New Manhattan Opening For Brooklyn Pizza Favorite Emily

Since opening in 2014, Emily has become a Brooklyn favorite. This Clinton Hill based pizzeria serve a happy client base on Fulton Street. As pizza experts, the founders know what people want from this old favorite. The owners have played with existing favorites and thought about ways to create something that is entirely new and different. Those who love modern ideas about pizza have always been able to come here and explore new toppings like banana pizza and pizza with the ranch dressing that is popular in cities like Detroit. Emily and Matt Hyland serve square slices baked quickly on metal sheet pans to help make the crust even crispier. While they’ve been working in the small spaces of their Clinton Hill location, the two are excited to expand into a new space in Manhattan that promises to give them even more time to create pizzas that are full of flavor.


A West Village Location


Their new location is the West Village. Here, foodies from the local area as well many of the millions of people who visit New York City each day can come and try their take on pizza. The new menu draws on items they have been serving in their current location as well as another location in Williamsburg. Guests can try the Buffalo chicken pizza with a hot sauce that the Hylands have been working on for many years. The pizza, with it’s smoked chicken, is a huge favorite of their customers in Brooklyn. They also have other menu items that they know their guests will enjoy as much their take on pizza.


All Kinds of Menu Items


At the new location, called Emily, it’s also possible to order burgers and onion rings. Large burgers are available made with meat like lamb that is topped with innovative items like green papaya. There’s also the highly popular Emily Burger, a huge burger that is ideal for people looking for something hearty.


Visit the New York Food and Wine Festival

If you adore eating great food, then mark your calendars now for the New York Wine and Food Festival to be held on October 13 to 16. Over 100 different events will be held over the course of four days.

Guests attending the festival, believed to be the largest in America, are given the chance to meet over 500 chefs. While it is estimated that over 55,000 people will attend this event, many who have attended over the last eight festivals have been surprised at how close they can get to some of the chefs that they admire most.

One of the chefs that will be at this event is Mario Batali who is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on Italian cuisine. Also, present at the festival will be David Bouley who is the owner of Bouley’s where over 7,000 people told Zagat’s is where they would choose to eat their last meal. Another chef that will be present is Bobby Flay who is the executive chef for many restaurants including Bar American, according to an article in Huffington Post. In addition to meeting professional chefs, attendees can meet several celebrity chefs including Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris, and Patti LaBelle.

While the food promises to be outstanding, attendees can also sample wines from some of the best wineries found in Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of New York portfolio. Their CEO was just named person of the year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

There will be many intimate dinners as part of the Bank of America’s Dinner Club with many selling out very fast. The festival also features hands-on demonstrations like cake decorating, cooking with spices and making homemade beagles. Brides will not want to miss the demo on wedding food. The festival swings on late into the night with a chance to eat French desserts and a midnight jazz breakfast.

Each event carries its own price. Over the last eight years, the festival has managed to raise $9.5 million for No Kid Hungry and the Food Bank of New York City.


Weight Loss And Technology May Not Go Arm and Arm In The Big Apple

How many New Yorkers currently use activity monitors? How many are acheiving posotive results? Dr. John Jakicic representing  The University Of Pittsburg’s Department of Health and Psychical Activity…, is an astutely motivated individual who aimed to define the true benefits of activity trackers, specifically, in regard to the efficiency of the technology and the psychology in which it plays on the human mind. According to a diligent amount of research, studies are suggesting that users of activity tracking technology, most commonly attached to the arm or wrist, are experiencing a lack of motivation when completing their daily goals unlike the other group of the research contributors who find themselves reaching weight loss goals without any interference from these tracking devices. The facts align almost symmetrically when viewing the data recorded. Those who wore the armbands average a loss of eight pounds after a two-year period, and those who did not use the armbands, average a loss of thirteen pounds. Dr. John Jakicici was puzzled by this finding and was eager to express himself on the subject that he dedicates everyday exploring. In the name of research, Dr. John Jakicici’s is a true virtue to the world of Health and Psychical Activity. Dr. John speculates the irregularity of the act of using these monitoring technologies may be depressing the very act of activity in general. Perhaps a man who is unhappy with his lifestyle choices in nourishment has fallen into a unmotivated state, and once he checks his activity for the day, his lack of accomplishment pushes him even further down into a more servere state, misery. Apparently, it’s easier to just give up rather than move forward when one is faced with the digital lack of results they’re not even close to positively acquiring. It’s unfortunate that this revelation in technology isn’t having a profound effect similar to the other industries of the world. However, as this information becomes available, it’s rather inspiring if you glance at it from a specific perspective. The most prominent idea here is, health and fitness remains to be an extremely significant fabric of societal wellness, one that human beings should consider only trusting themselves or a registered fitness instructor to keep track of when desiring life enhancing results.


New York City is Hosting 2016 Wine and Food Festival to Support Food Bank and No Kid Hungry Charitable Organizations

The 2016 New York City Wine and Food Festival (NYCWFF) is coming to the city on October 13th. Foodies and wine tasters prepare yourselves for the time of your lives being entertained and educated at the four-day national event. World famous chefs, wine producers, television personalities, and culinary professionals will be attending the annual festival. Patrons can look forward to tasting over 100 wineries producers from Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, as well as attending intimate dinners and cooking classes events. According to Huffington Post, the proceeds from the festival will benefit the end hunger movement in NYC.



The festival is expected to host more than 500 chefs, culinary experts, wine producers, spirit producers, stars from Food Network, and entertainers. Famous chefs and restaurant owners, including Rachael Ray, Martha Steward, Bobby Flay, Carla Hall, Robert Irvin, Masaharu Morimot, Guy Fieri, and others are scheduled for quest appearances. Celebrities Whoopi Goldberg, Patti LaBelle and Neil Patrick are expected to appear at the NYCWFF. The celebration will comprise of food and wine tasting, parties, cooking demonstrations, and educational conferences. Approximately 100 events are hosted by the festival during the four-day event.



The New York City Wine and Food Festival is recognized as the largest food and wine festival in the city. This is the festival ninth year holding a national event that supports the no hunger campaign. The festival was first held in 2007 and one later, the director and founder launched the opening of NYCWFF. Since its founding, the festival foundation has raised $9.5 million to help fight hunger in New York City neighborhoods. All proceeds generated from the festivals goes to the No Kid Hungry and NYC Food Bank non-profit organizations.



Get ready for an experience filled with talent, entertainment, and American favorite food tastings. Meet some of Food Network television stars, world famous chefs, television personalities, and celebrities. Patrons have the opportunity to eat and drink and at the same time help put an end to hunger in New York City. Tickets to attend various events range from $10 up to $400. Out of 100 events, 23 events have already sold out of tickets.



Met Opera Set to Open

According to the Huffington Post, the 2016-2017 Metropolitan Opera House lineup promises to be an exciting one. In all, the season will include 225 operatic performances including six operas that have never been seen on the Metropolitan Opera House’s stage, according to the Huffington Post.

The first show of the year will take to the stage on Monday September 26 with the opening night of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan Und Isolde.” This show is conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and features performances by Nina Stemme promises to be very exciting. Performances will run through October 17.

Opera goers will then hear the velvety smooth tones of Gerald Finley as he takes to the stage for rare performances of Gioachino Rossini’s “ Guillaume Tell.’ This French Grand opera is co-produced by members of the Dutch National Opera Company. This exciting show will run through November 12.

After premiering at the Salzburg Festival, Robert LaPage once again graces the Met’s stage in Kaija Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin.” This ephemeral love story with a very fluidly structured score can be seen from December 1 through December 29. It will dazzle crowds with its unique LED lighting running the length of the entire stage.

New Year’s Eve promises to be very exciting as Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo come to the met in their production of the much-loved ‘Romeo and Juliette.’ This Charles Gounod arrangement of the story will have audiences buzzing because of the beautiful costuming. This show will run through March 18.

Renée Fleming has announced that she will close out her exciting career at the Mets. This time she will star in Richard Strauss’ grand comedy “Der Rosenkavalier” directed by Robert Carsen. Those needing comedic relief can catch this show starting March 2.

This is the 50th anniversary of the Met at Lincoln Center. On May 7, a gala party will be held with dinner available ahead of the one-time performances of songs from “Porgy and Bess,” ”Samson et Dalila,” ” Les Troyens,” “I Lombardi.” Making the evening even more special, selections from “Antony and Cleopatra” will be heard from the Met stage for the very first time.




New York City Has Become an Attraction for Hosting Big Musical Festivals

Large Musical Festivals held in NYC declined in past years and made its way during 2014 until 2016. New York City is the most populated metropolitan city in the world and is known as the major attraction for hosting music and dance events. From June through August 2016, the city has hosted many musical festivals, including the Governors Ball, Electric Daisy Carnival, Global Citizen, and Panorama, which attracted over 10,000 patrons. Electric music lovers are preparing themselves for the upcoming 2016 Electric Zoo Festival, scheduled during the Labor Day weekend, beginning September 2nd and ending on September 4th. This huge event will happen in Randall Island Park and feature electronic dance & music and known & underground artists.



Forbes announced in June 2016 that the Meadows Music & Arts Festival is hosting an October 2016 Event, featuring The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, and Kanye West, in Queens. The Meadows Music & Arts and Electric Zoo Festivals are the most recent big events in NYC. The city is home for many famous hip hop, Latin, jazz and punk artists, and is the dance capital of the nation. Tens of thousands of patrons filled fields in parks, including Central to enjoy the beautiful weather, dance and music.



Central Park Summer Stage Festival began in June and ends September 23rd, 2016. Events are held particularly every day, including free & paid live concerts, theater, ballet, opera, dance parties and poetry. This Labor Day weekend, starting Friday through Sunday will include three days of live performances and dance. Tickets to these events are available online, as well as to Meadows Music & Arts Festival.



The rise in large musical festivals in New York City continues, causing the city to monitor accessibility to places to hold such events. Festivals are popping up all over the city in Richmond, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens counties. Can NYC meet the demand for musical festivals? Time will tell beginning 2017 when companies, such a Founders Entertainment start planning and scheduling events.



Artists, concert followers, and the entertainment industry are looking forward to festival shows in New York City. Artists and entertainment companies are financially relying on large festivals to generate revenue, while concert goers are searching for free and cost efficient tickets. NYC is welcoming festivities to keep the economy stable.


New York City’s Mayor Is Cracking Down On Parking Placard Abusers

Mayor Bill De Blasio is not happy about the parking debacle in his city. It’s a well-known fact that the city has strict rules about parking. Parking on a street in New York is sure to end costing more than the meter fee. Parking fines are as common as the soft pretzels and hot dogs sold on city street corners. But there are people in the city that are privileged parkers. They have placards that give them the right to park in “no parking areas.” The police, school teachers, and other city workers sometimes use placards the wrong way. The mayor is cracking down on those civil servants with the wrath of a tyrant. Bill de Blasio promised to punish any civil worker who unlawfully uses city streets, bus stops, fire hydrants, and sidewalks as legal parking places.



Mayor De Blasio said the city would enforce parking rules the same way for everyone, and that means treating parking spots around police precincts and schools the same way other no-parking areas are treated. Placard abuse has to stop, according to the mayor. He recently told an audience in the Bronx that “Public employees don’t get to be above the law.” He also said using placards the wrong way was an insult to the people of New York City.



New York City issues more than 150,000 official placards. But there are fake cards and labor unions pass out unofficial placards in some parts of the city. The union placards are not that special because they don’t give people exclusive parking privileges. But the NYPD rarely gives those people tickets even though they are parked illegally. The mayor plans to retrain police officers so they issue parking tickets to placard abusers.



De Blasio also said the police department will create a dedicated enforcement unit, and 100 new agents will be responsible for citing offending vehicles along with the agents who are already working to correct the placard abuse issue. The mayor is also creating a $100 special fine for placard abuse. That fine will be added to the cost of the parking violation.



The city will have computerized license-plate scanners in three years. The scanners are capable of electronically sweeping the streets, and they will identify who’s parked legally and who isn’t. Mayor De Blasio will be able to sleep a little better when those scanners become a reality.


Yankees Dealing with Attendance Decline

The New York Yankees are the most successful baseball team in Major League History. The team has by far the most World Series championships, playoff berths, and Hall of Fame players. Historically, this has also translated into higher attendance, ticket sales, and suite revenue. However, it appears that this historical trend is beginning to change (


Over the past few years, the New York Yankees have continued to see a drop in attendance and ticket revenues. It was recently reported that while it was clear that there were less people in the crowds, the level of the decline is very staggering. Over the past few seasons, the annual amount that the team has lost, compared to the 2009 season, is $166 million. At the same time, the average attendance at Yankees games is down more than 4,000 fans per game. In fact, the Yanks recently had a game against the Toronto Blue Jays that drew only 25,000 fans, which is the lowest amount in over a decade.


The reason for this decline is still not completely clear, but there are a lot of different factors at work. First, the team is still recovering from losing several star players to retirement. Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Alex Rodriguez all played their last games in the last two years, which has left the team without a marquee star player.


Another reason for the decline in attendance has been a decline in performance. In 2015 and 2016 the Yankees looked far less like the teams of the past, but they still had some success by finishing over .500 each year. While the decline in performance did affect the team and attendance, it appears that it could be coming to an end. Through the first two months of the regular season in 2017, the Yankees are once again looking like a team loaded with talent. They are currently 27 and 17, which is food for first place in their division. Furthermore, the team is loaded with young talent, which is helping to build more interest in the next iteration of the franchise. Despite the increased talent, fans have not yet returned to the stadium.



Corporate Sponsors Continue to Pull out of Puerto Rican Day Parade Citing Controversial Honoree

More corporate sponsors have pulled their support of New York’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade, following a declaration by parade organizers to honor Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican nationalist with ties to terrorism.


Lopez Rivera is best known as a member of the Armed Forces of National Liberation, more commonly referenced by its Spanish initials F.A.L.N. The group has ties to over 120 bombings. Lopez Rivera served a term of over 35 years in prison before his sentence was commuted by President Obama last January.


Parade organizers announced that they would honor Lopez Rivera with a National Freedom Hero award, an honor that has never before been bestowed. Lopez Rivera himself will lead the parade himself.


“I do not have blood on my hands,” Lopez Rivera said after being released from prison last week. “All colonized people have a right to struggle for its independence using all methods within reach, including force. That is a right.”


AT&T is the latest sponsor to pull funding from the parade, while other groups have said they will continue to fund scholarship programs associated with the celebration, but will not fund the parade itself. Such organizations include Coca-Cola, the New York Yankees, Goya Foods, and JetBlue.


“We did not make this decision lightly and hope all sides will come together to engage in a dialogue about the parade’s role in unifying the community at a time when Puerto Rico needs it most,” said JetBlue in a recent statement concerning the event.


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has stated that he will still march in the parade, and that the selection of Lopez Rivera would not change his stance.


“Whether you agree with that choice or not, it’s still the Puerto Rican parade,” said de Blasio, “and my point is, I will be there to honor the Puerto Rican people.”


Meanwhile, several New York City-based police organizations have stated that they will not participate in the day’s festivities. Among those groups is the Hispanic Society, which represents the largest contingent of New York’s Hispanic police officers.


Combating Lifestyle Diseases though Exercise and Diet

Today, lifestyle related illnesses are a leading contributor to deaths in the world. New York City has been on the forefront to educate and inform people on the best ways to combat these kinds of illnesses. Several media outlets continue to increase their contribution to the awareness program. There are several do’s and don’ts when it comes to feeding habits that each and every individual should follow. Despite watching our diets, doing regular exercise is every bit as important. Exercise gets associated with several benefits including


Benefits for Dementia

According to an article published in The New York Times taking a one hour walk, three days a week provides a lot of health benefits to the memory. Walking, which is the most preferred exercise may boost the brain function and improve the thinking capabilities of people with dementia. Besides keeping the person fit, walking contributes to altering the trajectory of the disease. The most common form of this disease occurs when some of the blood vessels taking blood to the brain get damaged. When blood no longer flows to the brain, an individual may lose part of their memories. Damage to these veins often gets attributed to lifestyle diseases like diabetes that increase the blood pressure. Additionally, defects of the heart may also contribute to the rupture of the veins. However, walking is not considered as a medicine or answer to the disease. Therefore, patients should continue taking medications as exercising helps to reduce the symptoms and improve their thinking capability.

While exercising is important, feeding habits are necessary if the war against lifestyle diseases is to be won.


Effects of Diet on Knee Arthritis

Among the do’s include adding a high fiber diet to everyday meals. Fiber has positive effects on the reduction of knee arthritis symptoms. For healthy individuals, a high fiber diet reduces the risk of having knee arthritis. The disease gets characterized by a lot of pain in the kneecaps, and it affects a larger population of the elderly. Studies conducted indicate that with every increase of fiber in the diet, it led to a decreased prevalence of the disease. Tests conducted showed that fiber reduced inflammation and contributed to regulating the body mass. Therefore, patient and healthy individuals got instructed to include at least 25-30 grams of fiber in their diet. The research also indicated that adding fiber to our daily meals is the most economical way of reducing knee arthritis. Additionally, fiber has additional benefits like maintaining the heart healthy and reducing weight.