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Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Weekly Roundup: FNYT Press, Halloween Parade Flashback and A Tour Of Gansevoort Market

  • My delicious food tour of Greenwich Village: The only other thing I love as much as traveling is eating! So as soon as I heard about the Foods of New York Tours, I just had to go on the tour. It doesn’t matter if you are a local like me or a tourist, as long as you like food, this is the tour for you.
  • Why ‘Foods Of New York Tours’ Is For Locals Too! We took the “Original Greenwich Village”  food tour last weekend (offered by Foods of New York Tours) around the West Village with tour guide (and local celebrity) Ted Mineau. 


+NYC NEWS+
  • New York Will Finally Get Its First All-Éclair Bakery: Our friends over at Bedford + Bowery report the exciting news that the restaurant and café ecosystem of the Lower East Side is now sufficiently diverse enough to support the existence of an all-éclair shop.
  • One World Trade to Open Nov. 3, But Ceremony is TBD: Nine years after ground was broken on North America’s tallest building, One World Trade Center is set to open its doors Nov. 3 to publisher Condé Nast, its principal tenant, according to people familiar with the date.  Just don’t expect any fanfare—at least at first.


+INDUSTRY NEWS+
  • The Best And Worst Halloween Candy To Give Trick Or Treaters: Unless your parents were dentists, you probably grew up with clear opinions about Halloween candy. Each child has their favorite candy they hope will end up in their trick or treat loot in large amounts. There's also candy they are more than happy to trade away for something that doesn't taste like poison.
  • Jacques Torres proves cocoa cost is not a problem: The former pastry chef at Le Cirque restaurant, who has doubled his eponymous shops in New York to eight from four, with seven Manhattan locations, expects sales this year to top last year's record of $10 million.


+NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS+

  • Relive the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in the 1980s: Scott Laperruque lived on West 10th Street from 1982 to 1986—and every October during those years, the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade marched right past his second-story windows. 
  • Fun scares and cheap eats on Halloween night: John's of Bleecker Street (278 Bleecker St.) This is your kid-friendly post-parade spot. The pizza is outstanding, and the atmosphere is loud and festive. John’s has one of the few coal-fired brick ovens left in the city.

  • Blue Hill in Greenwich Village: Blue Hill is still an exceptional restaurant. Mr. Barber’s long search for flavor out of town pays off downtown, where you find yourself thinking, again and again, that each new ingredient may well be the best example of its kind you’ve ever tasted. For this reason and others, Blue Hill is one of the few New York restaurants that seem to get better and more original as time goes by. This
  • The hidden cemeteries of NYC: But the park also served as the city’s potter’s field beginning in 1797, and some 10,000 people were ultimately laid to rest here — many victims of a yellow-fever plague.





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