Few street names evoke as strong a reaction as the East Village’s St. Marks Place. And while calling it charming might be a stretch, there is something undeniably New York about that funky little strip between Astor Place and Tompkins Square Park. With a rich and strange history, St. Marks is a vibrant, jam-packed street that’s worth exploring—yes, even if you’re not there for the two-for-one shots.
In most places, hot dogs are synonymous with summer: ball games, barbecues, beach boardwalks. But in New York, they’re as much a year-round city essential as bagels and pizza. (We have an annual eating contest dedicated to them, for Pete’s sake.) Here, a beef brief primer on the city’s best.
From the institutions of the Lower East Side to new-school deli counters stocked with Dr. Brown’s, here’s how to eat your way through the city’s Jewish food scene, one knish at a time.
It’s been a long winter (understatement of the decade), and you’re in desperate need of a getaway to exorcise those dreary, slushy memories and start spring right. Just 90 minutes outside the city, this quaint college town boasts all the rugged scenery and locally grown charm your heart desires.
Astoria beer gardens, Citi Field and Rockaway Beach are great, but odds are—unless you grew up there—there’s an entire section of Queens you’re missing out on. To be fair, most of Northeastern Queens is a no-man’s-land for subway lines, but with historic architecture, sprawling green spaces and otherworldly bagels, this pocket of NYC is definitely worth hopping on the LIRR to visit.
“Yep, I am storing my quaint placenta in this charming little jam jar.”
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It was a tiring debate, but Linda Solomon knew in her heart that she deserved one more bite of the store-bought red velvet cupcake she hides in her spatula drawer, away from her husband and three children.
Let’s face it. The world we live in belongs to the 9-to-5ers with their routines, their cliches (TGIF!), and their rituals celebrating work-life achievements. If it’s co-worker’s birthday, there’s cake. If a co-worker gets a promotion, there’s cake. If co-worker leaves the company, there’s…cake. Well what about us freelancers? Do people think we don’t like cake? Why must we be the Jan to the 9-to-5 ers’ Marcia?
On a cold February morning in 2010, I found myself at a tall office building near 50th St. and 3rd Avenue in New York City. I’d been there before, in a dream possibly. The main lobby had rows and rows of elevators with different destinations. I entered one. It was gold-plated and warmer than the morning.
I have wanted a dog my entire, conscious life. When I was three years old, my dog Wally, a rambunctious mutt, passed away in our apartment in Northeastern Queens. And while I remember making my dolls ride on Wally’s back, my brain, being pea size or whatever, could not comprehend a dog’s love. That is until I got Gia.