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Taste NY program has succeeded in locally grown food market

Taste NY program has succeeded in locally grown food market

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Todd Maisel, New York Daily News/New York Daily News The Transmitter Brewery operates out of the basement of 1154 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Some of the various ingredients used to make a micro brew in this basement. Taste NY, New York State’s effort to highlight locally produced foods and beverages, saw sales at its events and stores triple in 2015. Gov. Cuomo announced that Taste NY sales jumped to more than $ 4.5 million from $ 1.5 million in 2014. Taste NY was created in 2013. The program operates stores and hosts events around the state that bring together local manufacturers of products such as yogurt, syrup, beer and cider. Some 11 stores are now open, including one in Puerto Rico and the newest location, a Taste NY cafe at Whiteface Mountain. This entry passed thr
Holiday hacks for hosting a New Year’s Eve party

Holiday hacks for hosting a New Year’s Eve party

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Abg2000/Dreamstime Many people will ring in 2016 by hosting fun parties in their homes.  The new year is fast approaching — and some people will be celebrating by hosting a party in their homes. It is important to bedazzle with unique decor and plenty of treats to keep your party guests entertained and satiated as they count down to midnight. But if you waited until the last minute to prepare, have no fear. Here are some hacks that will ensure your New Year’s Eve celebration will go off without a hitch: Appetizers 1. Parmesan toasted zucchini spears Zucchini is one of the most versatile vegetables on the market — the main reason these tasty delights should be incorporated into a New Year’s Eve celebration. This guilt-free recipe from Balancing Cinderella is perfect for your vegetarian part
Christmas in New York City: Here's what's closed

Christmas in New York City: Here's what's closed

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John Moore/Getty Images Traders at the New York Stock Exchange will only be giving and receiving gifts among family on Christmas Day Friday. Christmas Day means the hustle and bustle of families coming together, the opening of presents, but also a city quieted by closures all around the town. From courts to libraries to the DMV, all government offices will be closed. And with winter recess here, all city school facilities will be closed from Christmas Eve through after New Year’s Day. Drivers will get to enjoy a break from alternate side parking rules. And don’t fret about feeding the meter — that’s also suspended for the holiday. Only parking regulations in effect seven days a week need to be observed. HOMELESS FAMILIES ENJOY FREE MEAL AT CITY HALL RESTAURANT Trash collection will also ta

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