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2003 Stories by Grace Bastidas

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  • In the Zone: A 10,000-Square-Foot Lounge To Pool Around In

    published December 16, 2003

    The bright yellow facade of Play lures passersby in with a big frosted-glass sign that reads "Eat Drink Smoke Bowl Shoot." No man or woman can... More >>

  • NY Mirror

    published October 28, 2003

    As it gets colder outside, take refuge in the banana republic of Plantain, a festive bar/ restaurant/lounge perched in the middle of nowhere... More >>

  • It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    published September 23, 2003

    Once a desolate neighborhood, industrial in landscape and melancholy in personality, Long Island City has catapulted from just another zip code in... More >>

  • Girlfight

    published September 16, 2003

    The good news: According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, the crime rate nationwide has hit a 30-year low. The bad news: Attempted rape... More >>

  • Never Met a Martini They Didn't Like—or Put on the Menu

    published August 19, 2003

    Featuring over 600 martinis, this spot, located in the basement of the Forest Hills Inn in Queens, leaves the much revered cosmopolitan in the... More >>

  • Listings

    published July 22, 2003

    Sports bars, mainly considered men's turf, are wooing the ladies with delectable drink menus, designer decor, eclectic music, and plenty of... More >>

  • El Pueblo Unido

    published May 13, 2003

    Ahora es el momento. A Spanish-speaking president, one who can do more than stumble through a few phrases at a political rally, may be nowhere on... More >>

  • Close-Up on Forest Hills, Queens

    published April 29, 2003

    Portions of this article have been updated. What do Teddy Roosevelt and Bob Dylan have in... More >>

  • Listings

    published January 7, 2003

    Reveries of faraway places leading to rude awakenings of tapped-out savings accounts? You need not venture outside of New York City for respite... More >>

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