Category Archives: Heading Out in the Evening

Drinking Like Days of Old: The Brooklyn Inn

Some barrooms have ski ball or gigantic big screen TVs. Others might employ bearded bartenders whipping up (or even torching) super fancy cocktails. But some, like one of my all time favorites, the Brooklyn Inn, skip the flair and head … Continue reading

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Drinking in Chinatown, All Hail Winnie’s

Chinatown is an eating paradise. But as a drinking destination? Not so much. Sure, you can visit those fancy cocktail bars on scenic Doyers street if you have the attitude and the cash (or someone else is buying), but for … Continue reading

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Getting Social on Lenox

A few months ago we attended a grand opening party for Corner Social, a sharp looking bar and restaurant in the heart of Harlem. It’s on Lenox Avenue, just a block from bustling 125th Street and kitty corner to the … Continue reading

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Beats For BBQ Films’ Week – “Kung Fu Fighting”

You know this is the place to be to ring in the Year of the Dragon. BBQ Films keeps upping the ante – look out, ’cause this one is gonna kick your ass! Let’s let Carl Douglas explain all the … Continue reading

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Coney Island Trifecta

If you’re wondering what to do for your last days of summer in NYC, look no further than the winning combination of the Coney Island trifecta–riding the Cyclone, eating Totonno’s pizza, and drinking at Ruby’s. The 106thstreeters, along with a … Continue reading

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Beats For Your Week – Tinariwen

Oh man, there’s so much great live music happening in NYC this summer. Summer is this 106thstreeter’s favorite season, especially in the Baked Apple. Many locals head out-of-town, extending their weekends, pulling in Fridays and/or Mondays, making the city as … Continue reading

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The Apollo Shines for Harlem Jazz Shrines

Last weekend, the Apollo went back-to-the-future of its historic past as it hosted “Jazz à la Carte,” a variety show featuring comedy, dance, and live music–and part of the weeklong (and first annual) Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival. The show, “Wycliffe Gordon’s … Continue reading

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Treme Heads North

The other day, walking down 14th Street, there was a noise. A very familiar noise. But not to New Yorkers’ ears. There were brass instruments, there was a drum, and there was singing. It was a beautiful sound, that after … Continue reading

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Night Catches Us at the House of Maysles

Director and screenwriter Tanya Hamilton is someone you should make note of. You could be saying years from now, “Yeah, I’ve seen every film she’s made. I’ve known about her work from the beginning.” This claim would let others know … Continue reading

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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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