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2005 Stories by Corina Zappia

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  • The Scene in Park Slope

    published December 20, 2005

    A curse for most is always a boon for a few: Park Slope shops, cafes and bars did excellent business yesterday with so much of the neighborhood... More >>

  • WWRTD: Or, What Would Roger Toussaint Do?

    published December 20, 2005

    As we surveyed Park Slope residents as they piled into local businesses for some last-minute local Christmas shopping—rather than make that... More >>

  • Stache Bash

    published December 20, 2005

    Last Thursday, 35 mustachioed men assembled with friends and family for the annual Stache Bash in the downstairs basement of Fontana's, a... More >>

  • Susan Sontag Hair Extensions, Anyone?

    published December 13, 2005

    I always associate crafts with my high school biology teacher Mrs. Smith, whose love of crafting's inherent appeal even extended into our bug... More >>

  • Astor Wines to Leave Astor Place

    published December 13, 2005

    "It is going to be, to my knowledge, the only green wine store in the United States," said More >>

  • The Girly Show

    published December 6, 2005

    We love Heidi, she's been with us since the beginning. Heidi gets the biggest wings. —Monica Mitro, executive producer, to... More >>

  • Behind the Bar

    published December 6, 2005

    The lovely and inimitable Tanya Dias, a 33-year-old bartender at neighborhood spot More >>

  • Beauty and the Modeling Beast

    published November 29, 2005

    Kim Stolz, a recently eliminated finalist on America's Next Top Model, is just as fantastically droll, genuine, and astute in real life as... More >>

  • Honey, Don't

    published November 29, 2005

    Who knew there was an actually meadery out in Long Island? Popular with Society for... More >>

  • And Let's Give Thanks to You, BJ's Wholesale

    published November 22, 2005

    Lusting after a luxury slipcover? Holding out for a cordless cookie press? The Friday after Thanksgiving is your day, Frugal Franny. Bust through... More >>

  • Gallery: Young Designer Watch

    published November 15, 2005

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  • Young Designer Watch

    published November 15, 2005

    After graduating from the design school at the University of Cincinnati just three years ago, NYC-based designer Laura Dawson scored two plum... More >>

  • Night of the $12 Cocktail

    published November 15, 2005

    "This is nice. I feel like I'm eating on Deep Space 9," says Disgruntled Onetime Art Student, wolfing down a basket of New Age sesame wafers More >>

  • Liquid Thanksgiving

    published November 15, 2005

    The mavericks at Seattle-based Jones Soda—purveyors of bubble-gum and melon-flavored pop—venture... More >>

  • Paris Lit

    published November 8, 2005

    Wine makes the Unrepentant Sissy Drinker puke. Not that she can't have fun with alcohol: More than two cocktails and she'll treat pals to... More >>

  • Justified?

    published November 1, 2005

    "Justin was the model for all the jeans," the PR rep informed me as I stroked a pair from Timberlake's new clothing line, which has the improbable... More >>

  • Zombies Invade Bloomingdales

    published October 25, 2005

    Last Saturday afternoon the undead assembled at a bar on East 59th called the More >>

  • When Boozing Gets Spooky

    published October 25, 2005

    Grenadine syrup, the benign sweet dye for the virginal Shirley Temple, can stand in for spilt blood. Bored college bartenders learn that trick... More >>

  • Bloody Brilliant

    published October 18, 2005

    The mouth, open in horror and indignation; the... More >>

  • Can a 'New' Old Bar Rescue the Meatpacking District?

    published October 18, 2005

    It's always a little suspect when bars—with the same owners and same venue—relaunch under a different name. What went wrong the first... More >>

  • Celebrity, the Brand That Fits

    published October 11, 2005

    Gwen Stefani's spring collection got rave reviews at Fashion Week, and Donald Trump suits are purportedly making a killing at More >>

  • Our First Girl

    published October 11, 2005

    "You never forget your first girl," goes the motto of St. Pauli Girl, the German beer with a drawing of... More >>

  • An End to California 'Chablis'

    published October 4, 2005

    Don't expect to call a port wine "port" for much longer—not if it's made outside of the Douro Valley region of Portugal. If the More >>

  • At Last, the Big Question This Weekend:

    published September 27, 2005

    The brief history of Oktoberfest, as shamelessly lifted from GermanFun.org: October 12, 1810, crown prince... More >>

  • But You Have No Arms, Dude

    published September 27, 2005

    Reverend Run, the owner of a dapper collection of capes, will not be pushing this fall trend on others. He's prepared to own the cape all by his... More >>

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