Just back from a long weekend. Pacino. Nutcracker. Balthazar. Vanessa's Dumplings. Peeked in the sanctuary of the church where I was confirmed in 1977 and heard "The Lord's Prayer" being sung in Korean. Forest Hills looks exactly the same... the Beechknoll commons is one of the greatest places in the world. Wow Astoria is a dump. I must get Junior's cookbook and make those Black & Whites. Cab ride from JFK to NoLiTa took sixteen hours but I enjoyed riding past Jamaica Hospital, the place at which I entered the world.
Sorry to disappoint those who are subscribed to this thread looking for more NYC suckage. Hell, even Astoria has Bohemian Hall. But it also has trash fucking everywhere
. Zillow says the homes are selling for $800K and up and there's overstuffed lawn bags seeping sewage in damn near every driveway. When your neighborhood's community website has a thread confirming the filth, complete with links to government PDFs
, man that's bad.