Elevated park planned for Governors Island: Google’s Eric Schmidt and wife give $15 million to help build hilly respite with 80-foot mounds offering big sweeping views of New York Harbor, skyline and Lady Liberty.
New York Subway Stations to Get Wireless Coverage From Sprint: Sprint said it will offer mobile-phone coverage in all of New York City’s 277 subway stations, seeking to catch up to AT&T and T-Mobile. The third-biggest U.S. wireless carrier will have service in 36 stations in the Midtown and Chelsea neighborhoods by early next year.
F.D.A. Sets Standard for Foods Labeled Gluten Free: The federal government on Friday set a standard for gluten-free claims on food labels, a step that health officials said would help the three million Americans with celiac disease and bring uniformity to the $4 billion market for gluten-free products.
Umami Burger Opens in West Village: The first New York location of Adam Fleischman’s LA-based chain is now open in Greenwich Village. Umami Burger specializes in burgers that are topped with umami-rich ingredients like sautéed mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, and Parmesan crisps. And if you don’t like umami, the restaurant also offers things like bacon and cheddar burgers, veggie burgers, and “Cali” burgers. Umami Burger has been mobbed since opening day.
San Remo: Hanging a plaque where the Beat generation hung out: From 1925 to 1967, the San Remo bar and restaurant ran the length of the building at the northwest corner of Bleecker and MacDougal Sts. and was a hangout for the most creative Village folks of the day, a who’s who of the Beat generation. On Monday, a new plaque was unveiled on the MacDougal side, commemorating the venue’s significance to the Village and to its era.
Not Just Sexy: An Exhibition on French Lingerie: Mysterious, luxurious, and culturally significant — that is the history of French underthings, or so an exhibition opening this Wednesday at the Chelsea Market aims to show. Backed by Promincor, the French association of lingerie, the show has been on tour in Paris, London, Shanghai, Dubai, and Berlin, and it is topping off its year abroad with a stop here in New York, ending August 6.
Williamsburg Next In Line For a Chelsea Market Imitation: Chelsea Market isn’t expanding to Williamsburg, but it seems to be the go-to comparison model for a couple of mall-esque projects, including those in Bushwick and Long Island City . The latest development to draw cues from the Market is South Williamsburg’s “TheArtisan” at 109 South Fifth Street—which actually was designed by the same architect as Chelsea Market.
Justin Timberlake Dances Through New York in ‘Take Back the Night’: Justin Timberlake mixes dancing in the streets with a concert performance in his new video for “Take Back the Night.” The song is the first single off Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 and harkens back to the days when nightlife ruled the city that never sleeps. In the video, Timberlake dances his way through New York, making stops in Chinatown and at Yankee Stadium, where he performs with a live band.
We loved the variety of food tastings especially the Indian Street Food. We would have never found this place on our own! The guide made the tour so interesting with his historical commentary. These tours are much more than just food tours.
My girlfriend and I were looking for something "different" to do in NYC. Wow, what a great decision! The tastings were all outstanding. Our guide was funny, attentive and a truly charming storyteller. It was a perfect day. I highly recommend!
I am not the tour type. I live in NYC and got this as a gift but was skeptical. I couldn't have been more wrong. What a great time! Not only does the guide entertain, she feeds you! We were treated like VIP’s everywhere. BEST GIFT EVER.