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BISTRO SK

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City Island's French BISTRO SK is a welcome addition to the mix of eateries in this charming nautical community. Formerly doing business as Tree House, the restaurant's new owner Stephane Kane was drawn here by our diversity and truly enjoys this City Island avenue location.

Global Refugee Crisis

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Although refugees have long been a constant and for years accepted as part of human migration, the development of the nation-state and fixed borders in the 19th century has forced some countries to shun refugees and turn them into international pariahs.

Today, a global human tragedy of refugees now appears to be spreading everywhere. What in the world must we do to react? The plight of desperate people who are trying to flee their homes by land or sea is a humanitarian crisis that needs to be addressed.

TAVERN ON THE GREEN OPERATOR

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Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe today announced that the City is prepared to award a 20-year license term to the Emerald Green Group for the operation and maintenance of a high-quality casual restaurant and outdoor café at Tavern on the Green located in Central Park just west of the Sheep Meadow near 67th Street. The Emerald Green Group principals, Jim Caiola and David Salama, have operated Beau Monde and L'Etage in Philadelphia, a popular and well-reviewed restaurant & bar, for over a decade.

RIP: TV NEWS

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TV news is getting to be old hat and the newly accepted method to keep up with current affairs is online, according to recently released data. Of the 18-to-24-year-olds surveyed, 28% cited social media as their main news source, compared with 24% for TV.

Should tipping be necessary?

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Tipping may not be a good system, whether its done in America, Europe, or Asia. In fact, in many of these countries tipping is not a part of the national culture.

In countries where gratuities are the norm, some employers pay workers with the expectation that their wages will be supplemented by tips. Some folks criticize the inherent social awkwardness in transactions that involve tipping, the inconsistency of tipping for some services but not similar ones, and the irrationality of basing tips on price, rather than the amount and quality of service.

NO RESERVATIONS... BLAME IT ON IRENE

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Restaurant owners have no love for Hurricane Irene.Their weekend business is awash, as many customers stay far away as a result of Hurricane Irene's possible dangerous conditions.

As City Island Images previously reported, Hurricane Irene may have boosted business for Buddy's hardware store and IGA supermarket on City Island, but there will likely be plenty of restaurant owners, who are the financial losers that will be left in her wake.

City Island, NYC

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Put a little spice in your life, with a new years resolution. NYC's best kept secret, but share by telling everyone!

Featuring dozens of places to enjoy some holiday cheer and fine food, City Island was first established as an English settlement in 1685. The English crown granted Thomas Pell ownership of the island and parts of Westchester County, which lasted until 1749, when ownership passed to other individuals.

During the 1700s, many of the island’s residents were either oyster-men or Hellgate pilots who helped navigate ships down the East River to New York Harbor.

SMART SNACKS TIPS

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When it comes to eating healthfully, fresh fruits and vegetables are pretty much a slam dunk. Including packaged foods in a healthful diet is trickier. But it isn’t impossible if you learn how to use the Nutrition Facts on the package to judge the quality of the food inside. The vitamin or mineral content is less important as a basis for buying a product unless everything else adds up to a healthy choice.

New Joke State of Confusion?

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New York alcoholics are preparing to legally party earlier than ever. The state has passed a law allowing bars and restaurants to sell alcohol at 10 a.m. instead of noon time on Sunday.

The new legislation cuts fees and red tape for breweries, wineries, cider makers and distilleries by authorizing wineries to sell their product in growlers.

New Law Allows New York Restaurants To Start Serving Alcohol At 10 AM http://cbsloc.al/2cpsvnB

Brunch bill to become law in NY http://www.wgrz.com/news/local/brunch-bill-to-become-law-in-ny/315119000 via @@WGRZ

Main Meal For New Year

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Maine Lobsters have reportedly become a New Year delicacy for China's rising middle class, according to an AP report from Beijing and Shanghai.

There are lots of American lobster on the menu for Chinese New Year. Exports of U.S. lobster to China have increased, largely to satisfy the appetites of the communist country's growing middle class, to whom a steamed, whole crustacean flown in live from the United States is not just a festive delicacy and a good-luck symbol but also a mark of prosperity.