Monkey Cup Coffee In Harlem

The Monkey Cup has arrived in Harlem.  The coffee shop, with its forest theme including leaf ceiling and stylish hanging lights is a welcome new addition to Central Harlem. 

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Harlem Hops Beer Hall

Harlem Hops, located on between 133rd and 134th streets on Adam Clayton Powell Avenue is a must visit beer hall if you are uptown Manhattan.  

The beer hall has feels roomy with plenty of seats and space to stand and hangout with friends.  Harlem Hops also has a backyard patio with a few chairs and tables if you want to take advantage of nice weather.

James Pravasilis from Music to Acting

By Nick Christophers It was a humble event that brought James Pravasilis out to the Long Island Independent Film Festival. His shorts “Prime” and “Sexual Healing” were being presented there. Joining James at the LIIF was his band-mate and award-winning actor Danny Aiello, who was there to receive […]

Visit Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown

Lyndhurst Mansion is around a 45 minutes train ride on Metro-North from Grand Central Station.  Off-peak roundtrip train tickets will cost around $21.  A quick taxi ride from the Tarrytown train station to the mansion entrance is $7.  A one hour small group guided tour of the mansion is $18.  While this day trip upstate will cost you around $50, I would recommend it for the architectural and New York history as well as just walking around the grounds and taking pictures.  

Summer Restaurant Week at Aureole

Restaurant week is an opportunity to sample new cuisines, broaden culinary palates or simply get into higher end restaurants without breaking the bank. 
 
I visited Aureole in midtown Manhattan for a weekday lunch.  The restaurant wasn’t too crowded but it’s always good to make reservations in advance.  A new element to restaurant week is the ability to have a meal with or without dessert (difference in price is $26 vs. $32 for lunch.) 

Are Lime Bikes Available in New York City?

Lime Bikes, the dockless bike-sharing company has not yet made its way into New York City.  Lime is among a number of start-ups all vying to get into the city.  Current options in the city remain docked Citi bikes and bike rentals around NYC.  However, I am excited for the future prospect of the on-demand model as well as a mixture of pedal and electric scooters and bikes.

Pomegranate Fruit Mimosa

This drink is a great way to class up a mimosa during any occasion.  A perfect drink for brunch.

Great Performances, New York’s premier catering company provided this recipe and photo. They are also the exclusive caterer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.