By Rory Winston “The taste is in my mouth a little,” responded Abraham Lincoln in 1860 regarding his intentions to run for President. The comment was made shortly after he gave a speech at Cooper Union. Few are aware, however, that the most likely sensation still lingering on the esteemed candidate’s palate was the afterglow…
By Rory Winston
‘Temple of the muses’ – so sacred, so much grandeur, all that pressure attached to a single word: ‘museum.’ The fact that many are inspired to quote the etymology of the institution, and spend hours raptly invoking the atypical way in which they experience these renowned bastions of culture means there are way too few actually attending.
It is something one associates to foreign countries, something one sets aside a special time of the year to do. It is, for many, an intellectual obligation, a cultural necessity, a way in which to properly pay one’s respects to those who have contributed to our world; it is, in short, a visit to the cemetery.
Note: there is no such thing as a special ‘museum mood.’ There are as many different museums as there are emotional states. And, as sacrilegious as it may sound, museums are downright entertaining. They are there as much for our amusement as for our education.
By Isaiah Negron
It is said that when living in New York City, you are always looking for either a job, a partner or a place to live. Though the first two can be more elusive to even the savviest New Yorkers, finding a home you love can not only be easy, but it can be exhilarating as well. Jim Kaplove and Jessica Morgan, Team Kaplove Morgan of Halstead Property, bring an inventive attitude to real estate, giving clients that thrill of finding a new place to call home. “A home represents the kind of life you want to live,” says Jessica. “And given its cost, a home and the value it gains represents, in a very concrete way, the life you will be able to live.” The duo has become a formidable force in the real estate realm.
By Dr. Jo Webber, Founder and CEO of Oink
Let’s start from the beginning – what is a Bitcoin? Bitcoin is an open source, peer-to-peer payment network and digital currency introduced in 2009. Okay, so that’s clear! Probably the easiest way to understand it is to look at a recent deal. In December, a Florida man purchased a slightly used Tesla car using 91.4 Bitcoins. One day later, the dealership successfully cashed out 91.4 bitcoins using BitPay, an electronic payment processing system, in exchange for more than $100,000, which was what the customer had agreed to pay for the car.
By Hillary Latos & Rory Winston
From hearty Italian to the exotic tastes of Southeast Asia to haute Japanese, the New York culinary scene has been abuzz with new restaurant openings to satisfy savvy gourmands. We are sure that there is something here for everyone – from the delightfully authentic Rasa to the sinfully delicious Harlow, we have highlighted noteworthy openings and neighborhood favorites to get you through the long winter season. Use this as your guide and you won’t be disappointed.
By Thomas F. La Vecchia, MBA
It’s safe to say that most of us use search engines such as Google as the go-to when in search of general information, answers, products, venues and countless other things. But what if someone is searching you? If you can find everything you need on Google, it has to be asked, can someone find anything they need to know about you?
By Isaiah Negron
From the age of 16, Carmine Di Giovanni dreamed of becoming a chef. He cultivated his love for the culinary arts and honed his cooking skills in the kitchen of a neighborhood restaurant in Staten Island, peeling carrots and prepping dishes. After graduating from the New York Restaurant School at age 20, Carmine developed his own signature style techniques that landed him in some of New York City’s top kitchens. He became the Chef de Cuisine at Picholine and the Executive Chef at David Burke Townhouse. Di Giovanni is now the Executive Chef and a partner of Greenwich Project on West 8th Street. “I cook what I like to serve, not necessarily what I want to eat,” laughs Carmine. “I like mixing different tastes together.” He works with hospitality entrepreneur Nick Boccio who opened Mulberry Project four years ago, creating a speakeasy-style cocktail retreat in New York City’s Little Italy after transitioning out of the trenches of Wall Street where he worked at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Boccio also worked with Bergdorf Goodman, B.R. Guest and 13th Street Entertainment. In April 2013, Boccio opened Greenwich Project with a new American menu created by Di Giovanni. greenwichprojectnyc.com
In 1924, the Gleneagles hotel opened and was described as ‘a Riviera in the Highlands’ and ‘the eighth wonder of the world.’ Today, the hotel has evolved into a world famous, 5-star luxury hotel situated in Auchterarder, in the heart of Scotland.
Sam Champion and Lee Goldberg could be having nervous breakdowns trying to predict the weather. In the morning it’s dark and gloomy and in the afternoon the sun shines, warming the air. And in the midst of all this snowflakes begin to fall and then disappear.
As the snow flurries continue to pick up speed with the onset of the winter months, so too does the pace of life. Everyone deserves a weekend of complete relaxation to clear the mind of work and daily commotion. Forget taking an expensive flight and facing weather inflicted delays – a trip to the Hamptons is just what you have been searching for and only a stone’s throw away.