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Perhaps woman cannot live on bread alone, but after dinner at Leonti, a new restaurant on the Upper West Side, she cannot be blamed for wanting to. On a recent evening, an amuse-bouche of beef brodo, scented with cinnamon and served in porcelain tureens the size of eggcups, was followed by durum-wheat focaccia so good I could have made a meal of it. Sliced thinly, it bore a burnished bronze crust,

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plans have been presented for a skyscraper which, once completed, will rank as the second tallest building in new york. known as ‘tower fifth’, the building would stand at a height of 1,556 feet (474 meters). for reference, one world trade center — the city’s tallest building — tops out at 1,776 feet (541 meters). gensler is the design architect for the project, which will be located just north of st. patrick’s cathedral, east of fifth avenue

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One of New York’s most highly anticipated new neighbourhoods, Hudson Yards has been in frenzied construction for a few years now; and results are slowly starting to show. Ahead of the opening of some of the area’s key publicly accessed areas, such as The Shed and a big chunk of the retail element, the new area’s first residential tower, Fifteen Hudson Yards, is also nearing completion. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and

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The first dish I saw upon walking into Yummy Tummy, a new restaurant on Northern Boulevard, in Flushing, was the first dish I ordered. The choice couldn’t have been more obvious: there was one on almost every table, a big, round platter of hacked-up blue crabs coated in a thick, pink, chili-flecked sauce and surrounded by a ring of glistening fried buns. I’d never seen it before in New York—except on

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Our friend Madsteez just sent us some images from his latest mural which was just completed on the streets of New York City. Working on a cold winter day, the American artist brought to life another of his colorful piece of work which depicts a giant wave. Being an avid surfer, it was only natural for Madsteez to paint a wave in his hometown. If you are in the area, you’ll be

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Dust jacket design for “The Hobbit,” April 1937. Pencil and watercolor. Bodleian Libraries, MS. If the hobbits, elves, wizards, and dwarves that fill the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic books capture your imagination, you’ll want to book a ticket to New York. Reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings remains a right of passage for many young adults, with aficionados of Tolkien immersing themselves in Middle-earth mythology. Millions have followed along with the adventures of

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