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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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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Call this the summer of music and good fun. There are plenty of cool things to do in the ‘hood during the warm weather. Fabulous friends, great cocktails… The party gods smiled on long-time Water Street resident Harold Reed once again. On Wed., June 13, he held his festive gathering to […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  Cards and dice… The Casino Fundraiser starts at 6 p.m. Thurs., May 31. Entry is $50 per person to a poker or blackjack tournament. The grand prize for winners of each tournament is a choice of a box of cigars, a Dupont lighter or $150 store credit (usable for cigars and […]

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Cards and dice… The Casino Fundraiser starts at 6 p.m. Thurs., May 31. Entry is $50 per person to a poker or blackjack tournament. The grand prize for winners of each tournament is a choice of a box of cigars, a Dupont lighter or $150 store credit (usable for cigars and merchandise or toward membership […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  The early spring weather has brought out the crowds to our ‘hood. That’s a good thing. With all the noisy, ugly construction, it’s surprising anyone would want to wander our pock-marked cobblestone streets, let alone hang outside drinking beer or dining al fresca. But we love our nabe. Bone-afide good deed… […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  What a week – Monday a holiday with Presidents Day and we shopped. The next day was a wild fest with Fat Tuesday and modified Mardi Gras parties at local pubs, Ash Wednesday and we started Lent by giving up chocolate (again!). Award season comes to an end this weekend with […]

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