LIGHTHOUSE (Image Credit: Jeff Pearce)

5 Hidden Treasures of… Long Island

LIGHTHOUSE (Image Credit: Jeff Pearce)

LIGHTHOUSE (Image Credit: Jeff Pearce)

Long island – known as the little fish-looking thing coming out of New York. The island is comprised of four different counties: Brooklyn, Queens, but mostly Nassau and Suffolk. Although it gets overshadowed by the big city there are many hidden gems of Long Island that you should definitely go and see. Long Island is known for its amazing pizza, bagels, diners, terrible car accidents and the medium herself, Theresa Caputo, yes; but it has a lot more to offer than all of that. Continue reading

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Lacoste (Image Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

The Best of the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014

Lacoste (Image Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

Lacoste (Image Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

With the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 wrapping up in New York, it’s time to put our Tim Gunn glasses on and decide which designers really wowed us on the runway. While there were many interesting, beautiful and creative designs, six designers really made their styles work. The best of the best for fall 2014 include (drumroll, please)… Continue reading

Gin & Tonic and Bee's Knees Cocktail by The Winslow (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: Learn to make a Gin & Tonic and a Bee’s Knees Cocktail with a Tutorial by The Winslow NYC

Gin & Tonic and Bee's Knees Cocktail by The Winslow (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

Gin & Tonic and Bee’s Knees Cocktail by The Winslow (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

Ever wondered how to make the perfect Gin & Tonic? How about something a little sweeter like a classic Bee’s Knees Cocktail? If your answer is “Yes!”, we’ve got you covered! Or, should we say, Mark Tafoya, one of the General Managers of The Winslow, a fabulous new gastropub in New York City, has you covered with a tutorial on how to make each of these lovely libations.

Watch Mark give you the play-by-play exclusively here on The Daily Quirk! Then check out our interview with The Winslow’s Aidan Fogarty about the popularity of gastropubs, gin, and what makes The Winslow so special. Continue reading

The Winslow (Image Credit: The Winslow)

VIDEO: The Winslow NYC talks Gastropubs and Gin!

The Winslow (Image Credit: The Winslow)

The Winslow (Image Credit: The Winslow)

If you live in New York and haven’t been to The Winslow, you’re missing out. Located in the East Village (243 East 14th Street), The Winslow boasts 20 different types of old world/new world and British beer on tap, a batch of unique cocktails by Dominic Venegas, a talented mixologist and part of a James Beard Award nominated team, and a menu that will make make your foodie tastebuds smile. We recently set down with general manager Aidan Fogarty to talk the popularity of gastropubs, gin cocktails, and what makes this New York City hot spot so special. Watch the interview here exclusively on The Daily Quirk! Then be sure to check out our Gin & Tonic and a Bee’s Knees Cocktail tutorials with The Winslow’s Mark Tafoya!
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Still from The New York Subway Signs Experiment (Image Credit: Yosef Lerner)

‘The New York Subway Signs Experiment’ brings smiles to the subway

Still from The New York Subway Signs Experiment (Image Credit: Yosef Lerner)

Still from The New York Subway Signs Experiment (Image Credit: Yosef Lerner)

Pointing at a sign isn’t a difficult task, but it’s a necessary one for the conductors in the New York City subway stations. They are required to point at a black and white striped sign at each stop to prove they are paying attention. Most have been driving so long that it has become just something they do without thinking twice.

So how do you make them appreciate that job just a little more? You make a sign below the striped one that says, “Point here if you’re dead sexy.” Continue reading