New Year’s resolutions for NYC?
There’s no Elaine’s without Elaine
The first time I met Elaine she scared the sh*t out of me, and I don’t scare easily. I’m a New Yorker, after all. The culture at Elaine’s jumpstarted the Studio 5...
We’re Number Three. A study by Orkin (https://www.orkin.com/press-room/rattiest-cities-2018) recently noted that Chicago and Los Angeles have more rats than New York City…but only New York has vermin with star quality. It took one appearance on a subway platform to make Pizza Rat an internet phenom with a licensing deal – practically overnight. Research says mice. . .
Since the Times Square cleanup, three-card monte has vanished but a new type of street ‘game of chance” has emerged. It’s moved from the sidewalks to the alcoves and doorways of New York City’s apartment buildings: It’s Package Roulette Will that Fresh Direct package be there when you get home? How about that Ikea order?. . .
The new subway etiquette signs don’t go far enough for veteran riders from the ’70s and ’80s, even though the standard of acceptable behavior back then was set at a very doable, “Please don’t rob or stab the passengers.” This may be confusing to newer arrivals who think the big omission in the list is,. . .
It’s hard for New York Natives to give houseguests coming to NYC for the holidays a reality check about staying in a NY apartment…but it’s as necessary as telling a teenager there’s no Santa Claus. Reality Check number one: For instance…all those NY apartments you see in movies and TV shows – those sunny, spacious. . .
From October 10 – December 30, 718 Broadway NYC is home to The Velvet Underground Experience; a series of unique experiences, concerts, special events, lectures, pop-up installations, fashion collaborations, art exhibitions, screenings, performances, and master-classes about the band and the cultural world they inhabited and helped create. A fascinating history, to be sure, but for my. . .