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Artist Maira Kalman's Union Square Cafe Illustrations
After 30 years at the corner of 16th Street and Union Square West, Danny Meyer's celebrated first-ever restaurant, Union Square Cafe, has shifted a few blocks over—the result of his second 15-year-long lease coming to an end and an accompanying price...
CULTURE
Notes: Bar Culture
Have you ever had a Pickleback? Today, it's a shot of whiskey (commonly Jameson) followed by a pickle brine chaser. The name of the drink is attributed to a Williamsburg, Brooklyn bar circa 2006 where Old Crow bourbon was used, though some credit...
CULTURE
The Real Thing at NYC's Flowers Gallery
This Thursday, the Chelsea, NYC location of Flowers Gallery opens "The Real Thing," a group exhibition featuring photography from four different artists questioning social constructs of gender, identity, femininity and more. Most of the four have...
FOOD-DRINK
Bitten: A Food Conversation
Well before everyone's favorite fast burrito spot hit crisis mode, the changing landscape of food culture snagged headlines on a weekly basis. It has for decades and will continue to do so. Food consumption is a human need and yet, today, through...
CULTURE
Thirty Years of Chinese American Designer Han Feng
Han Feng rose to prominence in the '90s as the first Chinese designer to show at New York Fashion Week. It may be no coincidence that Feng, who apportions her time equally between a Shanghai atelier and a NoMad, NYC loft—where she showcases her...
CULTURE
ArtShack Brooklyn
Encouraging kids to put down their phones and get creative, Brooklyn-based program ArtShack extends elementary learning outside of the classroom. The after-school program, founded by artist and educator McKendree Key and product designer Dany Rose...
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NYC Galaxy Patch
Making reference to NASA iconography while keeping it all about New York City—the center of the universe for many—Micah Spear's NYC Galaxy Patch offers the best of both worlds. It's charming for residents and non-residents alike and easy to iron onto...
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The Bronx Hot Sauce
If you've ever wanted to know what the Bronx tasted like, this locally made hot sauce comes close. Made from serrano peppers grown in community gardens throughout the borough, the homegrown condiment is a result of teamwork between the students and...
CULTURE
Interview: Stephen ESPO Powers on Brooklyn Museum's Coney Island Extravaganza
Across an impressive three shows (opening today, 20 November 2015) Brooklyn Museum showcases the charm, spirit, strangeness and seediness that is New York's Coney Island. "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008" displays 140 diverse...
DESIGN
MUJI Fifth Avenue Opens in NYC
New York Public Library's landmark Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue now has a new international neighbor across the street: Japanese brand MUJI is opening its largest North American store yet. Though this marks MUJI's fifth location in NYC...
DESIGN
NYC's Material Good Concept Shop
Anyone who has spent time shopping for a watch at retailers, boutiques or department stores, knows the environment can be cold and brisk, pressure-laden and impersonal. Committing to a watch, whether for yourself or as a gift, should be a relaxed...
CULTURE
13 New York Street Photographers Profiled in "Everybody Street"
Directed by Cheryl Dunn, the fascinating documentary "Everybody Street" follows 13 iconic NYC photographers including Martha Cooper, Jill Freedman, Mary Ellen Mark, Jamel Shabazz, Ricky Powell and Boogie. The film explores the allure, danger and pleasure...
DESIGN
Holiday House NYC Interior Design Show
Since 2008, Iris Dankner has been showcasing some of the best global designers (both established and emerging) at Holiday House NYC. The bi-annual event, which takes over the Upper East Side's Academy Mansion for portions of November and December...
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FOOD_DRINK
The NoMad Cookbook
Treat someone special to a Michelin-starred meal without ever visiting a restaurant, with Daniel Humm's The NoMad Cookbook. Inside, elegant photography and detailed recipes treat home cooks to the very dishes the acclaimed NYC-based chef dreams up...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Lytro is Revolutionizing the Way We Capture Virtual Reality Lytro first entered the photography market with a camera that differentiated itself by capturing a scene's entire light field, allowing users to adjust focus after the shot. Now, they...
DESIGN
Wright Bedding's NYC Pop-Up Shop
With people trekking to NYC for holiday shopping, there's a new pop-up worth swinging by this year—and it's aimed at those looking for a good night's sleep. WRIGHT, makers of American-designed and -produced mattresses (and more), has set up a...
GROOMING_HEALTH
Rose 31 Detergent
Modern perfumery and quality detergent merge in The Laundress and Le Labo's collaboration. Determined to bring luxury to your laundry, the Rose 31 concoction is a super-concentrated formula (meaning you should get 32 washes from a single bottle) that...
CULTURE
Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts
In contrast to MoMA's recently concluded exhibition of Henri Matisse's cut-outs, The Morgan Library & Museum's new "Graphic Passion: Matisse and the Book Arts" fills just one room and hones in on the French artist's lesser-known passion for books...
FOOD-DRINK
Yunnan BBQ, New York
If you're thinking of Chinese food for dinner tonight, step away from Seamless and head to Yunnan BBQ. Formerly Yunnan Kitchen, the Lower East Side restaurant has refreshed its menu (and interior) to put the spotlight on large, family-style portions...
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