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...
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...
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...
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...