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Max’s Magnificent Torch for the Dreadful Olympics

Max’s Magnificent Torch for the Dreadful Olympics

BY MAX BURBANK Oh lord, it’s here! The Winter Olympics! That magical time when everybody pretends to be wildly passionate and knowledgeable about figure skating, despite the fact it’s the only time they ever watch it. I mean, between cable, Dish, and the Internet, you could watch figure skating if not constantly, certainly weekly. People […]

Miles of Aisles: The Chelsea Supermarket Guide

Miles of Aisles: The Chelsea Supermarket Guide

BY JOSH ROGERS | There may be more fun, noble, or perhaps even poetic reasons to celebrate life in Chelsea, but the thing I keep coming back to is the fact that food shopping has gotten so good. I know of what I write. I can’t tell you why I do it so much, but […]

Slip the Surly Bonds of School: Midwinter Recess Fun

Slip the Surly Bonds of School: Midwinter Recess Fun

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | From “The Jetsons” to “Star Wars” to the occasional episode of “PAW Patrol,” generations of kids have seen flying ships on the screen and dreamed of slipping the surly bonds of school in favor of otherworldly adventures. Sadly, we’re not at the point where piling into a Tesla Roadster and riding […]

Bands of Every Feather Flock to Tom Clark’s Treehouse

Bands of Every Feather Flock to Tom Clark’s Treehouse

BY PUMA PERL | Tom Clark’s Lower East Side apartment contains all of the accouterments you’d expect from a musician: guitars, vinyl, amps, posters, and a candy dish filled with freshly baked cookies. Well, that’s what you’d expect from Clark. The hometown boy from DeKalb, Illinois, renowned for his all-night Thanksgiving dinners and jam sessions, […]

Fountain House Studio Has Sprawling Space for Artistic Growth

Fountain House Studio Has Sprawling Space for Artistic Growth

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Sanctuary. Sustenance. Spacious. Sunny. Sacred. This is how artists described their new studio space, where work created there is now part of an inaugural show at the Fountain House Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. Fountain House Studio was about three years in the making, Ariel Willmott, the gallery’s director, said. The […]

Valentine’s in a Time of Trump

Valentine’s in a Time of Trump

BY MAX BURBANK Valentine’s Day is about a week away, and it’s going to go badly for you. Sorry to be a “downer,” but I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, or at least strongly suspect, am I? The preponderance of research I pretend to have read reveals that Valentine’s Day ends up […]

MOME’s Menin Brings Back Grammys, Backs Empowering Initiatives

MOME’s Menin Brings Back Grammys, Backs Empowering Initiatives

BY WINNIE McCROY | When Commissioner Julie Menin of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) saw an opportunity to reclaim a prestige event, she didn’t skip a beat — and now, just in time to celebrate their 60th anniversary, the Grammy Awards are back in the New York groove. Set to broadcast worldwide […]

Donzo’s Proto SOTU: Peek at Pending State of the Union Points

Donzo’s Proto SOTU: Peek at Pending State of the Union Points

BY MAX BURBANK | On January 30, Donald J. Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address — unless he doesn’t. He’s not legally required to, and it’s not like he gets what laws are, right? He loves not doing things other president have done; no Kennedy Center Honors, no White House Correspondents’ […]

Chelsea Duo’s Happy Bowls Franchise Brings Açaí to Astor

Chelsea Duo’s Happy Bowls Franchise Brings Açaí to Astor

BY ELANA DURE | For Grace Figueroa and Amber Kulak, it all started with a Labor Day trip to the Hamptons. The friends had traveled the two-to-three-hour journey to Kulak’s summer place for a relaxing vacation weekend. Taking friends’ advice, the women decided to dine at Happy Bowls in Montauk, a unique açaí bar with “fresh […]

Health: Its Own Reward (Lifestyle Change Award Also Nice)

Health: Its Own Reward (Lifestyle Change Award Also Nice)

Heart disease and stroke causes one in three women’s deaths each year, most due to the lifestyle choices people make. Have you or someone you know made a positive change that greatly improved chances of living longer? The American Heart Association and Macy’s are searching for an inspirational woman from the New York metropolitan area […]

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