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Cucina Di Pesce is celebrating 25 years of serving super comforting, home-style Italian fare to the denizens of the East Village.
Food ‘n’ Festivities. No BS. is stopping by this evening to capture our 25th Year Celebration. Last chance to enjoy our 1990s menu and prices!
Drop in to catch some fun and great food, most of all, the valuable history!
87 East 4th Street NYC 10003
Saturday, September 22, 2012
In the heart of the East 4th Street Cultural District, experience the very best in Lower East Side arts & culture at the FAB! Festival. FABnyc brings together a wide selection of FREE performances by local artists, as well as diverse selection of performances and activities from FABnyc’s partners throughout New York City. With multiple indoor and outdoor stages showcasing dance, theater, & music, local artisans and gourmet food vendors, art installations, hands-on activities for families, as well as workshops for professionals and amateurs, all packed into one city block, the FAB! Festival presents new and exciting experiences for residents citywide.
The caffebene, giant Korean coffee chain opened the flagship location in Times Square, NYC, with the Misugaru Latte and its localized menu.
In the great war of coffee in New York City, there’s a new kid on the block. caffebene, renown for the mellow and nutty flavoring of its coffee brand, is setting up shop in Times Square.
caffebene, which originated in Seoul, Korea, is already a booming chain and a favorite hotspot for locals in Seoul. Since its founding in 2008 by entrepreneur Kim Sun-Kwon, the chain boasts over 750 outlets compared to the 381 of the veteran Starbucks. The success of caffebene is largely to due to the stellar taste of its coffees, which is a medium roast blend that is rich in flavor but without the bitterness often associated with other brands. Also popular are the signature beverages like the Misugaru latte, which is a Korean tea-based drink that combines five grains of black rice, brown rice, white bean, black bean and barley. Besides its sweet and salty flavor, the latte is also a famed for its health benefit, which is high in fiber and low in calories. This will be especially attractive to New Yorkers who are typically one of the most health conscious demographics in the US. Each store employs its own pastry chef and baker who prepare crafted menu favorites like the Belgian waffle, caffebene’s signature dish, served in two types of waffles: sweet waffles with sweet pearl sugar and savory waffles with bacon and Parmesan cheese.
More importantly, caffebene takes the sit and sip atmosphere of its rivals and brings it to a whole new level. All of its stores’ interiors styled like old European coffee houses with subway-tiled walls that boasts flat-screen TVs. There is even separate reading and WIFI-enabled rooms and thus the atmosphere of caffébene is a retrofitted hangout for people who like to relax, drink and be merry. According to founder and CEO Kim this is his favorite part about being a business owner. “I’ve never see people arguing in my coffee shop,” he says. “I just enjoy seeing people having a good time.”
The Seoul-based coffee franchiser, caffebene, started in April 2008 in Seoul, Korea and has since open 750 stores in the surrounding cities. Each store employs its own chef and baker who prepare fresh menu items each day. Kim Sun-Kwon, the founder and CEO of caffebene believes “trust’ and ‘faith’ are the most important keys to his success of business. He is already planning a second location on the West Coast and planning to open 100 outlets including 50 in Manhattan alone in the States in two years.
caffebene 1611 Broadway New York, NY 10019
It’s A Wonderful Life
~ ActAlong ~
Every year, Metropolitan invites its friends and supporters to a reading of Frank Capra’s sentimental favorite,
“It’s A Wonderful Life.”
With sound and costume and holiday fare, it is our favorite way to ring in the season.
Better yet, you do the reading! Everyone who comes is welcome to draw lots for a part, and away we go. Feel free to watch the play as well.
George! Mary! Burt! Ernie! Mr. Potter! Clarence! YOU!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
3:30pm Holiday Cheer
4:00pm Parts Chosen and Reading Begins
Metropolitan Playhouse 220A East 4th Street, NYC 10003
$5 donation suggested.
DJ Rekha presents “Bollywood Disco Xmas” with Rajstar and DJ Rekha at Le Poisson Rouge on Christmas Day at 10pm
DJ Rekha presents Bollywood Disco Xmas!
Doors Open: 10:00 PM (Happy Hour from 10pm-11pm)
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker Street NYC Tel)212-505-FISH
Bollywood Disco – retro filmi classics, eclectic disco grooves. DJ Rekha digs through her digital and actual crates, spinning a range of filmi songs from retro tunes to the latest dance floor hits and everything in between.
Bol•ly•wood, n. [Humorous blend of the names of Bombay and Hollywood.]
1. The Indian film industry, based in Bombay; Bombay regarded as the base of this industry.
Bollywood is shorthand for the Hindi-language film industry centered in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. It is the world’s largest, yearly churning out hundreds of 3-hour musical epics that also drive South Asia’s pop music industry. To the current generation of South Asian club-goers, Bollywood is synonymous with the 1970s golden age of masala films. This decade produced blockbusters like Don and Sholay (which still holds the record for most-viewed film ever made) not to mention “some of the fattest funk tunes that ever pimp-rolled their way down Music Street, Bombay.”
Recently, Bollywood has lit up the cultural radar of the west, resulting in extensive press coverage, references in films like Moulin Rouge and Ghost World, and the nomination of Lagaan for best foreign film Oscar. Not surprisingly, classic Bollywood soundtracks from the 70s have been the focus of no less than 5 compilations in the past few years. (However, with the exception of Outcaste Records comp Bollywood Funk, these have been mostly compiled by and for outsiders to South Asian culture and often provide an uneven view of the genre.) Even the cutting edge of hiphop production has been shaped by the retro Bollywood sound, as producers like Dan the Automator, DJ Shadow, Timbaland and DJ Quik dip into Bollywood’s back-catalog to widen their production palette.
Dis•co n. pl. dis•cos 1. A discotheque.
2. Popular dance music, especially of the late 1970s, characterized by strong repetitive bass rhythms.
In NY the rise of interest in Bollywood coincides with a general resurgence in the sounds of the city’s own musical golden age: the progressive disco associated with legendary clubs like the Loft, the Paradise Garage and Studio 54. In addition to the numerous compilations & re-releases focusing on the producers and DJs of this era, the Garage ethos has inspired a new generation of happenings at clubs like Spa & APT, as well as a new generation of electronic musicians.
Observe and learn the meanings of different colors of lightings of the Empire State Building in December!
For the month of December, the top tiers of the Empire State Building will light up for a handful of events, including a few nights of split lighting to simultaneously observe both Chanukah and Christmas.
Below is the official December colors for the Empire State Building.
Dec. 1 – red in honor of (RED) and World AIDS Day
Dec. 5 – blue, green and green in honor of the Baby Buggy 10th Anniversary
Dec. 20 through 22 – blue, white and blue for Chanukah
Dec. 23 through 28 – split lighting for the holidays: red, green and green for Christmas on the north and south sides; and blue white and blue for Chanukah on the east and west.
The schedule is subject to change. The top three tiers of the tower light up with regular white lights on nights when no event is scheduled.