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Bridget Shirvell

05/19/19 6:00am

Pilar Cuban Bakery tamales. (Credit: Pilar Cuban Bakery)

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From its funky, welcoming atmosphere to the bustling small businesses and vibrant restaurant scene, to the historic brownstones, Bed-Stuy has all the makings for a hip weekend getaway. The north central Brooklyn area, has an LIRR station as well as subway stops from A, C, G, J, M, and Z . Here’s how to make the most of a day there. (more…)

05/12/19 5:55am

Carissa Waechter at the original East Hampton bakery. (Credit: Carissa’s the Bakery)

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Follow Carissa’s the Bakery on Instagram and you’ll likely find yourself making excuses to head to East Hampton each time a photo of the bakery’s dreamy pies, cakes and croissants pops up in your feed. Yes, that flourless chocolate cake topped with flower petals is as good as it looks.

Owners, baker Carissa Waechter and business partner Lori Chemla, have amassed quite a following since opening on Newton Lane almost two years ago. They’ve grown so much the duo is opening a second, larger location elsewhere in town this summer.


04/21/19 6:00am

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Picture this: You’re sipping a glass of local wine while sampling signature dishes created by New York chefs showcasing the harvest.

Dream life? Nah, simply a day at a Long Island food festival.

Festival season is coming and we’ve got the guide to the ones you won’t want to skip. Think of it as your where-to-eat-now list.

03/03/19 5:50am

NoaMar Markets will excite lovers of Spanish flavors. (Credit: Greater Long Island)

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As much as we love dining out, nothing beats a cozy night in. Whether you’re new to the kitchen game, resolving to cook more or just need some inspiration, Long Island is full of speciality markets that will get you excited to fire up the stove. From old-school neighborhood markets to stores selling imported goods, you don’t need to travel far to find all the elements of an inspired meal. (more…)

03/03/19 5:49am

7th Avenue and 1st Street in Park Slope. (Credit: WikiMedia; Jared Kofsky/

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Charming tree-lined streets, brownstones that are the very definition of #housegoals, plus delicious eats and chic boutiques wrapped up in an idyllic atmosphere Park Slope is arguably Brooklyn’s dreamiest enclave. Whether you’re looking for something to do with your besties, your family or a date itinerary with your sweetie, Park Slope has plenty to offer. Hop in the car or take the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal and follow our guide to have the perfect day in Park Slope. (more…)