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A Spot in the Sun

A Spot in the Sun

By Claudie Benjamin Dean Vogel never expected to fall in love with a dog. But, that happened and it changed his life. Going back about 15 years ago, the longtime Upper West Side resident acquired an 8-week-old Dogue de Bordeaux. He named her Daisy. Even from the...

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Delicious, Customized Broth

Delicious, Customized Broth

  By Claudie Benjamin Chef Marco Canora says his original Brodo was born out of a small window at Hearth, his restaurant on First Avenue. “I sold hot cups of broth to passers-by,” said Chef Canora. Actually, the inspiration arrived much earlier. Chef Canora grew up in...

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Hydrangeas That Take Your Breath Away

Hydrangeas That Take Your Breath Away

By Claudie Benjamin As any gardener, even a window box gardener, knows, gardens take time and care. The deliberately planned artless chaos of an English garden is no exception. Kieran O’Connor, Superintendent of the Astor Court at 205 West 89th Street, explains he’s...

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Hands Over Heart for Expanded Jazz Venue

Hands Over Heart for Expanded Jazz Venue

  By Claudie Benjamin Dr. Herb Goodheart, a retired dermatologist, lives on West 105th Street with his wife Karen. Walking Molly, their cockapoo, Herb passed Smoke at 2751 Broadway recently and saw Paul Stache, co-owner of the music venue standing by a window of the...

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Take Out Your Sword and Slice a Croquembouche

Take Out Your Sword and Slice a Croquembouche

By Claudie Benjamin Among many ways in which Zoom has become part of life, it’s now integrated into the daily management of Mille-Feuille, a go-to destination that is French accented in every way. For starters, the Parisian style bakery cafe transports the sweetest...

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Gentle Eagles

Gentle Eagles

By Claudie Benjamin They don’t quite have the look of doves.  But the four small white marble eagles who stand on the recently restored fountain in the Belnord courtyard look pretty gentle.  Certainly, this is true in comparison with fellow sculpture Eagles and...

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Judge Not?

Judge Not?

Image via New York Times Community Board 7 to vote on West-Park Presbyterian's hardship application. TUESDAY, JUNE 7th beginning at 6:30 It is NO SECRET that the congregation of West Park Presbyterian has applied to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission...

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