For those of us who want to avoid the big kitchen cleanup which will inevitably result from turkey roasting, pie baking and cranberry saucing, look no further than NYMag who has compiled a list of the best takeout turkey NYC has to offer. Gobble gobble!
Have you seen the new Fulton Center? On Sunday, the MTA unveiled the much anticipated transit hub, making transfers between its 10 different subway lines easier and faster than ever for the 300,000 commuters that pass through it daily. The Fulton Center features open direct paths, widened corridors, and new mezzanines to separate entering, exiting, and transferring commuters. The $1.4B project has been 12 years in the making and brings a much welcomed end to the construction that has been making straphangers late for over a decade.
The app that curbs distractions.
We’ve all been that person in a meeting who has the New York Times app that really wants to update everyone in the room on the latest news. And we’ve all been on dates where our dinner companion’s roommate won’t stop texting them about the lost remote. Well, now there is an app to ensure that you, your friends, family and co-workers give each other their undivided attention. “Shhhh,” is an app that automatically turns off notifications and eliminates distracting incoming emails, texts and push notifications when it detects you are with others. By using GPS technology, you can customize the smart phone silence to turn off when you enter a specific location or if it detects a friend in your vicinity. Finally, a smart phone app that encourages in-person interactions. We like it.
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members can now bypass the check-in process at select hotels and go straight to their rooms by using the new SPG Keyless App. You can enter your room through Bluetooth technology, thus eliminating the need for keys altogether. Who can ever keep up with hotel room keys, anyway?
On rainy days like this, having delicious pizza within arms distance just makes city life worthwhile. And, unless you’ve been living under a rock you must have heard that Zagat recently named Paulie Gee’s “The Best Pizza in NYC.” We take such claims extremely seriously and just had to check it out for ourselves…
We admired an extensive list of pies topped with gourmet ingredients and hashtag-worthy names such as “Ricotta Be Kiddin’ Me” and “Luca Brasi” (naturally, we ordered both). The result? The crust was crisp and crunchy, and Paulie wowed us with some stellar flavors. In the end, the “Hellboy” reigned supreme with its fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, Berkshire sopressata picante, parmigiano reggiano, and Mike’s Hot Honey. The tangy flavor and sweet-yet-spicy finish made the trek to Greenpoint well worth it. Also, a fun playlist, rustic-chic décor and plaid wearing, beard-stroking crowd make this a great stop for people watching with a side of pizza.
One of the things that makes NYC so delicious is that there is no shortage of decadent treats to please every single dietary preference and unique taste palate out there. Now, even those dedicated to The Paleo Diet can enjoy delectable baked goods, meals-on-the-go and fitness products courtesy of EKG Project—a company founded by three friends in NYC who were looking to create healthy, accessible and affordable food options to meet their own active lifestyles. With sweet offerings like a Chocolate Chai Protein Tea, Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones, Raw Cookie Dough Bites, Coconut Flakes and a Paleo Ramenritto Bowl—even those who don’t follow The Paleo Diet can appreciate these products (you saw that we mentioned the words “raw cookie dough”, right?). Available online and exclusively at Press Tea in the west village.
It’s getting warmer every day and you know what that means: rooftop happy hour! Let’s be honest, what could be better than a warm breeze, an ice-cold glass of your go-to cocktail and a killer view after a long day at the office? Check out Guest of a Guest‘s top tier rooftop watering holes around the city, with recommendations for any style and budget. Cheers!