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New York Restaurants, Chelsea: Arezzo

Happy Halloween to all! Last night, after I went to hear author Amy Bloom talk about her widely-haled new novel, Away at the Barnes and Noble on 22nd and 6th, I went around the corner for dinner at Arezzo. If you’re looking for a quiet spot for conversation and well-prepared Italian classics, give Arezzo a [...]

Great Site for Vegetarians: Whorebivore

For those of you who shun meat but love (or just like) a meat eater, there’s a site that makes it much easier for the two of you to dine together. Here’s how Whorebivore describes it’s mission: Here at Whorebivore, we think vegetarians and meat-eaters ought to get along. They ought even to dine out [...]

Forest Hills 72 Says Trader Joes Queens is an OK Experience

Thanks to Forest Hills 72 for pointing out that the Queens Trader Joe’s is an oasis of calm compared to the 14th Street branch. I guess one person’s madhouse is another person’s zen shopping moment.

Trader Joe’s Opens in Queens

At long last, Trader Joe’s has flung open its doors at its new Rego Park locale. We hear from one Forest Hills resident who’s been closely following the progress of the store, that on Saturday, the day after the formal opening, the place was, not surprisingly, “a madhouse.” There were lots of “grazers,” he said. [...]

Greenpoint Brooklyn: Go There Before It Becomes Another Yuppie Enclave

Yesterday, we went on a walking tour, sponsored by the Municipal Arts Society, of Greenpoint in Brooklyn. That would be the old Greenpoint, the one with the classic NY shopping street, historic district, and working peoples’ vinyl-sided housing. It’s also the Greenpoint that’s about to disappear behind a concrete wall of 40-story condos. Right now, [...]