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OG ‘Top Chef’ Winner Harold Dieterle Brilliantly Opens Ten Hope Brooklyn

Harold Dieterle
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I have been a massive fan of fellow Long Islander Harold Dieterle ever since he became the first winner of Top Chef over a decade ago. The handsome and charismatic culinary wizard has enjoyed much success in New York City since he emerged victorious on the Emmy winning series. His drive and determination continues as his new space, Ten Hope Brooklyn, will be the name on everybody’s lips this fall and beyond.

New York Songbirds Gather for a 30th Year Anniversary Celebration

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Liza sang it best. “Life is a cabaret, ‘ole chum/Come to the Cabaret.” From Oct. 28-31, you can go to quite a few of them at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  That’s where several aspiring and established vocalists will gather for The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 30th Annual New York Cabaret Convention.

Marisa Tomei Shines in an Otherwise Dull ‘Tattoo’


It’s been quite a year for the Berkshires based Williamstown Theater Festival. They’ve either already transferred–or will be transferring–several of their shows to New York City. Halley Feiffer‘s Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow played Off Broadway’s MCC Theater earlier this summer. Next, MCC will present Seared by Theresa Rebeck.  The esteemed theater is currently represented on Broadway with Adam Rapp‘s The Sound Inside, and last night, they joined forces with the Roundabout Theatre Company by opening their 2016 production of Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo.

Headed to Paris? Don’t Miss Lido’s ‘Paris Merveilles’ and Théâtre du Châtelet

Lido. Photo by Gregory Mairet.

Move over, Manhattan. Broadway isn’t the only spot for great theatre. Those traveling abroad are probably already aware of Europe’s reputation for the performing arts and the abundance of stunning edifices that house them. Paris is no exception.

Take a Trip to Staten Island and Shop Til You Drop at Empire Outlets

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Move over Hudson Yards! A fabulous new shopping center called Empire Outlets has just opened right across the river in Staten Island. It’s a place where all your needs are satisfied from A to fabulous.

Boo! Four Fantastic Halloween Events to Attend This Year

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Halloween is only two short weeks away! Check out four events, in and out of New York City, that we think are going to fill all your spooky holiday needs.

Sushi Lab is a Unique Twist on a Popular Japanese Delicacy

Sushi Lab
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Want to try something fresh, innovative and new? Sushi Lab, located inside the gorgeous Sanctuary Hotel, offers its popular Japanese delicacy with a twist that is nothing short of absolutely delicious.

Gnoccheria Wall Street is Worth The Trip Downtown

Gnoccheria Wall Street
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The Financial District of Manhattan is one that is rarely seen as a hotspot for food. It’s usually a place that is filled with breakfast and lunch friendly options for the employees that surround it and generally becomes a dead zone after 5PM. Things may be changing, however, as Gnoccheria Wall Street is giving locals a reason to stay out past their bed time with its array of wonderfully crafted Italian options.

Imperfect Foods Launched This Week: Here’s Why You Should Try Em’ Out

Imperfect Foods
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Manhattanites are spoiled with the amount of food we devour. But what happens when we take the concept of food waste, which is an ever growing concern in our city and worldwide, and flip it on its head for something good? Here’s where Imperfect Foods come in.

Something New: Tsismis NYC Excels in Delicious Filipino Cuisine

Tsismis NYC
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The Lower East Side just got that much yummier thanks to the addition of Tsismis NYC on Orchard Street. Excelling in Filipino-American cuisine, this new spot is sure to be one that Manhattanites and its visitors will be flocking to in the upcoming months as its dishes and ambiance are simply off the hook.