10-toed ashtray. Plus paletitas, posters, and Mister Green.
APRIL 29TH, 2023
I don’t know why this ceramic ashtray with 10 nubby little toes at the bottom works for me, but it does. -VvP
Still taking it every day, still couldn’t live without it. Or at least wouldn’t want to. -DW
A couple of months ago, I picked up a box of La Newyorkina’s paletitasat my local grocery store based almost entirely on their packaging. I’ve basically bought two boxes every week since. They are excellent. Problem is, on Monday, I noticed they now have pints of ice cream for sale. I don’t think I can hold out, but I really can’t afford to add a new favorite ice cream brand to my waistline. Trouble, trouble. -DW
Poster House, a Flatiron museum dedicated to celebrating the art of the poster, is teaming up with local nonprofit Welcome to Chinatownfor a day of programming on May 5th. Part of Poster House’s First Friday series, the event will feature a happy hour hosted by Halimiand Popadelics, a conversation on community care through art with resident artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya (the force behind the ongoing art project We Are Chinatown), and a red envelope crafting workshop, as well as other workshops, performances, and activities. Best of all, it’s free. RSVP to secure your spot here, and make sure you check out their current exhibitions, like Black Power to Black People: Branding the Black Panther, while you’re there. -PR
Not into feet? Designed in collaboration with Maari, a Philippine-founded brand focused on cultural preservation, this marble orb ashtray by Mister Green might be more your speed. It’s also a twofer: when opened, the lid can hold an incense stick. The duo made a matching egg-shaped grinder, too—which, like the orb, comes in cloud, coal, and amber colorways. If you’re splurging, I’d go for both. -VvP
In case you’ve never had the chance to visit the iconic Washington Heights theater United Palace, this may be your golden opportunity. Described by On Broadway: A Journey Uptown Over Time author David Dunlap as a mix of “Byzantine-Romanesque-Indo-Hindu-Sino-Moorish-Persian-Eclectic-Rococo-Deco style,” it opened in the 1930s as one of New York’s Wonder Theaters and still hosts concerts and events to this day. Their (entirely free) screening program has featured films such as Black Swan, and the upcoming line-up includes feel-good classics like When Harry Met Sally and The Devil Wears Prada, all in a picturesque setting. The only thing you need to do is reserve a ticket here ahead of time. -PR