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"The Clock"

Whenever I'm meeting someone in Midtown, I never pass up the chance to say, "Meet me at the clock in Grand Central." If you know what that means, then you've been living in New York for awhile. There's something special about waiting to meet one single person surrounded by thousands upon thousands of darting commuters and photo-happy tourists. Amid the swirl you can check your i-Phone for an email you don't really need to read, or take a few moments t ... Continue

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Think Italian, Buy Local

I love all food, but if I had to pick one type of cuisine, Italian would be near the top of the list. Luckily, New York still has plenty of excellent Italian food stores to help me stock up on everything I need for nightly feasts of pasta, sausages, cheese, sparkling water, olive oil...you get the picture. Buon Italia, Di Palo, Alleva, < ... Continue

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Soup Counter with a Side of Challah

B&H is one of the last cozy, old-school diners in Manhattan (think Cup & Saucer or Eisenberg's). Every time I sit down here, I'm thankful it's still going strong. They say good things come in threes, and here, in no particular order, you can always rely on: a seat at the counter, a filling bowl of mushroom barley soup and a huge slice of homemade challah bre ... Continue

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Masonic Rock

The Brooklyn Masonic Temple just has so much going for it - filming location for Boardwalk Empire, backdrop to the weekly Fort Greene Flea, site of the occasional killer concert, and - of course - lots and lots of Masons! But it's the concert series, curated by Masonic Boom, that really gets us. It's only a handful of shows a ... Continue

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Post-BAM Glam

This is one of my favorite places to send people--lots of fun small plates to share, including such delicacies as bone marrow tacos and chicken liver pate with bread so delicious it’s got to be from Sullivan Street Bakery. It’s also a great post-BAM venue, as it’s far enough away that most people won’t know it exists. Only one beer is availab ... Continue

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New York Lunch of Champions

It seems like every cool place in New York is closing for a juice bar (RIP Gray's Papaya). Here's a solution: If you really do crave a juice, why not chomp on a juicy frankfurter with it? May I submit Papaya King, where you can feast on perfectly grilled dogs topped with sauerkraut or onions washed down with papaya, mango or even a "coconut Champagne" drink. It's the perfect lunch on ... Continue

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Tea & Sympathy In The West Village

In a city that's just as well known for its indelicate disdain as it is for its incomparable allure, there lies a little morsel of sweet sympathy tucked between the bites of bangers and mash. NYC offers plenty of places for high tea paired with high toit, but here it's all about comfort. From your first step into this delightful, little tea room to your initial taste of authentic, British fare, you'll swear you've walked straight into a delicious daydream with your best friend, Earl Grey, wh ... Continue

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Napping at Midtown's YeloSpa

Only in a high-octane city like New York can you buy a luxury power nap, because you just can't HANDLE this 21st-century urban stress anymore! Scream at your assistant to get the f*** in here, book a nap at YeloSpa, summon your driver, and before you know it, relaxation is yours. But you don't even have to be a wealthy sociopath to enjoy a YeloNap, because it only costs $1 per minute with a 20-minute minimum. If you can wrap your brain around paying for something that's naturally free, you won't ... Continue

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Co-Owner of NFT Featured in The Grey Lady


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Now Out on Amazon Kindle: NFT Collected Essays: 2005-2010


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