Mission Statement

We are a people who tell stories in one form or another.
After all isn't blogging just another way to gather around and tell those stories?

Motherhood is Painless is about finding the humor in the every day. In finding the happiness in those stories that we tell. What would happen if we *all* learned to laugh at ourselves? Maybe then the dark corners would recede a bit and we would all rejoice at the love we find there.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Jackson Heights

Well, here we are. We moved and are starting to settle in to the new digs. Nice, airy and clean. Once we get the boxes moved in, we will have a lovely spacious home.

Kayakboy is committed to keeping things streamlined, so we're setting aside a box of things to discard, either to donate, directly to the trash, or for resale on ebay.

We're also starting to figure out the particulars of the neighborhood. Jackson Heights contains a large Indian, Mexican and Columbian population. There are great restaurants and local markets. A particular favorite is already Trade Fair, which seems to sell just about everything a girl could want in a grocery store, including the largest selection of baby food I've ever seen.

We've visited here a few times, so we knew of a few places already - like the Jackson Diner, which doesn't serve diner food, but Indian, and has a lunch buffet. We've also stopped for snacks at the Delhi Palace takeout counter. (Samosas, pakoras and desserts.) There is a good diner, The Mark Twain, which is a couple of blocks away. We're trying to find a good Chinese place, but nothing yet. It's just a matter of time. Today we walked north a bit and found a Waldbaum's super market, a patissiere, and a few other shops. Dave said the pastry he tried was good. (I was restrained and didn't get anything.)

I also found a hardware store, the park and have been to the Duane Reade several times already.
Life here is pretty damn good.


Anonymous said...

Don't know how I stumbled upon your blog, but I grew up in JH and know it well. The Chinese place in the Waldbaum's shopping center is very good, and that bakery is great as well. There is a great new coffee shop/cafe on 37th & 78 that's great, full of new moms in the mornings.
The park on 77th St has a Farmer's Market in the summer, which is nice.
Enjoy! I miss my 'hood!

Sadaf Trimarchi said...

man, I am so jealous! We used to hit JH pretty often when we lived in Brooklyn.