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Pinkberry Adds Peanut Butter As New Seasonal Frozen Yogurt Flavor

Pinkberry recently launched Peanut Butter as the new seasonal flavor. It is being promoted as PB+J with a recommendation to order it topped with organic strawberry jam and toasted breadcrumbs. I tried it without toppings and thought it was delicious … Continue reading

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Summertime Weekend Lunch and Tennis at SANTA FE

I typically am not a fan of Southwestern or Mexican cuisine and I rarely drink alcohol, so you may be surprised that I’m writing about SANTA FE restaurant on West 71st st between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. SANTA … Continue reading

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Upper West Side THEORY Store Moves One Block South

The theory store has moved a block south to 201 Columbus Ave in my five blocks. It is a bright, expanded space on the northeast corner of 69th street and Columbus Ave. I would expect this move to increase traffic … Continue reading

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Mornings at Magnolia Bakery: Fresh Muffins, Fresh Flowers and a New Coffee Club Card

Magnolia Bakery on Columbus Avenue at 69th street is a great place to start the day. Enjoy delicious fresh muffins while surrounded by fresh-cut flowers and the smell of cupcakes and brownies baking in the oven. It feels like being … Continue reading

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Central Park: Beautiful Sites Mid-Park Near 72nd Street

The weather in New York has been stunning the past few days — blue skies, lower humidity, sunny with puffy clouds. The pleasant atmosphere helps showcase the many beautiful areas of Central Park. I’ve attached just a few photos of … Continue reading

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Francesco’s Pizzeria: So Much More Than A Pizza Joint

You may walk by Francesco’s Pizzeria and think it’s just another NYC pizza joint. But don’t be fooled. It is so much more…. HERITAGE The owner Vito Rappa is Sicilian and comes from a long line of Italian chefs, who … Continue reading

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Food Cart Craze Goes Organic: “Good To Go Organics” Adds Healthy, Fun Foods to Central Park

Who says summer fun with hot dogs and chips can’t be healthy…or even organic? Just inside Central Park from my five blocks, you will find two Good To Go Organics carts. One is closer to the eastside on East drive … Continue reading

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Nanoosh: Simple, Healthy, and Organic Mediterranean Hummus Bar

One of my favorite standbys in my five blocks is Nanoosh, located on Broadway between 68th and 69th streets.  It is a small, no-nonsense place but uses the space well and has outdoor seating during the good weather seasons. The staff … Continue reading

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Magnolia Bakery 15th Anniversary Celebration: Samples and Games til 4:00pm Today

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Magnolia Bakery Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Magnolia Bakery is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this month with its classic vanilla and chocolate buttercream cupcakes, featuring festive anniversary-themed decorations. $3.25 each. Come to the Columbus Avenue location on July 16th from 1 – 4pm for more festivities….

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