Tag: Elissa Gilbert

Memories of Flavors at Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks

By Elissa Gilbert Food and family, joy, love, can’t be separated. We crave our favorite foods because we crave those feelings. The flavors and feelings don’t last long after the meal ends, but they’re preserved in the recipes written down in cookbooks. I’ve learned from grocery stores that […]

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Superheros in Gotham

Everyone comes to New York to make it, even superheroes. Batman, Superman, Captain America, Spider-man, and Iron Man all have lived, worked, captured villains, and rescued victims here. The Superheroes in Gotham exhibit at the New York Historical Society traces these masked heroes from the pages of comic books to radio, television, film, and Broadway.

Modern Chocolates at Chocolat Moderne

“I started with more classic looking bonbons. I describe my line as kind of a combination of Belgian and French. Molded bonbons are more visually the Belgian style, versus the French style we call enrobed. But recipe-wise, ingredient-wise, it’s more in the French style.” – Joan Coukos Todd

Mezzobit: Working in a World of Big Data

By Elissa Gilbert Information wants to be free, the saying goes, and sharing online happens automatically many times. Sometimes that sharing is unintentional or undesirable. For businesses, customer information is usually tightly held—but on websites, that control is lost. Every website has third party “tags” embedded in pages […]

The Unintimidating East Village

By Elissa Gilbert I’m a New York native, and I like to think I’ve been all through the city. But I’ve never spent time in the East Village. It’s very far east, but that was just my excuse: the East Village intimidated me. Between Hells Angels, punk rock, […]

Visiting Le District and Le Battery

By Elissa Gilbert You walk past palm trees in the sun-filled atrium of the Winter Garden to the entrance of Le District, so visiting the new Francophiliac shop in Battery Park City brought the Riviera to mind more than Paris. The decadence of a French vacation starts as […]

Step Out of Lincoln Center and Explore Lincoln Square

By Elissa Gilbert The bland white-travertine buildings at Lincoln Center are squat and heavy, dominating their neighborhood. Technically, the Lincoln Square area—once called San Juan Hill—extends only from 62nd Street to 66th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue, but for practical purposes it stretches from Columbus Circle/59th Street […]