5 Ways to Give Your Kid an Attitude of Gratitude from Empowerment


By Expert Jen Groover

With the holiday season quickly approaching, children are inundated with advertising and talk of toys and gifts, creating a seemingly endless stream of “I want’s.” It’s easy for children to forget about all the things, both material and immaterial, that they already have in their lives. According to Empowerment Expert Jen Groover, it’s important to teach children to express gratitude at a young age, as gratitude is a powerful emotion that will help them find peace in trying times as they get older. Gratitude also teaches kids resiliency, which is one of the key components needed for success and happiness. Your viewers can help their kids appreciate all that they have with Jen Groover’s 5 Ways to Give Your Kid an Attitude of Gratitude:

Restaurant Roundup


By Hillary Latos

With New York abuzz with holiday merriment and cheer, we scoured the city and beyond to find the quaint neighborhood spots as well as glitzy New York hotspots to enjoy the season. Whether you are looking for comfort food with a twist, Italian, haute French, or steak and seafood, there is something for everyone here.  While there is always pressure to have the best New Year’s Eve ever we’ve come up with a few romantic spots or destination restaurants that will not disappoint with unsurpassable menus to ring in the New Year.

Awash, So Make Sure to Wash





and her dining companion of the week, Mimi 

Dear fellow residents,

Let us take you on a little tour of Africa - no, we won't really be going all the way there. But, at least, we’ll take you as close as we recently got to that continent by taking you with us to the Ethiopian restaurant, Awash. You’ll get to see the restaurant from our perspective – that of two girls presently in the fifth grade.

Latitude Bar & Grill – The Coordinates For An Authentic New York Bar Experience


By Christopher A. Pape

Latitude Bar & Grill is a fitting name for Midtown West’s new locale for the after-work crowd and weekend carousers. Drawn by its 36 foot long bar surrounded by a lively crowd, friendly staff, and alluring happy hour menu, this three level dining and entertainment space has become the ideal coordinates for loyal clientele while continually attracting a steady supply of new faces.

4 Food Delights


By John Friia

Fast food that is good for you may sound like an oxymoron, but New Yorkers can indulge their taste buds in a new type of comfort food. When it comes to the double burger with cheese fries, I struggle to make the right choice, but stepping into 4food and looking at the menu the healthy alternative do not seem bad. De-junking fast food is 4food’s motto. It is fresh, nutritious but most of all delicious. Free range turkey, pancetta bacon, mushroom and onion on a brioche, labeled as the Growburger, caught my attention out of all the sandwiches and one bite into it, I concluded that this is my new lunch spot.

RedFarm Pleases the Palate


By Christopher A. Pape

There are few times that I can truly remember every dish that I’ve eaten at a particular restaurant. And there are even fewer times that each dish is remembered with such pleasure than at RedFarm – the ultra hip and deliciously sinful Chinese fusion restaurant in the West Village.

Patiala, A Taste of India


By John Friia

One of the many goals while living in Manhattan is finding delicious food at an affordable price that delivers to your apartment. With numerous types of cuisines, the possibilities of where to eat are endless, but if your taste buds are craving Indian cuisine check out Patiala in Hell’s Kitchen.

Italian as Art


By Christopher A. Pape

I am of the firm conviction that there is nothing better than Italian in New York City. From homestyle to “alto Italiano” (high-class Italian) there is much to choose from in our fair metropolis.  And now with the opening of East 12th Osteria there is an option that is as delicious as eating in the land of La Docle Vita. With smart, sensuous and smallish options – chef Roberto Deiaco has created a menu that is a delight to both the eyes and the palate.

Oh Snow Cozy

By Kate Bidinger
It snuck up on us again this year, and somehow we were all surprised. Winter...the holidays. It’s time to embrace it, but you don’t have to turn your space into a winter wonderland. A few new accessories will ease us into the seasonal change. Shop online or in these local stores for cozy, (somewhat) Christmas-y, but ever-stylish pieces. The best part? You can enjoy each one of these items from the comfort of your sofa!