Posts Categorized: Good Hood News


Double Dare

As part of the month-long guacamole festival at Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria, the Sur flavors of the South guacamole ($16) has been added to the menu, made with tomatillo, cotija cheese, onion, chile cascabel, cilantro, lime, sea salt, and grasshoppers. Yep, you heard right—grasshoppers. So if you’ve been on the hunt for some more adventurous food to whet your palate, this is the place. Or maybe just try the Bacon Guacamole ($12).

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Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria

1191 1st Ave.

(212) 585-1818


Happy Independence Day…to France!

Fourth of July may have passed, but the summer celebrations continue with Bastille Day Festival on July 14th! You can experience the best of French culture by feasting on crepes and eclairs, drinking wine, watching can-can dancers and live accordion music, and getting creative with art projects for kids.

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Bastille Day Festival

60th Street between 5th Ave. & Lexington

July 14th, Noon-5pm


Burger & Fries

When you crave a big, juicy burger, McDonald’s is just not going to cut it. BurgerFi uses all-natural Angus grass-fed beef, and it makes all the difference: the BurgerFi Burger is pure perfection, with lettuce, tomatoes, and their secret sauce ($5.57). Add some Fresh Cut Fries (Regular $2.97) and a Red Velvet Milkshake ($4.47) for the perfect package!

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1571 2nd Ave

(646) 684-3172


Cucina Ciano

Cucina Ciano, formerly Ciano in downtown until closing in April, will be opening this August on the Upper East Side with plans to cater to the more everyday, casual crowd. The former Flatiron restaurant will be serving some of its beloved specialties—including Veal Meatballs and Pappardelle with Duck Bolognese—along with new dishes.

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Cucina Ciano

181 E. 78th St.


Neighborhood Architecture

New York City is in constant conflict between old and new, but in the case of architecture the clash is always exciting. The East Harlem School, designed by GLUCK+, presents a reimagining of architecture and space. Not only is the building a beautiful example of modern design, it also demonstrates the importance between space and functionality, blurring the lines between hallways and classrooms to encourage learning and interaction throughout the school.

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East Harlem School

309 E. 103rd St.


Let Us Eat Cake

Two Little Red Hens is a kid-friendly bakery that specializes in heavenly cakes such as Carrot, Red Velvet, Boston Cream, and birthday cakes made with buttercream frosting. They also serve pies as well as breakfast fare including scones and muffins, all of which live up to the hype. For your next birthday party, be sure to order a custom cake to truly celebrate the occasion.

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Two Little Red Hens

1652 2nd Ave New York, NY 10028

(212) 452-0476


Let's Dress Up

In a world of video games and iPads, kids don’t always get the chance to use their imagination. That is why Let’s Dress Up is the perfect place to let their creativity run wild, with a little help from costumes, tiaras and decorations. From birthday parties to camp to free play time, your kids will be encouraged to be inventive and, most importantly, just be kids.

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Let’s Dress Up

345 E. 85th St.

(212) 879-0956



Neighborhood News: El Barrio's Art Space

One of the most important and enduring aspects of New York City is its promotion of the arts, and not just through its plethora of museums. Artspace, located in the PS109 building, will be an affordable housing unit for artists and their families as well as a center for arts and cultural organizations. That means yet another source to explore art in the neighborhood!

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El Barrio’s Artspace PS109

215 E. 99th St.



Say Cheese!

Lucy’s Whey, one of the best cheese shops in the Hamptons and Chelsea Market, is opening a new location soon on 91st and Lexington. The store will also be a local hangout, with a specialty coffee bar and wine and beer bar, prepared sandwiches, gourmet ice cream and artisanal bread.

Photo courtesy of Lucey's Whey

Lucey's Whey