Taken at a bar within the 1939 World’s Fair, the woman in the picture is smoking, drinking and looking a bit melancholy.
While working on this issue, we shared our favorite photos online and asked readers to choose the best, promising to share its backstory. Here it is.
An eye-opening coffee company brings beans to your mailbox and a living wage to farmers.
Ten years ago when Issac Elvis planted grapevines in the tree pit in front of his Trattoria Casa Di Issaco on 9th Avenue near West 40th Street, people on the block teased him, asking if he had a permit.
Bubby’s proprietor Ron Silver is excited about flavor, and also about form.
As NYU’s purple empire expands, high-tech, multimillion-dollar concrete buildings encircle Washington Square Park. But on an eighth of an acre at the corner of Houston and Wooster, something green has sprouted, too.
At Kara Newman’s Think.Drink events, pros like Talia Baiocchi of Punch magazine read their original works out loud.
Once a year, nutmeg goes from unsung hero, to center stage, providing an indispensable seasoning to holiday staples from eggnog to pumpkin pie.
At the end of September, Erik Andrus will take his handmade sailing barge on a 10-day journey down the Hudson River to deliver Vermont potatoes, apples, maple syrup and the like to hungry New Yorkers, an event that will be remarkable only because this is 2013.
Now in its fourth year, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic is like a Davos for distillers and drink makers.
A smart Soho nonprofit helps bring clean water to the world.
Mark Van Glad is growing barley and hops to pave the way for a truly New York beer.