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BY TINA BENITEZ-EVES | Growing up as a young girl in Oradea, a small town in Transylvania, Ioana Holt was often tasked with mixing ingredients for cakes, breads and other sweet things that she would bake with her grandmother. Cozonac, a traditional Romanian sweet bread similar to Italian panettone, was one of the first baked […]

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BY ROBERT LEDERMAN | The New York City Council, under the direction of Speaker Melisa Mark-Viverito, is attempting to pass Intro No. 1303, a law that would double the number of food vending carts throughout the city. She has lined up 13 councilmembers — including Margaret Chin — plus the public advocate and the Manhattan […]

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BY DENNIS LYNCH | The Village will lose a neighborhood favorite eatery and market at the end of the month. The Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen at the corner of Bedford and Downing Sts. aLd the Blue Ribbon Market nearby on Bedford St. will shut their doors because of a sharp rent hint at the Bakery […]

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  BY DAVID NOH | When I met my favorite living musical composer, David Yazbek, at the June 21 press preview at 54 Below for its upcoming shows, I reminded him that once upon a time — really, not so very long ago — crossover hits from Broadway could often be found at the top of […]

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BY MICHELE HERMAN | One supermarket door closes and another opens. At the north end of the West Village, we have lost the Associated despite spirited protests. But at the southern end of the neighborhood, in the Archive Building, the new Brooklyn Fare has a firm opening date of July 22. I’m just back from […]

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By Tequila Minsky | After its building was sold and the landlord tripled the rent, Avignone Chemists, a Village pharmacy with decades of history, shuttered its doors one year ago. All that remains of the former Bleecker St. pharmacy is the painted sign on the building’s wall facing Sixth Ave. What sort of place could possibly […]

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BY BETH KAISERMAN | Everything was planned out perfectly. My co-worker Rachel and I would eat a feast at Katz’s, down a couple beers and then head to my last day of work before I moved Upstate for a summer internship on a vegan farm. We were only a few stops away on the F train […]

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BY BETH KAISERMAN | It’s Sunday morning, and the restaurant is quiet and calm. You turn on the ovens in a haze of bodega coffee and flashbacks of the 500 burgers you cooked the night before. It’s time to prep the kitchen for brunch service. The idea of a breakfast challenge may sound daunting to anyone […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Are you a locavore? Would you love delicious food — locally sourced — and prepared by one of the city’s premier chefs? Do you maybe have some food allergies — let’s face it, who doesn’t nowadays? But most important, do you pine for fine cuisine, prepared in a style that’s not […]

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BY DAVID NOH | There is no better demonstration of ace comic timing on the New York stage now than Annaleigh Ashford playing a dog, in the titular role of A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia.” It’s the kind of twee whimsy that rises or falls on the casting of this central role and one almost shudders to think […]

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