Toasting Coney Island, Brooklyn

Taking the D Train to the end of the line takes 45 minutes from Midtown Manhattan. Bobbing up above ground … More

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Toasting Spring 2021

Should I Come to New York in 2021? YESSSS!!!! I finally get to update this announcement! If you live in the U.S.A., then go get your vaccine and come visit! As of April 1, quarantine and testing will no longer be mandated. Quarantining for a few days is still recommended, but we are reaching the end of the formal testing, paperwork, and quarantines for domestic travelers! Huzzah!

Toasting Pizza, Parties, and Poetry in the West Village

The Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, The World Trade Center, The Empire State Building, and The West Village. Is anything more quintessential New York? The West Village (“Greenwich Village”) is a beloved neighborhood in Manhattan that stems from a progressive place to one of historic preservation and prosperity. Why is it so beloved? Why is it preserved? And, does it still resonate?

Toasting Tea in Soho and the Lower East Side

Upon arriving in New York, it didn’t take me long to discover that I could find all of my old faithful French tea brands like Kusmi, Mariage Frères, and Ladurée. But, it did take me a little longer to discover the almost hidden enclaves of top-tier tea. New York may have the highest tier tea selection in the world due to all of the different cultures bringing their best teas here. Ah, how I love a teapot of cultures!

Toasting the Moon in Long Island City – Queens

Home to Gantry State Park, Long Island City (LIC) is a wonderful escape from Manhattan without leaving that gorgeous skyline. As a growing neighborhood, LIC is the new home to a lot of young professionals who want to keep the high-rise/Midtown vibe, who want an awesome view of the East River and Manhattan, but who also want to pay cheaper rents and maintenance fees.