Dining With Miss Lil: The Two Faces of An Executive Chef

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I finally met Executive Chef/Owner Matthew Tivy this past summer after I had reviewed two French bistro establishments out of the three restaurants in his food business empire that he co owns or manages in Manhattan; Chez Lucienne in Harlem on Lenox Avenue near 125th Street and Café du Soleil on the Upper West Side near 104th Street and Broadway.  Continue Reading →

Riverside Church And Grant’s Tomb, Harlem, NY, 1930 (updated)

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Riverside Church and Grant’s Tomb (right) looking south on 121st Street and Riverside Drive in Harlem, New York, 1910 1930. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jewel Kinch’s New Gig At Hudson Valley Writer’s Center

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We want to congratulate longtime Harlemite and once Riverside Church Theater Executive Director Jewel Kinch on her new job as the Executive Director of the Hudson Valley Writer’s Center in Sleep Hollow, Westchester, NY. Continue Reading →