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BY JANEL BLADOW  |    Summer is upon us… let’s hope the action in the hood helps keep our special neighborhood afloat! Italian food tour… The regional gastronomical tour of Italy continues this week at Acqua where Chef Ivan Beacco conjures culinary hits from Marche. Located in central eastern Italy, Marche boasts more than 100 […]

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Six months since Sandy…Summer can’t come soon enough for most of us. The construction and clatter continue but we do see some progress. Still, most New Yorkers and outsiders have no idea how difficult it remains for many businesses down here. Dare we say “May Day”? ¡Vamos a celebrarlo! Cinco de Mayo celebrations begin this […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Those prognosticators of changing seasons, furry rodents named Phil and Sam, say spring is around the corner. As residents of the South Street Seaport, we sure hope so — maybe warmer weather can help speed up construction on our streets. Musical evening… Our own Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra celebrates its Season 5 […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  We survived and have been picking up. Things are now perking and with Christmas and New Year’s just weeks away, let the partying begin. Restaurant Roundup… Every week, more of our local restaurants, pubs and haunts reopen. Had dinner Monday, Dec. 3, at Mark Joseph (261Water St.) and split a Porterhouse […]

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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue… Home is where the heart is — and for Matthew Rosenstein and Nicholas Kurczewski, it was the ground-floor space on Front Street between Jeremy’s Ale House and SUteiShi Restaurant. For three years, they made the spot their home, often watching and waving as people passed by their […]

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Hello Sandy… People walking around the drizzly, dark South Street Seaport, defying the mandatory evacuation order. I talk with my neighbors, and they all are staying. I hunker in with my computer for the night. Seven o’clock and “poof” — with an electric zap, the lights go off. Darkness surrounds me except for the computer […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  | Summer breezed by much too fast again this year. Am I the only one who still hasn’t broken out her winter wear? Goblin-gook… The end of the month is looming! All of you who love treats, scary stuff and dressing up should gather around again for the 23rd annual trick-or-treat event in […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW |  Autumn is already in the air as the new season gets underway on Sept. 22. There’s a fresh zest all around as the heavy heat and mugginess of summer lifts and leaves begin to color and fall. Catch her in the Rye… Self-taught Danish chef Trina Hahnemann returns to the Seaport with […]

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Finger lickin’ delish… A couple of weeks ago, a new, kid-friendly restaurant called Grandma’s House opened its doors on construction-heavy Peck Slip. It’s a daring move, considering the state of disrepair outside the inviting front door. But behind the white picket fence window boxes is another world — an oasis from the dust, noise and […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Midsummer — one of the steamiest we’ve seen in a while. Plus, with the construction on Peck and Water Streets, Fulton Street and beyond, it’s enough to send some Seaporters running to the Hamptons! Summer suds… Instead, head to the Porterhouse Bar at Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl St., for their Sunshine Beer […]

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