03 Dec 2010 / Week in NY 11/22-11/28/2010

Wow this post is late. Life has been way too busy.

For about a week, I was craving corn ramen. On Monday, I couldn’t take it anymore and made some. I think it turned out pretty well. Hopefully I can try it again and use fresh noodles and homemade broth.

This is a game that a bunch of friends are writing for their game design class. They call it “Pong Revolution”

On Thursday, Chithra and I made pizza for Thanksgiving dinner. Here are all the ingredients we used.

We roasted poblano peppers on the stove. They are so tasty^^.

Here is what they looked like after roasting, peeling, and cutting.

Here is the first of many pizzas we made. It has tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.

My favorite was pizza with chipotle chilies, poblano peppers, asiago and mozzarella. Unfortunately, I only remembered to take a photo after I finished eating it -_-.

On Friday, Sean and did some exploring under Columbia.

Below are tracks that used to have coal carts transporting coal to the power house in University Hall back in the day. University Hall actually still exists, but it is now surrounded on all sides by buildings.

Some interesting graffiti:

Some really old batteries that had long ago leaked and rusted.

Does anyone know who drew these mice all over the tunnels?

An eyewash and shower station. After trying to test it, we realized that it isn’t connected. Sounds safe to me.

The famous signature wall. The first time I saw this I was pretty disappointed. I had only read about it and expected signatures from a century ago. Turns out the oldest signatures are probably from the 80s or 90s.

A lot of University Hall still has its beautiful details that builders never seem to put into buildings anymore. This brick was found in one of the deepest parts of the old power house.

Me with a huge valve of some sort.

There is a lot of unused space in university hall. I think it would make an awesome party space.

Finally the Triga Mark II, a nuclear reactor for educational purposes. It was built in the late 60s during the height of the Cold War. Unfortunately, it was never used because of financial problems and community outcry. Now it just sits dormant under the engineering building. You can read about it here, here, and here.