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The Best Public Bathrooms in New York City

Locals and tourists alike are often looking for the same thing, no matter what city they're in: a convenient, clean, FREE public bathroom. I've heard that in some cities, like London, you pay for certain public bathrooms.…

Added by Searching for Sincerity on November 20, 2012 at 12:05pm — 6 Comments

Cajun Cooking, in Astoria, Queens, New York City: Sugarfreak

We had been wanting to try Sugarfreak since it opened a few months ago, but Jon's gluten allergy, and my intolerance to sugar kept us away. When I first glanced at the menu one day as I walked by it on 30th Ave, all I saw were po-boy and muffaletta sandwiches (hence, the gluten), and that name...well it scared me a little. Still, I was intrigued by…


Added by Searching for Sincerity on April 14, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Pita Hot, Astoria, Queens, New York City

Sometimes you just gotta put the spotlight on the little guy. I doubt anyone cares about a tiny gyro shop tucked away on a busy street in Astoria, Queens, NYC, but my son is such a fanatic about their shawarma (sliced, ground lamb in a pita) that I had to give Pita Hot a try. First of all, the name is awfully…


Added by Searching for Sincerity on February 21, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

We're Not Rude, So Stop Bothering Us! (A Greeting From New York City)

I'm ashamed to say that I occasionally watch Live with Kelly in the morning (used to be Live with Regis and Kelly - you know what I'm talking about). This week Kelly reported that New York City was voted the number one rudest city in the U.S. What?! Us rude? I'm not a native New Yorker, but have lived here about twenty years, so I consider myself a New Yorker by default. I'm originally from the Southwest of the U.S., where people are so polite it's almost sickening. I almost dread…


Added by Searching for Sincerity on January 29, 2012 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

Word Books in Brooklyn, New York

Luis Alberto Urrea signs Queen of America at

Word Books, Brooklyn. Photo courtesy of

On a mild December night, I took my husband for a surprise visit to an independent bookstore in Brooklyn to give…


Added by Searching for Sincerity on January 14, 2012 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

A Great Off-Off Broadway Play in NYC: 'A Hard Wall at High Speed'

Hi all,

travelers to major cities want to take in excellent theater at bargain prices. If you're in NYC this weekend, you have got to check out this off-off Broadway piece at Astoria Performing Arts Center in Queens. Here's my review from The Queens Gazette newspaper:


A Hard Wall At High Speed: Powerful Play Hits Home …


Added by Searching for Sincerity on November 16, 2011 at 8:57am — No Comments

Shirley Mae's Diner, Astoria, Queens (New York City)

Shirley Mae's Diner

Shirley Mae's...doesn't that name just conjure up images of fried chicken, ribs, collard greens and macaroni and cheese? It did…

Added by Searching for Sincerity on October 28, 2011 at 9:31am — 1 Comment

Great Restaurants in Houston & New York City, Wonderful California Town

I got behind on posting about some great places I've been, and one that my friend Cara Bertoia went to. I asked her to write about it on my blog back in July. So now, I'm going to post about those three wonderful spots here. One is a an Italian joint in NYC, another is a great seafood restaurant in Houston, and Cara's is about the town of San Pedro in California. Enjoy! (Or go to




Added by Searching for Sincerity on September 18, 2011 at 10:14am — 1 Comment



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