So, anyway, Las Americas. It was quite good. A friendly neighborhood spot. In the front is a butcher and small grocery store, and in the back is a counter and a few tables where they serve food. I had a beef empanada as an appetizer, and then chuletas (a fried pork chop), which was served with tostones (green plantains), rice and beans, and a small salad. To drink I had aguapanela, which was referred to in the menu as Columbian lemonade. It certainly had lemon in it, but perhaps some other fruit as well. Regardless of what was in it, it was delicious.
The chuletas and tostones and rice and beans. You can also see the aguapanela.
Walking west. In the distance you can see the Empire State Building.
Getting closer to the East River.
Now, a thought. New York. What is it? A city. It has five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island. Yet Manhattan is, in many ways, the heart of New York City, the symbol for the entire city, the foundation. Not to degrade the other boroughs, for they are all great and a part of New York City (except, maybe, for Staten Island, which kind of just sucks).
So anyway, I walked, went to the bathroom in the Citi building, the tallest building in Queens, and from there it was a 10 minute walk to the edge. I found myself at a construction site where they are building high rises.
The fringe of the construction site. You can see an SUV, next to which were a bunch of tires.
So anyway, that was my adventure. I later had some pizza and two McChicken sandwiches, which is a pretty major breaking of the Passover laws. Oh well. The breading on my pork chop was a pretty major transgression, as well.
See you in hell!