Crosby street is unmistakably part of the fashionable neighborhood of Soho—it boasts a selection of chic stores housed in old factories—but is a departure from much of the neighborhood in its quaint nature. Crosby Street is one of our favorites in the city–it harkens back to the bygone days of an old artistic and industrial Soho, one not inundated with high end chain retailers. The street is only six blocks long, starting at Bleecker Street to the north and ending at Howard Street, a street just north of Canal, to the south. The street was named for the 19th century millionaire and philanthropist William Bedloe Crosby. (more…)
Here’s our list of curated events in NYC this week:
Monday, March 3rd:
Join former Daily Show correspondent and Brooklyn resident Wyatt Cenac as he hosts his weekly showcase of some of the funniest up-and-coming stand up comedians in the NYC area. The event, called Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, takes place at the Littlefield performance and art space in Gowanus.
Tuesday, March 4th:
It’s going to be Fat Tuesday… in New Orleans. Those of us who have to be in NYC instead of The Big Easy but still want to celebrate Mardi Gras can head over to the Players Club in Gramercy Park for the latest party thrown by The Salon. There will a dress code in effect: no t-shirts, sneakers or overly casual attire of any kind will be allowed. This is a party that brings New Orleans to NYC, so dress accordingly. Live performances and traditional New Orleans appetizers will be offered as part of the overall experience.
Imagine a world where the characters of Louisa May Alcott’s famous 1860 novel Little Women and the characters from HBO’s polarizing comedy GIRLS merged together. After you get the image of Lena Dunham wearing 1860′s attire out of your head, you should head over to the Bookstore Cafe on Crosby Street for a special stage reading and discussion of WOMENa stage play that has gotten the attention of Dunham herself. All proceeds from the event will benefit Housing Works.(more…)
Before the spring arrives (which we are all anticipating), there are still a few fun activities to enjoy while we wait. Namely, drinking plenty of tasty hot chocolate! So to get you through these last few weeks of winter, we’ve compiled a carefully curated list of the best hot cocoas to check out in the city. We had such a tough time “researching” for this, but hey, someone had to do it.
Owner Max Brenner got his start in Israel with his 10 retail shops that quickly grew into a chocolate empire and his Union Square establishment in 2006. Wanting his customers to experience his chocolate using all five senses, Max masked his restaurants in bright colors, menu items like Mexican spicy hot chocolate, chocolate chunk pizza and waffle fries dusted with chili and cocoa powder. (more…)
Did you know that each of the NYC boroughs has its own borough flag? In most cases they’re visually derived from the New York City flag, which also has it’s own flag as a whole. This flag, pictured above, comes from the Prince’s flag of the Dutch Republic, when New Amsterdam was first settled on Manhattan Island. Here is a look at the flags of each borough, their design features, and history. (more…)
New York City is still a hotspot for guerrilla street art, even though we lost 5 Pointz and Banksy left. Around the City you may have noticed a few instances of new and original street art, so we thought it best to round up a few of them you might not have heard about. Here are five new street art projects in NYC that you might have missed:
This interesting and whimsical project by NYC designer Yoonjin Lee uses small cardboard signs to give lost and discarded items a voice in her Little Lost Project. The artists explained to My Modern Met, “How about losing your favorite lip balm that you always keep in your pocket? It is definitely annoying but you can easily buy a new one. Ever wonder where and what these little objects are doing now?” (more…)