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Yet, as only New Yorkers know, if you can get through the twilight, you’ll...– Dorothy Parker
The Donut Pub
Located on West 14th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues lies one of my favorite old New York haunts. The Donut Pub. When you consider the long counter and the silent patrons, holding their cup of coffee and paper close, sugar crumbs nested in the corners of their doughy mouths, it does indeed recall one of those Irish pubs of Hells Kitchen lore. Here, donuts are serious business. ...
Manhattan is a narrow island off the coast of New Jersey devoted to the pursuit...– Raymond Sokolov
Inside Grand Central
Christmas time in NYC can be overwhelming. Where to go when you have limited time and resources? Oddly enough, Grand Central is a must see. Food, shopping, splendor abound. There are even several secret bars for you to tipple away the stress of the maddening crowds. The Oyster Bar is located between the first and basement level, and the meeting of the two walkways. (Check out the whispering...
Eisenburg's Sandwich Shop
SO. You like yourself a good sandwich, deli style, and you DON’T wanna pay a bundle at one of those “famous” midtown Deli’s or go all the way downtown to Katz’s? slip on over to Eisenburg’s Sandwich Shop on 5th Avenue at 22nd Street. There you will find New York ‘tude served up friendly and affordable. Salami on Rye? Oh yeah. Matzo Ball soup? DONE. Root beer. Let’s talk turkey. They...
HOW TO SHOP NYC
Okay. You’re planning a trip to NYC. You want to hit the best places to shop. You think, “Fifth Avenue.” BINGO. But hang on, there are a lot of shops to choose from and new, strange feeling on the street. Something that feels a bit like “black Friday.” That’s right. Shopping fever. Ugh. This fever can be attributed to a plethora of new stores that are...
The MOTH →
Real people. Live audience. True stories. One of the most riveting cultural experiences I have had in a long time. Listen here now or on Stitcher or check out their podcast. Next NYC show is tomorrow, Nov. 28th at The Bitter End (147 Bleeker btwn Thompson and Laguardia.) 8 dollar tickets at the door. Arrive early. Prepare to wait on line. Eat dinner before you come. It can be a long...
Look beyond, beyond, beyond the mirror.– Patti Smith in “Women Who Rock.”
The Queen of Hot Chocolate
There is no substitute for the hot chocolate at Marie Belle. It is a demanding but sensual mistress who bends only slightly to your will. Thick like cake batter and made without milk (can it be possible?) she is the purists chocolate phantasmagory. Images of Paris and the decadence of turn of the century Absinthe battle with the smell of Peruvian Chile fields as the power of cacao surges...
Where to Find a Good Cup of Coffee
Where to sup in NYC really depends on two things: your budget and your willingness to travel. Although Manhattan is only 13 miles long, it can take 45 minutes or longer to get what is really only a few miles, even if you take the subway. Why this is, I can’t tell you. Perhaps it is the cities way of telling you to slow down in the middle of all the madness- you’ll get there when you...
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If you live in New York, even if you’re Catholic, you’re Jewish.– Lennie Bruce
New York at Night
I love New York at night. In the dim light of the yellowed street lamps, one working, another not, and the traffic lights ever changing from red to yellow to green- my future is always right next to me, not too far ahead. I feel as if I am inhabiting the fullness of who I am, walking alone at night, dodging the angry drunks, stopping for the strange. The man with the cat on his head. ...