From June, 2015

Top NYC Theaters

I received several comments from friends about my mention of the recently renovated Kings Theatre in my blog entry about Ditmas Park.  They agreed that it’s a majestic theater and that the theater itself is worth a visit, whether you’re going to a concert or not.  The comments prompted me to research and write about other historic…

Brooklyn’s Longest-Running Family Restaurants

Though new restaurants are opening up in Brooklyn every day, there’s nothing like dinner at a family-owned restaurant that’s been around for decades.  The food tastes like it’s made with love when a family is cooking and serving it together.  Many of Brooklyn’s oldest restaurants are family-run and have been passed down from generation to generation.  In…

Where to Unwind This Summer: Rockaway Beach

It’s officially the first weekend of summer and there’s no better relief from the New York City summer heat than a trip to the beach. Recently ranked the top NYC beach by New Yorkers for Parks, Rockaway Beach is a personal favorite. Boasting the largest urban stretch of beach in the United States, Rockaway houses the…

New Listing in the Parker Gramercy -1 Bedroom, 10 West 15th Street, #206, $899K

Set in the highly sought-after Parker Gramercy building, this spacious one-bedroom corner apartment is a luxury haven in the heart of the Flatiron District, perfectly positioned at the crossroads of Manhattan’s most vibrant downtown areas, with Chelsea, Gramercy, Union Square, Greenwich Village, and the West Village all within easy walking distance. A recently completed full…

The Secret is Out About Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Ditmas Park, located in the Flatbush area of south Brooklyn, is a hidden gem that more and more New Yorkers are starting to discover. The neighborhood, south of Park Slope and east of Kensington, is bordered by Dorchester Avenue, Ocean Avenue, Newkirk Avenue and East 16th Street. The tree-lined streets and abundance of single-family homes create…

WIRED’s Inside Story of the Last WTC Tower’s Design

Wired has just published a great article about the final tower in the World Trade Center, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and slated for completion by 2020.  It will be the 3rd tallest building in NYC (unless something taller comes before then) and the renderings have been revealed.  Check out the full article here: Revealed: The Inside…

My Top Pick of Burgers in New York City

You may already know that I am a huge burger aficionado.  I know exactly how I like my burgers done, and I have found quite a few spots that do them just right.  No longer relegated to fast food chains, burgers have been appearing on the menus of some of New York’s most famous restaurants, often…