NYC Life Insider’s Guide: Fearless Girl, Welcome Tourists, Entertainment, Restaurants and More

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NYC is inviting tourists back with a new “Get Local NYC” campaign from NYC & Co and Mayor Adams, inviting visitors to explore all five boroughs like a New Yorker, and yes, we’ve missed them. Help save the iconic “Fearless Girl” statue. Our favorite song and dance man, Lee Roy Reams is being honored in June. Spring rooftop dining is back at Eataly and our roving photographer dined at El Quiote. We have a quiz for you. And our Broadway Babe has weekend streaming picks. And our Renewal Summit will be awesome!!! Get your tickets.

Thank You to Our Renewal Summit Sponsor Hair Biology

We’re so excited for our May 13th Renewal Summit, and we are thrilled that P&G’s Hair Biology is our premiere sponsor. This will be a fabulous day of panels, speakers, exhibitors, wine reception and so much more. And our sponsor for the panel above, is VNV, a new online fashion web site for grownup women. PS – We still have a few exhibitor spots available. GET THE DETAILS.

What’s the #1 Most Filmed Location in the World?


Answer:  The most-filmed location in the world is Central Park in New York City, with 532 movie credits.

April 3. UWS Clothing Drive for Israel & Ukraine Refugees

Lincoln Square Synagogue is asking for gently used men’s, women’s clothing, shoes, linen, tablecloths, towels, handbags, and hair accessories which will be shipped to Israel and distributed to Israel’s neediest, including recent immigrants from Ukraine. Get more details.

Help Save Fearless Girl

Five years ago, the Fearless Girl statue was placed in Wall Street and since then she has become an icon for supporting equality for girls around the globe. Thousands and thousands of young girls have felt empowered as they stood next the Fearless Girl in the same stance with their arms folded. The statute has been in danger of removal several times, and now once again a temporary permit for her to continue on is in review on April 11. The artist, Kristen Visbal is donating the work and wants the city to make Fearless Girl permanent.  Add your name to the petition.

June 12. Lee Roy Reams to be Honored

SAVE THE DATE.  American Popular Song Society is planning their first fundraiser honoring Broadway and Cabaret star LEE ROY REAMS with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The event will take place at The Cutting Room from 5 to 7:30 pm. There will be many favorite performers to sing and tell stories about and for Lee Roy. Board members Sandi Durell and Marilyn Lester are producing the prestigious event. Stay tuned for more details.

Broadway Babe’s Weekend Picks

Our Broadway Babe, Randie Levine Miller found this beautiful concert, “Liza with a Z” and she shares her recent encounter with John Kander (pictured above with Randie this week) who wrote most of Liza Minnelli’s songs and special material. There’s a touching tribute to Jule Styne, and another wonderful Randie sidebar, plus more streaming entertainment for your enjoyment. Get the details.

Roving in Chelsea at El Quijote

We were so excited when we heard that El Quijote reopend, so we were so excited that our roving photographer, was there this week. Nicole Freezer Rubens, writes: “I had a delicious dinner at the newly reopened El Quijote restaurant in the infamous Chelsea Hotel. Everything about the restaurant is at once new and old. I felt like I was dining on a movie set, at a table that kept secrets.

The famous Chelsea Hotel opened in 1885 as a long term residence where well known artists, writers, actors and musicians made history. The lengthy list of tenants includes Allen Ginsberg, Mark Twain, Arthur Miller, Joni Mitchell, Madonna, Uma Thurman, Dennis Hopper and Jane Fonda. The good, the bad and the ugly stories surrounding the Chelsea Hotel are legendary and an important part of New York City’s cultural history. The building was landmarked in 1966.

El Quijote, the in-house Spanish restaurant is much smaller and more intimate than when the establishment opened in 1930. The new owners kept and restored the original painted walls, frosted glass and unique inviting atmosphere that truly matched the ambiance and vibe of the notorious hotel. Nicole is the author of The Long Pause and the Short Breath.  Follow her on Instagram@nfrconsult.

Rooftop Dining is Back at Eataly

After a long New York winter, the city can finally rejoice in warmer weather, longer days, and of course, the spring refresh of SERRA. SERRA by Birreria is the rooftop restaurant at Eataly in Flatiron, and it has bloomed into its iconic rooftop oasis featuring rustic dishes, vibrant handcrafted cocktails, an immersive floral look, and more. Meaning “greenhouse” in Italian, SERRA always changes with the seasons, offering a unique dining experience reflective of the Italian countryside.  Get the Details.



  • 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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