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April 15, 2007

NY-centric odds-n-ends

*Politicker identifies some interesting donors on Rudy Giuliani's list.

*Mayor Bloomberg was asked by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, if New York City could spare any NYPD cops for global peacekeeping missions. I hope he said no.

*The NRA puts a negative caricature of Mike Bloomberg on the cover of its magazine and Deputy Mayor Ed Skylar delivers this non-sequitur in response: "It really shows how they talk out of both sides of their mouth, claiming to be against illegal guns while doing everything possible to undermine efforts to crack down on them." I'm not sure how the magazine cover shows that, exactly. It's like saying that Skylar's comments really show how Mike Bloomberg claims to be only be against illegal guns but really wants to take away the law-abiding citizen's right to own a firearm.

*I went to a really great Indian resturant last night, probably the best I've been to in the U.S (Britain does one culinary thing so much better than us and that is Indian food). It's called Earthen Oven and it's on the upper west side. Yum.

*And speaking of the UWS, Esther Kustanowitz has a cute article about how so many Jews make the UWS their home (not this Jew, I am a Brooklyn-ite first, an Upper East Sider second).

Posted by Karol at April 15, 2007 03:42 PM | TrackBack
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How strange, I was at Earthen Oven too with my girlfriend last week, inspired by that NY Times article. The food was good, but they really packed in the tables; I think that article has brought in a lot of business. The result was that the nearby people were all up in our grills and vice versa, which was extremely distracting.

There's a place called Brick Lane, in the East Village, that also has good British-style Indian.

Posted by: Yaron at April 15, 2007 07:40 PM

For good Indian food you really have to cross the Hudson.

Posted by: someone at April 15, 2007 09:48 PM

Thanks for the link and the almost-correct spelling of my last name, Karol! It says a lot that you were willing to link to an article about the "wrong side of the park."

Hope all is well!

Posted by: Esther Kustanowitz at April 16, 2007 10:17 AM

Spelling error fixed, Esther, sorry about that.

Posted by: Karol at April 16, 2007 11:34 AM

Funny, Yaron, I hadn't read the review, just randomly found them on Open Table. I'll have to check out Brick Lane, I rather be in the EV than on the UWS.

Posted by: Karol at April 16, 2007 11:51 AM
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