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Chef Rich Torrisi’s original NYC venture was located around the corner from his new incarnation in the Puck Building. He draws inspiration from Nolita and Little Italy. Photo courtesy of Major Food Group
Dining Out

Rich Torrisi Goes Glam

The New York chef’s glitzy new Torrisi Bar & Restaurant is like the cocktail party you don’t want to leave.

Looking in the window at La Bonbonniere, a historic greasy spoon in the West Village. Photo courtesy of @happydavid
Local Flavor

NEW YORK’S BEST GREASY SPOON

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.

The New York Junior League hosted its Most Outstanding Volunteer Party for Amy Phelan at Pink Elephant on January 23, 2010. (Photo by CLINT SPAULDING/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
The New Twenties

The End of Excess

The Pink Elephant’s former GM says the debaucherous consumption his notorious nightclub pioneered in the aughts would never fly today.

A bartender pours Sippin Santa cocktails at the Miracle on 9th Street pop-up in the East Village. Photo courtesy of Miracle on 9th Street.
Ho Ho Ho

The Best Holiday Pop-Ups

From traditional tree lightings and ice skating to cocktail pop-ups and boozy ice cream to heated pools with a view.

CUEUP supporters protested a closed-door Council session that was expected to approve making sheds permanent with signage including a succinct: “NYC to Residents: STFU.” (The session was ultimately postponed.) Photo courtesy of Peter S. Green
Activism

Ladies Who Don’t Lunch

These New Yorkers are fed up and want to kick restaurant sheds to the curb.

Marco Vacchi isn’t the original mad man behind Madman Espresso, but over the years he’s come to embody the brand.
Tipples

Pass the Aperitivi

Marco Vacchi adds a homey wine bar, Sorsó, to his burgeoning Madman Espresso empire.

Designer Manfred Thierry Mugler photographed in Montreal, 2018. Photo credit: Max Abadian
Fashion

Agent Provocateur

“Thierry Mugler: Couturissime” makes its grand finale at the Brooklyn Museum.

A bar mitzvah celebrant is thrown in the air at his party. Photo courtesy of Chad David Kraus (@chadkrausphoto, www.chadkraus.com)
Trending

It’s My Party And I’ll Kvell If I Want To

The return of the big ticket bar mitzvah.

Edward Hopper, Self-Portrait, 1925–30. Oil on canvas, 25 3/8 × 20 3/8 in. (64.5 × 51.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.1165. © 2022 Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper/Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
The Art Scene

HOPPER TAKES NEW YORK

In a new Whitney exhibit, the Big Apple is the muse for America’s greatest realist painter.

Portrait of James Joyce in 1928 by Berenice Abbott (1898-1991). Photo courtesy of The Morgan Library & Museum
Literature

“We’ll print it if it’s the last effort of our lives”

How two American women braved U.S. censorship laws to publish James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Hotspot

Is Lucien the New Elaine’s?

Manhattan’s hottest reservation right now is an East Village bistro that opened in the ‘90s.

The Arts

Revisiting the Sixties

The Jewish Museum’s superb New York: 1962 - 1964 explores the city’s art scene at a time of potent social upheaval.

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Join us for the party