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Posts Tagged ‘DNAInfo’

Gag Restaurant Underfinger Set to Pop Up for One Night Only

UnderfingerLogoWe’ve all heard of farm-to-table. Less common but no less delightful is the culinary trend spoof-to-reality.

It all started last month when Chris Stang, co-founder of food blog Infatuation, shared a gag item about a hot new restaurant in Chinatown called Underfinger:

The chef at Underfinger, Jesper Paulsen, grew in Copenhagen just a few miles from Noma, and has eaten there several times. He’s taken that training and applied to the Scandinavian tradition of serving minimalist finger sandwiches at funerals. The end result is one of the city’s most impressive tasting menus, a somber celebration of “farm-to-finger” ingredients and classic Neo-Nordic techniques.

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Brooklyn Author Spins Off ‘Parenting Confessional’ Tumblr

ParentingConfessionalDNAInfo Brooklyn reporter Nikhita Venugopal has additional details about Parenting Confessional, the “place to share what you wouldn’t dare say to your playgroup.” As the front page of the Tumblr page reminds, the site is a clever, advance way devised by author Julia Fierro and her publisher to drum up buzz for the forthcoming Cutting Teeth:

“It’s hard for me to imagine any parent that doesn’t have a moment of doubt or self-scrutiny,” the author said.

While some posts are funny (“I ate the cookie dough meant for my son’s class party. And then I blamed it on the babysitter”) or inspirational (“I think my body looks better after childbirth. Take that, world!”), others reveal deeper feelings many parents often keep to themselves, Fierro said.

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Columbia Journalism Alum at the Helm of ACBJ Vertical Bizwomen

MaryJohnsonPicThe site, aimed at women business owners and professionals, went live Monday. In command starting next Monday as editor will be Mary Johnson (pictured), previously the managing editor of NJBiz and, before that, a reporter-producer with DNAInfo.

From today’s announcement:

“Mary is an accomplished journalist who brings to the table a remarkable variety of experiences and talents,” said Emory Thomas, chief content officer of American City Business Journals. “As both a reporter and editor, she has a proven ability to identify and build loyal audiences. Her news judgment is sharp and perceptive, and she’s a strong newsroom leader. ACBJ is fortunate to have someone of Mary’s caliber heading this important new media title for us.”

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De Blasio Fork Will Be Auctioned Off for Charity

GoodfellasLogoThe so-called “Forkgate” saga has taken a new and delightful turn. Per an item by Staten Island DNAInfo reporter Nicholas Rizzi, the fork used last Friday at Goodfellas Pizzeria by Mayor Bill de Blasio will be auctioned off for a yet-to-be-specified charitable cause:

[Goodfellas co-owner Marc] Cosentino, a retired NYPD sergeant, got an evidence bag from one of his NYPD friends and put the silverware on display behind the bar. Some people have even stopped into the pizza joint just to take pictures of it, Cosentino said.

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Karla Zabludovsky Departs NYT for Newsweek

After linking this afternoon on Twitter to Capital New York reporter Joe Pompeo‘s summary of the first round of staff hires at the “new” Newsweek, here’s how New York Times Mexico City-based reporter Karla Zabludovsky further framed it:

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Zabludovsky is the magazine’s new Latin America correspondent. According to Pompeo, she is just one of several impressive hires. Also enlisted to help revive the brand-name newsweekly are Alexander Nazaryan, coming over from The Atlantic Wire to cover culture and science, and two more:

Newsweek‘s new international editor, Capital has learned, is Nicholas Wapshott, a veteran British journalist who’s held top positions at The Times of London in addition to a role as a contributing columnist at Reuters.

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DNAInfo Names City Hall Reporter

Colby Hamilton is leaving WNYC for DNAInfo, where he’ll serve as a city hall reporter. Hamilton had been with WNYC since 2011, when he joined as a political blogger.

Hamilton told Capital New York that he chose to join DNAInfo because, “Writing about politics is the thing I always wanted to do.”

Prior to his time at WNYC, Hamilton worked at Capital New York.