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Morningside Park Farmers Market Opens this Month

By Christopher Stewart | May 14, 2013

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I think next to outdoor dining, my love for the farmers market is a close second place to the things that I anticipate most about the spring and summer months. It’s now that time of year when the two combine and farmers markets are starting to pop up. This month, the Morningside Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market will begin to gather local farmers and purveyors from the tri-state area. Everything from fresh produce, meat, dairy, beverages, and even plants for your home and specialty baked goods will be available for purchase starting May 25th and running through December 7th. Farmers markets are a great way to incorporate fresh ingredients into your meals and also support hard working local farmers and artisans. Read More

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King and Queen of Sweden Visit Red Rooster

By Jeannette Park | May 9, 2013

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Queen Silvia greets the press line at Red Rooster.

“My mom called me this morning to tell me everything that could go wrong. She just knows what a big deal this is for me.”

The mood at Red Rooster on Wednesday morning was equal parts excitement and frenetic energy as the team got ready for the arrival of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Marcus’s nerves were no exception–the dry cleaner didn’t have his favorite shirt ready and it was pouring rain outside. But as they say, the Queen waits for no one and so everyone had to be on point for the royal luncheon. Read More

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New Art at Rooster: Sunday Brunch by Pontus Hook

By Derek Fleming | May 7, 2013

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Photographer Pontus Hook spent a Sunday at Red Rooster to capture these iconic shots.

Pontus Hook is an accomplished Swedish photographer that spent one afternoon capturing the vivid characters that frequent Sunday brunch at Red Rooster. A downtown New York resident, Pontus knew he wanted to capture our restaurant’s patrons after his first visit uptown. Not knowing what he wanted to capture, the photographer brought his camera and a screen one Sunday afternoon. Read More

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Willie Mays’ Birthday

By Mac Malikowski | May 6, 2013

Willie Mays and Jimmy Piersall.

Happy birthday to Willie Mays, baseball hall-of-famer and old school Harlem resident, who turns 82 today. Mays spent the majority of his major league career with the New York and San Francisco Giants before finishing with the New York Mets. Read More

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Must Visit: The National Dance Institute

By Kendall Kish and Christopher Stewart | April 29, 2013

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“The arts open your heart and mind to possibilities that are limitless. They are pathways that touch upon our brains and emotions and bring sustenance to imagination. Human beings’ greatest form of communication, they walk in tandem with science and play, and best describe what it is to be human.”
-Jacques d’Amboise Read More

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Newark School Puts Focus on Food

By Kendall Kish | April 12, 2013

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When we approached St. Philips Academy in Newark, I had no idea what kind of experience we were in for. What I thought would be a simple look into the technology behind the school’s aeroponic farming system, turned into an eye-opening experience and realization of how one small change can get the ball rolling to make monumental and all-inclusive steps in changing how kids learn about, eat, cook, and view food. Read More

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth and Benefit C-CAP

By Joanne Bruno | April 11, 2013

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C-CAP students at the Post&Beam Event in Los Angeles in February.

If you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, join us on Sunday, April 21, 2013 (3:00-5:30 p.m.), at The Old Bowery Station when local bakers and food bloggers gather for the first time to present their delicious desserts, all to raise funds to support scholarships and programs for at-risk students in the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). Tickets are $39 and can be purchased at http://sweetsensations.bpt.me/. Read More

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Three Goats Inaugural Fundraiser a Huge Success

By Jeannette Park | April 11, 2013

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Maya and Marcus at the Three Goats Inaugural Fundraising Cocktail Party

The story of Three Goats began in November 2011, when Maya visited Ethiopia after reading about the water-crisis and resulting famine that was affecting her and Marcus’s birthplace. In an effort to provide relief to the devastated areas, they quickly organized a Brunch for the Famine in The Horn of Africa to raise money for much-needed resources. Maya flew to Addis Ababa and visited Mother Teresa’s Missonaries for Charity where they advised her on the greatest area of need for clean water and food. Knowing the dangers of traveling in the region, Maya insisted on heading to Togowichale, a border town between Ethiopia and Somalia severely endangered by the famine to provide relief to nearly 1,000 people in the area. To thank her for her generosity, the people of Togowichale presented Maya with three goats. While she couldn’t take the animals back to the U.S., she brought back the idea to start Three Goats. Read More

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