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A Guide to the Offbeat Shops of Downtown

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Welcome to retail with a twist By Leonora Desar With a steady influx of chain stores setting up stakes Downtown, mom-and-pops and unusual boutiques have become particularly prized below 14th Street. From occult and toy shops to designer boutiques, we give you an inside look at the most eclectic stores Downtown.   The Evolution Store [&hellip
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Inside The Secret Door: A Tour of Downtown’s Top Speakeasies

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The Back Room 1 | By Leonora Desar During Prohibition, New Yorkers drank illegally behind the unmarked doors of underground speakeasies, which over time became more visible due to an easily bribed police force. Now, 79 years later, speakeasies have made a comeback in New York City. Beginning with Sasha Petraske’s Milk and Honey, these hotspots became the rage—especially [&hellip
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Celebrity State of Mind

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celeb_1 Could downtown’s A-list set really be so…normal? By Leonora Desar Alec Baldwin is on top of the world, perched high above the deserted city on the rooftop of an exclusive nightclub just before the break of dawn. “Hand that back,” he says to Mary-Kate Olsen—or is it Ashley?—who snatches Baldwin’s cell phone away before sinking [&hellip
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Stumbling to the Altar: Meet Mr. ‘I Would’

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FW-DEV1 Devan Sipher’s ‘The Wedding Beat’ By Leonora Desar Devan Sipher made his living for more than five years writing about some of New York’s most lavish weddings for the New York Times’ Vows column, even though he’s a forty-something single Jewish guy who spends Saturday nights alone in his Chelsea studio. Sipher’s debut novel The [&hellip
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The Friendly Conman: A reformed grifter tells his story to Soho audiences

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By Leonora Desar “For this, you have to be prepared to come along for the ride, my friends. Are you prepared to come along for the ride?” Simon Lovell steps on stage into a muted patch of light and squints out at The Huron Club in Soho. He’s mid-fifties-ish, with gray-glazed hair casting a strange [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2011

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bofm2011 Recently, GQ named Brooklyn the “Coolest City on the Planet” for foodies. While we agree that the borough is first-rate in a number of things—hipster watching, finding a cheap apartment with antique molding—we are inclined to believe that Manhattan is still king. Brooklyn isn’t a cocktail that people in Idaho can order. Woody Allen has [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2011

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Recently, GQ named Brooklyn the “Coolest City on the Planet” for foodies. While we agree that the borough is first-rate in a number of things—hipster watching, finding a cheap apartment with antique molding—we are inclined to believe that Manhattan is still king. Brooklyn isn’t a cocktail that people in Idaho can order. Woody Allen has [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2011

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For all articles, please go to: Best of Manhattan: Arts & Entertainment Best of Manhattan: Eats & Drinks Best of Manhattan: Living Best of Manhattan: City Services By Our Town Recently, GQ named Brooklyn the “Coolest City on the Planet” for foodies. While we agree that the borough is first-rate in a number of things—hipster [&hellip
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For all articles, please go to: Best of Manhattan: Arts & Entertainment Best of Manhattan: Eats & Drinks Best of Manhattan: Living Best of Manhattan: City Services By Our Town Recently, GQ named Brooklyn the “Coolest City on the Planet for foodies. While we agree that the borough is first-rate in a number of things's [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2011

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For all articles, please go to: Best of Manhattan: Arts & Entertainment Best of Manhattan: Living Best of Manhattan: City Services Best of Manhattan: Eats & Drinks Contributors to the Best of Manhattan issue: Nancy J. Brandwein, Wickham Boyle, Thomas Chan, Shoshana Davis, Leonora Desar, Sharon Feiereisen, Danny Gold, Matt Harvey, Andrea Hilbert, Regan Hofmann, [&hellip
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