Monthly Archives: January 2011

Take the A Train (actually, take the M2 bus)

Those in the know already know about the supremely lovely Marjorie Eliot, jazz pianist and host to one of the best live jazz shows you’ll ever live. On Sundays at 4pm, there’s nothing better than heading way uptown to Sugar … Continue reading

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A Perfect Slice Of New York

How can such a simple food bring such enormous pleasure? We ask ourselves this question every time we step up to the take-out counter at Patsy’s Pizzeria (2287 1st Ave b/w 117th & 118th). While we wait to order a … Continue reading

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“Straight Ahead”, No Chaser: A Celebration of Billy Taylor

2,100 of jazz pianist and composer Billy Taylor’s family, friends, colleagues, and admirers turned out in full force at Riverside Church to bask in the life of Taylor. Also known as Dr. Billy Taylor, for his actual PhD (Music Education; … Continue reading

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La Lovely Tropezienne

Here at across106thstreet we’re big fans of great baked goods. Fanatics really. Do you know anyone else who would travel many neighborhoods away just to pick up a banana chocolate chip muffin from a fish market? Didn’t think so. Luckily, … Continue reading

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Three Kings Day Parade

January 6th is always a special day in Spanish Harlem. The neighborhood comes out to celebrate Three Kings Day with a wonderful parade organized by El Museo Del Barrio that goes right down the heart of 106th Street. There’s great … Continue reading

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New York in Black and White

Like Narcissus, New York City can’t stop gazing at itself. Now NYC looks good at many angles. If you’re like the 106thstreeters, you’ve noticed by now that New York is at its most beautiful at night. A close second is … Continue reading

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