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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.


Big Apple Circus!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

The Big Apple Circus annually presents an all-new show featuring renowned circus artists from around the world. This year’s performers come from America, Armenia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, England, France, Germany, Italy and Russia.

11:00 AM


from $85.00

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A&F – Shopping Market

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009


Artists & Fleas creates weekly markets where emerging artists, designers, vintage collectors, and handmade crafters can set up shop and come in direct contact with the consumer public. Established in 2003 in Williamsburg Brooklyn, Artists & Fleas has created unique destinations for the community of artisans, collectors and cool-hunters to come together in a dynamic, vital retail setting where buyers and sellers can meet from around the world.

129 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Brooklyn Bridge By Night

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009


Few sights are as magical as the view of the Manhattan Skyline at night from the walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge! It’s is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the USA, built in 1883 it spans 5,989 feet over the east river. Come along and enjoy the spectacular views as New York City’s lights sparkle over the waters of the Hudson! We’ll also grab a bite to eat in Brooklyn before riding the subway back to Harlem!

Meet Tuesdays in the front lobby at 6:30pm and bring your Metrocard!

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.

Burnt Sugar

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Burnt Sugar features guitar-wielding critic Greg Tate, who probably acquired more than one revelation from Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew. Thankfully, however, Tate has plenty of his own voodoo to run down. Using a conduction method on loan from Butch Morris, he spurs the large ensemble, always well-stocked with downtown-jazz luminaries, to acid-funk ecstasy. Tonight the combo celebrates ten years in the game, and the release of a new disc, Making Love to the Dark Ages.

Tickets: at tables $15 plus $5 minimum, at bar $10

Tonight 8pm, 10:30pm

Blue Note
131 W 3rd St (between MacDougal St and Sixth Ave)
Greenwich Village

Read more: http://newyork.timeout.com/events/rock-pop-soul/312988/burnt-sugar#ixzz0X3bZKev2

Video and photos from the Halloween party!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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Here is the footage you all have been waiting for! Also, check out the photos from the party at our new FlickR photo stream.

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Blue Man Group

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

This three man show became an international sensation —by good-humoredly layering performance art with viewer participation. Not so much an actual story as a series of wacky vignettes, this long-running revue might make allusions to heavier issues such as the loss of community, the effects of modernity, and postmodern art pretensions, but when it does, the players always do so with a light-hearted, good-natured, interactive touch.Blue Man Group

PRICE: $68–$78
TICKETS: www.ticketmaster.com
RESERVATIONS: Advance Tickets Recommended
NEARBY SUBWAY STOPS: N, R, W at 8th St.-NYU; 6 at Astor Pl.

visit blueman.com for more information.

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!!!)

Outdoor Movies in Harlem

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Every Wednesday and Thursday night in July, rain or shine, the Historic Harlem Parks Coalition will host free films at its REEL HARLEM Film Festival. Screenings are programmed by the Maysles Institute, ImageNation Cinema Foundation and Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series. Come early with a blanket and picnic basket and then later enjoy films about people of color under the stars.


Location 113th St. & Morningside Dr.
Rain Venue Church of the Master, 86 Morningside Ave. (between 121st & 122nd St.)
Nearest Subway #1 to 116th St. and Broadway


Wednesday, July 15,
7:30 pm Music Videos MJ: King of the Video Jukebox
8:30 pm Film Making Michael Jackson’s Thriller (John Landis, Jerry Kramer, USA, 60 min.)

Ok, last few weeks are all about Michael. But this is something you can’t miss staying in Harlem, at L-hostels. The late, great Michael Jackson’s Thriller is an almost 14-minute long music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983 and directed by John Landis who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jackson. The mini-film music video was broadcast on MTV three weeks before Christmas 1983. It was the most expensive video of its time, costing $500,000, and Guinness World Records listed it in 2006 as the “most successful music video”, selling over 9 million units.This is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this pop masterpiece.

Bring a blanket and enjoy!!!!