Hell’s Kitchen Gets New Composting Site On Hudson River

HELL’S KITCHEN, NY — There’s good news for Manhattanites who were left without composting options when the city suspended its pickup program during the pandemic: community compost sites have reopened along the Hudson River waterfront, including a brand-new site in Hell’s Kitchen.

Ten drop-off sites are located along four miles of Hudson River Park, which stretches along the waterside from 59th Street down to Battery Park City.

The 10 sites now open for the fall include three new ones: the Pier 96 Boathouse at West 55th Street, Pier 66 at West 26th Street and Pier 46 at Charles Street. The sites are open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., accepting any of the following items: fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, rice, pasta, bread, cereal, eggs, nutshells and flowers.

(Max Giuliani for Hudson River Park)
(Max Giuliani for Hudson River Park)

The Hudson River Park Trust started composting horticulture waste like grass clippings and pruned trees in 2015, and later launched its Community Compost Program in partnership with the Department of Sanitation and Councilmember Corey Johnson’s office.

Workers mix donated food scraps with horticulture waste to form a compost mixture that can be used on plant beds and trees in the park.

The program has been increasingly popular: last year, the Trust collected about 86,000 pounds of food scraps, up from 70,000 pounds in 2018. They estimate that the program has diverted 450,000 pounds of scraps from landfills since its inception.

“Composting food scraps has become an embedded part of New Yorkers’ routines and we are proud to welcome them back to the Park as the program starts back up again this fall,” Madelyn Wils, President and CEO of the Hudson River Park Trust, said in a news release.

Here are the 10 composting sites open daily in Hudson River Park:

  • Pier 25 at North Moore Street

  • Pier 40 at Morton Street

  • Pier 46 at Charles Street (NEW)

  • Pier 51 at Horatio Street

  • 14th Street Park at West 14th Street

  • Chelsea Waterside Park at West 23rd Street

  • Pier 66 at West 26th Street (NEW)

  • Hudson River Park’s Compost Center at West 34th Street

  • Pier 84 at West 44th Street

  • Pier 96 Boathouse at West 55th Street (NEW)

This article originally appeared on the Midtown-Hell’s Kitchen Patch

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Italian salon Patrizia Manias hair pins its debut central London site to Covent Garden

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Today, the Mercers’ Company has announced that the Milan inspired hair salon, Patrizia Manias, has opened its debut central London store in Covent Garden, following its current shop in Battersea.

Located at 20-22 Shelton Street in the heart of the West End, Patrizia Manias’ latest salon spans nearly 1,000 sq ft and pays homage to its bespoke Italian style; showcasing an elegant interior featuring highly polished floors, mirrored worktops and full grain orange leather massage chairs. Complete with a secret door leading to an inner beauty sanctum, the salon also offers exclusive T-Shape treatment for body remodelling and facial skin rejuvenation.

Continually recognised for dictating trends and cutting-edge hair treatments, Patrizia Manias originated from the heart of the fashion world, Milan, where it opened its first store back in 2002.

Stefano Gambatesa, Creative Director, Patrizia Manias, commented: “Covent Garden remains a key area for us to open our debut store in the capital. This a great opportunity for us to build our consumer following by offering Italian inspired services to dynamic Londoners looking for that extra level of luxury treatments. Opening a salon in the nation’s capital had always been a dream for us at Patrizia Manias, and we are excited to welcome visitors to experience our store; our ultimate goal is that we want all our guests to leave feeling good as well as looking good.”

Simon Taylor, Property Director at the Mercers’ Company, added: “We are always looking for brands that can bring something unique to our destination. As an established Italian brand, Patrizia Manias is a brilliant addition to Covent Garden and the array of international brands already on offer here. The salon will provide the ideal ‘retreat’ for those looking for that bit of luxury post-lockdown and we are confident the business will appeal to the capital’s Londoner base.”

Patrizia Manias joins an array of cosmetic and premium retailers in Covent Garden, including Blow Ltd, Boots, Russell & Bromley, Calvin Klein and Levi’s. Hanover Green acted on behalf of the Mercers’ Company and Patrizia Manias represented themselves.

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Juliet Italian Kitchen To Open 2nd Austin Site, Start Hiring

AUSTIN, TX — Even as other eateries are closing their doors after financially succumbing to the coronavirus pandemic, Juliet Italian Kitchen on Monday announced plans to open a second location with an accompanying hiring spree.

The second restaurant will be opened at The Arboretum along 10000 Research Blvd. by February 2021, officials said in an emailed advisory. The restaurant will be open seven days a week and serve lunch, dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch, officials said, with menus featuring Juliet’s classic dishes such as its 17-layer lasagna, a robust wine list and seasonal cocktails plus new options unique to the location.

In the spirit of its original location, Juliet’s second location will feature spacious outdoor seating and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for family dining, lunches, date nights and business meetings, restaurant officials said. What’s more, officials added, private dining will also be available. Restaurant officials plan to start the hiring process to staff its second location starting in November, according to the advisory.

“We are excited to expand the Juliet experience to a second location in our growing city,” owner Dan Wilkins said in a prepared statement. “The Arboretum area is perfectly located between downtown and north Austin, with easy access to the Domain and Cedar Park. We look forward to joining the neighborhood and creating jobs in our community.”

Added General Manager Emily O’Connor: “The new location will feature what guests know and love about Juliet Italian Kitchen—a locally-owned neighborhood destination for your favorite Italian-American classics, with great wine and cocktails in a uniquely Austin setting.“


Juliet Italian Kitchen, located in the heart of Austin’s beloved Zilker Park neighborhood, strives to be a destination for anyone seeking a relaxed Italian spot for a date night, business lunch or casual weekend brunch. Juliet embodies community and camaraderie through shared meals between friends and family. For more information, visit the Juliet Italian Kitchen website.

This article originally appeared on the North Austin-Pflugerville Patch

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Modern brownstone on site of historic church asks $725,000: House of the Week

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Fifth Church of Christ Scientist, one of the most beautiful churches in the city, stood on the corner of W. 117th and Lake Ave. for nearly 90 years. When chosen to redevelop the site, Brickhaus Partners erected 11 brownstones that are decidedly modern, yet pay homage to the church with architectural details like a brick exterior, arched windows, French doors and balconies.


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One of those townhomes, completed in 2018 with 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in nearly 2,000-sq. ft. plus a rooftop deck, recently hit the market with an asking price of $725,000.

“This home offers the ideal luxury living experience,” says Howard Hanna listing agent Aaron Powers. ” The townhome’s exterior was designed to beautifully complement the history before it while providing maximum energy efficiency toward a sustainable future. The interior was meticulously curated to present a unique modern touch on the classic traditional style of the neighborhood.”

Indeed, the owners spent an additional $125,000 in upgrades, and premium finishes and surfaces. You can see them in the custom shelving and wainscoting in the ground-level den. Head upstairs to the open-concept, light-filled main living area, with its hardwood floors, fancy light fixtures, fireplace, built-ins and balcony. The kitchen has high-end quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash and a large island.

The glass-enclosed floating staircase leads to the master suite with en suite bathroom and walk-in closet, plus two additional bedrooms, another full bathroom and laundry room. Another staircase leads to the rooftop deck, which provides plenty of space for entertaining, not to mention stunning views of the neighborhood.

Located within walking distance of Lake Erie at Edgewater Park, shopping and restaurants, purchase of the home includes a tax abatement until 2035.

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Address: 1221 W. 117th St.

City: Cleveland

Price: $725,000

HOA: $125 per month

Size: 1,956 square feet

Year built: 2018

No. bedrooms: 3

No. bathrooms: 3 full

Garage: 2-car attached

School district: Cleveland Municipal School District

Real estate agent and contact info: Aaron R. Powers, Howard Hanna

p: 440-523-9187

e: [email protected]

From the listing: “Your open main level also features a dining area large enough for your family to gather and a living area with plenty of space for movie night. Oversized windows with custom blinds let in lots of light while the custom fireplace keeps you warm and cozy.”

“This impressive townhome is located in the heart of Cleveland’s desirable Edgewater neighborhood and designed for the homeowner to focus their time and energy toward enjoying life with family, friends and everything this wonderful community has to offer,” says Howard Hanna listing agent Aaron Powers.

The two-car garage comes with a Nature Stone parking surface.

For more information on 1221 W. 117th St,. contact Aaron R. Powers, Howard Hanna at 440-523-9187 or [email protected]

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