Many people don’t own a computer nor have access to one but NYCHA is on wheels with their new Digital Vans– essentially computer labs available for NYCHA residents and community members to link to the Internet, search for job opportunities, touch-up your resume and much more. The vans travel around the city, stopping in areas that have limited or no access to broadband high-speed internet service. The van is equipped with eight laptop computers, with wireless Internet access and printers. WiFi also allows people with their own laptop computers to be outside the van and access the Internet for free as well.
On Monday, November 25, 2013, Ricardo Steakhouse, an East Harlem Restaurant, is donating turkeys to feed 1,000 families in need for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to their website. This is the 3rd year that Ricardo is organizing this philanthropic Turkey Drive. Donations will help reach their goal to feed 1,000 families. If you would like to donate please contact Ricardo Steakhouse at 212-289 -5895.
Following the turkey drive a after party will take place!
Google is getting into the holiday spirit, opening popup retail shops called “Winter Wonderlab” In these shops, folks can get their hands on the latest Google products. The shops are located in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Sacramento, New Jersey, and Chicago. For exact locations of the shops, check here.
Apartment 138 will close its doors this month after almost nine years on Smith Street. The restaurant first announced their departure from the neighborhood through a notice posted outside their establishment at 138 Smith Street. This weekend, Nov. 22, 23 and 24, will mark Apartment 138′s final nights on Smith Street with a farewell party on Nov. 25 where food and drink specials will be served. Apartment 138’s owners also run Park Luncheonette in Greenpoint, Camp on Smith Street and Bar 4 in Park Slope, which closed in August.
It’s been over a year since Superstorm Sandy destroyed The Bruckner Bar and Grill and now, there back! The Popular Bronx eatery reopened this week. Bruckner Bar and Grill underwent hundreds of thousands of dollars in construction, received a new liquor license, hired new management and dealt with some legal wrangling. As part of the repairs, it now has new flooring, bathrooms, brand new bar and a renovated basement. The restaurant plans to host many of the same regular events, such as salsa dancing, open-mic performances and gay and lesbian nights. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. everyday: LINK
Dough Loco’s doughnuts are selling out fast in East Harlem—a neighborhood coffee doughnut shop located at 1261 Park Avenue, between 97th and 98th streets in Manhattan. It’s a small operation, making doughnuts by hand in the minuscule kitchen. On some days, supply can’t keep up with demand and guests have to wait for a fresh batch to be put on the shelves. I hear the wait is worth it….. Don’t be surprised if you see Dough Loco expand its footprint or open new stores elsewhere in New York City.