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Dinner at WastEDny

So glad I got to experience WastEDny tonight. I didn't have a reservation and I went early hoping that I could dine at the bar. There were no seats but I lucked out because there was one available table and the gracious manager let me sit there. Show More Summary

The Redesigned Townhouse for Maximum Privacy and Convenience

Fantasy meets reality. The seclusion of a private residence with the amenities of a full-service building may be the most desirable living situation in the constantly active and congested New York City. This exclusive buyer's dreamsShow More Summary

Basquiat's Rarely Seen Notebooks Open At The Brooklyn Museum

As lines continue to blur in fields of art and technology (and everything else) it is easier to see street art as an online/on-street diary -- a forum for speech making, a laboratory for testing ideas, a publishing platform for the dispersing of truths and lies and theories and maxims and slogans and aphorisms. Show More Summary

Meet the (Mess) Mets!

Welcome to the 2015 season -- a faint glimmer of hope arrives on warmer winds for long-suffering Mets fans. After a long, frozen offseason, the New York Mets are set to open against the Washington Nationals this Sunday on ESPN. Last year was the sixth straight non-winning season for the Mets. Show More Summary

Adele Sarno, 'San Gennaro Queen,' Faces Eviction by Italian American Museum

"Listen, everybody gets old, don't throw us away like garbage. It's not fair, you cannot have a senior citizen thrown in the street, where they gonna go, what if they don't have a family? In other words, senior citizens have no rights." -Adele Sarno Eighty-five-year-old Adele Sarno is facing eviction this week. Show More Summary

First Nighter: "Don Carlo" at the Met Is Grand Opera, "Soldier X" Marches Well at HERE

You don't hear the term "grand opera" much anymore. That's if you hear it at all. But it's going to be revived right now in regards to the opening night performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo at the Metropolitan Opera House. Thanks...Show More Summary

Cherry Bombe Jubilee 2015

This weekend the biannual magazine Cherry Bombe hosted their annual conference in NYC to celebrate women in food across the globe and all niches of the food industry. The lineup offered up the sage wisdom of well-known favorites like...Show More Summary

Astoria Characters: The Rememberer

If you don't know anything about Pedro Fernandez de Unamuno, and most of the world doesn't, look at his hat. He's wearing it so you'll ask him about it. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ask Pedro about his Boina. It's a black Boina, a Basque-style...Show More Summary

Party at the Movies Like Never Before

Image Courtesy BBQ Films Did you spend your adolescence dreaming you could be part of your favorite movie? Wish you could boogie at the Under the Sea dance in Back to the Future? That you could fight crime with the Teenage Mutant Ninja...Show More Summary

Why All the Single Ladies Want to Stay That Way

A catch-up session with girlfriends over coffee invariably becomes an all out hash-fest about our love lives. We do not hesitate to dive into the juicy stuff: who likes whom, who broke up or -- as it seems everyone is doing lately -- who got engaged. Show More Summary

Deli Man

The best deli in town may be a movie. Deli Man is as wistful as it is exuberant since it deals with both a vanishing cuisine and institution that once comprised a world. The movie comes complete with a glossery of terms "stetl," "meshugah," "mitzvah," and "challah," because deli is and was a form of communication. Show More Summary

Before The Summer Sauna, Appreciate This!

I know I'm not alone in feeling like this was the most brutal winter in the history of the world.Thankfully, unless global weirding has broken the cycle already, warmer weather is on the way. Before we start complaining about the brutal...Show More Summary

Top 5 Unique Date Ideas in NYC

"So... you want to go watch a movie?" Admit it. You have heard this phrase way too many times, either from your potential love interest or a friend visiting from out of town. In New York City where there are so many unique activities...Show More Summary

Culinary Creature: Anne-Sophie Pic

This month is Women's History Month. I am thinking about Food and Feminism, a rhythmic alliteration that bears a mash-up of the coolest of heroines: the perennial all-stars, Julia, Martha, and Alice Waters. But this month, I focus on...Show More Summary

The Faithful Shopper: Don't PassOver the Easter Treats

Happy Passover - Happy Easter! As always, I focus on the sugary for these joyous holidays - chocolate treats that promise even sweeter days in the spring and summer to come. Two of the below specifically note they carry kosher items,...Show More Summary

Atlantic for Kids Brings Lisa Loeb's Musical and More to NYC

I spend a lot of time writing about how much more producers and non-profits could be doing to encourage a new theater audience. That begins at the youngest of ages. As arts education continues to get cut across the country, someone needs to pick up the slack. Show More Summary

NYC Housing: A Clear and Present Danger

In the wake of New York City's devastating gas explosion and fire in the East Village, which destroyed residential buildings and injured dozens of New Yorkers, there couldn't be a more critical time to take a serious look at New York's...Show More Summary

"Of Things Soothsaid and Spoken": Paintings by Yevgeniya Baras

Installation shot "Of Things Soothsaid and Spoken", paintings by Yevgeniya Baras, is the current show at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects. Baras makes paintings that disrupt expectations of format and stretch the bounds of what a painting...Show More Summary

The Heidi Chronicles: Pursuing It All

Give Wendy Wasserstein credit: Her play The Heidi Chronicles brilliantly toes the line between remaining relevant to new, contemporary audiences while simultaneously exemplifying how far we've come from tumultuous years of inequality for women. Show More Summary

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