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A Date with Kate on Broadway

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

First Date’s Kate Loprest on blind dates, Match.com, and Henry Cavill Although we’ve all been on the quintessential disastrous first date, there are always some that turn out to be exciting surprises. This is what First Date is – an hour and a half of heartwarming (and at times, heart-crushing) fun. It chronicles a first [&hellip
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Writing the Book for Gay Grooms

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

Event planner Jason Mitchell penned the first ever planner for men marrying men Jason Mitchell helps put the “gay” in engagement. At least that’s what he promises in his new book, Getting Groomed: The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms. The how-to guide definitely delivers by considering the differences and similarities to planning a gay [&hellip
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A Front Row Seat to the Ballet

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

New York City Ballet’s Chase Finlay on The Nutcracker, fantasy football, and his company’s new online series The largest ballet company in the country is getting personal. Although the New York City Ballet captivates its audience night after night, not much is known about the dancers’ individual journeys. This is where the new AOL On [&hellip
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Twenty Writers’ Worth of Crime in New York City

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

Editor and writer Jonathan Santlofer gives us a behind-the-scenes look into his collaborative crime novel It is said that the generosity of crime fiction writers exists because the authors get their frustrations out on their twisted pages. There is no better tribute to their kindness than when they use their words to benefit charity. The [&hellip
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Every Day is Your Birthday in the West Village

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

Harold Moore brings international flavor – and fantastic bread – to his restaurant Commerce On the dessert menu at Commerce, there is always birthday cake. It’s yellow with chocolate frosting and sprinkles and always served with a lit candle, even if it’s not your birthday. “It’s an immediate smile,” said Chef Harold Moore of his [&hellip
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The Civil War Revisited on the Upper West Side

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

Historian and author Thomas Fleming captures the struggles that led to the Civil War More soldiers died in the Civil War than in all previous and past wars combined. This staggering fact opens Thomas Fleming’s book A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War. The Upper West [&hellip
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A New Yorker Who Knows His Shakespeare

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

New York native Christian Camargo gives life to Mercutio in the Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet Not many New Yorkers can pull off reciting Shakespeare. But Christian Camargo doesn’t play by the book. When the Julliard graduate takes the stage in his skinny jeans and leather jacket (this is a modernized take on the [&hellip
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Going Against the Grain with Meghan McCain

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

The senator’s daughter on living in NYC and her new show Many people who can will leave the city for the summer. Not Meghan McCain. She spent the season in a loft in the heart of Little Italy filming her new docu-talk series, Raising McCain, which premieres on September 14th. The twenty-eight-year-old, who is used [&hellip
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A Thread to NYC History

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in News Our Town

Author Stephanie Lehmann sews together pieces of the past to create a patchwork of the present Vintage clothing has never been this modern. Stephanie Lehmann’s newest novel, Astor Place Vintage, engenders a new appreciation for the rich history that we walk past every day. Her protagonist Amanda, who owns a vintage clothing shop in the [&hellip
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