First time here? Enjoy 10% OFF on us. Use code WELCOME10 at checkout! First time here? Enjoy 10% OFF on us. Use code WELCOME10 at checkout!

Magazine

SPIRITED | Comedy in the Catskills: Remembering the Borscht Belt

SPIRITED | Comedy in the Catskills: Remembering the Borscht Belt

“A man is hit by a car while crossing a Beverly Hills street. A woman rushes to him and cradles his head in her lap, asking, “Are you comfortable?” The man answers, “I make a decent living.” The joke is attributed to Milton Berle, though variations of it have been told over the years, along with similar humorous quips by decades of Jewish comedians. Big name comics like Buddy Hackett, Don Rickles and Henny Youngman were famous for a style of comedy that defined much of Jewish American culture

Read more

SPIRITED | Meeting Milton: The Man Who Taught Us We Love NY

In the pantheon of graphic icons — think the smiley face and the peace sign — perhaps no image is more instantly recognizable, more frequently appropriated and manipulated, or more likely to induce a smug self-satisfaction of being “in” on the joke than the “I Love NY” logo. Its ubiquity imbues it with the air of a foregone conclusion; it seems an inevitability of design, inherent to our human experience. In truth, the image, created in 1977, is a mere 36 years old, and its creator, Milton

Read more

A French State of Mind: Then and Now

While you recover from a weekend filled with fireworks, crêpes, and plenty of pétanque, NYSOM is taking a moment to reflect upon a bit of the French history in our State. The tiny New York town of Paris, just south of Utica, is only one part of the story. Here are several landmarks to consider visiting in honor of France’s Fête Nationale to maintain the spirit of Bastille Day. Due to its pride of place in the New York Harbor, millions worldwide are familiar with the history of the Statue of

Read more