PSA: Old Print Shop

Sometimes I think there’s a place you’ve just got to know about and my Public Service Announcements (PSAs) will give you the full skinny. If you’re lucky enough to walk past Old Print Shop when they’re actually open (Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM), do yourself a favor and stop inside.  I happened to walk by on a rare…

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Russ and Daughters Café

So I had this perfect plan.  Foolproof.  I was going to go to one of those trendy restaurants downtown over the long weekend and I was going to get in because the whole city (well at least the trendy residents) flee for the long weekend.  They go to places like The Hamptons and all those…

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LES Pickle Day

When the whole weekend is busy, why stop at Sunday?  That was kind of how we ended up at Pickle Day two weekends ago.  Unsure of how to spend the day, I went to Time Out New York to see if there were any events.  When I saw the listing for Pickle Day I figured it…

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Shelsky’s of Brooklyn

Every NYC summer street fair looks exactly the same.  Lemonade stands, gyros, Italian sausage, and Oriental rug booths repeat one after the other for blocks on end.  But two weekends ago, the Workmen’s Circle took up one block of a Madison Avenue street fair and turned it into “A Taste of Jewish Culture.”  A klezmer…

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Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery

Part of the beauty of New York is that its neighborhoods are always changing.  It is a city in constant evolution and it is electrifying to watch the constant transformation, whether it is watching Chelsea change from a neighborhood of gay strip clubs to one of families or seeing trendy restaurants spring up during Harlem’s…

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Sammy’s Roumanian

I’ve heard of Sammy’s Roumanian, but I finally got to experience it last week.  Wowzas.  Growing up in Savannah, GA, I didn’t get to go to many bar mitzvahs, but I made up for it last Thursday.  I’m not exaggerating.  It’s a bar mitzvah for grown ups.  Let me set the scene: Walk in the…

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