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Upper West Side: Unwined Wine Bar is Moving from Symphony Space Locale

Unwined, the Upper West Side  wine bar tucked into Symphony Space at 95th and Broadway, is moving. The new location hasn’t been announced. E-mail me if you have info on the new locale.

Upper West Side: Riverside Park Marks 400 Year Hudson Celebration

Photo by Juanfrans via flickr. Everybody’s celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s sail up the river that now bears the Dutch explorer’s name. What better place to mark the the event than….Hudson Beach Cafe in Riverside Park at 105th Street? On Sunday, you can drop into the cafe, down some oysters and take a [...]

NY Outdoor Dining: New Bar/Lounge Opens in Palace Hotel

I stopped by the Palace Gate last week, the new 75-seat outdoor spot that’s been set up in the courtyard of New York’s Palace Hotel on Madison Avenue. The Palace Hotel has outfitted the space as a lounge/cafe offering up cocktails and small bites. I’m sure it’s a lovely spot for a drink and a [...]

The First Annual NYC Chowder Slam is Set for March 21

The First Annual NYC Chowder Slam is being held at Jimmy’s No. 43 in the East Village.  I have never had a good chowder in New York, but maybe these particular soups  will rise to the occasion.   And, it’s all for a good cause-to support New Amsterdam Market, which is trying to get enough funds [...]

Penn Station: Make Tracks to Tracks Raw Bar & Grill

If you’re looking for a place to kill an hour in Penn Station, you could do a lot worse than Tracks. It’s pretty well hidden—literally, it’s on the Long Island Railroad level, tucked into one of those long, faceless corridors that’s marked by grim-faced commuters rushing to catch their trains. I wound up there when [...]