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ounded in the 70’s by Dr. Joseph Dello Russo, New Jersey Eye Center (NJEC) became the first eye care center in New Jersey that treats all eye conditions by offering specialty doctors, an optical shop, the first ASC in the Northeast, and by having cataract surgery as an in-office procedure. Our ambulatory surgical center was the first of its kind and led the way to the spread of outpatient surgery options in other specialties as well. In 1990, the first Dello Russo LaserVision center was opened within the same site in Bergenfield, NJ, specializing in laser vision cor rect ion. Since 2000, t hree addit ional locations were opened to ser ve patients in and around the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Long Island areas.

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modern, 38,000 sq. f t. surgical center by Drs. Joseph and Jef frey Dello Russo. Our professional team is headed up by surgeon and founder, Joseph Dello Russo, M.D., and his son, eye surgeon Jeff Dello Russo, M.D., who carries on his father’s tradition of excellence in patient care and visual outcomes. The multi-disciplinar y practice (NJEC) is rounded out by a cataract surgeon, a glaucoma specialist, a medical retina specialist, staf f optometrists, operating room RNs, and board certified anesthesiologists to offer our patients the most complete care possible. Dello Rus so Laser Vision and T he New Jersey Eye Center have been national leaders in their fields, helping to pioneer most of the leading technologies in use today. Our laser correction center was centrally involved in the FDA trials of the excimer laser during the 90’s that eventually led to the approval of this technology. During that clinical trial period (1991-1996), the of fice of Joseph Dello Russo, M.D. was the most prominent

of the 10 par ticipating centers, per forming more t re at ment s t h a n a ny of t he ot her st udy cont r ibutors. Addit ionally, in 1997 we gained special FDA approval to conduct unique clinical trials to treat higher degrees of ne a r sightedne s s, fa r sightedne s s, a nd ast igmat ism wit h laser vision cor rect ion, leading to eventual FDA approval for these procedures. Not only have the Dello Russo doctors played an integral role in helping to develop, test, and implement these lasers nationwide, but the Lasik practice was also involved with the adoption of the Intralase laser technology. Our office was the first in the United States to use this new laser, offering blade-less Lasik in combination with Dr. Joseph Dello Russo’s pioneering Down-Up Lasik™ technique. Additionally, we were the first practice in the New York area to use Custom Cornea Wavefront technology for primary and secondary treatment, and we have been pleased to offer this important advance in vision correction to our patients. M e t r o p o l i ta n L i v i n g

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The Cathedral of Cannoli’s Caffé Palermo Voted #1 in New York City 2012

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ew Yorkers are very savvy and especially picky when it comes down to food choices. But when it comes down to seeking out and finding a particular Italian pastry... things can get down right Pazzo. But, if you are someone in the know... you know exactly where to go. Caf fé Palermo is not just a fine desser t shop, it’s a Little Italy Institution. Although it ser ves up a select ion of delect able delicacies, the focus is on that one special darling with the crispy shell and the mouthwatering sweet creme filling inside, that’s been making patrons smile with satisfaction since 1973. Proprietor and Cannoli Ent repreneur John, “Baby John”, DeLutro was born and raised on Mulberr y St. and Italian pastr y pumps through his ever y vein. “Caf fé Palermo is the per fect place to come and have a coffee and dessert after a good meal. We have all types of Vino too and best of all we have some of the best people-watching in the cit y.” And boy do they. The Cannoli canteen’s brick walls are adorned with photos of the famous enjoying themselves there both past and present. From the late Jerr y Orbach (God rest his

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soul) to the present. Hey... isn’t that Ryan Seacrest? That can’t be, he lives in LA. “No it’s him” says Baby John, “He’s a regular. Who needs Oscar night when all you need to do is pop over here any night and you’re almost guaranteed a star-sighting.” The place has old quintessential world charm and they want to keep it that way. “I love having ever y t ype of person come through our doors and become a part of our Caf fé Palermo histor y.” Ryan Seacrest (left) and Owner, John “Baby John” says a smiling Baby John. DeLutro T he temple of t a s te as Thailand. In fact, Dean & Deluca is offers Pizza and Paninis, and in the summer selling his prized desser ts in South East time provides outdoor seating. Because Asia. of so much demand, this summer Cafe So if you have a sweet tooth, and have Palermo plans to stay open till af ter 1am. The fever for his creamy creations was a craving for a Cannoli, run don’t walk so great last year, DeLutro says he was to Caf fé Palermo. The food critics have on the phone with orders, and shipping spoken. You think you can find a tastier more than just supplies. Requests for his Cannoli in New York... Fuhgeddaboudit!!!! Cannoli’s were coming in from as far away w w w. m e t l i v i n g m a g a z i n e . c o m


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Fresher is Better for You

The Farrn-to-Table movement is gaining popularity, and for good reason

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he far m-to-table movement has been growing f a s t e r t h a n J a c k ’s p r e verbal beanstalk, food trends fluctuate like the price of gold, but, the movement seems to be sticking firm and grounded while causing an uplifting collateral effect on local far ms and herb gardens. W hat is t he f a r m-to-t a ble m o v e m e n t ? E s s e n t i a l l y, i t i s growing and har vesting local p ro d u c e a n d u s i n g t h e s e l o c a l farmed ingredient s in all of sor t s of c u i s i n e. T h i n k o f a v i l l a i n Tu s c a n y w here a chef will go out side and p i c k h e r b s a n d t o m a t o e s f ro m his garden, prepar ing t hem, and cooking them so that the meal is presented just a few hours a f t e r g a t h e r i n g. T h i s p r o c e s s ensures freshness and it also cuts down on waste and shipping costs enormously Celebrit y chefs, such as To m C o l i c c h i o, h a d t h i s t o s a y. “F a r m t o t a b l e, i t ’s a b u z z w o r d n o w, j u s t b u y i n g s t u f f d i r e c t l y from a farm versus through a l a r g e f e e d l ot o r t h ro u g h m a s sproduc ed food. It ’s re a ll y buying food from people who a re produc ing food on a ve r y sma ll s c a le. U s u a ll y i t ’s b e t t e r. U s u a ll y t h e c l o s e r yo u can get to eating something that comes o u t of t h e g ro u n d, t h e b et t e r i t ’s g o in g t o be for you if it is produc e. If you’re bu ying s t u f f t h a t ’s s h i p p e d f r o m h a l f w a y a ro u n d t h e w o r l d, b y t h e t i m e i t g e t s h e re i t m a y b e o u t o f t h e g r o u n d f o r t w o w e e k s. I f y o u c a n g e t s o m e t h i n g o u t of t h e g ro u n d w i t hin 24 hour s a nd you’re c ook ing i t, i t ’s n i g h t a n d d a y.” I n t h e p ro c e s s, i t i s n ot j u s t p ro d u c e t h a t i s g e t t i n g a f a c e-l i f t: i t i s a l s o e v e r y t ype of ingredient involved in meal p r e p a r a t i o n. L e t ’s t a l k a b o u t c r e a t u r e s w i t h gill s a nd f in s, be c au s e i t i s t he s a me t h i n g w i t h f i s h. C o mm e rc i a l f i s h i n g b o a t s a re going ou t to se a a nd st aying ou t t here

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f o r u p t o a m o n t h. T h e y ’re c o m i n g b a c k when t hey are ready on t heir schedule and t h e n y o u a re g e t t i n g t h e p ro d u c t. I t ’s n ot f re s h. M e a n w h i l e, I f y o u’re b u y i n g f ro m d ay b o at s t h at a re g o in g o u t fo r 24 h o u r s p e r i o d s, a n d c o m i n g b a c k, i t ’s a t ot a l l y d i f f e re n t s t o r y. Te r m s c a n b e a l t e re d t o s u i t c u s t o m e r s, a n d t re n d s. So, farm-to-table, or the term “locavore”, h a s e vo l ve d i n t o m a r ke t i n g s t r a t e g i e s fo r a l o t o f p e o p l e. I n m a n y, m a n y w a y s i t i s p o s i t i v e, b e c a u s e m o r e p e o p l e a r e underst anding the farm-to-t able movement and at the same time understanding the i m p o r t a n c e of i t. C a v e a t: a l ot of p e o p l e a re u s i n g t h e t e r m e g re g i o u s l y a n d i n m a n y i n s t a n c e s, m i s l a b e l i n g i t. A pioneer in t he farm to t able movement

is Alice Waters, t he chef and owner of Chez Panisse in Nor thern California. “When I first star ted the restaurant, I w a s n’t l o o k i n g fo r o rg a n i c, l o c a l f o o d. I w a s l o o k i n g f o r a t a s t e of w h a t I h a d ex p e r i e n c e d w h e n I w e n t t o F r a n c e. I w a n t e d t h o s e l i t t l e s t r a w b e r r i e s. I w a n t e d t h a t b a g u e t t e. I w a n t e d t h a t b u t t e r. I w a n t e d t h o s e e g g s l i ke t h a t. I wa nted t he w ine like t hat too. So it wasn’t until I found local people that were growing the right varieties of fruit s and veget ables, and that are raising the lambs t o a c e r t a i n a g e o n t h e i r l a n d, a llow ing t hem to gr a ze n at ur a ll y, and that would butcher them f o r u s t o h a v e a t t h e re s t a u r a n t — I understood that the flavor comes f rom t he people w ho were plant ing t he right variet y of crops in t h e r ig h t p l ac e, t a k in g c a re of i t, a n d t h e n p i c k i n g i t o n l y w h e n i t ’s r ip e. A n d o nl y t h e n, b r in gin g i t t o m e.” In addition, it’s not just creative chefs and an “informed” clientele t h a t a re m a k i n g w a v e s i t i s a l s o It is also, t he medic al profes sion, that over the years has seen a significant uptick in health in patient s following a farm-to-t able h e a l t h re g i m e. B e g u n i n O c t o b e r, 2 0 0 6 , P l o w - t o Plate is a comprehensive food initiative that combines hospital leadership and communit y-ba sed programs to promote the local foods and agriculture as a critical means to well-being and disease prevent ion. Plow to Plate has been awarded the Spirit of Planetree Award for Nutrition and the Glynwood Center Har vest Award for Good Food for Healt h. The initiative involves as many facets of local communities as possible in the collective effort of disease prevention through healthy local foods and farms. S u f f i c e i t t o s a y, t h e “ f a r m -t o -t a b l e” m o v e m e n t i s h e re t o s t a y...

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Life Is A Series of Ups And Downs

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n the City that never sleeps... you need professionals to help take care of the basics. No impediments! In other words when your inclined to sleep you don’t want to have to walk up any stairs to your apartment because the elevator’s on the fritz. To ensure that this scenario never happens, take a stand and bring in the pros ahead of time. Bro o k l y n E lev ato r Inc. i s a n inde p e nde nt l y owned and operated company t hat lives up to it ’s moral obligat ions as well as it ’s reput at ion. The group provides a variet y of ser vices to t he f i ve b o rough s of N e w Yo r k Ci t y, N e w Je r s ey and Long Island. “You name t he improvement or problem and we are here to help. We welcome all challenges because we learn more through trouble shooting and maintenance t han any manual c an of fer,” s ays owner Frank, “We handle ever y t hing from mo de r ni z at io n a n d s imp le c o s met ic c h a n g e s to c a b s a nd f i x t ure s a nd c ont roller cha nge s. In addit ion, we handle replacement of elevator component s and new novel inst allat ions.” Brooklyn Elevator operates 24/7. A skilled and trained elevator engineer can be on site in a jif f y. All employees have advanced training in everything Elevator related. All safety precautions are followed and t aken on premises. Brooklyn Elevator prides itself on the company’s integrity and loyal customer following. “Our clients know that we will produce an honest assessment and per form a thorough job,” Frank st ates, “We want to build last ing relat ionships on bot h t he resident ial and commercial level. We are commit ted to ser ving you not just well... but Right!” Brooklyn Elevator have a grateful clientele that can’t stop themselves from heaping on the praise. “The elevator went out during Sandy,” said Hector, a superintendent from Bay Ridge, “Brooklyn Elevator came immediately and solved the problems and was able to get us up and running. The residents can’t thank those guys enough.” So in a cit y t hat is notorious for it ’s Ups and Downs, you need confidence when you are rising to t he Top. Why not pick t he company t hat will deliver you t here s afe and sound.

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Obesity in America It’s Getting Worse

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early two-thirds of adult Americans are overweight or o b e s e. D e s p i t e the attention of the health profession, the media, and the public, and mass educational campaigns about the benefits of healthier diets and increased physical activity, the prevalence of obesity in the United States has more than doubled over the past four decades. Add the relatively few Americans who practice the habit of regular physical activity to the many who practice the habit of “super-sizing,” and it is no revelation why this has occurred. We h a v e i n h e r i t e d o u r genetic makeup from our ancestors, hunters and gat herers who ate diet s rich in low-fat me at s a nd gr a in s, w ho h ad to s t a lk a nd c apture the entrée for dinner. During times of feast, their bodies were designed to store nut rient s as adipose t is sue to be used for fuel to sur vive periods of famine. We are descended f rom t hese sur vivors, and we s h a re t hi s a bili t y to s to re f at w he n fo o d is in overabundance. However, famines in t h e U ni t e d S t at e s a re fe w e r a n d f a r t h e r b et we e n n ow ad ay s, s o t hi s ad de d f at i s not used up and cont inues to accumulate t hrough t he years. We no longer have to st alk and c apture our dinner; we c an use t he drive-t hrough. Despite an abundance of evidence of the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight and a physic ally active lifest yle, we continue to eat larger por t ion sizes t han we need and remain less physically active than we should be. Sedent ar y adult s in t he United St ates eat an average of 500 – 800 c alories more per day t han needed to maint ain weight. At t hat rate, t hey w ill ga in a pound to a pound and a half a week. Food is available everywhere, and people are bombarded with food ads. There are fewer oppor tunities for exercise, and in many places, no bike paths,

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accumulating in t he field of weight management will undoubtedly lead to safe and ef fective inter vent ions to help us more ef fectively deal wit h t his most per vasive healt h problem.

What can be done about this problem today? What approach do we t ake to help our pat ient s Exercising as a famiily is now ? Low-fat diet ? Lowa great way for parents to c ar b diet ? What wor ks? bond with the children. It appears that the jur y is still out on this question. sidewalks, or easily acces sible st air ways. Longer and larger studies The poor may be especially hard hit; grocery are needed before specific recommendations stores in low-income neighbor hoods may regarding dietar y content can be made with be poorly stocked wit h healt hy fr uit s and conf idence. vegetables, and such neighborhoods may not It may be t hat dif ferent diet s will wor k be safe enough to get out and walk around in dif ferent people. E xper t s recommend a in. In addit ion, people f rom all economic blend of diets, emphasizing por tion control, backgrounds of ten eat for social, cultural, c a l o r i e - c o u n t i n g, s e l f- m o n i t o r i n g, a n d and emotional reasons—not just for hunger. gradual increases in act ivit y, st ar t ing wit h A s healt h c are providers, we don’t k now everyday activities.3 These simple measures h o w t o h e l p o u r p a t i e n t s l o s e w e i g h t . do wor k if people pract ice t hem. F o r t u n a t e l y, o r g a n i z a t i o n s s u c h a s t h e Get away f rom t alk ing abou t “diet s” or Americ an Diabetes A s sociat ion (ADA) and “exercise”; rather, advise patients to “make t h e N o r t h A m e r i c a n A s s o c i a t i o n fo r t h e bet ter food choices” and “increase physical S t u d y of O be s i t y ( N A A SO) a re mount ing activit y.” Patients on diets feel deprived and increased educ at ional ef for t s to f ight t he don’t st ick wit h t hem. Encourage pat ient s growing epidemic of obesit y in this countr y, t o c h o o s e fo o d s t h e y l i ke t o e a t w i t h i n which confers increased risk for diabetes, t h e c o n t ex t of v a r i e d, h e a l t h y c h o i c e s; c a rdiova s c ula r di s e a s e (C V D), a nd ot he r adherence will improve and so will success. serious comor bid condit ions. Su c c e s s f u l w e ig h t l o s s re s u l t s f rom a A jo in t l y s p o n s o re d s c ie n t i f ic me et in g combination of motivation, physical activit y, o n o b e s i t y h e l d i n O c t o b e r, 2 0 0 3, i n and c aloric rest rict ion. Maint aining weight F o r t L a u d e r d a l e, F l a., w a s e v i d e n c e of l o s s r e q u i r e s a l i f e l o n g c o m m i t m e n t t hi s c ommi t me nt. P re s e nt at io n s fo c u s e d t o b a l a n c e c a l o r i c i n t a k e a n d e n e r g y o n c l i n i c a l i n t e r v e n t i o n s , p r e s e n t a n d expenditure. I recommend using resources future, populat ion studies, and molecular s u c h a s t h o s e m e n t i o n e d a t t h e e n d of mechanisms of obesit y regulation, aimed at my feat ure ar t icle about t he N A ASO/ADA educ at ing healt h c are providers who t ake meet ing, as well as in t he references, to c are of pat ient s wit h weight problems. as sist in helping pat ient s help t hemselves The amount of k nowledge t hat is rapidly to become t hinner and healt hier.

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The Moxi Spot: Family Fun In the Heart of Brooklyn

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always win,” he s aid. A r t s and craf t s are of fered all day long, in addit ion to board games, toys and blocks. Each month the kid-friendly mec c a cha nge s i t s s chedule s o t hat all sor ts of new and well rounded a c t i v i t i e s a r e s e r v e d u p. O h... a n d speaking of ser ving up, let’s not forget t he absolutely child friendly food t hat is being created by a gourmet tested k i t c h e n. T h e c a n t e e n f o r c h i l d r e n provides a wallet friendly menu wit h a wide variet y of t ast y t reat s to choose f ro m. D o n’t w o r r y i f yo u r c h il d i s a pick y e ater. T he Moxie Spot k i tchen is well t rained for t he se sit uat ions... s o you don’t h ave to wor r y; Spe c ia l diets are easily provided should a family merely ask. The large par t y space is the place to throw a Bir thday bash for your shining star. From beginning to end all aspects

of the “kid kazaam” will be handled by a knowledgable and upbeat staf f. “It wa s my t wins bir t hday and we needed a place with extra space,” said Ar thur from Cobble Hill, “We had it at Moxie Spot and the party went great. It’s a Utopia for kids and a great way for them to make friends.” Those sentiments were echoed by Carol Anne from Park Slope, “The place is terrific and so reasonable, the owner Nate and his staff know how to throw a par ty for kids, and parents too.” So if you are looking for some family fun and some serious good eats, there is a joyous joint right in the heart of Brooklyn. Relax and mingle with other parents as your kids run around burning of f energy in fun and educational activities. Don’t worry grown-ups... we serve beer and wine as well. w w w. m e t l i v i n g m a g a z i n e . c o m


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Bringing the feeling of Old New York and a new taste of classic American dining

Pennsylvania6, has quickly become one of Midtown’s hottest dining and nightlife destinations. Half a block from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, PE6 offers a little something for everyone in the area.

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people and is per fect for par ties. The bar of fers 20 beers on draught along with an extensive spirits and wine list. On any given day, 6 dif ferent t ypes of Oysters are of fered at our raw bar, along with succulent shrimp cocktails, crispy crab

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A Healthy NY Starts in Astoria It’s 36 year mission continues at the Astoria Sports Complex

Our soccer field features a N.Y. State exclusive, F.I.F.A. approved astroturf by LIMONTA, imported from Italy.

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What’s in a name? Astoria Sports Complex should really be called Astoria Sports Community, because that is what it is: a place that strives to serve and service it’s residents. The massive complex is a labyrinth of “Everything Sports Related.” The familyfriendly facility boasts the gamut of athletic options. There are: swimming pools, free-weights, cardio, state of the art fitness classes, batting cages, basketball courts, indoor soccer fields and much, much more. Astoria Sports Complex also provides: fitness trainers, swimming lessons and intramural leagues along with all full service gym amenities. In addition to complete Party Packages for birthdays or any other celebration, Astoria Complex Catering is about to open in our 4th floor penthouse — a luxurious, fine dining facility with amazing views of Queens and Manhattan, luxurious Crystal 26

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chandeliers, marble floors, full bar and a full kitchen. They will cater anything from Baby/Bridal showers, to weddings. We call it the Waldorf Astoria of Queens, without the Manhattan prices. The entire facility has indoor parking on the premises and is secured with a highly trained staff that is both courteous and professional. Astoria Spor ts Complex should really be called Queens’ own Madison Square Garden because that is what it is: a name that has untarnished pride & reputation, a place that strives to ser ve and ser vice its beloved communit y residents.

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Met Living’s Top Tech Toys Panasonic Lumix DMC–SZ5K

Numark iDJ Pro for iPad Fifteen years of apartment living has meant deferring the dream of a t wo-turntable-andmixer DJ setup. Thankfully, Numark’s newest iOS-enabled device will let me dock my iPad, load Algoriddim’s djay app and a couple of tracks, and work the breaks like Grandmaster Flash. Or at least like some guy alone in his apar tment. $500 | Numark iDJ Pro for iPad

Sony “Goliath” 84-inch 4K TV If the hype is to be believed, so-called 4K T Vs (meaning the resolution packs 4,000 horizontal pixels—more than t wice that of a 1080p set) will make the shows on current HDT Vs seem like they were shot in Super 8. This 84-incher has the highest resolution ever on a Sony T V. Now just tr y to find some 4K-ready content. $25,000 | Sony “Goliath” 84-inch 4K TV

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Leica M Monochrom I have a st a sh of old black-and-w hite photographs along with a bunch of rangefinder cameras scored at flea markets. While this Leica’s classic design and spare controls will blend right in wit h my collection, it s 18-megapixel sensor—sans noise-inducing color filters—will deliver incredibly sharp, tonally rich monochrome images. Sure, it’s a high price to pay for shades of gray, but you get a lot more than 50. $7,950 | Leica M Monochrom

Jaybird Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones The Sportsband is tuned with emphasis on sub-bass, while reducing the listener fatigue ranges of mids and ex treme treble. The result, warm thumpy beats that let you crank up the music without experiencing listener fatigue common in extended headphone use during lengthy workout sessions at higher volume levels. Keep your music motivating you, not distracting you. Eliminate listener fatigue

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Met Living’s Top Fitness Gear collection of reflective running gear, features 360-degree reflectivity, as well as Lululemon’s N a ke d s e a m t e c h n o l o g y, w hic h re d u c e s chafing, back vents to keep you cool, and a music storage pocket with cord guide, so you can stay plugged into your tunes. $298 | Lululemon Run Reflective Jacket

Mio Alpha Strapless Heart-Rate Monitor One of the best ways to ma ximize your workouts is to train by hear t rate. But until now, doing so required wearing a watch and a clunky chest strap. By sensing the volume of blood under your skin at the wrist, Mio’s Alpha watch is the first monitor to deliver continuous heart rate readings all on its own. It’s compatible with your favorite Bluetoothenabed devices and is accurate at running speeds up to 12 mph, according to company research. $199 | Mio Alpha Strapless Heart-Rate Monitor

Ice Dot Crash Sensor I t ’s e v e r y a c t i o n s p o r t e n t h u s i a s t ’s worst nightmare: You’re skiing, cycling, or skateboarding and suf fer a crash that leaves you unable to call for help. What do you do? If you’re wearing an Ice Dot, nothing—help will come to you. This slim sensor attaches to any helmet and pairs with a smartphone app. When it detects unusual motion, changes in force, or an impact, it triggers a countdown (the duration is adjust able). If you fail to stop the countdown before it hits zero, the app will aler t your emergency contacts with your GPS coordinates via text message. $200 | Ice Dot Crash Sensor

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De nis e f rom Brook l y n Height s, “ T he Pearl Room has t he best food in t he borough... ha nds dow n. I w ish t here were more places like t his, bec ause I always leave feeling replete after having such a good t ime.” The Pearl Room has the most award winning wine list in all of Brooklyn, along with 22 different types of seafood dishes and 5 dif ferent t ypes of salivating s t e a k s. A l s o a h o p p i n g b a r/ l o u n g e scene that keeps the action going into t he wee hour s. Bu t, t he e ater y is at hear t, about t he cook ing and dist inct s avor y f lavors. “I t r y to bring as much es sence into each dish as pos sible,” Chef Anthony exuberantly states, “That is t he secret to me, t he food is what is most impor t ant.” Well... all of us in the five boroughs are ver y grateful. By the way Anthony, you’re name on the street is “The Zen of Zest fulness”... Your mother would be proud... keep it up...

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and open your mouth, if forms instant speaker. 67. Writing down your worries just before taking an exam can boost your scores. 68. Petting a cat helps lower blood pressure, not just for humans, but for the cat also. 69. Studies show that people who overthink tend to create problems for themselves that weren’t even there to begin with. 70. According to Alber t Einstein if honey bees were to disappear from ear th humans would be dead within 4 years. 71. Humans star t lying by the age of 4. 72. 80% of teenagers check their cellphone before brushing their teeth in the morning. 73. In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills. 74. 4 years after a car crash a man claimed that the crash turn him gay. He sued the other driver and won. 75 . During the day, if someone sings a song around you, there is a 90% chance you will find yourself singing it sometimes during the day. 76 . “Swag” is an acronym created by a group of gay men in the 60’s that means “secretly we are gay” 77. Even though hand sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs, only 1% of germs actually gets us sick. 78 . There is an awk ward moment when your sarcasm is so advanced people actually think you are stupid. 79.” Whatever” has been voted the most

annoying word in the world. 8 0. The average person tends to look at their cell phone over 300 times in a 24 hour period. 9 0 . Each year approximately 250,000 American husbands are physically at tacked and beaten by their wives. 91. The pinky promise originally indicated that the person who breaks the promise must cut of f their pinky finger. 92 . 54% of women would rather be hit by a truck than be fat. 93. School for 12 years, college for 4 years, then you work until you die. “ Great “. 94 . 62% of people tell an average of 2-3 lies every minute; 91% of people lie regularly both at work and at home. 95. Marriage is the number one cause for divorce. 96. People who exercise live longer. 97. Over thinking is one of the top causes of depression. 98. People say bless you when you sneeze because your hear t stops for a millisecond. 99. Facebook is like jail — you sit around, waste time, have a profile picture. Write on walls and get poked by guys you don’t really know. 100. A chicken who just lost its head can run the length of a football field before droping dead. 101. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning. 102 . Like fingerprints ever yone’s tongue print is dif ferent. M e t r o p o l i ta n L i v i n g

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Da Nico Ristorante Traditional Italian “spaghetti” that withstands the test of time

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outdoor dining area that on a warm day, upon first seeing it whether you speak Italian or not you say “Al Fresco!” The extensive menu has everything that you could want that comes from the Boot. Traditional dishes are of fered, along with robust and savor y pizzas (trust me I had one... yummy) and an eclectic array of new favorites.

Above and Beyond All Rivals “Uptown they call it Pasta, here we call it Spaghetti!” says owner Nick. “Our place is your place, we welcome ever ybody to come down and have truly authentic Italian eat s. It is our pride and joy. My great grandmother did not make the oven but some of the bricks from her own oven are right over there.” Nostalgic Nick gestures towards his fier y coal brick oven. The restaurant is available for par ties

and wants patrons to know that things will always feel the same... like home... from the exposed brick to the table cloths to the professional waiters. When you walk in you can chose a Neapolit an feel or maybe Florentine vibe or maybe Rome is your destination. Hold on let me give that some thought. Af ter gorging on my Pizza Margherita I could not but wonder why there are not many more of these places around...But there are, this is the real New York, This is the real Lit tle Italy! Upon leaving Da Nico, this native New Yorker glanced back at not just a meal but a New York experience. One that will remain with him, because it is a reminder of things that have gone by, that have changed, that have passed, but... wait a second... I perked up immediately...Da Nico, is not going anywhere... They’re dug in.

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The beautiful indoor dining room is a favorite among movie stars, New York Yankees and former Mayor Giuliani. The casual, family-friendly atmosphere and outdoor garden welcomes you to dine on delicious, authentic Italian dishes.

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ave you ever wondered what it is like to dine in the dark I was asked? You mean by candlelight I answered. No, completely in the dark. Even as I was still unsure of what he was t alking about, my par t y of three and myself were ushered of f to stand silently at a dark velvet cur tain covering a n opening le ading to a n unk now n destination. At t he ent ra nc e we were greeted by a gregarious Tina who is visually impaired who was to be our guide on our gastronomic dark voyage. After being asked about any food allergies, we were lined up single file and led through a cavernous maze of t wists and turns that made me wish I had lef t some bread crumbs behind. Rela x, Tina is here to t ake care of you. After gingerly seating my party with others communally at our tables, I realized that I had no idea where I was, and it was literally pitch black; I could not see

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Entertainment Guide health trivia Met Living Health Trivia 1) X-rays were discovered in what year? 2 ) How many “baby teeth” do children have? 3) What is the minimum number of years of college education required to become a pharmacist? 4) Suppose your water supply has been c o nt a min ate d, a nd your loc a l he a l t h depar tment issues a “boil-water notice.” How long must you boil water to ensure that it’s safe to drink? 5) The physical therapy profession evolved from what t wo major historical events in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s? 6) In the physician assistant profession, what does “PA-C” stand for? What does the “C” mean?

21) The CDC is credited with having what

8) W.C. Roentgen 7) 40 pounds! person has undergone testing by the National Commission on Cer tification of Physician Assistants (NCCP).

14) Radiation Therapy 13) No, It’s impossible! 12 ) Outbreak of disease in populations

21) Lead 20) 4.5 feet. These are the motor neurons which run from the lower spinal cord to the big toe! 19) Yes 18) 7 Disease

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17) What is the leading cause of death in the United States?

22 ) Over 3 billion

16) A Nebraska pharmacist is not required to obtain a state license before he/she can practice pharmacy.

16) False

15) The Greek word “ortho” means what in English?

10) 70-80%

14) All of the specialties within Radiation Science are primarily involved with the Medical Imaging except what?

23) Queen Size!

13) Can you sneeze with your eyes open?

17) Hear t

12 ) Epidemiology is the study of?

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11) TRUE

11) True or false, having a conviction on your record (such as MIP or DUI) may hinder your abilit y to gain admission to pharmacy school.

23) You have enough skin on your body to cover what size bed?

1) 1895

10 ) W hat perc ent age of all medic al decisions are based on laboratory testing?

2 2 ) How many prescriptions are filled annually in the United States?

2 ) 20

9) How many teeth to adults have (counting wisdom teeth)?

20) How long are the longest cells in the human body?

3) 6

19) Can physician assistants prescribe medications?

4) One minute.

8 ) Who was the German physicist who discovered x-rays?

removed from gasoline af ter it was found to cause significant development disorders in children?

5) The poliomyelitis epidemic and war injuries of US citizens.

18) Your body has enough fat to produce how many bars of soap?

6) Physician Assistantcer tified. The “C” (as in cer tified) means that a

7) How much skin will you shed over your lifetime?

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Geography Trivia 1) What is Ear th’s largest continent?

States?

A: Asia, B: Africa, C: Europe, D: Antarctica

A: Colorado River, B: Mississippi River, C: Missouri River, D: Rio Grande River

2 ) What razor-thin countr y accounts for more than half of the western coastline of South America? A: Ecuador, B: Chile, C: Peru, D: Bolivia

12 ) What state is bordered by Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming?

4) What country is home to Kangaroo Island? A: Australia, B: France, C: Japan, D: Great Britain

5) What continent is located at Latitude 90° S Longitude 0.00° E? A: South America, B: Asia, C: Australia, D: Antarctica

6) What is the largest countr y in South America? A: Columbia, B: Argentina, C: Brazil, D: Peru

7) What is the tallest mountain in the world?

17) Pierre is the capital of what U.S. state? A: Montana, B: Wisconson, C: South Dakota, D: Rhode Island

A: Idaho, B: Missouri, C: Texas, D: Colorado

18 ) What is the tallest mountain in the United States?

13) Death Valley is located in what U.S. state?

A: Mount Hood, B: Mount Ranier, C: Mount McKinley, D: Mount Rushmore

3) What river runs through Baghdad? A: Tigris, B: Euphrates, C: Karun, D: Jordan

A: Lake Michigan, B: Lake Huron, C: Lake Erie, D: Lake Superior

A: Nevada, B: Utah, C: Califor nia, D: Texas

14) What U.S. state boasts the following rivers: the Guadalupe, Trinit y, Rio Grande, Brazos, and Colorado? A: Califor nia, B: Oklahoma, C: Texas, D: Colorado

15 ) Which of the following states does NOT border the Great Lakes? A: Ohio, B: Michigan, C: Iowa, D: Illinois

16) Which of the Great Lakes is located entirely within the U.S. border?

19) Lake Okeechobee is located in what U.S. state? A: Wyoming, B: Florida, C: Oklahoma, D: Texas

20) What is the smallest U.S. state? A: Delaware, B: Maryland, C: Rhode Island, D: Maine

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A: Aconcagua, B: Qogir, C: Mount Kilimanjaro, D: Mount Everest

8) What cit y is the capital of Australia? A: Perth, B: Melbour ne, C: Sydney, D: Canberra

9) Riyadh is the capital of what MiddleEastern countr y? A: Iraq, B: Syria, C: Saudi Arabia, D: Yemen

10) Which of these African nations is NOT landlocked? A: Niger, B: Congo, C: Chad, D: Burkina Faso

11) What is the longest river in the United

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Entertainment Guide Atlantic City Casinos DONNY & MARIE

KC and the Sunshine Band

July 29 - August 11 Caesars Atlantic City

August 24: Tropicana Showroom

C ome v isi t C ae s a r s Circ u s M a x imu s T heater, and see A mer ic a’s most-loved brother-sister performers share five decades of enter taining in a non-stop, 90-minute show of live music, singing and dancing. Donny and Marie feature some of their c h a r t-t o p p i n g h i t s, i n c l u d i n g: “ P u p p y Love,” “Paper Roses,” “Morning Side of the Mountain,” “I’m Leavin’ it (All) Up To You,” and “Soldier of Love.” This showcase of unmatched harmonies continues today with their recent #1, “A Beautiful Life,” from the new duet album, “Donny & Marie” (2011).

KC and the Sunshine Band is still thrilling crowds, and has since the 1970s, when they emerged as a leader in f unk. A lt hough primarily labeled as a funk band, they have tapped into all different styles of genres, including disco, dance and R&B. Concer t tickets are always in high demand when KC and the Sunshine Band steps on stage

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Diana Ross August 18: Borgata Events Center

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Diana Ross was lead singer of t he Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s. Af ter leaving the g r o u p i n 1970, Ross began a solo career that included successful ventures into film a n d B r o a d w a y. She received a Best Actress A c a d e m y A w a r d nomination for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues ( 19 7 2 ), f o r which she won a Golden G l o b e

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award. She won several American Music Awards, garnered t welve Grammy Award nominations, and won a Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross, in 1977.

Jim Gaffigan August 24: Borgata Spa & Resort

One of the top touring comedians on the road today, Jim Gaf figan is a critical and commercial success who has earned the respect of not only his legions of fans but other comedians as well. You are in for a treat when you book tickets to see comedian Jim Gaf figan per form his comedy routine live onstage

John Mayer is considered one of the most recent talented artists to enter the musical stage. And many of his fans continuously Diana flock towards him. Now Mayer is Ross one of the big superstars of today and it is mostly because of his dedication to music. He always puts on a lively and energetic show.

Russell Brand September 13 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Brand is noted in the British media for his eccentricit y and for controversies such as his dismissal from MT V after he dressed as Osama bin Laden, and prank calls he made to actor Andrew Sachs on The Russell Brand Show, which led to major changes to the BBC’s policy. He is also widely known for his shor t marriage to Kat y Perr y which ended in 2012.

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Las Vegas / Reno / Lake Tahoe Casinos David Spade August 16 to August 17 The Venetian

He’s made you laugh for years on “Saturday Night Live,” “Tommy Boy” and “Joe Dirt” with his quick wit and signature sarcasm. Utilizing some of his famed characters his SNL days — the “buh-bye” airline steward and Dick Clark’s “And you are?” receptionist — with real-life situations that happened to him, Spade crafts jokes that are extremely funny and a bit sarcastic … in other words, exactly what you’d expect from him.

Whoopi Goldberg August 30th and November 15th Treasure Island Theatre

Co-host of “The View” on daytime TV, her incredible talents as an actor and comedian has put her in elite company as one of only five enter tainers to receive an Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy awards. Whoopi is a truly unique crowd pleaser.

Las Vegas Bikefest October 3 to October 6

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slot s, great food, glit z y hotels, fabulous enter t ainment, and a Sin Cit y reput ation that makes it our kind of par t y town. And just beyond the cit y limit s, some of the most unforget t able rides in t he count r y – to the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, the Hoover Dam and more. Live concerts, nonstop partying, big money Poker Runs, cool bikes and hot contests – one unforget table, talk–aboutall-year bash that only Las Vegas can deliver. And only Sin Cit y can handle

Ron White August 31 Mirage Hotel

T h e c ig a r s mo k in g, s c ot c h d r in k in g funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon has two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central histor y and a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, 10 million units.

making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music.” Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny’s new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover ‘instruments’ they never knew existed.

Daniel Tosh October 11 Mirage Hotel

Host of the Comedy Central show TOSH.0, Tosh was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2005, Tosh has earned the admiration of his audiences and peers with a unique brand of comedy that has made him one of the most requested headliners in the countr y.

Sesame Street Live November 9 to November 11 Cox Pavilion

A musical event like no other-monsters

Connecticut Casinos American Idol

Selena Gomez

August 17: Mohegan Sun Casino

October 19: Mohegan Sun Casino

American Idol Live! returns this summer for another hit tour to showcase the season’s talented top Finalists and stops in Uncasville, CT for a Saturday evening per formance. Finalists will per form favorite moments from the season as well as never before seen per formances. The American Idol season Finale will air on FOX on May 16th but this season’s fan-favorites will continue on with the 2013 Live! Tour.

Selena fans have been in a frenzy since she premiered the single “Come & Get It” from her for thcoming album and made her debut television performance of the song live on the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Selena has already sold more than 10 million singles in the U.S., along with three RIA A-cer tified Top 10 debuting gold albums, and three #1 Billboard Dance Singles.

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HeadlyEntertainment here For This Guide Story Here Movies 300 Rise of an Empire The Greek general Themistocles bat tles an invading army of Persians under the mor tal-turned-god, Xerxes. Rodrigo Santoro , Sullivan Stapleton In theaters: August 2

Kick Ass 2: The costumed high-school hero KickAss joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will af fect ever yone Kick-Ass knows. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz In theaters: August 16

Getaway Brent Magna, with the help of a kid, must get behind the wheel and follow the orders of a mysterious man to save his kidnapped wife. Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez In theaters: August 30

Riddick The infamous Riddick has been lef t for dead on a sun scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Vin Diesel, Katee Sackhoff In theaters: September 6

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatball 2

Chris Hemsworth as comic book superhero Thor

Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he’s forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Faris In theaters: September 27

Vin Diesel reprises lead role in “Riddick: Rule The Dark,” the third installment in the The Chronicles of Riddick film series.

The Wolverine Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis and tests of his physical, emotional, and mor tal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan. Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee In theaters: July 26

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Carrie A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers af ter she is pushed too far by her peers. Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore In theaters: October 18

Thor: The Dark World When Jane Foster is targeted by the denizens of the dark world of Svar talfheim, Thor sets out on a quest to protect her at all costs.

Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman In theaters: November 8

Delivery Man An af fable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fer tilit y clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come for ward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identit y. Cobie Smulders, Chris Pratt, Vince Vaughn In theaters: November 22

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Chistmas - Madea dispense her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she coaved into helping a friend pay her daughter surprise visit on Christmas. Tyler Perry, Lisa Whelchel In theaters: December 13

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Headly here For This Story Here Movie Trivia 12) Which horror movie protagonist’s look is based on a painting “Scream” by Edvard Munch?

1) Name all the actors who have ever played “007” James Bond. 2 ) Which hor ror f ilm series features a murderous doll possessed by a serial killer, who goes on a murderous rampage?

13) Two Martin Scorsese directed films, both starring Robert De Niro and dealing with the world of crime, have a very high noted rate of using the F-word. Which movies are these?

3) Which was the last feature film of screen legend Paul Newman, which was also the highest grossing movie of his career?

14) Which Coen Brothers cult classic film features the principal character hanging out at a bowling alley all the time but the character never actually bowls?

4 ) What is Capt ain Jack Sparrow’s key c atc h-phr a s e in a ll t he Pir ate s of t he Caribbean films? 5) Which is the first Walt Disney animated classic, the first animated full-color movie to be produced? 6) Which is the first movie in the James Bond film franchise? 7) Which is Angelina Jolie’s first and least discussed film? 8) Which British actor has adopted a unique voice or accent, for each character he has played? (Hint: Is a suppor ting character in a famous super-hero film series). 9 ) W hat a re t he s even de adl y sin s, t hat J o h n D o e e m p h a s i ze s b y k i l l i n g p e o p l e

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a n d l e a v i n g c r y pt i c c l u e s i n 19 95’s f i l m S e7e n?

15) In the Harry Potter film franchise, what does the Hogwar ts mot to “Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus” mean? 16) Johnny Depp plays a famous Scottish playwright in the movie “Finding Neverland”. Name that playwright.

10) Name the voices of the Furious Five kung fu masters from the Kung Fu Panda 2 movie.

17) What is the real name of the creature Gollum from the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, which is revealed by Frodo in the Two Towers movie?

11) Which movie of Christian Bale’s involved him taking up crash dieting, smoking and losing 63 pounds to look the par t of an e m a c i a t e d, d e p r e s s e d a n d s i c k e n e d mechanic?

18) In the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the main servant of Sauron — the Witch-King of Angmar — is so fearsome no mortal man can kill him. How does he die in the Bat tle of the Pelennor Fields?

Movie Trivia Answers 1) Sean Conner y, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig. 2) Child’s Play with Chucky as the doll. 3) Cars (2006) 4) Savvy? 5) Snow White and the Seven Dwar fs (1937) 6) Dr. No (1962) M e t r o p o l i ta n L i v i n g

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7) Cyborg 2 (1993) 8) Gar y Oldman, he plays Jim Gordon in the Batman franchise. 9) Glut tony, Envy, Pride, Lust, Sloth, Greed and Wrath. 10) Monkey:Jackie Chan; Crane: David Cross; Tigress: Angelina Jolie; Viper: Lucy Liu; Mantis: Seth Rogen. 11) The Machinist (2004)

12) The serial killer “Ghost face” from the Scream film franchise. 13) Casino (1995), Goodfellas (1990). 14) The Big Lebowski (1998) 15) Never tickle a sleeping dragon. 16) J. M. Barrie 17) Smeagol 18) He is killed by a woman (Eowyn), with help from a Hobbit (Merr y).


Entertainment Guide Broadway Annie

Motown: The Musical

The plucky redheaded orphan and her scruf f y mut t Sandy make their way in D e p r e s s i o n - e r a N e w Yo r k from a dismal orphanage to the home of billionaire Daddy Warbucks. The Tony Awardwinning musical includes the s o n g s “ To m o r r o w,” “ L i t t l e Girls,” “Easy Street,” “NYC” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.” Palace Theatre

The musical brings to life the true stor y of barrier-shat tering Motown Records and its founder Berry Gordy, who fights against improbable odds to t ur n his dream into a realit y. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Big Fish Motown: The Musical

Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! collects a group of hit songs by the Swedish supergroup ABBA and shapes them around the stor y of a single mother coping with her young daughter’s marriage on a picturesque Greek isle. While the daughter plans her future with the love of her life, her mother is haunted by three different men who may or may not be her daughter’s father. Among the songs are such familiar ‘70s staples as “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “S.O.S.,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All.” Winter Garden Theatre

First Date Ever been on a date and wondered what the other person was thinking? This new musical comedy lets you peer inside the ner vous and busy minds of t wo wouldbe lovebirds, Soho ar tist Casey and Wall Street trader Aaron, on their first date. How can they know if they’re right for each other when old boy friends, ex-fiancées, assor ted friends, relatives, and even the waiter keep of fering unsolicited advice? This relationship may just have a chance

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— if only they can get their inner voices to shut up! Longacre Theatre Opening 04 Aug 2013

Kinky Boots Charlie Price is forced to step in and save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England following the sudden death of his father. Help comes from the unlikeliest angel, a fabulous drag per former named Lola. Together, this improbable duo revitalize the failing business, while stepping out from their fathers’ shadows and transforming an entire communit y through the power of acceptance. Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark The arachnid-bitten superhero, familiar from comics and the movies, learns that with great power comes great responsibility a s v illa ins te s t not onl y his phy sic a l strength, but his strength of character. Foxwoods Theatre

Will, the son of the charismatic Edward Bloom, is frustrated by his father’s fant astic t ales of epic adventure. A s Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is. Neil Simon Theatre Opening 06 Oct 2013

Newsies Set in New York City at the turn of the century, the musical is the tale of newsie Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike. Nederlander Theatre

Rock of Ages In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a smalltown girl met a big-cit y rocker, and in L.A.’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80s. This arena-rock love stor y is told through the mind-blowing hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison and many more. Helen Hayes Theatre

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1) New Zealand, and the women of the island nation voted for the first time on November 28, 1893. 2 ) T he Pacif ic Ocean is t he deepest ocean in the world; its deepest point, the Challenger Deep of the Mariana Trench, has a depth of around 35,768 - 35,814 ft. 3) The Kaffeklubben Island or The Coffee Club Island, which lies of f the nor thern coast of Greenland, is considered t he nor thernmost point of land on the planet 4 ) T he Georgia Aqua r ium, in At la nt a, G e o rg i a, i s t h e l a rg e s t a q u a r i u m i n t he United St ates, wit h a c apacit y of 8.5-million-US-gallons. 5) Sweden, which has not fought in a war since 1814 (the Napoleonic Wars). 6) Bizarre as it may sound, the “Kapu” or

sacred laws of Hawaii prohibited womenfolk from eating coconuts until as recently as 1819; the punishment for breaking this law was death. 7) It may come as a surprise for many people, but tooth decay is considered the most common non-contagious disease in the world. 8) VSOP, on a bot tle of brandy, stands for ‘Very Superior Old Pale,’ and not ‘Very Special Old Pale’ as many people assume. 9 ) I t a l y. T h e m o u n t a i n r a n g e i n northeastern Italy was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in August 2009. 10 ) The 39th President of the United States, James Earl Car ter Jr., popularly known as Jimmy Car ter 11) Be r mud a i s a Br i t i s h O ve r s e a s

Ter r itor y under t he jur isdict ion of t he United Kingdom. 12 ) Mut t and Jef f by H. C. (Bud) Fisher, w hic h debu te d in t he S a n Fr a ncis c o Chronicle in 1907, is widely regarded as the first comic strip in America. 13) The origins of the widely-used term ‘Siamese twins’ can be traced to the birth of Chang Bunker and Eng Bunker, the conjoined t wins who were born on May 11, 1811, in Siam (present-day Thailand). 14) John Lennon was named John ‘Winston’ Lennon at birth, after his grandfather, John ‘Jack’ Lennon, and the then-Prime Minister of the UK, Winston Churchill. 15) The giant panda has been a symbol of the World Wildlife Fund since it was founded in 1961.

World Trivia Answers 1) Which was the first nation to give women the right to vote? 2 ) Which ocean goes to t he deepest depths? 3) Which is the northernmost point of land on Ear th? 4) Which is the largest aquarium in the United States of America? 5 ) Which countr y has not fought a war since 1814? 6) What drupaceous fruit were Hawaiian women once forbidden to eat by law? 7) What’s the most common non-contagious disease in the world? 8) What does VSOP stand for on a bot tle of Brandy? 9) Which countr y would you be in if you were to ski in the Dolomites? 10) Who was the first U.S. President to adopt the informal version of his first name? 11) Which countr y owns the island of Bermuda?

12 ) Which was the first daily comic strip published in the United States? 13) The term “Siamese t wins” originated with the birth of two brothers joined together

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at the chest. What were their names? 14) What was John Lennon’s middle name? 15) Which animal is the of ficial symbol of the World Wildlife Fund? The Giant Panda is the symbol for what organization


Entertainment Guide Met Living TV Trivia 1) Who killed Laura Palmer on Twin Peaks? 2 ) Who’s Eric Car tman’s father?

W hat t wo movies does t his act r ess appear in? ( Hint see quest ion #6)

3 ) W hich character f rom beavis a nd But thead has their own show? 4) How long were Jerr y Seinfeld and his pals sentenced in the series finale? 5) On Beverly Hills 90210, how did Scott (David’s best friend) die? 6) Which actress was in the T V movies: The Oddyssey, and Merlin? 7) Marge Simpson has the same maiden name as a former First Lady. Name the former First Lady 8) What show did Claire Danes get her star t on? 9 ) On MT V’s Blame Game what is the name of the Judge? 10) In Home Improvement what are the names of t he t hree boys? Who is t he youngest? 11) On Happy Days, what was the name of the make out place? 12 ) Which famous female enter t ainer per former the love boat from 1985 to 1986?

16) What floor did Evans family live on? 17) In Roseanne what was Roseanne’s gay boss/employee? 18 ) In Beast Wars what is t he name of the Ma ximal Ship? 19) What make and model of car does Nash Bridges drive? 2 0 ) On The Simpsons, Who shot Mr. Burns?

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15) On a ski trip 16) 17th floor 17) Leon, First at Rodbells then at the lunch box 18) The A xalon. 19) A 1971 Plymouth Barracuda conver tible. 20) Maggie Simpson. Maggie and Mr. Burns were wrestling for her lollipop when Mr. Burns’s gun fell out of his holster and went of f.

15) On One day At A Time, How did Julia and Max meet?

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7) Jackie Kennedy. Both Marge Simpson and Jackie Kennedy had the maiden name of Bouvier. 8) My So-Called Life 9) Judge Reed 10) Mark Taylor, Randy William Taylor, and Bradley Michael Taylor 11) Inspiration point 12 ) Dionne War wick 13) 3 (Carol, Emily, Rachel) 14) Janet

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17 game s a nd wa nt s to t rade t hem all in. T r u e o r f a l s e. If he f irst t rades all pos sible games for new games and then sells any lef tovers, he gets four new games and $3 c ash. 6. John, a pawnbroker, bought an antique lamp for $75. He sold it for $120. True o r f a l s e: John made a 62.5% profit of f the lamp. 7. Let’s give your mind a break — a simpler problem: if you have a basket of nine apples and you gave one to each of your six friends, you would have enough to give your brother, father, mother, and yourself a whole apple each. True or false? 8. A local contest is giving away a thousand dollars to a random person picked from a raf fle. Your name is entered into the raf fle once for ever y hundred dollars you spend at the local mall. Jamie bought a new T V, stereo and couch for $200 each. There is

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3. Madison Square Garden

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5. Bryant Park 42 St. & 6th Avenue

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16. Dr Susan Eisen 251 Fifth Avenue.

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