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When We Were Strangers—Coming to America

Friday, February 11th, 2011
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My grandmother emigrated to the U.S. from Southern Italy in the early 1900s. Only a teenager, she left her mother and several siblings behind, making

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A Villa Near Venice

Thursday, January 27th, 2011
by on Living Around

One of the delicious pleasures of being a frequent traveler to Italy, is the opportunity to escape the well-beaten tourist trail and explore the quiet

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Frank Sinatra—The One and Only Voice

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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In college, I had a running debate with one of my sorority sisters: Who was the greatest singer of all time—Frank Sinatra or Andy Williams?

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Colin Quinn—Long Story Short, He’s a Funny Guy

Friday, November 19th, 2010
by on Playing Around

Colin Quinn nearly gave me an asthma attack. The man is laugh out loud funny; at times, it’s hard to catch your breath. This show

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Pop Art Bar + Restaurant – Combining the Arts

Monday, August 9th, 2010
by on Dining Around

Pop Art Bar + Restaurant provides diners with an exciting environment that stimulates the taste buds with an inventive menu and the eyes with a

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Gnocco—East Village Eatery with a Familial Atmosphere

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
by on Dining Around

Since the summer of 2000, Italian eatery Gnocco has served the East Village wonderful food in a welcoming, familial atmosphere. No surprise then that the

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Perbacco—Happy Food Shock in a Lively Place

Monday, July 26th, 2010
by on Dining Around

If you prefer restaurants that prepare every dish the puritanical, traditional way and don’t bustle, there are heaps of other places in New York for

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Bice—Where Business Comes to Socialize and Eat

Sunday, July 11th, 2010
by on Dining Around

On a muggy June night, when the sky threatened to break open and drench the city at any moment, there I was, standing in the

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