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If you will need fresh cranberries for holiday dishes -- I'm going to make the NYTimes cranberry cornbread tomorrow morning --

With all the talk about supply difficulties, I would get them now and throw into the freezer.  Where to get?
FoodTown - none
Kim's Bros (now called 37 Lime Tree per the receipt) $2 for Ocean Spray 12oz
Mango Rico - $2.99 for the above
Former "Fruitadona" (don't know what they are called now), betw 83-84 - $3.99 for the above.  The price difference is amazing.

The local groceries haven't carried NoneSuch mincemeat, in jars or boxes, for a few years. Walmart has the best price but won't deliver at that price.  For its best combo of price + shipping I ordered from Smucker's directly and also got their Cross & Blackwell mincemeat for comparison and other sauces.   A decent price and modest flat rate shipping, arrived in one week and SO WELL PACKAGED so no glass breakage. 

Will combine mincemeat and fresh cranberries for Thanksgiving pie.

Real Estate & Home Improvement / Again seeking a wood table refinisher
« on: September 26, 2021, 10:32:34 PM »
Found a great person through this list a few months ago and had an amicable exchange of services for payment, but he's disappeared.  Busy in a job, or whatever.  After a few weeks of waiting for a reply, need to find another person.  If you don't want to discard a table, but it's worn, what to do?  All ideas appreciated with thanks. 

Neighborhood Chat / LES in Jackson Heights, via NYTimes!
« on: August 14, 2021, 09:37:28 AM »
Must say, I'm amazed that an owner of a LES icon lives in our 'hood.

Neighborhood Chat / Favorite car service to JFK?
« on: July 05, 2021, 03:04:34 PM »
We don't use Uber/Lyft.  What car service do you use to JFK and is anyone cheaper than anyone else?
Thanks for quick reply, going crack of dawn Thurs. Too early to get up for subway trip.

Other options besides Happy Kitchen, ideally with outdoor seating as weather warms?

Earlier this afternoon (Sunday 5/2/21) I bought a gorgeous large handmade spring/summer door wreath of twine-wrapped cones made into decorative carrots, plus many thin wood branches and flowered foliage.  At at table in front of the school on south side of 37th, east of FoodTown.  The price was a (ridiculously low) $12 (I gave her more).  If you want to see it for distinctive decor and potentially support our neighbor, see my Instagram post, as the attachments allowed here are smaller size than what iphone pix makes. She also makes them with apples.

I got her name and phone number; email me to get it.

Neighborhood Chat / Urgent: Abandoned piano at Travers Park?
« on: April 21, 2021, 11:51:12 AM »
At SE corner against fence of Travers Park about 20 minutes ago, is a beautiful spinet piano in carved wooden case, with accompanying wood chair with crewel flowered seat.  Abandoned for the taking?  Or was the pianist taking a break?  I hope the latter. If the former, I hope it goes to the home where piano music is enjoyed.

I've been having great results getting costume and metal jewelry repaired by Antonio Hernandez at Tequendama Gift, 83-05 37th Avenue. He's in the window on the left.  He's such a nice person doing quick professional fixes at reasonable prices that I want to spread the word.  He's a one-person place and goes to lunch early-mid afternoon so call if you're making a special trip  347 387-1512. For repairs for pieces with gemstones, real or faux, I go to a place near Canal Street I can recommend.

Neighborhood Chat / Mid-year tips for steady newspaper delivery?
« on: April 05, 2021, 07:00:21 PM »
Neighbors -- Pls give me your views on WHAT TO DO:
We have the printed NYTimes delivered every day.  Since October, our regularly missing paper has ceased.  Every morning we open our sixth floor door and there it is, and it is a relief from our prior anxieties of Will it Be There, or Not??
In December a self-addressed envelope with a Corona address came with the delivery and I mailed him a hefty gift in cash with a thank you.  Now we're getting envelopes monthly.  We can afford regular tips, and he must need money, but we're already paying for the paper to be delivered. How much and how often do you suggest?  Thx.

Restaurants & Food / Apple Moonshine at Farmer's Mkt
« on: February 03, 2021, 11:30:13 AM »
NYT Food section today features applejack, reminding me of the tasty apple moonshine liquor by Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery purchased at a recent Sunday at Farmer's Market. Lightly spiced, aromatic, and lower alcohol content than applejack. Good straight, warmed as a hot toddy, or mixed with carbonated water or however.

Real Estate & Home Improvement / Seeking wood tabletop refinisher
« on: December 28, 2020, 06:02:26 PM »
Thinking of having the top only of my 16-inch diameter walnut table refinished; no gouges, just missing some veneer, light scratches. The store/restorer on Northern and 100th Street, Oscar Deco, quoted $280.  That seems a bit much -- is it, in your estimation?  Do you know of other local restorers?

Real Estate & Home Improvement / odd encounter with carpenter
« on: December 27, 2020, 04:24:37 PM »
Dean, AKA John Dean, listed here, has cell number disconnected
I called a number posted with carpenter "Joe," and asked his name, it is Dean.
When I asked about this difference, he didn't want to go forward with the job!

Real Estate & Home Improvement / Need carpenter to repair antique bed
« on: December 27, 2020, 08:27:49 AM »
Pls share ideas of how to find one or recommend one you’ve hired. The few on this list are from years ago.  Need to be able to get in bed without fearing. That it will fall! Thx!

Community Groups, Activities & Events / Wow! An actual Mini Holiday Market!
« on: December 17, 2020, 07:09:17 PM »
Sunday, December 20 • 11am – 2pm
Shop local this holiday season and pick up items like hot sauce, baked goods, honey, and crafts at Hellgate Farm's Mini Holiday Market at Socrates Sculpture Park this Sunday, December 20 from 11am – 2pm! 

32-01 Vernon Blvd LIC

Community Trade and Classifieds / Free lg bag of fabric remnants
« on: December 11, 2020, 08:15:36 AM »
Are you or someone you know a "sewist"?  NYTimes says that's the latest non-gender designation of someone who creates with a sewing machine.  Want to pass on various types of fabric, mostly cotton of different weights, and various modest lengths.  Good for masks, maybe curtains, pillow covers, children's clothes.  Pick up in lobby of the Belvedere, 35th St between 84th-85th. 

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