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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Dining in the Lighting District

Written by Helaina Hovitz 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

The Randolph reinvents itself amidst a string of retail lighting stores Lower East Side What the Randolph lacks in prime real estate, it makes up for in soul. Located off of the Bowery in the heart of the Lighting District, the Randolph at Broome (349) is primarily a craft beer and coffee outpost, and Randolph [&hellip
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Out & About

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

April 25 Stéphane Kossmann Art Exhibition: Black & White Carpet FIAF Gallery, 22 East 60th Street Free, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more than 26 years, photographer Stéphane Kossmann has captured the stars as they ascend the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival. Kossmann’s images differ dramatically from those [&hellip
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Three Sisters Open New Cafe

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

The newly opened 80 Riverside Cafe features homemade baked goods and coffee Upper West Side The neighborhood has a new option for coffee and pastries. 80 Riverside Café opened on the corner of Riverside Drive and 80th Street just three weeks ago and serves a selection of home-baked cookies, croissants, and scones, as well as [&hellip
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Out & About

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

April 18 Splash Week Swimming Classes Vanderbilt YMCA, 224 E. 47th St. Various Times, Free YMCA Splash Week is a free program created to help people of all ages, especially children, to learn basic swimming skills and water safety practices. Learning water safety and swimming skills helps participants to be safe in and around water. [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 11 AARP-Tax Aide: Free Tax Return Preparation Service 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Free AARP volunteers, who are certified by the IRS, prepare all returns. There is no cost to you for preparation and no cost to you for electronic filing (e-file). Certain returns with voluminous data [&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 Whitney Biennial 2014 Review Panel National Academy Museum, 1083 5th Avenue 6:30 – 8 p.m., Free Art critics join together in a provocative and unpredictable debate on exhibitions currently on view in New York. This free talk invites panelists Colleen Asper, Donald Kuspit, and Joseph Wolin to join the conversation with moderator David [&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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