Singaporean Street Food in a Beautiful Gramercy Space

Headliner Laut Singapura Hawker fare, or street food, is what you’ll find at the new Singaporean restaurant from Salil Mehta and his wife, Stacey Mehta. “Street food, hawker food, represents Singapore,” Mr. Mehta said. “Singapore is a melting pot of cuisines — Chinese, Thai, Indian, Malaysian — but it’s not particularly well represented in New…

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At Rezdôra, a Fresh Voice in Italian Cooking for New York

Some restaurants push their tasting menus. Rezdôra doesn’t. A few steps down from the sidewalk, on the same block of East 20th Street as Gramercy Tavern and the brownstone where Teddy Roosevelt was born, Rezdôra lists a “regional pasta tasting” for $90 on its menu. The region in question is Emilia-Romagna, whose refinements in the…

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An Outpost of Emilia-Romagna on 20th Street

“Wheat makes Emilia-Romagna the greatest pasta country in Italy. Pigs make it the greatest ham and sausage country,” Waverley Root wrote in his classic 1971 book, “The Food of Italy.” Rezdôra, a new restaurant on East 20th Street, draws on those regional strengths and more.

Separate Addresses Kept Them Together

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, couples share thoughts about commitment and tell us what they have learned along the way, revealing their secret to making it work. Who Darroch Putnam, 31, and Michael Rosandich Putnam, 32 Occupations They own Putnam…

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How Sumo Taught Me to Love the Gym

I never saw the allure of physical activity until I saw an athlete with a physique that resembled my own. It was at the 2013 United States Sumo Open when the 350-pound Byamba picked up Kelly Gneiting, all 420 pounds of him, and flipped him onto the mat. Time seemed to slow as Kelly went…

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Barneys Files For Bankruptcy and Plans to Close Some Stores

Luxury retailer Barneys has filed for bankruptcy. «Trends come and go, but institutions are timeless,» the brand wrote on its social channels following the news. According to Bloomberg, Barneys filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after getting hit with high rent and fewer visitors purchasing from the luxury boutiques. Luckily, Chapter 11 filings allow businesses to…

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Victoria’s Secret Boss Ed Razek Has Quit

Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Ed Razek has retired, according to a note sent to employees by Leslie H. Wexner, the company’s chief executive. The news was confirmed by the New York Times. Razek has been key in choosing which models appear in the Victoria’s Secret show for the past 15 years, launching the careers…

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Philippines Declares a National Dengue Epidemic

MANILA — The Philippines declared a national dengue epidemic on Tuesday, saying that the mosquito-borne disease had killed at least 622 people in the country so far this year. More than 146,000 dengue cases were reported in the first seven months of the year, almost twice as many as in the same period last year,…

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Giving Up the Battle for Peak Sunset

The 52 Places Traveler Image During the high tourist season, dense crowds gather at Zadar’s Sea Organ every evening to watch the sunset.CreditSebastian Modak/The New York Times In Zadar, on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, the 52 Places Traveler was overwhelmed by the crowds. Then he thought outside the guidebook. Aug 6, 2019 Our columnist, Sebastian Modak,…

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The Bride, the Groom and the Greek Sunset: A Perfect Wedding Picture

Image Yao Kai, right, and his bride-to-be, Fu Cihang, posing for their pre-wedding pictures on the Greek island of Santorini.CreditLaura Boushnak for The New York Times SANTORINI, Greece — The bride wore a sparkling tiara and a flowing red wedding gown, her fifth matrimonial ensemble of the day. The groom wore a silver tuxedo and…

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