‘Ello Guvnah!

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In a prior post on Memorial Day happenings, I mentioned that Governors Island will be opening for the season that weekend. Here’s a little whowhatwhenwherewhy on this cool place: First of all, what is it? GI is a 172-acre island …

Big Gay Ice Cream

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Summer is upon us, which means that it’s time to get ourselves some Big Gay Ice Cream! You’ve probably heard of The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, which started serving up goodies in Union Square in 2009. It was a …

5 Reasons To Spend Memorial Day In NYC

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1. Fleet Week is back. Last year the event was called off due to the government sequester. This celebration of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps includes military demonstrations and tours of the visiting ships. It’s particularly fun to watch …

My Chelsea Market Favorites

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The Chelsea Market, located in the Meatpacking District, is a favorite destination for food-happy New Yorkers. Not only is it the headquarters of the Food Network Channel, but it’s home to dozens of restaurants and food-centric retail stores. Bowery Kitchen …

Factory Art

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From sugar to art in 132 short years. The Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg dates from 1882, but the refinery stopped operating in 2004. Today, while the building awaits razing and redevelopment into offices and residential towers, it’s being temporarily …

Chocoholism

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So this Sunday is Mother’s Day. Of course you’re going to bring yours to North Square so she can stuff her face with yummy food that she didn’t have to lift a finger to cook, right? I thought so. But …

Roses Are Red

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Violets are blue Check out this list of poetry venues Compiled just for you! Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, on East 3rd Street, prides itself on being a multicultural institution.Their mission statement? “The Cafe champions the use of poetry, jazz, theater, hip …

Viva, Guacamole!

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Cinqo De Mayo will be next Monday, and you know what that means, everyone…guacamole! Here are a couple of places around town that won’t let you down when you order the green stuff: Tehuitzingo on 10th Avenue and 48th Street …