Author: Dallas

New Kid on the Block: Parisi Speed School at ARC Athletics

The folks from ARC Athletics — owner Gene Schafer, physical therapist Meg Tyner and head coach Joel Guzman (above at left) — have opened a franchise of Parisi Speed School, a training program for kids ages 7 to 21 designed to refine their movements, prevent injury and build strength. Their new space, 2,000 square feet two floors down at 79 Leonard, provides enough room for kids to sprint, leap and lift — to gain both speed and agility. The facility does not offer instruction in any specific sport, but rather it trains kids to be better athletes all around. “It’s ... Read more

Man Fatally Struck By 6 Train While Trying To Retrieve Something Dropped Onto Tracks

An 80-year-old man was fatally struck by a 6 train at Astor Place on Monday afternoon—the second straphanger in two days to be hit by a train at the station, according to officials and news reports. The MTA says Monday afternoon’s fatality occurred when the unidentified man was trying to recover an item dropped onto the tracks. “We’re heartbroken after a customer was struck by a 6 train this afternoon at Astor Pl while trying to retrieve a dropped item,” NYCT Subway wrote in a tweet. Third-rail power was shut off following the incident, which happened about 3 p.m., according ... Read more

The Politics of Economic Inequality – Peter Van Buren

New York is America’s richest city and is Ground Zero in how economic inequality is reshaping every day of our lives. NYC is home to 70 billionaires, more than any other American city. Living among those billionaires (NYC is also home to nearly one million millionaires, more than any other city in the world) the city also has the highest homeless population of any American metropolis, close to 80,000 and growing. The number of homeless single adults today is 142 percent higher than it was ten years ago, and currently at the highest level since the Great Depression. Some 3,000 ... Read more

Nutella pop-up comes to Grand Central Terminal for National Pancake Day

There are countless pancakes on the menus of the best breakfast restaurants and best brunch menus in NYC. Some of the best pancakes are dusted in powdered sugar, topped with sweet strawberries and drenched in French butter, but we have yet to find one with Nutella. Photography: Ferrero North America In honor of National Pancake Day, which is on February 25th, everyone’s favorite hazelnut spread brand will throw a Nutella Syrup Swap Shop on February 29th from 9am-4pm at Grand Central Terminal inside Vanderbilt Hall. You’ll get free fluffy pancakes slathered in the chocolate-y treat and a complimentary 13-ounce jar ... Read more

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A Few Pretty Finds for Home!

It’s been a minute since I’ve done a home post. Today I just wanted to share a little roundup with a few things I’ve been really loving! First of all, while not a home decor object, this cookbook. It’s borderline embarrassing how much I cook from it (I’ve made all the dips, a bunch of entrees, and moved onto desserts this weekend) but everything is just so good! Also on the book front, Where Architects Sleep is front and center on my coffee table. It’s a hotel guide; all based on where architects like to stay. It’s really helpful for ... Read more

The Federal Flood Insurance Program Is Changing, And Homeowners Fear It Will Push Them Out

Thalia Panton will never forget what happened to her quiet block in southern Brooklyn the night that Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012. “Just looking at it, I’d never seen it so high,” Panton said. “It was dark. It was eerie, raining, raining, raining.” Panton and her husband chose to buy a home in the Canarsie neighborhood back in the 1990s for the same reasons as many of her neighbors: it was removed from the hustle and bustle of the rest of New York City, and the suburban feel reminded her of her childhood home in Middletown, Delaware. With two young ... Read more

Etre newyorkaise c’est quand … – Camille House

Bedbug est le mot qui peut créer l’hystérie générale. Tu textes Happy National Donut Day or Happy National Pet Day. Il neige et qu’au lieu de regarder la magie des flocons, tu te dis Olala I need to shovel before a moron slips on my sidewalk and sues me. Tu paies $15 ton verre de rouge pour de la piquette. Tu dois prévoir un budget Noel pour les 21 cartes cadeaux (8 éboueurs, 1 facteur et 12 maitresses/assistants). Les portiers de ton immeuble de travail deviennent des bons copains. Tu dois attendre que your party is full before being seated ... Read more

Zum Schneider ends its 20-year run tonight on Avenue C

As we first reported in December, Zum Schneider was leaving its home of 20 years on Avenue C and Seventh Street at the end of February. And we’ve reached the end: Tonight (Feb. 25) marks the biergarten’s finale as it concludes its six-night Karneval Final. The hours are 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. (In case you were going to drop by, the invite says that Karneval costumes are mandatory.) The landlord, listed as 229 East 7th Street HFDC, reportedly decided not to renew the retail lease. Zum Schneider opened on Avenue C in August 2000, and soon became a destination ... Read more

Capital One on West Broadway to close

The Capital One branch at 90 West Broadway at Chambers will close May 20, according to a note from S. and confirmed with the branch staff. The reasoning, the staff person said, was that they have another branch at Chambers and Broadway, on the northwest corner at 277 Broadway and that should be sufficient. But Capital One has been closing branches for several years as part of a nationwide strategy to gather most of its deposits online. American Banker reported in July that the McLean, Va., company, with roughly $373 billion of assets, “has shuttered more than half of its ... Read more