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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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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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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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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