Jews' Burying Ground 3/4
Would it be morbid, if not macabre, to have a favorite cemetery? If so, I will at least say that of the three Shearith Israel graveyards in Manhattan, the second is definitely the most pleasantly situated (besides, the first one is far older, with a more fascinating history;). This tiny triangle is easily missed, nestled as it is in a row of exquisite (!) townhouses. 👉Swipe and see more in stories/highlights.
Located on picture-perfect West 11th Street, east of Sixth Avenue, in tony Greenwich Village (or the West Village, which is the only REAL, original Village), The Second Shearith Israel Cemetery is the by far smallest of the bunch. The first (Chatham Square) cemetery, was fast filling up. This new plot would be in perfect keeping with the Jewish custom to locate burials outside of settled areas. Soon Jewish out-of-towners were buried here, too, and eventually, when Chatham Street ceased to accept burials, the general community. Revolutionary War veteran Ephraim Hart was laid to rest here, as was the artist Joseph A. Canter (the obelisque, which is so cool). As with all three Shearith Israel cemeteries on the island, both Sefardim and Ashkenazim are buried here, and though the gates are usually locked, the graves are still visible from the sidewalk.
One upon a time this cemetery was ten times its current size. When the 1805 street plan was implemented in 1829, 11th Street was rammed right though the burial plot. Existing graves were disinterred or re-interred here and elsewhere. What remains, miraculously, is this pitzy plot, perpendicular to city street grid.
Another reason to love The Village, my fave neighborhood in Manhattan.
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"A woman’s dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view." ⋆ @nialahrukia
The Calling All Carnivores Dinner at the James Beard House. 4 different chefs created a feast we will never forget. Scroll thru and take a culinary tour. From the Chateaubriand with bone marrow and truffles to the Rib Cap Steak Au Poivre to the Beef Cheek Ravioli to the delicate poached Salmon... each dish blew us away. It was a real treat to have Gaja brunello, Nickle & Nickle cabernet, Louis Jadot Chambertin and Cloudy Bay Sauvignon paired with each course. Thank you again to the @beardfoundation for inviting us to host this event. And a special thanks to all incredibly talented chefs @lechefpaul@dominickpepe@mattabdoo@haroldmoore who poured their hearts into this dinner. Lastly I want to extend a special thank you to our Friends and Family at Michter's. Their generosity with wines and spirits truly put this event over the top! @michterswhiskey
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✨GIVEAWAY TIME✨SO excited to finally be open! To celebrate we are giving away a FREE deluxe spray tan! To enter make sure you are following @tribecatans, like this post and tag 2 friends in the comments! Bonus entry repost on your story. Winner announced 1/20! We are so excited! ✨😘
I’m back and (hopefully) better than ever! 😘 About a month ago I decided to take a break from the whole instagram thing — all the posting and cheesy/pasta/burger/pizza eating got the best of me (I love it but sometimes it’s just too much - I like veggies too!😊). So for 2019 I’ll me posting more homemade meals + I’ll do my best to share more about myself (I’ve always been bad at that!). Anyways, thanks for all the support and happy (belated) new year! 🥂 Now back to the regularly scheduled food programming. 🙌 #croquemadame#brunch#nycfoodie#westvillage#eggs#thrillist#eeeeeats#foodie#breakfast
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HI FRIENDS💥FitNic’s January Newsletter is going out TONIGHT and FitNic Events are coming BACK in February!!! But I have a few questions for you first!! 🙋🏻♀️ 1. At the Feb event, I want to talk about MONEY and financial literacy!! 💵💵💵 Who’s your fav financier that you’d love to hear speak?? I’m looking for a panelist!! 👀
2. I learned how to do my taxes last year thanks to a @six_degrees_society event!!! 🙌🏼 Do you file your own taxes? Are you interested in learning how? Let’s talk about it!! 👇🏼👇🏼
"Não é a falta de tempo que nos persegue, é a falta de organização." Tuca Neves
Ano passado fiz vários testes de organização, com bullet e mais de um planner. Como gosto de carregar meu planner diariamente, escolhi um pequenino da Tilibra que não vai pesar na bolsa e que é suficiente pra anotar as tarefas do dia a dia.
Minha organização literária vai ficar no Planner Literário e que compartilhei pra quem quiser baixar lá no blog (quem ainda não viu, está lá no blog).
E por aí, como vocês decidiram se organizar esse ano? Inclusive, saiu série da Marie Kondo na Netflix, quem já viu? Achou legal? Ajudou a se organizar?
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Our Ultimate S’more, with one big honey marshmallow that’s torched to order for that campfire goodness, sandwiched between homemade speculoos cookies, with dark chocolate whiskey ganache, shards of Valrhona chocolate with Maldon sea salt, and Caramelia (caramelized milk chocolate) covered crispy puffed rice. (📸 regram from @_ladyeatsalot_) #ultimatesmores#DominiqueAnselKitchen#WestVillage
A PACK OF BLESSINGS
The sunsets on the Hudson reflect more vividly off of cobble stone streets. And if you’re in the right kind of mood and a certain state of mind or if you have a tendency toward the romantic, the Big Apple can, for a moment, surprise you with her quaintness and comfort.
That’s what first drew me to the West Village. The respite. If New York is the city that never sleeps, the village at least rests its eyes once in a while: stills itself, thinks, dreams. And when it plays it plays in a different time and with a surprising cadence—always swinging the beat. Many days I’ve stood in front of Julian Schnabel’s pink Palazzo and imagined a life under those Venetian stucco arches. Schnabel, a staple of the village, always costumed in oversized pajamas, has the ability to make you imagine things like that.
For over a year I’ve gone to the West Village every morning to write. At first I went for the quiet space; eventually, I went to see my friends. Over the past year I’ve sat across from so many people at a small café near the river. These people are generous with their stories and have a propensity for wonder. They share with me the history of the village, tales and myths. I talk with closeted Trump voters and owners of gold-mine parking garages, with founders of start-ups and artists who struggle to sell in their old age. They’ve become my friends and some have become family.
I learned in the café what it is to have curiosity give way to the sealing of my own lips.
And so, the West Village became a home to me long before this weekend when, with the help of my mother, I moved all my belongings from my Hell’s Kitchen apartment down to the riverside.
Yesterday when I arrived home the time was 5:00 and the sun was setting on the Hudson and I must have been in the right kind of mood and a certain state of mind.
“A pack of blessings light upon thy back,” Friar Lawrence says to a grieving Romeo,
“happiness courts thee in her best array.”
In one week I’ll be 24 years old. I hope that in this year I can expand my curiosity, letting it guide me, trusting that it leads to the places I most subconsciously want to be.
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Our latest project is getting close to completion. West Village park and district energy centre near the Surrey City Hall. The hexagons represent the molecular structure of carbon.
Wound up in my favorite bookstore yesterday and managed not to buy anything - equal parts proud and sad 😂. I love supporting independent bookstores but I also have a stack of books at home that I haven’t read yet (actually, a “stack” is putting it very lightly) and I figure I should probably make a dent in those before I buy any new ones 😐. #willpower#threelivesandcompany#westvillage
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What do you think of this unique bathroom with wooden tub from Maggie Gyllenhall and Peter Sarsgaard’s recently listed Park Slope Brownstone at 36 Sterling Place?
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