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Garage Restuarant – Live Jazz

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

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Is Greenwich Village’s best casual American restaurant, outdoor cafe, and Jazz Venue; featuring the rich tones of exposed rafters, brick walls. inlaid wood floors and a double story stone fireplace. Multi-level dining allows everyone to have the best seat in the house.



Friday, December 18th, 2009

Emphasizes the history of the Village – from wealthy Victorian neighborhood to 20th century bohemian center– and its personalities, from Washington to Bob Dylan. Historical stops include the Washington Square Arch, Minetta Lane, Patchin Place, the Jefferson Courthouse Library and Grove Court. Along the way, a sampling of desserts, from Lilac chocolate to Italian saviodi. Come prepared with an appetite for history and things sweet.
Private tours available by appointment.
Schedule subject to change.

Public tour rate: $22

Reservations and Meeting Place: 212-465-3331

New York City and Pizza

Monday, November 23rd, 2009
Koronet Pizza

Koronet Pizza

Koronet Pizza is perfect choice for cheap, good pizza in New York City. It’s not gourmet but they’re open late and the the price is unbeatable. Located at 110 and Broadway, the small but tasty pizza joint serves up super jumbo sized pizza slices on chewy, soft, and tasty bread along with a tangy sauce that’s sure have you coming back for more.

Money? It’s cheap too, (starting at 3.25 per slice) and it’s worth every cent. New York City has lots of good pizza places and this is definitely one to add to your list of places to explore.

Organic Rooftop Garden in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Empire State Building by Jeffrey_Allen.

The concept of rooftop gardening isn’t new, however Annie Novak and Ben Flanner have been the urban farmers for only three month and already taking over New York. The  6,000 square-foot area on top of a wearhouse has been providing the local restaurants and individuals with deliveries of over 30 varieties of fresh veggies.

If you happen to be in Brooklyn this Labor Day weekend and looking for an innovative project, head over to this event provided by rooftop farm:

SUNDAY, September 6th
Located in north Greenpoint.  Join the mailing list to get the address. Write to Rooftopfarmer@gmail.com

  • 10am-4pm Farm Market!
  • 9am-4pm Volunteers welcome!
  • 2pm Free Workshop! Listen, learn, and troubleshoot with  FREE Sunday workshops.

Best New York Iconic Food

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Everybody who visits New York knows that they have to try: pizza, hot-dogs, falafel and dumplings. These are iconic dishes that you absolutely cannot miss while staying at L-hostels. And, besides, in recession times, they are a great way to keep your wallet thick not thin…and you not hungry and satisfied!!!


Dumpling Man
100 st. Marks Place (East Village)


Have them steamed or seared. They are absolutely delicious. Try sweet version, golden coin with bananas. Price range : 1-8$. Personal recommendation. (I can eat them everyday and never have enough!!!)

Surprisingly or not (It depends whether you support food chains, organic or just purely commercial) Whole Foods on Houston (between Bowery and 1st street) has amazing vegetable dumplings (6 for 6 $). What is more, you can sit upstairs and have a magnificent view of Lower Eastside and legendary poet area Bowery.

Joe’s Pizza
Dough technician Joe Pasquale has perfected the thin-crust slice ($2.50). It’s well charred, with zesty tomato sauce and a blanket of fresh mozzarella. 7 Carmine St between Sixth Ave and Bleecker St.


Shake Shack
Instead of a burger, opt for the Shack-cago Dog ($4.25). The plump Vienna beef frank is placed on a poppy bun with cucumber, onion, tomato, celery salt and relish from local outfit Rick’s Picks. Madison Square Park, 23rd St at Madison Ave (212-889-6600, shakeshack.com) • 366 Columbus Ave at 77th St (646-747-8007)

Katz’s Delicatessen

These all-beef wieners ($3.10) swell and crisp till taut on a well-seasoned grill, requiring little more than a mustard smear. 205 E Houston St at Ludlow St.


This category, in my New York-focused opinion, nothing can beat Mamoun’s.
No fancy toppings here: Moist, perfectly seasoned fritters don’t need more than cool tomato, lettuce and onion, milky tahini and a squirt of hot sauce. Best part? It’s $2.50. 119 MacDougal St between Bleecker and W 3rd Sts (212-674-8685, mamounsfalafel.com) • 22 St. Marks Pl between Second and Third Aves.
(Sometimes you have to wait and wait but it is so worth it!!!)