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Candle Cafe's Co-Founder Bart Potenza Talks Health, Veganism And Saying Yes

I met up with Bart Potenza, the founder of the vegan restaurant Candle Cafe, at his Upper East Side locale. Bart has a warm, jovial and energetic presence despite being almost 80 years old ("80 going on 60" he tells me). Along with his...Show More Summary

A New Path To Ending Family Homelessness

An October 30, 2016 editorial in the New York Post noted that the Mayor had no long-term plan to reduce family homelessness. That's not necessarily true. The de Blasio Administration does have a plan, it's just the wrong one. They think that more affordable housing and temporary rental vouchers will reduce homelessness. Show More Summary

What Is The Economic Value Of An Actor?

The Statue of Liberty ? arguably the nation’s most iconic American landmark ? brings in about $180 million per year to New York City’s economy. In the most recent recorded fiscal year, off-Broadway theatre generated an estimated $535 million. Show More Summary

Montauk In Autumn

I have early childhood memories of visiting Montauk during summers of the mid 1980's. I must have been five or six years old, and what stayed with me to this day was the impression of wilderness surrounding this town. I remember giant...Show More Summary

Reverse Mortgages: Unintended Consequences

By Jessica Scholes, Staff Attorney, New York Legal Assistance Group Shirley, a 79-year-old homeowner, has lived most of her life in the Manhattan home her parents bought over 70 years ago. In 2009, Shirley decided to take out a reverse...Show More Summary

Jazz at Lincoln Center Swings with the Jazz Age

No cultural institution, anywhere, does a better job recalling the Jazz Age and its inseparable link with New York than Jazz at Lincoln Center. After all, New York largely came of age during the Age of Jazz. Without the seasoning itShow More Summary

Combining High Tech with High Touch. The Cure for Harmful Medical Debt Collection Practices?

In a multi-part series titled "Medical Debt Collections: High Tech, High Touch - High Time," I am chronicling the role of companies, organizations and individuals who are, out of the public eye, devoting their energy to tackling andShow More Summary

Real Estate Principal Discusses Short & Long Term Ramifications of L-Train Shut Dow

The one constant in our fast paced, stimulating city is change. Some changes are easier to adapt to than others; one change affecting the L Train shut down for 18 months might prove a more difficult adjustment. This is the train that goes from Manhattan to Brooklyn and is often associated with a cool, hipster culture. Show More Summary

There Go The Neighbor-hoods!

This is a scary Halloween story from long ago involving a bunch of kids known as....the Little Neckers. Right about now a chill will be running down your spine if you're gray at the temples and you grew up where I did on the edge ofShow More Summary

Rising Star Chef At Sixty 5 Main In Nyack, NY

Nyack is a 17th century town that has long been one of the loveliest on the banks of the majestic Hudson River, about 25 miles north of Manhattan on the western end of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Once a shipbuilding center, the town has gone...Show More Summary

Alamo Drafthouse NYC Opens in Brooklyn With New York PSAs

Film (and food) fans, rejoice! Alamo Drafthouse, the innovative Texas movie theater chain, has finally opened its first outpost in New York City. Photo: Kristin McCracken Located in City Point, a robust new shopping mecca emerging in...Show More Summary

Celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day!

Join us to celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) on November 18th, 2016 at the United Nations. With a variety of days dedicated to various causes, one might ask - Why does the world need a Women's Entrepreneurship Day? Consider then, that women perform 66% of the world's work, yet earn 10% of the world's income. Show More Summary

The NFL And Josh Brown Do-Over Episode

The NFL has been vigilant in suspending players for P.E.D. violations and other forms of self-destructive behavior such as substance abuse, but it has been sparse in enforcing penalties for destructive behavior toward others. In suspending...Show More Summary

Gender Imbalance In The Art Museum And Gallery Worlds

There must be an all women's organization for every industry on the planet. A quick Google search brought up the following: Business Women's Network (BWN) Alliance for Women in Media, American Medical Women's Association, CommercialShow More Summary

Commercial Tenant Harassment in New York City--Questionable Medicine

Effective September 26, 2016, New York City adopted an ordinance giving commercial tenants a cause of action against their landlords for "harassment." Clearly modeled on a similar law adopted in favor of residential tenants some fewShow More Summary

Manhattan Conversations: A Conversation With An NFL Player (Continued)

"With me, it's always a dress," he said. "Dress or jeans?" I asked over the phone. Why did I always wait until ten minutes before I had to walk out the door to figure out what I was going to wear? "Dress. I'm wearing slacks and a button down. Show More Summary

On 45th Anniversary of "French Connection" release, Det. Sonny Grosso talks about taking Friedkin and his Mother to "impenetrable" Rao's

Sonny Grosso and Judge Eddie Torres -- Monday's at Rao's "Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be..." --Under the Boardwalk, The Drifters In the terrific and recent Vanity Fair story about...Show More Summary

DuVernay's 13th & The Racial Politics Of Broken Windows Policing

Last week I watched Ava DuVernay's powerful documentary on the history of racial inequality in the United States, titled 13th after the Constitutional Amendment that, in a seeming paradox, abolished slavery and entrenched racial hierarchy at the same time. Show More Summary

Tadeusz Sudol: Connected to Two Worlds - New York and Old Europe

Every day, when Tadeusz (Tad) Sudol, Ph.D. makes the crossing from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island -- the "small town" of 14,000 in New York's East River -- he is reminded of another crossing he made, 28 years ago. In 1988, Peter Marcuse,...Show More Summary

Me and Auntie Mame in New York

Every kid needs an Auntie Mame. My Auntie Mame was born in 1895. Her name was Dorothy and she was my grandfather's sister. She took a liking to me from the very beginning. In fact, when I was first learning to walk my mother and Dorothy were on opposite sides of the room and each called out to me to come to them. Show More Summary

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