On July 30th, 2009, Harvard professor Robert Louis Gates and Cambridge police officer James Crowley had a private discussion (and some beers) with Barack Obama at the White House after Gates' famous July 16th arrest.
This meeting has been called the "Beer Summit" by amused onlookers.
The old elevated freight train tracks that run up the west side of Manhattan have now been turned into a public city park with gardens, lounge areas, and great views of the city.
Bauble, trinket. Usually used when describing the items tourists buy in Times Square to remind them of their trip to NYC. Also known as schlock or kitsch.
Bon Appetit and GQ magazine's 2007 "Chef of the Year," David Chang is New York City's most talked-about chef at the moment with three restaurants in the East Village - Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssam Bar, and Momofuku Ko. As Frank Bruni (New York Times restaurant critic) put it: "David Chang is at this point the New York restaurant world’s equivalent of Tiger Woods or Roger Federer, armed with a spatula in place of a nine-iron or tennis racket. He’s marveled at and clucked over like nobody’s business. He’s it."
A rose bush or thorn bush