Remember that movie Showgirls? I’m almost certain you do. It had Saved By The Bell’s neurotic Jessie Spano—aka Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan of Twin Peaks fame and Gina Gershon—who always seems to play some sort of dead-eyed borderline psychopath.
May is a great month in the Flatiron District. Not only are flowers in bloom throughout Madison Square Park, but the outdoor food market Mad. Sq. Eats comes to Worth Square—the pedestrian plaza just west of the park.
One of my favorite comedians is Max Silvestri, who hosts a weekly comedy show called Big Terrific at the Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg. Silvestri, who has recently opened for Aziz Ansari, is now the sole host of the show and usually features three or more other comics’ acts sandwiched between his own on-stage banter.
On Wednesday, I went to an event at Zucker’s Bagels and Smoked Fish near Grand Central Terminal in Midtown East. This recently opened, cozy spot offers authentic hand-rolled, kettle-boiled bagels made on-site and much more—including a wide assortment of pastries, coffee from popular roasting company La Colombe, authentic seltzers, daily shipments of smoked fish, and deli sandwiches—all from New York vendors.
I wouldn’t say I’m a coffee snob, but I’ve been drinking the caffeinated brew for as long as I can remember. I don’t subscribe to the “double whip,” “double foam,” etc. philosophy—just give me a plain old cup of coffee any day.
If you’ve never heard of roller derby, get ready to learn about your new favorite sport. New York City’s league Gotham Girls Roller Derby includes four teams: Bronx Gridlock, Manhattan Mayhem, Queens of Pain and Brooklyn Bombshells.
Last year, I went to Grand Gourmet – The Flavor of Midtown® at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. This culinary event brings together the finest Midtown Manhattan restaurants all in one place and delectable delights range from succulent steak to seafood and even an ample helping of desserts.
A jewelry designer once told me “a good statement piece makes or breaks an outfit.” In the same vein, an interior designer friend once told me “it’s all about the finishing touches.” So, when I visited Macklowe Gallery—a tony, family-owned establishment on Fifth Avenue in Midtown East, which specializes in French Art Nouveau furniture and objects, Tiffany lamps, lithographs, antiques and estate jewelry—I was sure I’d find something spectacular.