NYC Life: A Cool Bar, Skating on the Edge, Wegmans, Theater, Exhibits and More

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There’s a very “cool” bar with views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline. The Edge is taking ice skating to new heights. There’s a new exhibit at the FIT Museum for fashion lovers. The beloved supermarket Wegmans is coming to the East Village. Valerie Smaldone says to experience a jettison back in time, when New York and the art scene was simply fabulous, get yourself to a performance of The Collaboration. Speaking of the art scene our roving photographer shares her photos of one of Cuba’s most famous artists. And our Broadway Babe is back with some great viewing finds.

What Will the Year of the Rabbit Bring?

This month starts the Chinese year of the Rabbit which is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity. Join us on ZOOM with Feng Shui Master Debra Duneier and learn how to harness and enhance all that the new year will bring and a forecast as to what to expect for the next 12 months. GET THE DETAILS.

 A Very Cool Bar

Head to 1 Hotel Brooklyn Ridge, to the Polar Lounge overlooking the rooftop’s skyline views of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge, that features a glacial landscape of custom seating and sculptures each carved entirely from ice. To ensure our guests stay warm, they have teamed up with luxury outerwear brand, Moose Knuckles to provide parkas from their iconic collection. Then warm up inside Harriett’s Rooftop

A percentage of sales will go to Oceanic Global, supporting their work to educate and protect our oceans and polar regions. General Admission: grants access to the rooftop and includes a complimentary drink upon entry courtesy of Maestro Dobel Tequila.

Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday  | 5pm – 10pm  | Harriet’s Rooftop. Open through February. MAKE RESERVATIONS.

Experience the Immunocologie Signature Crystal Energy Facial

Our friend Karen Ballou, founder of Immunocologie a wonderful line of healthy and luxurious skincare products invites to Tomatoes to their NYC Spa Pop-Up at Knosis Wellness clinic.  Enjoy a complete mind, body, and soul experience connecting Immunocologie’s cellular science and supercharged performing ingredients.  Brings back hydration, vibrance and health to the skin.

Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am to 6pm until January 31st.

IMMUNOCOLOGIE @ KNOSIS WELLNESS | 7 W 22nd St. 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010

Book your appointment at:  VAGARO.COM/immunocologie

Skating on Edge

Head to The Edge (the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere) at Hudson Yards, and glide above New York City at Sky Skate presented by Dunkin’ Rewards – New York City’s highest skating rink! Skate in the sky on a 1,024 square foot Glice® rink, a zero-energy ecological and synthetic ice rink, as you take in the best views of the city for a truly epic adventure. Tickets include Edge admission, your 30-minute skate experience ($10) and complimentary skate rental. Get ready to go into the sky, and out of this world! Get tickets.

Cuban Artist José Fuster

Our roving photographer Nicole Freezer Rubens shares more of her images from her recent visit to Cuba.  She writes:

One of Cuba’s most well known artists is 76 year old José Fuster. He works colorfully and exuberantly across many mediums but my favorite by far is the ceramic tiled universe he created in Havana. I was fortunate enough to meet the artist while visiting his mosaic wonderland studio reminiscent of Gaudi’s mark on Barcelona. It includes a public pool, galleries, decks and whimsy all around. Fuster has spent the last several decades expanding his cheerful mosaic world throughout his neighborhood, adorning at least 80 houses with his touch. I even witnessed his work in progress while some of his assistants were tiling a nearby wall. The artwork and Fuster’s community is literally and figuratively alive and changing daily. It is an ever-expanding fantastical universe with endless possibility. It is an extraordinary happy place.

Nicole Freezer Rubens is the author of “The Long Pause and the Short Breath.” Follow her on Instagram @nfrconsult

Broadway Babe’s Viewing Finds

Our Broadway Babe has unearthed some fun viewing finds…Broadway’s “42nd Street”; a recent BBC Stephen Sondheim concert; the press reel of the Tony Award winning, “City of Angels”; and an old “This Is Your Life” TV show, honoring Dinah Shore. WATCH NOW. 

 Wegmans Grocery Store to Open in the East Village

According to 6SqFt, Manhattan’s first-ever Wegmans grocery store is opening this year in the East Village on the site of the old Kmart on Astor Place. Wegmans legions of fans, love this store for its prepared food options and affordable prices. And get this: the store will feature a 94-seat seafood restaurant with an oyster counter and a 10-seat sushi bar, as first reported by Eater New York. The store is expected to open during the second half of 2023.

Designing Women: Fashion Creators and Their Interiors

This wonderful new exhibit has been curated by the FIT Museum and is the first exhibition to explore and celebrate the intersection of fashion and interior design.  It features more than 60 garments and accessories by 40 female designers, including Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Ann Lower, Mary Quant, and more, each garment will be accompanied by small photographs of interiors as well as a selection of large-scale drawings exclusively for the exhibition by artist and FIT adjunct associate professor of Illustration, Bill Donovan. The interiors range from luxe couture salons and apartments designed by the leading architects and interior decorators of their time to modest ateliers and homes decorated by designers themselves. From now to May 15. Get the details.



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    The tomato behind The Three Tomatoes. Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato” is founder and publisher of The Three Tomatoes, a digital lifestyle magazine for “women who aren’t kids”. Having lived and worked for many years in New York City, the land of size zero twenty-somethings, she was truly starting to feel like an invisible woman. She created The Three Tomatoes just for the fun of it as the antidote for invisibility and sent it to 60 friends. Today she has thousands of friends and is chief cheerleader for smart, savvy women who want to live their lives fully at every age and every stage. She is the author of the novel, "Can You See Us Now?" and co-author of a humorous books of quips, "Martini Wisdom." Because she's lived a long time, her full bio won't fit here. If you want the "blah, blah, blah", read more.

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