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Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall for Broadway: The Upcoming Season

by Rori Nogee

'Tis the season for revivals on Broadway.

As New York City becomes a whirlwind of pumpkin lattes and crimson leaves, so too will Broadway experience a new season.  Fall 2014 brings eagerly anticipated revivals, revisions, brave new works, and a slew of stars to The Great White Way.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bottoms Up: Celebrate the End of NYFW With 4 Runway-Inspired Cocktails

by Tracy Kaler

Celebrate the close of New York Fashion Week with a tasty cocktail.

Fashion aficionados can kick back and relax this weekend since New York Fashion Week is officially over. What better way to chill out and recoup from this week's hoopla, than with a delectable cocktail?

Inspired by the runway, these fruity libations from Skinnygirl® and Sauza®, are simple, straightforward, and colorful. I promise, one will not be enough.  

Fashionista or not, drink alone, or with friends. Cheers!

Young Designers Korto Momulu and Mathieu Mirano Heat Up NY Fashion Week

by Tracy Kaler

A glimpse of Mathieu Mirano's 2015 Spring Collection

Another New York Fashion Week has come to a close. Interestingly, NYFW took a few surprising turns this go-around, with many big name designers (Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein, and Oscar de la Renta, among others) not showing their collections at Lincoln Center, but at other locations around town. I am curious to see what transpires over the next several fashion weeks. I suspect that we'll see more and more happening on the runways downtown, in Midtown West, and even moving to Brooklyn.

Two of the highlights from my week came from emerging designers, both of which have roots in New York City. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

How Lower Manhattan Has Recovered Since 9-11

by Tracy Kaler

Today, Lower Manhattan thrives.

Some days it's hard to believe that 13 years have passed since that dreadful September morning. Most of us remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when the planes hit on 9-11. Each year, the anniversary brings a somber day in New York City, as we can't help but recall the almost 3,000 lives that were lost. But this city is remarkably resilient, and since that tragic day, Lower Manhattan has recovered and is stronger than ever. These are only a few of the many positive changes that have transformed the downtown landscape since that dark morning on September 11, 2001.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My Pilgrimage to the Apollo

by Lauren Malamala

The Apollo Theater in Harlem has launched many music careers over the years. {via The Apollo)

Aside from being known for its much-publicized "Amateur Night" where new talent is either discovered or mercilessly booed offstage, the Apollo Theater has also been a launching pad for some of entertainment's biggest careers. These include icons like Billie Holiday, The Supremes, Ray Charles, Prince, and Bill Cosby. Naturally, as a singer/songwriter/musician I knew that after moving to New York, I would have to visit this showbiz mecca at some point.

Tic Tac Steps Up to Shake, Share, and Care

by Tracy Kaler                                                                                         ***SPONSORED

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. {photo via CancerCare}

This post hits a personal note for me, as I have watched people near and dear to my heart fight this awful disease. It seems as if cancer has become an epidemic, not just here in the US, but around the globe. As frightening as it sounds, any one of us could get cancer, or find out tomorrow that our mother, sister, uncle, brother, child, or best friend has been diagnosed. Even as we become more aware and do our due diligence to get regular checkups, eat healthier, and take better care of ourselves as a whole, I feel like cancer is still lurking in the corners of our lives. Ultimately, we'll all be affected by cancer in our lifetime in some way.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Old-World Pizza Tradition Stays Alive in the Bronx

by Jerry Del Priore

Napoli's Best Pizza ranks high among the Bronx pizza pack.{credit}

When it comes to fantastic New York City pizza, the Bronx seems to be left out the conversation. But despite the array of topnotch pizzerias throughout the other boroughs, there are several worthy Boogie Down places that force their way into the discussion. For instance, there’s one of my personal NYC favorites, Napoli’s Best Pizza, not to mention Louie & Ernie’s Pizza, both of which are family-owned and make strong arguments for inclusion in New York's pizza greatness battle. 
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