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Noodle Heaven at Cocoron!

Noodle Heaven at Cocoron!

A little background: I was vegetarian for something like 13 years, and due to the fact that I grew up in a city that isn’t a hotbed of Japanese cuisine (Buffalo), I kind of missed out on the whole ramen-not-out-of-a-package thing until a year or so ago! Most vegetarian Japanese noodles (ramen, soba, udon) were(…)

Sandy’s Rescue Pals: Adoptable Dogs on Broadway!

Sandy’s Rescue Pals: Adoptable Dogs on Broadway!

I’m not sure if anything could be MORE in my wheelhouse than Sandy’s Rescue Pals. Combining the adorableness of rescue pups and Honoring the show’s tradition of using adoptable dogs in the role of Sandy, this program showcases adoptable dogs during each Wednesday matinee of Annie on Broadway. The show teamed up with rescue organization(…)

Xi’an Famous Foods is On A Random Street in Greenpoint! Here’s Why.

Xi’an Famous Foods is On A Random Street in Greenpoint! Here’s Why.

By now everyone knows that you don’t have to go to Flushing anymore to taste the delights that Xi’an Famous Foods has to offer, and you also probably know that there is one all up in the ‘hood. But WHY, do you ask, is it on a weird little half-residential/half-industrial street in the nether-region of(…)

Get Your Art On: Paul McCarthy’s “WS” at the Park Avenue Armory

Get Your Art On: Paul McCarthy’s “WS” at the Park Avenue Armory

Contemporary artist/provocateur Paul McCarthy has a pretty epic looking show up at the Park Avenue Armory, and it’s sure not to disappoint… if you like his depraved interpretation of Disney and other Americana-related themes. It’s his largest show to date and is his second exploration on Snow White (the first was called White Snow). You(…)

Vanity Projects: Nail Artists From All Over the World All Up in NYC!

Vanity Projects: Nail Artists From All Over the World All Up in NYC!

Ever want to get your nails did by nail artists whom you follow on Instagram but who don’t live in NYC so you can never get your nails did by them? Well, Vanity Projects, a soon-to-open nail salon and art gallery, will let you achieve those dreams! VP is the brainchild of  Rita de Alencar Pinto,(…)

Salon Cocoro: Calgel Nail Art in Williamsburg FINALLY!

Salon Cocoro: Calgel Nail Art in Williamsburg FINALLY!

It’s really true: there is FINALLY a nail salon in Williamsburg that does epic nail art with Calgel polish, and it is called Salon Cocoro. You guys know we looooove us some Calgel manicures, and so obviously we were quite interested to check it out. Calgel in the ‘hood is something we’ve been waiting for(…)

They’re Coming… The Cicadas… and it Turns Out I’m Excited

They’re Coming… The Cicadas… and it Turns Out I’m Excited

Having grown up in the LBC, a place plagued by earthquakes, wildfires, and lackadaisical attitudes, but NOT cicadas, I was thoroughly shocked and disgusted when I learned about the billions and perhaps trillions of cicadas that are about to emerge from a 17 year slumber and unleash their hideousness upon us. Over the last couple(…)

Fabulous, One More Time: A Sylvester Concert

Fabulous, One More Time: A Sylvester Concert

Seldom do so many things that we power animals love come together and form like Voltron in one spectacular event, but it is happening on June 30th at Le Poisson Rouge with Fabulous, One More Time: A Sylvester Concert. Why is this a perfect PA cocktail of love? Well, Anthony Wayne, a star of our(…)

There Are One Million Sample Sales Tempting Me.

There Are One Million Sample Sales Tempting Me.

It is spring sample sale time in the city! In the last few years I’ve been trying, with only partial success, to go for quality over quantity when it comes to clothing purchases. One way I’m attempting to make that happen is to NOT to spend all my money Zara (hard to do, I know),(…)