Sandy has been quite the bitch. Luckily, City Harvest has risen to the challenge, delivering fresh food to high-need locations across all five boroughs. It's lucky that the food hunger organization recently raised $1M at their Bid Against Hunger event. Over the last three days, the organization has delivered more than 400,000 pounds of food to areas such as Coney Island, Breezy Point, Rockaway, Park Slope, and lower Manhattan. “City Harvest is working closely with the city and our partners to identify areas with the greatest need, sourcing additional shelf-stable items and developing special food distributions,” said Jilly Stephens, City Harvest’s Executive Director. “There is an increased demand for food as the city slowly recovers from the devastation of storm Sandy, and we are filling our fleet of trucks with food for routes across the five boroughs to help our neighbors in need.”
Marisa Churchill, a former contestant on Top Chef, loves to put healthy spins on scrumptious classics. Her cookbook, Sweet & Skinny ($24), is all about healthier ways to make your favorite desserts. So far, Marisa has shared with us her recipe for PB&J Cookies and Almond Joy Macaroons. This week, we learn how to whip up some good ol' Whoopie Pies!
Joey Healy is a prominent eyebrow stylist, professional make-up artist, and licensed esthetician, who has become a favorite among celebrities such as Kyra Sedgwick, Aviva Drescher, Andy Cohen, and more. In 2009, he launched a mobile eyebrow styling division and in 2011, he launched The Joey Healy Eyebrow Collection. He is a master of the brows and was happy to share some of his best tips on how to create the perfect fame for those windows to the soul.
What are some tips you can tell our readers on how to shape their eyebrows?
Saturday, October 27th, marks Navy Day, so we raise our fully filled glasses to celebrate our brave men who have served in the Navy. Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins, after whom the rum is named, joined the army at the age of 19, went on to become a famous tattoo artist, and his company created one of the tastiest rums-- Sailor Jerry. In order to properly celebrate, here are some delicious cocktail recipes to get you in the American spirit.
1.5 oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1 oz. mango juice
1 oz. orange juice
topped with wheat beer
Add rum to bottom of beer pint. Add juice and top with beer and a dash of angostura bitters.
On Tuesday, New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets (NYCLASS) hosted A Night of New York Class to help raise awareness for the fight against the New York carriage horse industry. The horses in the city are forced into terrible conditions, with already 14 horse deaths this year. The horses not only pound the pavement pulling heavy loads all day long, but they are also forced to battle through the elements, like snow and extreme heat, wear blinders so they cannot see traffic, and are often forced to stand throughout the night with not enough room to get a good nights sleep. NYCLASS is promoting an alternative to horse carriages, a horseless carriage modeled after the turn of the century vehicles.
One way to rebuild this great city might be to offer NYers some serious fine dining. Check out some of the latest openings around town. What could be better than giving your tastebuds a tantalizing adventure while supporting budding small businesses too.
El Toro Blanco: John McDonald of Lure Fishbar fame and chef Josh Capon are bringing fresh Mexican cuisine to the West Village. The restaurant will feature a 10-seat tequila bar with more than 100 labels, as well as a guacamole bar. Chef Capon, along with Scott Linquist, developed the pan-Mexican menu, which emphasizes seasonal grilled items. The space features a fiery grill, glazed bricks, and cozy paneled walls.
Personalized: This season it's all about personalizing your metals. New-age charms are all the rage and Poor Cat Designs knows just how to measure up to the new fad. Their jewelry embodies the hip chic who knows just what she wants...and what she wants to wear. The company often mixes materials, like pairing gold or silver with silk ribbon to create one of a kind pieces. Poor Cat has a number of personalized designs to choose from, as well as charms to fit your personality.
Fall is the perfect time of the year to experience the outdoors as they should be...with plenty of nature in sight! Since this is so hard to come by in New York City, the options are minimal. That's why we suggest taking a tour of the famous sights of the city by cruising around the harbor. Check out the most festive Fall cruises the city has to offer!
Hornblower Cruises: Their Sights of the Season Cruise sets sail for the next two weekends (Oct. 27 & Nov. 3), allowing guests to enjoy a 360 degree view of the Hudson Valley foliage. The luxury yacht will serve continental breakfast, a fall-inspired lunch menu, never ending cider (spiked for those who wish), and a narration of the historic sights along the way. The cruises will take place from 11am-4:30pm and enjoy special delights from City Winery and Jacques Torres Chocolate. Tickets for adults are $159.
Marisa Churchill, a former contestant on Top Chef, loves to put healthy spins on yummy classics. Her cookbook, Sweet & Skinny ($24), is chock full of delicious desserts that won't have you hitting the gym twice as hard after you eat 'em. Last week, Marisa shared with us her recipe for PB&J Cookies. This week, it's all about macaroons. Check out her low-cal recipe below!