Posts Tagged ‘food’

Bottoms Up

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Upper East Siders, let’s face it: we could stand for a little more sexy in the neighborhood, especially that of the Latin persuasion. At least that’s what the brothers behind Astoria’s El Boqueron tapas bar thought when they opened El Porrón, on First Avenue. Since alcohol is arguably sexier than food, the dimly lit space [&hellip
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Building a Healthier New York

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A few years ago, a Manhattan borough president community initiative called “Go Green” was launched in East Harlem with the help of local Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito. The goal was to engage New York’s dynamic communities in the effort to bring farmers’ markets, greenspace and cleaner air back to our city neighborhoods, and to [&hellip
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Something to Chew On

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A recent study has confirmed that a healthy, Mediterranean-style diet combined with regular exercise can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Previous studies have linked diet and exercise, independently, to reduced Alzheimer’s risk, but the recent investigation, at the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center, [&hellip
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Mobile Merchants Draw Fire

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Although a convenience for hungry pedestrians, street food vendors on the Upper West Side have been drawing fire lately. A flood of complaints from residents and local businesses, as well as a city investigation into the illegal trade of food vending permits, has sparked discussions about increased regulation. Critics are particularly concerned about maintaining health [&hellip
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THINK LOCALLY AT DINNER

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

With a menu of foods exclusively from New York State, catering company Great Performances and the publication Edible Manhattan kicked off their Farm to Table Dining Series on July 15. At the series’ core is the 100 Mile Menu, comprising organic ingredients at their seasonal peak from within 100 miles of the city. All ingredients [&hellip
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STRINGER: PLAN FOR FOOD

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

The availability of healthy food should become part of the review process that new development projects must go through, Borough President Scott Stringer told the City Planning Commission. In a letter to the board, which votes on development projects that need city approval, Stringer called for adding “healthy food infrastructure” to housing developments in areas [&hellip
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STREET FAIR

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

The Coalition for a Livable West Side will hold its 22nd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Music Festival on Sunday, May 24, on Broadway between West 72nd and 86th streets. There will be performances by Tre Bella, Melissa Greener and Robin Greentein. Vital Theater will also present a play for children on the stage at West [&hellip
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