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January 31, 2018

Up until now, you could only find Harlem Chocolate Factory's handcrafted chocolate bars and truffles at various pop-ups and events like Harlem Eat Up. But that's all about to change–and soon.

Image via Harlem Chocolate Factory

Harlem Chocolate Factory...

January 30, 2018

Sniff! So you're curled up on the couch with a cold. A bowl of warm chicken soup would do you good, but you're not a fan of the canned stuff and too tired to make your own.

Takeout to the rescue! At least that's my solution. Rare is the classic New York diner in my...

January 29, 2018

Fans of The Alienist, the crime novel set in 1896 New York, are finally getting the screen adaptation they've been waiting for since the book came out more than two decades ago: the 10-part series premiered on TNT last Monday.

Although critics have given the first few e...

January 26, 2018

The Winter Olympics in South Korea are only two weeks away, which means (after a four year hiatus) we'll all soon be debating which country's ice skating darling had the best triple Lutz–or was it a Salchow?

In the meantime, why not get a jump s...

January 25, 2018

• Great little story in The New Yorker about a mini replica of the Arc de Triomphe that's the only surviving piece of a magnificent old estate in Inwood. You might cry if you Google what it looks like today, so I'm just posting an old photo from the New York Historical...

January 24, 2018

The uptown food scene was electrified when Marcus Samuelsson first opened Red Rooster Harlem in late 2010. Then came critical darling The Cecil in 2013 (which has since turned into the less adventurous The Cecil Steakhouse). A new era of destination dining was coming t...

January 23, 2018

I usually find the discounted flowers and plants that greet me outside my subway stop a little too past their prime. But it seems that when it's dreary enough outside, even I can't resist. 

Which explains why I recently found myse...

January 22, 2018

I just finished watching the first installment of David Letterman's new talk show on Netflix, "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman." In it he interviews President Barack Obama, and boy did it hit home–literally.

It turns out the sit-down took p...

January 19, 2018

It's resistance time! The Women's March on New York City is tomorrow, January 20, and if you haven't registered, you can still do so here. Now in its second year, the event's start has moved to the Upper West Side and will begin with a rally at 11am....

January 18, 2018

• A workshop to plan the future of Hamilton Theater will take place this Saturday, January 20 from 10am-1pm–ideas include a community space for the arts, retail and housing. Due to the high number of people who have already signed up, the location has changed from the...

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