Two Food Events Return to the L.E.S.

Written by Lauren Rothman on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dining Our Town Downtown

Both the Hester Street Fair and the Taste of the Lower East Side open this month Lower East Side It’s a great time to dine on the Lower East Side: next weekend, two well-loved food events return to the neighborhood. On Thursday the 24th, Grand St. Settlement will open its doors for its 14th annual [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 18 Tribeca Film Festival Drive-In: Splash Arts Brookfield, 220 Vesey Street 8 p.m., Free Celebrate the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival at the Tribeca Drive-In! Watch new and classic films under the stars, along with fun pre-show activities and treats for the entire family. Come early for Tails of Glory (the award-winning dancers from [&hellip
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Healthy Holidays

Written by Shari Portnoy on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

A Manhattan nutritionist proposes some Passover and Easter alternatives Holidays and dieting aren’t usually found in the same sentence. But there is some good news for the health conscious: Local caterers do have flavorful, authentic foods for Easter and Passover minus the fat and calories. Passover People are looking for an alternative to brisket and [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 11 The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu Lecture NYU, 239 Greene Street 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Free In Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals, David L. Swartz delves deeply into Bourdieu’s work to show how central—but often overlooked—power and politics are to an understanding of sociology. Arguing that power and politics stand at the [&hellip
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New Restaurant Week Takes the High Road

Written by Lauren Rothman on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Restaurants The week long event celebrates establishments that support their workers New York City Restaurant Week: been there, done that, right? The dining deal that allows city dwellers to get a taste of haute cuisine at a softer price point debuted in the early ‘90s and has since inspired many spinoffs, including Brooklyn Restaurant Week, [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 4 The Paper Bag Players Workshop Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston Street 3:30 p.m., Free The goal of the Workshops is for each participant to experience The Paper Bag Players approach to creating and performing theater — essentially each participant becomes a Paper Bag Players.Each session will deal with the elements that [&hellip
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Restaurant Inspection Ratings

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The following listings were collected from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website and include the most recent inspection and grade reports listed. We have included every restaurant listed during this time within the zip codes of our neighborhoods. Some reports list numbers with their explanations; these are the number of violation points a [&hellip
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Going for the Classic Bagel

Written by Lauren Rothman on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

A Barney Greengrass alum teams up for a new bagel store downtown Bari Musacchio, the former general manager of the family-style Italian spot Rubirosa on Mulberry Street, has lived in Nolita since 2002, and for the past dozen years she’s struggled to find a decent breakfast in the neighborhood. “I grew up on Long Island [&hellip
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A Fine Sicilian Feast

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Two women honor family during St. Joseph’s Day feast By Gabrielle Alfiero Chelsea Melissa Muller-Daka and Caroline Chirichella were both raised in Italian households, learning to cook from their grandmothers. Both have fathers of German descent, but grew up connected to their Italian heritage. “The Italian takes over,” Muller-Daka said. The Italian cuisine they learned [&hellip
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In Brief

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Girl Scout Cookies Pop Up – But Without Gluten-Free Option New Yorkers, rejoice. It’s Girl Scout cookie season, but those without knocks on their apartment doors from neighborhood Scouts needn’t despair. On March 18, a pop-up Girl Scout cookie shop opened at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York office (43 W. 23rd St.). But [&hellip
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