Posts Tagged ‘Linnea Covington’

When Central Park Was an African American Village

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

The first African American community in New York wasn’t located in Harlem or Crown Heights, Brooklyn. No, in the early 19th century, a section of what we now know as Central Park hosted a settlement of about 260 people, two-thirds of whom were African American. The rest were European immigrants, mainly Irish. They called this [&hellip
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The History of Middle Age

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Our Town, West Side Spirit

FE&FW-Patricia Cohen book Cover At 51, New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen has hit the ubiquitous halfway point for age. But instead of getting older quietly, Cohen decided to write a biography of middle age in her first book, In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age (Scribner). She starts at the beginning, roughly a century ago, when middle [&hellip
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Pickles Take Manhattan

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit, Eat & Drink, Lifestyle, Our Town, West Side Spirit

REST-Jacob's Pickles(as) Luckily, the space housing Jacob’s Pickles proved massive, considering that on a Thursday night shortly after it opened, the place was packed with students, moms pushing strollers and large groups eager to see what the hype was about. We got in just in time to snag a cozy table in the back and, despite the [&hellip
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Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman: Owners of The Meatball Shop

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman opened the first Meatball Shop in the Lower East Side in February of last year. Almost a year later, the popular joint has expanded to Williamsburg and the West Village, and Chernow and Holzman have released a cookbook sharing how to make their delectable, um, well, balls.<img src="×163.jpg" alt="" title="slider-meatball" [&hellip
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Hello and Goodbye CBGB

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Museums

A new exhibit pays homage to the patrons of CBGB | By Linnea Covington When you first walk into the Bye Bye CBGB exhibit at Soho’s Clic Gallery, the faces of disheveled punk rockers greet you. Pierced lips, funky hair and leather dominate the style, and though it appears they were shot in 1973, the [&hellip
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Working Out a Way to Really Take Pounds Off in 2012

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, Healthy Manhattan

By Linnea Covington It’s the same story every year: After weeks of indulging in cookies, cake, giant meals and more drinks than you can remember, the holidays have ended and you feel like a beached whale. Hence, one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions: Get in shape. But just because you start the year [&hellip
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