Restaurant Roundup


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.

What Does Google Know About Me?


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?

Greenwich Project’s Nick Boccio & Chef Carmine Di Giovanni


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.



By Karen Amster-Young

Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin are the co-authors of The 52 Weeks: Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck, with Stories and Ideas to Jumpstart Your Year of Discovery (Skyhorse Publishing, November 2013). The book is available online and in stores everywhere.


It’s so easy to fall into a routine with the kids, family obligations, responsibilities, and work. One day you just wake up and feel bored and restless, despite being “busy” and running around. You have very little “me” time, let alone have time to try new things. You feel “stuck.”

Try these simple ideas to break out of your “mom” comfort zone.

Dana Tycher Reisman of DTR Styles

By W.A. Muller New York based celebrity fashion stylist Dana Tycher Reisman recently launched personal shopping and styling service DTR Styles, bringing a concierge service previously reserved for the wealthy to everyday women at an affordable price. DTR Styles offers customized personal shopping experiences and styling services that help women of all ages and backgrounds…