Category: New York

All That Jazz With Judy Carmichael

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Swinger! A Jazz Girl’s Adventures from Hollywood to Harlem chronicles the journey of jazz pianist Carmichael from her beginnings in Pico Rivera, a southern, urban area in Los Angeles County. The collection of comical, autobiographical essays guides readers on the path that

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Paola’s Gets Back To The Basics

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Italian restaurants are like Italian people; each obtain their own unique, robust personality with one commonality, a love for food. Occupying the former space of EMP Summer House and Moby’s  in East Hampton, is Paola’s East. What began 33 years ago in

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Candytopia

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here   Take a walk on the sweet side into a museum that’s a confectionery dream. New York City welcomed Candytopia, with sugary goodness to devour at every turn amid crafted, interactive artwork made entirely of candy. The magical place was only steps

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Four Farm Fresh: Long Island Grown

The following is a series of articles I pitched & published for The Independent Newspaper in September of 2018. Read more about #EverythingEastEnd here Farm land as far as the eye can see. That was once the beauty and bounty of Long Island’s East End. Despite supermarket takeovers, farming is still a prominent profession for

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FORWARD_Space

It’s dance. Pure, uninhibited, exhilarating dance. In October 2018, Kristin Sudeikis opened a studio on Spring Street in New York City called FORWARD_Space that offers 50-minute sessions in a “sanctuary-meets-club environment.” When I arrived, I expected a typical cardio dance class. I attempted to follow the choreography that, let’s be honest, as with most other

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Daily Fitness: Hamptons Float

Floatation Therapy, also known as sensory deprivation tanks, are typically perceived one of two ways: a blissful escape or a claustrophobic nightmare. Immersing oneself into an 8 x 4 foot space of salt water, with the option of no light or sound? It can sound jarring at first. However, despite how you choose to mentally

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Tote Taxi is First Class For Your Bags

This article first appeared in The Independent Newspaper   Getting off the train one Friday afternoon, Danielle Candela returned home to the Hamptons. However, her tremendous bags reminded her of the commute to get there, countless shoes and all. During this tiresome moment in the summer of 2016, Candela found the inspiration for her new

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The Cold, Bitter End

This article first appeared as the cover story in the January 17, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper     Self-taught photographer James Katsipis braves the harshest winters in a location iconically praised during the summer months. He is an ambassador for Montauk Hard Label Whiskey and part of the East Coast Vision Team for

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Daily Fitness: Thank you, 2017

This article first appeared in the December 20, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper.   I’d like to start by thanking all of you. As a long-time writer, it was rather risky to begin a fitness column. After all, who am I? Why would you want to read what I have to say about health

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Dinner at Tiffany’s

“The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then – then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name!” Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.      Today, Audrey Hepburn would walk into an unexpected

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