Archive for August, 2016

by / on August 31, 2016 at 10:33 am / in Get Cultured

Get Strange with a Stranger Things Viewing Party

First came E.T., next came The Goonies, then there was Insidious. Put them all together and you get Stranger Things. The new Netflix series, which I swiftly binge watched thanks to Verizon FiOS, has quickly become a must-watch show, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you better get on it! It’s been renewed for a 2nd season!! Whether you’ve […]

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by / on August 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm / in Beyond the Boroughs

Plan a Getaway to Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Bucks County, Pennsylvania is a great weekend destination for those seeking a wine, spirits, and food adventure! You could certainly spend just a day here, but due to the 2.5 hour drive from New York, it’s best to try and spend the night. Stay at a cozy B&B, shop in Peddler’s Village, or take a hike up some of the beautiful […]

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by / on August 17, 2016 at 11:40 am / in Food For Thought

Giveaway: The End of Summer Just Got Better Thanks to Gourmet Gift Baskets

One of the things I really dislike is giving meaningless gifts. I search high and low to find friends and family something I truly believe they will enjoy. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone this summer, or just need an August pick-me-up, we have a delicious solution for you. is an e-commerce site that has options […]

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by / on August 16, 2016 at 1:05 pm / in Food For Thought

Grain-focused Pizzeria in NoMad is a Home Run

PN Wood Fire Pizza is the newest addition to the blossoming food scene north of Madison Square Park. PN stands for Pecore Nere, or black sheep, because this is a place where no one is afraid to stand out. Utilizing ancient grains, which are not refined nor enriched, is a cornerstone of the business model at PN. Each pizza is […]

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by / on August 10, 2016 at 1:40 pm / in The Twisted Library

The Blood Led Her: A Religious Thriller

Al Campo is trying to avoid falling back into bed with government work when he stumbles across a mystery of his own. After a stint in the Middle East as an FBI consultant, Campo is on his way to a safe house in Pennsylvania when he narrowly misses running over a small girl, and succeeds in hitting a ginger haired […]

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by / on August 9, 2016 at 1:31 pm / in Food For Thought

Gallow Green Rolls Out Shakespearean Cocktails + New Pizzas!

Perched atop the McKittrick Hotel that is best known for housing the theatrical production Sleep No More is a hidden gem called Gallow Green. Fauna and flora drape themselves across refurbished wooden beams, creating an air of rustic warmth that is not especially common in this part of the city. Executive Chef Pascal Leseach’s new menu features innovative pizzas and […]

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by / on August 8, 2016 at 2:04 pm / in Get Cultured

Community Spotlight: Gina Femia, the Playwright Extraordianaire

Every year a bunch of playwrights take the city by storm and show off their talent in the hopes to get discovered. Many submit everywhere trying to get a chance. Many festivals seek to take advantage of this and make money from it. Others really like seeking new artists and help them develop their craft. And some of them are lucky […]

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by / on August 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm / in Food For Thought

Hide Away at the Upper East Side’s 1633

As someone who reviews restaurants for a living, it’s always a wonderful treat when one really surprises you. Such is the case with recently opened 1633, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. You won’t be able to sneak a peek inside, as small porthole-type windows guard against sidewalk rubberneckers. And instead of entering through the main dining room like most […]

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by / on August 1, 2016 at 11:35 am / in The Twisted Library

The Torch is Passed: A Harding Family Mystery

Andrea Harding has just graduated from Princeton and is preparing to spend her summer traveling through Europe before starting law school at Duke in the fall. She’s just your average twenty-something when a knock at her door in the middle of the night turns her world upside down. Her father, Nicholas, and Uncle Michael have been shot, and New Jersey […]

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