Category Archives: art and culture

the battle of the pizza

Last year I wrote about my palatial experience at Grimaldi’s and talked about the history of the chain as well as the upcoming opening of the original Grimaldi’s owner new pizza joint next door. My husband and I took it … Continue reading

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sugar and the sphinx ….

updated 6/1/14 – and now for my review Taking advantage of a gorgeous Saturday morning, I arrived at the Domino Sugar Factory at 11am, 1 hour before it was supposed to open, still to be the 10th person in line. … Continue reading

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Sakura Matsuri

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Is anyone going? With the weather predictors forecasting a very hot and very rainy summer and hearing that there is nice weather ahead for the weekend, why not spend the a day among cherry blossom trees at the height of … Continue reading

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“this land is your land” or shall I say water

On the first gorgeous day in Manhattan, having no where to be after work, I did what every New Yorker does during the first week of Daylight Savings Time – WALK and loved it! On my journey home, I passed … Continue reading

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swiss national day

This time last week, I really didn’t know too much about Switzerland or the Swiss culture other than the K-Swiss sneakers I had to have in Middle School and my admiration for the hot and talented Roger Federer.  The closest … Continue reading

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Theater for the New City

Memorial Day weekend was made up of many LBT in NY, one of which I almost skipped right over.  Somewhere along the line, my partner in crime found out about The 18th Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts and … Continue reading

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serenity at the tip of manhattan

Table Green Cafe, a Cleaver Co. outpost of The Green Table in Chelsea Market, kicked off their 2nd Summer season of their 2 food kiosks last night in Battery Park.  I was invited to sample some of their food and desserts, along with … Continue reading

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film festivals

As I mentioned in my post entitled “and the winner is” I prefer to watch independent films over big blockbusters which is why I get so excited each year for the return of the film festivals around New York.  Of … Continue reading

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2014 off the cuff “dance parties”

Last June, I wrote about a handful of museum parties with 2013 dates.  This is my updated 2014 version! Not exactly a museum but I recently came across all of the wonderful events at the NY Botanical Garden  including BBQ … Continue reading

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a BK history lesson

Before moving to NYC, I lived in Boston for 8 years, most of which were in Charlestown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boston. I prided myself that I lived ON the hill that the Battle of Bunker Hill took place … Continue reading

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