The Drive Change NYC food truck promotes social justice for formerly incarcerated youths while providing amazing maple-based foods. Image via Drive Change.
The first-ever food truck for social change is about to begin its rounds around Manhattan and Brooklyn. According to Brooklyn Based, founder Jordyn Lexton saw an opportunity to promote social empowerment using food trucks. Drive Change NYC trains and employs formerly incarcerated youths in an effort to combat the high rate (66 percent) of youth offenders who return to prison within a year of release. Drive Change’s first truck––Snow Day––is set to launch the first week of November. With goods including maple-drizzled grilled cheese sandwiches and maple-bacon donuts, Snow Day is a truck worth actively searching for.
Gourmet specialty shops in Greenwich Village are par for the course, but few are this specific. The Meadow, an entire shop specializing in salts as well as salted chocolates and bitters, turns selecting the right salt into an art. (more…)
Last night, we rolled through the lobby of Flatiron’s Museum of Sex and into PLAY, a brand new experiential bar with two things on its mind – coitus and cocktails. The press event preceded today’s official opening to the public, and we’re happy to report back that this is quite far from your average Midtown lounge.
The space next to Katz’s Deli in the Lower East Side is going to become a pop-up gallery dedicated to “deli-inspired” pieces. How great is that? We’re also excited because we’re still lamenting the transition of the same storefront from grimy bodega (with the monobrowed employee) to Tim Horton’s. The pop-up will be run by Katz’s, keeping things local and keeping out the Big Box, for now.
Five Corners, Angel Heart, and The Verdict, and the Sex and the City movie also filmed scenes in this establishment
On the outside it looks like an ordinary bar, you would never guess it is place where the Rosato brothers try (and fail) to strangle Frank Pentangelli in the Godfather Part II. The bar is also the the backdrop of a gunfight that takes place right on the corner of 7th Street and Avenue B. Vazac’s Horseshoe Bar, also know as 7B and the Horseshoe Bar is a favorite of the residents of Alphabet City. The structure has been around since the 1935, when it was built as a Polish catering hall. Its Tudor windows look out onto an original advertisement with the original phone number: OR4-2568
The Hungarian Pastry Shop––an old-world bakery in Morningside Heights––became a local legend for two reasons: their strudel and their bathroom wall. The latter recently received a fresh coat of white paint as an “effort to maintain civil discourse,” says The New York Times. (more…)