When I lived in the Bronx, I would often venture south to the Upper West Side for dinner. I think this might be my favorite neighborhood in Manhattan. I love the architecture and the laid-back attitude of most of the residents. Plus, there are so many restaurants, music venues and retail shops.
Growing up in northeast Ohio, one of the region's most notable attractions is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Out of all the costumes and artifacts, the thing I remember most vividly is a display of the bed John Lennon and Yoko Ono shared when they first moved to New York City
If you can’t make it to the Caribbean, why not check out the next best thing—the West Indian-American Day Carnival held along the Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Yesterday, my co-workers and I decided to take a little field trip for lunch. I’m making this sound like a much bigger deal than it really was, but in NYC most office workers never really venture outside of a two-block radius to forage for food. Our outing involved taking a short subway ride, ergo I’m calling it a field trip.
I really like the Lower East Side. This fun, quirky area is filled with boutiques, restaurants and galleries. See what I mean on Wednesday, September 5th, from 6 to 9 p.m., when the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID) hosts Lower East Side Opening Night: Art+Fashion, a celebration of opening receptions for many of the 80-plus art galleries found throughout the neighborhood.
Whenever I take a trip back to my hometown, I get the opportunity to watch good cable. I catch up on all of my favorite shows and spend hours upon hours watching The Food Network. I really like the program Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and am always amazed at how these chefs can make such interesting fare in such large quantities.
To celebrate the arrival of several new shops, The Shops at Columbus Circle has teamed with shopping mag Lucky and retailer C. Wonder to find an original design for The Shops’ first official shopping tote. A panel of guest judges will select the winning design.
In the mood for paella this weekend? Stop by Socarrat Paella Bar’s newest location in Midtown East.
If you’re looking for something to do tonight, head to East River Park from 5 to 9 p.m. for pizza place Two Boots’ 25th Anniversary Concert. Part of the SummerStage series, and hosted and MC’ed by comedian/actor Luis Guzman, this night of fun will have everything from live music to performance art, poetry, aerialists and cornmeal-crusted, Cajun-Italian style pizzas (provided by Two Boots).