Hurricane Irene

      Greenmarket Hosts its First-Ever Dance Party, a Fundraiser for Farms

      In the past we’ve always worn heels to the Greenmarket’s swanky annual fundraiser–usually held at some fine hall in Manhattan–but this time around we’re considering more practical footwear. In conjunction with Harvest Home, another non-profit group that runs farmers’ markets in the city, they’re hosting their first-ever dance party next Wednesday night, December 7th at the Bell House in Gowanus.

      Cold-Brew Coffee, Raw Oysters and Other Provisions to Weather Hurricane Irene

      SAG HARBOR–Earlier today, in a dash of Hurricane-driven provisioning, my wife, who is always thinking ahead in a way that makes me love her, went to town for batteries, candles, bread and other essentials, including two pounds of already-ground coffee from our local roaster, Java Nation. We usually buy whole beans, but if electricity goes out, we won’t be able to use our grinder, of course.