In the Studio with 'Trip of Love'

by Tracy Kaler
I've attended my share of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows over the years, but last week, I sat in on my first in-studio rehearsal in New York, and I have to say it was pretty spectacular. Watching the company from the upcoming musical, Trip of Love, brought back fond memories from my years as an aspiring, young dancer when I spent countless hours rehearsing in the ballet studio.


Brooklyn's Good Old Days: 5 Things That Haven't Changed

Straight from the outer boroughs
by Jerry Del Priore
Brooklyn's landscape has continued to shift over the past decade, but certain aspects of life remain the same.
As a native Brooklynite, I've been watching the borough change since my youth, dating back to the 1970s and '80s, and continuing through present day. Although gentrification of neighborhoods such as Park Slope, Fort Greene, and Williamsburg help define the “New Brooklyn,” certain aspects will always be the same no matter how much the landscape has transformed over time. While I can’t swing a stick without hitting a hipster these days, the following pieces of Brooklyn take me back to a time when life was simpler and purer.


A Back-to-School Shopping List for New York City Grown-Ups

by Lauren Malamala
Who cares if your school days are over –– celebrate the back-to-school season by shopping.
Fall is arguably the best time of year in New York City. The sweltering summer heat finally begins to fade into cooler temperatures, and it’s a great time to “reset” your goals so you can finish the year on a high note. Although the back-to-school season revolves around kids and their endless shopping lists of new school supplies, that doesn’t mean adults can’t join the fun. If you live in NYC, here’s a grown-up shopping list to celebrate autumn in New York and refresh your daily routine.

Dining Out in New York City: My Top 22 Manhattan Restaurants

by Tracy Kaler
Dining out is a quintessentially New York City pastime, but deciding where to go on any given night can get downright stressful considering the city boasts more than 24,000 eateries. 


How to Stay Sane When You Shack Up and Break Up + Dear New York... + Marching Topless in NYC + More Linkage

by Tracy Kaler
"Dear New York.... Will we work out?"
How to stay sane when you shack up and break up. {BrickUnderground}

"Dear New York.... " A letter to the city. {New York Times}

She marched topless in NYC and tells us all about it. {Hello Giggles}


Burger Battle: Jones Wood Foundry Vs. The Brindle Room

by Tracy Kaler
Best burgers NYC
What's my idea of a great burger? For the most part, I'm a purist. Usually, I like my burger simple, with sautéed or raw onions, ketchup, and sometimes a slice of cheese if I'm in the mood, and always medium rare.  I'm not one to do a crazy burger thing with a melange of toppings coating a perfectly cooked piece of beef.
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