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Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

Dining Out

Bistro recalls old-school French dining

Dining Out

Bistro recalls old-school French dining

Time was that New York City was peppered with little French restaurants, their nucleus being in and around the theater district, owned and operated by Gallic expats. Like the $2 steak, they are for the most part a fond memory. Therefore, we were surprised and delighted to discover Côté Soleil, a new French bistro in Astoria, facilitating time travel to a bygone era. Comment

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016

Legos aren’t just for kids. Turns out there’s an entire fan club out there made up of grownups who are hooked on those colorful little interlocking blocks. After years spent in hiding, these brave souls have finally emerged from the shadows, and believe it or not, have even given themselves a name. Adult Fans of Lego® or AFOLs, can’t seem to get enough. They just love to build — and to display their creations. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

Hanukkah... or Chanukah (we have been wandering for many years in search of the correct spelling) is the winter holiday commemorating the restoration of Jewish worship at the temple of Jerusalem when Judah Maccabee led the revolt against the Seleucid Empire in 164 BCE. Judah was called “Maccabee,” a word composed of the initial letters of the four Hebrew words “Mi Kamocha Ba’eilim Hashem,” meaning: “Who is like You, G-d.” Comments (1)

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