BookBub does terrific interviews — this time, a local librarian

Librarian Spotlight: Rita Meade from Brooklyn, NY By Melina Hsiao|February 20, 2019 Librarians know a ton about books — and we love learning from them. With this in mind, we’re spotlighting librarians to hear more about their jobs, and of course, their book recommendations! This month we spoke with Rita Meade, a librarian based in Brooklyn, NY. She … Continue reading BookBub does terrific interviews — this time, a local librarian

Calvin Trillin gem of an essay on the picking of restaurants

One of the wonderful things about the population density of NYC is that anyone can have friends of every age, most cultures, every gender, and more — and there’s a place to eat that will suit each of us. Not everyone goes out to eat at restaurants regularly but it's definitely far more prevalent here … Continue reading Calvin Trillin gem of an essay on the picking of restaurants

Single diners in NYC up 80% in five years — why?

NYC is a hub for solo dining Solo dining is alive and well in NYC. Restaurant reservations for solo diners increased 80 percent from 2014 to 2018, according to online reservation platform OpenTable — and restaurants are loving it. Andrew Kuhl, who manages the dining room at Eleven Madison Park, says “it’s more of an honor” to serve a … Continue reading Single diners in NYC up 80% in five years — why?

Upper West Side pizza joint got a rave review in NYT — check it out

Local Pizza Joint Becoming a Foodie Destination After Glowing Review; Owner Vows That It’s ‘Worth the Hype’ Posted on January 18, 2019 at 11:59 am by West Sider By A. Campbell Mama’s Too, a small pizza shop on Broadway at 106th Street, has joined the ranks of Levain Bakery on West 74th and Barney Greengrass on Amsterdam … Continue reading Upper West Side pizza joint got a rave review in NYT — check it out

Does this mean that developers can no longer build higher in NYC by using empty mechanical space?

If you don't live in Manhattan, you haven't been blessed with watching the construction of exceedingly tall buildings around the edge of Central Park. Each of them has splendid views of the park BUT they block the sun for extended periods which is unpleasant for park visitors and could eventually affect what will grow there. … Continue reading Does this mean that developers can no longer build higher in NYC by using empty mechanical space?

If you need ideas on things to do in NYC

With the cold temperatures coming in, many people will prefer just to stay home. A shame when there are so many wonderful things to see and do in NYC. I feel about NYC the same way that Samuel Johnson felt about London. This is a quote that's near and dear to my heart. First tho, … Continue reading If you need ideas on things to do in NYC

Excellent reading for when/if winter ever forces you to stay inside

It's always nice to have something interesting, but not too long, to read when you can hear the wind swirling outside, or see the snow, or (worse yet) listen to cars skidding on ice while tucked up warm inside with something good to eat, a light to read by, and maybe a furry friend nearby. … Continue reading Excellent reading for when/if winter ever forces you to stay inside