J. Baczynsky, who arrived in New York as a kid from a region that has straddled both sides of the Polish/Ukraine border, opened his Meat Market in 1970. He wanted to recreate the meats of his childhood as well as serve the growing Eastern European neighborhood.
Deck the Walls Last time, I told you about a chain of events triggered by running into artist Dorian Vallejo at Steven Assael's drawing show at Forum...
On every corner of this earth, life deals all manner of complicated cards. Although some may see a snowy evening in New York City as an enchanted evening that allows reflection or the chance to live out an old classic movie, some may experience just an inch of snow as a horrifying event.
It's a beautiful, moving film about a very tender subject: artists who die young but leave us an extremely important part of themselves. How do you preserve this? How do you keep this beautiful "self" alive when it's a piece of art?
Here in the big city of lights, where it's always bright and new holiday displays often burn brighter than Broadway, a set of old, twinkling lights had whispered and gotten his attention.
In a dimly lit wine bar on the eastern edge of Manhattan, a troupe of seven unabashed performers are steaming up the room with the spirit of Brazil. Infinite While It Lasts is an immersive sensual experience in which passion triumphs over pretension.
This small café in Manhattan's East Village is definitely worth the search, although finding it can be as elusive as Harry Potter locating the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9¾.
Habitat for Humanity International was very important to my father. He had been a college professor and loved to build houses during the summer as his...
As we approached that intersection, we could hear shouting, multiple sirens, the distant but distinct sound of violently breaking glass. We were greeted by the thrilling but unnerving sight of a Volkswagen Beetle upside down -- yes, on its roof! -- in the middle of Christopher St.
The weather dropped to an all-time low and I left a couple of warm blankets in the back seat, made sure that all my clothes were laundered and brought inside, and took comfort in knowing that someone was watching my car at night so at least I wouldn't get ripped off again.
Not to be confused with overlapping and ever-growing Chinatown, the Lower East Side is one of the most happening neighborhoods in all of New York City...
Running a record store on St Mark's Place in the East Village during the 1980s put me in the dead-center middle of an exploding mecca of pop culture.
The ultimate egg sandwich.
"When it comes to Filipino food, everything's gotta be BIG."
For a great many of us tender shoots, rock music was oxygen, the air we breathed. This opening had been fiercely anticipated. That worn-out dump in the seedy East Village was now... Mecca!
These are three of my favorite Easter recipes that incorporate tradition, but also bring a modern, sophisticated flair.