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Beer, Cheese, and Beer Cheese

Really, it’s astounding no one thought of it before: beer and cheese together in one blissful pairing. Earl’s Beer and Cheese is a carefully designed hole-in-the-wall bar where the bar snacks steal the show. A spicy ginger tomato soup ($8) and a top-notch grilled double-cream brie with blackberry mostarda ($8) show off the kitchen’s talents. And the beer list is lively: Kelso Industrial Pumpkin, Full Sail Big Daddy J’s Malt Liquor, and Sixpoint The Incredible Mild Ale are recent offerings. Don’t miss the beer cheese ($7), served with garlic toast. %%anc%% Earl’s Beer and Cheese

1259 Park Avenue

(212) 289-1581



A Place At The Table

For some families, the table is where all things heartwarming and traditional take place; for others it’s where mayhem breaks loose. In this exhibition, “Collection Tableaux,” four artists — Isidor Kaufmann, Izhar Patkin, Beth Lipman, and the Israeli collective, Studio Armadillo — celebrate the spiritual, holy and symbolic meanings of the table in Jewish life. PS: There’s also some great tableware for sale in the museum shop.

Photo courtesy of The Jewish Museum

November 23, 2012 – February 3, 2013

The Jewish Museum

1109 5th Ave at 92nd St

Closed Saturdays



Gordon Parks at The Studio Museum

A Harlem Family 1967 honors the late, great photojournalist Gordon Parks, who would have turned 100 on November 30, 2012. This exhibition features approximately 30 black and white photos of the Fontenelle family, whose lives were documented by Parks as part of his searing 1968 Life magazine photo essay on poverty in the US. This intimate exhibition includes all images from the original essay as well as several unpublished, rarely seen images.

Photo courtesy of Studio Museum of Harlem

Gordon Parks, A Harlem Family 1967

Nov 11, 2012 – Mar 10, 2013

Studio Museum of Harlem

144 W 125 St.



They Only Come Out At Night

If you’d like to unwind after work and don’t want to go to a bar or restaurant, consider meeting at the Harlem Meer Social Club, which gathers once a month at the Dana Discovery Center right outside One Museum Mile’s front door. On November 15, take a nocturnal walk with Dr. Regina Alvarez, urban ecologist and horticulturalist, through the north end of the park and discover all of the exciting things that go on there while you’re fast asleep. More info.

Photo courtesy of Central Park Conservancy.

Thur, Nov 15

6:30-8PM, Rain or Shine



Whole Foods To Open In Harlem

While it might be quite a ways in the future, this news will up the neighborhood’s wow-factor: Whole Foods has announced plans to open a 39,000-square-foot location on the corner of 125th Street and Lenox Avenue by Summer 2015. This organic food mecca is also opening a 38,000-square-foot location on the Upper East Side on 87th and 3rd Avenue in early 2014. Whole-y moly!

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Chipped Cup Coffee House

This newly-opened cozy neighborhood café outfitted with plush couches and chairs serves a stellar cup of joe from beans like this organic Salvadorian blend with notes of chocolate and butterscotch. There are also some tasty munchies like ham and Swiss croissants and gluten-free baked goods.

Photo courtesy of The Chipped Cup

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3610 Broadway (nr. 149th St.)

(212) 368-8881

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Big Style at Big Drop

Big Drop NYC clothing boutique carries a well-curated selection of trend-scale (upscale + trendy, folks) merchandise from well-known brands like Rebecca Minkoff and a few of our fave up-and-coming designers like Carolina Amato and Jennifer Hope. Leather-adorned clothing is big this season, and we LOVE this Jennifer Hope black tuxedo blazer with leather lapels and leather-trimmed pockets ($590). It’s understated, elegant, and right on-trend for fall. And you can easily kick up your evening look with this long-sleeve Dolce Vita silk frock in emerald ($219).

Photo courtesy of Big Drop

Big Drop NYC

1321 3rd Ave nr. 75th St.

(212) 988-3344

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Where You Might See A Real Ghost

Spend time in a…cemetery? Yep! Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum, which overlooks the Hudson River, happens to be one of the most beautiful and tranquil sites in the city. And with Halloween around the corner, there’s no better time to spook up your schedule. Stroll through pristinely landscaped walkways and gardens boasting giant hundred-year-old oaks and elms and you’ll find the graves of historic New Yorkers such as writer Ralph Ellison, New York governor John Adams Dix, and John Jacob Astor IV and his clan. Fun fact: Trinity Church Cemetery is the only active cemetery in Manhattan.

Photo courtesy of Trinity Church Cemetery

Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum

770 Riverside Drive at 153rd St.

(212) 368-1600


News Flash: Nobu Harlem

Rumors have been flying that Nobu is about to open in the old Harlem Tavern Space. But we’re here to tell you that those rumors aren’t quite true. Here’s what’s happening: Richie Notar, one of the partners in Nobu for the last 19 years, is eyeing Harlem as a spot to open his next venture, which, he told the Wall Street Journal, will not involve “chopsticks and soy sauce.”buy essay online


Boys Club

Gents, this one’s for you! Keep your mug shaven and your hair stylish with cuts and grooming services at this men’s salon, located just steps from your front door on 116th Street and 5th Avenue. BBraxton offers old-school hot-towel shaves ($18), clipper shaves ($10), men’s manis & pedis ($20, $30), massages ($90 for 60 minutes), and facials ($75-$105, depending on treatment). They even offer haircuts for kids!

Photo courtesy of BBraxton


1400 5th Ave. nr. 116th St.

(212) 289-3200

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