Category Archives: food

Social media brings Harlem bakery back into business

A native of South Carolina, Alvin Lee Smalls bakes some of New York City’s finest rugelach, heralded by the New York Times as “buttery, magnificent and fleeting.” Small businesses may have permanently closed shop during the recession, but not Lee … Continue reading

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Pizza in Forest Hills: A day in the life of D’Angelo’s

In New York City, pizza is as iconic  as yellow taxicabs and the statue of liberty. It’s such a staple of New York’s culinary culture that members of the United States Pizza Team, known for combining culinary arts with acrobatics, … Continue reading

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Nyack’s Free-Range Thanksgiving Turkey Truck

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a free-range, antibiotic- and hormone-free turkey. These holiday birds were pre-ordered and hand delivered from Dines Farms in the Catskills. At a pre-Thanksgiving farmers’ market in Nyack, NY, Mary Fields told us everything we ever wanted … Continue reading

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The New York Price Tag: A Short List

Thomas Wolfe wrote, “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it in five minutes as in five years.” It’s true.  We come from all over the world to settle in its boroughs and fall in love with the … Continue reading

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The Five Plagues of Thanksgiving

It’s as unavoidable as tax season (and just about as welcomed). The holiday season has again converged upon New York City. Bringing with it the ‘Five Plagues of Thanksgiving’ to our cranberry-stuffed doorsteps. ‘The Five Plagues of Thanksgiving:” 1) THE … Continue reading

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Long lines, short on patience at the grocery store

With the frenetic demands of living in New York City, a long line at the grocery store is the last thing frazzled New Yorkers want to deal with. Trader Joe’s, in particular, seems to attract lines that wrap around the … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Restaurants Counter Obesity in New York City

When you picture what the average American looks like, what image comes to mind? Not only are adults increasingly becoming overweight, but children are as well. Close to 40 percent of children in New York City public schools are either overweight … Continue reading

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Babies in NYC Bars

After an exhausting day at work, you hit the bar for a much-needed drink. Unwind, let loose, drop a few f-bombs and then you hear a crying baby from the corner of the room. Rewind and censor. Who let the … Continue reading

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Cafe Amrita: A Bar Resisting the Recession

In this economy running a small business can be an uphill climb. Rob Song owns Cafe Amrita, a cafe and bar on West 110th Street near Central Park. Song’s cafe is facing a long list of challenges–the recession, a gentrified … Continue reading

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Do we need a food police?

Its no secret that America has an obesity problem. We spend half of our money on food,  and the other half is spent trying to lose weight. But is government the solution to our burgeoning bellies? According to several of … Continue reading

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