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MARCH 2016

Murray Hill & Kips Bay

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MARCH MADNESS

The term “March Madness” was

originally gotten from a high school

basketball tournament that started

in Illinois in 1908. The term

was embraced at the college

level in 1982 when it was used

by CBS sportscaster Brent

Musburger in a transmission.

March Madness (A.K.A NCAA March Madness) is one of the biggest and most famous

annual sporting events in the United States. It is an event which spurs up the excitement in

its fans whenever it is hosted as well as a lot of sales for the NCAA.

For the fi rst 12 years of establishment of the tournament, just eight teams participated.

Through time, the numbers grew until it became the juggernaut of the college basketball

world that it is today.

The tournament is made up of technically 68 teams, but four preliminary games knock that

number down, thereby making it a total of 64 teams.

Each team is seeded or ranked, 1 - 16 and sorted into four different regions after each game

round the numbers, however, shrinks moving from 64 - 32 to the Sweet Sixteen round and

the Elite Eight follows. The Elite Eight decides the victor in each region and the winners will

face off in the Final Four until there is only one team left standing at the Big Dance.

March Madness is not just only enjoyed from the stands but, however, participating in pools

has become a sport all its own. Millions of people fi ll out a bracket each year with their

projections of which team will win each round. Most people are playing the pool for pride

and, in some cases, a big prize.

Schedule For 2016 March Madness Games: This year 2016 NCAA March Madness games

is set to start on March 15, 2016, and will be concluded with the fi nal four on April 2nd &

the championship game on April 4 at

NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Read more about what to expect this

season of March Madness 2016 by

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BRUNCH: Sour & Guac

Van Diemens | 383 Third Avenue

BAR: OneOneFour Bar

The Marmara Hotel | 114 East 32nd St.

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HOROSCOPE

Aries

It’s time to take arrest, Aries. You’ve pushed

yourself too hard and now you need to step

back and see what you’ve accomplished. This

will help you to recharge and start up again

after a few weeks. Enjoy yourself and know

that you’re on track.

Taurus

Manipulation is all around you, Taurus, and it’s

been having negative effects on your personality.

Don’t fall into the trap – you’re better

than that. Instead, pick up and carry on. If what

you thought you want doesn’t come to you,

reevaluate your priorities.

Gemini

As spring comes rolling in, Gemini, your better

self is going to start showing through. Winter

has done a number on you both mentally and

physically, but you will start to feel like a new

person, changing for the better.

Cancer

This month, getting out and about to try

something new is going to be your best bet.

Taking a class or joining a group is going to

allow for some very positive changes in your

social, and possibly, love life.

Leo

Just because you have a little extra in reserve;

money, energy, food, doesn’t mean you need

to use it all up at once. Slow and steady wins

the race, so don’t go crazy right now –

whatever it is will come back tenfold later.

Virgo

You’re in the spotlight, so don’t waste this

opportunity! If you fi nd yourself asked to do

something, step out of your comfort zone. The

rewards will outweigh the risk and you will

be able to build a lasting, well liked image of

yourself to others.


Libra

Just because you’re not in the mood to

be active doesn’t mean you need to stop

formulating ideas in your head. This month,

you will be able to take time out to think

of new approaches and maybe even a new

business opportunity.

Scorpio

If a coworker or someone you thought was

your friend is standing in the way of your

dreams, it’s time to tell them to move. No

matter how close or far a person is to you,

your ideas deserve to take fl ight too.

Sagittarius

You’ve been looking for advice in all the

wrong places, Sagittarius! It’s time to think

outside the box and get a stranger’s perspective.

Asking the same people over and

over again will only yield the same results.

Capricorn

You fi nd that your mind has been opening

up to new ideas and philosophical thoughts

have been coursing through you. Stop

trying to suppress these thoughts and ideas,

let them come to the forefront and they

will help you to answer some questions

that have been looming over you.

Aquarius

You must have an inner magnet, Aries,

because more and more people are fi nding

you very attractive lately! Not just in love,

but in the business world, too. You’ll want

to use this to your advantage and get what

you can out of it.

Pisces

It’s time to take charge of those uncomfortable

situations that have been rearing

their ugly heads. Once you put matters to

rest in your own way, only then will they

stop coming back and bothering you. You

gotta do what you gotta do.


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FEATURED STORY

MIDDLE BRANCH

For the cocktail purist who has

the most sensitive taste for vintage

aesthetics and classic style, there’s

hardly a bar better suited than

Middle Branch.

Opened in 2012, Middle Branch

was created by the King of Cocktails

himself, Mr. Sasha Petraske.

Petraske has been said to have

single-handedly revived cocktail

culture in New York, bringing back

the era of masterfully mixed drinks

served in a speakeasy style environment.

If you find yourself wandering

through the neighborhood and

happen upon a group of welldressed

young people smoking on

the curb, you may have just found

the place. While it occupies an

expansive two-story space, Middle

Branch is hidden from most of the

world.

With Middle Branch, Petraske

sought to create a brand new

space similar in style and substance

to his popular Milk & Honey bar, of

which he was most famous during

his lifetime.

There’s no sign to alert you

or your arrival at this gem of

a place, though at some times

of day you may see a doorman,

awaiting your arrival.

He’s achieved that and so much

more with this warmly-lit, mellow-music-playing

joint. Find an assortment of

expertly crafted cocktails or ask for the

“bartender’s choice”.

With talented bartenders like these,

you’re sure to leave happy.

The assortment of cocktails is almost

overwhelming, with over 500 options.

At $12 each, it’s a risky game to play

to pick the right one for your taste, but

that’s part of the beauty of this place. If

you’ve find your way there, you’re highly

unlikely to be disappointed.

Middle Branch is just one piece of

Petraske’s cocktail legacy, and one

definitely worth checking out.

MIDDLE BRANCH

154 E 33rd St

btwn 3rd & Lex Ave

(212) 213-1350


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FEATURED STORY

Everything

You Should Know When

You Are Shopping For

Laser Hair Removal

Esfira Shakhmurova

is the Owner/

Operator at

ESFIRsalon and a

practicing Registered

Nurse at New York Methodist

Hospital in Brooklyn. She has a

masters degree in nursing

and two certifi cations;

one for electrolysis and

one for laser hair removal.

What do we need to know about laser hair removal in general?

Laser hair removal is not for everyone. The best laser hair removal machines

will not work for anyone who doesn’t have hair DARK in pigment and THICK

in texture. Laser hair removal is permanent REDUCTION which guarantees

for minimal regrowth if done by a specialist utilizing a state of the art machine.

How to choose between electrolysis and laser hair removal?

Electrolysis is the oldest and the only FDA approved method for PERMA-

NENT hair removal. Unfortunately due to the technique, having one hair

follicle zapped at a time, it becomes a costly and tedious commitment. It is

primarily used for permanently removing hair from smaller areas such as face

and hairs that have grown back after numerous laser procedures.

And finally, tell us about ESFIRsalon and what inspired you to open it?

ESFIRsalon is a boutique style salon which specializes in all forms of hair removal

methods. We specialize in waxing, electrolysis, threading and laser hair,

to allow our clients know which method will suit them best. As a nurse I assess

my clients on a deeper level because abnormal hair growth is a concern

for everyone. At ESFIRsalon we provide our clients with an in-depth consultation

and ensure the best method to guarantee their satisfaction.

303 5th Ave, Suite 803

between 31st & 32nd St

(212) 685-3300

ESFIRsalon - Laser Hair

Removal & Waxing


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Friends Trivia

March 7 – 8pm to 9:30pm

Slattery’s Midtown Pub - 8 East 36th Street. #3

We’ll be hosting the most exciting

Friends Trivia event to ever occur in

NYC since Monica and Rachel lost

their apartment to Joey and Chandler

back in Season 4. FREE

Meet, Plan, Go!

March 8 - 6:30pm to 9pm

The Penny Farthing - 103 3rd Ave @ 13th St

Meet experts and learn about

“Choosing Travel Itineraries With a

Purpose”. We will be talking about

volunteering, working, and fi nding

meaningful things to do on your career

break so that you can make the

most of your time away. FREE

Cupcakes, Cosmos, Conversation

March 11 - 12:30pm to 2pm

The Open Center - 22 East 30th Street

Join us in celebrating Women’s History

Month during this fun, interactive

and inspiring event. We’ll kick off the

afternoon with cupcakes and cosmos

to help get the conversation fl owing

and continue with inspirational stories.

FREE

Museum Girl’s World

March 12 - 11:30am

The Morgan Library & Museum - 225 Madison Ave

Museum Girl’s World expands the

horizons of young women and girls

of color by holding space for cultural

appreciation, celebration and exploration

of museums. FREE

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March Madness Bracket Week

Between March 14 - March 17

Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C.

23 Vanderbilt Avenue (Park Ave & 43rd St)

Locals, visitors, college basketball enthusiasts

and all customers who purchase

a food or beverage item at

the restaurant’s bar located on the

west balcony the iconic Grand Central

Terminal, can fi ll out a free March

Madness bracket. Prizes include dinner

for two, golf putters signed by

Michael Jordan, $100 & $23 Gold

Michael Jordan Gift Coins and more!

Seinfeld Trivia

March 21 – 8pm to 9:30pm

Stone Creek Bar and Lounge - 140 E. 27th

Street (btwn 3rd Ave & Lex)

“March 21st, the fi rst day of spring.

You know? Spring. Rejuvenation. Rebirth.

Everything’s blooming. All that

crap.”Join us for Seinfeld “The First

Day of Spring” Trivia at Stone Creek

NYC! FREE

Nordic Book Club

March 29 – 6pm

Scandinavia House - 58 Park Avenue

Read and discuss Scandinavian literature

in translation as part of Nordic

Book Club – ASF’s newest literary

series. Discussions typically take place

the last Tuesday of the month in the

Halldór Laxness Library at Scandinavia

House. FREE


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