Lonely Planet magazine: Top 10 Reasons to Fall in Love with NYC

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Lonely Planet magazine lists Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic as one of the “Top 10 New Ways to Fall in Love with New York.” (Spring 2016 issue)

Here is the list (which includes several places I want to visit myself!):

1. Secret gardens – greenthumbnyc.com

2. Alexander Hamilton home in Harlem – nps.gov/hagr

3. Japanese cherry blossoms in Brooklyn – bbb.org

4. Le Train Bleu restaurant in Bloomingdales – bloomingdales.com

5. Arcade Bakery (I love this place!) – arcadebakery.com

6. Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic at the Waldorf Astoria New York – chambermagic.com

7. Carnegie Hall 125th anniversary gala – carnegiehall.org

8. Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm – brooklyngrangefarm.com

9. Museum of the American Gangster – museumoftheamericangangster.org

10. Jimmy’s No. 43 restaurant – jimmysno43.com

The summer is a great time to explore all that New York has to offer. I’ve lived in Manhattan for 21 years, and relish finding new, hidden spots. I was glad to stumble upon this list in Lonely Planet magazine (and was secretly happy to be included in it!)

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Chocolate NYC: 25 Decadent Experiences for the New York Chocoholic

Little known fact, I’m not just obsessed with magic, I’m also gaga over chocolate. And, I’ve spent years exploring the NYC chocolate scene, from obscure boutique chocolate crafters to surprisingly luscious imported-cocoas, buried unsuspectingly in the fray of products at some of the largest eateries and stores in New York.

In fact, it’s not unusual for me to slip into one of these purveyors of edible magic after a show for a quick bite of heaven […]

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