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Are Home Solar Panels Cost Effective?

solar panels on roof

In the 2021 SEIA national solar rankings, Florida was third across all states, indicating that Floridians are beginning to take advantage of solar power. But how much do home solar panels cost most homeowners? Are you in danger of spending more than these solar panels are worth?

That’s what we’re here to look at today. Read on to find out more about the cost of solar panels for homes and whether they’re a worthy investment in 2022. Continue reading Are Home Solar Panels Cost Effective?

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Panther Mural on a Building

Pink Panther Building
All Photos By Gail

This delightful Pink Panther Mural by the Queens-based street artist known as Jerkface was photographed by me on Morgan Avenue between Ingraham Street and Johnson Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Pink Panther Mural by Jerkface

Signage indicates that the building houses Max Cellar, a new music venue located in the basement below the now closed Amancay’s Diner. The front entrance of the building is at 2 Knickerbocker Ave.

Jerkface Tag

Review: Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour!

Dim Sum Go Go
All Photos By Gail Except Where Noted

Whether you have lived in NYC all your life, are visiting for the first time, or are a local looking for a fun and unique activity to entertain out of town guests, I can’t think of more worthwhile daytime activity than going on a Foods of New York Tours’ Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour — which I took a couple weekends ago and had the best time ever!

The Gourmet Chinatown Food and Culture Tour is NYC’s only walking tour that includes multiple sit-down food tastings as well as an unequaled opportunity to learn so many fascinating things about the Chinese people and the amazing heritage they bring to New York City (which is home to the largest Chinatown in the US)! During this tour, you get to taste a diverse selection of dishes from three acclaimed Chinatown restaurants and one of Chinatown’s favorite bakeries, so you will enjoy several varieties of Chinese cuisines. You also get to celebrate the tradition and etiquette of this rich culture by searching out historical and cultural landmarks of the area on your way from tasting to tasting. Let me share a little bit about my experience of the tour.

Dim Sum GoGo Interior
Dim Sum GoGo Interior

You’ll start your tour by meeting up with your group and guide at Dim Sum GoGo (located at 5 East Broadway near Chatham Square), and this where you’ll have your first tasting. Our host and tour guide was a super friendly and knowledgeable guy named Raheem, and he was just fantastic.  Dim Sum GoGo served us a selection of five different Hong Kong style dumplings over the course of about 45 minutes, during which time Raheem told us all about the history of Dim Sum, which was fascinating.

Three Dumplings

Unlike the Ballroom Dum Sum places, where servers wheeling carts of readymade dumplings and other dishes will circulate around the dining room, all dishes at Dim Sum GoGo are made fresh to order. Raheem described the ingredients of each dumpling as we ate it. I appreciated the food vibe, which made each bite taste special!

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