Tuesday, May 26, 2009
My school holds graduation at Rodef Shalom every year.
Being the crazy person she is, my mother arrived two hours before the ceremony to reserve seats for the ten people (my sister, Kathy, from Florida, dad, a few darling neighbors (Lori, Zev andPaula) and friends (Arlan and Bunny)) who cheered me on throughout the ceremony. It was lovely. The teachers entered the main hall in robes of forest green with colored scarves in a very Harry Potter-like procession and the Seniors, clad in cap and gown, followed closely behind. It was sad for me to be amongst my teachers for the last time and to realize college is fast approaching.
Our speaker was Charlie Rose, and boy, can he deliver a speech. His graduation sentiments were delivered in a calming voice that had a slight Southern drawl. His energy captivated everyone and thankfully engaged the audience for the entirety of his speech. I am glad we had an exceptional speaker.
The ceremony lasted an hour and a half and was followed by strawberries and cookies downstairs for people to say goodbye to friends, teachers and take pictures with family. Our troupe shmoozed and then ran (well hurried because one of my neighbors was on crutches) to get a cab and to venture for lunch at Aquavit!!
My parents thought it would be a nice gesture for me to return to the restaurant that honored me with an internship and where I had so many lovely memories working in the kitchen.
We divided amongst three cabs, arrived at the same time and proceeded, past the cafe, to the main dining room. The architecture is simple, modern and sparse. The warm yellow glow of the bar area, that connects the cafe/front entrance to the main dining room, is architecturally spectacular. Leather egg chairs are enveloped by earthy tones of light which absorb into a wooden ceiling sculpted as rolling waves. The bar area leads to the main dining room, where an oval table with high back leather chairs, probably taken from a set of Star Trek, was laid out with modern flatware and accompanied by a small bouquet of purple flowers.
No sooner had our watier greeted us than my mother asked Chef to appear before we ordered. Executive Chef Johan Svensson guided me through the Aquavit kitchen when I worked as an intern last year. He was kind and I always admired him for his calm demeanor; I was thankful he delegated the kitchen without raising his voice. We both posed for pictures, he marveled that I was graduating, and we reminisced for a few moments before he dashed back into the kitchen for lunch service.
We were nine people, seated near the kitchen door, but still comfortably sectioned off from the rest of the tables in the dining room, which was probably for the best because we were a raucous crowd. After a tearful toast by the parents and neighbors we all ordered two Flights of Three ($17), three choice flavors of imported Aquavits. Aquavit is similar to vodka, also distilled from wheat and potatoes, but experiences a much longer distillation period and infused with seasonings of fruit and herbs. The combinations are endless and we ordered six for the table!
In a frenzied rush to try each flavor, small shot glasses passed hand to hand. A round of continuous sipping and tasting lasted until everyone had tried all the flavors, not to mention until they all felt a little woozy :) A favorite of the table was the Fig and Toasted Cardamon.
The spice had a strong aroma but the taste was sweet with the sharp kick of vodka and roasted spice on the swallow down. Other flavors included; Pear, Vanilla and Black Pepper; Blueberry and Elderflower; Lychee and Orange Blossom; and Mango, Lime and Chili Pepper. If you are a spice fanatic, the last flavor is for you. The initial taste is light and refreshing and the swallow down is a deep infused burn of chili, that is just what spice manics love.
My parents let the guests have free range of the menu. Things were ordered two fold, and dishes circled the table, forks were flying, and everyone used bread plates for extra food space. It was all delicious and oh so Scandinavian.
When I was working in the kitchen as an intern, I remember using a mandolin for the apple skin on the Lobster Roll ($18). The thin sheets of apple are pickled and used to wrap chunks of creamy lobster into a roll topped with trout roe, and bacon pieces.
Tender lobster plays with the sweet smooth skin of the apple and the salmon roe provides a burst of salt that enhance the creaminess of the aioli and lobster.This dish was served in half portions to interns joining the kitchen for the first time who ate amongst steal shelves of the appetizer station, licking the plate clean of the lemon aioli.
The vibrant orange of the house cured Gravlax ($15) dared me to sneak a piece from Paula's plate. By the time it reached me, the initial presentation had been massacred by poking forks of other eaters.
Served with cubed and halved fingerling potatoes, the creamy fish was smooth to swallow, tender, buttery and enhanced by a slather of spicy espresso mustard sauce and the crunch of fried potato moons.
My absolute favorites were the Herring Sampler ($12) and Foie Gras Ganache ($16). I love foie gras! I bypass the banter of PETA and animal activists to order it, especially hot, any chance I get. So on this menu, the Foie Gras is molten, but solid. Creamy, but liquid. It is a taste experience I replay over and over again. I can only show this wonder to you after it had been sopped up by bread, stabbed with a fork, ooed and ahed over by three other eaters, who equally enjoyed this dish.
That oozing form towards the bottom is molten foie gras....hot liquid that issues forth from a soft shell of more foie gras. Atop the pastrami-spiced duck is kumquat and Asian pear chutney, along with a dollop of mango sorbet. Flavors on the whole, enhance the creaminess and smoked, salty flavor of the pastrami. Definitely order this and experience it for yourself.
The picture of the herring sampler provided does not do justice to the intricate flavors and delicate tastes of their herrings. Most often I do not like herring, but Aquavit prepares it exceptionally well and covers an array of flavors. The top left is a Curry, Apple, Chive combination whose bold curry is countered by a hum of sweet from small apple cubes.
A refreshing Vodka Lime with Salmon Roe is pictured on the top right. It is neighbored by a Matjes, Red Onion and Sour Cream sample, sweet from the wine and red onion and paired nicely with a dollop of cream. The last sample was the fishiest, topped with black pepper and I think pickled horseradish. All in all an outstanding dish.
The Fried Soft Shell Crab ($15) surrounded by a curried Remoulade with carrot bits, enhanced the butter-fried taste of the thin and crispy batter.
There is plenty of soft crab meat behind the veil of crunch, and I continuously dipped the morsel into the sauce, along with leaves of a spicy watercress salad. Simple, delicate and gone in a few bites.
Three orders of the Braised Short Ribs ($18) made the rounds. This dish was like the decor, simple and properly done. I was not excited nor dissatisfied. Seared on all sides the meat is served atop an English pea puree, nettles, ramps and morels.
The puree is similar to sea foam and provides a sweet aftertaste to the earthy marinated meat and slice of morel.
In between appetizer and entree courses we received another dish, compliments of the chef :). Our waiter brought out huge bowls filled with mini cubes of ice. Embedded among the vast bowl was a small plate that had a rectangle of yellow fin tuna tartar. It was no bigger than my index finger. Such a large bowl for such a tiny morsel? All the same, the tartar mixed with pine nuts and avocado was fresh and light. On top was a crispy, thin brioche slice and cilantro sprouts. The avocado made a bite creamy, while lime and cilantro worked at the back of my throat to conjure a hint of heat. Yay for a free course!
My dad ordered hearty and traditional Swedish Meatballs ($20). The meat was well seasoned and tasty, but not a dish to rave over.
Served with puffs of mashed potatoes, hearty cream sauce, it was satisfying and tangy when tasted with lingonberry sauce.
Bunny, our family friend from Philadelphia, ordered the Seared Skate ($21). She portioned a lightly crusted piece onto my bread plate.
The translucent flake was moist, tender and slightly crunchy from the light breading that absorbed the lemon butter sauce. Pea shoots and Spring peas were a nice pairing to the bright taste of the sea.
Paula, my neighbor and my half sister Kathy, (who made the trip for my graduation from Florida!) both ordered the Rare Tuna and Scallops ($27).
Salt sprinkled over the pink eye of rare tuna adds an intense flavor to the outer coating of Miso and Cumin, whose smoky heat contrasts nicely to the sweet puree of English pea and buttery flavor of baby asparagus splayed on the plate. That run on was needed..it's so yummy! The scallops were very tender, sauteed in butter and delicious.
I ordered the Hot- Smoked Arctic Char ($26), whose pinkish orange hues bounced off of a huge, white porcelain bowl that focused my attention. Our waiter then arrived with a tea kettle, and delicately poured a steaming green apple and horseradish consomme into my bowl, that enveloped the smoked fillet in a pool of gold.
Beneath the fish was a dollop of crème fraîche whose tangy cream mixed with the broth and intensified the sweet, but biting liquid. Topped with silky enoki mushrooms, the fish flaked with a slight pressure from my fork and my mouth was taken over by the supple texture of the flesh.
Ordering dessert is the most strenuous. If we could, every person at the table would have ordered the whole dessert menu. After a long period of deliberation, we narrowed it down to two choices.
My mother has a love affair with the Arctic Circle ($12). She speared into the velvety goat cheese parfait to dig out the tart, passion fruit curd trapped inside, before I could snap a pic. Hence the picture of this half eaten treat. Topped with a sweet, creamy blueberry sorbet the dessert is refreshing, smooth and delightful.
Just for the heck of it, even though we didn't order it, our waiter brought us a taste of the Apple Lingonberry Bread Pudding. The bread combined with lingonberries was dense, thankfully not dry, and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
A lingonberry vodka reduction zigged zagged underneath a curiously delicious scoop of Cardamon ice cream. I liked the ice cream better than the pudding and enjoyed many spiced spoonfuls.
The very dark outer crust of this Chocolate Hazelnut Tart encircled a rich dark chocolate ganache that was set on a layer of chopped hazelnuts and Carmel. Also on the plate, spheres of sweet, caramelized banana and crunchy hazelnuts were circled by dark chocolate rings alongside a scoop of salted caramel ice cream, whose melted liquid soaked into the base of the tart and caused me to furiously spoon the complex flavors into my watering mouth. I love dark chocolate and the shavings of salt only intensified the bold flavors of Carmel and cacao.
Thoroughly stuffed after our four hour luncheon, we retrieved Chef Johan from a busy lunch service. He beamed at our smiling faces and gave a slight blush as we thanked him. I want to thank my friends and family for their love and kindness that only heightened the delicious Scandanavian fare. I want to thank the restaurant for allowing me to experience the labor and flavors of the kitchen that vaulted my tastes and vision of the culinary world. This afternoon will never be forgotten and I thank my parents for the seventeen years they have loved and provided for me.
Hope you enjoyed reading! :)
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday morning I had graduation rehearsal. First off, because of swine flu, our headmaster wore leather gloves avoiding contact with the 'unknown contaminated' and second, we were not allowed to shake hands or hug while receiving our diploma. It's a little ridiculous, but parents are worried.
Rehearsal was a little surreal. Forty two of us sat in pews listening to the order of the impending procession thinking that tomorrow, we will be graduates. Memories of my thirteen years, from Kindergarten to Senior year, flooded across my mind. I am going to miss it.
Rehearsal ended and I ventured to the Shake Shack on 77th and Amsterdam Ave. to do research for a mondo review I am going to be posting soon.
Afterward I met with my friend Allison near the #6 train at 32nd street. We walked downtown and headed toward Lamazou which I had never been to but whose location I had in my trusty Moleskine. So we walked over to 27th and 3rd.
We were heralded across the street by the bright red sign and entered what seemed to be, the highest concentration of Italian gourmet goods in the space of a long walk in closet. Jams, olive oil, candies from Italy, dried fruits, olives, etc. filled shelves, refrigerators, baskets, every corner imaginable; no bare wall could be seen.
Behind a low glass case of olives and cakes, a slide-door refrigerator of cheeses, prosciutto and meats, are the ingredients used for a list of delectable sandwiches, salads, and such. I felt like I had walked into an authentic mom and pop store; a real neighborhood gem.
The sandwich menu (above) is squeezed in between products on top of a counter, veiled by hanging baskets and other menus. Allison ordered the number 6, Bohemian, containing grilled vegetables and the option of Havarti or Smoked Mozarella. I went for a Lamazou Favorite; imported prosciutto Di Parma with Mozarella and Roasted Red Pepers on Rosemary Ciabatta. THESE PRICES ARE AMAZING! We both ordered half sandwiches, which would be considered a full sandwich at some many delis lunch stops.
This picture is only one side of my half order! There was another half like this and it only cost me $5.95! For some reason this discovery delighted me and made me smile even more than after my first bite. The mozarella is sliced thin, the prosciutto smoky. On that first bite my mouth missed the bread and went straight for the fillings. My teeth sunk through mozarella, into layers of salted prosciutto, hit the vinegary sweet juice of roasted red paper, and made it to the lettuce for a refreshing and crisp finish. The bread was unexpectedly soaked with a balsamic vinaigrette that played nicely with the red pepper taste and kept the sandwich moist. The bread wafted smells of rosemary as I bit into the meat. Hmm, I think next time I will ask them to toast the bread, yummm.
Allison's was equally delicious. It contained thick smoky slabs of Havarti, sliced artichoke, red pepper, tomatos, tender zucchini layered between, creamy pesto and bread to smack your lips over and indulge in roasted veggie goodness. I suppose from these descriptions you can tell I liked my lunch :)
We chatted with the woman behind the counter for some time, who told us her favorite sandwiches and such. She warmly greeted a customer that walked in, knew her order, and prepared it as soon as the neighbor approached the counter. This place gave me a really warm feeling. A shop that welcomes it's customers and keeps them for life.
I have been on the search for a Moleskine planner. I had heard a papperie on 18th between 5th and 6th would have them. So we walked in the blistering heat, walked past lost souls waiting in a snaking line for the 23rd street Shake Shack, only to discover that the stationary store had run out of planners. Saddened, we decided to search for dessert.
We were relatively close to Billy's Bakery. So we walked over for an afternoon treat.
Right in the front window, a tray of carrot cake cupcakes were being lathered with cream cheese icing and accessorized with roasted pecans. Sun filtering in through the trees made these shimmer and I immediately went in for a shot.
My mouth was watering as I snapped these. Still shooting pictures, I ordered a carrot cupcake, specifically asking for it to be from a tray. Hey, it's okay to be picky sometimes. Allison and I split this in half.
Each morsel was filled with shreds of carrot, plump raisins, and nibs of pecans. The frosting was deliciously subtle, it's flavor a proponent of moisture throughout the cake, and base for sweet raisins and roasted pecans.
The cake was moist through and through, not dry and crumbly, but light and filled with goodies. Definitely on of my top favorites!!
Of course this was gone in five seconds and we obviously had to order one more cupcake. Always in search for the perfect red velvet, I opted to try one.
The color reminds me of the fire engine red of Pinisi's red velvet, but this cupcake is not nearly as enjoyable.
The cream cheese frosting on this is different from the carrot cake, sweeter, and grainier. The cake was slightly dry, but overall moist. It is a good cupcake, but Pinisi still has my vote.
No longer did we feel the sense of defeat, but curiosity as we passed by Three Tarts signs for $1 marshmallows.
We went for the yuzu, a type of Japanese fruit and basil marshmallow flavors. An interesting combo. The yuzu is bright, citrusy, poofy and refreshing. The basil is strange, as you would expect basil to be in marshmallow form. All I can say is that it has a definite basil flavor, and I am not sure if I liked it as a dessert or not. The taste stayed with me as I walked Allison uptown, and it was not pleasant. I will need to try the other flavors, because the texture of the marshmallow was fabulous.
Thanks for reading! Graduation luncheon and Momofuku/Pinisi outing will be posted soon.
370 3rd Ave (27th street) New York, NY 10016
184 9th Ave (21st street)
New York, NY 10011
Three Tarts Bakery
64 9th Ave New York, NY 10011
I really felt like nova and ordered the Smoked Salmon Sandwich ($9.50), layered with capers and tomatoes, between pumpernickel spread with a thick cream cheese. The bread was flavorful, soft, a little chewy, and the cream cheese was not creamy, more of a thick layer. But, in no way can I complain about the salmon.
Along with the capers, the fish was saltier than my preference, but salt popped the flavor of the tomatoes, which became creamy with a bite that included the cheese layer. If you can manage to fit all the ingredients in one bite, it is delicious. This sandwich is huge, I can’t decide if it’s worth $9.50, but all the same I could not get enough of the salmon and ended up finishing the insides and leaving the bread aside.
My mom left me, and I headed uptown towards Two Little Red Hens. I have always passed by, but never tried their famed Brooklyn Blackout cupcake.
Cupcake prices depend on size and the flavor; a mini size, for $1.75, or a full size, which can range from $2 to $4 dollars. $4 is rather steep for a cupcake, but I decided to splurge and get one of these double chocolate confections.
This cupcake has heft. As I walked over to a little table, my paper plate was buckling beneath the weight of my dessert. Vanilla lovers beware! This multi-textured chocolate cupcake means business.
There is a tall layer of dark chocolate, truffle-like icing, that is sweet but definitely not overpowering. I hate to admit it, but it was slightly grainy and at first reminded me of Pillsbury canned chocolate icing that has come out of the fridge. The icing may be dense but once you dig in, it melts against the breath and on the tongue. There is a lot and I mean a lot, of icing, so much it topples the cake if you cut it in half. The cake appeared moist.
Without icing the chocolate underbelly turns dry and crumbly on the swallow. The most exciting part of the cupcake is a fluffy ganache, found in the center. Filled cupcakes make me happy!! And of course they need to be experienced with one large and messy bite that includes icing, cake and insides.
One of these mega combo bites is rich, and the epitome of chocolate decadence. Yummy. Eating started to become a chore. I recommend splitting one of these with a friend, that likes chocolate, because one cupcakes is a heavy but luxurious experience.
I received a call from a friend to go to a sample sale on 59th street and Lexington Ave. Because I am a ridiculous dessert freak, my walk down was interupted by a stop to
This tea stop is adorable. The upstairs room I sat in is a child’s delight; pale turquoise and red walls are home to scattered butterflies of different sizes and shapes. The tables are petite and wooden. Besides having a separate menu for black, green, herbal, red and fruit teas, they also serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I ordered the Blackberry and Chocolate Scone. This is huge. Look at those moons of melted chocolate peeking on the surface.
A hard crust encloses melted chocolate and bursting blackberries, embedded in a crumbly, cake textured scone. The dough was even salty in some bites, but the chocolate added a sweetness that worked well with the unsweetened scone.
It came with a skimpy portion of cream and jam on the side. I slathered some cream in a chocolate bite and was in heaven. I ordered some heated skim milk, which came in a mason jar with. Thereafter I began to soak little bites on a spoon.
Now if they had clotted cream, I think I would have clogged my arteries in dessert ecstasy. I ended up foraging for chocolate chips and juicy hot berries. This was rather expensive ($6.50), but I could have easily split the scone with another person. I recommend a definite visit to this adorable hideaway.
I ended the day at a POSH super sale and got a large bag of clothes for $15 dollars. A lot of trousers and flowy shirts :)
This day was good!
960 Lexington Ave. at E. 70th St.
New York, New York 10021
Two Little Red Hens
1652 2nd Ave (86th street)
New York, NY 10028
Alice's Tea Cup
156 E 64th St
I have a few posts to update from the past week, which has been filled with end of school ceremonies; my honors assembly, sports awards, and THIS MORNING WAS GRADUATION! I am now in limbo, a graduated high school senior and not yet a college student. It’s an end of an era but the prologue to a new chapter. I am so excited!!
Graduation lunch was at Aquavit with family. My mom thought it would be cute to return there and say goodbye to Chef Johan who used to talk to me about about college and school. We received delicious complimentary dishes and had a decadent meal. Posts will be up soon!!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Unsatisfying Cupcakes, Roasted Pork, Creamy Gelato -- Buttercup Bakeshop, Num Pang, L' Arte Del Gelato...and free Haagen Daaz
The batch of Red Velvets had been sitting out for a while and the icing had hardened. The cake was dry and congealed in my mouth as I swallowed, not exactly appetizing. The cream cheese is sweeter than my taste and I ended up cracking through to softer icing, only nibbling, not hungrily consuming.
I worked myself up for the peanut butter cupcake, a piece of nostalgia embodied in a baked good. What a great idea! Sadly the icing had also hardened and I could not coax a fresher replacement from the baker behind the counter. I dealt with it. Instead of using a knife, I bit right into the side. Yes, it did bring back memories of afternoon PB&J, but the type of sandwich that had been lounging in a plastic ziploc for a few hours;
The type of stale bread with room temperature jelly that would only cause me to eat half of the sandwich and sadly half of this cupcake. The peanut butter icing was not as intense as I had hoped, although it had a nice texture with peanut nibs. I did like the jam on the inside;underneath the top icing and piped into the middle. The Smucker tasting jam was okay, nothing special, with no wow factor.
Unsatisfied, I was back at the counter, scouting for more desserts. A very friendly baker told me his favorites, and gave me a sample of the Banana Pudding.
The banana flavor was intense, the vanilla pudding an afterthgouht. He mentioned that this is one of the most popular items and I can taste why, although it is denser and not as perfect as Sugar Sweet Sunshine's. But it's what Upper West siders can get easily, enjoy, and satisfy banana creamy richness for a $5 small.
I also sampled their Chocolate Trifle Pudding. The flavor was very commercial, almost processed. I blame the reminiscent taste of store bought JELLO chocolate pudding, with whip cream.
I guess, the attractive thing about this spoonful would be the fluffy texture of the whip, but it had an empty flavor and I didn't finish my lil spoon sample.
Grr....I boldly went ahead and bought one last cupcake attempt. The Devil Dog. It's shiny, enticing meringue top was very smooth, puffy, marshamllowy sweetness and pretty darn good.
Unfortunately, the cake was not. The cake didn't taste much like anything, just brown and dry.
I think I would have rather had a Hostess devil dog, which would have been moister. I finished the top instantly and left the cake behind.
I will give them the benefit of the doubt. It could have been the blame of a bad recipe or just an off day, but I was not happy with my coupon's gifts. Sadly, I am glad I didn't pay for those two cupcakes. Maybe I will need to go back to find evidence of the raves of many people. Maybe, I will go back....maybe not as soon as they would hope, but one day.
Cupcakes were the first meal of my day, but I was soon craving real food. I had my bike and to rid myself of bad cupcake calories, I rode along the Riverside bike bath to 14th street for lunch.
Heather, the woman who I lunched with at Blue Ribbon Bakery and Cafe had sent me many long texts of eats in the Union Square Area. I missed the banh-mi craze once NY Mag had done and the Times had many articles on the sandwich, and so I decided to try one of my own.
Raves of NumPang have always left me longing to sample Vietnamese flavors. So I set my bike on the inside of the parking lot, next to the closet space kitchen and cashier of Num Pang.
I went for their classic Pork sandwich, which I mistakenly called a 'Pork bahn-mi.' I was given a disdainful look by the cashier, who said, "We don't make banh-mi's here," and I realized I had stepped into "DO NOT DISCUSS FURTHER" territory. Quickly, I ordered a Corn, and Pork Sandwich. I think the upstairs is adorable! I sat at the low counter and table overlooking Stand and dug in.
A first bite right into the thick of the pork shreds was heavenly. The bread was satisfyingly crispy and the carrot/cucumber combo adds a refreshing crunch to the tender, shreds of roasted pork. The cilantro adds a slight spice that, alongwith a large squirt of hot sauce, adds an addicting heat. Probably not the neatest sandwich to eat, but I was loving the juice and sauce running on my chin and getting on my hands.
There was too much bread. So I took the crispy top slice and ate it like and open sandwich. Many napkins were sacrificed for the sake of my appearance to not look like a pig; I was licking my fingers, bypassing the bread and picking up the meat, only to slather on more hot sauce and lean back on my stool, suck in air to fight off the spice, and of course lean back in for more.
The corn was even more amazing. The chili mayo was terrific along with the sweet flakes of coconut.
My hands were scooping the mayo from the wrapper, corn spurted with each bite and it was gone within seconds. I must have been a site, but after biking and having those mediocre cupcakes this was the ultimate reward.
I wanted a dessert to salvage my morning sweet meal. So, I biked around, along Waverly, Jane Street and ended up riding East along Bleecker. I saw L' Arte Del Gelato. There is a lot of food I have read about and never tried and L' Arte Del Gelato was one of them. I sped before cars to satisfy my urge for gelato!
There were so many flavors! The creamy smooth of my two scoop indulgence is definately reason to try all the flavors, a bajillion times over!
I was in a pistachio mood and got a Panna Cotta and Pistachio combo on one of their homeade waffle cones.
The cone had no distinct flavor but the gelato...oh, the gelato!....I did an initial lick around, which slid along creamy vanilla panna cotta, melding with an intense but subtle pistachio flavor whose nutty flavor continued as I swallowed. Ah, I need to go again soon.
This day was started badly but ended foodtastic!! Yay for interminable meals.
WAIT!! and then there was free ice cream from Haagen Daaz!!! I had a Dulche De Leche YAY FREE FOOD
Buttercup Bake Shop
141 W 72nd St. (btw Amsterdam and Columbus)
New York, NY 10023
Num Pang Sandwich Shop
21 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003
L'Arte Del Gelato
75 Ninth Ave.,
New York, NY, 10011.