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February 4th: Interiors, A Book Talk

Friends of the Upper East Side - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:08

FUE Invite

We are pleased to welcome interior designer Sandra Nunnerley for a book talk and signing as she presents a new collection of her work, Interiors. Ms. Nunnerley is a talented and prolific interior designer who has worked extensively on the Upper East Side – and Interiors,written by Christine Pittel, is the first chronicle of her career and exquisite work. The elegant volume covers a range of projects showcasing Ms. Nunnerley’s skill in a variety of styles – from the modern home of an art patron to a duplex at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel.

Wednesday, February 4th 6:30 p.m.

75 East 93rd Street, at Park Avenue

$15 members, $20 non-members

Click HERE to purchase tickets.


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Upper East Side Theater - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:14
      Jennifer Aniston gets serious in this dour, depressing story of a woman struggling with depression and chronic pain after a devastating accident. There is a missed opportunity with the script however, that could have examined issues facing the debilitating emotional and physical aspects of chronic pain sufferers in a much richer and informative way. Instead we have Claire, a character that is hard to like and have any sympathy for as she alienates everyone around her.       Besides her constant physical pain, Claire is deeply troubled by emotional issues that are not revealed until midway through the film. Once exposed, the intention is to see the character in a different light but the opportunity misses the mark.        The film co-stars Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Chris Messina, Sam Worthington and Felicity Huffman. But this is clearly a showpiece for Ms. Aniston. She does an admirable job in a difficult role delivering a understated performance that is unlike anything she has done before. Ms. Barraza is also excellent as Claire's Mexican housekeeper/aide who remains faithful to a woman who clearly doesn't deserve it.      Credit the film for exploring difficult subject matter. Unfortunately it is crushed beneath the weight of it's heavy handed presentation.
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The Noodle Soups are Here!

Samples are now available at The Market!
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Upper East Side Theater - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 18:07
  My how the mighty have fallen. Director Michael Mann (The Insider, Heat, Miami Vice) has made an absolute waste of time (probably why it was released in the movie graveyard they call January). I can't begin to count the ways this movie fails.     The star is Chris Hemsworth as a convicted "Blackhat", known for his computer hacking skills. He is released from prison to help stop an international hacker who's intentions aren't very clear until late in the film. Mr. Hemsworth is a terrific action star but is miscast here as a cerebral computer expert.  Making matters worth, the ridiculous script puts him front and center of the police action so he can fight and shoot the various bad guys protecting the hacker.      Co-starring is Viola Davis, who tries to add some serious credibility to the story and Wei Tang, an Asian actress in her first English starring role. Besides the fact her English is not very good, her character exists solely to fall in love at first sight with Mr. Hemsworth and not very much else. Leehom Wang, another Asian star does add authenticity to his role as does John Ortiz in a small role as Ms. Davis's superior.        The sound mix is poor and the cinematography is dark so it's not always easy to hear or see what's happening clearly. The soundtrack and overall atmosphere seems lifted from an old episode of Miami Vice. While there are a few (and I mean few) of the old Michael Mann flourishes, the film is a major letdown in what could have been a solid cyber thriller.
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It's time for some football!

Now that we are just past the holidays, it's time for some good old-fashioned playoff football, and of course, the Super Bowl on February 1st. You don't need to wait for the Super Bowl, though. The play-offs make for some of the most exciting games of the season--order your party food and drinks from us today!Download Now: Butterfield Market's Playoff & Superbowl Menu (right click, "save-as,"). Or simply go to butterfieldmarket.com, and click on the box that looks like this:You can also stop by Butterfield Market or Butterfield Kitchen, and pick-up a copy of the menu.*Please give us at least 3 days notice for all orders. 
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New Produce coming to Butterfield Market: Kalettes!

A fusion of Kale & Brussels Sprouts.  Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} We are introducing a new type of produce to Butterfield Market: It's called a Kalette, and it's a cross between Kale and a Brussels Sprout. It can be roasted, grilled, sauteed, or eaten raw!Cool!
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Brrrrr it's cold out there! Stay healthy with our new soups!

We are excited to announce that beginning this Tuesday January 20th, we will be offering Noodle Soups at our Smoothie Bar!We have 2 types of Broth; a "roasted vegetables" and a "dashi" (a classic Japanese style made with Miso), both of which have simmered for over 4 hours. You will have a choice of a wheat or rice (vegan) noodle, mixed vegetables, and chicken or tofu, as an addition. They are fantastic! Here's a sneak peak at our menu!
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Butterfield Spotlight: Epic Protein Powder

Have you had a chance to stop by and sample Butterfield Market's smoothie bar yet?If you have, you know how great they are, both in taste and nutritional value, but did you know about the protein they use?  The protein is called Epic.  They have it available in the smoothies, or in the store to buy on its own, in vanilla, chocolate and peanut butter.The protein is raw, organic, plant-based, non-GMO, soy free, gluten free, hypo-allergenic, and free of artificial colors, sweeteners and preservatives.  To some of you, that may sound like cardboard in a scoop, but it's really very good! If you are on the run, or just prefer to have someone else whip up your protein shakes, the window at Butterfield is perfect.  If you want to grab some to keep at home (the Nutribullet is perfect for this type of thing,) you have that option as well.  Two easy at home protein smoothie options are:1) Combine 1 cup of frozen mixed berries, 3/4 c. rice milk, and 1 scoop of vanilla EPIC2) Combine 1 banana, 3/4 c. almond milk, 1 scoop of chocolate EPIC and 1 TBSP natural peanut butter Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Cambria;} Easy. Nutritious. Portable.  Enjoy!Written by Guest Blogger: Yonni Wattenmakerwww.thetrendyvegan.comOn Facebook? "Like" The Trendy VeganOn Twitter? Follow @vegandthecity
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A Most Violent Year

Upper East Side Theater - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 00:00
  Writer/director J.C. Chandor evokes the gritty '70's style of New York films so brilliantly done by Sidney Lumet, with this new crime drama. This is Mr. Chandor's third film and each has been completely different, except for a common theme of what is the measure of a man?   The violent year referred to in the title is 1981 in New York City. A year on record as the most violent in the city's history. The fictional story revolves around Abel Morales, an oil company owner trying to run his business legally without succumbing to all the illegal activity around him. The film is brilliantly acted by Oscar Isaac as Abel and Jessica Chastain as his wife Anna. They have great chemistry between them and Mr. Isaac, in particular, is riveting. Ms. Chastain never fails to disappoint and her role here as a modern day Lady Macbeth is chilling at times.   Co-starring is Albert Brooks as Abel's lawyer and he is finding a great new career as a character actor (although he is saddled here with a terrible hairpiece). David Oyelowo also co-stars as the DA investigating Mr. Morales and his company.   The cinematography sets a perfect tone for the story with natural light and muted colors. At times, it is a bit too dark but it serves the story well. The dialog is terrific with many a memorable line. The songs and score also help to set the tone as well as some terrific period costumes and makeup. Mr. Isaac's coat is almost a character by itself.    January is not usually known for quality films so "Violent Year" is quite the surprise. 
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Advocacy Update: FRIENDS Speaks out Against the Frick with a Letter to the Editor

Friends of the Upper East Side - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:48

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Once again, FRIENDS speaks out against the Frick expansion proposal! Click here to read our Letter to the Editor in the Christmas edition of Our Town.




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Mr. Turner

Upper East Side Theater - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 16:59
   Writer/director Mike Leigh has crafted a beautiful period drama abut the later years of famed British artist J.M.W.Turner. Timothy Spall, who has worked before with Mr. Leigh, gives an extraordinary performance as Turner.      The film is as visually enthralling as one of Mr. Turner's landscapes. Mr. Leigh and his cinematographer, Dick Pope paint a visual masterpiece in almost every scene. The landscapes of England and Wales provide a gorgeous backdrop for the story.       The film co-stars Dorothy Atkinson as his love lorn housekeeper, Hanna Danby. It is a raw and heartbreaking performance. Marion Bailey is also excellent as his last companion and love, Sophia Booth. Leslie Manville and Paul Jesson also lead a fine supporting cast of British actors and actresses.        The story is episodic and not fluid as it moves through Mr. Turner's life. It's as though you are walking through a gallery and observing all the art even though the pieces may not be connected. Nothing of consequence really happens but you can still appreciate the acting and the visuals. I did leave the film eager to learn more about Turner and his art so I can genuinely say it's an affecting work and one of Mr. Leigh's best.
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