Monthly Archives: January 2013

Weekend Pick 2/2-2/3

Although it is unusually warm for February in New York this week, pretend there is a bit more of a chill in the air by heading over to City Bakery (3 West 18th street between 5th and 6th avenue) for the kickoff of their Hot Chocolate Festival.  The festival runs through February and features a […]

Changing Chelsea

Chelsea is quite an anomalous neighborhood—its boundaries are often unclear to most and it doesn’t seem to have a uniform look like some of the more distinct neighborhoods of Manhattan.  The streets of Chelsea vary from heavily-commercialized areas, tree-lined blocks of pristine row houses, and deserted-looking warehouse-filled alleys.  Even though the look of those less aesthetically pleasing […]

Weekend Pick 1/12-1/13

This Sunday, Jimmy’s No.43 (43 East 7th between 2nd and 3rd Avenue; http://jimmysno43.com/) is hosting a Cassoulet Cook-Off from 1-3 PM.  If you’re like me and enjoy watching shows like Chopped or Top Chef but are routinely disappointed by the fact that you only get to watch the judges eat delicious food, then this is your chance […]

Exploring the East Village

The history of the East Village can be not-so-fairly summarized by the following:  a large number of immigrants moved into the neighborhood; artists attracted to the village’s cheap housing moved-in; art movements were founded and countercultures reigned supreme until money-makers seeking “cool” moved-in and subsequently cause the demise of said “cool.” Some might argue that […]