Wednesday, October 30, 2013

CBS New York: Dance Studios

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Indian classical dance, Jaipur

Think you can’t dance? Head to one of the city’s best dance studios, and let the teachers show you otherwise. All offer instruction in the art of moving your body masterfully and majestically, for beginners and experts alike [read more].

CBS New York: Cooking Schools

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Kebabs, Beijing

Don’t just watch Top Chef—become one. New York City has practically as many cooking schools as restaurants, but these are our favorites. And even if you don’t become a top chef, you’ll at least learn how to stop fearing your fridge and start loving your oven [read more].

Monday, October 28, 2013

FDR Four Freedoms Park

FDR Four Freedoms Park

To get to FDR Four Freedoms Park, you can either take the subway or the Roosevelt Island Tram, which lifts you high above midtown and the East River. The park reminded us of those concrete-and-steel monoliths we saw in Moscow, monuments to influential leaders (or ideals) long departed. Make of that whatever you will, but you can't beat the views.

FDR Four Freedoms Park

FDR Four Freedoms Park

FDR Four Freedoms Park

FDR Four Freedoms Park

FDR Four Freedoms Park

Friday, October 25, 2013

Icy & Sot at Woodward Gallery Project Space

Icy & Sot at Woodward Gallery Project Space

Brothers in stencils and in life, Icy and Sot honor Reefa, a teenage street artist killed by police in Miami, as part of Woodward Gallery's outdoor display on the Lower East Side. 

Icy & Sot at Woodward Gallery Project Space

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Davey's Ice Cream

Cookies and cream, Davey's Ice Cream

Davey Yoo left his career as a graphic designer to become an ice cream maker, opening Davey's Ice Cream in the East Village in September. We tried a cookies and cream (top) and a black pepper watermelon sorbet (bottom), both handmade in the back, beneath Yoo's framed certificate from the Penn State Ice Cream Short Course. While the cookies and cream was milky rich and nicely balanced, the sorbet stole the show: each bite began with the brightness of icy watermelon and concluded with the piquant brace of pepper. We look forward to seeing what gets scooped in coming months.

Black pepper watermelon sorbet, Davey's Ice Cream

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Smorgasburg Dumbo III

Brisket sandwich, Lonestar Empire

Once more, for the cheap seats: another visit to Smorgasburg DUMBO (see previous visits here and here). Too bad it doesn't offer some kind of frequent eaters club.

On our third trip around this outdoor emporium of good eating we managed to sample still more flavors we hadn't previously tried, including an ultra-moist brisket sandwich from Lonestar Empire and a quinoa and chickpea sandwich from Bombay Sandwich Co. (When the folks here told us about their upcoming brick-and-mortar shop in Chelsea, we almost leaped over the condiments to give them a hug.) 

Bomb sandwich, Bombay Sandwich Company

Pork summer rolls, Best Summer

From Best Summer we tried made-to-order pork summer rolls, using Lonestar meat --- fresh and simple and almost burrito-sized. From Outer Borough, we got scallion pancakes --- thick, yet flaky. And, from Brooklyn Soda Works, apple and ginger and fennel and grape sodas --- like carbonated fruit juice, so good, so refreshing.

Scallion pancake, Outer Borough

Apple & ginger and grape & fennel sodas, Brooklyn Soda Works

Bad wich, The Good Batch

Every time we looped around, we found ourselves hovering near The Good Batch. Finally we dug out some cash and opted for a "bad wich," chocolate ice cream, Nutella, and chocolate cookies. Money well spent. And we concluded our gobbling with a toasted coconut donut from Dough, plotting our next visit between sweet chews.

Toasted coconut donut, Dough


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CBS New York: Best Museums for Children

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Hall of North American Mammals, AMNH

The six museums that follow offer the best experiences for kids, along with a range of classes and programs. They’re ideal for the pint-size, budding archaeologist, artist, entomologist, gymnast, pilot, explorer, or dreamer in your life [read more].

CBS New York: Best Rabbit Dishes

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Braised rabbit legs in vinegar sauce, Prune

Almost as versatile as chicken, but with a taste all its own, rabbit withstands braising, frying, even dicing and dousing with a spicy sauce. Herewith, our five favorite rabbit dishes in New York City right now. Each is tasty, of course, and ideal for a crisp fall night [read more].

CBS New York: Hot Drinks

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Chai, homestay, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India

As it gets cooler outside, warm up your insides with a hot beverage. The drinks listed below don’t have alcohol, but each one offers an antidote to icy winds and chilly hands. In just a few sips, you’ll go from “brrrrrr” to “mmmmm” [read more].

Monday, October 21, 2013

François-Xavier Lalanne's Sheep Station

Francois-Xavier Lalanne, Sheep Station, Getty Station

Sheep at a recently sold gas station? Sure, why not. Soon enough the sheep will be packed up and put away, and the gas station torn down to make way for condos. (The real estate deal allegedly set a record for amount paid per buildable square food.) Until then, or at least for the next few weeks, get a load of the 25  ‘Moutons,’ made from epoxy stone and bronze, by François-Xavier Lalanne, at Getty Station.

Francois-Xavier Lalanne, Sheep Station, Getty Station

Francois-Xavier Lalanne, Sheep Station, Getty Station

Francois-Xavier Lalanne, Sheep Station, Getty Station

Friday, October 18, 2013

OHNY: Eldridge Street Synagogue

OHNY: Eldridge Street Synagogue

The country's first synagogue built by Eastern European Jews, the Eldridge Street Synagogue still holds services, but anyone is welcome to admire its lovingly restored interior, as we did during OHNY Weekend.

OHNY: Eldridge Street Synagogue

OHNY: Eldridge Street Synagogue

OHNY: Eldridge Street Synagogue

OHNY: Eldridge Street Synagogue

OHNY: Eldridge Street Synagogue

OHNY: Eldridge Street Synagogue

OHNY: Eldridge Street Synagogue
  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dumbo Arts Festival

Dumbo Art Fair

Scenes from this year's Dumbo Arts Festival.

Dumbo Art Fair

Dumbo Art Fair

Dumbo Art Fair

Dumbo Art Fair

Dumbo Art Fair

Dumbo Art Fair

Robots Will Kill Dumbo Art Fair

Dumbo Art Fair

Dumbo Art Fair

Gilf! Dumbo Art Fair

Dumbo Art Fair

Dumbo Art Fair

Dumbo Art Fair

Dumbo Art Fair

Dumbo Art Fair


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