I recently moved to an apartment in Gramercy, a part of New York City known for its iconic park and residential buildings. The word Gramercy is derived from the French term “grand merci” or “big thanks.” Today, I give many thanks to those who run the impressive restaurants in the area.When I joined the neighborhood, I knew that I would savor many meals, drinks and live music sets at Maialino and Rose Bar. Aside from my favorites at the Gramercy Park Hotel, I had much to explore....more
If you know that you like independent films or are open-minded about changing your routine, I highly recommend that you see a flick at Sunshine Cinema, my favorite movie theater in Manhattan. Owned by Landmark Theatres, the largest chain dedicated to independent films, it is located in the East Village on East Houston and Forsyth Street. In addition to showing movies, it hosts special events that you can attend with a ticket purchase. Celebrities and other public figures often make appearances....more
This morning as I sat in my car, my seat warmer keeping my ass nice and toasty, Elvis Duran is entertaining me because they’re talking about what movie represents your love life … and I think to myself, "Is there a movie with clowns in it that isn't scary?" And it doesn’t dawn on me until they’ve been off air for two hours, that it’s "Patch Adams!"