Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Highlights from my 19th birthday!

21 May 2016
Happy Wednesday everyone! I just turned 19 years old this past Saturday and I had such a fun day. 
Just wanted to share with all of you the places I visited, the things I saw, and the food I ate. 
Places I visited: 
• Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) in Astoria, Queens
• Sweet Spot in Astoria, Queens, New York
• Black Tap in New York, New York

Museum of the Moving Image! 

      First Picture: Listening to old movie soundtracks! 
Second Picture: Usher's uniform, Radio City Musical, 1949

We were able to sit down and watch an old cartoon show! 
(Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk)

Outfits previously worn by actors!

The flower dress was used by Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire. 
To the side of the dress, there is a body suit he also used for the role.


When we pay at the entrance, the person gives you four coins to use in the arcade center. The arcade center contains many old games, 1960's - 1990's. 


First Picture: We were to twist a handle and be able to see flip animations!
Second picture: Vintage cameras!

My favorite exhibits from the Museum!

So for a specific movie, an alien ages from childhood to adulthood in the matter of a couple of seconds. To create this scene, they used over 100 models to create such a short scene!

First Picture: A Nightmare on Elm Street! 

Second Picture: For the movie The Exorcist (1973), the main character Regan is possessed. One of the most memorable scenes from the movie is Regan being able to spin her head a full 360 degrees. To create this scene, they created a replica of Regan, and her robotic head was able to move its eyes and mouth and spin completely.

This is one of the coolest museums I have ever visited. There is plenty of interactive opportunities, from making your own stop motion animation movie, sound booth station where you can use your voice to alter existing movies, and an arcade center where you can play old games.
• Free admission Fridays 4-8pm
• Reduced price if you bring your student id (18+)

Sweet Spot in Astoria, Queens, New York
After leaving the Museum, me and Stephen went to lunch!

Truffle Mac n’ Cheese
Delicious appetizer for two!

Skirt Steak Tacos
Kept me full for most of the day! 

The service was really nice and quick! 
Would recommend to anyone wanting a quick bite.

Black Tap in New York, New York (SOHO)
The hype is real! 
This location is mainly known for their unique looking shakes and their burgers. The wait is long, so be aware. When we got to NYC, we decided to take the walk to pre-burn the calories we were about to eat. It was more than thirty blocks away.
As we approached the location, we saw a good line circling the location. We were prepared to wait since we have read their reviews on other websites. We waited an hour and a half, but we would have deff waited another hour if we came in a larger group. 
TIP: Go in a small group! (2-3 people) Larger groups had to wait an extensive amount of time.

Left picture (Me): SWEET N’ SALTY ($15)
Right picture (Stephen): THE COOKIE ($15)

The waiter told us to quickly choose what we wanted because the kitchen was backed up. The faster we ordered, the faster it will arrive. We both got The Texan Burger ($17). 
Was it worth the wait? Yes it was. 
Will you come back? Possibly, but glad we can say we tried it! 


  1. Wow! Happy Birthdayyy! Looks like it was a blast! Love those desserts from NY! Seems really yummy!


  2. Looks like you had a sweet birthday! I love museums! Art in particular! I am dying to try black taps :D



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