Sports Training to Boost Self-Esteem & Life Skills

Sports Training to Boost Self-Esteem & Life Skills

  By Claudie Benjamin Talk to coach Michael Shipper for half a minute, and you already feel boosted by his enthusiasm and positivity. Mike has just opened Empowered Sports and Fitness at 117 West 72nd Street.¬† He is very open¬†about how his own diagnosis of a...
A Patch of Pavement with Unexpected Details

A Patch of Pavement with Unexpected Details

By Claudie Benjamin Belgian entrepreneur Alain Coumont, Founder of the Le Pain Quotidien bakery chain, was certainly among the influencers who made croissants and hearty sourdough loaves vie for the love of bagels among New Yorkers.  Opening in 1997 in...
Culinary Stars Shine on West 72nd Street

Culinary Stars Shine on West 72nd Street

    By Claudie Benjamin  Sherry Ansky is well known in Israel as a food columnist and writer of many cookbooks. Her daughter Michal Ansky is famous as a TV cooking show judge and a food journalist. The mother and daughter and Michal’s husband...
Classic Mom & Pop Deli Draws Regulars

Classic Mom & Pop Deli Draws Regulars

By Claudie Benjamin  “I was born in the building at the southwest corner of 75th Street and Columbus,” says Joe Aguilera owner of Giacomo Deli at 269 West 72nd Street, located just a few blocks from his home. ...