New York Journals

Spring in the Big Apple

An April 2007 trip to New York by globewriter

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Quote: Just a little girls' weekend in the city.

Cascata Cafe Italiano

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Cascata Cafe Italiano Photo, New York, New York
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Cascata Café Italiano was one of those complete surprises you inevitably stumble upon while wandering downtown. But this place didn’t just offer a delicious brunch and a beautiful setting for catching up with an old friend; it was a truly affordable meal at just $22 plus tax and tip. My high school friend Kelly and I were seated about 11am in Cascata’s outdoor garden, complete with waterfall, fish pond and various plants (some of which were silk, but hey, they still looked nice). The service was a bit slow at first, which we soon learned was due to a late-arriving server. After the initial wait however, our service was excellent. We decided to share two plates. I ordered the Stack of Banana Pa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 21, 2007

Cascata Cafe Italiano
174 Bleecker St.
New York, New York 10012
(212) 353-1426

Pazza Notte

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Restaurant

Pazza Notte Photo, New York, New York
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Pazza Notte is a very versatile dining spot--good for a pre-show meal with friends, after-work drinks, and for entertaining parents at Sunday Brunch. My friend Kelly and I chose this spot for its tasty-looking menu, light atmosphere, and because it was only six blocks from Radio City Music Hall, our next stop for the evening.This little eatery has a kind of loungy feeling to it that may be due to its 2 for 1 martini happy hours from 5pm to 7pm and 9:30pm to 11pm. For me, this is a big selling point, seeing as how a typical martini in the city will run you around $12. Hit up Pazza Notte during Happy Hour(s) and get 2 martinis for $12! Plus, they have one of the biggest selections of martini...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 2, 2007

Pazza Notte
1375 Avenue of the Americas, between 55th & 56th
New York, New York 10019
(212) 765-6288

Radio City Music Hall

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Attraction | "Radio City Music Hall--Harry Connick, Jr."

Radio City Music Hall Photo, New York, New York
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I have to admit that when my friend Kelly first asked if I wanted to go to a Harry Connick, Jr. concert, I was a little unsure. Sixty bucks for a performer I didn't absolutely love? Fortunately, I went along with it and was totally blown away by the musical quality and super fun atmosphere of the entire evening.From his sultry entrance onto the stage (which was set up like New Orleans’ Bourbon Street) to his charming and funny nature to his incredible vocal and piano skills, Harry was impressive not only to me, but to those who had obviously seen him perform many times over. The makeup of Harry’s band is absolutely incredible—musicians who have played with artists like Wynton Marsalis and ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 2, 2007

Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020
(212) 247-4777