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Lunch Chez Claudette

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.13.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

We split a piece of cheese for dessert that the waitress forgot to tell us was a blue cheese, but it was fine and came with some nice crusty bread and a fig compote.

Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media
Warren Adler

To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.

The Years Just Run Away

Charlie Carillo | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

I take in the full measure of this guy, who's pacing like a panther as I do my stretching. He's young and strong, with wide shoulders and a narrow waist. Twenty-five years and twenty-five pounds ago, I looked like that. And now, we're going running together.

Historic NYC Landmarks: Rizzoli, Roseland and Renato

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

Rizzoli. Roseland. Renato. The three R's of historic New York City landmarks, recognizable in one word. No prefix necessary. Kinda like Bogart and Brando.

Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Skin Care to a New Level

Tim Schmidt | Posted 07.20.2014 | Style
Tim Schmidt

Are there any "real" skin care benefits behind vitamin c infused showers? With any new concept, there is little research and varied opinions.

Please Tax Us: Airbnb Offers City $21 Million

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.25.2014 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.

7 U.S. Pub Crawls You Will Never Forget (No Matter How Much You Drink)

trivago | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
trivago

From to a peddling party through the streets of Portland, to a day of drinking and reciting poetry during a walking tour of Manhattan, these seven unique pub crawls in cities across the U.S. are sure to quench your hankering for hops.

Introducing Blue

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

The Blue Pearl by Endre Balogh. Used with permission. On the morning of January 1, 1987, I started to see cobalt blue oval circles of light. Every...

Paul Clayton

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Paul Clayton (l) and Bill Clifton, Bill Clifton & Paul Clayton: The First Recordings via Bear Family Records Paul Clayton Worthington was born on M...

Café Au Go Go: Still Blowing the Winds of Change

Craig Carpenter | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Change may be defined as transformations occurring over time. It is sometimes hard to discern how far and wide that change will reach, and what it will bring about.

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.06.2014 | New York
Anne Margaret Daniel

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village takes its name from the words painted on the side of an artist's studio on Greenwich Avenue, demolished in 1960 and memorably photographed by McDarrah. Its shadows remain in the literary and cultural walking tours that lace the neighborhood.

Anchoring the Corner

Alice Carey | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Alice Carey

I've lived on the same block in Greenwich Village nearly all my life and for a good part of it next door to Annie Leibowitz. So when the cat that anchored the front of the house disappeared, I knew something was up. It probably sensed Annie was selling up and left first.

Only God Forgives: The Professional Democrat and the Rise of Demopublican Dystopia

Ioannis Pappos | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Ioannis Pappos

The tech rush of the '90s, aided by an everything-is-fair-in-finance attitude generated new wealth. For the first time since the Kennedy administration, being a poster child for the Democrats meant being a hip and smart "professional." Inequality galloped.

Not All Traditions Need to Be Repeated

Al DeLuise | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

With all the traditions that come with this time of year, there is one in particular that my friends and I have not celebrated since we started having kids and the holidays became all about them (thanks for ruining Christmas, kids).

Olio e Più Is the Kind of Place Billy Joel Was Writing About

John Mariani | Posted 02.19.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Everyone has an Italian restaurant you call your own, and, for its location, its warmth and conviviality and its wonderful food, Olio e Più: Trattoria e Enoteca is a place anyone from anywhere might claim after one or two visits.

250 Buildings In Greenwich Village Receive Historic Landmark Status

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 12.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The city's newest historic landmark is part of a neighborhood where generations of American cultural greats staged their art, music,...

Celebrities Offer Goods And Services To Stop NYU Expansion

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

Since its announcement three years ago, New York University's $6 billion proposal to expand the institution's reach by 2031 has been met with heavy cr...

Movie Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are awash in films examining the Beats and the roots of the generation shift that occurred from the late 1950s through the 1960s - but none with a clearer eye than Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis.

Affordable Housing Horrors: Nightmare on 11th Street

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

During a charmed 30-year run (a building record) in Apartment #23, I'd achieved the near impossible -- a New York friendship with my landlord. He was a comrade, so we had built-in camaraderie, right? Think again.

Breaking Bad's Junkyard Dog: Actor Larry Hankin

Steve Karras | Posted 04.03.2014 | Comedy
Steve Karras

Tall, lanky, hip, delightfully buffoonish at times, yet serious, Hankin is the quintessential "that guy," instantly recognizable as Mr. Heckles on Friends or 'the Other Kramer,' who stole the raisins, on the pilot episode of Seinfeld.

Hackamore Brick: The Return of One of Rock's Great 'Missing Links'

Steven Rosen | Posted 11.20.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

Look at the website All Music's artist-biography page for Hackamore Brick, which released one album in 1970, and it's pretty impressive for a band too obscure to even be called "cult."

Inside Llewyn Davis: A Coen Brothers Odyssey

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

Inside Llewyn Davis is a compassionate reminder of how hard it is to be an artist, and of the great legacy musicians leave behind. At the end of the day, when a civilization is assessed with the clarity of historical perspective, it is the arts that most define it: architecture, painting, plays, philosophy, music.

The Stonewall Riots: The 16-Year-Old Me Accidentally Wanders Into History, June 28th, 1969

Binky Philips | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

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.

Stonewall x 2

Alice Carey | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Alice Carey

They say if you stay in the same place long enough, you get to see everything. So by staying on the same block in Greenwich Village longer than I ever expected, I've seen history being made in front of the Stonewall Inn, not once but twice.

In Support of Public Education

Yetta Kurland | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York
Yetta Kurland

Knowledge is power, as they say, and like the practice of law, education is a tool that can empower people and communities to reach their fullest potential.