Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

The Village Voice is Officially Out of Print

Posted by melissa kandel on August 23, 2017 in In the News | 2 Comments

It’s surprising but not jarring The Village Voice is ending its six-decade print run. After all, paper publications are the checkered taxi cabs of New York City, subsumed into extinction by the steady tick of technology. Journalism is dead, remember? Or at the very least, journalism as it once stood has been reincarnated into a new, digital […]

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Brunch Boys’ Founder Jeremy Jacobowitz Heats Up the Foodie World

Posted by melissa kandel on May 27, 2017 in food, Interview, New York City | 1 Comment

When you get right down to it, there are really only two kinds of people in this world: those who brunch and those who do not. I don’t mean to generalize here but generally, Non-Brunchers are pretty easy to spot in a crowd. They’re the ones who take 17 different spin classes before noon on a […]

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Revelation Underground

Posted by melissa kandel on December 13, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, creativity, Fiction | No Comments

Making its way toward 59th Street, the subway was but a metal serpent slinking beneath Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Moments before, the doors of the 1 Train had slid open and four or five sleepy passengers emerged, settling with their foil-wrapped deli lunches onto blue plastic seats. It was the dance of the morning commuter […]

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Light On Ice

Posted by melissa kandel on December 10, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, Fiction | No Comments

Everything was ordinary when the morning in question appeared, new and bright with a faint layer of fallen snow. December days in Manhattan were sometimes like that though, routine at first glance then cold and tricky as the sun settled down.

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A Winter’s Mistake

Posted by melissa kandel on December 8, 2016 in #lwsblogchallenge, Fiction | No Comments

Here is the first thing Minerva Griffin thought when she stepped on the train at Koblenz Central Railway Station: This is a mistake.

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10 Food Network Chefs to Follow … To The Ends Of The Earth

Posted by melissa kandel on July 9, 2016 in food, Instagram | No Comments

I watch Food Network like it’s my actual job. (Hey LinkedIn, is there not a Director of Judging Chopped Judges position out there somewhere for me?) Also, there may be slight truth to the rumor that while making basil-crusted yellowfin tuna, I’ve been known to describe the steps involved in concocting a perfect balsamic reduction sauce or explain just […]

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Coming Up Roses

Posted by melissa kandel on April 15, 2016 in fashion, Fiction | No Comments

“You’re on in five,” said Benji, the entertainment manager of Sully & Co. Burger Bar in downtown Santa Barbara, who wore a silver ring on each of his long-nailed fingers and smelled of whiskey, cigarette smoke and sweat. Usually this was the time backstage when Lennie’s band—The Backward Compliments—would huddle up, Lennie would tap twice […]

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Featured Friday: Citizen Brooklyn

Posted by melissa kandel on September 11, 2015 in Featured Friday, Fiction, Interview | No Comments

Today, I’ve got New York on my mind, so Featured Friday is all about Citizen Brooklyn. This team of creative minds not only encourages creativity through their magazine … but they also celebrate it, highlighting the story of the author or artist just as much as what that person happens to create. It’s a Brooklyn-esque attitude of artistic […]

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Lost and Found on Flower Street

Posted by melissa kandel on September 3, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni They weren’t punctuated flickers of light after all, if such a phenomenon existed. Nor were they spotlights hinting at a faraway land where she’d find escape. They were beads (of course they were beads), hanging in strips of blue, green, yellow and some kind of magenta-orange from one end of the narrow […]

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Revelation Underground

Posted by melissa kandel on May 22, 2015 in Fiction | 1 Comment

By Melissa Marni The subway car made its way toward 59th Street, a metal serpent slinking beneath Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Moments before, the doors of the 1 train had slid open and four or five sleepy passengers emerged, settling with their foil-wrapped deli lunches onto blue plastic seats. It was the dance of the morning […]

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