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Upper West Side Eatery Set to Reopen Next Month

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in Dining West Side Spirit

Local Greek eatery Kefi comes back stronger than ever After months of anticipation, Greek eatery Kefi (505 Columbus Ave) can say with certainty that they will re-open by early November. “For almost a year, I’ve been getting calls and emails asking when we’re reopening from people who need their Kefi fix,” said owner and chef [&hellip
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Harding’s Promotes Neighborhood Vibe, Good Food

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in Dining Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

A young Tribeca entrepreneur tries to bring “downtown” to Flatiron Finally, a high-quality restaurant catering to all of the beautiful people of the Flatiron district. “I wanted to merge the world of downtown and the Upper East Side. There’s nothing like this up here,” says 26-year-old Spencer Slaine as he kicks back in the den [&hellip
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Wall Street Rocks

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Downtown finance workers play music for charity On Wednesday, September 18, five bands gathered at the Cutting Room to help raise money for Wall Street Rocks, a nonprofit that raises money for various charities that support veterans and first responders. Big Dog Party, The Holiday Electric, Your Mom Mona, Mayday, and Mud, Blood & Beer [&hellip
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Authentic Tacos Land in the Lower East Side

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Three hidden spots for the classic Mexican fare These lesser-known LES gems keep their three-bite creations simple, tasty, and authentic, minus the frills. Sembrado Chef Danny Mena, the man behind the highly acclaimed Hecho en Dumbo, has decided to bring it back to basics at 432 East 13th Street. No lettuce, no guacamole, no tomatoes, [&hellip
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Raising Money for Soul Food

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

On September 15th, SoulCycle at 45 Crosby Street hosted a “Sunday Night Soul for God’s Love” event to benefit God’s Love We Deliver, an organization that provides nutritious, individually-tailored meals to New Yorkers who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Miss USA Erin Brady and Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf joined 50 [&hellip
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Eating Like A Spice Girl

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in Dining Our Town Downtown

Fusion cuisine brings new flavors to the forefront in local restaurants Back in the day, 1998, my nine-year-old friends and I traveled from group to group at Downtown Day Camp singing Spice Girls Songs to all. Fifteen years later, I got the chance to become a different kind of spice girl, boldly sampling the newly-arrived [&hellip
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Eating Like A Spice Girl

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in Dining Our Town

Dining 2 Fusion cuisine brings new flavors to the forefront in local restaurants Back in the day, 1998, my nine-year-old friends and I traveled from group to group at Downtown Day Camp singing Spice Girls Songs to all. Fifteen years later, I got the chance to become a different kind of spice girl, boldly sampling the newly-arrived [&hellip
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Dog Fundraiser in Tribeca

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Rock & Rawhide, a pet charity that collects toys, treats, and bedding to help reduce stress and noise in animal shelters, hosted a fur-filled fundraiser on at the end of July at the iHeartRadio Theater (32 Avenue of the Americas). The charity’s mission is to increase the adoptability levels of dogs and cats in shelters [&hellip
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