Homebound seniors get special delivery

Chef Jason Hall (left) and One Five Hospitality special events director Ashley Bradford (right) with Citymeals-on-Wheels recipient and Stuy Town resident Shashi (Photo courtesy of Citymeals)

Chef Jason Hall (left) and One Five Hospitality special events director Ashley Bradford (right) with Citymeals-on-Wheels recipient and Stuy Town resident Shashi (Photo courtesy of Citymeals)

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Chefs from Union Square restaurant The Fourth treated homebound seniors to personally cooked meals from the restaurant last week. The meals were delivered as part of the Chefs Deliver for Citymeals program, in which highly-regarded chefs from various New York restaurants offer up their culinary talents and deliver the meals to elderly residents who are unable to cook or shop for themselves.

The most recent delivery from Citymeals on Tuesday, April 7 was made by chefs Marco Moreira and Jason Hall of The Fourth. Hall personally delivered some of the 200 meals to Stuy Town residents with Ashley Bradford, special events director at One Five Hospitality, which includes The Fourth. On the menu was dinners of Moroccan-spiced braised chicken with peas, carrots and Israeli couscous and the remainder of meals were delivered to residents in the Lower East Side.

Citymeals board of director’s co-president and chef Daniel Boulud and Citymeals board member chef Charlie Palmer launched Chefs Deliver in January, 2014. Citymeals-on-Wheels executive director Beth Shapiro said that Citymeals started the program in response to Hurricane Sandy and it has been available about three times in Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village since its inception.

The most recent delivery from Citymeals on Tuesday, April 7 was made by chefs Marco Moreira and Jason Hall of The Fourth. Hall personally delivered some of the 200 meals to Stuy Town residents with Ashley Bradford, special events director at One Five Hospitality, which includes The Fourth. On the menu was dinners of Moroccan-spiced braised chicken with peas, carrots and Israeli couscous and the remainder of meals were delivered to residents in the Lower East Side.

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The 1970s were on display at Manhattan Vintage Show

Stylist Purely Patricia Fox (Photo by Sabina Mollot)

Stylist Purely Patricia Fox (Photo by Sabina Mollot)

By Sabina Mollot

At the Manhattan Vintage Show, a thrice yearly event held at the Metropolitan Pavilion that last took place on Friday and Saturday, many vendors said they’d been stocking up for the resurgence of the 1970s.

The trend has also been creeping back into mainstream fashion with wide and flared pants having replaced the skinny silhouette and bright colors – a not-so-subtle hint that New Yorkers are ready for spring weather.

But in the vintage world, trends can also be kicked into high gear by period TV shows and this year, one influencer is the popular AMC show “Mad Men” (the last season of which was set in 1970).

“‘Mad Men’ is very hot and for us it means sexy secretary outfits,” said Jen Kuykendall, of Donnaland Vintage. “A lot of people have been having (themed) parties and there was an uptick in sales.”

The company had been selling many 1970s prints at the show and other recent vintage shows. “Anything 1970s,” or more specifically anything with bright colors and patterns.

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