The Emergence of a More Livable Lower Manhattan

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Who Wouldn’t Want to Occupy It? Never mind the construction, the human megaphones, and the tourists: A more livable lower Manhattan is emerging. The world’s eyeballs were glued to lower Manhattan twice in 2011, first with the unveiling of the World Trade Center Memorial and then with Occupy Wall Street. Outside of New York, the [...] Read More

The Carriage House Meets Josiph Stameviski of Chelsea Manor

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Meet Josiph Stamevski, General Manager at Chelsea Manor, a small, trendy lounge in the heart of Chelsea. Their ten-dollar lunch special makes it a popular place for a quick bite to eat and their delicious cocktails ensure that Chelsea Manor always has a crowd. Chelsea Manor 138 West 25th Street New York, NY 10001 How [...] Read More

The Carriage House Meets Jay Gurewitsch of Arcadia

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Meet Jay Gurewitsch, owner of Chelsea’s elegant-yet- affordable gift shop, Arcadia. Gurewitsch has traveled far and wide to find souvenirs that embody his motto, “simple is beautiful.” He is known, among both New York locals and far-from-home tourists, for his whimsical and exclusive international products. Arcadia 228 8th Avenue New York, NY 10011 Tell me [...] Read More

Carriage House Meets Joey Gonzales of Barry’s Bootcamp

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Meet Joey Gonzales, owner of Barry’s Bootcamp. With a new location right here in Chelsea, Barry’s Bootcamp brings its famous “Best Workout in the World” to New York City. Barry’s Bootcamp 135 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011 Who is Barry? He was our first trainer at the West Hollywood location. How did Barry’s [...] Read More

George’s Deli – A Classic Reborn

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Mainstay of American Fare Is Transformed in the Wake of 9/11 Rector Street Food Enterprises, a.k.a. George’s, has served downtown residents and restaurant-goers for more than 60 years. Located at the corner of Greenwich and Rector, this three-story eatery with an exposed brick exterior seems somehow at home in the shadow of its towering glass [...] Read More

Downtown and Close to Earth

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The Friendly, Courteous Connoisseur Just Around the Corner Sure, Downtown Cellars (formerly The Greene Grape Downtown) has about 240 different bottles of wine from all over Europe, South America, Australia, South Africa and other far-flung and close-to-home wine-growing regions. They stock a wide variety for any occasion or mood, but it’s the staff that really [...] Read More

Sushi and Massage While You Wait

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Paul Tiberio is Senior Vice President of Duane Reade, which opened one of its newest 24-hour locations on Wall Street just last month. An impressive 22,000 square feet, it also happens to be the single largest of all their New York City stores, said Tiberio, a testament to the Financial District’s explosive growth in recent [...] Read More

The Capital Grille: Where Meat-Eaters Meet

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Gourmet Grandeur: Kona Crusted Dry-Aged Sirloin in a National Historic Landmark Can you say Parmesan truffle fries? We certainly can after having tasted some of The Capital Grille’s absolutely delectable dishes. We dropped by recently to speak with Chef Jason Miller about his menu – and don’t worry, we made sure not to talk with [...] Read More

The Carriage House Meets Romain Lamaze of La Bergamote

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Meet Romain Lamaze. He’s the managing director and co-founder of La Bergamote Patisserie, located in the heart of Chelsea, and a native of France. Hailing from a family of bakers who love to eat, Lamaze is proud of his traditional, Old Country recipes. He always dreamt of sharing his love of and of French pastries [...] Read More