55 posts tagged nyc
fiftythree one of “10 nyc startups to watch”
Congrats to everyone at FiftyThree today – we made Time Inc.’s list of 10 NYC Startups To Watch! I’m also proud to say this is the second time I have been part of a team that made the list. Two years ago, Foodspotting was featured among the ten inaugural honorees (I went to a cocktail party. There was a photobooth.) so now I can talk about my “track record.”
Today, Time Inc. unveiled its third annual list of 10 NYC Startups to Watchfor 2013. We’re honored to see FiftyThree featured alongside peers for whom we have deep respect in the NYC startup community.
FiftyThree has grown by leaps and bounds since launching our first product Paper in March 2012. Our team continues to grow, too. Every day we’re surrounded by and collaborate with people we admire: Inventors, painters, musicians, filmmakers, marathoners, comedians, Canadians and equally impressive teammates based in Portland and Seattle.
Still, we have a ways to go. We like to say “Paper is where ideas begin…” And in the truest sense of the word, this adventure is only beginning. People are their best when they create, and we’re excited to play a part in enabling creativity. Join us.
little daylight live
I’ve been listening to songs-in-progress by Little Daylight for months now, and have been wholly mesmerized the entire time. The amazing part is that they sound even better live, which was evident when they played their first show in NYC at Santos Party House tonight. I am so proud of these guys.
Listen to their second single, Name In Lights.
tune in & win dinner at pok pok with executive chef & owner andy ricker
This Thursday, March 14th at 4pm, I’m teaming up with General Assembly and InsideHook.com to interview Pok Pok award-winning chef and owner Andy Ricker.
Pok Pok is arguably one of the most talked about restaurants of the past year, making appearances on many (if not most) high profile “Best of 2012” lists, including Bon Appetit’s 20 Most Important Restaurants in America, New York Times’ 12 Restaurant Triumphs of 2012, New York Magazine’s 10 Best New Restaurants, and, not to mention, a segment in the series finale of No Reservations with the no-bullshit arbiter of taste, Anthony Bourdain.
The interview will be streamed live from General Assembly this Thursday at 4pm EST. To tune in, simply sign up for free access to our chat and you’ll be automatically entered to win the chance to dine at Pok Pok with Chef Ricker on Thursday.
Feel free to email me questions you’re dying to ask, and I hope to see you guys online in a few days! – amy
top photo taken by me at pok pok last week.
spring is here almost, maybe
It’s been a tough winter. This, coming from someone born and raised here, in Brooklyn, who should be accustomed to the bitter cold and dry air that characterizes many New York City winters, but isn’t. If you haven’t experienced the cold here, I can only describe it as aggressive. Your body is perpetually tense, trying to protect the small amount of heat it’s able to generate. Even your eyeballs get cold. Winter in New York is a popular conversation topic for all the wrong reasons.
But the day always returns when you’re caught by surprise because it’s six o’clock and the sun hasn’t set yet, when you’re able to venture out without your Eskimo outfit. Extended daylight hours and additional degrees Fahrenheit may not seem like much to celebrate, but if you survive a winter in New York – this winter, especially, with seemingly everyone getting sick – you know it is.
made with paper by marceloguzman
favorite things the boys of huma-huma
On Monday night, the boys of Huma-Huma, Matt, Bennett and Chris, presented their sound and music work at the Apple Store in Soho. There, they talked about various projects they’ve composed for, like the inspiring and unabashedly cheerful Hello, I Like You music video.
monday night huma-huma talk at apple store soho
Chris and Huma-Huma are giving a talk about their sound/music work at the Apple Store SoHo on Monday. Come! Following Huma-Huma’s presentation, Fred Armisen will be there to discuss his sketch TV series, Portlandia. That is two excellent talks in one night. Win!
Monday, February 25, 2013, 6:30–7:30 PM
Apple Store SoHo, 103 Prince Street, NYC
Free, no reservation required. I will be there with pom poms.
Jack is pooped. I explained to him that waking up at seven in the morning on the weekend will do that but he doesn’t speak English so did not understand.
I come here to think and drink mocha and eat lavender shortbread.
bakeri 150 wythe avenue, brooklyn. (718) 388 8037
coming march 2nd the return of “aporkalypse now” pork & beer fest
I love pork. Pork chops, pork belly, roast pork and pork buns are among my favorite foods in the world. Bacon, too, in small doses—preferably on top of mini cupcakes. While I enjoy medium rare steaks and a good roast chicken, there’s something about pork I cannot resist. When it’s cooked to a perfect tenderness and rimmed with just enough fat, no other flavor compares. Except butter, maybe.
On Saturday March 2nd, a group of celebrated NYC-based chefs will come together to prepare ten(!) pigs in various delicious ways for the second annual aPORKalypse Now festival. To pair with the pig-centric dishes, twenty local brewers will offer craft beers including “rare cask ales and special homebrews.” The event will be held at Alewife in Long Island City.
Each $40 ticket gets you ten pork dishes and ten beer tastings. Reserve your spot at aporkalypse13.eventbrite.com. (Sorry, you have to be at least 21 to attend!)
As a thank you for following this blog, I am giving away a pair of tickets to one reader. It will make an excellent Saturday afternoon date. To enter, simply ‘heart’ this post or reblog it. You can also send a message on Tumblr or email me. I will randomly pick a winner and contact him or her this weekend. Good luck!
For photos from last year’s event, don’t miss the slideshow on Serious Eats.
photo courtesy of get real
Spotted earlier this week at 51st St station in New York City. Paper, front and center of Apple’s new ad campaign.
favorite things mittens
While I love all of my animals and take good care of them, Mittens is especially spoiled. He was diagnosed with asthma last fall, so now I let him get away with hell and hang out on the dining table.
Even when he tries to eat my lunch I don’t yell at him lest he get stressed and cough up a lung—that’s what it sounds like—which breaks my heart.
At least he is considerate and looks for things to sit on, like plastic bags and old issues of New York…
live sketching new york fashion week
FiftyThree and Women’s Wear Daily have teamed up again, this time to live sketch New York Fashion Week.
I’m really, really excited to be working on this project with FiftyThree. In a time when anyone can click a button to snap a photo, there’s something magical about seeing what the storyteller—in this case the artist—wants you to see.
Yigal Azrouël 2/8 2p
Alexander Wang 2/9 5p
Diane von Furstenberg 2/10 4p
J.Crew 2/12 9:30a
Oscar de la Renta 2/12 6:30p
Proenza Schouler 2/13 8p
Calvin Klein Collection 2/14 2p
Marc Jacobs 2/14 8p
favorite things table for one
I stopped by House of Small Wonder for a snack around three yesterday. It’s an odd, in-between time for diners and restaurants alike when it’s not quite lunch but definitely not dinner. Unsure of the appropriate meal to order for the hour, I settled on a banana Nutella croissant figuring it’s always time for dessert.
The croissant turned out to be quite small, so I finished it in a few bites. Still hungry, I caved to my savory craving and ordered the Okinawan taco rice, a popular Japanese lunch dish consisting of ground beef on a bed of rice, lettuce and tomato, topped with an egg over easy. I like well-seasoned ground beef so much I’d eat it on its own with a fork in a bowl, so, needless to say, I’m enamored with this dish. Plus, the red sauce they use reminds me of sweet homemade ketchup. Basically, it’s the Asian equivalent to sloppy joes without the burger bun.
In an attempt to detach myself from the Internet, I ignored my phone for a full twenty minutes and turned to a book instead. I tried to memorize details of the garden-inspired decor and Prussian blue walls to motivate a trip to Home Depot or wherever it is that people buy paint. I eavesdropped on my neighbors and briefly wondered about what brought them there. Are they students? Restaurant employees? Freelancers? (I wonder if we’re Twitter friends…) Do they like the show Girls or did they drag their feet through the first three episodes of the second season like I did? How do they know each other? Why are they splitting a croissant!? It’s tiny.
I took out my phone to capture the foggy afternoon and my pre-lunch pastry, grateful I was inside with good food and the rare pleasure of not having to talk to anybody.
house of small wonder, 77 north 6th street, brooklyn. (718) 388 6160
They make the most buttery, flaky croissants here. If you get the ham and cheese, they even warm it up.
tarallucci e vino, 15 east 18th street, nyc / via instagram