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In the Kitchen, Out on the Town

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Executive chef Ben Lee on training in Italy, his Insalata di Stagione, and the Ramen at Ippudo Amidst the cherry tomatoes and Kirby cucumbers at the Union Square Greenmarket, you can find Ben Lee hand-picking produce to add to his summer menu at A Voce Madison. As the executive chef at the restaurant since July [&hellip
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Making a Difference One Song at a Time

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

A young producer speaks about her worthwhile work At just 23 years old, Tiffany Schleigh has found a job that influences countless lives. She’s combined her love of theater with charity and the result is benefitting young people all over the nation. The show she produces, “Cabaret for a Cause,” enlists children- singers from Broadway [&hellip
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Columbus Avenue as Musical Muse

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Musician Joe Gianono on Blue Note, turning pages at the ballet, and getting his songs on television New Yorkers can find inspiration in their neighborhoods just by simply stepping outside. Joe Gianono, a longtime Upper West Sider, frequently writes music as he walks home on Columbus Avenue. His career spans decades, and includes a gig [&hellip
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Paradise is Not Lost in a New Novel

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Upper East Side author talks historical literature and thrillers Some authors have the ability to revisit a topic in literature and cause excitement about it once again. Upper East Side resident Barry Libin has done just that with his new novel, The Mystery of the Milton Manuscript. The thriller, which some are already dubbing the [&hellip
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Behind the Music That Changed the World

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Joe Cecala on Bob Dylan, the Marines Corps, and growing up on Avenue B Although it seems like the music of the Village during the ‘60s has been revisited many times before, the documentary “Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation” goes where no other filmmakers have gone in capturing that crucial piece of history. [&hellip
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A Scoop of History on the Lower East Side

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman on Frank McCourt, Italian immigrants, and the Upper West Side Susan Jane Gilman has skillfully combined ice cream, New York, and history all into one novel. In “The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street,” readers follow a young Russian immigrant who moves to the Lower East Side with her family, [&hellip
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A Small Bookstore With a Big Heart

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

President of Logos Bookstore tells the story of one of the last remaining independent bookstores in Manhattan Upper East Side Residents of the Upper East Side have a bookstore they can call home. One where its president, Harris Healy, actually knows “quite a few” of them by name. The cozy feel of Logos Bookstore is complete [&hellip
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A New Novelist ‘Having So Much Fun’ This Summer

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Author Courtney Maum on Tompkins Square Park, Benedict Cumberbatch, and celebrity book reviews East Village This summer is looking especially bright for Courtney Maum. After 10 years of being on the New York City writing scene, her debut novel, “I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You,” is being released on June 10th. Set [&hellip
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