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30+ gifts for people who love to cook

By Terri Williams, Wed, November 30, 2022

  • By Terri Williams
  • , November 30, 2022

Photo by PNW Production

If you’re fortunate enough to have someone in your life who loves to cook, you know that those home-cooked meals – prepared with love – are so much better than almost anything you can purchase at a fast-food restaurant. These individuals aren’t just cooks, they’re chefs, and we found a variety of gifts – ranging from cookware to appliances and beyond – sure to be loved by those who enjoy using their culinary skills.

For the home chef in your life

Events, holidays, Midtown East

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , November 30, 2022

All images courtesy of the Empire State Realty Trust

Santa Claus will be visiting the Empire State Building Observatory for the first time ever this holiday season. On two days in December, visitors can meet Santa and share their Christmas wishes on the iconic building’s 80th floor. The landmark skyscraper will be decked out with festive decor and offer musical performances.

How to meet Santa

Brooklyn, City Living, Museums

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , November 30, 2022

Photo courtesy of Alison Day for New York Hotels Magazine on Flickr

The Brooklyn Museum this week launched a new digital guide on the Bloomberg Connects app that allows art lovers to learn more about the museum’s expansive collection that spans 5,500 years of human creativity. Aimed at enhancing in-person and virtual visits, the museum’s guide includes audio tours led by curators and creators that focus on artwork found across its five floors.

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Policy

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , November 30, 2022

Photo from 2020 subway closure by Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

Mayor Eric Adams announced on Tuesday an 11-point mental health legislative agenda for the next session in Albany aimed at addressing a growing need to provide care for people living on New York City’s streets and subways with untreated severe mental illness. A controversial part of the new plan includes a directive for emergency medical workers to hospitalize those who are deemed too mentally ill to provide basic care for themselves, even if they pose no threat to the public.

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Celebrities, Events, holidays

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , November 29, 2022

Image courtesy of Samir Hussein for Getty Images

Here’s a chance to visit Christmas Queen Mariah Carey’s New York City penthouse during the holidays. Hosted by Booking.com, “Mariah’s Ultimate Holiday Experience” consists of a three-night stay at The Plaza hotel, a cocktail hour and Christmas card photo shoot at the superstar’s penthouse apartment, tickets to Carey’s “Merry Christmas To All” concert at Madison Square Garden, and much more. Available to just two lucky fans, the exclusive experience opens for booking on a first-come-first-service basis on December 14 at 5 p.m.

All I want for Christmas is Mariah Carey’s apartment

Historic Homes, History, Manhattan

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , November 29, 2022

Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim on Flickr

A historic church that has resided in Manhattan for more than 175 years is set to be demolished, as first reported by Crain’s New York. Located at 154 Lexington Avenue in Nomad, the First Moravian Church served as an important meeting space for patriotic societies and women’s groups and played a critical role in welcoming Armenian immigrants to New York City. An application was filed this month for an 11-story mixed-use building at the site, according to city records.

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Features, holidays

  • By Lidia Ryan
  • , November 29, 2022

All photos by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy’s Inc

“He’s so kind and nice and jolly. He’s not like anyone else. He must be Santa.” That’s what little Natalie Wood says about the Herald Square Macy’s Santa Claus in the 1947 classic “Miracle on 34th Street.” And to this day, the jolly man in red remains at the helm of the iconic department store’s annual Santaland. Since 1861, Macy’s has been inviting children and adults to experience the wonder of Santa Claus (though the Herald Square building was not erected until 1901), but what people may not know is that, much like the spirit of Christmas, Santaland exists all year long behind locked doors. On the day after Thanksgiving, the doors are opened, letting holiday magic spill out once again.

Get the Santaland low-down

Cool Listings, Harlem

  • By Michelle Cohen
  • , November 29, 2022

Photos courtesy of Fox Residential

Options are many in this 3,225-square-foot condo on Manhattan’s Museum Mile between East Harlem and Carnegie Hill; the combination of two apartments resulted in a collection of rooms that work as bedrooms (as many as six), playrooms or entertaining spaces, depending on your needs. What you can’t change: a coveted spot on Central Park and amazing panoramic views of the park and Conservatory Gardens. Asking $6,750,000, this sun-filled home can be found in the Emery Roth-designed 1920s building at 1200 Fifth Avenue known as The Park View. Not ready for a commitment? You can rent the pretty pre-war home for $25,000/month.

Tour this parkside pad and visualize the options

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Features, History, holidays

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , November 28, 2022

Photo of the 2021 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree courtesy of Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer

New York City’s annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been a favorite holiday tradition for New Yorkers and visitors alike since its inception in the early 1930s. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the festive tradition that draws hundreds of thousands of people daily to the area around Fifth Avenue. From the tree’s humble beginnings as a place to gather during the Great Depression to its 50,000 sparkling lights and 900-pound Swarovski crystal-covered star topper, here are 10 things you might not know about the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

Get the fun facts here

Events, holidays, Transportation

  • By Aaron Ginsburg
  • , November 28, 2022

Photo by Marc Hermann, Courtesy of the New York Transit Museum

Holiday Nostalgia Rides, the New York Transit Museum’s beloved tradition, has returned to the city for the first time in two years. Every Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas, New Yorkers will be able to ride vintage subway trains that will depart from Chambers Street and 137th Street-City College stations and make express stops on the local 1 line track. The Holiday Nostalgia Train will feature the Train of Many Colors, a selection of different vintage subway cars from the 1960s representing different eras of the subway system’s history.

Travel back in time this holiday

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