“People in New York City suffer from allergies? REALLY?”
Yes, I’m here to tell you that we do. And this
op-ed tells you why we may actually suffer more than in other cities.
Although non-New Yorkers might think of NYC as the Concrete Jungle, plenty of trees, grasses and other pollen producers do grow here – and well!
source estimates that New York City has more than 5 million trees. We’re lucky to have such a green city, but yes, we sneeze a lot in season.
Lilacs in Williamsburg
I’ll deal with the pollen just fine once my favorite
Linden trees bloom.
For more city greenery, check out Erin Boyle’s
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She was trying so hard to entertain him with her singing and ukulele playing.
I couldn’t make him smile either.
But we had fun.
PS I asked the caregiver for permission to take pictures of these adorable kids.
I love cheese. Wouldn’t it be fun to know more about it? I think so.
In my opinion, the funkier the cheese, the better. I’m not sure there’s a cheese I wouldn’t try.
Here in the New York metropolitan area, there are cheese
making classes. But I think I just want to eat it!
These are a few of the options I’m considering:
A delicious meal at Lucali My NYC To Do List – Item #11: Tour Brooklyn
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I had dinner at
Lucali the other night. It’s a special little restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
Lucali serves pizza and calzones. That’s it. Take your pick.
Lucali is BYOB and cash only. Fortunately a member of our party brought a really enjoyable homemade red wine.
For dessert, we had calzones filled with sweet ricotta, drizzled with nutella and dotted with sea salt.
Miami folks, Lucali recently opened a location there too.
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Once I zeroed in on Williamsburg during my
apartment search, I used Fatty Cue as a spot to regroup and refuel.
I loved this beef brisket sandwich.
And this cocktail, the Malay
I was bummed when the restaurant suddenly closed, and stay closed for a long time.
But Fatty Cue is back. Yay!
Here’s a preview of the reopened spot by
Maryse Chevriere on Serious Eats.
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No matter what I did, this darling Shiba Inu only had eyes for the door beyond which I assume his owner had disappeared.
“You looked cold. I knit you a cozy.”
-Someone in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
That’s one way to address NYC’s lack of Spring, I suppose.
When my friend Candace visited me a few weeks ago, we rambled all over the part of Brooklyn where I life. One of our stops was
In God We Trust, a boutique on a quieter block of Bedford Avenue.
We browsed and tried on sunglasses.
Then I noticed these roughly engraved pendants.
I won’t be buying one of these R rated charms for my mother. But for one of my smart ass friends? Perhaps. How about you?
Chick stuff, Style
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Mast Brothers is specialty chocolatier in my neighborhood. When I walk by the shop on my way to my favorite coffee shop, it’s hard not to stop in. They make the bars and other products right here on N 3rd Street and the smells that seep out are tantalizing.
A recent New York Magazine
cover story lumped Mast Brothers in with “twee” artisanal Brooklyn and a book is forthcoming.
But for me, the chocolate speaks for itself.
Bars like sea salt and Stumptown coffee are my favorite Brooklyn gifts to give.
Take note: the serrano chile bar is just as spicy as promised!
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There will always be complaints about New York City: that it’s too gritty, that is too cleaned up,
People who live in
new condos on the Bowery – previously home to CBGB – complain about noise from area clubs.
Martin Scorsese lamented that the neighborhood of his youth has been taken over by Whole Foods, towering skyscrapers, expensive hotels and the like.
On the other hand, consider this gem of a video shared by BensonhurstBean and Curbed showing what it was like to ride the subway in 1987.
BensonhurstBean and Curbed for sharing the subway video.
I agree with Scorsese that homogeneity is lamentable, but really – is he going to move back to a
studio in his old building on Elizabeth Street anytime soon?
I don’t think so.
Change is painful, but inevitable.
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