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Raise New York in Kips Bay is Delicious Food with a Purpose

Raise New York
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Trendy sports bar Raise New York, located in Kips Bay at 3rd avenue between 29th and 30th street, has some great for you to devour, a fun atmosphere and something truly sweet that will give you a heartwarming reason to go there outside of a usual restaurant trip.

Sip it Up: Farm-To-Bar Cocktail Festival Secret Summer Returns This Sunday

Secret Summer
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Farm-to-table is a concept that has become popular in and out of Manhattan, but did you know that farm-to-bar also exists? Secret Summer, which is the country’s only festival that celebrates the latter concept, returns this Sunday at The Foundry in Long Island City. Here’s why you and your friends should attend.

What a Workout! Introducing Crunch Fitness’ New SweatShed

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For the past few months, I’ve been seeing signs for “The SweatShed” at Crunch Fitness with an invitation to sign up for their classes there. I will admit, I was curious, but I figured I’d started a new workout routine and I was doing well with that, and things were fine.

Simply Fab: BELLA New York’s Sixth Annual Hamptons White Party Recap

BELLA New York
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The FOMO that I experienced from not attending BELLA New York’s Hamptons White Party this year was so epic that I’m still seething from all the fabulousness that I missed out on.

Wendy Williams Celebrates Her 54th Birthday With An Epic ‘Give Back’ Gala

Wendy Williams
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Wendy Williams has been a household name nationwide for ten years now, thanks to her popular daytime talk show. For many of us who have lived in the tri-state area, however, she’s been a legend on and off the radio since the late 80’s, as her “say it like you mean it” type of attitude and persona has helped get to where she is today.

‘L.A. Law’ Star Michael Tucker Brings World Premiere to NJ Repertory Company

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Italy.  For centuries, this crown jewel of the Meditteranean has inspired great works of art that have reached celestial heights. For Da Vinci, it was–among other masterpieces–the Vitruvian Man. Michelangelo gave us David and the Sistine Chapel. Puccini filled our ears with lush scores of “La Boheme” and “Turandot.”  More recently, this scenic country encouraged actor-turned-playwright Michael Tucker to draft his latest work, Fern Hill. The world premiere drama-comedy opens this Thursday at NJ Rep in Long Branch, New Jersey. 

‘The Bartschland Follies’ Revives the Underground Clubs of Yesteryear at Chelsea’s McKittrick

Bartschland Follies
Photo by Felipe Santiago.

Live in New York City long enough, and you’re likely to hear complaints about how the storied den of iniquity has become too sanitized. Downtown clubs once dominated by the punk scene have been replaced by banks, upscale supermarkets, or pharmacies.  Lamentations on the death of Bohemia and the underground art scene are all too common among those who partied in the 80s.

Junoon in Flatiron May Just Be The Best Indian Restaurant I’ve Ever Been To

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I have been enjoying a major love affair with the Flatiron district for many years now in New York City. At the same time, my love affair with Indian cuisine has been lifelong and has no plans of stopping. Junoon, which combines both love affair elements (Flatiron meets Indian cuisine) may just been the best Indian restaurant I’ve ever been to… no joke. Here’s why.

Party On! Three Amazing Events You Should go to This Weekend

New York Fashion Week
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Don’t have anything planned for this weekend in New York City and need an event or two (or three) to spice things up a little? Check out what’s in stores in and around The Big Apple over the next three days.

Review: ‘The Originalist’ at 59E59 Theaters is The Balm We Need

The Originalist
Photo by Joan Marcus

I’m ashamed to admit this, much less post in on the internet. Yet it drives home a crucial point and I’m a critic who isn’t shy on voicing his opinion.  When news of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death emerged in February 2016, I felt a little gleeful.  To many progressive thinkers, he represented archaic, stubborn thought who wielded his power against marginalized communities. I shared the same sentiment as NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who wrote in a 2003 opinion piece, “Antonin Scalia is Archie Bunker in a high-backed chair. Like Archie, Nino is the last one to realize that his tolerance is risibly out of date.”