Pastry chef James Carrozza has opened the Cake Chef's Cookie Jar, which features more than 60 kinds of cookies—including biscotti, fig, lemon, macadamia nut and chocolate chip—in cookie jars that fill the cubbyholes in the bakery's walls.
This classic Midland Beach seaside joint was damaged in Hurricane Sandy, but has recently renovated and reopened with a traditional menu of Italian and seafood favorites like clams, scallops and penne alla vodka.
With open bowling every night of the week—plus party- and event-hosting, a smoke-free policy and glow-in-the-dark cosmic bowling after 12:30am on Fridays and Saturdays—it's no wonder this alley was named one of the "95 Bowling Centers You Must Visit Before You Die" by Bowlers Journal International.
This landmarked home serves as headquarters for the Italian Cultural Foundation, an organization that promotes and celebrates Italian culture through cooking and language programs, educational events like film screenings and author talks, and holiday celebrations.
With events like The Movie Show, in which rare, “Lost & Found” films are played, plus a rotating spate of local and internationally renowned artists, SHOW has made a name for itself as a cutting-edge New York City gallery.
Blue reigns as the most happening restaurant and lounge on Staten Island, helped along by its waterfront setting (quite close to Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden) and clubby exterior—a white hacienda framed by an attractively landscaped lawn.
The cornerstone of Staten Island's massive Greenbelt, High Rock Park is known for its wetlands, hiking trails, plant life and wildlife, including hawks, owls, deer, blue herons and various types of amphibians.