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To Markt...To Markt...
March 30, 2007, 8:15.56 pm ET

Cititour spotted Markt's new home.  The restaurant ousted from its spot in the Meatpacking district, and known for its frites, mussels and Belgian beer, is setting up shop at the corner of 21st Street and Sixth Avenue.  more

 



Art in Bryant Park
March 22, 2007, 5:55.33 pm ET

Sculptures by Spanish artist Manolo Valdés bring life to Bryant Park.  What a wonderful prelude to spring.  For more on this exhibit click here.   














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Sneak Peak at New TKTS Booth
March 22, 2007, 5:39.40 pm ET

The new TKTS booth is taking shape in Times Square.  In the meantime theatregoers can use a temporary booth at the Marriott Marquis Hotel at West 46th St between Broadway and 8th Ave (closer to B'way) to get discount tickets.  




Where The Lines Are...
March 17, 2007, 7:50.22 pm ET

Even on a chilly winter afternoon you'll find a long line outside the Magnolia Bakery.  Sometimes its so crowded folks are forced to walk in the street just to get by.



Magnolia Bakery - 401 Bleecker St.

Billboard Battle
March 14, 2007, 9:55.17 pm ET


The Meatpacking District packing a punch in the battle over this humongous billboard at the Hotel Gansevoort.   At least ten restaurants, led by Keith McNally's Pasis, are said to be refusing reservations from hotel guests until the billboard is taken down.




                                                         
 

Back-Peddling?
March 14, 2007, 9:37.44 pm ET


Mayor Bloomberg is reportedly having second thoughts about a bill that would regulate up to 400 pedi-cabs in the city.  Some folks thinks the cabs are an accident waiting to happen.  The mayor has until the end of the month to act.



 

 

I Want To Be A Lifeguard
March 14, 2007, 9:33.54 pm ET


A day at the beach in Union Square Park as the Parks Department kicks off a campaign to recruit new life guard by asking, "Are you whistle worthy?"  This pooch also liked the sand.   To sign up visit NYCParks.org



Elizabeth Street Gallery
March 8, 2007, 8:48.43 pm ET


Allan Reiver's Elizabeth Street Gallery, housed in the old Rosa & Son Bread Co. building, is full of treasures from around the world; including statues, gothic crosses, carnival games and fountains.





Elizabeth Street Gallery - 209 Elizabeth St (212) 941-4800

Bruni/Chodorow Chowdown Challenge!
March 6, 2007, 4:45.11 pm ET

It's been fun watching the very public feud between restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow and New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni (after Bruni goosed Chodorow with zero stars for his Kobe Club and its dangling samurai swords). Chodorow responded by taking out a full-page ad in the Times along with scathing criticism of Bruni on his blog. Chodorow taking aim at Bruni's recent review of Robert's steakhouse at the Penthouse Club, which got one star from Bruni. Chodorow asks, "Do boobs go better with steak than swords?"

Cititour.com thinks it's time to bury the hatchet. We'll spring for a chowdown between Chodorow and Bruni at a neutral location, the Spotted Pig, minus any sharp utensils. Maybe after a good meal both sides will shake hands and end this foolishness.

Email us at info@cititour.com

The Anti-Starbucks?
March 6, 2007, 4:18.00 pm ET

Walking into MUD, or mudspot as it is known, it became clear just how anti-Starbucks this place really is.  From the message of peace posted on a blackboard outside to its funky red lighting, and its wooden bar with glowing crystals, to its crowd that looks like something out of the 60s (I was waiting for Billy Jack to walk in) I was taken back for a moment.  But after one sip I was a believer again.  Peace, love and java baby.  



 Mudspot - 307 E 9th St off 2nd Ave.


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