Blacktail – A Cuban Cocktail Club Lands in Lower Manhattan

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At a time when Cuba seems to be the topic of conversation, and closer than ever before, a new Cuban-themed cocktail bar and restaurant, is sure to be a hit. Part speakeasy, part time capsule, this new local watering hole is the latest bar to emerge on the southern tip of Manhattan. Brought to you by the guys who put together one of New York City’s most famed libation lairs, The Dead Rabbit (just blocks from the new bar), Blacktail makes a landing in Battery Park, a redeveloping hood in lower Manhattan. Continue reading “Blacktail – A Cuban Cocktail Club Lands in Lower Manhattan”

Broadway For Broke People – How I Saw A New Broadway Show for $40

IMG_0363Music and dance have always been at the center of my life, the core of who I am. While I don’t play an instrument, or can’t carry a tune to save my life, I was a dancer for most of my childhood and teenage years, and both music and dance continue to play a very important role in my life – they make me feel alive.

Since I was a little girl, I can remember dancing and singing along to the rhythm and beats of Gloria Estefan’s music. Whether an upbeat dance song like “1-2-3” or a beautiful ballad like “Don’t want to lose you”, she’s always delivered music that speaks to me. So, when I learned about a musical sharing the story of her life and career, I couldn’t wait to see it. But with so many things to see and do, and not enough funds to fulfill the list, it became one of the many of my “to do” items. Continue reading “Broadway For Broke People – How I Saw A New Broadway Show for $40”