New York Archive

  • THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS … OR DISAPPOINTS / Adine and Dan Forman introduce their kids to New York

    THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS … OR DISAPPOINTS / Adine and Dan Forman introduce their kids to New York

    By Adine Forman – How does one go about showing her children New York City in just seven days? Do you focus just on Manhattan? or Brooklyn? or Queens? Pick and choose a couple of the boroughs? There are so many famous and wonderful sights to show the kids. And for a family of adventurous […]

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  • NEW YORK, NEW YORK / chapter 10 – My Home Away from Home

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK / chapter 10 – My Home Away from Home

    By Larry Levine – 4 ounces a day for 23 days … not bad for a vacation trip devoted largely to eating and containing very little serious exercise. Put another way, I gained six pounds on the trip I didn’t step on a scale until we got back to L.A., but in case we hadn’t […]

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  • TRAVELS WITH JENNIFER AND LARRY / Chapter 9 – Let’s Talk Deli, Part 2

    TRAVELS WITH JENNIFER AND LARRY / Chapter 9 – Let’s Talk Deli, Part 2

    By Larry Levine – It’s official – Jewish deli in New York is dead. Even though I knew the Manhattan deli world was in dire straits a decade ago, I held back on the final pronouncement until today. No, I haven’t tried every deli in the city, so I expect I will be challenged. But […]

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  • TRAVELS WITH JENNIFER AND LARRY / Chapter 8 – You can go home again

    TRAVELS WITH JENNIFER AND LARRY / Chapter 8 – You can go home again

    (Crowds at the re-opening of Nathan’s Famous, Coney Island) By Larry Levine – You can go home again. You most certainly, positively, absolutely, definitely can go home again. I’m riding on an elevated train through Brooklyn; I’m looking down on the streets of my youth. You can go home again. I’m at Coney Island with […]

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  • LET’S TALK DELI / stop claiming what’s new is old

    LET’S TALK DELI / stop claiming what’s new is old

    By Larry Levine – Let’s talk deli – Jewish deli. It will be a discussion inspired by the latest edition of Bon Appetit. The cover of the September issue touts: “Holy pastrami. The Jewish deli is back.” That’s more than enough to pique my curiosity and send me hurrying to page 28, where I found a […]

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  • 37 QUINTESSENTIAL RESTAURANTS FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

    37 QUINTESSENTIAL RESTAURANTS FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

    By Larry Levine – What is the quintessential restaurant in San Francisco? How about Los Angeles? Sacramento? San Diego? New York? Chicago? Boston? We put those questions to the co-hosts of our sister web site – www.atLarrys.com, where we do restaurant recommendations – and quickly learned the answers get more complicated the more you think […]

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  • FOOD BOOK REVIEW – “Save the Deli”

    FOOD BOOK REVIEW – “Save the Deli”

    By Larry Levine – “Save the Deli” by David Sax tracks the history of Ashkenazi Jews – the plight they faced as they were chased around the globe, scapegoated, killed and survived for hundreds of years. And it is the story of the food they took with them and the delis they established to become […]

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  • INEXPENSIVE & INFORMAL IN MANHATTAN

    INEXPENSIVE & INFORMAL IN MANHATTAN

    By Larry Dietz – Sure, New York City is a great restaurant town. Why shouldn’t it be? It’s got people with money and expense accounts. Many city residents live in apartments with tiny kitchens, which makes ambitious cooking at home difficult. And just as important, it has a public transportation system – taxi, subway, bus, […]

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  • TAVERN OFF THE GREEN

    TAVERN OFF THE GREEN

    By Larry Levine – If the second highest grossing independently owned and operated restaurant in the nation can’t make it, what does that say about a) the state of the restaurant business, b) the economy, c) the management of the place, d) the City of New York, or e) all of the above? Tavern on […]

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  • PINK’S? Are you kidding?

    PINK’S? Are you kidding?

    By Larry Levine I’ve been pondering Larry Sheingold’s “Hoppin’ Down the Wienie Trail” posting for a while and I find I have to respond. I trust Larry’s taste in restaurants. After all, he recognizes Langer’s in L.A. for the best pastrami sandwich anywhere and he recommended Hash House A Go Go in San Diego for […]

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