September 21, 2008
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August 24, 2017
Hopefully you saw this, back in February.
Well they (we) have been very busy, since then.
April 19, 2017
I received this invitation from Luck Polpat and Julian Valencia,
the managing partner and executive chef, respectively,
of the very successful—now almost 3-year-old—restaurant in Montclair:
They’re opening a second location!
In Jersey City.
With a full bar!
February 16, 2017
New Jersey Health Initiatives is a national program
of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
NJHI is dedicated to supporting innovations and driving conversations
to build healthier New Jersey communities.
The Believe in a Healthy Newark (BHN) Initiative will develop Impact Teams that will focus on three areas of health relevant to the Initiative’s target population – the residents of the South and West Wards of Newark. These three areas include: Healthy Homes, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Food and Fitness.
for long-term healthy living
BHN will utilize a collective impact approach that will allow them to identify common measures, develop common interventions, and use assessments of their success to modify and strengthen their initiatives. These areas closely align with the interests and expertise of steering committee members, and it is expected that this work will result in demonstrable improvements of certain health measures enumerated in the County Health Rankings data for Essex County.
September 14, 2016
I met Daniel Stein at an opening reception at an art gallery. He was (in my way—just kidding!) at the buffet table. I confided to this stranger, “Wow, I was hoping for crackers & cheese, but these fabulous-looking canapes are awesome!” He thanked me. “Excuse me?!” I retorted. “Oh, I’m the caterer; my partner is in the kitchen!” So I went right to Sylvia Becker, to gush further…
Well, they’re both also as handsome as they are sweet-hearted—and those qualities are commensurate to the well-matched excellent front-of-house/back-of-house skills that this dynamic duo provide…
March 20, 2016
It’s been almost eight years since this one, from October 1st, 2008.
March 5, 2016
In NYC, on the Highline, and to several art galleries,
to a coffeeshop and a restaurant,
and to a Broadway play
On March 3rd, the birthday of dear Jim Leisy
I took the train into NYC, from Millburn, for the first time. Direct to midtown—very civilized. She came up from Fulton St., where she had gone to the TKTS booth to score us tickets to see The Crucible, on Broadway. We rendezvoused (so much easier, to coordinate, with mobile phones!) on 8th Ave. & 30th St. We walked over to the Highline, and then down it, to 17th St. We stopped at Caffe Bene for a respite. Then we checked out the lobby of the awesome building that is now the Highline Hotel. Then we went up to the Gagosian Gallery (522 West 21st Street) for an exhibition of 31 very large/interesting photographs by Gregory Crewdson, whose work both Cyn & Jim had seen/appreciated.