Rustic Culinary Style

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Give our love of artisan bread and exquisite tulips, it would be hard not to love a New York restaurant called Bread & Tulips, billed as a “rustic Italian kitchen & bar.” It’s the kind of cozy neighborhood spot with exposed brick, candles and warmly lit dining rooms that feels … Read More

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Big Apple Basketball

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Don’t be surprised if you see more than a few basketball superstars buzzing around the Big Apple this weekend. It’s all part of NBA All-Star Weekend 2015, one of New York City’s major (and most anticipated) events. It’s been 17 years since New York City last hosted the NBA All-Star … Read More

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Better Coffee at Birch

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If drinking better coffee tops your list of New Year’s resolutions, you won’t have to go far to reach your goal. Every New Yorker’s fave, Birch Coffee is now our 27th Street neighbor, making it easier than ever to enjoy piping hot cappuccinos and chai lattes that take the chill … Read More

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Jazz at the Coolest Dive Bar in New York City

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If you love jazz or an inexpensive drink, you’ll definitely want to check out 55 BAR. This hole-in-the-wall Greenwich Village bar is a throw-back to the Prohibition Era. (In fact, it was once a speakeasy.) Featuring incredible music seven nights a week, the owner of 55 BAR delights in promoting … Read More

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Take Me to Old Havana

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A few intrepid travelers have made their way to Cuba but, for the rest of us, the best we can do is stake out a seat at Havana New York, a cozy Manhattan restaurant and bar that’s a dark, art-filled oasis of mood music, mojitos and authentic, masterfully crafted Cuban … Read More

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