Taste of Tribeca
Tribeca Restaurants Support PS 150 and PS 234
I had the opportunity to attend the 21st Annual Taste of Tribeca on Saturday afternoon. It was a warm, mostly sunny day, with temperatures hovering around 80. In the morning there were clouds and a light misty rain, so it didn’t get too hot and the misty rain left little humidity in the air.
The Taste of Tribeca is a fundraiser for two of Tribeca’s public schools – PS 150 which is also referred to as the Tribeca Learning Center and PS 234 which is also called the Independence School. The additional funds are used to provide programs and equipment that are used to enhance learning for the K through 5th grade students of the two elementary schools. Both schools are public non-charter schools that are highly rated and whose students perform well on standardized tests.
In recent years the demand for enrollment in these two Tribeca public schools has grown rapidly with the growing population of the neighborhood. A couple of years ago the Department of Education had proposed moving PS 150 up to Chelsea to provide more space for students, but the effort was defeated by the Tribeca neighborhood. And about five years ago, the school district for PS 234 was the focus of a school district zoning battle, as the increased growth in residential housing and population had strained the demand for PS 234 school facilities. So there's a bit of history about the public schools for which the funds were raised, but I digress.
Let us begin our journey through the Taste of Tribeca restaurants, where we will become a little more familiar with a few Tribeca restaurants and bars.
Mother's Day Restaurants In Manhattan
Restaurants For Brunch & Dinner on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown, East Village
Mother's Day isn't that far away [May 14th, 2017]. It's a good time to let your loved one know you care. Flowers, gifts and brunch or dinner are always welcome, as is any thoughtful gesture that provides some measure showing your appreciation of your mother or the mother of your children. After all, without mothers, we would all cease to be.
It's best to book a restaurant reservation for Mother's Day brunch, as on Mother's Day in Manhattan, many restaurants are full. So if you're thinking about eating out at a restaurant this Mother's Day on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown or East Village; it's best to do your research early, and call ahead to book Mother's Day restaurant reservations.
Mother's Day History - Restaurants In Manhattan
The origins of Mother's Day in the United States began with the efforts by Anna Jarvis in honor of her own mother. According to Wikipedia, Anna began the campaign in 1905 - the year her mother died - and in 1910 West Virginia was the first state to adopt it as a holiday. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson made the second Sunday in May as a national holiday to honor mothers.
Click this link to view a brief guide of Mother's Day restaurants in Manhattan where you will find links to Manhattan restaurants we've visited in the past or have reviewed. The restaurants we've reviewed include a mix of high, medium and budget priced restaurants that are spread throughout the borough and offer a large variety of ethnic cuisines. Enjoy.
Taste of the Seaport
South Street Seaport Showcases Tribeca & Lower East Side Restaurants
I went to browse through the Taste of the Seaport, which was held at the South Street Seaport from 11 am to 4 pm. It was a cool sunny autumnal day in mid October as I made my way toward the East River downtown.
South Street Seaport Downtown NYC
The South Street Seaport is a popular destination that attracts both locals and tourists. It's location, just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, with its sweeping waterfront views, is also a docking destination for boat tours and ferries. And the South Street Seaport restaurants are both plentiful and varied.
Since I arrived early afternoon, I didn't have much time to do more than a quick sweep of the Taste of the Seaport and hence - unfortunately - didn't get much of a chance to converse much with the local restaurateurs. There were a lot of food booths - 37 in all - lining Front Street all the way up to Peck Slip.
Click here to read the rest of our report on the Taste of the South Street Seaport.
Rock Restaurant in Tribeca is a modern Italian restaurant located at the corner of 190 A Duane Street on the corner with Greenwich Street in Tribeca. They're open daily from about 12 noon to 10 pm [11 am Sunday brunch].
Roc was started as a partnership between the owner of Elio's on the Upper East Side and his maitre'D Rocco. The restaurant is located in an old pencil factory which was erected in 1875. It has been nicely appointed and serves modern Italian cuisine.
The photo at right was taken of Roc during the Taste of Tribeca in Spring of 2015.
SoHo Restaurants / Tribeca Restaurants / Bowery Bars Business Listings
Click here to view a listing of other SoHo, Bowery & Tribeca restaurants and bars.
Church Publick Bar & Restaurant
Bars & Restaurants in Tribeca
Church Publick Bar is an American style gastropub serving nearly a couple dozen ales. They opened in 2013 at 78 Reade Street which is at the corner on Church Street in Tribeca.
They serve lunch and dinner and open between 11 and 11.30 am and close between 11 pm and 1 am daily.
The photo at right was taken at Church Publick Bar following the Taste of Tribeca.
Irish Pubs In Manhattan
Irish Restaurants On St. Patrick's Day In NYC, UES, UWS, Midtown & Village
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us once again and it’s time for one and all, regardless of genetic history, to don their green clothing and head out to the Irish bars for a pint of ale or to the Irish restaurants for some down home Irish fare … or something like that.
This report is about some of the Manhattan Irish bars and restaurants that have survived the test of time, and likely a might bit … more. The Irish pubs include Irish bars and restaurants from the Upper East Side [UES], the Upper West Side [UWS], Midtown Manhattan as well as the East Village, as McSorley's remains not just a pub, but a good piece of history.
Click here to read our report about the Irish Pubs in Manhattan NYC.
Manhattan Halloween Parties NYC
Halloween Parties - Upper East Side, UES, Upper West Side, UWS, SoHo, Midtown, East Village & West Village
With a little more than seven weeks to go before Halloween, we decided to do a round up of some of the Halloween parties planned in Manhattan.
The Halloween Parade in the Village starts at 7 pm at Spring Street and 6th Avenue and marches north to 16th Street. We've heard that there are over 30 musical groups and an innumerable showing of creative costumes.
We began contacting local Manhattan bars and restaurants to see what parties they have planned. In most cases we suggest that you rsvp a spot to be sure you get in.
Click here to view our report on Halloween Parties Manhattan Midtown UES Upper East Side UWS & East Village SoHo.
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