With Rob and Cory on South 4th Street. Check out the bird’s eye view above from Bing maps. Cory and Rob have a sweet pad with plenty of space for the aerobed and a view that looks out onto a park and the elevated J,M,Z subway line. It was the sort of place I felt like I could have stayed for a while. Check out Cory’s video testimonial. He said “its kind of like having a tourist stay with you and also a really good friend.” I liked that.
They both had great suggestions for the neighborhood whether it was a place to eat, watch football, go on a date, or go for a run. Rob mentioned I should take a run down Bedford Avenue on Sunday and I saw stuff like this.
At Traif, which means unkosher or forbidden in Yiddish. I’m going to write a longer review on Yelp. I took Cory here and we sat at the bar — It’s one of the best meals I’ve had on this nomadic journey.
Cafe Moto - Another place I could write a whole post about. The ambiance in this restaurant takes you back to 1940’s New York. There’s live jazz, a great horseshoe bar and the most incredible date cake (which I sadly forgot part of at the restaurant). I went there by myself on a Friday night and sat next to the owner. He showed me pictures from when the place was a check cashing store and I didn’t believe it was the same space. He’s transformed it into something magical.
Vutera - food was slightly disappointing, but its a pretty cool space downstairs from Rose’s live music.
Pies n’ Thighs - i stayed with a former co-worker who now runs the business side of things at pies n’ thighs so i had experienced the food before but I am now obsessed. It’s across the street from Rob and Cory’s and. Cory introduced me to the ginger molasses cookie with a glass of milk. I think its laced with something illegal because I found myself being pulled back to the restaurant every night. Also, the egg and cheese on a biscuit will cure any hangover.
P90x - Cory and Rob are rocking the p90x. p90x are video workouts that will get you in the best shape you’ve probably ever been in. It takes about an hour a days for 90 days. It got me back on track when I lived in St. Thomas. It was good to be back - Seeing Tony Horton on video was like seeing an old friend. Rob and Cory also have a gym in their building.
There are lots of unique things in New York and this bar certainly falls under that category. There was a huge skeeball tournament going on when Cory and I went there after dinner.
Doggy Halloween Parade
Kind of fun, but mostly sad. There was a dog died green to be oscar the grouch with big bird as the owner. PETA anyone? I’m reasonably sure a few of these dogs were sedated. There was a dog that was a Lumberjack and he actually lumbered along which was really cute.
I needed a drink after seeing these crazy people and had one of the best bloody mary’s I’ve had in NYC at Bua.
Along Bedford going south, where there is a large population of Hacidic Jews. “It is strictly forbidden to enter these premises carrying objects or pushing baby carriages.”