The Smile Event 2011 Comes To Cipriani


For those of you who are unfamiliar with Operation Smile, the organization is a worldwide medical charity that provides free surgery for children that were born with facial deformaties.  This year, the Smile Event, hosted by Operation Smile at Cipriani at 55 Wall St on May 5th at 6:30pm, will celebrate morethan 160,000 children who have received life-changing surgeries in 60 countries worldwide. 

Celebrity guests include; Brooke Burke, David Charvet, Natalie Morales, Jessica Simpson, and Matthew Fox.

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Gay Nightlife Comes To FiDi gossip blogger, Jennifer Manghisi, has got the 411 on gay nightlife in FiDi.  Ben Harvey and Casey Fitzpatrick of GUMBO or Gay Dumbo Party, will be hosting a gay night at the Library Bar on the last Wednesday of every month at The Gild Hall Hotel on 15 Gold Street.  DJ Pony will be playing pop remixes.  


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A Valentine’s Peck in the Slip?

One of Manhattan’s most little known areas, Peck Slip is also one of its most romantic.  With narrow, cobblestone streets absent of traffic, buses, and subway stations, with the Brooklyn Bridge in the north sky and the celestial FiDi towers in the south, Peck Slip is a perfect Valentine’s Day destination.  The restaurants below have been highlighted because of their Valentine’s Day offerings, but they are just a handful of the establishments that stud the first floors of the Slip’s historic houses. 

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Saturday Nights at Ulysses: FiDi’s Secret

The only thing I love more than a dinner party is a dance party.

The spacious apartments of the Financial District can accomodate the former but don’t quite allow for the grand scale of my ideal house-party-rager.  So on most weekend nights, after many hours (and drinks) out on the town, I may find myself…

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Comfort and Class Thrive at Bar Seven Five

At one year old, Bar Seven Five (“Bar Se7en 5ive”) conjures a range of judgments upon guests’ arrivals. For patrons of elite Manhattan cocktail lounges, it is a vain attempt to join their league. For customers wandering in from Pearl Street searching for class, Bar Seven Five is legitimately upscale. But reconcilably, at the end of even a Casual Friday, Bar Seven Five is as candidly welcoming as is its host offering to take coats.

Unique within its vicinity, Bar Seven Five is a cocktail lounge that poses an escape from Pearl Street pubs. Yet to be claimed by a particular sect, it is everybody’s place. Though Bar Seven Five’s cocktail menu is far from eccentric, it has…

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The FiDi Digs Friday Nights at Jeremy’s Ale House


In a district dominated by historic taverns, dimly lit sports bars, and after-work cocktails, Jeremy’s Ale House remains an eccentric and indulgent local’s favorite.  Having relocated five times since its 1974 opening, the bar now resides a block northwest of the South Street Seaport.

So grimy that it is authentically dive, Jeremy’s sells tap beer in 32-ounce Sytrofoam cups (with the modest option of a 16-ounce plastic).  Its Friday nights are bright, friendly, and drunken and begin with a guy-to-girl ration of five-to-one.  Hiding out in Jeremy’s after work is like hunkering down in a motorcycle-friendly seashore bar in winter.  The bar’s damp counter is manned by t-shirted men who scour the long, mismatched tables to deliver food.  The fish and chips, mini burgers, mozzarella sticks, mountain of muscles, and clams—just a handful of choices from the bar’s extensive menu— all suffice for the happily drinking and leave no less in their wallets than a beer would. 

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