Essex Street Market

120 Essex Street (at Delancey Street)
New York, NY 10002

“Essex Street Market specializes in a wide variety of culinary products including gourmet cheeses, premium cuts of meat, fresh fish and general grocery items. We are a public market made up of many smaller merchants who pride themselves on getting to know their customers.”… Read the rest

Saxelby Cheesemongers

Essex Street Market
120 Essex Street (at Delancey Street)
New York, NY 10002
Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm

“Saxelby Cheesemongers offers a premier selection of American farmstead cheese, focusing on cheeses produced in the Northeastern United States. Co-owners Anne Saxelby and Benoit Breal pride themselves on selecting cheeses from small producers who farm sustainably with respect for their land and animals. The range of cheeses available at Saxelby Cheesemongers changes throughout the year as we work with and celebrate the seasonal nature of cheesemaking.”
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I heard of this duo on NPR and checked out their YouTube channel. They make “videosongs” where they show all the tracks used in their songs. It’s a good way to see how songs are produced.

I can’t stop watching this one. The song is absurdly catchy (being almost a nursery rhyme in simplicity) and the woman singing has a really pretty voice.

Watching this makes me want to make music.… Read the rest

BrightFarm Systems
BrightFarm Systems
928 Broadway, Suite 1207
New York, NY 10010
Tel: +1 212 358 1100
Fax: +1 212 757 7564
Email: info [at]

“BrightFarm Systems is a commercial design consultancy providing technical services in support of rooftop greenhouses and building integrated agriculture.

The company’s team presents a unique expertise in sustainable engineering, horticultural science, and ecological system design focused exclusively on the application of controlled environment agriculture to the built environment.”… Read the rest

Pain D’Avignon

The Essex Street Market
120 Essex St.
New York, NY 10002
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 AM-7 PM

“Pain D’Avignon uses the highest-quality ingredients (e.g. organic sugar, wild flower honey, sea salt, Greek olive oil) in its breads, which are based on labor-intensive traditional European recipes. For instance, the dough is cut and shaped by hand, and most of the breads, including even individual rolls, are made en couche–in roughwoven pieces of natural linen that help maintain their shape and moisture while slowly fermenting (prolonged fermentation creates more complex flavors).”… Read the rest

Harmony Drawing Tool

This is way cool.

Mr Doob has created a web-based drawing tool called Harmony. It’s coded in flipping JavaScript. JavaScript!

I made the picture of the bull above, in about 5 minutes. The great feature of Harmony is that you can feel like a great artist even when the computer is doing most of the work.

You have to have an HTML-5-compliant browser, such as the latest iterations of Chrome or Firefox in order to use it.

I haven’t coveted the new iPad much, but this would be great on one of those.

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“Opened in 2001, Chestnut has evolved into a close, family-oriented restaurant with an ambiance and level of service that goes beyond good food. The restaurant, and now the new bar, both operate in a holistic way, with Chef Eardley setting the tone in the kitchen with clean food fresh from the farm, served by an enthusiastic team.”

271 Smith Street between Sackett and Degraw
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tues-Sat 5:30 to 11pm
Sunday brunch 11:30 to 3:00pm
Sunday dinner 5:30 to 10:00 pm
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