Moca is almost finished. Looks great inside - but expect lots of hair gel the first few weeks. Too much neon for them to pass up. It's unrecognizable from UJ's, the great Forest Hills diner that coulda been. Like fellow newcomer Bangkok Cuisine, raises the bar on Restaurant Row.
Mandees/Annie Sez - Still for rent and getting tougher to look at everyday. Brings that Eddie Bauer/Barnes & Noble area down.
Sorisi/Tasti Delight - Gone from funny to embarrassing. This boarded up building looks straight out of the South Bronx 1979. And it's the first thing people see when coming off the subway.
The idling FDNY ambulance at the Continental/Austin intersection: What is the purpose of this traffic-causing pollution spewing mainstay?
Lights on Ascan Ave - Got an email from someone opposed the new light at Kessel an Ascan. I've got no problem with it. There's also one at Continental and Kessel so you can go down Kessel without having to inch forward and the cross streets without the fear of getting smashed into at a moment's notice.
Lastly, Trade Fair is now offering the 10% Senior discount on Wednesdays only. In other words, do not go to Trade Fair on Wednesdays.