Tar Beach-Closed for the Winter

Some end of summer fotos from a newspaper(s).It’s Santa Ana’s and in the 90s in LA, but that only means fall and winter are close by…..Notice that drinking and cigarettes were easy to come by in NYC-obviously pre-Bloomberg….                          

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A day in NYC-From 28th to 4th, Madison to 7th-And Packed!

A day in the life, on the road, a little time to spare before the madness starts and this is what I saw, heard and felt in my little sandbox from 28th and madison to 4th and 7th. Best place to start, the lovey art-deco Hotel  Carlton, a new member of Marriot family-great bed, great restaurants [...]

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The 2012 Burger Survey Part 1-Passion, Red Meat, 20% Fat, Satisfaction

  This is how it all begins…you order, the salivary glands start working and then it comes and you look, confirm all the pickles, sauces, onions and cheeses are properly stacked (as if it mattered!) take a deep breadth and ATTACK. This is Part one of the 2012 Great Burger Survey, thank you all so [...]

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In Search of the Great Cesear Salad-Fred Finds One!

Chris … Hard to believe … but true.  A friend recommended Pietros in New York City for ceasar salad — “best ceasar salad in the world”.   It’s 3 pm on a midweek afternoon, hot and we’re tired.  Obviously, off to Pietros.  Not one sole in the restaurant … last lunch guest from a “full [...]

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Desktop Food Recommendations: John Turturro speaks to the WSJ

The Wall Street Journal weekend section is not only giving the Sunday New York Times a run for its money but so many other publications that have style, top pick and other “what to do sections”. Go to WSJ.Com/Lifestyle for lots of good information. on 7/30 John Turturro, actor and director,  star of two classics [...]

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Al Fresco Dining Survey—New York City

Some of the top al fresco dining picks from our members (in response to 2010 Global Al Fresco Dining Survey) Tribeca Roc, Italian (Gold member) Source: www.rocrestaurant.com Harrison, American, absolutely delicious! (Gold member) Mr. Chow, Chinese (Gold member) Odeon, French/American Bistro… an true establishment in the neighborhood (Gold member) City Hall, American (Gold member) Irving [...]

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Al Fresco Dining Survey—New York City

Some of the top al fresco dining picks from our members (in response to 2010 Global Al Fresco Dining Survey) Below is a great sampling (thanks Gina and others!) of alfresco dining in NYC. The Meat Packing District has it all, great food, people watching, not too much traffic, a great experience with lots of [...]

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Rustic Luxury at Upstate New York Adirondack Estate

World Traveler Diamond Contributor Suggests: Two great upstate New York hotels, both within a drive (only one hour from NYC) of Storm King Sculpture Museum, set in 500 acres with David Smith’s, Noguchi’s and others set amongst fields and woods. Breathtaking! The Point is a unique, private Adirondack estate. It’s a secluded hideaway built in the [...]

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China Media Exec Recommends NY Peninsula Hotel

The Peninsula Hotel-New York Great room, spa and gym steps from 5 th Ave — great bar — Salon De Ning.

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The Surrey Hotel-Hip, Boutique, Great Design

The Surrey Hotel –New York, NY Totally re-vamped, very chic, friendly staff, COOL bar, and stunning roof terrace with NY views. 20 E. 76th , NY, NY 10021, 212 288-3700.

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