NYC LIFE INSIDERS GUIDE: Broadway, Cabaret, Mexico Week, Winter Village, Now Streaming

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Yes, we know it’s only Halloween, but the Winter Village has officially opened at Bryant Park. Valerie Smaldone has the scoop on a new Broadway show, Chicken and Biscuits. The cabaret clubs are brimming with music and Sandi Durell has the scoop. Mexico Week is here, and the Princess Diana Exhibit is coming to NYC in January. There’s an exhibit of the photography of Gordon Parks that’s a must see. If Halloween is not your thing, stay entertained with the Broadway Babe’s streaming picks. And our roving photographer takes us to Barney Greengrass, The Sturgeon King.

Now Streaming: Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dusty Springfield and More…

Our Broadway Babe, Randie Levine Miller has some fabulous finds today that you can watch right now. There’s a classic episode of The Frank Sinatra Show from 1958; a vintage video from 1965, The Andy Williams Show with Bobby Darin, Robert Goulet, and Woody Allen; a Dusty Springfield documentary, and opera stars performing Broadway favorites. Get the details.

Now to Nov. 2. Mexico Week at Rockefeller Center

Make sure to stroll through Rockefeller Center To mark Mexico’s 200th year of independence, Mexico Week has made its way back to Rockefeller Center after nearly 60 years. The unique exhibit displays some of the best of Mexico’s heritage in the heart of Manhattan.” The event features a series of large-scale activations to commemorate Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday that pays respects to relatives and friends who have passed away. Get the details.

A Visit to Barney Greengrass

Our roving photographer Nicole Freezer Rubens says, “There’s nothing like checking something off of my NYC bucket list and eating a toasted bagel with nova and cream cheese at Barney Greengrass has now been checked off!  Entering the store and restaurant takes me back to an old world.”

It was established in 1908 on 113th and St. Nicholas in Harlem as a specialty shop for appetizing and deli. In 1929 it moved to 86th and Amsterdam on the Upper West Side where it remains virtually untouched today. It has been lovingly sustained by 3 generations of the Greengrass family and is best known as The Sturgeon King. They have ventured into the modern world selling food online as so many people say there is no better to be had.

Bryant Park’s Winter Village is Open

It officially opened yesterday. The holiday shops are back, and the ice-skating rink is officially opened along with a rinkside open air, après skate-escape. Cozy up with a festive cocktail, enjoy delicious food, and watch the ice skaters. The ice skating is free, you just pay to rent skates, or bring your own.  ‘tis the season has officially arrived. Get the details.

Princess Diana Exhibit Opens in January

For the first time, world famous Royal Photographers, Anwar Hussein and his two sons Zak and Samir, will share collections of their original images and the intimate, never-before-told stories behind them.

The Husseins collectively spent four decades working side by side with the iconic Princess and her family and will reveal what they witnessed first-hand, both in public and private moments. Tickets are now on sale.




  • Cheryl Benton

    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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