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LIC Hotel Review

LIC Hotel Review

LIC Hotel in Queens, NY is located in an exceptional city-esque spot, making it very convenient to travel by mass transit to Manhattan. I stayed here for two nights at the end of June and the service was courteous and professional. Staff from reception, front desk and check in to cleaning service was consistently accommodating(…)

Peking House Review

Peking House Review

Peking House is an old established Chinese restaurant located in Queens, NY. I made the mistake of returning to this place after a family visit to NY in July 2013. When I lived in Queens we dined at this establishment quiet frequently over a period of over ten years. Unfortunately since that time, the service(…)

HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center Revisted

HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center Revisted

HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center is a wonderfully large and acoomodating hotel. I have stayed here on numerous occasions for an extended amount of time. On each booking I remained at least one week (7 days) consecutively which provides a good overview of the service, amenities and geographic location. One of the primary reasons to(…)

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany – Toronto Review

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany – Toronto Review

German Consulate Canada maintains a very efficient online booking system for appointments. I was able to renew my German passport in May, 2016 with no issue. The only hindrance was the distance if you do not live near the two main consulates in Canada which process Visas & passports. There is Toronto on the east(…)

Pizza Pizza – Shit Service, Shit Pizza

Pizza Pizza – Shit Service, Shit Pizza

Pizza Pizza Canada? More like, shit pizza, shit service would be an appropriate title of this Zagat review. This is pizza on a Monday night when it’s last call on the boardwalk during the off-season and the Fun House has shut down. Bottom of the barrel, Red Baron & Celeste variety we are talking. This(…)

Canada Border Services Agency Review

Canada Border Services Agency Review

This agency and the considerable amount of complaints filed by recent and past visitors to Canada, both citizens and visa holders warrants an immediate investigation into the lack of insight, professionalism and courtesy afforded to people who travel to Canada. As a natural born Canadian who is also a dual US naturalized citizen of the(…)

Chinese Kung-Fu Wu-Su – Traditional Chinese Art in a Contemporary City

Chinese Kung-Fu Wu-Su – Traditional Chinese Art in a Contemporary City

Chinese Kung Fu Wu-Su operates a school in the heart of New York City. I studied at this school (NYC location) many years during the late 90’s with my two brothers. We remained for roughly 2 years or so throughout the rigorous and disciplined regime of training. What is readily apparent is the often laborious(…)

Craigslist Part Deux: Detention

Craigslist Part Deux: Detention

Enough time had passed. I guess I was sufficiently distracted that my former pastime of revisiting Craigslist and concocting ludicrous rendezvous was considerably past due. My fault. It happens and was unfortunately unavoidable. Graduate school does have a rather annoying habit of consuming so much of one’s mental time. I intended to make amends in(…)

Eyes without a Facebook

Eyes without a Facebook

Facebook Girl with the Same Expression? The virtual world is different for everyone. In some sense it has become the last vestige of individual expression of one’s uniqueness or more often the case, sameness. For many it is has completely supplanted socialization on an external physical level. This in turn has enabled us to emotionally(…)

Craigslist, New York & Rikers Island

Craigslist, New York & Rikers Island

I decided for no apparent reason to hit up the New York City “missed connections” section. Craigslist Rikers Island missed connections seemed like an unlikely literary concoction. I was definitely aiming to corner the market for a potential rendezvous of a romantic incarcerated nature. My last foray into this virtual melodramatic billboard was when I(…)