog yah!

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The moon is full and so am I.

ARURUTEYNKYU NEW YORK CITY.

Burp.

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NYC on a budget

NEW YORK CITY ain’t cheap, but you can find ways to make the most out of your trip without really spending much. So, here are some NYC “Tipid Tips.

Chillax in CENTRAL PARK

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Find a bench or sprawl on the grass – have a picnic, read, draw, write, or in my case, watch the world go by.

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

A friend gave me this tip – you can see all the masterpiece here for only a dollar! So, instead of buying an entrance ticket which costs around $25, tell them you are going to give a donation instead. I was a travelling artist and out of work, so a dollar will do 😉

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Check out some Art in CHELSEA

It’s a wonderful neighborhood full of galleries. So if you love modern and contemporary art, this is the place to be, and you get to see it all for free.

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* I will make another blog entry on the different exhibitions I saw on Chelsea 🙂

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HEY MoMA: MOment with the MAsters

On this journey of following my art in New York, I know it is but appropriate to pay my respects to the masters who’s been teaching me how to “playnt.” It was June last year when I became a full time artist and felt the need to take my art into a new direction.  I usually work with photographs or videos, then I thought of dabbling into painting. I found “the Art Book” (or shall I say it found me, hehe) and decoded its layers, I felt I was being taught by the masters. And since I’m not really a painter, I call what I do “playntings,” or playing and painting.

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Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth
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The Park by Gustav Klimt
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Flower Festival: Feast of Santa Anita by Diego Rivera

As expected, there was a long queue winding outside the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). After forever I was finally able to get in, and boy the museum was packed! Good to know there are a lot of people who wants to see works of art, but bad for me because there’s not much time left to see everything. To be able to make use of my time wisely, I went right to the top floor and worked my way down.

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Night Fishing at Antibes by Pablo Picasso
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Evening, Honfleur
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by Georges-Pierre Seurat
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Gustav Klimt
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Water Lilies by Claude Monet
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Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin by Vincent Van Gogh
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The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

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Girl with a Ball by Roy Lichtenstein

Hi Messieurs Klimt, Van Gogh, Diego Rivera, Monet and Picasso. It is wonderful to see your brush strokes and study the layers up close. Finally we meet again. I have seen some of your works before but I understand them more now.

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