Prom Season Is Almost Over

Last Thursday, as the afternoon sun beat down on the Bronx campus of the New York Institute for Special Education, students readied themselves for an annual rite of passage: the prom. “I don’t remember exactly what color it is, but I like this dress,” Nathalie Wood, 18, said, sitting on a bench outside one of…

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How to Make Perfect Sweet Potatoes Every Time

At some point during every cooking class I teach, I do my signature move: dramatically add handful upon handful of salt to a large pot of boiling water, then taste it and add even more. Across the room, eyebrows shoot up. Audible gasps are made. More often than not, someone (usually a man) will suggest…

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Babs Opens, Drawing From the Basque Country

Headliner Babs Building on the success of their modern Parisian-style restaurant, Mimi, Louis Levy and the brothers Daniel and Evan Bennett are opening this somewhat scaled-down bistro nearby. The partners, who have worked in a number of restaurants, describe the new venture as more casual, and it will eventually be open for breakfast, lunch and…

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On a Dutch Island, Sunsets, Bike Rides and the Great Lamb Chase

The 52 Places Traveler On the island of Texel, part of the Frisian archipelago, the 52 Places Traveler finds a place of quiet charms and a meal that sparks an obsession. June 11, 2019 Image Flat topography and a long western coast dotted with wide open beaches mean every sunset on Texel is a show…

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Hacks for Fixing Unexpected Wedding Day Problems

Behind almost every good wedding and reception is an equally good backup plan. Ask any professional event planner. They typically know how to combat the most obvious possible interferences: weather forecasts, shoe-induced blisters or uncomfortable sweat, among other issues. But even with the strictest itineraries and obsessive, detailed planning, unexpected problems can still arise. Here…

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At Crown Shy, the Only False Step Is the Name

Good restaurants don’t rain down from nowhere, but Crown Shy came close. No doubt it went through the same birth pangs as all the others. As far as I can tell, though, it simply materialized one morning this March at 70 Pine Street, and was open for business that afternoon by the time the financial…

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A French Wine With a 900-Year-Old Vintage

Savagnin blanc — not to be confused with the sauvignon blanc the sommelier recommended with your cheese course — is a fruity, acidic grape from the vine-encrusted hills of Jura, near France’s border with Switzerland. And if you visit and sip the region’s white wines today, you’ll be tasting the exact same grape, down to…

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The Queen of Eating Shellfish Online

Image On her two YouTube channels, Bethany Gaskin chats up her audience while downing huge meals, often seafood, like king crab.CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times CINCINNATI — Most of us can probably agree that eating food is more enjoyable than watching someone else eat food. For one, it’s a basic human need. It…

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Medical News Today: Undetected diabetes may double risk of heart attack, periodontitis

New research finds an intriguing link between undetected blood sugar disorders and the development of heart attacks and severe gum disease. Undetected blood sugar disorders may heighten the risk of heart attacks and periodontitis. Previous research has pointed to a connection between periodontitis — a chronic condition that affects the gums and bones that support…

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The Roots’ Guitarist on Finding Sanctuary in Brooklyn

Four years ago, when the Grammy Award-winning guitarist “Captain” Kirk Douglas began scouting new quarters for his family, he didn’t have to look long and he didn’t have to go far. There was a three-bedroom apartment a few floors up and several doors over from the one-bedroom rental he shared with his wife, Charlotte Holst…

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