Archive for May, 2011

Inside The Battery Park City Shake Shack, Opening Wednesday

Shake Shack is about to get its 5th Manhattan location with the opening of its Battery Park City outpost at 215 Murray Street. The store opens Wednesday, June 1 at 11am. Check out Eater for an inside sneak peak…

“Inside, the Shack features tables sourced from an old bowling alley upstate, LED light fixtures arranged for a starry night kind of feel, and a bank of seven TVs that will show the financial channels, sports, or kids shows, depending on the time of day.”

via Inside Shake Shack Battery Park City, Opening Tomorrow – Shack Attack! – Eater NY.


Fatty At The Battery Opens Thursday

The crew behind Fatty Crab restaurant is opening its first of two kiosks called Fatty At The Battery in Battery Park on Thursday. Read more at the NY Times…

The Fatty Crew Comes to the Battery –

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Sneak Peek Inside Veselka Bowery

Veselka, the family owned Ukranian restaurant in the East Village, will soon be serving their pierogis and potato pancakes in a second location on 1st Street near Bowery. Get more here from EV Grieve…..

EV Grieve: Today in sneak peeks inside the Veselka Bowery.

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Is A Stealth Starbucks Still A Starbucks?

I am definitely not a Starbucks person, which is why I find the idea of a stealth Starbucks so interesting. It’s a way to trick people who don’t like traditional Starbucks into going to Starbucks anyway. Take a look at this report from Tribeca Citizen about the possibility of a Starbucks stealth store opening up on Leonard and Varick….

Tribeca Citizen | Starbucks: It’s Official.

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New Latin Luncheonette Coppelia Expanding Hours

Here’s a story from Eater about the new Latin diner Coppelia located at 207 W 14th Street. They’re expecting to have a full bar soon and will be expanding their hours to 24/7…

“What’s the best thing on the menu? The huevos rancheros, because you can order them any time. We have a Cuban sandwich with shredded pork and ham, and it’s delicious. There’s also a similar sandwich called a pan con lechon and they put smoked pieces of pork rind in there, so when you bite into the sandwich, there’s some crunch and it’s delicious.”

via Ricardo Palafox, Manager of Hot Latin Diner Coppelia – The Gatekeepers – Eater NY.

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Clearwater Festival Coming To Croton Point Park

The Clearwater Festival will take place at Croton Point Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19. All proceeds go directly to support Clearwater’s environmental research, education and advocacy efforts to help preserve and protect the Hudson River. This year’s theme is “Clearwater Generations” – honoring Pete Seeger’s vision to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders.  

Some of the performers scheduled to perform are Indigo Girls, Arlo Guthrie, Suzanne Vega, Jorma Kaukonen, Peter Yarrow, John Sebastian, Janis Ian, David Amram and Tom Chapin. You can get more information here at their website…

Clearwater Festival 2011 – Great Hudson River Revival.

Apps To Help Navigate Central Park

The NY Times has the details on some creative apps for iPhone and Android to help enhance, or detract from,  your Central Park experience…..

“From the listener’s perspective, the greatest potential for the app comes from the Geoplay mode, in which it automatically plays stories relevant to your location. When I turned this mode on while walking into Central Park, a historian began telling details of the park’s conception and construction.”

via Immersed in Nature, Eyes on the Screen – App City –

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