April 2nd, 2013 by TF Cornerstone
Unveiling New Coney Island Theme Parks
Yes, it is actually snowing right this second as I’m writing this, but still: Spring’s here! Kind of! Last Sunday marked the opening day of Coney Island’s recently rebuilt, redesigned, revitalized amusement parks: Luna Park proper; The Scream Zone, its high-tech, “high-thrills” offshoot; the world famous Cyclone roller coaster; and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park.
And though the skies were gloomy on this celebration of Coney’s return for the summer, and temperatures never got close to 50, plenty of happy people turned up to check out the rides and games (the Wonder Wheel was free … Read More »
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March 28th, 2013 by TF Cornerstone
For TF Cornerstone residents of The West Coast, at the very end of the lovely Horatio Street, Maud Bonsignour’s Bakehouse is the perfect neighborhood spot. Spacious and pretty, with a wall-full of windows taking full advantage of the river views from the West Village. Bakehouse is a welcoming, casual restaurant cooking up a menu packed with bistro favorites for lunch, brunch and dinner. There’s also a solid cocktail program here at Bakehouse, and a large, friendly bar at which to enjoy it. And, maybe best of all, Bakehouse Bistro is also Bakehouse … Read More »
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March 26th, 2013 by TF Cornerstone
It’s been almost four and a half years now since Luke’s Lobster started slinging its plump, pristine lobster rolls around town, making this once-luxurious sandwich into a regular part of my personal quick-bite rotation.
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New York City life is musical. From the infamous Theater District on Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, to the legendary Webster Hall and The Bitter End of the East Village, NYC is where music enthusiasts and performers alike call home. Whether you want to relive the Harlem Renaissance or walk in Bob Dylan’s footsteps, musical influence can be found on every New York City corner.
New York City life is culinary. Home to restaurants owned by world class chefs like Daniel Boloud and Marcus Samuelsson, New York City’s culinary assets surpass that of all major cities. Whether you’re it’s the freshly prepared ramen of Koreatown you crave, or Little Italy’s hearty bowls of pasta, New York City life is a foodie’s oasis.
New York City life is professional. Labeled Silicon Alley after San Francisco’s Silicon Valley, New York City is home to numerous technology companies. Google and Facebook both have a second home in NYC, while Etsy and Meetup built their empires from the ground-up on these bustling streets. Let’s not forget prestigious institutions like the New York Times, as well as top financial firms that include Goldman Sachs and Ernst & Young. New York City life is full of opportunities for professionals in every industry.
New York City life is cultural. Whether you are interested in the urban street art oasis known as 5 Pointz, or you find solace at the New York Public Library, New York City’s culture is both rich and all-encompassing. The Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Opera House and countless festivals call New York City home.
New York City life is leisurely. Visit Central Park for a stroll in the summertime. Strap on some roller skates for a few round on the roller rink at the High Line. Lace up your ice skates in the winter for a night on moonlit evening at Bryant Park’s ice rink. No matter the season, New York City life has something to offer every member of the family.
New York City life is social. New York City’s nightlife is just one of the ways in which residents can get out and mingle with the local crowd. Whether you are new in town or have lived in NYC your whole life, there are 8 million strangers in the city–each with their own unique story. With countless social organizations, meetup groups and hobby clubs, you’re never alone in New York City.