Restaurant Roundup

By Hillary Latos As spring is beginning to emerge ending one of the longest winters in the history of NYC, it’s time to shake the blues and come out of hibernation to experience the myriad of flavors that NYC has to offer.  From American comfort food to the elegant and classic Mediterranean cuisine, to the…

The Newest LES Hotspot

By W.A. Muller Brannon’s brings new life and new beginnings to the heart of the lower east side. Restaurateur and visionary owner Ron Brannon, creates a warm and welcoming ambience that beautifully encompasses all the essentials necessary to bring you back home. His American eatery serves new, savory comfort dishes carefully designed to please the…

The Counting Room

By Hillary Latos In a neighborhood characterized by perennially ironic hipsters, The Counting Room is like an unpretentious breath of fresh air that has quickly become a neighborhood favorite.  Reclaimed wood benches and tables, exposed brick walls and vintage glass pendant lamps, create a stylish ambiance with plenty of shared seating and communal tables that…

Tarallucci e Vino

A true Italian in the Flatiron The literal translation of Tarallucci e vino is savory biscuits and wine, but as Italians love to associate proverbial meanings with food – it refers to resolving a dispute by pretending there was no dispute to begin with- or the more familiar American expression- we agree to disagree so…

Veritable Veritas at In Vino

By Rory Winston “All due respect professor, but if you’re telling me it’s impossible to explain a layman the area of physics you’re specialized in then you obviously have a very poor understanding of your field.”  The older professor gaped, tuned a bit crimson and walked off, while my friend who made the comment, shrugged…

Lisa Jackson LJ Cross

By: Isaiah Negron With an eye for edgy design and the drive to make her visions come to life, designer Lisa Jackson is no stranger to success. Beginning her career as a private Art and Antiques Consultant, she traveled the globe in search of exceptional art and rare antiques. Having a knack for aesthetics and…

Tony Cointreau Mother Teresa, Ethel Merman and Me

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By: Isaiah Negron

The life of Tony Cointreau, the singer and scion of the French liqueur family, is not the typical story of a child born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He overcame an abusive childhood by finding friendship with three famous women, Mother Teresa, the Broadway star Ethel Merman and Lee Lehman, the glamorous wife of Robert Lehman, the head of Lehman Brothers. These maternal figures helped Cointreau heal the scars caused by his emotionally absent mother and sadistic grandmother.  Tony recalls, “I was told as a child I was too sensitive. That may have been, but I also had a lot of courage. I found, as I got older, they go very well together. They could hurt me, but never break me.”

Eight are Great – Following the World’s Elite Film Festivals

Norah Lawlor Picks Her Favorites Industry watchers set your calendars – While there are over 2,000 annual film festivals in the world, only a handful are truly renowned. Attendees have the opportunity to critique each film and gain insight on the latest developments in the industry. These elite festivals also provide access to financing, professional advice, and access to some of the world’s most…