Lebanese Food on First Avenue

Another Friday evening in the city and time to meet a friend.  So this time my friend wanted to eat Lebanese food and I said, “Sure, why not?” So I met her in the East Village at Balade which is located 208 First Avenue. It was a hot and humid evening so I decided to…

Outdoor Dining near Lincoln Center

As I’ve mentioned in so many of my recent posts except for a walk or a visit to a park to meet a friend I’ve basically been meeting friends for dinner.  It’s the only way that people feel safe enough meeting and it’s the only activity actively open to the public. The also good news…

Lunch at Inside Park at St. Barts

So today I meet with a group of women that belong to an organization that loves learning about different ideas around the world.  Before the lock down we would meet once a month to talk about different topics but because of the lock down we have been unable to meet and share ideas. So today…

Sundown at Bocca Cucina

With no other forms of entertainment in the city when the sun goes down eating out has been the go to way to meet friends and share a meal at a socially distanced restaurant. The other evening, I joined a friend at Bocca Cucina which is located at 39 E. 19th Street.  Bocca Cucina basically…

Outdoor Tapas Dining on Irving Place

It was Monday night in Manhattan and we’re still in lock down and my friend said, “Hey Sora, let’s try a different kind of restaurant and food.”  “Well of course,” I said. 🙂   Dining out has become my way of meeting up with my  friends now and I really value this shared restaurant experience and…

Inaugural Muses of the Hamptons Awards Event

On Friday, August 14th, 2020, The Muses of Philanthropy Awards will be livestreamed at 12:30pm to the public and archived on easthampton.com as the stellar attraction on the new 1 hour virtual entertainment show, Muses Live. This will happen at a live, socially distanced event which will take place at The Muses, 111 St. Andrews…

Outdoor Dining in The Berkshires

So as I posted in the Travel tab of my A New Yorker’s Point of View blog-I was beyond fortunate after a 4 month New York City lockdown to take a 2 night vacation to Lee, Massachusetts which is part of the Berkshires. I absolutely loved the Berkshires.  We were in Stockbridge, Great Barrington and…

A Weekend in the Berkshires

After being locked down for 4 months in Manhattan I must admit the going was getting tough.  So one day I received an email from Trip Advisor and it highlighted an Inn in Lee Massachusetts which is in the Berkshires.  I sent out the email to some gals that I had traveled with before and…

The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges

So continuing with the saga of this New York City lock down and with not much to do when meeting a friend except to enjoy outdoor dining and support local businesses, I met my friend up at The Mark Hotel which is located at 25 East 77th Street between Madison and Fifth. It was very…

Best Chinese Food Ever

I met a friend the other evening for some outdoor dining at Philippe Chow which is located at 33 East 60th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue.  My girlfriend had been raving about their Beijing style cuisine for a long time and tonight was the night 🙂 So here is the table that we…