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Can you remember your first time? How was it for you? Mine was four years ago. Snowmaggedon was happening outside and I can still feel the giddy sense of anticipation ... that something incredible and life-changing was about to happen. New York City seduced me. In two weeks, I was hers. She took me out, got me drunk, and made me forget all the other cities. That raw, wild passion you get at the start of an affair? It blinds you. It makes you kind of crazy. It makes you take your clothes off and go dancing in the rain ... It’s not sustainable, that vida loca. Eventually, living your best life becomes more about making good choices. The little lady in your hands – this beautiful magazine – turns 50 this month. She has a job to do and bills to pay. But she’s doing it in a long term relationship with the greatest city in the world. If any of this resonates, consider yourself part of the W42ST family. In these pages, you’ll meet some of the smart, funny, wildly creative humans who are on that journey with you.

Ruth Walker Editor, W42ST THE TEAM THAT BROUGHT YOU W42ST

PUBLISHER PHIL O’BRIEN

EDITOR RUTH WALKER

phil@w42st.com (646) 535-4407

ruth@w42st.com (646) 847-9645

FOUNDING EDITOR SIMON KIRRANE

SENIOR ART EDITOR LEE CAPLE

AMBASSADOR HERSHEY MILLER

lee@w42st.com

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR SANDRA MANGAN sandra@w42st.com

PARTNERSHIP DIRECTOR DREW DARGIS drew@w42st.com (646) 896-9562

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used without written permission of the publisher ©2019. Please note: Every effort has been made to avoid errors, misspellings, and omissions in this publication. However, if you spot one please accept our sincere apologies.

CONTENTS February - 50th edition!

PEOPLE

EAT

10 WHAT A RIDE!

34 FEED YOUR SENSES

Our publisher on the things he’s learned over 50 magnificent issues of W42ST.

12 THE COVERS

The creative cocktails, the brunches and burgers, and the foodies – is it time for lunch yet? We’re getting hangry!

Each one is a work of art – but find out which one you voted your favorite.

LIVING

17 THE CONTRIBUTORS

The best of the apartments, large and small, that we’ve featured over the years, and the reasons some of you make Hell’s Kitchen your home.

Just a few of the talented writers, photographers, and artists who grace the pages of W42ST every month.

20 THE PEOPLE

Every month we’ve brought you the very best humans who live and work in Hell’s Kitchen. This is a pick of that crazy bunch.

66 LAST WORD

The quote that started it all.

46 THE WAY WE LIVE

PETS 58 WAGGING TALES

Five pages of furry fabulousness. Remember, you can always get your pet involved by emailing waggingtales@w42st.com.

COVER Alvaro is a renowned painter/illustrator who has worked widely in the fashion and entertainment industries. Born in Brooklyn, raised in the Bronx, he has a passion for culture, pop and surreal art, and drawing the female figure.

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Thank you all – it’s been REAL! Fifty issues on, Phil O’Brien has learned a thing or two about publishing, printing, and people

I

n My Life’ by The Beatles is my favorite song of all time. The lyrics resonate deeply with me. Lines like:

“There are places I'll remember All my life, though some have changed Some forever, not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places had their moments.” And ... “Though I know I'll never lose affection For people and things that went before I know I'll often stop and think about them.” I spent a day browsing through the previous 49 copies of W42ST magazine. In retrospect, I should have had this song on repeat in the background. There was a feeling of pride (and a good degree of nostalgia). Most of all, there was a connection to the people who have graced the pages of the magazine in the last four years. Real people, like you and me. No celebrity sensations, no million-follower influencers, no “too smooth to move” wannabes. Just people in this great city

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surfing the stress, searching for love, and striving to live their best New York life. This has definitely been a labor of love, born out of entrepreneurial enthusiasm (and blindness). Working with Simon Kirrane (a veteran magazine launch editor) on the first issue was quite an experience: seeing the attention to the page layouts, the font choice – and particularly the paper stock (and, wow, do people love the feel of the paper!), finding the printer, sending the pages … and finally the arrival of thousands of magazines hot off the press. That was when the fun really started … I remember saying to Simon: “OK, what do we do with these now?” And he replied: “I’ve no, idea! I’m an EDITOR!” It was a steep learning curve. I’d thought being a “publisher” would mean living like Randolph Hearst or AG Sulzberger. But life suddenly became working out how to deliver thousands of magazines. Now we have a fine-tuned system that can get up to 30,000 magazines to over 1,000 locations. Thanks to Frank for being my delivery savior. It wasn’t always that way. I’ve loved seeing the delight on readers’ faces when they get their hands on each issue of the magazine. I’ve roped in friends and family to help. And I’ve kept fit while dragging a Radio Flyer around the streets of Hell’s Kitchen. On the way, we've gathered an amazing family of supporters. Our editorial contributors give of their time and talent free of charge and, from the beginning, we’ve had photographers, writers, designers, and illustrators who have just said: “How can we help? We want to be part of this.” Thank you all – we’ve loved the devotion and take pride in seeing your work grow each month. You’re a talented bunch. Our drive to connect readers has not just been on the printed page. Through our weekly newsletter, thousands of you interact directly with Ruth, and many describe it as a message from a friend on a Friday lunchtime. We also have

“We’ve been to the highest swimming pool in NYC, we’ve been on the Hudson, climbed the stairs to the top of a church, wandered around the newest penthouses … but the most important factor has been the people. That means you.” a fabulous group of active Instagram followers who are our eyes on the streets. And, as well as the photos produced, we learn each other’s stories – many of our magazine features originate from a snippet of someone’s life shared on Instagram. And we’ve engaged with the W42ST family through events – each one a unique experience or discovery. We’ve been to the highest swimming pool in NYC, we’ve been on the Hudson, climbed the stairs to the top of a church, wandered around the newest penthouses … but the most important factor has been the people. And that means you. We are all about the people. But, reading through the back issues of the magazine, it wasn’t without moments of longing for places, and sadness for the business owners whose dreams have faded. I’m still grieving the loss of the Market Diner (when will that end?). And we are all aware of the changing face

Below (left to right): Simon Kirrane and Phil with thousands of copies of Issue 1. Now ... what next?; Phil, Ruth, and 49 covers; the muchmissed Market Diner; Phil's son, Joe, helps with distribution; Belle Bakst, brings some style to our Radio Flyer deliveries.

of the city … the empty storefronts. My hope is for some common sense to prevail on rents and protection for small businesses. I spent some time on the Upper West Side recently, and I don’t want Hell’s Kitchen to become that. Nobody needs that many Duane Reades or ATMs! The core team of W42ST is small. Lee works part-time, designing the pages back in England. Sandra is up every morning at 5am (10am UK time) to sift through news and curate our social media feed. And Drew is out pounding the streets trying to find advertising dollars to keep our venture afloat. Thank you. Then there is Ruth and myself, working together every day to get a magazine out – and hopefully pay the bills each month. As many of you know, Ruth and I have lived a classic New York story over the last four years. After meeting at a wedding in Scotland – Ruth’s home – she came to “guest edit” issue three of the magazine. She turned out to be an amazing editor and decided to stay. And, as well as becoming a publishing team, we spent three years as a couple. For the last year or so, we’ve had the challenge of not being a couple anymore, still living together until the lease on our apartment changed, working through our emotional turmoil – and, month after month, still getting the magazine out the door. Issue 50 marks an exciting new chapter in that journey, a deep commitment to telling people’s stories, lifting each other up, and helping each of us live our best New York life. See you at 100 ...

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Cover stories The evolution of a work of art

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ifty covers. Thirty-four artists. Paintings. Illustration. Comic book art. Graffiti. Paper cut. Collage. Stained glass. Digital art. Photography. We’ve covered the gamut of genres. They started with James Gulliver Hancock, the author and illustrator of All The Buildings in New York, and whose work has appeared everywhere from the Wall Street Journal to Target. The latest is by Alvaro, celebrated for his fashion illustrations and celebrity portraits. It is his fourth cover for W42ST. It’s clear people feel strongly about them: nearly 1,000 of you voted for your favorite. The most popular? Chelsey Hill's illustration for the style issue (#45). Next in line for the popular vote were Jeanine Murch's Hello Summer cover (#8), Rich Bernatovech's superhero art (#22), Ian Sklarsky's green issue (#16), and Alisa Krutovsky's style cover (#9). But each artist has contributed to making Hell’s Kitchen a more colorful place. They have our eternal gratitude and admiration. Here are some key highlights in all their glory – along with a few early sketches that inspired a cover.

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ISSUE 09 SEPTEMBER

Issue 9 Month: September 2015 Theme: Hell’s Kitchen – you’ve got style! Artist: Alisa Krutovsky

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ISSUE 01 NOV/DEC 2014

ISSUE 05 APRIL

GO

Month: April 2015 Theme: Go Hell’s Kitchen! Artist: Half Dutch Studio

HELL'S KITCHEN!

INSIDE: How HK keeps yellow cabs on the road, digging the dirt on the daily commute, the horse and carriage debate, turning tragedy to creativity at Ars Nova, test-bouncing NYC's hottest new workout; PLUS: Arts news, food & drink, property gossip, fashion, lifestyle ... and dogs!

INSIDE ALL ABOUT 9TH AVE FOOD FEST; SINATRA AT THE MARKET DINER; SARAH JESSICA PARKER AT ARS NOVA; HK CHEFS REVEAL THEIR SECRET WEAPONS; INTERIORS TRENDS FOR 2015; THE WOMAN WITH THE BEST CONNECTIONS; MINDFULNESS FOR KIDS; RELATIONSHIPS; WINE; BEER; WHY WE'VE BEEN MAKING OUR COFFEE WRONG; FITNESS; & DOGS!

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Step-by-step instructions p52

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ISSUE 07 JUNE

Why should Hell's Kitchen have all the good music?

TAKE ME! I'M YOURS... ENTIRELY AND FREE

LOFTY AMBITIONS

If you want to get ahead get a HUGE space to live p68

FITNESS - SURFILATES Get Hip Daddio – it’s Pilates meets surfing. Obvs p81

Month: Nov/Dec 2014 Them: The rise of Hell’s Kitchen Artist: James Gulliver Hancock

THE $85M VIEW The story behind the Atelier penthouse p32

BUILDING ILLUSTRATION - JAMES HANCOCK

MAKE PIZZA THE AMY’S BREAD WAY

Month: May 2015 Theme: What’s cooking, Hell’s Kitchen? Artist: Rachel Frankel

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MONTHLY YOUR BRAND NEW& DRINK, GUIDE TO FOOD ER, PROPERTY, THEAT . FITNESS AND DOGS EN! IN HELL’S KITCH

INSIDE

The Hit Factory's heyday pacha's rise to club supremacy ny cABARET'S BEST-KEPT SECRET BEHIND THE SCENES AT BURLESQUE MIRACLE ON 42ND STREET HUGH JACKMAN BOXING FITNESS BEER FESTIVALS DIGGING IN DUMPSTERS FOR TREASURE HELEN MIRREN CHEESE! HK'S TOP DATE DESTINATIONS AND DOGS!

Month: June 2015 Theme: Why should Hell’s Kitchen have all the good music? Artist: R Nichols

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ISSUE 08 JULY/AUG

INSIDE

Food news Cocktails essential events guide off broadway reviews and previews RELATIONSHIPS FAMILIES WINE BEER HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN ICED COFFEE THE COOLEST INTERIORS PROPERTY GOSSIP

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TAKE ME!

A TRICK, IT'S NOT I'M A TREAT!

STARRIng

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ISSUE 06 MAY

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ISSUE 10 OCTOBER

Month: July/August 2015 Theme: Hello summer! Artist: Jeanine Murch

colin quinn as the joker Daredevil unmasked kenny kramer NY Film festival news when dating goes bad real estate gets real WINE BEER paddleboard yoga ... and dogs!

ISSUE 12 DECEMBER

I'M FREE!

WELL, IT IS THE SEASON OF GIVING (AND GETTING!)

INSIDE

HIGH-KICKING HOLIDAY TRADITIONS; SHOWS TO GET YOU IN THE SPIRIT; GIFTS TO MAKE YOU GLOW; BEER BARS THAT NEVER CLOSE; UPSIDE-DOWN FITNESS; FORAGING FOR FOOD; REAL ESTATE NEWS ... AND CATS!

ISSUE 13 JANUARY 2016

ZAP KICK START life bOOm yoga fitness 2016 excercise SLAm health RELATIONSHIPS CARE ERSMASH PLUS

Month: October 2015 Theme: Hell’s Kitchen nights Artist: Taylor Bowen

Issue 12

Month: December 2015 Theme: Happy holidays, Hell’s Kitchen Artist: Sadi Tekin

Issue 13

Month: January 2016 Theme: Super power your life Artist: Rich Bernatovech

HEAlTHY (and some not so much) EATING & DRINKING, DECLUTTERING tips from THE MASTER, A FOOLPROOF GUIDE TO COACHING, people and places, what's happening where, real estate ... & DOGS!

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ISSUE 14 FEBRUARY 2016

free love PICK ME UP AND SHOW ME A GOOD TIME

PLUS

ROMANCE, DATING, AND APHRODISIAC COCKTAILS; A MATCH MADE IN FASHION HEAVEN; BACKSTAGE WITH A DRAG QUEEN; EATING & DRINKING; WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE HOOD; REAL ESTATE ...; AND DOGS!

Month: February 2016 Theme: I heart HK Artist: Lee Caple and Cory Cannataro


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ISSUE 15 MARCH 2016

Month: March 2016 Theme: Saints and sinners Artist: Stained glass artist INSIDE Joseph Cavalieri (with a little help from The Simpsons) Lucky

charm THE BLARNEY WELL KISS I'M FREE! STONE,

HELL'S KITCHEN SAINTS & SINNERS, FROM IRISH GANGS OF OLD, TO TODAY'S CELTIC CULtURE, MONKS WHO BREW BEER, AND ECCLESIASTICAL REAL ESTATE. PLUS: MOLLY RINGWALD; DANCING TO FITNESS; IRISH BARS FOR ST PATRICK'S DAY; FOOD THAT HEALS ... AND DOGS!

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HAPPY, HEALTHY HK

ISSUE 23 NOV 2016

Issue 16

ISSUE 16 APRIL 2016

Read me

free

Recycle

THE GREEN ISSUE

me

Month: April 2016 Theme: The green issue Artist: Ian Sklarsky

we're

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FREE PICK ME UP

ISSUE 26 FEBRUARY 2017 FREE

AND IT'S ALL THANKS TO YOU!

Gabriel Byrne (he's Irish, therefore green!), eco-friendly fashion, inside hearst, broadway news, fitness, dating, nutrition ... and dogs!

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ISSUE 17 MAY 2016

free bite

ew drvision

WE

HE'S HOT and HE'S HERE

HK

THANKSGIVING goes local

INSIDE

GIVING UP BOOZE; SETTING REALISTIC GOALS; THE NEW WORKOUT; A KITCHEN BOOT CAMP; BEHIND THE SCENES ON BROADWAY; SUSTAINABLE BEEAUTY; CHOIR PRACTICE; TRAVEL; LIVING ... AND DOGS!

Month: January 2017 Theme: Happy, healthy Hell’s Kitchen Artist: Paulo Stocker

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ISSUE 27 MARCH 2017 FREE

Caroline on comedy; what it's REALLY like to be a poll worker; tyler mount's fangirl faves; top tips for selling your apartment; hell's kitchen real estate as you've never seen it before; marathon fitness ... and dogs!

The

march issue

TRY ME. I'M DELICIOUS !

Issue 23

INSIDE

Month: November 2016 Theme: We’re 2 – and it’s thanks to you! Artist: Darius Woo

Hell's kitchen eats

SUPPER CLUBS, COOKING CLASSES, WAR OF THE RAMENS, THE BRUNCH REVOLUTION. PLUS broadway news, real estate ... and dogs!

Issue 17

Month: May 2016 Theme: Hell’s Kitchen eats Artist: Ana Krutchinsky

LOVE YOU, MEAN IT

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Month: February 2017 Theme: Love you, mean it Artist: Marc Tetro

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ISSUE 27 MARCH 2017 FREE

FREE!

Month: March 2017 Theme: The march issue Artist: Sadi Tekin

The

march issue

ISSUE 34 OCTOBER 2017 FREE

THE UNITED NATIONS OF HELL'S KITCHEN; RANDY RAINBOW; TYLER MOUNT; PAYING IT FORWARD ON BROADWAY; SIGN UP FOR THE VOLUNTEER ARMY; FASHION; ART; REVIEWS; FIND YOUR BAR TRIBE; ALTERNATIVE GIFTS; TRAVEL ... PLUS PUSSIES!

THE BEST SIDE! DUH!

Issue 21

Month: September 2016 Theme: The style issue Artist: Alvaro

w42st Issue 28 ISSUE 28 APRIL 2017 FREE!

Month: April 2017 Theme: Escape from Hell’s Kitchen Artist: Alexander Lansang

WHAT'S THE WEST SIDE?

carlos campos; models - the class of 2016; corey johnson speaks out; wrap up for fall; a fashion insider's loft on W37th St; food trends & wine labels; pool goddess; pokemon go!; events guide for hell's kitchen ... AND DOGS!

w42st Issue 22 ISSUE 22 OCTOBER 2016 FREE

MEANWHILE...

FIGHTING HILLARY'S CORNER, THE MAKING OF A MARVEL LEGEND, MAGIC UP CLOSE, BROADWAY'S BIGGEST FAN, THE TATTOOED QUILTER ... & MORE

Month: October 2016 Theme: Center of the superhero universe Artist: Rich Bernatovech

w42st Issue 24 ISSUE 24 DEC 2016 FREE

Month: December 2016 Theme: Happy holidays Artist: Jason Witcher

Happy Holidays UNWRAP ME

and discover GIFTS FOR YOUR HOME, YOUR CONSCIENCE, YOUR FOODIE FRIENDS, YOUR BARTENDER, YOUR SUPER ... and YOUR dog! PLUS: Gary Busey weirdness, holiday market madness, broadway secrets, beer, wine ... and bees!

STAY CALM, WE'RE NOT GIVING YOU HEARTS, FLOWERS, AND CHERRY-FILLED CHOCS. WE'RE TAKING A SLIGHTLY SUBVERSIVE LOOK AT LOVE, LIFE, AND LIVING IN HELL'S KITCHEN. PLUS DOGS, OBVS!

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INSIDE

ISSUE 21 SEPT 2016

THE UNITED NATIONS OF HELL'S KITCHEN; RANDY RAINBOW; TYLER MOUNT; PAYING IT FORWARD ON BROADWAY; SIGN UP FOR THE VOLUNTEER ARMY; FASHION; ART; REVIEWS; FIND YOUR BAR TRIBE; ALTERNATIVE GIFTS; TRAVEL ... PLUS PUSSIES!

w42st Issue 29 ISSUE 29 MAY 2017 FREE

INSIDE... CHRISTIAN SLATER, ALICIA KEYS, SYLVESTER STALLONE, JOAKIM NOAH, COLIN QUINN, BJARKE INGELS, DIVERSE SUPERHEROES, THEATER, WINE, FOOD, REAL ESTATE, TRAVEL ... AND DOGS!

Issue 34

Month: October 2017 Theme: West side = best side Artist: Omar Mirza/The Last Ansaars

THE BADDEST BURGERS, THE BIGGEST BRUNCHES, THE LOVELIEST LEFTOVERS, THE PERFECT PLAYLISTS, THE NEWEST ROOFTOP, THE COOLEST KITCHENS, THE CLEANEST INGREDENTS, THE MOST ADORABLE DOGS

Month: May 2017 Theme: The big, fat food issue Artist: Victoria Black

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INSIDE

Month: June 2017 Theme: We’re all about Pride Artist: Tyler Wallach

PAIGE TURNER'S HELL'S KITCHEN; TYLER MOUNT'S BROADWAY; JOSEPHINE BAKER'S BIG SECRET; THE ART OF DRAG; BRIAN SILVA'S STATUS UPDATE; SHARI DREWETT'S PERFECT DAY; PLUS food, wine, reviews, travel ... and dogs!

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w42st ISSUE 31 JULY 2017 FREE

Let's go

OUTSIDE

ISSUE 37 JANUARY 2018 FREE

From rooftops to picnics to ice-cream to beaches, we have 101 reasons to come out and play

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Issue 37

Month: July 2017 Theme: Let’s go outside Artist: Christina Chung

BY STORIES OF REINVENTION; DROOL AS WE TEST THE BEST FOOD KITS; INSIDE BEREADinspirED THE REAL BROADWAY REVIEWS; AND GET A LOAD OF OUR PUPPIES!

w42st Issue 32 ISSUE 32 AUGUST 2017 FREE

Meet the

FAMILY We may not be normal, But we're a WHOLE lot of FUN

Month: August 2017 Theme: Meet the family Artist: Editor Ruth Walker and designer Lee Caple

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Month: January 2018 Theme: The change issue Artist: Billy Woodward

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September issue

ISSUE 38 FEBRUARY 2018 FREE

INSIDE ISSUE 33 SEPTEMBER 2017 FREE WELCOME TO THE URBAN JUNGLE, WHERE EVEN THE DOGS HAVE CATWALK STYLE. MEET THE HOT NEW STAR OF A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, AN INTREPID LEADING LADY, AND DESIGNERS MAKING WAVES. PLUS GET INSIDER TIPS ON WHERE TO PLAY IN HK.

ISSUE 39 MARCH 2018

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the September issue

the art & design issue

INSIDE

WELCOME TO THE URBAN JUNGLE, WHERE EVEN THE DOGS HAVE CATWALK STYLE. MEET THE HOT NEW STAR OF A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, AN INTREPID LEADING LADY, AND DESIGNERS MAKING WAVES. PLUS GET INSIDER TIPS ON WHERE TO PLAY IN HK.

Issue 33

Month: September 2017 Theme: The September issue Artist: Maria Lavigina

Issue 38 Month: February 2018 Theme: Free love Artist: Eugenia Mello

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yourself up in STORIES OF LOVE LOST, FOUND, and just plain weird. Plus INSIDE wrap all the usual cool stuff about broadway, booze, eating out ... and dogs!


50 THE COVERS

ISSUE 39 MARCH 2018

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Month: March 2018 Theme: The art and design issue Artist: Alvaro

the art & design issue

ISSUE 46 OCTOBER 2018 FREE

w42st Issue 40 ISSUE 40 APRIL 2018 FREE

Month: April 2018 Theme: Commuterheroes Artist: Kai Tsang

COMMUTERHEROES

Introducing... Segway Man

(and his Super Pup)

Kayak Guy & Dude with a Didgeridoo

... plus hacks to survive your daily A B

HE LL'S KITC HE N

H E R O ES

ISSUE 41 MAY 2018 FREE

Issue 46 MEANWHILE ...

T he SUNNY-SIDE UP

EXCLUSIVE MARGARET CHO INTERVIEW; THE INCAPABLE TRUMP; STAN LEE; MODERN WITCHCRAFT; INTREPID VETERANS; ALL-AMERICAN BODEGA BROTHERS; PLUS BROADWAY; FOOD & DRINK; FITNESS ... AND DOGS!

FOOD ISSUE

Month: October 2018 Theme: Hell’s Kitchen Heroes Artist: Omar Mirza/The Last Ansaars

- it's crack-

TUCK YOUR NAPKIN UNDER YOUR CHIN AND CHOW DOWN ON THE BIGGEST NEW FOOD TRENDS, THE PEOPLE BEHIND THEM, how to cook them, AND THE PLACES TO TRY THEM. IT'S getting HOT IN HELL'S KITCHEN!

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INSIDE

Month: June 2018 Theme: Pride Artist: Alvaro

Issue 41

Month: May 2018 Theme: The sunny-side-up food issue Artist: Zeren Badar

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PRIDE INSIDE

All the colors of drag, kink, and gender. Plus broadway news, tasty interiors, food, and dogs!

w42st Issue 43 ISSUE 43 JULY 2018 FREE

OUTSIDE

SERIOUSLY, THE ONLY GUIDE YOU'LL NEED TO GETTING OUTDOORS THIS SUMMER, FROM ROOFTOP BARS AND BEACHES TO MOVIES AND MUSIC. PLUS FOOD, BROADWAY NEWS, REAL ESTATE, AND DOGS!

Month: July 2018 Theme: Let's go outside Artist: Tug Rice

ISSUE 45 SEPTEMBER 2018 FREE

Issue 47

ISSUE 47 NOVEMBER 2018 FREE

Strike

the

FOOD ISSUE

A POSE

Style is about more than what you wear – it's a state of mind. Who has it? Who doesn't? And how can you get it? It's all inside ...

ISSUE 49 JANUARY 2019 FREE

How hard is it to be human in a digital world?

Month: November 2018 Theme: The food issue Artist: Ruth Walker/Lee Caple

Issue 49

Month: January 2019 Theme: The burning issue Artist: Lee Caple

guilt-free me time, not screen time - THIS IS THE YEAR WE TAKE BACK THE POWER!

Issue 45

Month: September 2018 Theme: The style issue Artist: Chelsey Hill

Issue 50

Month: February 2019 Theme: The Big 50 Artist: Alvaro

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CONTRIBUTORS

Here’s to the talent

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a small army to bring this baby to life every month. Our eternal gratitude goes out to all the writers, photographers, and artists who have given of their time and their talents. This is a tiny selection ...

Mary Geneva

I'm a sales professional by day and a hopeful romantic by night. Married at age 21 and divorced at 26, me and my cat Diva picked ourselves up by our bootstraps and settled in Hell’s Kitchen in 2012. I’m the author of Nicknames, Tales from the Shallow End of the Manhattan Dating Pool and blogger at That’s So Mary. Greatest hit: W42ST has the power to bring people together. It has given me a platform to not only share my dating trials and tribulations but also to interview my neighbors about their experiences, some of whom have become good friends. I’ve been blessed to connect with new people in a way I don’t feel you can find in any other neighborhood in the city. Connect: @marygenevanyc

VICKY KUPERMAN IMAGE: PHIL PROVENCIO

Claudia Chung

After my journalist partner of nine years suddenly died of a cardiac arrest in 2017, I began writing a regular column for W42ST, chronicling my successes, mishaps, and self-made emotional catastrophes as I navigated the world as a newly widowed young woman. I’ve lived in Hell’s Kitchen for nearly a decade. HK happy place: Esposito’s Meat Market – a bloody steak makes the world go round. Breaking news: I’m currently working on a book of essays.

David Porter

Vicky Kuperman

I’m a comedian and author who has lived in Hell's Kitchen for 17 years. My husband, Max Cohen, and I adopted our dog, Coach, three years ago. Coach enjoys manipulating the employees at the liquor store, the bank, the pet store, and the vet for free treats. Greatest hit: A highlight of working with W42ST was before I even became a contributor! It was when Ruth interviewed me and my best friend and co-author, Isabella Patrick, for a spying feature in August 2017.  Breaking news: I just started a new podcast, She's Got Issues, where comedians and experts come together for a fun and lively discussion about the issues facing people, animals, and the planet. Connect: @vickykuperman 

Sophia Strawser

I’m the fitness writer for W42ST and a comedic screenwriter with a love of working out, drinking coffee, and silently judging people’s fashion choices. With a web series out called Tipping Point and many scripts in the works, I find myself at Old Country Coffee, religiously editing, writing, and sipping. Greatest hit: I’m thrilled to be a part of W42ST’s 50th issue and look forward to doing some “heavy lifting” to keep it going forward 50 more issues.  Connect: @sophiastrawser

I’ve been a record store cashier, a dishwasher, a prep cook … I taught undergraduate creative writing … I wanted to be first mate on a pirate ship, but the industry was offshored to Somalia and I didn’t want to relocate. Greatest hit: I’m honored to be on a roster that includes Jim Caruso, Claudia Chung, Kristen Jongen, Vicky Kuperman, Tyler Mount, editor Ruth Walker, and publisher Phil O’Brien, and I’m thrilled to see my articles in such a beautiful magazine. Every cover is a work of art. HK happy place: Tom Otterness’s Silver Towers Playground. My son loves it, and it reminds me that if creativity were oil, New York would be a thousand Saudi Arabias.

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CONTRIBUTORS

Matt D’Silva

Christian Miles

A native of Hell's Kitchen, my photographic work has appeared in The Washington Post, London Financial Times, and Gay City News. Greatest hit: Whether documenting the unique character of my neighborhood or creating a stunning eco-friendly fashion interpretation of the four elements, working with Ruth Walker at W42ST has given me the amazing opportunity to interact with my beloved community and the freedom to discover the many layers of my journalistic voice. Breaking news: I recently won second place for Best Photo Story by the New York Press Association. I also incorporate my photo essay expertise to Day In The Life Family Photography, a personalized, authentic alternative to traditional family photography. Connect: @cmilesstudio

I moved to Hell’s Kitchen four years ago with my husband and can't think of a better place to live. Greatest hit: When Ruth asked me to start writing reviews and feature articles for W42ST, I thought I’d landed a dream role, reviewing Broadway theater. But what has been great about working with her is that she has encouraged me to expand my experience and write more opinion and research-based articles, moving away from reviews. Breaking news: I’ve just completed my degree in children’s literature, and can often be found working on a manuscript in one of my favorite little wine bars, Ardesia or Vanguard, on a Saturday afternoon, plotting out ideas. My New Year’s resolution is to look out for writing opportunities and get my children’s book published. Connect: @MattDSilva

Belle Bakst

I’ve lived in Hell’s Kitchen for almost four years with my husband Brendan. Moving from North Carolina in 2015 to pursue a career in fashion, I had no idea how much I would love it here. Growing up, I always dreamed of living in the heart of New York City. And now that I do, I can say wholeheartedly that it does not disappoint. Aside from being W42ST’s style columnist and “fashion girl,” I am also a fashion assistant at a national publication, fashion stylist, blogger, and style influencer. Every day feels like such a joy to do what I love. Greatest hit: My absolute favorite piece I’ve worked on with W42ST was my very first one. My best friend and former neighbor photographed me in the neighborhood running around in vintage pieces from Couture du Jour – which also happens to be my favorite shopping destination in the neighborhood. HK happy place: My hobbies include going to Galaxy diner on 9th Ave - 46th St (try the eggs Florentine), sample sales, drinking iced coffee, and going to the Korean spa with my love. Connect: @littlefashionstylist

Samina Kalloo

I’m a registered dietitian-nutritionist and mother of two, living in Hell’s Kitchen. I partner with like-minded food brands to develop effective nutrition messaging. And, through my blog, I share recipes and nutrition tips for families. Greatest hit: The first article I wrote for W42ST in April 2016, about nutrigenomics. I remember being so excited to share the latest research and to see my words come to life. HK happy place: When my husband and I have a date night, we love stopping into Little Pie Company to share a slice of their signature sour cream apple walnut pie. Connect: @cookingfortots

Kristen Jongen

I’m an artist and poet, and the voice behind Soul Soup, a media company that features original paintings, prints, books, and greeting cards. My work has been featured in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Huff Post, and I’ve written and published two books. I share my space with my children and poodle Beezus. Breaking news: I recently started a weekly podcast entitled Sober in the City, examining the ambiguous hallways in between life’s personal crucifixions and mini resurrections. HK happy place: It’s not hidden, but it is definitely a gem – I like the public library on 10th Ave - 50th/51st St, for its quiet vibe away from the hustle and the calming energy to write in. Connect: @sober_inthe_ city

Nacho Guevara

I’m an international IPA-awarded portraiture photographer from Costa Rica. I moved to Hell’s Kitchen four years ago Greatest hit: A collection of portraits called "Hellskitcheners" that depicts the diverse community the inhabits the far west side, from Iron Chefs and Broadway actors, to writers, producers, politicians, and designers. Breaking news: This February, I’ll be having a massive exhibition at the The Jade Museum of Costa Rica – a collection of portraits about the master sculptor Jimenez Deredia. Connect: @nachoguevaranyc

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50 THE PEOPLE

Jim Caruso

host, Cast Party (issue 11) “I’d decided to give up showbusiness. Showbusiness was furious. Showbusiness didn’t care. So I got this job working for a nightclub and I was literally writing press releases for drinks specials. I wanted to shoot myself. “There was a piano, so I decided to throw a party one Christmas. I have a lot of great friends, and everybody came. We all went up to the piano, as everybody in our business does somehow, and people stayed until 4am. They were drinking and eating and the nightclub had never seen a pile of people like this before. “The next day they called and asked if we’d do it again, every Monday. Cut to 13 years later, we’re still doing it.” Photograph: Dustin Cohen

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Greatest hits

We’ve met hundreds of incredible New Yorkers over the course of the last 50 issues – from drag queens to Broadway stars to club hosts to a contortionist. These are just some of some of their best moments. Barry Reeves writer (issue 8) “I’ve loved this neighborhood since the first day I stepped off a bus at Port Authority in 1991. I walked out on the sidewalk and asked this man, ‘Do you know where 10th Ave is?’ Without missing a step, he said, ‘Go f*ck yourself.' It was at that exact point, that precious moment, that I fell in love with this city. Saying that to an Irishman is the equivalent to saying, ‘Welcome to town.’” Photograph: Nacho Guevara

James Twigg concierge (issue 14)

Bianca Mann

drag queen (issue 14) “My bra wasn’t properly clasped and my boobs ended up near my belly, but that didn’t stop me putting on an amazing performance.”

“My friendship group with other Hell’s Kitcheners has grown to the point where it is now hard to walk down 9th Ave without being stopped every block, and I love it. I feel at home. I call Gladys [who sadly passed in September 2016] at my local Frank’s liquor store Mom (she even cooked me Christmas lunch every year) – she and my Russian barber/life coach make up my new family.”

George Hahn writer/podcaster (issue 9)

“My first little apartment was $595 a month in a doorman building. And when I moved, there were still porn theaters and street hookers on 8th Ave … it was a neighborhood with teeth and balls. I enjoyed the dark and twisted pageantry of it. And I did go to the Gaiety Theater on 46th and Broadway (now American Eagle) more than once. It was the last all-nude male review where the dancers came out fully nude and fully erect.”

Lina Bradford DJ (issue 18) “Coming from a biracial, supportive family, I never knew I was anything but who I was. Intellect was always instilled in my make up, educating myself and being secure. “Learning and asking questions brought me to be the together woman I am today, and able to pay it forward and school not only young transgender children but just people in general. People place too much emphasis on labels – I find that it hinders people and limits.” Photograph: Andre Watson

Photograph: Nacho Guevara

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Marcelo Gomes principal

dancer and choreographer (issue 18) “What makes it home is the peacefulness of it all. I don’t watch TV that much, even though I have one. I just like to be quiet in the house, just feeling blessed that I have one. I know that buying in Manhattan is incredibly expensive. I’ve worked very hard to become a principal dancer. And now I have a little roof over my head where I can decompress, a place where my dog can live. We both live a very happy life here.” Photograph: Dustin Cohen

Brad Hoylman politician (issue 20)

“Trump belongs on a reality show, not the Oval Office. His name is on a few atrocious real estate projects in New York City, but Trump does not represent my New York. He’s a clown in a nice suit.”

Joe Iconis composer/performer (issue 20) “The rehearsal space 777 Studios used to be a porn theater, and I love that you can rehearse a musical in the exact same spot where sexual deviancy once prevailed. That mix of seediness and glitz really defines the neighborhood for me.” Photograph: Nacho Guevara

Photograph: Nacho Guevara

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Gasya and Andi Atherton, Cirque du Soleil performers (issue 20)

“Staying fit puts you on your A game, physically and mentally. Sometimes I just go to the gym for mental reasons, to unwind. And it gives you more energy to handle the kids.” Photograph: Nacho Guevara

Shakina Nayfack actress (issue 23)

Against the backdrop of new musicals and porn on W40th St, Shakina would share a sort of makeshift bedroom with a porn star. He’d be there during the week. She’d live there at weekends. “We’d just share the sheets. I did feel, ‘I’m living the New York life I read about. I’m doing it! “There was no kitchen, no heat at night or the weekends, I used the public restroom all the guests of the theater used. But at least there was a shower. Because, before it was a porn studio and a musical theater factory, it was a cage fighting gym. Those showers had gotten more than their fair share of use from the porn company as well.” Now, she says, living in Hell’s Kitchen is like living on campus. “Sometimes my friends and I will go to Five Napkin Burger and get a table on the corner and we’ll just hold court on a Saturday afternoon. We’ll sit there and people will pass by and we’ll say hi and give hugs. Over the course of an hour or two we’ll see 20 different friends.” Photograph: Phil O’Brien

Mark Fisher and Shina Ann Morris-Fisher fitness guru and Broadway performer (issue 23)

“Hell’s Kitchen, we love your food, your coffee, and your soul. Stay weird. Stay real.” Photograph: Nacho Guevara

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Upcoming projects by our members Will

The Hudson Guild Theatre (441 W26th St) Tuesday, February 19 @ 9pm, Wednesday, February 20 @ 6:15pm, Saturday, February 23 @ 3:30pm A story about life, love, and maybe a little magic

The Tom Collective Presents “Women Screaming”

The Tank February 7-9 @ 7pm Reimagining the women of Greek tragedy in our modern equivalent to melodrama: reality television.

Classical Music Recital

City College of New York, Shepard Hall Rm 95 February 14 @ 12:30pm A musical journey through the plight and joy of romance, featuring work by Poulenc, Dutilleux & Bach.

The American Tradition by Ray Yamanouchi

13th St Repertory Co (50 W13th St) January 25 - February 16 Set in Antebellum America, Eleanor – crossdressing as a white planter – and her husband, Bill – pretending to be her loyal servant – attempt to escape to the free state of Pennsylvania.

William Shakespeare’s “Henry V”

American Theatre of Actors February 21-24 @ 7:30pm (2pm matinees Sat/Sun) Shakespeare’s definitive parable of war and warriors, re-imagined by director & Broadway veteran Mary Lou Rosato.

American Juggalo

New Ohio Theatre. 154 Christopher Street February 5 & 6 @ 7:30pm A snapshot of the often mocked and misunderstood subculture of Juggalos – hardcore Insane Clown Posse fans – who meet once a year at The Gathering of the Juggalos.

Love, Redefined: Resilience 

Judson Memorial, 55 Washington Square February 20 @ 8pm A celebration of radical love of self and others with a night of poetic and theatrical remixes, re-imaginings and riffs by poets, playwrights, and musicians.

Totally Wholesome Foods

Episcopal Actors’ Guild (1 E29th St) February 17-23 @ 7pm & 22nd @ 2pm Follow Wendy and her community from the excitement of re-opening their beloved garden to the terror of watching that garden, once destroyed by Hurricane Bobby, be destroyed again by global wellness franchise Totally Wholesome Foods. T HE A R TI ST C O - O P CR EA TES A TH R IV IN G EN V IR ON ME N T T O N U R TU R E TH E I NN A TE M U LTIDIS CIP LIN A R Y N A T URE O F TH E A R TIS T C OM M U N ITY.” w w w.the a rt i s t c o-op.c om


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Loris Diran

fashion designer (issue 27) “To this day, I can’t walk down W46th St without seeing myself doing a twirl off a car hood during the street scene which is so iconic in the film Fame. Isaac Mizrahi was a high school friend that appeared in the film with me. I can still remember seeing him while we were both cutting math class to have a late breakfast at the Cuban cafe that is still there down the street. Hell’s Kitchen is quite emotionally loaded for me.” Photograph: Nacho Guevara

Randy Rainbow viral YouTube vlogger (issue 27)

“Really, it just started with the opportunity. I would just tackle whatever was trending at the moment. When the Kim Davis thing happened [the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples], I did a spoof on her. It was the Cell Block Tango, and that got four million views on Facebook. That was my first time seeing numbers like that. I looked at my phone and I had 1,000 messages in my inbox. I was like, ‘This is next level shit!’” Photograph: Eduardo Patino

The Hickman triplets (issue 32) “The coolest thing Daddy has done is marry Mommy.”

Paige Turner

drag queen (issue 30) “Most people don’t know I work an eight to 10-hour day before putting on a show at night. You’ll find me in a HK cafe writing, memorizing, promoting, rehearsing, etc. I can walk around the neighborhood all day and no one has any idea who I am until it’s showtime and I’m all decked out. It’s a fun Bozo meets Clark Kent kind of feeling. I guess that’s my escape from showbusiness.” Photograph: Preston Burford

Photograph: Phil O’Brien

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Telly Leung

Aladdin actor (issue 34) “I’d come up to Hell’s Kitchen to see a movie at the $3 movie theater and hang out at Worldwide Plaza. I spent so much of my time hanging out in this hood during my high school years, lining up at the TKTS booth for a half-price ticket or sleeping with the bums on W41st St for my $20 Rent ticket. Those years were so formative to me because I fell in love with NY and theater and this neighborhood. Subconsciously, I think I always dreamed of making the theater district my home.”

Jenn Gambatese

Broadway actor (issue 33) “Man, there’s something about Broadway. I don’t know if it’s the audience’s expectations, maybe it’s my own childhood dreams – I wanted this and I get to do it. It’s really unlike any other art form.”

Photograph: Nacho Guevara

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“The New York audience is not very forgiving. We have so much art around us that I think sometimes it’s hard to appreciate. I perform in Chicago a lot and if I just walk on stage and tell a joke and fart, they’re like, ‘OH MY GOD! YOU’RE SO AMAZING!’ If I’m in New York I could set myself on fire and you guys are like … *slow hand clap* “We have to work very, very hard to make the audience excited."

“One time, a woman took her shoes off in the middle of a Broadway show, crossed her legs and her bare foot was right next to me. I turned and said, ‘Excuse me, do you mind putting your shoes on? I don’t want to sit next to your bare feet.’ How do you like that?"

Drag Race season 10 (issue 30)

advanced fashion icon (issue 33)

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Jonno Davies actor (issue 33) “To be here now is a dream, without sounding corny. To be told you’ll be living in New York within five years of graduating I never would have believed. I just want to make the most of being here. I want to experience New York life, to do not just the touristy things but to see the nooks and crannies, to meet as many people as possible, and just get lost in New York.” Photograph: Dustin Cohen

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David Abeles and Billy Woodward authors and pigeon sympathizers (issue 37)

Tommy Houlihan, tattoo artist (issue 36) “My grandfather owned the Mayfair Hotel on W49th St. It’s a different world now to the one it was then. W42nd St had all the little porn theaters and head shops, knife stores. It was pretty grimy. But it had this dark beauty about it.” Photograph: Nacho Guevara

David: “My wife and I lived in an apartment on W44th St - 9th/10th Ave that overlooked the pigeon colony, and were able to see the whole circle of life. The pigeons were born, mated, died, and we learned a lot about them and grew really fond of them. They became our spirit animal.” Photograph: Rosie Cohn

Marti Gould Cummings,

drag queen and political activist (issue 35) “Obviously I always voted, but I wasn’t really involved in politics. Then this last election happened and it was like the stages of grief: stunned, pissed, I asked a lot of questions … then I was just like, ‘Woah! Bitching and moaning isn’t doing anything. What can we do?’” Photograph: James Avance

Christopher Harrison

AntiGravity fitness creator (issue 40) On the joys of driving a Segway: “It cuts down my commute by 75%. I am no longer at the mercy of public transportation or taxis. I can avoid all the tourists who meander obliviously on our sidewalks. I can take one passenger on the back and up to six bags of groceries on the handlebars. My dog Newton loves riding on it with me. It is my own personal float for any parade. It’s always a good way to make a new friend.” Photograph: Christian Miles

Muna Khalif, fashion designer (issue 45)

“Powerful women are shattering the glass ceiling and showing the world that your religious beliefs can be your greatest asset.” Photograph: Santiago Felipe

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Terry Singh

designer (issue 45) “I would look down on the floor for the first couple of weeks because I didn’t want the eye contact, and I needed to reprogram myself that, ‘Hey, I’m wearing a skirt.’ “Sometimes it would fall apart, but that vulnerability was part of the freedom. We’re normally so buttoned up, these are experiences we never really get.” Photograph: Nacho Guevara

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Luisa Cerutti and Nicki Lindheimer owners Domus (issue 48)

“After 9.11 we had an epiphany, like many New Yorkers, and decided we wanted to work together in a business with more heart. People were going out less, nesting more, and entertaining friends and family at home. We decided to open a store that catered to those feathering-the-nest needs. We never looked anywhere other than Hell’s Kitchen. We always liked this neighborhood because it’s like a village within the city. The sense of community is very strong and we would see people and greet each other on the street all the time (and that hasn’t changed). “The community immediately embraced us and what we stand for, not just by purchasing our goods, but by showing kindness in so many ways, like bringing us home-made food on long working days, or sharing an article we may be interested in, or giving us theater tickets.” Photograph: Phil O’Brien

Corey Johnson

house speaker (issue 44)

“The alarm goes off at 2am (as the Empire State Building is about to go dark – I often catch its final light show of the night). Hell’s Kitchen is very quiet at that time, except for Friday mornings, when there’s a lot of people partying. Otherwise it’s just me, the garbage man, and maybe an Uber driver here or there.”

“I still want to go dancing, and I still want to be myself. Sometimes you can get inside of a bubble and lose the level of authenticity that I think is important, not just for an elected official but for everyone. Everyone should live their best life and be who they are. As Lady Gaga said, ‘Baby, I was born this way.'"

Photograph: Eduardo Patino

Photograph: Phil O'Brien

Lauren Scala traffic reporter WNBC (issue 40)

TJ English

author The Westies (issue 48) “I feel the book has become part of the lore of the neighborhood. And part of that, I feel, is that it’s so much about a neighborhood, a community, and all these issues of loyalty as defined in the streets of New York. Hell’s Kitchen was always a neighborhood where loyalty was a treacherous fault line. “I was lamenting that loss of community. It was a melting pot neighborhood and people felt a real connection to it. They weren’t just passing through or doing commerce, they were really tight. There was a sense that they were under siege from all these forces – social forces, crime, everything. And that brought everyone closer together.” Photograph: Steve Hill

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Peter Shankman businessman (issue 44) “I travel non-stop for work. Ever city I’m in, I try and imagine myself living there. I imagine paying a tenth of the mortgage/expenses I pay now. I imagine a less frenetic pace, a less crazy 'whomp' that hits you square in the gut the moment you exit your building. I imaging having a car, and driving to the local store for coffee, milk, cheese, bread, and eggs, and knowing everyone’s name, and smiling all day as we see each other. And I can imagine those things easily. But you know what I can’t imagine? NOT paying as much as I pay. NOT having a frenetic pace punching me in the stomach when I leave the apartment. NOT zig-zagging past the tourists and never having to slow my pace. I can’t imagine not doing any of that. NYC is my home. It was my first experience, my first girlfriend, my first love, my first heartbreak, my first everything. Leave that? Never!” Photograph: Ilona Liberman

Tyler Mount, co-producer Once on This Island (issue 22)

“I have a legit crush on Aaron Tveit because he’s super hot, but my lady crush is Cynthia Erivo. We should get married.” Photograph: Nacho Guevara

Steven Rudin

psychiatrist and artist (issue 49) “Memories are like a collage, in that there is some aspect that is within our control. Just the awareness that the pieces can be arranged in different ways can be helpful. You have this history of trauma, abuse, rejection … how do you put it all together? How do you arrange the pieces?” Photograph: Phil O’Brien

Liz Kimball writer and creativity coach (issue 49)

“I wholeheartedly believe we need to spend less time on devices, but I’m learning that the ‘phones are killing us’ rhetoric doesn’t help me with the time that I am spending online. Blaming devices revokes my power, casts me as the victim, and renders me helpless. It also lets me off the hook and fails to hold me fully responsible for my behavior. I will continue exploring ways to unplug, but when I do engage digitally, I want to be able to show up from a place of power and integrity, not guilt and shame.” Photograph: Justin Patterson

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The Smash cocktail

Intercontinental Times Square (issue 8) ¼ cup fresh blueberries 1 tsp sugar in the raw 3oz Bacardi Superior 4oz house infused ginger vinegar soda (substitute ginger beer) Ice

1. Select a highball glass and fill the bottom of glass with fresh blueberries. 2. Sprinkle brown sugar over the fruit. 3. Muddle until the sugar has dissolved. 4. Top with ice. 5. Add 3oz Bacardi and stretch with house-infused ginger vinegar soda. 6. Stir and enjoy. The Smash was created by mixologists Brian Dunn and Shawn Cioto, and won the People’s Choice Award in InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ Top Shelf cocktail competition Photograph: Robin Riley

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Feed your face What a feast! From cocktails to clean eating, a W42ST cake for our birthday, and the best burgers in town Gone but not forgotten: The Market Diner In issue 6, we interviewed former owner of the Market Diner, Asher Zelin, who said: “Sinatra used to call me at night saying he was coming over with about 30 people at 3am or 4am after the bars closed.” The Market Diner eventually closed its doors and turned off its famous neon sign after more than 40 years in October 2015. Painting by John Baeder

The Bijao Pio Pio (issue 5) 2oz Pisco Porton 3/4oz Cedilla liqueur (made from açai berries) Dash Angostura bitters ¾ oz simple syrup ¾ oz fresh lime juice Prosecco Fresh mint (plus mint for garnish) Cubed ice Crushed ice

Photographing the famous cheese plate at Casellula for issue 7. “I design each plate with a variety of familiar flavor combinations to pairings that surprise your palate,” said fromager Emily Lindh. “This takes eating cheese to a whole other level.”

1. In a shaker, add the cubed ice and mint. 2. Add all liquid ingredients, except the prosecco. Give it all a hard shake. 3. Fill a highball glass with crushed ice. 4. Double strain the drink into the glass. 5. Top with prosecco, and garnish with a fresh sprig of mint and a dash of powdered sugar. 6. Enjoy with a long straw.

Photograph: Nacho Guevara

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Say cheese!

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Dessert at Hakkasan (issue 9)

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“Chef Rory McDonald throws away any hopes of recreating authentic Chinese sweets and instead lets his creative muscles flex, getting inspired by local products and farms, sometimes with a broadly Asian flourish as he includes ingredients like black sesame, kalamansi limes, or jasmine rice. “A high point is the frozen apricot bavarois, a beautiful orange ring of apricot frozen cream sat atop a perfectly portioned black sesame florentine. Edible flowers and sensationally succulent summer fruit of every color decorate the top. And then – oof – the kalamansi sorbet on the side makes it just perfect. Honestly, I’d be happy just eating that sorbet and Florentine all night long. The cold sorbet gives a sour punch that is balanced by the buttery caramel and purposely bitter Florentine. With each bite, I like the dish more and more. “Another impressively gorgeous dessert is McDonald’s strawberries and champagne. The dish sounds as complex and flashy as you’d expect for the VIP space: vanilla panna cotta, lemon crumble, rhubarb sorbet, fresh summer strawberries, champagne foam and a lacey spun sugar topper. Yet, when the dish arrives it somehow feels understated. The sugar art on top casts shadows over the rest of the dessert. Cracking through it gives me the same thrill as digging into a great crème brulée, but with way more surprises waiting beneath.” Words: Hillary Reeves Photograph: Robin Riley

Seamus Mullen

in praise of a clean diet (issue 15) “I’d wake up every morning with swollen hands and in pain, and it’s really hard to just soldier through it and put on a smile and pretend everything’s OK. You get to a point where you think there’s no path out of where you are. I’d forgotten what it felt like to not be in pain. “But once you get a taste for waking up every morning not feeling like crap, you never want to wake up feeling like crap again.” Photographs: Nacho Guevara

The Umi cocktail Sushi Seki (issue 14) Ingredients 20ml mezcal 20ml tomato water 20ml Clamato tomato juice Garnish 1 oyster Uni sea urchin Ikura roe Dill

Birthday cakes That time the Cupcake Cafe made our first birthday cake in issue 11 (and Huascar at H Bake made cover cupcakes.)

Method 1. Stir all liquid ingredients and strain into a shot glass. 2. Prepare your oyster by adding uni, ikura, and a small piece of dill on top. Place on top of your glass. 3. Serve with a side spoon or oyster fork.

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Zachary Schmahl cookie master (issue 16)

“After college, I left Nebraska to pursue a career in acting. After realizing the business wasn’t for me, I was on the hunt for a career that still fuelled me creatively. I had been baking cookies as a hobby since childhood and never even considered it as a way to make money. “After two months, Schmackary’s was already starting to take off and I had to quit my job. A year later, I landed the first storefront. “One time Sarah Bareilles came in and we all kinda freaked out. I also fangirled a bit when Wallace Shawn first came into the store. I may have actually said ‘inconceivable’ to his face.” Photograph: Nacho Guevara

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The old guard For our food issue in May 2016, we celebrated longstanding businesses that have managed to survive the onslaught of Starbucks and Panda Express: 9th Avenue International Grocery, Rudy’s, Leon Bakery, Little Pie Company, Esposito, Poseidon, Tavola, Lali. All are still, happily, doing business in Hell’s Kitchen. The only one we photographed that has disappeared from our neighborhood landscape is the colorful Tobacco Road, which was on W40th St - 9th Ave. Photograph: Christian Miles

Erol Zeren on the famous customers he’s served at Kahve coffee (issue 17)

“We’ve had people such as Christian Bale, Stephen Colbert, Woody Harrelson, and, my all-time favorite, Susan Iucci (Susan’s daughter-in-law lives in the neighborhood and has promised to bring her by again, though I’ll probably flip out when she arrives!)”

Bruno Magnun bartender, on what happens when 44&X closes (issue 26)

“On Thursday nights after our shift we go to Dalton’s the Irish sports pub. It becomes a karaoke bar every Thursday and Sunday, and lots of people from the food industry get together for a 1990s and Disney sing-off.” Photograph: Michael Young

Photograph: Nacho Guevara

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Congratulations W42ST on your 50th Issue! Here's to many more!

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Amy Scherber

master baker, on what kept those early days interesting (issue 29) “When I first opened Amy’s Bread, the drug addicts and prostitutes would smell the bread and reach into our grate to try to grab fresh bread off the cooling racks. In those early years, I’d finish baking at 4am and hop on my bike, riding uptown on the sidewalk as fast as I could to W55th St, since 10th Ave was too scary at that hour. “That block was the sketchiest in upper Hell’s Kitchen since there were only three small apartment buildings, and the rest of the street was filled with dark warehouses. Cab drivers used that street as their outdoor restroom. And if I came home late at night, I’d need to watch out for the rats scurrying in and out of the building, and I’d often have to step over crack addicts that slept in the vestibule. My upstairs neighbor and friend always had her frying pan ready to protect me from a potential intruder." Photograph: Phil O’Brien

The best of brunch (issue 29) That time The Marshal made us brunch for our special feature on the best eggs in the hood. Our mouths are still watering … Photograph: Nacho Guevara

Go big or go home The best burgers in Hell’s Kitchen? The mammoth French onion soup burger at Le Rivage has to be a contender (from issue 29)! Photograph: Nacho Guevara

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Heather Irizarry cake maker, on some of her more unusual requests (issue 37)

“Someone requested for us to make an eyeball cake the same weekend of Halloween. But it wasn’t for a Halloween party – it was just because the person really liked eyes.” Photograph: Nacho Guevara

Randy Witherspoon

owner and chef, Spoonfed, on how the Broadway community saved his dream (issue 39) “In the course of remodeling the restaurant, the construction company did not complete the job, at which time the Broadway community stepped in and completed construction. Crew members, actors, wardrobe personnel, hair and makeup, friends and family from pretty much all the shows on Broadway and new neighbors in Hell’s Kitchen kept my dream from dying.” Photograph: Eduardo Patino

We all scream! (issue 31) It was one of the most humid days of summer, and the ice-cream from Ice & Vice was disappearing quicker than a fresh batch of Hamilton tickets. But, fortunately, our photographer was up to the task … Photograph: Nacho Guevara

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Henry Cordova

pig whisperer and tiki bar doorman, on his idea of food heaven (issue 46) “Cooking with friends, coming up with vegan recipes of our favorite old-school dishes. The food can look like anything. Vegan arroz con pollo was the dish this Sunday and we nailed it.” Photograph: Phil O’Brien

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The Hell’s Kitchenettes drag diner waitresses (issue 47)

“I wish some of the diners would do what we do and name their dishes. Take today’s specials at our restaurant, for example: we have the Tommy Tuna Melt, the Crucible-ogna Sandwich, the Bernadette Pita, or our brand new burger, the Kristen Chino-With Everything. Each of those come with Samuel French Fries, a Secret Garden Salad, or a side of Broccoli Les Mise-Rabe. And, of course, our soup of the day is Yentl.”

Vanetta Schoefield,

bartender/server/comedian, on her food heaven (issue 43) “A world without cheese is a world I’d rather not be a part of." Photograph: Nacho Guevara

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Broadway actors and cocktail connoisseurs, on the perfect old fashioned (issue 44) “If you must, one cherry is enough. And go easy on the orange slices. It’s an old fashioned, not fruit salad.” Photograph: Davy Mack

Sullivan Street Bakery (issue 47)

“I deleted Facebook right after the 2016 election. I don’t use it anymore. We need to be OK without these things. We need to find happiness without this crap, you know?” Photograph: Squire Fox

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Karim Rashid designer

W53rd St - 9th/10th Ave (issue 9) “I never thought I would like being in the center of Manhattan but I love it here with all the skyscrapers – Seagram building, Mies van der Rohe towers, and my favorite, the Hearst Tower. I love all the new developments.” Photograph: Ortal Mizrahi

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Apartment style Our places are small, our budgets limited, but, OMG, we make the most of what we have. Here are some of our favorites over the last 50 issues

The checkered history of the Chinese Consulate W42nd St - 12th Ave (issue 9)

“The oddly shaped building began its life in 1962 as a Sheraton Motor Inn, designed by Morris Lapidus (who also was the lead architect for Miami Beach’s famous hotels, including the neo-Baroque Fontainebleu and Eden Roc. “In 1971, New York Magazine said, ‘Room service at the Sheraton Motor Inn … wasn’t it conceived as a cheaters’ hideaway? Would any tourist in full possession of their sensitivities really choose to lodge overlooking the drudge of the West Side Highway and the venomous Hudson?’ “Back in the day, it boasted a revolving piano lounge and a rooftop swimming pool … Kate Smith, whose vibrant voice made 'God Bless America' an unofficial national anthem, for many years rented a three-bedroom suite at the top of the hotel. Occasionally, she would visit the patio roof, giving her breezy ‘hell-ooo’ to the swimmers watching the ocean liners parked at the pier below.” Photograph: franklavaarchiv.de

Eddie Lee W47th St - 10th/11th Ave (issue 13) “I always fantasized about having a white on white apartment, but it’s just not me. I’m not a minimalist, as much as I’d like to be. I love reading, I love entertaining and movies and art – this apartment is an expression of who I am. “I’ve lived in New York for 22 years so didn’t want a concierge building. I was looking for lofty, open, tall ceilings, which is hard to find unless you have about $2m.” Photograph: Patrick Cline

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designer, W57th St - 9th/10th Ave (issue 19) “Since I always want something new, I’m working with all the colors in the crayon box. I just like the vibrancy. I have a theory about color. They don’t mix and match, they have relationships. A lot of times, it’s the ones that are right next to each other, the ones people might call clashing, that I think are most exciting.” When he moved into his apartment five years ago, the first design element to appear were the black stripes of duct tape lining the walls. The rest of the taping evolved from there. “One week I’d decided on this arbitrary pink, yellow, black scheme. Then I thought, ‘Why am I putting constraints on myself?’ So I started thinking military stripes, nautical flagging, I just thought, ‘Let’s do everything. Go to Michael’s, buy every single roll of duct tape they have …’ and that’s what I did. It’s all a play on checks and stripes.” Photograph: Nacho Guevara

Erin Hawker fashion PR, W37th St - 9th/10th Ave (issue 21)

Amir Korangy publisher The Real Deal, W37th St - 9th/10th Ave (issue 18)

“One of the units was an editing studio for Darren Aronofsky and Wes Anderson. So after I moved in, for almost two years, I was getting gifts and tickets from different agencies and brands and companies. “Then I got tickets for the Golden Globes for Darren Aronofsky for The Wrestler. I also got Wes Anderson’s People’s Choice Award for The Fantastic Mr Fox. They finally came to my office and said, ‘Can we have our award back?’”

On her neighbors: “The people in this building – some of them have been here since the 1970s. It’s ripe with characters. We’ve got somebody who was a porno illustrator, an Academy Awardwinning set designer, an Academy Awardwinning director, a lot of artists … then just some crazies.” Photograph: Eva Meuller

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Lexi Lawson, Hamilton actress, W42nd St 9th/10th Ave (issue 28)

“Whenever I would envision being on Broadway and having a job, it would be through these streets. This is where I’d look up and feel inspired. From my apartment, I have a 360 panoramic view. I can see all the way down to World Trade Center … I can look over the Times Square billboards and see where I work, see the Empire State Building. It’s unbelievable.” Photograph: Greg Salvatori

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Harry Heissmann interior designer, W45th St - 9th/10th Ave (issue 39)

“I’ve got a bit of stuff. It’s not a considered plan. It’s an obsession. When I’m in one of my meetings, I can reach over and find a reference, in a book or a magazine, straight away. There is a sort of order. It is inspiring, because my work is all about the classic with the unexpected. “When clients come for the first time they say, ‘Where in the hell did you find all these things? And that’s exactly what I want, because this is not what you buy from Restoration Hardware or Ikea. I have those things too, but I’ve always enjoyed combining reasonable things with more pricey things.” Photographs: Robin Riley

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Amelia Nicholas

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Victoria Findlay Wolfe, quilter, W38th

St - 8th/9th Ave (issue 41) “The convenience of being here, close to Times Square, for getting around the city, everything stops at 42nd St. And for the business, it’s perfect. There are quilters all over the world and they know m name. They come to New York City, they’re going to want to come and say hey.” Photographs: Ilona Lieberman

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LeeAnne Hayden, private equity director, W42nd St - 9th/10th Ave (issue 47)

“We’ve always loved being in the city, so when the last of the five children moved out, we said, ‘Why not now? I'm a cancer survivor and the one thing we realized was that life is too short to wait to do everything you want. So we sold the home, packed up, and made it happen.” Photograph: Phil O’Brien

Naty Michele digital content creator, W46th St - 9th/10th Ave (issue 45) “New York was always a goal of mine. I grew up so close to the city, but it’s very different to actually live here than it is to commute. I knew that living in NYC could help to create more opportunity for me both with work and my personal life. It’s something that I needed to try and do for myself. “I loved the white exposed brick in this apartment, because it adds so much texture and character to the space. The little alcove section is amazing because it provides a bit of privacy. It’s such a cosy space.”

Kori Frederick, TV producer/director, W47th St - 10th/11th Ave (issue 48)

“I honestly can’t believe I found this apartment in Hell’s Kitchen. I am so happy.I love the neighborhood. When I thought about moving, it gave me severe anxiety. Seriously. My life is here. My bodega is here. How could I ever replace the guys at the Skyline Deli? Or find a new place to just go and hang out and have dinner with people I’ve become friends with?” Photograph: Phil O’Brien

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True confessions More than 250 dogs (and one or two cats) have posed for our Wagging Tales pages over the years. We’ve gone into our archives to fetch some of the biggest personalities

Jack (issue 5) “I’ve done more than a few bad things in my life. I broke my owner’s thumb once by biting through their thumbnail.”

Bear (issue 6) “I’ve always been an angel, but one time I ate a whole cedar tree – it was six feet tall. I ate the whole thing and was sick for a couple of days.”

Barnum (issue 3) “I like to eat peepee I find on the street – it’s my secret shame.”

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Lilli (issue 7)

Winston (issue 8)

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Sir Winston Churchil (issue 12) “I fetch my toy mice. Throw. Fetch. Repeat. I can jump six feet in the air. I fear not fire nor water as I oftentimes try to hop in the shower, no matter who’s in there.”

Daisy (issue 13)

Bunny (issue 15)

“I once relieved myself in the middle of a crosswalk and showed no shame (tongue hanging out smiling while doing it). Luckily the guy making a left turn stopped and smiled right back. Did I mention I’m charismatic?”

“I love raiding the hamper for dirty underwear and smelly socks when my mom has company over, listening to gangsta rap, and darting my tongue up human nostrils on the sly.”

Phoebe (issue 11) “I snore like a 300lb man and obsess with my stroller – I hate walking.”

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Luna (issue 23) “I have destroyed everything from flip-flops to pillows, and even managed to bite on a ginger ale can and spray it all over the kitchen.”

Samson (issue 26) Blizzy (issue 24) “I will hump my little dinosaur toy (girlfriend) all day long, even in front of company without the slightest bit of shame.”

Beatrice (issue 28) “I have eaten $80 in cash in three months (that dad knows about).”

“I’m thinking about using Grecian Formula to cover up my grey. I also love showing off for the ladies in the elevator by rolling around. I’m shameless.”

TOP 10 BREEDS 1. Chihuahua 2. Jack Russell 3. French bulldog 4. Yorkshire terrier 5. Mutt 6. Dachshund

Bailey (issue 32) “I finish my human’s cereal every morning (she’s weak when I beg).”

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Boogie and Marcelo (issue 41) Boogie: “I snack on cat poo.” Marcelo: “I love to hump.”

THE PETS

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Lladro (issue 44) “I’m a finicky eater. I’ll eat any food off the dirty sidewalk, but nothing from my bowl.”

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Pocket (issue 45)

THE PETS

“I fart when people pick me up. I love raspberries on my tummy. Also, I fart when people give me raspberries on my tummy.”

Dog day care

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Lilly (issue 48)

Lilah (issue 45)

“I haven’t met a remote control that won’t earn me something delicious by taking it hostage in my mouth until a treat appears and I drop it.”

“By day, I snooze and eat treats, but by night I’m a crime-fighting dog that seeks to rid Hell’s Kitchen of squirrels.”

Pumpkin (issue 49)

“I eat books, especially old books. I especially enjoyed Chaucer in one volume … yum!”

e featured in Wagging Tales – and get a FREE week of dog day care at AKC Canine Retreat.* Your dog will experience a new level of care tailored to their individual needs and temperament. AKC Canine Retreat welcomes dogs of all backgrounds, shapes, and sizes, and offers a full range of services including day care, overnight care, grooming, training, walking, and jogging. Our professional staff are trained in the most up-todate methods recognized by the American Kennel Club, and each location features a range of play and rest spaces. Come visit our locations at W72nd St, W42nd St, SKY, Chelsea, and Tribeca – we’ve got the West Side covered! Email the pictures of your dog to waggingtales@w42st. com with the answers to our questions, and one lucky dog will get a FREE week of care.* Your name: Pet’s name: How old? Breed: What makes your pet bark? Three words that describe them best: Naughty confession: Are you an Instadog? *Dog must pass interview to enter day care

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DIGITAL EDITION


LAST WORD

“Why would you move to Hell’s Kitchen? It’s a long way from the subway, cold in the winter, and there’s nothing to do!” Anonymous

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hil O’Brien likes a challenge. So when a Brooklyn-based friend expressed her disbelief that this New York newbie might choose to live on the far west side of Manhattan rather than – say – Brooklyn – he set out to prove her wrong. The result – W42ST magazine – is

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a love letter to the neighborhood our publisher and editor are proud to call home, and to those who make it one of the most vibrant, colorful, REAL places left in NYC. Four years and 50 issues on, our neighbors have taken us to their hearts and we’ve come to represent, we hope, the

very best bits about being a New Yorker. We believe every one of you has a unique story to tell and, in doing so, is able to reach and deeply connect with others through it. It’s what makes this big, brash, beautiful city feel a little less lonely. Thank you for being part of the story so far …

You don’t have to wait another month for your next dose of W42ST. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for news, giveaways, and the essential guide to the week’s happenings bit.ly/hellohellskitchen


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TROUBLEMAKERS SPOTTED AT 52ND & 10TH.

Now at home in Hell’s Kitchen. NOW thru MAR 17

NOW thru MAR 10

THE LIGHT

ALICE BY HEART

by LOY A. WEBB

book by STEVEN SATER with JESSIE NELSON

directed by LOGAN VAUGHN

music by DUNCAN SHEIK lyrics by STEVEN SATER choreographed by RICK and JEFF KUPERMAN directed by JESSIE NELSON

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February 9 – 24 Added performances for Winter Break

GRAVITY & OTHER MYTHS

FOR EVERYONE 6 AND UP

from Adelaide, Australia

PHOTO: DMITRIJUS MATVEJEVAS

“A total triumph. A riveting show of the most incredible physical feats.” – The Guardian Tickets start at $22

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W42ST - The big 50  

Celebrating all the best bits from 50 issues – who we are, what we eat, how we live ... and the pets that make it all worthwhile

W42ST - The big 50  

Celebrating all the best bits from 50 issues – who we are, what we eat, how we live ... and the pets that make it all worthwhile

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