P.J. Clarke’s Petitions for its Place

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

The popular restaurant is fighting its landlord and hopes to stave off eviction from its downtown home What’s a neighborhood without a neighborhood restaurant? That’s the question that Battery Park eatery P.J. Clarke’s is asking in a campaign against its landlord, Brookfield Office Properties, which is undergoing a massive, $250-million dollar renovation to its Brookfield [&hellip
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Needy New Yorkers Get Fancy Food Leftovers

Written by Verena Dobnik on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

Leftover delicacies from the Summer Fancy Food Show were delivered to a food pantry on the Upper West Side Upper West Side Some of the world’s fanciest foods are going to New Yorkers who can’t afford even basic meat-and-potato meals. This week, they got about 90,000 pounds of delicacies left over from the largest marketplace [&hellip
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50 Years of Fine French Dining

Written by Alejandro Menjivar on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

Manhattan institution Le Perigord celebrates a half-century in business East Side In a city where restaurants can open and close within a matter of months, longevity is impressive, and 50 years of longevity is a reason to celebrate. Le Perigord, a traditional French restaurant on the East Side, is toasting its golden anniversary this year. [&hellip
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Storied Restaurateur Goes Back To The Kitchen

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown

Pino Luongo of Il Cantinori fame has settled into a neighborhood Italian spot on the U.E.S. Upper East Side Pino Luongo has found his happy place. And so, it seems, have many residents of Sutton Place. The 61-year-old restaurateur, who at one point owned 16 Italian eateries across the country, including Le Madri in Chelsea [&hellip
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Finally, the Farmer’s Market

Written by Liz Neumark on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

After suffering through a monotonous winter, it’s time to rejoice in the variety of local green-markets If you are a loyal local food eater like me, you carried the flag all winter long. Carrots, parsnips, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes and beets all share that glorious characteristic of being good storage veggies. They formed [&hellip
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New Sweets Shop Gears Up for Summer Rush

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

Sweet Shop NYC brings vintage confections to the neighborhood Upper East Side On a quiet stretch of East 73rd Street, there’s a portal back to a simpler, sweeter time. The Sweet Shop NYC’s small storefront is crammed from top to bottom with the treats you might remember from your childhood, or at least the childhood [&hellip
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Popular Online Donut Shop Holey Donuts! Opens a Brick-and-Mortar

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

West Village Holey Donuts!, a ten-year-old donut company started by Frank Dilullo, went the opposite route of most traditional businesses: after a decade of online success shipping its frozen treats across the country, Holey Donuts! has taken up shop in a corner storefront on Seventh Avenue South. These aren’t just any old donuts, though: they’re [&hellip
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Guilt-Free Fish

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

New York City celebrates sustainable seafood Upper East Side Beginning on Tuesday, a group of local fishermen, restaurant chefs and organizations around the city have gathered to discuss the peril that faces our oceans: a fast-dwindling supply of seafood. This week marks New York’s second annual Sustainable Seafood Week. Due to overfishing, the destruction of [&hellip
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Back to the Tavern

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

Central Park’s famous eatery reopens with a new and welcome twist Upper West Side Four years ago, Tavern on the Green closed its beloved doors and the city proceeded to smash it to bits. Last Thursday, the dust finally settled on the extensive, $28 million renovation, revealing a refreshing update on a modern classic. On [&hellip
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Swapping Your Online Friends for Dining Deals

Written by Omar Crespo on . Posted in Dining Our Town, News Our Town

The new NYC-based app uses social media data to get local restaurants to offer discounts Ever wondered if you could get paid just to be yourself? A new smartphone app start-up called Haggle is hoping to do just that. It collects your social media data from sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare and uses [&hellip
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