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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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Ladies’ Day Out Downtown

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

Two new local stores to hit with the girls The new e.l.f. (eyes, lips, face) flagship store beckoned me from blocks away. Upon entering the space, outfitted with makeup artists, shiny display cases, and makeover stations, I thought that, surely, I was seeing things. Mascara for $2? Must be a misprint. However, as my eyes [&hellip
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Best of Downtown Summer Specials

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

Grab these seasonal specials while you still can this August 1. The newly opened Black Tree Sandwich Shop & Bar (131 Orchard Street), shares the same name as its restaurant in Crown Heights, which is equally slight in space. Signature woods, exposed brick, and brass-framed photographs line the narrow walls, and brown paper placemats protect [&hellip
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Downtown Do-Gooders Hit Hollywood

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

National awards to honor two local young people inspired to make a difference On July 31, two young Lower Manhattanites will be honored at the 2013 VH1 Do Something Awards in Hollywood, California. Sasha Fisher, 24, and Daniel Maree, 25, will join celebrity social change activists like Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Hudson, LL Cool J, and [&hellip
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Money Raised for Haiti

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

Last Wednesday the Edeyo Foundation co-founders Unik Ernest and Michael Pradieu welcomed over 300 supporters to the 6th Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball presented by NIKE, at Highline Ballroom. The gala, hosted by Stephen Baldwin, raised over $200,000 for the organization that helps educate children in Haiti by rebuilding schools and providing students with a [&hellip
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Trading Post Transforms Seaport Spot into Glamorous Locale

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

Dining 2 Trading Post offers traditional American food with a twist As I approached 170 John St. the other night, I thought perhaps my memory had failed me. This couldn’t possibly be the same space that housed the stale-ale smelling Yankee Clipper just two years ago, where people came to bet on horses before OTB got canned. [&hellip
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