WABC-TV Channel 7 Promoting the Regis Farewell Celebration Season of “LIVE! With Regis & Kelly”

WABC-TV Channel 7 Promoting Regis Farewell Celebration Season for LIVE! With Regis and Kelly

Regis Philbin may live in my five blocks, but he is leaving “LIVE! With Regis and Kelly” on November 18, 2011. WABC-TV Channel 7 is promoting Regis’ final celebration season now thru November 18 via the “ticker” above the beautiful, new corner studio on Columbus Avenue at 66th street. Stay tuned for a great final “Regis” season. I’m sure there will be lots of action on the streets surrounding the WABC-TV offices with onlookers hoping to get a final glimpse of Regis or even tickets to the final show.

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Spectacular Day for the Pier i Cafe

NYC has been enjoying a wonderful Indian summer the last few days. Over the weekend, Central Park was mobbed and people were out and about walking in my five blocks. Another great place to enjoy a beautiful day is the Pier i Cafe, an outdoor cafe located along the Hudson River, in the newly constructed Riverside Park South at west 70th street. It was packed yesterday due to the pure sunshine and 80 degree weather.

Walk along the pier or just relax and enjoy the view…it’s a nice break from the fast-paced city life. The Pier i Cafe offers a casual menu including burgers (sirloin and veggie) , fries, salads, Maine Lobster Roll, desserts, soda, beer/wine and freshly squeezed blueberry lemonade. And, enjoy the coffee bar in the morning for lattes, coffee or espresso. There is lots of seating at tables with umbrellas facing the Hudson River.

Months of operation are from May 1st to mid-October (weather permitting), so take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to enjoy the setting before the winter arrives. Check out the website http://www.piericafe.com for more details, including hours of operation and the full menu.

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Magnolia Bakery at Bloomingdale’s Supports The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Just across Central Park from my five blocks, Magnolia Bakery has opened in Bloomingdale’s. The entrance is on 3rd Avenue, between 59th and 60th. For the month of October, this location is also supporting Breast Cancer research with the Pink Ribbon Cupcake. Fifty cents from the purchase of each $3.75 cupcake will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Magnolia Bakery at Bloomingdale’s Hours:
Monday through Thursday 7am – 10pm
Friday 7am – Midnight
Saturday 8am – Midnight
Sunday 8am – 10pm
Note that Breakfast is served everyday with fresh-baked muffins, coffee and tea.

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WABC-TV Channel 7 Opens New Studio on Columbus Avenue at 66th St.

WABC-TV Channel 7 is a well-known entity in my five blocks. Tourists and New Yorkers alike line up daily for tickets to see “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly,” and the offices take up the entire square block between 66th and 67th streets and between Columbus and Central Park West. And now the local station has built a new studio located at the northeast corner of Columbus Avenue and 66th street. It is a modern, high-tech studio where passers-by can view the anchors in action or find out the latest weather and news from one of the several HD TVs in the windows.

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Magnolia Bakery Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month With The Pink Ribbon Cupcake

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Magnolia Bakery has gone pink. For every “Pink Ribbon Cupcake” purchased throughout the month of October, Magnolia will donate 50 cents to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Each “Pink Ribbon Cupcake” costs $3.75. And, if you visit the location in my five blocks — on Columbus Ave at 69th st — you will find new pink curtains in all the windows. Enjoy, and help support a cure for breast cancer.

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NYC “Healthy Bites” New Food Cart Across From Lincoln Center

A new healthy food cart hit the upper west side last weekend, setting up shop in front of the Lululemon store on Broadway between 64th and 65th, right across from Lincoln Center. It’s called NYC Healthy Bites. And since it’s new, the owners were still working out the permanent location and awaiting one of the key food items — all natural, handmade pretzels.

Healthy Bites is another example of the growing healthy food craze in my five blocks. It offers organic hot dogs — including one vegetarian option called the “smart dog” — and natural sausages, both with a choice of classic bun or whole wheat. Plus you can order natural hand made pretzels, drinks and chips, all at reasonable prices. The hot dogs/sausages range from $3.50 to $6.00 depending on the toppings. Drinks include ZICO coconut water, Illy coffee, Honest Kids juice pouches among others. And, the chips are Deep River Kettle Cooked Potato Chips in a variety of flavors. See the menu below:


The Healthy Bites slogan is “The Tasty Cart That Takes Your Health to Heart”. Check out the Facebook page for the latest information.

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The Beautiful and Serene “Paul Milstein Pool and Terrace” at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center has been bustling the past two weeks with Fashion Week but is now settling back into the more typical cultural offerings of Music, Ballet, Opera and Plays. Even if you’re not planning to attend one of the many performances, it is worth a visit to experience the interesting architecture and the beauty and serenity of the newly renovated Lincoln Center Plaza. In particular, wedged between the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th street) and the high-end restaurant Lincoln is the Paul Milstein Pool and Terrace. In the middle of the pool, you will see the Henry Moore “Reclining Figure” sculpture. And, you can also view the sculpture from the vast, sloping green lawn on the roof of the restaurant Lincoln.

Henry Moore's Reclining Figure at the Paul Milstein Pool and Terrace

Lincoln Center is right in my five blocks, so I took the opportunity to enjoy a walk through the Plaza this weekend during one of New York City’s first beautiful Fall days. I was hoping also to purchase a “turn-back” ticket for that evening to see War Horse, but it was sold out. Based on the incredible written and “word-of-mouth” reviews, War Horse is also a must see at Lincoln Center.

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