Tag: manhattan


Picasso at the MoMA

With a free day on my hands — a bonus vacation day thrown in at the last minute — I made sure to go to the Picasso Sculpture show I’d been promising myself for months I would see. What a […]


New Year’s Day in NYC

We had such a fun time going to Rockefeller Center last New Year’s Day that we decided to repeat the experience. Burgers at Bill’s, then a trip to the tree — and we even threw in St. Patrick’s Cathedral this […]


A Trip to See The Nutcracker

Sam has been practicing the Nutcracker ballet all semester, so we thought it would be fun to take her to see a children’s version in the city. An hour long version by the New York Theatre Ballet at the Florence […]


Pizza at Marta

While the pizza momentum in New York has been building for years now, the quality pies have mostly been Neapolitan in nature: cripsy, yes, but also puffy and slightly chewy. Enter Marta, Danny Meyer’s latest venture with Maialino chef Nick […]


Questlove’s Food Salon

I’d always pictured a salon as being in a room with lots of couches, velvet curtains and a hookah. Gertrude Stein, Paris, Picasso. That kind of stuff. Questlove’s Food Salon was not that. It was a cocktail party with delicious […]


New Now Nelson: The Thin Edge Bed Launch

A fabulous and fun party at the New Museum in Manhattan to celebrate the launch of the The Thin Edge bed, from the George Nelson Bedroom Collection, the first joint venture between Herman Miller and Design within Reach. George Nelson was […]


Dinner at Cosme in Manhattan

Fancy Mexican food is an oxymoron in Manhattan. A few new restaurants are changing that, though. Cosme, opened last year by chef Enrique Olvera —- a CIA grad who owns of Mexico City’s best restaurants — is the leader. Margarita, […]


Dinner at Adalaya

Right down the stairs from Dear Irving is a little Mediterranean restaurant, where we shared small plates, rose and lots of laughs. Funny sign by the bar: It was a beautiful night, so we took a table on the street: […]


Drinks at Dear Irving

At Dear Irving, a cocktail bar on Irving Place, the decor takes its cue from various cocktail eras, and works its way chronologically backwards the further back in the building you go. You enter into JFK-era 1960s, a Mad Men […]


SCF Goes to the Whitney: Big Day of Fun

For our annual BDoF with the sister outpost, Greg, Sarah and I headed to the Whitney, then out for drinks and dinner with Boo and Christy. What a cool new building… just look at those terraces! The inaugural exhibit: Les […]


Celebrating at Commerce, West Village

Friends gathered for celebratory meal honoring emerging playwright Leigh Flayton after the reading of her play, “The Generator,” at Cherry Lane Theatre. Kelli, Marissa, Melanie It was, for Leigh, one of those events that brings friends from all parts and times of your […]

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World Premiere: ‘The Generator’

Leigh Flayton, otherwise known as the Farm’s great friend Boo, had a triumphant day May 5, 2015: Cherry Lane Theatre in the West Village hosted a live reading of her play, “The Generator.” Alex Hare directed, and the cast included Michael […]


NYC with Sarah: A Few Pics

What is wrong with me? I spend an entire day with my sister and I don’t take one photo of the two of us together? Much less Greg or Boo or Kristen, the friends we spent the evening with? OK, […]


Red Farm Upper West Side

I loved my lunch at Red Farm Upper West Side! A tuna salad: lots of crunch and salt to balance the sweet, fleshy tuna.   Pastrami Egg Roll. Are you kidding me? Beefy, fatty and lots of heady spice, with […]


Bill’s Burgers in Manhattan

Just around the corner from Rockefeller Center is a pretty decent burger place: Bill’s. I remember when it first opened the blogs were all a’Twitter about it, but the cool factor seems to have, well, chilled out, and now it’s […]


To Rockefeller Center, for The Tree

We kinda figured there wouldn’t be that many people up and about Rockefeller Center on New Year’s Day morning, so we hopped on the train and headed down for a look-see. A crisp, clear day: Samantha’s first train ride (that […]


Maysville in Manhattan

Bourbon! Seafood! Bacon! Yes, that’s Maysville, a Southern restaurant with New York style. We met for dinner before seeing Bradley Cooper in The Elephant Man on Broadway (great show). Eric and Boo: Me and Heather: Horse art: Hay-roasted oystes with […]


Cocktails at Lantern’s Keep

A wonderful pre-theater discovery thanks to my friend and colleague Karen: Lantern’s Keep, an honest-to-goodness cocktail bar right in the heart of midtown. Greg and I hit it up the evening we saw On the Town. It’s a super-cool place with […]


Happy Goldfinch Day!

Also known as: “Helga, Meghan and Leigh Are the Dorks of New York.” (Props to Helga for supplying the ornithological visuals.) This Goldpost is a spoiler alert if you haven’t read the book. But if you have—as many friends of […]


Ramen at Ippudo

Another super pre-theater meal at Ippudo. I think I’ve found a modus operendi: Order the appetizer specials and split a bowl of ramen. Well, except when I want the wings. Or… or…. Pomm Choi: Pork bun special: Fish, I can’t […]


Supper at Estela in Manhattan

Lots of buzz all about Estela over the last year or so, from a big feature on chef Ignacio Mattos’ winter salads in Bon Appetit and a New York Times review to a little feature on wine director Thomas Carter’s favorite […]


Jeff Koons Retrospective at the Whitney

The last show at the Marcel Bruer building before the Whitney moves downtown: A Jeff Koons retropsective that took up all four exhibition galleries. Sarah and I went to visit. A few highlights: And, on the fifth foor, a Rothko: […]


Pre-Theater Supper at Tolaoche in Manhattan

Some of the best casual, contemporary Mexican food in New York can be found at Toloache, a restaurant with three locations in Manhattan — one of them being extremely convenient for theater goers. Blueberry Hibiscus Margarita: It’s not rocket science; […]