Vermont native Charlotte Moats, 27, won a gold medal in the Junior Olympics before becoming a professional freeskier in 1999. The Dartmouth grad now lives in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and continues to train for competitions. She answered the Resident’s questions about her favorite slopes and how she stays in championship form.–Cotton Delo
Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri, 55, got his big movie break with the 1993 release of “A Bronx Tale,” an adaptation of his one-man play that appeared Off-Broadway. Now showing on Broadway, it’s the story of a boy named Calogero – Palminteri’s first name – torn between his law-abiding bus driver father, and Sonny, the charismatic gangster whom he befriends after witnessing him kill a man. Dressed all in black and sipping water backstage before Wednesday night’s performance, Palminteri talked to the Resident about returning to work after the strike, fatherhood and his undying love for the Yankees.—Cotton Delo
By Talia Berman
This fall, Park Avenue Restaurant, on the Upper East Side, closed its doors for a three-day whirlwind of renovations: a new menu, a new facade, new interior design—a new restaurant, in fact, called Park Avenue Autumn.
By Sue Kernaghan
Imagine it’s mid-winter, somewhere in British Columbia. You’re curled up by a roaring fire, snug inside a cosy cabin or a romantic inn, as a thick fall of powder drifts over the forest outside.
An open letter to Mayor Bloomberg about tax reform
By Charles Rangel
Dear Mayor Bloomberg:
I was interested in recent comments you made on your radio show regarding my tax reform proposal. You said that my bill would “certainly hurt New York.” Given that so many individuals and businesses in New York City would benefit from my bill, I would like to understand exactly what parts of the plan you find to be troubling.
City Schools Offer American Sign Language As Foreign Language Alternative
Merced, a junior, is taking American Sign Language at this public school in the South Bronx. Starting this academic year, students at Bronx Leadership can select American Sign Language to fulfill their language requirement instead of more traditional, spoken languages.
Multimedia Story: Scroll Down To Hear A Sample Of New York City Bluegrass Band Citigrass
By Aisha Gawad
I packed my bags and saddled up my gear
Chefs Prepare Sophisticated Dishes Using Figs
By Sylvie Bigar
Even though the season for fresh figs has come to a close, this sensual fruit finds its way to our table either flown in from warmer climates, or in the form of a small dried pouch fragrant with Mediterranean essence. Savored as a sweetener in Middle Eastern cultures, the fig was an early symbol for peace and prosperity. Why not take your cues from our star chefs and serve them, either as dessert or to add a sweet note to a holiday dish?
By Hyon Jung Lee
London offers a dazzling range of hotels for every taste and temperament. There are shiny mega hotels, mini boutique hotels, and swanky business hotels, all catering to the fussiest of travelers. Hundreds of hotels promise something special — perhaps the best location, acclaimed restaurants, a superb spa, or maybe some whiz-bang technology in the rooms. But when you’re jetlagged, lost, and dragging luggage through the rain at 7:30 a.m. after a red-eye, there’s nothing more important than prompt and intuitive service in a peaceful place designed to be as much like a home as like a hotel.
By Sylvie Bigar
As the frenetic holiday season begins, a few chefs took time to reminisce about their culinary roots.
Venison in SWITZERLAND