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Health Challenge to Promote Self-Esteem and Confidence in Girls

By Justine Ma | April 17, 2013

sports bra challenge, union square, health

Last year I was walking around Union Square Park in my sports bra… and I wasn’t alone. Together, we were 200 shirtless men and women supporting The S.E.A.K. Foundation’s Annual Sports Bra Challenge—an event that promotes confidence, boosts self-esteem, and funds year-round programming to support young teens who struggle with various social issues, including but not limited to, bullying and obesity. Read More

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Local Inspiration: Cut Brooklyn

By Justine Ma | March 12, 2013

Cut Brooklyn

Prior to culinary school, I thought a knife was just a pointy object used to open a package or to cut something in half. However, now that I am 8 months into my culinary arts training, I see knives differently.

As Anthony Bourdain explains, “…its weight, its shape – these are all extensions of our arms, and in many ways, our personalities.” A knife represents a relationship between a chef and his tool; and as my skills develop in the kitchen, I reached out to local craftsman, Joel Bukiewicz, the owner of Cut Brooklyn to learn more about knives. Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


Streetbird Rotisserie
Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Marc Burger