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Via Quadronno
January 30, 2011, 8:25.59 pm ET

A cozy spot for paninis and traditional Italian fare
Review by Emily Monaco  more


                                                                Photo: Cititour

The Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel
January 30, 2011, 8:22.40 pm ET

An ancient discovery now on view at the Met
Review by Cat Young  more


                                       Photo: The Met

William-Wayne & Co.
January 30, 2011, 8:20.10 pm ET

Items to warm the winter spirits
Review by Pamela Grossman  more


                      Photo: William-Wayne & Co.

The Food Fix
January 27, 2011, 7:37.18 pm ET


Just Opened

Bar'rique [Village]
Calexico [Greenpoint]
El Camion [East Village]
Grand Sichuan [West 70s]
la Silhouette [West 50s]
Mable's Smoke House [Williamsburg]
Malaparte [West Village]
Neka Kitchen & Bar [East 90s]
Niko [SoHo]
Nucci [West 80s]
Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern [Fincl Dist]
Tarallucci E Vino [West 80s]
Tuffet [Williamsburg]
Tulsi [East 40s]
What Happens When [Spring St]
Zen Palate [105th St]

Reviews

The John Dory [NYT]
Lyon [NYT]
Jeffrey's Grocery [NYT]
Lani Kai [NYT]
Ciano [NYM]
Lotus of Siam [NYM]
Ai Fiori [NYP]
Cholulita [VV]
Octavia's Porch [VV]
Nina's Argentinian Pizza [SS]
Takahachi Bakery [SS]
Goat Town [SB]
Spasso [TT]

On the Web

Trump Trying to Reopen Tavern on the Green


Fishs Eddy
January 26, 2011, 7:31.08 pm ET

Everything but the kitchen sink.
Review by Joann Jovinelly  more


                                                       Photo: Joann Jovinelly

Paula Hayes: Nocturne of the Limax Maximus
January 26, 2011, 5:56.27 pm ET

Botanical sculptures that explore more than plants.
Review by Cat Young  more


                                                       Photo: Jason Mandella

Mughlai
January 26, 2011, 5:54.05 pm ET

A choice spot for Indian on the Upper West Side.
Review by Emily Monaco  more


                                                                 Photo: Cititour

Beebo
January 26, 2011, 5:51.44 pm ET

Like a fish out of water.
Review by Thomas Rafael  more


                                                                  Photo: Cititour

Fornino
January 26, 2011, 5:49.35 pm ET

First, second and third generation Italian in Williamsburg.
Review by Sara Bartley  more


                                         Photo: Cititour

Colin Quinn: Long Story Short
January 26, 2011, 5:45.43 pm ET

Taking his "Average Joe" image to Broadway.
Review by Diane Snyder  more


                                                         Photo: Carol Rosegg

Kate's Paperie
January 26, 2011, 5:42.38 pm ET

A haven for creative supplies & specialty papers.
Review by Joann Jovinelly  more

                                                                                 Photo: Joann Jovinelly

Pink Olive
January 26, 2011, 5:39.03 pm ET

Girlie girls will adore this East Village boutique.
Review by Joann Jovinelly  more


                                                 Photo: Miha Matei

Rugs and Ritual in Tebetan Buddhism
January 26, 2011, 5:35.43 pm ET

An exhibition that promises to shock and enlighten.
Review by Cat Young  more


                                                                             Photo: The Met

Urban Rustic
January 26, 2011, 5:31.54 pm ET

A cafe and one-stop organic grocery all in one.
Review by Sara Bartley  more
 

                                                                            Photo: Cititour

The Volcano Flambe
January 25, 2011, 5:26.28 pm ET

A new interactive dessert at Park Avenue Winter  more

                                                                                   Photo: Creative Time


Porto Rico Importing Co.
January 25, 2011, 5:23.18 pm ET

Rising above the daily grind
Review by Emily Monaco  more
 

                                                                              Photo: Cititour

1001 Inventions
January 25, 2011, 5:17.51 pm ET

Explore the Golden Age of Innovation 
Review by Cat Young  more


                                                  Photo: Cat Young

La Sirena
January 25, 2011, 5:15.01 pm ET

A beacon of warmth in the heart of winter
Review by Pamela Grossman  more


                       Photo: La Sirena

Juliette
January 25, 2011, 5:11.15 pm ET

Like stepping into a Paris bistro, only this one's in Williamsburg
Review by Sara Bartley  more


                                                                              Photo: Cititour

The Counter: Custom Built Burgers
January 25, 2011, 5:07.52 pm ET

The Counter brings its burgers to Times Square
Review by Thomas Rafael  more


                                                                             Photo: Cititour

Time Stands Still
January 24, 2011, 5:46.29 pm ET

Donald Margulies' risk-taking drama.  It would be a shame to miss it.
Review by Diane Snyder  more


                                                                       Photo: Joan Marcus

Brad's
January 24, 2011, 5:42.55 pm ET

Brad's is a restaurant with a personal story.
Review by Thomas Rafael  more


                                                    Photo: Cititour



New York Film Academy Cafe
January 24, 2011, 5:38.11 pm ET

Fun colorful lanterns and free wifi, what else do you need?
Review by Cat Young  more


                                                                            Photo: Cititour


Arirang
January 24, 2011, 5:34.41 pm ET

A fun spot where you get to slice and dice your way through a meal.
Review by Thomas Rafael  more 


                                                                            Photo: Cititour

Our Place
January 24, 2011, 4:21.09 pm ET

An institution for classic Chinese fare on the Upper East Side.
Review by Emily Monaco  more

                                                                                             Photo: Cititour

French Roast
January 24, 2011, 4:12.36 pm ET

For the true feel of a Paris try the moderately priced French Roast Uptown.
Review by Emily Monaco  more 


                                                                            Photo: Cititour

 

Brooklyn Mac by Thomas Rafael
January 24, 2011, 4:07.57 pm ET


                                                                     Photo: Brooklyn Mac

There's nothing more satisfying than a hot bowl of mac-n-cheese.  And Brooklyn Mac is doing it right from a small storefront in Greenpoint.  more

Berlyn by Thomas Rafael
January 14, 2011, 7:55.24 pm ET

                                                                                            Photo: Cititour

It's not often you get to fall in love with a restaurant.  But Berlyn will tempt you.  It's German roots don't stray very far from its Austrian predecessor, Thomas Beisl, which led the way for fine dining in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood.  more

Sheherazade by Joann Jovinelly
January 14, 2011, 7:53.21 pm ET


                                          Photo: Joann Jovinelly

For a touch of the exotic in Central Asian and Middle Eastern imports, look no further than Sheherazade, an exceptional and affordably priced boutique located on New York’s Lower East Side.  more

Love Shine by Joann Jovinelly
January 14, 2011, 7:50.59 pm ET


                                            Photo: Joann Jovinelly

There’s something wonderful about the East Village boutique Love Shine that just makes you happy all over.  more


The World of Khubilai Khan by Cat Young
January 14, 2011, 7:41.56 pm ET


                                               Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Step briefly into the shoes of Marco Polo and behold the spectacular treasures of Chinese art during the time of the great Khubilai Khan from the latter’s birth, the year 1215, to the year of the fall of the Yuan dynasty (1368). more

The New Amity Restaurant by Emily Monaco
January 14, 2011, 7:39.15 pm ET


                                                                            Photo: Cititour

This is a true neighborhood joint: most of the people who stop in are regulars, and you'll see elderly couples addressing longtime staff members by name.  more

On Line: Drawing through the Twentieth Century by Cat Young
January 14, 2011, 7:36.11 pm ET


                                                             Photo: Wilton Montenegro

"On Line: Drawing through the Twentieth Century," currently exhibited at the MoMA, is an exploration of the evolution of drawing in a time when artists began to challenge what was typically seen as a traditional medium and expanded it to a more experimental form.  more

A Free Man of Color by Diane Snyder
January 14, 2011, 7:33.30 pm ET

                                                               Photo: T. Charles Erickson

A Free Man of Color is such a wonderfully "theatrical" theater enterprise that it's a shame it's not a more satisfying play. The talent on display includes author John Guare (Six Degrees of Separation), director George C. Wolfe (Angels in America) and a wonderful and wonderfully large cast of 26 headed by Jeffrey Wright as the title character.  more

The Shape of Lies by Joann Jovinelly
January 10, 2011, 8:00.54 pm ET


                                                                  Photo: Joann Jovinelly

The Shape of Lies is an East Village boutique owned by designer and artist Peggy Yunque, who has been selling her jewelry in New York since 1979.  The stories behind the handcrafted items are as compelling as the pieces themselves. more

Krolewskie Jadlo by Sara Bartley
January 10, 2011, 7:58.16 pm ET


                                                                            Photo: Cititour

Two life-sized statues of knights in shining armor guard the doors, greeting patrons of the Polish eatery Krolewskie Jadlo, or in English, ‘King’s Feast.’  I couldn’t think of a better name if I tried!  more

Pintaile's Pizza by Emily Monaco
January 10, 2011, 7:56.17 pm ET


                                                                            Photo: Cititour

Pizza joints can be found all over New York City, and each one has its proponents. Pintaile's, however, is the favorite of Upper East Side teenagers who frequent the public schools in this neighborhood.  more

Trapeze School by Cat Young
January 10, 2011, 7:54.04 pm ET


                    Photo: Carol Haynes

Forget partying at Times Square, being on the top of the Empire State Building, and frolicking around Central Park. One of the things you must do when in New York City is to take a trapeze class at Trapeze School NYC (TSNY).  more

The Food Fix
January 4, 2011, 6:48.49 pm ET

The Pee-Wee Herman Show by Diane Snyder
January 4, 2011, 5:38.33 pm ET


                                                                         Photo: Jeff Vespa

In a fast-paced, candy-colored 90 minutes Paul Reubens excavates his adorable singular creation -- a nasally voiced man-boy who entertained adults as much as children for five seasons' worth of Saturday mornings on Pee-wee's Playhousemore

Mile End by Thomas Rafael
January 4, 2011, 5:35.18 pm ET


                                                                             Photo: Cititour

You don't come across a new Jewish deli every day.  Of course, there are New York institutions like the 2nd Avenue Deli, which is no longer on 2nd Avenue, and Katz's Deli on Houston Street where the pastrami is piled high.  But you might not think of Hoyt Street in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill neighborhood. more

Mimi's Pizza Kitchen by Emily Monaco
January 4, 2011, 5:32.22 pm ET


                                                                              Photo: Cititour

New York style pizza may be famous in other cities, but native New Yorkers know that there's more than one kind of pie in this overarching category. more

Wild Ginger by Sara Bartley
January 4, 2011, 5:30.32 pm ET


                                                                           Photo: Cititour

For a colorful array of pan-Asian flavor (in the vegan variety,) you’ll be hard pressed to find a better spot than Wild Ginger, located on Bedford Avenue at N. 5th Street in Williamsburg.  more

Grain of Emptiness by Cat Young
January 4, 2011, 5:27.49 pm ET

                                                                     Photo: Sanford Biggers

Grain of Emptiness at the Rubin Museum of Art features the work of five contemporary artists from different generations: Sanford Biggers, Theaster Gates, Atta Kim, Wolfgang Laib and Charmion von Wiegand.  more

Serafina by Emily Monaco
January 4, 2011, 5:25.31 pm ET


                                                      Photo: Cititour

While Serafina does make a mean pizza with a cracker-thin crust—it's for their pizza that they're famous—even proponents for other pizza proprietors will fall for the excellent Italian food at this Upper East Side standby  more

Toga to the People by Cat Young
January 4, 2011, 5:22.33 pm ET


                                                  Photo: Cititour

Like most yoga studios, Yoga to the People (YTTP) is packed. Yet unlike other yoga studios, reaching nirvana is not expensive.  more

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