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Summer Stuff: Gardening with Gerard Lordahl

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gerard Lordahl, open space greening director of GrowNYC, tells us how to care for our plants—indoor and outdoor—for our final Summer Stuff segment.

Do you have a question about how to keep your garden growing? Call us at 646-829-3985 or leave a comment below.

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Summer Stuff: Movie Roundup

Monday, August 22, 2011

Blockbusters are an important part of summer, so for our latest Summer Stuff segment, we’re talking about summer movies! Richard Corliss, Time magazine film critic, and Kevin Lally, executive editor of Film Journal International and author of Wilder Times: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder, join us to talk about this year’s crop of summer movies—the good and the bad, the successes and surprises.

Plus, we’ll be taking calls, so let us know which movies you liked best! Leave a comment below, or call 646-829-3985!

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Summer Stuff: Camping

Thursday, August 11, 2011

For this week’s Summer Stuff segment, Kristin Hostetter, Gear Editor for Backpacker magazine, tells us the best places to camp in the New York area, gives a rundown of essential gear and wilderness skills for campers and backpackers, and shares ideas about what foods to bring, what to cook, and how to camp—and backpack—most comfortably.

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Summer Stuff: Seafood

Friday, August 05, 2011

Our Summer Stuff series continues with a look at more fun ways to enjoy summer in the city. This week, Chef Rebecca Charles of Pearl Oyster Bar tells how to pick, prepare, and enjoy summer seafood—from lobster to oysters to clams. She's the author of Lobster Rolls & Blueberry Pie: Three Generations of Recipes and Stories from Summers on the Coast of Maine, written with Deborah Di Clementi.

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Summer Stuff: Out & About in New York

Friday, July 29, 2011

Our Summer Stuff series continues with a look at fun activities to do in New York City! New York Magazine Strategist editor Jon Steinberg and Time Out New York senior editor Amy Plitt give us a rundown of places to go, things to see, and even some food to eat if you’re feeling adventurous!

Do you have a favorite summer activity in New York City? Leave a comment to tell us about it!

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Summer Stuff: Picnics

Thursday, July 21, 2011

We continue our Summer Stuff series with a look at the best picnic foods! James Oseland, editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine, tells us how to create, pack, and enjoy summer picnics. We’ll also talk about simple summer meals, at home or to-go. Check out some great summer recipes, below!

Do you have picnic suggestions—favorite picnic foods or spots? Let us know!

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Summer Stuff: Cocktails

Friday, July 15, 2011

We kick off our Summer Stuff series with a stiff drink! Allen Katz, of Southern Wine and Spirits, and Stan Parish, GQ assistant editor, stop by to discuss the perfect summer cocktail—from the classic poolside margarita to new concoctions to beat the heat. We’ll take your calls on how to mix what you have in your liquor cabinet. Check out some delicious summer drink recipes!


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