Latin American Eats

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Latin American Eats

A city often called a “melting pot of cultures,” it comes as no surprise that Manhattan is host to a wide range of Latin American restaurants – from Dominican to Colombian to Ecuadorian. Far from a homogenous bunch, this list includes hole-in-the-wall spots that serve the best rice and beans … read more

Tune Up: Manhattan's Record Stores

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Tune Up: Manhattan's Record Stores

In many ways, Manhattan Sideways is about the new: the new small businesses popping up on every corner and the owners making innovative strides in customer service, technology, and more. In popular culture, New York is often depicted as a city charging into the future, full of entrepreneurs and dreamers; … read more

Meet 100th Street

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Meet 100th Street

Completing 100 Streets is a major milestone. I began in the summer of 2011, and five years later, I stood looking up at the sign for 100th Street and laughed to myself thinking how proud I had been when I had completed 14th Street. Did I think, … read more

Wang Chen's Table Tennis Club

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Sports & Fitness, Ping Pong

  • For Kids
  • Side Pick

250 West 100th Street
New York, NY 10025
212 864 7253
wangchenttc.com
Hours:
M-F 3pm-10pm; Sa-Su 11am-10pm
Wang Chen's Table Tennis Club

Wang Chen is a famous female table tennis player who moved to the United States from Shanghai in 2000. In 2008, she gave a splendid showing at the Summer Olympics before ending her professional career. As part of her retirement, she founded the Wang Chen Table Tennis Club. For $20 each month, members … read more

Marjory Warren

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Fashion & Accessories, Women's Clothing

  • Side Pick

115 East 96th Street
New York, NY 10128
212 876 9777
marjorywarrenboutique.com
Hours:
M 1pm-8pm; Tu-Th 11pm-8pm; F 11pm-7pm; Sa 11pm-5pm
Marjory Warren

I was saddened when I learned that Marjory Warren closed on 9th Street in 2014, but was absolutely thrilled to discover that the boutique had returned to its original home on the Upper East Side. The store began here when Marjory “Marj” Warren’s craft studio became a clothing boutique. She held special … read more

Noble Grains

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Food & Beverage, Beer Shops

  • Side Pick

313 East 95th Street
New York , NY 10128
212 996 2337
noblegrainsnyc.com
Hours:
M-W 12pm-9pm; Th-Sa 12pm-10pm; Su 12pm-8pm
Noble Grains

When I walked into Noble Grains, a customer was just finishing making a purchase. I asked her if she frequented the shop and she replied, “Perhaps a little too often! It’s my go-to beer store.” Turning to Bora Yoon, the owner of Noble Grains, the customer added, “She’s very up-to-date and knows … read more

The House of the Redeemer

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The House of the Redeemer

“We have a unique mission in this neighborhood,” Judy Counts, the executive director of the House of the Redeemer, told me. It is true that the house was unlike anything else I had come across in over ninety side streets. The non-profit organization is under the umbrella of the Episcopal Church, … read more

Table d'Hote

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Food & Beverage, Brunch, French

  • Side Pick

44 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
212 348 8125
tabledhote.info
Hours:
M-F 12pm-3pm, 5pm-10pm; Sa-Su 11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
Table d'Hote

The way in which Table d’Hote changed hands demonstrates how tight-knit the New York culinary community is. The small restaurant, which seats twenty-six, was started by Vivick Bandhu and Lauri Gibson. Lauri’s niece, Liz Chapman, is married to Jonathan Benno, who is probably best known for opening … read more

The Vegolution

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The Vegolution

In the past thirty years, there has been what Maoz Vegetarian might call a “vegolution.” Manhattan, always a leader in culinary trends, is home to a plethora of vegetarian and vegan restaurants catering to the tastes and preferences of locals and visitors. Whether one of our hidden gems or more … read more

Dancing in the Street

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Dancing in the Street

I have been a dance enthusiast for most of my life. Like many, my first introduction to ballet was attending the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center with my mother. Fast forward some fifty-five years to December of 2015, I was thrilled to continued this tradition when I had the pleasure of not only taking my … read more