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The Best New York Eats

A native offers his suggestions after 30 years in the city

After thirty years lived in New York I am finally prepared to say farewell, but before I do I would like to leave behind some recommendations gleaned from a lifetime’s eating in this great city.

In many ways I am indebted to my roots in the borough of Queens. Although I have lived in Manhattan for over a decade I have never considered the island to be synonymous with the city. This has proved advantageous for me since I find it no less of a stigma to pay a visit to the East Village than I do to stop off in East New York.…

NYU’s 2nd Entrepreneurs Festival

The 2nd annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival was a sold out show with 750 attendees and keynote speakers including Jack Dorsey, Herb Kelleher, Alexander Douzet, and Rachel Stern Hoat. Students, faculty, alumni, startup founders and venture capital investors gathered to share experiences and gain insights, while some eagerly searched for the secret formula to entrepreneurial success.

The show opened with Herb Kelleher, co-founder, Chairman Emeritus, and former CEO of Southwest Airlines. A charismatic leader, Mr. Kelleher differentiated Southwest Airlines from competitors by creating an innovative business model with low-cost, point-to-point flight offerings. He also fostered a unique and fun culture where staff members were encouraged to bring their personality to work.…

Today’s Fitness Lesson of Doom: You Are What You Eat

Muscle men (and women) and cardio kings (and queens) are made in the kitchen, not in the gym. Sure, hitting the elliptical, throwing weights around, jumping rope, or running down the west side highway are important, but nutrition is the base component of total body fitness. Nutrition provides the body with the fuel it needs for those awesome activities, and it also provides the nutrients for the body to grow and to repair itself. If you fail to feed your body enough protein, fats, and carbs or your idea of health food is Twinkies and Wonder bread, then you will only reap partial rewards from your strenuous activity.…

Stern Cribs – Q&A

Taffi Woolward

What neighborhood do you live in?
Financial District.

Why did you choose to live there? And what do you love about the neighborhood?
I am less than 3 blocks away from 4 major subway lines. The neighborhood is peaceful at night and I have an amazing view of Battery Park City and the Hudson River.

How did you find your apartment?

Do you live with a roommate? If so, how did you find him or her?
No I live alone.

How many rooms does your apartment have?
It’s a large studio.

How long is your commute to school?

Learning From Game of Thrones

What House Lannister and House Stark can teach us about branding

I’m constantly amazed by how much drama can teach us about the life. And the Game of Thrones television series is a case in point.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that the HBO series, based on the epic fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin, is wildly popular right now. It works well not only because it draws upon the excellent (and extensive) source material but also, but also because, as Andy Greenwald of Grantland observes, the show turns a “straightforward fantasy epic of succession and betrayal” into a “multi-layered drama about institutional failure.”…

Hungry for Hungary?


Upon arrival to the Art’otel, our gorgeous, Danube River facing hotel in Budapest, we soon learned that one of the best restaurants in the city was half a block away.  Indulging in these traditional and local fish stews was an amazing way to kick off our week in Budapest and set the tone for the rest of our trip.

The night before classes started we took a bus tour of the city where we quickly learned that Budapest is actually two cities, Buda and Pest, split by the Danube River.  We ended our tour on the Buda side at the spectacular Buda Castle. …

The Rules of Fashion

I can’t believe that another summer has gone by and that Labor Day will have sadly passed by the time this article goes to press.  I generally over pack, but the last long weekend of the summer tends to bring out the crazy in me.  I try jamming as many outfits into my weekend bag, hoping to get the opportunity to wear some of my favorite seasonal items…like white pants and jeans.  I’ll even pack all of my bathing suits in case I need the extra options.

Some fashion rules seem to be pretty well ingrained into our culture.  For example, you shouldn’t wear white pants after Labor Day weekend (at least if you reside in the Northeast). …

Stern Eats Balade


I am very pleased to have experienced the beginnings of something that is very near and dear my heart and stomach: Stern Eats, the club-to-be for food. The group, which has been up and running on Facebook for over a month and has served as a forum to discuss restaurant recommendations and organize food outings, held its first formal event last week at Balade.

Balade is a Lebanese restaurant in the East Village, located on 1st Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets. The décor, with its mix of wood, Lebanese motif tiles and brick, evokes an atmosphere that is a blend of traditional and modern, old world meets new.…

From Stern with Love

School raises over $15,000 at Bond-themed Charity Ball

What do you get when you combine some 700 Stern community members, 80-plus donated auction items and an uber-classy black-tie affair at the Highline Ballroom?

Well, this Nov. 17 it all added up to over $15,000 in charity donations for charity:water and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

The James Bond-themed NYU Stern Charity Ball was a major success from both the perspective of fundraising for charity and having a fun night out.

The event was made all the more impressive by the spread of donated items from students, alumni, professors, and committed community members.…

Here's What We Did in Turkey!


DBi Istanbul began with cocktails at Bogacizi University and ended on a boat cruise on the Bosphorus. In the ten days in between our group of fifteen Stern MBAs tapped into the rhythm of a city that is at once historic and modern, from the magnificence of the Blue Mosque to late nights in the clubs of the Bosphorus.

Though always the historical gateway between Europe and Asia, Turkey now plays a growing role in the international economy and a critical role in the tumultuous politics of North Africa and the Middle East. Turkey’s reemergence on the global stage set the backdrop for engaging coursework, coursework that focused on the unique aspects of the domestic market, the performance of the national economy, and the Turkish impact on regional and international markets.…

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