Category Archives: Food

Cinnamon Bun day

In anticipation of Cinnamon Bun Day on October 4th, exhaustive research is being undertaken to establish the best place in the city to enjoy these spicy sweets. Fortunately the Great Northern Food Hall has just opened at Grand Central – … Continue reading

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Grammatically correct

Grammar was never my strongpoint. Even so, after 10 days of medical questionnaires and form filling to record Sean’s unscheduled shoulder realignment last week, it seems the linguistic landscape has changed. The question of ‘pronoun preference’ raised by the Orthopedic … Continue reading

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Licorice lovers

The sign out the front is completely misleading. One hundred flavors of licorice? Impossible! There have to be at least two hundred or more. And that’s just counting the ones I like. Myzels, a little store on West 55th street is … Continue reading

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Back to the future

Who would believe it? In downtown Manhattan there is a yogurt lab for which the milk is sourced from grass fed cows that are all called by name, the farmer delivers the milk from upstate New York in old fashioned churns, the … Continue reading

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A movie set could not have created a richer more endearing atmosphere than that which tradition turned out in Brooklyn on the weekend. Italians came from all over the city, many returning to their old neighbourhood, to reenact a fourth … Continue reading

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Big Apple BBQ

The barbecue season in NYC has officially started. As I cycled down Park Avenue late on Friday night, the smell of charcoal and chops stopped me in my tracks. Trance-like I was drawn, bike in tow, to Madison Square Park … Continue reading

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The Greatest

Feeling slightly stung by missing the World Stamp show and the opportunity to see the British Guiana 1c magenta stamp that shoe-man Stuart Weitzman paid $9.5M for to add to his collection, I cheered myself by trading this one-in-every-ten-year event … Continue reading

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Dessert spot

Gardening and gastronomy make a perfect pairing at a very creative dessert bar in St Marks Place. Crunchy chocolate becomes like dirt in a pot of parsley, and aerated pistachio sponge appears like shrubbery next to meringue-like rocks in a … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking with the stars

Star gazing turned to sleepwalking on the High Line this week when clouds ruled out the first activity and a new sculpture by Tony Matelli made me rethink the second. Being confronted by a near naked sleep walker does raise … Continue reading

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Bunnies and babka

A rabbit proof fence would not stand a chance against the art – or the Australian artists, that are bringing new perspectives to Manhattan. At Brookfield Place on the lower West Side, Amanda Parer’s installation of giant bunnies presents the … Continue reading

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