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Archive for August 2012

The Sardana

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The Sardana is a traditional Catalan dance. Danced in a circle, the origins remains unclear. Some report it began in the 16th Century, others say it rose to popularity by tne end of the 19th Century.

In 2010, the Generalitat de Catalunya added the sardana to the Catàleg del Patrimoni Festiu de Catalunya.


Written by Paulo Loreto

August 26, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Boquerones Salad

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Served in New York City food shop Despaña, as their websit edescribes the Boquerones Salad. “Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, bonito tuna and peppers spread. Topped with marinated white anchovies.” An impressively savory lunch.

Located at 408 Broome Street, Despaña serves a variety of tapas and salads in their café and have a full deli of hams, chorizos, and cheeses.

Despaña also has a location in Queens.

Written by Paulo Loreto

August 14, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Posted in Food, New York City, Salad, Spain

Renwick Street

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Situated between Canal and Spring, this small one-way street is a hidden nook is located, geographically, somewhere near the end of TriBeCa and the beginning of Greenwich Village. With very little business on the street, it’s an oasis of calm within Manhattan.

Walking southward, Canal does reintroduce the hustle and bustle with consistently backed up traffic between the Holland Tunnel and the West Side Highway.

Written by Paulo Loreto

August 12, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Posted in New York City, Travel

Albert Capsouto Park

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In 2009, this former parking lot opened as a park; a triangle between Canal, Varick, and Laight streets. The standout of the park is the fountain. The fountain, designed by Elyn Zimmerman, opens at an 8-foot tower and flows for 114 feet. The fountain is supposed to depict locks, like a canal, running parallel to Canal street.

Albert Capsouto was the youngest of the three founding brothers of TriBeCa bistro Capsouto Frères.

Written by Paulo Loreto

August 10, 2012 at 5:48 AM

Posted in New York City, Park, Travel

Tim Cahill

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The most recent edition to the New York Red Bulls squad, the Australia international transferred to the MLS club after eight years with English Premier League side Everton.

Cahill started his senior career with current Championship division club Millwall. In his first season with Millwall, he got a taste of FA Cup glory with a trip to the finals against Manchester United. Their place in the final was thanks to Cahill’s goal in the semifinal defeat of Sunderland.

Cahill made over 200 appearances for both Millwall and Everton.

Cahill is famous for his goal celebration where he spars with the corner flag.

Written by Paulo Loreto

August 1, 2012 at 8:43 AM