Posts tagged saramarkelgonzalez

Late night arepas on Roosevelt, smoke and mirrors.

Late night arepas on Roosevelt, smoke and mirrors.

Curious as to how these Saks planters ended up in front of a Greek restaurant in Astoria.

Curious as to how these Saks planters ended up in front of a Greek restaurant in Astoria.

If you ever see a man standing next to a wooden barrel on the street in the summer, stop whatever you are doing and run over. It almost always means that someone made nieves the old-fashioned way, hand churning a fresh fruit base into a delicious and refreshing ice. I came across this man yesterday afternoon in front of Frank D O’Connor Playground on Broadway and 78th Street in Elmhurst. He was selling watermelon ice in two sizes: small for $1 and large for $2. He changes the flavors daily, and says he walks around Roosevelt Avenue and usually ends up in front of the playground after 5 pm. Real nieves are hard to find, so it’s good to know that there’s someone out there!

If you ever see a man standing next to a wooden barrel on the street in the summer, stop whatever you are doing and run over. It almost always means that someone made nieves the old-fashioned way, hand churning a fresh fruit base into a delicious and refreshing ice. I came across this man yesterday afternoon in front of Frank D O’Connor Playground on Broadway and 78th Street in Elmhurst. He was selling watermelon ice in two sizes: small for $1 and large for $2. He changes the flavors daily, and says he walks around Roosevelt Avenue and usually ends up in front of the playground after 5 pm. Real nieves are hard to find, so it’s good to know that there’s someone out there!

Walking down the stairs at the 40th street station, 7 train, Sunnyside

Walking down the stairs at the 40th street station, 7 train, Sunnyside

Bright, cherry jello cubes for dessert at King Yum, Fresh Meadows. An appropriate end to a meal at a place where time stands still.

Bright, cherry jello cubes for dessert at King Yum, Fresh Meadows. An appropriate end to a meal at a place where time stands still.

Waiting for late night snacks at Jugos Prontito y Algo Mas. Elmhurst. 
As soon as the weather warms up, this juice bar/snack counter is packed with people waiting for their hamburguesas, arepas, and jugos.

Waiting for late night snacks at Jugos Prontito y Algo Mas. Elmhurst.
As soon as the weather warms up, this juice bar/snack counter is packed with people waiting for their hamburguesas, arepas, and jugos.

Sidewalk, Bangladesh Hindu Mandir, Corona

Sidewalk, Bangladesh Hindu Mandir, Corona

Readying the bocce court at William F. Moore park

Readying the bocce court at William F. Moore park

Any time food time!
That’s how I usually feel.
Halal cart, Elmhurst.

Any time food time!
That’s how I usually feel.
Halal cart, Elmhurst.

Napoleon, Du Bois Pastry Shoppe, Elmhurst.
Lots of light, fluffy cream, a little puff pastry.
84-08A Broadway, Elmhurst

Napoleon, Du Bois Pastry Shoppe, Elmhurst.

Lots of light, fluffy cream, a little puff pastry.

84-08A Broadway, Elmhurst

Angry face on Corona Ave, Sunday night.

Angry face on Corona Ave, Sunday night.