Monthly Archives: April 2014

Inflated Views: Queens, New York’s Terrace on the Park

According to their website, Terrace on the Park in Corona, Queens has been New York City‘s most recognizable event venue for over thirty years.  Yeah, nice try, but it’s a fascinating snippet of hubris nonetheless.  Though, it might be one … Continue reading

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The 2014 New York State Pavilion, c/o the 1964-1965 World’s Fair

A thought of the thought of my existence wasn’t even… a thought in 1964, when the architect Philip Johnson completed the New York State Pavilion at the Queens, New York World’s Fair, but I have a thing for weird architecture.  … Continue reading

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We Specialize in Everything. We Specialize in Nothing.

Wow, here’s one for the book of dubious records. Polish, Turkish, southern Chinese, Americanized Chinese, Filipino, and Pennsylvania Dutch.  If you weren’t hungry before, you still aren’t now.  Also, unlike this well-placed alliteration, I don’t crave anything the sign mentions. … Continue reading

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Airline Meals, Part Five: Ever Try Chinese Food? After This, You’ll Want to Say No

It’s that time of year again.  That is, it’s time to tempt you with various photos of airplane food from around the world.  Though, judging by the title of this entry, could you guess that we’ll focus on East Asia … Continue reading

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Neo-Tokyo Pays a Visit to New York

Manhattan has always possessed one of the most recognizable skylines in the world.  But, when you think about which Manhattan neighborhoods best exemplify the tropospheric spirit, the Sutton Place skyline likely doesn’t place in the top five.  Wait a sec-do … Continue reading

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Tirana’s Piramida (Albania)

What’s your favorite thing about the word pyramid?  Is it that visiting one offers you insight into the world of traffic violations?  Or that ordering one for dessert will simultaneously make everyone else at the table hungry no more? Perhaps … Continue reading

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