My old neighborhood not only teems with good Italian food, but they got wit too.
At Lioni's, they hawk dozens upon dozens of heroes, each named after an Italian-American celebrity and each one described with a cute little quip.
Yes, I'd cleaned out all the clutter and sworn off kitsch for life, but then I spotted these fruit-and-vegetable-themed singing dolls in a wholesale store's window and gushed about them to a friend, Erzen Krivca (the filmmaker husband of radio star Anita Sarko).
I nearly started shrieking with deli ... More >>
I got dozens of them, actually, but two stand above the pack for their unique mixture of kitschy appeal and downright usefulness.
First of all, I can now brush my teeth to the sound of Justin Bieber singing "U Smile!"
Jason Russo/HeyMrJason PhotographyAnita Sarko not only cooks up the best minestrone in the world, she also whips up a helluva Musto casserole.
The writer/DJ--who's always been a delectable cross between Mother Earth and Mother Courage--did just that in this interview with me for New York Soc ... More >>
EJ CampIf you're sitting there and feeling queasy, you can look over to my beaming puss and feel safe again.
Or vice versa.
It's at CO-OP Food & Drink, the restaurant at the Rivington Hotel, which was seized with the lovely idea of getting photographer E.J. Camp to capture the faces of vari ... More >>
Lunesta, Ambien Halcion, Sonata...
No, they're not the seven dwarves.
They're popular sleeping pills that enable you to get your beauty rest and wake up a supermodel.
I'm lucky I have no problem sleeping without help.
In fact, it's my favorite thing to do and I'm really good at it!
But ... More >>
Moscow does not believe in tears, but it does believe in good DJs, so they're spending many a ruble to import a good friend of mine, legend Anita Sarko, to spin there.
And not only will she spin, but she'll DJ, too!