Thursday, January 6, 2011

Save the Date: Stop n' Swap in Feb

This could be something fun to check out in Feb, especially if you have a few things you don't need anymore and could be of good use in a new home...or just to pick up a few things for yourself.  Free!

Stop n' Swap is community swap where people can bring "clean, working, portable" items (clothing, books - I have a few I can donate! - electronics, etc) for the taking, but this isn't a requirement.  Anyone can check out the items and take on a first come, first serve basis. No doubt most of it we may not want or need, but there might be a few gems in there.  Not something I'd go out of my way for (one loc is near me, so it works out:), but it's all in the name of Recycling - a cause I can support: ).

There are a few locations, but here are the 2 that I think most people can get to more easily.

Saturday, February 12, 11am-2pm - Queens (Jackson Heights)
Renaissance Charter School, basement cafeteria
35-59 81st St. b/t 37th & 35th Aves

Saturday, February 26, 11am-2pm - Brooklyn (Ft. Greene)
M.S. 113 lobby, 300 Adelphi Street b/t DeKalb and Lafayette

Check out the website for more details:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

NYColor Meal & Movie: The King's Speech, Sat 1/8!


To kick off the new year, let's start with a Meal & Movie this Saturday January 8th!  This is where we watch a recommended or well-rated movie and pair it with a meal appropriate to the genre or movie theme.  We usually go before noon to AMC for $6 tickets and grab lunch afterwards, but we're making an exception this week (using discount tickets, of course: ).

Upon recommendation from my mom and a few friends, we're going to watch THE KING'S SPEECH, starring Colin Firth (see the trailer HERE).  Bring your fake British accents and join us for dinner and a movie!

NOTE: Meeting time and location will be emailed through the NYColor email list (sign-up HERE, if you haven't already!) or email me:

 See you then!

Monday, January 3, 2011

NYChar Review: New KTown Food Court!

We might have a new favorite hang out place in NY, and it's in KTown, right across from Woorijip - another favorite of ours.  Featuring over 200 seats, 3 floors, and free water for the long walk down 32nd st (note: from a water dispenser, but you get your choice of hot or cold: ), we foresee this new food court as a convenient place to grab a quick bite at one of the 7 restaurants (for a reasonable price, all pretty well under $10) that may rival Woorijip but won't make it obsolete (at least we hope not!).  I'm interested to see what happens on a busy day - currently, it seems inefficient with having to order everything at the front.  Let me know what you think (see photos and review from HERE).

From the NYCCravings Food Truck
As for the food options, 6 of the 7 stands are Korean (w/ Japanese and Chinese influence), naturally, but all a little different, so I look forward to trying them.  The 7th stand is one familiar to me: Bian Dang (formally NYCCravings).  I used to work next to the truck and think it's pretty good Taiwanese food, especially for this area.  There's a "Taiwanese Sampler Platter" that's only $4 that you should start with, and then you can build up to the pork chops (see left: ).

It will take a few months before it's fully ready, but it's already a cool spot to check out, even just for the Korean music videos on the 3rd floor.  Just ignore the random paintings - not sure what chocolate, popcorn, sashimi, soup spoon, and a drum w/ a pepper have in common haha.  We're also not sure what to call this place yet (don't quite like Food Gallery), but the best unofficial name to date is "Ktown Kafeteria".  Other thoughts?

Sweet Taro Ice Cream Crepe
Crepe Monster - 3rd Floor
***FREE ALERT***: One reason to check it out this week is to see Josh at Crepe Monster - a not-yep-open crepe place on the 3rd floor, because he's practicing and making savory (bul-go-gi) and sweet (w/ Chinatown Ice Cream Factory ice cream) crepes that he's giving out for FREE (after 7p).  

Our little secret - try it out! Disclaimer: this isn't an official free deal, and he only makes a few to hand out, but if you're there at 7p, you have a good shot.  I've gone 2 days in a row now to hang out and can confirm the offer.  

I'm sure we'll be back to visit soon (see how much fun we have there: ).  Enjoy!