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Paul Mecurio’s ‘Permission to Speak’ Is Worth Talking About

Paul Mecurio
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Paul Mecurio was that guy. You know the one; the agitated, distressed dude standing in the middle of Starbucks yelling about the price of a latte. “The problem is that we’re not talking to one another,” he says at the top of his show, Permission to Speak.

NY Pops Brings the Best of Broadway to Carnegie Hall

Essential Voices USA and the NY Pops PHOTO CREDIT - RICHARD TERMINE

It’s a Herculean task to distill over 70 years of Broadway into a single night. With the exception of a few snoozers, NY Pops conductor Steven Reineke managed to do it on Friday November 16th at Carnegie Hall.   The celebrated orchestra, along with the New York Theatre Ballet (Diana  Byer, Founder and Artistic Director) and Essential Voices USA (Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor) treated audiences to “Song and Dance: The Best of Broadway.”

Save The Children Illumination Gala: Jennifer Garner, Kelly Ripa & More

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It was a star-studded night, as Jennifer Garner, Kelly Ripa, Scooter Braun and more all made it out to the Save The Children Illumination Gala event earlier this month.

Proper Food Takes Grab-and-Go to a Tasty New Level

Proper Food
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Fast casual has become extraordinarily popular here in Manhattan, but so has the concept of grab-and-go. There’s a difference: the former is an elevated lunch that you generally sit down with next to your friends and colleagues. The latter, well, is pretty self-explanatory. Proper Food, which recently opened its doors on Wall Street, is a wonderful spot to grab a variety of fresh and healthy items available to you the minute you walk inside.

Jax B-B-Q in Hell’s Kitchen is Finger Lickin’ Good

Jax B-B-Q
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Barbecue isn’t exactly one type of cuisine that Manhattan is known for. We excel in so many other kinds that it’s truly hard to find a place that serves some delicious BBQ-inspired items for us to whet our appetites with in our concrete jungle. Luckily, there’s a hidden gem in Hell’s Kitchen called Jax B-B-Q that takes the concept of said BBQ and elevates it to a whole other level.

The Best Casinos In New York

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When you think of New York, shopping and Broadway shows might come to mind, but you may not be aware that the Big Apple and its surrounding area also has some great casinos.

Michelle Williams & More Attend The Christopher & Dana Reeve Magical Evening Gala

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Richard Kind, Michelle Williams, Gayle King, and Keith David arrive at The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation "Magical Evening" Gala on November 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation) *** Local Caption *** Richard Kind; Michelle Williams; Gayle King; Keith David

A very important event that takes place annually in New York City is The Christopher & Dana Reeve Magical Evening Gala. The festive gathering brings together some of the biggest stars in the world to raise awareness and money for people who are suffering with spinal cord injuries.

Travel Idea: Why You Should Check Into The Roslyn Hotel in Long Island

Roslyn Hotel
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The holiday season is upon us, meaning travel is inevitable for many of us Manhattanites. Long Island happens to be one of those places that people who reside here call home, meaning that the trips on the LIRR will be happening soon (if they haven’t happened already). Instead of being crammed up during an overnight with your relatives, why not stay at a place all to yourself with amenities galore? Here’s why one of those places should be The Roslyn Hotel in the heart of the beautiful Nassau County town of the same name.

The Drunken Munkey: Seamlessly Providing Indian Cuisine and Culture in Greenwich Village

Drunken Munkey
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Greenwich Village has certainly been a bit tastier the last few months. Drunken Monkey, the well-reviewed Indian restaurant located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, just opened up a second location on 31 Cornelia Street this past summer, in an attempt to appeal to a more hip and busy neighborhood.

Wine Riot Offers Fun and Educational Ways to Sip the Juice

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Although the world of wine is not nearly as elusive and highbrow as it once was, it can still be overwhelming walking into a store for the first time. How do you know a Pinot Blanc  from a Pinot Gris?  Are Shiraz and Syrah the same grape? Is all sparkling wine considered champagne?