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From Shakespeare to Steinbeck

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

Actor Ron Cephas Jones on his Upper West Side neighborhood, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Richard III Although he has been on the New York theater scene for quite some time, Ron Cephas Jones never had a major role on Broadway until now. It was worth the wait. In “Of Mice and Men,” he brings the [&hellip
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A Woman Whose Place is in the Kitchen

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

Marea’s Chef du Cuisine dishes on her no-frill approach to a successful culinary career At just eight years old, Lauren DeSteno knew she wanted to become a chef. One of her specialties was spaghetti and meatballs for her older siblings and their friends as they came home from college. Now, at 31, she has brought [&hellip
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From Palo Alto to the East Village

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

Q&A Actor Nat Wolff on Washington Square Park, not having a driver’s license, and playing a blind cancer survivor Nat Wolff is sought after in Hollywood, but still remains loyal to his New York City roots. Having grown up near Washington Square Park, he appreciates the tight-knit neighborhoods that make up the city. “In a [&hellip
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Drawing From Life in New York

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

Q&A Artist Nathan Pyle on standing at subway entrances, checking out at the 42nd St. Library, and navigating the city in crutches Nathan Pyle is sure to earn the respect of natives and newcomers alike with his first book, NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette. In the cartoons he’s created, he hopes to teach transplants how [&hellip
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Comedy is a Two-Way Street in New York City

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

Comedian Billy Eichner on Hell’s Kitchen, Parks and Recreation, and his Emmy nod The streets of New York are funnier with Billy Eichner on them. The Queens native employs a unique brand of comedy on his game show, “Billy on the Street,” in its third season on Fuse. Microphone in hand, the energetic comedian yells [&hellip
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On Pointe in New York City

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

ABT’s Misty Copeland on living in a convent, Café Luxembourg, and Taye Diggs By Angela Barbuti Misty Copeland took her first ballet class in gym shorts, a t-shirt, and socks because she could not afford a leotard and tights. The 31-year-old American Ballet Theater soloist has come a long way from her 13-year-old self, and [&hellip
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A Sweet Spot in Chelsea Market

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Eleni’s Cookies started with some home baking and has become a thriving local business Eleni’s has made a name for itself by putting virtually everything and anything on a cookie. “You name the cookie and we can make it,” owner Eleni Gianopulos said. From corporate logos to people’s faces, each unique treat is truly a [&hellip
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