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BY JENNA BAGCAL | Head to Citi Field this winter, where bright lanterns, international cuisine and cultural arts will collide. From Dec. 6 to Jan. 26, the Flushing stadium plays host to the first-ever Hello Panda Festival, produced by CPAA North America. Spanning 750,000 square feet, the landmark event will feature more than 120 handcrafted lanterns, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | With all the competition in the New York restaurant business, the NoMad Italian eatery Cardoncello diVino is trying to stand out by being the only restaurant to offer the Cardoncello mushroom, which has unique features and a storied history. The restaurant, at 43 W. 27th St., between Broadway and Sixth Ave., […]

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BY MONICA SAXENA | I wake up every morning excited to run my restaurant in Chelsea, serve my community and work alongside my staff. Our mission is the same every day: Provide the best dining experience and quality food to my neighbors, guests and the city’s tourists. I work diligently with my staff of 14. Our […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Chelsea Market is going low — as in, expanding its lower level with nearly twice as much space and four new vendors. Dubbed Chelsea Local, Chelsea Market’s lower level opened in 2017, focusing on specialty groceries and locally sourced foods. The space — part of the overall market at Ninth Ave. […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | If you’re going to indulge in dessert, you’ve got to make it count with something tasty. And Schmackary’s is a local bakery making cookies that are worth the indulgence. The shop makes big cookies in more than 45 flavors. There is the traditional chocolate chip cookie, called The Classic. But the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new Georgian restaurant in the Village boasts a wide variety of dishes from the Eurasian country and has been getting good reviews since it opened this spring. Chama Mama opened in March at 149 W. 14th St., between Sixth and Seventh Aves., after signing a 10-year lease for the space. […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Birdbath Green Bakery in Soho, at the former site of the legendary Vesuvio Bakery, closed on Aug. 9. Birdbath, which is owned by City Bakery, moved into the space at 160 Prince St., between Thompson St. and West Broadway, in 2009. The bakery still sports the original Vesuvio storefront. Maury Rubin, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Chick-fil-A just opened a location in Chelsea, making it the fast-food company’s ninth in Manhattan. But despite long lines for the grand opening at Sixth Ave. and W. 22nd St. on Thurs., Aug. 8, not everyone in the area is welcoming the business, which has drawn criticism for its stance on […]

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BY JENNIFER FALK | Union Square-14th St. is a destination like none other in New York City or anywhere in the world. Here the city’s most vibrant and historic site of activism and protest sits shoulder to shoulder alongside one of its most peaceful public refuges. The Union Square Partnership (USP) is proud to serve as […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | With much of retail business continuing to shift to the Internet, two Lower Manhattan businesses were recently awarded grants to improve their online presence and help them compete. The Downtown Alliance Business Improvement District gave the $10,000 Digital Innovation Grants to B & Co, a sandwich shop at 22 Park Place, […]

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