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Resident (R): I just want to start by saying that I’m a huge fan. As an Italian-American it is nice to see one of our own make it. And my mother remembers your family’s bakery.

you have it.

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R: Tell me, what exactly does it do, what is its mission?

R: And who is it? Like the Humane Society or ASPCA?

BP (Bernadette Peters): Thank you that means a lot. Yes, my father had a bakery, but it wasn’t the famous one. He did, however, have his own business delivering Italian bread.

BP: groups worked together. And now there is something called the Mayor’s Alliance, so now they work together all the time but that

BP: Yes. They both come, the Humane Society comes, ASPCA is one of our big sponsors. We have Bidawee and all of the big ones.

their own trying to make a difference, trying to help, trying to do something.

R: Bidawee? We work with them, as well as ASPCA – that’s great!

R: So when you say they worked together they raised funds?

BP: Yes! We also work with small rescue

R: Tell us about Broadway Barks, how did it come about? And what is your involvement with it? BP: I was in Annie Get Your Gun. We had for Gypsy of the Year for Broadway Cares. So we thought, what else could we do? So I said how about animals? Because I had everyone thought that would be great. My assistant Patty Sacente, and Richard Hester who was our stage manager, said we could get everybody from the shows and have the event in the alley between shows, and have an adoption event. So that’s what we did and this year it will be our 14th year. And I knew I could get my friend, Mary Tyler Moore, involved because she loves animals, and there

BP: No, it is just to work together to raise awareness for these animals that are in the shelters and how great they are and how they are being euthanized and how these wonderful animals need our help. And now it’s a big, big adoption event and I run into people on the street and they say “Oh we got him or we got her at Broadway Barks”, so people know to come to Broadway Barks to get a dog.

we have Greyhound rescues, Great Dane rescues, this year we are going to have Cocker Spaniel rescues, we can’t believe the amount of Cocker Spaniels that come through the system. R: And you got your dog, Stella (the dog featured on the cover), from a rescue? BP: Oh yes, she actually came from the city shelter.

R: So is it a once a year event?

R: What breed is Stella?

BP: Yes, it’s usually every July and this year

BP: She’s a Pit Bull. The American Pit Bull

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Terrier used to be the family dog that the children at the turn of the century played with. Now people just associate them as these terrible dogs, but they’ve really been victimized because they’re so amenable and they’ll do anything for you. Because these me and I’ll love you and because they’re very physical animals, they were very good at it. R: How many dogs and cats were adopted at the event last yeat? BP: We did very well, each shelter brings at least four dogs and I’d say three out of four get adopted.

is from the Bronx, I’m really a Jersey boy, but tell me about what it means to be a New Yorker BP: There are so many different areas in the city that could change your mood. I used to go down to the gym in Soho, when Soho was really coming up and it was like I’ve changed the atmosphere around me, I’ve changed the molecules and when I came back, I was refreshed. There are so many great parts of the city, even Williamsburg is so cool.

BP: Everybody is welcome to come on Saturday July 14. We are on Shubert Alley.

But Manhattan itself, I grew up in Queens but I couldn’t wait to cross the bridge and come into Manhattan because it was just so wonderful and so interesting and the theater is incredible. This season there is so much to see, so many great performances; I saw Death of a Salesman twice.

R: On another note, you grew up in Ozone Park?

R: So continuing this theme of New York, how is it to be a New Yorker and own a pet?

BP: I did, where did you grow up?

BP: Very easy. I live in an apartment, the dogs don’t live outside, they have to go outside and you take them out to enjoy the walk, the weather, the park. Then you have a

R: Is the event open to the general public?

R: Manhattan and New Jersey, but my mother is from Borough Park and my Dad

dog walker if you’re lucky enough to be able to afford one. It becomes a pleasure, you know you have to go home and feed them, I guess it is like taking care of children. There is somebody to be responsible for and to care for; they’re so important in so many ways. R: And what section of the city do you live in? BP: I live on the Upper West Side. R: What do you like about it? BP: I live near Riverside Park and I like how it is family orientated up here; people have families and dogs and it is easier to get to the theater from up here, lots of lovely restaurants and Central Park. R: Is there one particular role that you loved the most? BP: I’ve been so lucky that I’ve been able to explore, really wonderful roles, interesting experiences that the characters go through,



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Fly in style Magellan Jets is a trailblazer in the private jet industry. With over 30 years of aviation experience, Magellan Jets has created a world-renowned reputation. Magellan provides outstanding service and does so with graciousness. Unlike others in the aviation

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The ultimate mecca for adventure below the surface. There’s a reason that intrepid travelers are smitten with Papua New Guinea: The tourists are few and far between, the locals are superbly friendly and the jaw-dropping scenery doesn’t hurt group of islands, just north of Australia, is still a little known destination among Americans. In other words, if you choose bragging rights. The cultural diversity of this remote corner of the world appeals to many, but what tops the list for the waterloving crowd, no doubt, is the diving

and snorkeling. Papua New Guinea is known for its staggering biodiversity and scientists continually discover new species here. With that said, if you’re lucky you might spot the rare thumbnailsized pygmy seahorse or the snub-nosed dolphin. I certainly kept my eyes peeled for rare creatures during my stay at Tawali Resort where the star of the show is the pristine reef. Located on a volcanic bluff overlooking the protected waters of Milne Bay, this private resort is only accessible by boat and attracts divers from around the world.

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During my stay here, I met the Roms, an adventurous couple from Ventura, Calif. Forty- year-old Chris, an anesthesiologist, and Jenny, 33, a high school teacher, have dived in New Zealand, Samoa and Nicaragua over the past year; Papua New Guinea was on the bucket list, too.

After a brief orientation with Yuka, my Japanese scuba instructor, I took a giant stride off the dock and into the warm, turquoise water.

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IF YOU GO: Tawali Resort (675) 641-0922 Alotau, Milne Bay Province, PNG It’s best to find an experienced outfitter, like Trans Niugini, to pick you up from the airport and shuttle you to the bay and boat you over to the resort. Other activities: HIKING TAWALI Take guided bush walks into the rainforest or walk along the coast through local villages. Take a pair of binoculars to view the cockatoos, hornbills and parrots along the way.

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Lehigh Valley is a quick 90-minute drive from the city and is packed with family activities. Check out the thrill rides at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. Get creative at the Crayola EXPERIENCE.™ Explore the kid-friendly DaVinci Science Center. Mix in plenty of dining and lodging for a getaway where your kids can ride something way more exciting than any elevator or subway. Start planning your trip today at

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If travelling with family, the resort offers brand new two bedroom Villas, that are located at the pinnacle of the island: atop their fabulous hills. Each comes with a secluded pool and beautifully groomed gardens; dining area, living room and TV’s are all included. Also fully functioning kitchens are available with a full bar, microwave-oven, refrigerator, toaster, coffeemaker and others of this liking. The most amazing aspect of these rooms is the master bedroom. Private are all included in this very private, very luxurious room. The second bedroom offers two twin beds, full bathroom and a pullout sofa bed incase other guests need some more room. The Verandah Resort & Spa offers a dramatic setting. The whole grounds are stunning and remarkably graceful and the beaches are exquisite. The staff is helpful and gracious, and the food is enjoyably appetizing and varies each night and day. Weddings, anniversaries, engagements, reunions and all other activities that matter with the ones you love will be accented perfectly at The Verandah.

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elcome to the Verandah Resorts and Spa! Whether you are in need of a quick getaway, honeymoon, or just a romantic vacation with that special someone the Verandah Resort and Spa has got you covered. Equipped with kid-friendly activities and actionpacked fun you are bound to get a whirlwind of events done during your stay.

serviced restaurants and three bars in which the adults are bound to have amazing evenings, after the little ones are all tired out from an abundance of activities such as: snorkeling, swimming, diving lessons, mini golf and much, much more. One can unwind at the island’s

are equipped with air conditioning and the junior suites are a whopping 700 square feet. Inspired by a rather Caribbean-themed style, all the furniture and interior design of these rooms have an the resort, all rooms are equipped with secluded verandahs, which enhance an already breathtaking

or spoil in invigorating and ceiling glass doors. Emerald green unusual treatments at the resort’s exteriors with white trimming is The Verandah Resort, located on signature spa or work out and what makes these rooms like cozy, Antigua, has thirty waterfront Caribbean cottages and makes acres to ensure that you get to center. Rooms at the Verandah you feel right at home. do everything on your bucket are available with water-view, list! Accompanied with three fully waterfront or hillside. All rooms

The lush landscaping is immaculate. If you book a garden side room it will be greatly enjoyed because the cottages are built on terraces in the hills, and you will have a great view off your own verandah. Enjoying the turquoise water and white sand in both beaches where the Devil’s Bridge is a quick walk away. The power of the ocean is quite calming through the rocks which set a tranquil ambience. The Resort is equipped with 3 fully functioning restaurants. Nicole’s offers a modern, unique Caribbean infused menu. Island inspired décor adds to this cozy, laid back atmosphere. Next up is the Sea Breeze; the resort’s main restaurant serves all meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers a delicious range of choices that are designed to entice all taste buds. For dinner, Sea Breeze offers a stylishly themed buffet. Lastly, the Buccaneer is family-friendly and serves light, a la carte items as well as mid-day coffee and tea from 3-5pm. this resort is sure to exceed the highest of standards. Decadent restaurants, an array of activities and white sand beaches are what can be excepted

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Philadelphia celebrates past (and earliest) presidencies. Retired academic Ed Mauger’s Philadelphia on Foot Tours provides good information and great dish. Across from Independence Hall and next to the Liberty Bell on Market Street, an outdoor, open-air site marks the executive mansion where Presidents George Washington and John Adams lived, when Philadelphia was the capital (1790-1800). Recently discovered, excavated of artifacts, when the foundation of the original building was discovered), and this was opened barely a year ago. With updated political vocabulary, the permanent exhibition, subtitled, “Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation,” comments that the former kept slaves.

cuisine with modern American and Continental preparations (the chef ’s steak specialty comes with green asparagus, lump crabmeat, delicate chive potato puree and a Hollandaise cabernet thyme reduction). of the Old City, and a refurbished 19th century hardware store, with distinctly modern services, great views of Penn’s Landing and around the corner from Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the United States

At Congress Hall the House of Representatives met on the the names of Upper and Lower Chamber. The Powel House (home of Samuel Powel, last Mayor of Philadelphia under the Washington, Adams, Benjamin Franklin (and, some believe, every signer of the Declaration of Independence. Betsy Ross, celebrated at her restored house. City Tavern reconstructs the tavern where delegates of the Constitutional Congress met. Martha Washington’s chocolate mushrooms or crown roast of pork Madeira, reputedly enjoyed by John Adams) in the style of the revolutionaries. Historically Tavern Cookbook: Recipes from the Birthplace of American Cuisine, by Chef Walter Staib with Paul Bauer. This coffee table cookbook traces City Tavern’s historic provenance, and of Cooking Made Plain and Easy, along with those of the First of Cookery. Staib and Bauer’s book is a visual treat. On board the Moshulu, modern American cuisine is served docked permanently at Penn’s Landing, with spectacular water views and lush wood paneled interiors replete with murals. “Chef Fernandez,” a native New Yorker, infuses the












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Occasionally, New Yorkers get stuck in a rut without the desire or knowhow to make travel plans. Whether to travel to some exotic locale or an old-time favorite near a local shore; so many options abound. Yet, an increasingly in-the-know band of New Yorkers are experiencing in the city hotels; a way to Check-in without Checking-Out of our fair metropolis. Well, welcome to Sanctuary Hotel, the standard-bearer of luxury hotels in the city. As the name suggests, it is a true sanctuary away from the hustle and grind of the city and located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan the hotel is sure to please. Nightlife, resort-like spas, all the cutting-edge fun found in the Meatpacking District, Time Square, Rockefeller Center, the Diamond District and Restaurant Row. Madison Square Garden, Central Park and The Empire State Building are a few streets away. There are two modern, unique bars open for happy hour and late-night cocktails, which cater to the young-at-heart. And the décor in the rooms is also trendy and modern. Unique styled showers, accompanied by eclectic pieces allow a great ambience and peaceful stay. Although in a very fastpaced environment, the staff at Sanctuary Hotel creates a sense of tranquility. Unlike other hotels in the Time Square vicinity, Sanctuary offers breakfast included in the standard rate. Breakfast is becoming a rare feature, it goes to show how impeccable and up-to-date the service level is at Sanctuary Hotel. It’s also known to be the perfect post-theatre drink spot. Since it is located right near the theatre district, it only seems right to have a drink at the trendiest hotel in Times Square. Located on the roof top, Haven bar and lounge is guaranteed over West 47th Street. Haven includes top shelf varieties, and lounge pockets, perfect for social functions. Guests can enjoy a private elevator ride on their way up to Haven, and a surreal maintain the serene and tranquil vibe of the hotel. Guests can enjoy the best of both worlds while at Sanctuary because the Haven is enclosed with glass walls, so you get as much the theatre district.

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So if you’re looking to escape without having to leave our island of Manhattan, why not try the Sanctuary Hotel? With its impeccable service, gorgeous and hip interior and sexy lounges, the hotel is sure to satisfy. Beyond that, Sanctuary Hotel will reinvigorate and reignite your passion for New York, so that when you leave, it’s almost like rediscovering the city all over again.


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he Washington Square Hotel is the perfect home for a New York getaway. The hotel provides guests with a cozy stay in a perfect location. Situated by the idyllic Washington Square Park scene and in the heart of Greenwich Village, guests are conveniently close to it all. One can explore Manhattan and all it has to offer or you can stay close to home and wander up and down the streets of Greenwich Village and discover the local shops, bars, cafes and restaurants located conveniently around the hotel. Upon entering the fabulously appointed art-deco lobby, guests are greeted by friendly staff and personable service. After choosing from a variety of suite styles, some with a great view of the park, guests are ushered down deco-inspired hallways to their room. The entire hotel embodies a European-chic style; with the rooms being the main focal point of this. The rooms themselves are quite large for New York City and fabulously arranged with all the comforts Also, granite-top vanity and bedside tables, pillow top mattress’, LCD TV with cable and phone with voicemail allows guests to feel like they are in the comfort of their own home. With other in-room amenities such as an in-room safe and exclusive non-smoking sections, The Washington Square Hotel creates a warm ambience for its visitors to enjoy. Guests are also offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. Other

amenities include garage parking, complimentary Wi-Fi access, abundance of smoke-free guest rooms and multi-lingual staff. This vivacious, energetic area is the essence of lower Manhattan. Fashionable nightclubs, eclectic shops, trendy restaurants and wild music venues are all key amenities in which the Washington Square Hotel makes great use. It’s also in a diverse, multicultural area since it is bordered by such neighborhoods as Chinatown, Little Italy, Soho, the Meatpacking District, Chelsea, East and West Village; are all within a walking radius. Moreover, Cardozo Law School, the New School University, and New York University are all a slight stroll away. With all of these state-of-the-art amenities the Washington Square Hotel is surely a crowd-pleaser, and we are sure that you won’t be

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though the country was still on a war footing, New Yorkers prepared for their normal daily jobs and despite the lack of visibility the day was just like any other…until that moment. Airport had somehow wandered over Manhattan, mistakenly heading to LaGuardia Airport. It never made it. Unable to see more than a foot or two the pilot had no way of knowing that he was headed directly for the

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Construction workers joined the uniformed services in moving literally every small piece of what remained of the World Trade Center, never giving up hope that they might bring peace to a family. Others sifted through the wreckage at the Fresh Kills Land Fill where the detritus was carter. Rudy Giuliani earned the title of “America’s Mayor” for the calm and reassurance he brought to the minutes, hours and days following the attack. Then Governor George Pataki lent his personal support and state agencies in the recovery effort. New Jersey’s acting governor, Donald DiFrancesco provided assistance from across the river. and recovery workers were treated slightly better than veterans returning from Vietnam. Many responders and recovery workers fell ill and were marginalized by various governments.

and were unable to process how a plane had slammed into the World Trade Center. The answer became abundantly clear moments later when another plane rammed the second tower setting them both on a path to crash into a pile of rubble and toxic smoke taking nearly 3,000 people with it. But all of that appears to have changed. Fittingly on May 30, the traditional Memorial and recovery workers to a private viewing of the Ground Zero Memorial. On hand to greet them and thank each one individually were Pataki, Giuliani, DiFrancesco, Mayor Bloomberg, Christine Quinn and a host of shook the hands and personally thanked all of those who passed through the reception line. New York came together as only New raced to the site. Doctors and volunteers came in from the outer boroughs, New Jersey, Connecticut and in the days to come, literally from around the world. Over the next two years the recovery effort, seeking the remains of those who died—any small piece of DNA that could bring closure to a grieving family—recovery workers sifted through the concrete and steel.

On the street outside the memorial hundreds of people stood behind police barricades heaping praise on those who rushed to Lower Manhattan. Not a few of the invitees walked through the site with moist eyes remembering that they had stood on this very spot with toxic dirt falling on them. The mood wasn’t upbeat but it had the feeling that American and Americans standing


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New York City…make that Manhattan… is arguably the center of the universe when it comes to arts and culture. Throw in some of the best restaurants in the world and why bother going anywhere else? But if the truth be told, there are other areas in the United States that over the past number of years have begun to develop their own cultural scene. One such place is Virginia Beach. There was a time in the not so distant past that Virginia Beach was a quiet, sleepy seaside town populated by tourists, mostly from the area, and the military. That has changed. The city itself, a short hop east of Norfolk, both top grade hotels and smaller motels lining the drive parallel to the ocean front. The road is crowded with souvenir

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shops and others catering primarily to the tourist trade and does give the area a bit of a tacky appearance. But appearances can be deceiving. Along that same route are affordable restaurants in elegant settings. Top of the chart are a number of seafood eateries…and how could you expect less from a seaside resort? While Virginia Beach has grown in popularity as a tourist destination, the military is still a major presence in the area. There are any number of military installations from Virginia Beach’s Oceana Naval Air Base to Norfolk with its massive naval base and huge ships in port. Beachgoers peer skyward to watch as pointing toward the vast Atlantic as they streak out for training missions. The

scream of their engines fades to the back overhead and you become used to the noise. Located not far from the beach is the Edgar Cayce Association for Research professes to “Take your spiritual path to the next degree.” Cayce claimed to have insight and foresight where he appeared to tell of future events as well as a healer and was an early proponent of healthy eating. Symposiums at the Cayce ARE focus on “Haunting Experiences: Ghosts, hauntings, phantom phenomena and their relevance to our lives.” Much of what the ARE espouses was hard to digest for some visitors but there was no hard push from staffers to convert anyone. More mainstream speakers at the

organization include such internationally known experts as Zahi Hawass, whoheads Egypt’s archeological efforts and is well known from appearances on television.

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up the others to paint and create. The talented Jones family displays a wide variety from contemporary to “not so

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By Ann Abel Simple is dead sexy at Carlisle Bay, Gordon Campbell Gray’s outpost in the Caribbean. I’d suspected it would be—I’d heard the English hotelier speak to journalists several years ago about with the TV blaring the “resort channel” that welcomes you by name and loops images of the hotel you’ve already committed

and then get out of the way. enclave in Antigua. The oversize suites (around 800 square splashes of watery blues and grays in the throw pillows and walls. The only real color you see is the fuchsia bougainvillea tumbling down over your balcony.

with your hands—bliss for those of us over 30 who are fed up The multitalented staff is comfortably seasoned too, doing their tennis backhand, and helping me cover up as they drove a snorkeling boat out of a rainstorm. The service—delivered with seeming effortlessness by a team of about 250—is uncommonly good for the Caribbean, and no doubt one reason that Carlisle Another reason is the attention it pays to families, and the way maintained, with families given rooms on only one side of the property and even designated family nights or family hours at the three restaurants, ensuring that no one is bothered or feels guilty about bothering anyone else.

At nine years old, Carlisle Bay wears its age well; it makes you see the futility of chasing the latest trends. And thankfully it was iPod through your TV, but you can still adjust the lights with switches, the temperature with a wall thermostat, and the drapes

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after months of work in the heart of the most bustling metropolis in the world, it may be the right time to swap the skyscrapers and suits for palm trees and swimwear. Boca Beach Club, located on South Florida’s Gold Coast, has a selection of 212 rooms, all equipped with the essential, up to date technological amenities and a luxurious modern bathroom. The rooms take full advantage of the sun-spoiled landscape If, instead of waking up to the metallic roar of the subway you would like to rise to the sound of palm trees dancing in the breeze, then I recommend an ocean-view room. Boca Beach Club is one of those rare resorts that can satisfy customers without them ever needing to leave the hotel, making this an ideal relaxation getaway; minimum effort for maximum comfort. Families are well catered for, with programs available for the children, such as Camp Boca, which offers educational and entertaining activities for children up to age 12. The outdoor playground should please even the most energetic youngster, but if that is not enough, the golf academy and family room will provide enough choice to keep the kids content. For the older visitors, the main attraction may well be the noteworthy Spa Palazzo, exclusive to only those staying at the hotel. Inspired by Spain’s iconic Alhambra Palace, the Spa Palazzo is as close as you can get to archaic European architecture and luxury without the need for your passport. With nine mineral baths, Swiss and waterfall showers, a whirlpool, a steam room, sauna and inhalation room, there is not much you can’t experience. Look after your inner self too from a choice of the majority of sports enthusiasts. The more avid athletes, however, are a short shuttle ride away from Cloister Fitness Center-adjacent to the Tennis and Fitness Center no less- and may be better advised to make this journey and make use of the

City, offering a variety of innovative cycling workouts that can track your progress. Of course, those who are just after relaxation in every sense of the word are also spoilt for choice. The Marina provides vessels of varying sizes, and what you do with them is up to you. simple swim in the Atlantic waters, the decision is down to you. While the Marina is worth a visit, you do not need to go beyond the boundaries of the resort to enjoy water-based relaxations. Boca Beach Club takes pride in its pools with ocean front bars and personal butlers. There are 5 different swimming pools in total, all outdoor, with features ranging from underwater music to surrounding tropical gardens with exotic birdsong in the air. Staying true to its name, the hotel has access to a half a mile stretch of beach famed for its white sands and clear water.

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from bakeries. While in the mood to venture beyond the beach scenery, it may be worth looking around Boca Raton, a chic area with palm-tree-lined streets right up to the ocean, where mansions and upscale boutiques are the norm, all just 5 miles west of the resort. Boca Beach Club is for beach lovers, sports enthusiasts and those looking for some well-earned relaxation. Here you have a right to expect the highest quality, and Boca Beach Club will not let you down on this front. I recommend this resort for a quick escape or a long weekend; a perfect way to swap the bright

*Boca Raton Resort & Club and Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Boca Raton, Fla., are kicking off summer with a value-added plan called Boca Bonus. Now through Oct. 8, guests can add a layer of great savings by booking any available package and adding the Boca Bonus. Any leisure reservation, regardless of rates and/or promotions, qualifies for the following Boca Bonus extras: complimentary upgrade on arrival (based on availability) valued up to $125, complimentary breakfast for kids aged 12 and under at Palm Court or SeaGrille, complimentary golf greens fees (cart fees apply), complimentary use of the tennis facilities, and complimentary welcome cocktails for two.


In the relatively recent past the Pocono Mountains were know for small, cheesy honeymoon hotels and a handful of family resorts. Many of the Borscht Belt resorts were also aging but never managed to change and they began to close. The Concord, Brown’s, The Nevele are all little more than fond memories. Some in Pennsylvania saw the handwriting on the wall and began to modernize and upgrade. Old resort buildings that had seen better days were torn down and replaced with modern structures that could offer the best in accommodations, entertainment and dining. The advent of gambling and the recent addition

of table games to casinos gave the Poconos a distinct heads up over much of the competition. One of the prime examples of this forward thinking by management is Mt. Airy Resort and Casino, recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award. Not that many years ago it was simply the Mt. Airy Lodge. Today it is a beautiful, modern resort with all the amenities in its favor is that it is still family owned with a family member overseeing virtually every aspect of the operation from accommodations to entertainment to dining and decorations. They haven’t missed a beat.

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long as you avoid rush hours. The resort is minutes from the exit. For the shopper there is the mega outlet center, Crossings, minutes away from the resort. Along the route between Crossings and Mt. Airy are scores of cute little boutiques, craft shops and much more. Without doubt one of the biggest boons for the Pocono resorts was the introduction of casinos. Until recently they were only permitted to have slots. About a year ago the state allowed them to add table games and they really took off. Rooms at Mt. Airy are spacious and comfortable. The resort offers a spa that can hold it’s own against most any in the world and dining that will suit any palate from gourmet to casual cheeseburger. We dined at Red Steakhouse, LaSorelle, Betty’s Diner and the Buffet. While

the positive far outweighed the negative, there was some of both. Food preparation, presentation and wait service were all impeccable, steaks came exactly as ordered and the wait staff was knowledgeable, offering both suggestions and the reason for the suggestion. While many casinos have cut out low stakes games for players, Mt. Airy encourages the very small gambler as well as the so-called “Whales,” the high slots than any other casino that we’ve seen in decades. The bit players were treated with the same respect and courtesy as There are still one or two of the old fashioned Pocono resorts where you can bathe in a gigantic champagne glass (for those so inclined) but for the new era in Pennsylvania resorts Mt. Airy ranks at the top for convenience, comfort, accommodations and whatever else you






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By Jackie Yin I’ve always been wondering how poetic it would be if there exists a place where seasons stopped changing and in front of my eyes,

Situated on the Atlantic coast just twenty-three miles from Miami,

Unfolding in front of my eyes were streets made of water and boats one-mile commercial stretch of the boulevard features many upscale

Resort & Spa, a beautiful property just minutes away from the the Atlantic, I was greeted with a gentle breeze carrying the salty

on the sun-heated sand in the late morning and jumping into the

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their rich collection of wine from around the globe accompanied

Ocean Restaurant, which is located conveniently next to the lobby

Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 1-800-222-6543 area of the hotel. Opened by Chef Dean James Max, one of the best seafood chefs in the area, 3030 Ocean serves modern American seafood and special meats with passion and genius. I kicked off my dinner with Ahi Tuna Coconut Ceviche – marinated Tuna served in a half coconut shell. Its delicately balanced spicy taste of cilantro, Serrano chili, green onion and coconut sauce released the

But if you think that life at Harbor Beach is only as calm as a lake, you couldn’t be more wrong. Because remember, we are

this unique experience. My entrée was full of imagination as well. As simple as it might sound, my Seafood Pasta was anything but

board and be wowed by the unconventional viewpoint of the sea right under your feet!

broth. Every taste was just enough to bring out the freshness of the plate while keeping you wanting more. In the dim candlelight and soothing jazz, I took a sip of my mild and fruity light Pinot Noir and gave out a satisfactory sigh.

drive, I found myself searching for gators and listening to exotic birds on an airboat tour of the Everglades, a natural region of subtropical wetlands in the southern portion of Florida. Pick a seat

And how can I forget about a spa treatment? Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa offers almost thirty different types of body care services. After a hot shower, I gave my body a complete relaxation I felt the light pressure opening up my muscles and soothing my nerves from head to toe.

special about this activity is that you get to “stand” on the sea.

your breath for Captain Rick’s thrilling story of why he would never come back to the water after sunset! Now that I’m back in the busy city life, every moment in Fort remote yet beautiful fairytale. And who knows, if I have the chance, I’ll go back and get lost again in the endless sea and sky.



For too many of us New Yorkers, Macau is an add-on. A side note. A gambling destination. People have a lot to learn about Macau. It’s a unique destination that is equal amounts history and modernism and has enough entertainment to keep any traveler enticed. Add in the world’s original Asian-fusion cuisine and you have a place that deserves to shed its misnomer as “the Vegas of the East”; Vegas has nothing on this place. Dating back to the Qin Dynasty in 206 B.C., Macau, just southwest of Hong Kong, developed as a major settlement when the Portuguese arrived in the 16th century. Until December 1999, Macau remained a Portuguese colony, where hundreds of years worth of Chinese and Portuguese culture coexisted and created one of the world’s most fascinating cultural combinations. Much remains of the original architecture, villages, cobblestone streets and heritage sites. Knowing Resident

Here I saw the breathtaking ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral, built in 1602, the Macau Museum, Senado Square and the ancient Na Cha Temple. It was a surprising mix of history and cultures, all along cobblestone streets that look like the set of a movie set in 16th century Europe. Jumping from Portuguese to Chinese history, I visited the Temple of the Goddess A-Ma. Built in 1448, the temple, with picture-perfect vantage points, is dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess and is Macau’s namesake. With the smell of incense mixing ever so slightly with the scent of fragrant blossoms that climbed the temple walls, I observed people kneeling and paying respect to the goddess. If you’re looking to continue the cultural tour of Macau, head to Taipa Village. An island, Taipa is home to more winding, cobblestone streets, pastel buildings, relics of both cultures and hidden surprises around every corner. There’s also the Macau Tower, an impressive building seen from almost everywhere that stands high above the skyline. Here the adventurous traveler can experience the world’s highest bungee jump. For me, it’s all about the food; when you eat like the locals, you become a traveler, not a tourist. They do traditional Chinese food and Portuguese food well. Then there’s the Macanese food: the amalgamation of Eastern, Western, African and destination that is unlike any other in the world. I had so many authentic Portuguese meals that I forgot I was in Asia. At Manuel’s, and other delicacies. On another night, I headed to the Michelin recommended Antonio in Taipa, where the chef/ owner’s famous seafood rice was matched by Antonio himself.

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For Chinese cuisine, there’s the incredible Emperor’s Dim Sum lunch at Treasure Palace Chinese Restaurant in the City of Dreams mega-resort. In Coloane Island, you can sit outside with the locals at Ng Tim restaurant, enjoying traditional Chinese seafood dishes such as Pissing Prawns and Drunken Sauna Shrimps while being serenaded by a guitar player.

The hope, when traveling, is to learn something new. To learn about a culture and to gain a new perspective. What I also learned was to never judge a guidebook by its cover. Macau is rich— not just in terms of the billion-dollar casino industry—and deserves to be the main subject of your travels, not just an interesting footnote.

Of course you’ll have to try Macanese food, and there’s no better place than at Restaurante Litoral. Here, traditional Macanese dishes such as African chicken are the best of their kind.

over to the other side of the world, it make sense to spend some time in Hong Kong, one of the world’s most dynamic, colorful, and delicious cities.

Nightly entertainment is varied and exciting! A masterpiece of technology and beauty is “The House of Dancing Water” show at the City of Dreams. Combining theater, dance, gymnastics, high-performance diving and even motorcycle stunts, this jaw-dropping extravaganza is presented by the world’s most talented performers and is great fun for everyone. There is no shortage of hotels in Macau. The Venetian is the largest hotel/casino in the world, and the City of Dreams mega-resort features three hotels in one: The Hard Rock Hotel, Crown Towers and the Grand Hyatt Macau. The Galaxy Macau also consists of three hotels, and houses the private hot-spot, China Rouge—perhaps the sexiest bar I’ve ever seen. I chose to rest my head in a hotel that was a bit more subdued; Mandarin Oriental was perfection. It’s chic, stylish and graceful. It also had the most delicious buffet breakfast, where I was not ashamed to eat both gorgeous rooms and suites, each with a water view. A true highlight was the spa, where I melted into ecstasy during the two-hour Macanese Dragon Experience. It began with a foot scrub, followed by a personalized body scrub, a private steam shower and then a whirlpool bath and a Chinese lymphatic body massage that included the use of meditation balls and aromatherapy.

I had the fortunate opportunity to stay at the Mandarin Oriental. I had heard that it was among the world’s best properties, but I when I arrived at the appropriately named Macau Suite, I was made speechless. This was one of the most beautiful, impeccably-designed, subtly extravagant suites I’d with incredible views of the city and Victoria Harbour; my suite at the Mandarin Oriental was divine. I was greeted with a welcome tea from my personal butler, and after a long bath in my giant marble tub, time in a hotel room. I knew I wanted to get out and see the city, but I didn’t want to leave that room. The hotel itself is legendary. Ideally located, it features 501 rooms and suites, a phenomenal spa and ten choices for eating and drinking, tram to the top of The Peak, Hong Kong’s most popular attraction, with stunning views of the city below. I embarked on a market tour, visited the beautiful Man Mo temple and leisurely wandered through the streets of SoHo (South Hollywood Road). And when I saw the nightly Symphony of Lights show on the city’s skyline, I thought Hong Kong could teach NY a thing or two about skylines. Depending on how much time you have in Hong Kong, the list of sites is endless. Like all good trips, mine seemed to end too soon, but it was a lovely

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The year was 1997. And, by some twist of fate, Mom forgot the passports. Our then at O’Hare International Airport—not an ideal situation for a family with toddlers. Dad decided to try Boston, followed by Martha’s Vineyard, after being inspired by an article he read. Before I knew it, my family was on the auto ferry, bound of Martha’s Vineyard. As the thick, morning fog settles on the silhouette of an island appears on the horizon, the hum of the plane’s engine could lull you into a trance. There is an

into MVY, the Vineyard’s airport, is quite the luxury. A hassle-free, hospitable process, the Cape Air motto, is a wonderful way to start your weekend getaway to this tranquil island. There is a sense of peace associated stretch of sand off Cape Cod “home”, it

grown farmers markets for the best fresh or digging your toes in the warm sand the Vineyard offers endless opportunities to submerge yourself in its unparalleled

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culture. Swim across the glassy waters of Uncle Seth’s Pond, near Lambert’s Cove; it is a feat accomplished by few, especially considering the snapping turtles. Or join tourists and local kids and take the leapof-faith 20-feet off “Jaws” bridge at State Beach, into the icy Atlantic. Attend concerts and lectures at Oak Bluffs Tabernacle where people, old and young, enjoy the magic of the Vineyard. You could even try your luck at the oldest carousel in the nation, Flying Horses, in snatching the “gold ring” before your ride is up. Martha’s Vineyard is full of hidden wonders, including John Belushi’s grave, stonewalls resembling those of Ireland, and multi-colored cliffs that meet foaming waves 150-feet below.

a favorite local restaurant, known for its beer sample trays. Edgartown is considered the most picturesque town on Martha’s Vineyard, not to mention host to a fabulous Fourth of July parade. Martha’s Vineyard is a beautiful place for reasons aside from its nature preserves, environment that attracts people from all walks of life. The Vineyard has managed to remain simple, honest, and cultured. And, it continues to call upon kindred spirits to embark on a journey and share in a truly unique experience on a truly remarkable island.

Sold yet? If not, the Vineyard is also home to some of the most historic and celebrated hotels and resorts on the East Coast. The and escorted in a new era for Martha’s Vineyard. The hotel was faced with 100,000 cedar shingles imported from New Brunswick and offered guests the modern conveniences of the day, including a single telephone line and gas lights. The hotel quickly gained the name the “Grand Dame” of Vineyard hotels. Possibly its most alluring feature is the large veranda that wraps around the front of the hotel, equipped with rocking chairs, overlooking the Edgartown Lighthouse, Edgartown Harbor, and Chappaquiddick Island; the perfect location to enjoy the stars and a cigar on a warm summer’s night. The hotel Century whaling captains, and is a short stroll from the center of Edgartown. If you are looking for even more history, look no further. The Kelley House Hotel ,sister property of the Harbor View Hotel and Resort, opened for business in 1742, on Martha’s Vineyard. Originally a tavern, it pressed through the Revolutionary War and the whaling era that followed, and is now a registered Historic Inn of America. A cherished Vineyard destination, the Kelley House Hotel is located just a short walk from Memorial Wharf and the Edgartown harbor. The property includes the popular Newes from America Pub,

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Bob and Cortney Novogratz, of Bravo and now HGTV fame, are a husband and wife team whose designs are both aesthetically pleasing to the eye and extremely functional for the dwelling that is being remolded. Both from the South, this highly acclaimed team have pared their sense of style with the business acumen of CB2 (Crate and Barrel’s urban line) to form home goods with a twist. Read further for more details, but most importantly be inspired by this charming and handsome couple.

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the show is sold in over ninety countries and territories, so yes it’s helped generate new business. R: Tell me about the project with CB2, how doing? Bob: We were fortunate. Because of the show we have a lot of retailers who asked to work with us. But, we chose to go with CB2 because it’s really a perfect marriage between partner with them. They have had designers design pieces for them, but we’re the actual really household name across America. We felt that a partnership like that would help us, other than just being a name on the shelf. We did a rug, which has “family” written Resident (R): Tell us a little bit about yourselves, how did you get into business, interior decorating architecture design, how did that happen? Bob and Cortney Novogratz: We’ve been together twenty years and before we even got married, we bought a distressed building, turned it into our home and renovated it ourselves. And that is how we started our career. We did that for a while and then of course friends and clients and people started asking us to do their own homes and then someone asked us to design a hotel and so it just kind of evolved. R: But did u have a background in it? Cortney: No, we’re self-taught. R: Really! Cortney: Yes. Everything we learned was from our jobs.

a lot of different hats, so we basically balance off each other. Bob loves art, so he will take the lead on which art pieces to present to the client, but we pretty much work together and switch hats all the time.

that will be on their shelves. In total, we have

R: You’re famously known for having many kids. So how do you balance the children?

R: downtown chic, which is your philosophy?

Cortney: We drink a lot, which helps (just kidding).

Cortney: downtown chic is very much our own kind of life and design world. The second book that comes out in October by Noble Glass (?) is all other people’s project. And we break it down for people and really give them a budget,

Bob: We work at our home alone, so we can be with the kids more than we really need to your own home. Having your own business, that we work a lot, we’re able to make a lot of the school events. We love hanging out with the kids. It’s our choice to have many children. We love being parents.

Cortney: It’s not reality based, it’s more of an actual design show. It’s more focused on our careers.

Cortney: done a Fred Sigal(?) home in Santa Monica, we went from private homes to commercial projects. We’re doing another hotel that’s quite larger. You name it we’ve done it. It’s fun.

Bob: This season we worked with a lot of celebrities, which was a lot of fun. We did Tony Hawk’s ski house in California. We did Wendy Williams’ green room for her show. We are so proud of the many projects that we’ve worked on.


R: How often does the TV show run?

Cortney: Chic modern. We love making old into new and we use a lot of color. Some designers chose to go more neutral and gray

Cortney: episodes. It’s about a week on a project. The nice thing is if we travel then we took a few of the kids with us, our kids got to ski with Tony Hawk. It was fun.

Cortney: We both have the same goal, which is to have a successful project. We wear

the rest of it comes out all in October.

and a “before and after”. It’s a really useful tool. You can take this book, whether it’s a great tool because it has a variety of different

R: You used to be on Bravo, now you’re on HGTV. How is that different?

R: Was that the hotel that I saw on Bravo on the Jersey Shore?

R: Who takes the lead out of the two of you? Is there a consensus on who will lead on a

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R: Has the show helped your career, by driving business to you? Bob: You know our show is pretty big on HGTV. We get about 1.2 million viewers;


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By Alexander Berki Modern New York is often seen as a mixture of people from different cultures and nationalities. One may be in the chicest nightclub in the city and catch a glimpse of an A-list celebrity sitting at the next table over from some unknown hipster from Williamsburg. What brings these people together is common interest of food, music or simply a good time. They may not even address each other let alone be acquainted, but they are at least in the same venue at the same time. However, the social world of New York during the Gilded Age was very different from what we know today. Before the Civil War and the boom of the Industrial Revolution, the only way to be assured a position in New Yorks’ fashionable society was by birth. This collection of families who were able to trace their lineage to the founding Dutch settlers of Manhattan became known as the Knickerbockers. Named for the knee breeches their ancestors wore, they were proud of their heritage and lived rather conservatively in their townhouses around Washington Square. in their traditions and continent in being so. Reconstruction would bring an end to their social way of life. As the South fell so did the exclusive world of the Knickerbockers. Antebellum planters left the ruins of the postwar South to join those men who were amassing great fortunes in the North as Masters of Industry and Barons of Wall Street. The high stakes gabbling of the 1860’s made men into millionaires over night; it would only be a matter of time before these “nouveau riche” would storm the fortress of “old New York.” As the cities wealthy population grew, it became clear to some of New York’s old money that the newly wealthy would not be able to be kept at bay for long. Enter one Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor. Born into New York’s Dutch aristocracy, Caroline was descended from the extended Dutch settling Schermerhorn family whose wealth came from shipping. At the age of twenty-two she wed William Backhouse Astor Jr., the grandson of John Jacob Astor who

brownstone style on the corner of 34th street and 5th Avenue. In the mid 1870’s, Caroline emerged as the Queen of New York society; New York quickly organized itself around her, yet her home lacked one essential requirement: a grand ballroom. In 1875 she

in the fur trade and his prodigious Manhattan real estate holdings. In this union, two of New York’s best families would momentously be joined. The marriage would assure the Astors a position at the pinnacle of New York’s social enclaves and would give Caroline an abundance of wealth, which would assure her place as grand dame.

modest sized room to the already existing house, the 35 foot long room held an estimated occupancy of 400 guest.

With the rapidly growing population of Manhattan making its way uptown, society began to abandon Washington Square and move north up 5th and Madison Avenues to an area on the outskirts of town known as Murray Hill. In 1856, William and Caroline built a four-story mansion in the newly fashionable, yet conservative,

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Ruling over New York’s society was a daunting task, which entailed Caroline to enlist the aid of Ward McAllister to be her guiding force. Samuel Ward McAllister was a southerner from Savannah, Georgia and was a cousin of the Astors, by marriage. McAllister set out to make himself the “tastemaker” of New York’s high society. With his alliances with old southern families, his link with the Knickerbockers and the ability to recognize the power of the newly found industrial wealth, he established a group of people and

stated; “there are only about 400 people in fashionable New York, if you go outside of that number you strike people who are either not at ease in a ballroom or else make other people not at ease.” The phrase was immediately picked up by the newspapers of the day and the term “The Four Hundred” was coined. Ironically, it was also the New York City being the ever-changing place that it is, would eventually bring an end to “The Four Hundred.” Over the decades different scandals would shake its foundation to the core, and the then see that there was little that kept them in a common social setting. Today one can still see traces of “The Four Hundred” in



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“Love Goes to Press” is a comedy by Martha Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles,

love interest is based on the novelist. With three acts and two intermissions, “Love Goes to Press,” directed by Jerry Ruiz, could use some trimming. The

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player Matt Marvuglio and saxophonist leader’s lyrical side, starting with his own lovely composition, “Arianna,” featuring his own solo. Gomez wrote two of the tunes in addition to that one and there are two by

a concert dedicated to Bill Evans plus a lot Remembered: The Music of Bill Evans with superb pianists (also husband and

with Marcus Roberts Trio at the Blue Note Club, I assumed it was a double bill. It turned out that they collaborated on a new album, “Across the Imaginary Divide” (Rounder) and they were kicking off the Blue Note’s jazz festival. They effortlessly cross over from one style to another, sometimes within a single track. I have long considered Fleck the greatest living banjo player and I never imagined they would mesh so well. The show was made up of numbers from the album and afterward I obtained a copy and never tire of listening to it. also a musician I have long admired and I

of Richard Rodgers with Charlap and with pianists Dick Hyman and Bill Charlap

piano and Billy Drummond on drums).

July 25: Messengers of Jazz: The Legacy of Art Blakey with two drummers Lewis Nash and Kenny Washington plus Charlap

had played in the Eastwood bio “Bird.” “Dancing in the Dark” was done in an uptempo version and Lynch was featured in

alumnus Frank Wess on tenor sax. The series will also include a jazz piano master class on July 16.

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P!nk “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” last year and guess what? She is back and better than ever! Her career has taken a new turn since her comeback in 2008 and I absolutely love her new sound. She is at the top of her game and this new single shows P!nk doing what she does best, rocking out without any regrets!

Pitbull feat. Shakira “Get it Started” This song is muy caliente! Shakira and Pitbull are no strangers to “Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show”. We love them both and the two together have probably made my favorite song on this list. With a sick synth-pop club anthem, Shakira and Pitbull have a guaranteed hit on their hands!

The Wanted “Chasing the Sun” The Wanted are very good friends of our show and actually came out to surprise me and perform at an event we had the talent and sex appeal (hello lady!) these boys have. With their second single, “Chasing the Sun”, we hear something different- an infectious Eurodance track, not yet heard on around for a while. These guys manage to show us not all boy bands are created equal.

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The menu at Koi is Japanese with a twang of some Californication. Signature Japanese dishes abound, such as: Grilled Skirt Steak with Crispy Red Onions and Sesame Sauce or Miso-Bronzed Black Cod with Seasonal

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Zutto’s sushi is full of imagination top of that, he brings in eccentric dishes with an American twist. Sounds interesting? Let’s explore more!

Eccentric Dishes with an American twist

Zutto’s must-order appetizer is the Pork Belly Bun, steamed bun stuffed with pork belly. But wait, it’s not just that simple! The secret lies in the special miso-mayonnaise that offsets the richness of the pork. Just one bite, the softness of the puffy bun together with the juicy pork belly immediately melts in your mouth and melted my heart away. If you are courageous enough, try the spicy miso soup. With its mouthwatering chili oil, this aggressive bowl with red miso and pork minces will surely excite your taste buds to the fullest. Although everybody was talking about their Ramen recipe which claims that “up to 120 lbs of pork bones are boiled in a 24-inch pot at the highest heat for about 24 hours”, I decided to try something else. After all, it takes more than one dish for a restaurant to be a guru. And I wasn’t disappointed at all. Their small plates are phenomenal as well. Ebi Mayo is a popular dish of fried shrimp served with yuzu mayo and a lemon quarter. Squeeze the lemon on top of the crispy and tender shrimp and enjoy its freshness in your mouth. And how can we forget about Foie Gras – a whole piece of seared foie gras sitting on top of a piece of soaked brioche. With roasted onion layers spreading like lily

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OTH BOLD AND BRIGHT COMBINATION OF COLOR STRIPES on the wall, the interior of Orchard House best represents the style of the restaurant – imaginative dishes that send you on a ride of rich gastronomic waves. Situated on the historic Orchard Street in the Lower East Side, The Orchard House brings continuous surprise to the community with its fresh brand of modern American plates, original cocktail creations as well as a vast selection of wine and tea. With the sound of smooth jazz, I started my dinner with the Sage Lady. With a slight cheered me up with its light and warm taste. But the best was yet to come! Based on a belief that dishes are made to be shared and for fun, The Orchard House crafted its menu between small and large plates. Always a fan of fried pickles, I decided to try out what tricks they can do to this simple starter. I have to say I was absolutely impressed. Guess what was served with the pickles? Whipped sheep’s milk ricotta, sweet onion and drizzled dill! Take a bite and experience that magical moment when the sourness of the pickles, followed by the sweetness of the onion, is smoothed out by the subtle taste of the doughy ricotta, ending on a slight minty note of the dill. Their griddled lamb sliders are just phenomenal. The lamb is prepared to its of scallion mayo triggered the succulent cucumber added a naughty twist to the experience. dishes, I headed for a seafood delight – Crab Cakes. Glittered with a thin layer of basil oil balsamic glaze, the crab patty sat on top of a generous amount of aioli sauce in the center of a decorated long plate. The cake had a vibrant taste with its abundant crabmeat, brash enough but also not lacking sophistication thanks to the lemon garlic aioli. For a large plate, I picked the roast striped bass. When the aroma of port wine met be more perfect. The sauté crispy vegetables were absolutely a bonus. Another large plate that I would like to recommend is Ricotta Gnocchi that comes with wild mushrooms, brussels sprout leaves and oregano cream. The warm gnocchi enjoyed a played well with the saltiness of the mushroom in the aromatic oregano cream. Although I couldn’t try everything, I knew that The Orchard House would become a favorite of mine. Its edgy interior design and varied menu with something for everyone will surely make this modern American restaurant a vibrant spot in the neighborhood.


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JULY WEEKENDS 36th Anniversary Weekend July 7-8

Opening weekend special! Buy one adult ticket at regular price and get one ticket for HALF PRICE or one FREE CHILD’S TICKET!

Knights and Heroes Weekend July 14-15

Honoring your real life heroes! This weekend your hero can be chosen to be knighted by the Queen. Cheer on your own regional hero and so much more! Special discounted pricing for soldiers, fire fighters and police all season long.

Romance Rendezvous Weekend July 21-22

Singles are encouraged to find a match to their Romance Rune Stone for a free round of adult beverages. Already have a love? Treat your paramour to a Lovers’ Picnic or attend our Renewal of Vows Ceremony at the Chapel.

Pirate Invasion Weekend July 28-29

Yaar! Those pirates are invading the Shire with swashbuckling adventure, comedy and song. Join our Pirate Costume Competition for kids and adults; and see pirate swordplay shows and antics throughout the day. A m u s t f or e v e ry fa m ily at t he f e s t i va l . . .

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By Narbeh Minassian To quote a popular English saying, the Sterling Renaissance Festival does what it says on the tin. A summer of fantasy, adventure, and family fun starting on the weekend of July 7th, this attraction offers something to you that museums and books can only offer to your imagination. A carefully reconstructed Elizabethan village spanning wooden time-machine, complete with pubs, jousting arenas, more than 15 outdoor stages, and royal residences. The occupants of Warwick village are comprised of professional actors performing roles up and down the Elizabethan social hierarchy; from lords and ladies to beggars and wenches, you may even be lucky to come across Queen Elizabeth herself as she ostentatiously strolls through her Queendom. With this, the illusion is set. From illusion to experience, the village is brought to life by the various performances running throughout the summer. The festival boasts a forty member professional company, showcasing skills in swordplay and jousting, which are two quintessential Elizabethan spectacles. Daredevils put their bodies on the line in feats of balancing skills and heights, with some risky sword-handling thrown in (literally) for good measure. Of course, Renaissance England wouldn’t be Renaissance England without many a musical and dance act on almost every other corner, which includes the unmistakable sounds of the Celtic bagpipes and a regularly-staged comedy show. The English may not be known for their food these days but back in the 16th century they were one of the leading culinary pioneers, and the festival does not hold back in providing the chefs capable of emulating their Elizabethan predecessors. Specialties include succulent Turkey leg, her Majesty’s steak-on-a-stake, lighter fare, and desserts. English pub, and Warwick village does not disappoint. And like a true English villager, you can enjoy all this even in weather most English. As an English Literature student from England, keen Elizabethan reader, and frequent visitor to London’s Globe Theater, I hold the highest expectations when it comes to the authenticity and accuracy of any attempted reproduction of one of England’s most iconic eras. With this in mind, you can trust me when I say long live Sterling Renaissance Festival 15385 Farden Road Sterling, NY 13156 1.800.879.4446


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in recent years has paved the way for an unprecedented means of written expression. Facebook and Twitter are constantly bombarded by status updates and posts, which have inadvertently revealed that the general grasp of the English language is indirectly proportional to the growth in the use of such social media. You don’t need to look much further than the Iphone’s auto correct service and Microsoft Word’s spell check to know that we live in an era when there is always something to do it for you. There is the notion that machines will do the job for us, which has fostered an approach to grammar of such ferocious laziness that I am tempted to advocate a return of Luddism. However, I fear that it is more a case that people, particularly the youth, just don’t care anymore. I have become known as something of a ‘grammar Nazi’ to my friends, but I see nothing tyrannous in expecting a basic knowledge of literacy from those who have paid through their noses for an humiliating themselves on the aforementioned social media, and it clinging on to some bizarrely perceived notion that understanding information takes not only precedence over grammatical accuracy, but complete importance (might I add, this seems far more ‘Nazi’

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to me); in other words, as long as the reader understands what the author is getting at, all else is mere embellishment. In which case, of Newspeak. The responses were not completely ridiculous and there is some element of truth in the argument that grammatical ineptitude does not fully inhibit understanding. After all, we all know that when someone writes ‘should of ’, someone means ‘should have’, or when someone writes ‘your good’, someone means ‘you’re good’, or when someone types ‘their winning’ instead of ‘they’re winning’, we still know what the intent is, and when someone writes…well, you get the message. It is true that we know what was meant, kind of like how we all know what the dog means when he lifts his hind-leg next to a tree; this just doesn’t justify literate inadequacy. I even saw one write ‘pre-madonna’ instead of ‘prima donna’, the latter is a term often ‘before Madonna’. These are the bread and butter basics of our English language, it’s not like I’m expecting a universal mastering of the subjunctive; accept and except are not interchangeable, people! The English language is being butchered by a Neanderthal approach to grammar. If this language were a statue, it would have eroded to an unrecognizable extent. Rest in peace, dear author, you will be missed.



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