Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Battle of the Black and White

More than pizza, pastrami, and cheesecake, nothing says New York City like a Black & White cookie.  Before moving to New York, I had the opportunity to eat inferior versions of all three of these things, but Black & Whites were not so easy to find outside of the city’s limits.  On top of B&Ws’ […]

Hanging in Harlem

It’s hard to believe that the name Harlem—a place that has become so central to black culture across the globe—derives from the name New York City’s early settlers gave it—“Haarlem” after a Dutch village.  Even more difficult to believe is that Harlem was once a small hamlet considered a suburb of Manhattan—until the late 1800s, […]