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Oyster Week in NYC: September 11th thru 28th


New York Oyster Week is a celebration the oyster’s considerable and extraordinary role in the history, culture, cuisine, economy and ecology of New York.

New York Oyster Week can be enjoyed at a curated collection of oyster centric events or at the many distinguished participating restaurants.

Each September, New York Oyster Week presents opportunities to gather and enjoy oysters in exciting and engaging events of all sizes and shapes. The events are created to cater to the tastes and geographies of enthusiasts and the curious alike. The other half of the Oyster week experience takes place in an impressive collection of distinguished New York City restaurants. The chefs and proprietors of marquee fish houses, raw bars and oyster friendly venues will serve up their take on the oyster with a featured Oyster Week oyster themed menu item or pairing.

Bodega Cats: In Their Own Words

Bodega Cats… those strange felines slinking around the aisles of your corner store, hiding behind stacks of drinks and lounging on boxes of cereal, ostensibly there to protect against the rats we all pretend don’t exist anymore, but probably just there to keep the bodega owners and customers entertained.

They have a unique vision of NYC… and here it is, in their own words:



Classic Brooklyn Townhouse Apartment: $2500 One Bedroom with Home Office and Skylights


OPEN HOUSE: Saturday the 19th from 6pm to 6:45pm. Email me at KeysToNewYorkCity@gmail.com for an appointment.

True ONE BEDROOM w/ EXTRA ROOM in Clinton Hill! Only $2500! This top floor of a lovely brownstone has gorgeous ORIGINAL HARDWOOD Floors and SKYLIGHTS in the spacious Living Room, which also includes DECORATIVE FIREPLACE.


The RENOVATED KITCHEN (coming soon!), with All New Stainless Steel Appliances including DISHWASHER, is next to two large and lovely windows that look out over the quiet backyard. The KING SIZED Bedroom has a large closet and ample floor space.


There is also an EXTRA ROOM, perfect to be used as either an Office, Walk In Closet, or Baby Room. For extra convenience, a WASHER & DRYER is being installed into the apartment.

kitchen and living room

Available for a September 1st move-in. Don’t delay, contact me today at KeysToNewYorkCity@gmail.com to schedule a private tour of this great deal!

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RIVINGTON STREET: Between Chrystie and Bowery

Graffiti 1

New York City is so dense that sometimes it must be experienced block by block to truly get a grasp of what it offers, and so this month we shall explore a single block of Rivington Street in the LES. Coming from Chrystie Street and heading west you first pass by the Mikco Building Materials, which can look intimidating but is a True Value Hardware Store with great prices. On the opposite corner is a recent addition, the lovely Italian restaurant, Antonioni’s.

Freeman's Alley

Then a few steps further in and you come to an alleyway, Freeman’s Alley. Here you can find the Freeman’s Sporting Club and the FSC Barbershop and at the end of the alley, the delicious Freeman’s Restaurant.

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Also along this charming street are numerous art studios and wonderful examples of complex and and imaginative graffiti. There is the Off-Soho Hotel Alternative for budget travelers, and the Loreley Beer Garden with a big outdoor space for eating and drinking.


And last, but not least, is the newest establishment on the block, the wonderful Morgenstern’s Ice Cream Parlor. The ice cream here is like heavy velvet in your mouth… in the best of ways… and comes in a multiplicity of fascinating flavors, which can be combined with a host of creative toppings. A wonderful place to visit this summer, whether you want delicious ice cream or just want to check out this block of Rivington Street for yourself.