Archive for March, 2017

by / on March 29, 2017 at 3:15 pm / in Food For Thought

Forkin’ Good: Two Forks Opens in Bryant Park

Move over Chipotle, there’s a new healthy spot in town that’s destined to take over. Two Forks, a new fast casual eatery right outside of Bryant Park, brings a healthy twist to typically calorie heavy, Southern fare. The restaurant features slow cooked, pulled meats and let me tell you, it’s yummy. Customers can opt for either a bun or a […]

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by / on March 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm / in Get Cultured

“Loose Ends” Explores Love with a Dated Lens

New York legend Terry Schreiber is once again in the directing chair for a new revival of Michael Weller’s 1979 work “Loose Ends” running at the T. Schreiber Studios until April 15th. The play follows the story of Paul and Susan, two people who fall in love while in Bali in 1970, and as luck will have it, find each other a […]

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by / on March 27, 2017 at 11:50 am / in Food For Thought

Caffé Dei Fiori: Italian As It’s Meant To Be

Manhattan’s Upper East Side is known for expensive shopping, elegant brownstones and impeccable dining. Caffé Dei Fiori fits right in among its peers, serving fresh, house-made Italian cuisine in a small, but chic space in the 70s. With two floors, and prime viewing of bustling Lexington Avenue, the space is rather intimate, and decorated with bright and colorful pieces that […]

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by / on March 24, 2017 at 11:35 am / in Til the Sun Comes Up

Bar Schimmi and Patricia Field Celebrate Art in BK

Bar Schimmi, a siphoned-off area of the larger nightclub space Schimanski’s, is a brand new lounge as artfully decorated with paintings as it is with people. Guests of all walks of life, with style profiles ranging from the outrageous to the conservative, showed up to celebrate a new iteration of a Williamsburg hot spot and an old-school style icon. In […]

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by / on March 23, 2017 at 11:50 am / in Get Cultured

Experience Authentic Arabic Storytelling with The Strangest

Theater is one of the most wonderful forms of storytelling we have. We recently had the opportunity to see a showing of The Strangest, which centers around the live performance tradition of Arabic storytelling. The Fourth Street Theatre was completely transformed into a traditional Arab storytelling café, complete with plush pillows, draped tapestries and even Turkish coffee. The scene was set, […]

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by / on March 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm / in Get Cultured

“Kyle” Shines a Light on the Battle with Addiction

Growing up is one of the hardest things to do. Beating an addiction is even harder. Combine the two, and not many make out alive. In the play “Kyle,” by stand-up comedian and children’s book writer Hollis James, the connection between growing up and addiction is explored, as well as it is the collateral damage that failing at both creates. […]

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by / on March 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm / in Til the Sun Comes Up

La Milagrosa Breathes New Life Into An Old Concept

Just when you thought you’ve seen the last of speakeasies, a new one comes along that makes you rethink if the genre is dead. When you arrive at La Milagrosa, you’ll wonder if you’ve gotten the wrong address. The night I went, I walked into what appears to be a bodega (which actually sells hard-to-find traditional Mexican ingredients) and spoke […]

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by / on March 20, 2017 at 2:15 pm / in Bottoms Up, Girls' Night In

Girls’ Night In: Detox Tea Time

It’s officially the first day of Spring, and that means everyone’s newly invigorated to clean house, amp up their workouts and eat healthy in preparation for summer. And while all these things sound good, we believe it’s important to practice what you preach all year long. So instead of trying the latest and greatest trendy detox diet, we opt for […]

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by / on March 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm / in Home Sweet Home

Sleep Woes? Not Anymore!

Ever have trouble sleeping? Yeah, join the club. Not getting enough, or enough quality sleep, is a public health epidemic, with stress as one of the leading causes. While many people are quick to grab that bottle of NyQuil, there are many healthier ways out there that can help you snooze soundly. Last year, we discovered Dreampad, owned by Integrated […]

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by / on March 9, 2017 at 2:46 pm / in The Twisted Library

The Thruway Killers Slays

The Thruway Killers is the seventh of nine novels by Harvey Havel, a former SUNY Albany and Bergen Community College writing instructor and novelist. Droogan McPhee is the unemployed, unsympathetic son of a wealthy curmudgeon who owns a chain of liquor stores in the Northeast. In tandem with his adulteress stepmother (who is closer to Doogan’s age then his father), […]

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