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This week we’re sharing the coolest spots to see art right now, highlighting lots of local events, and introducing you to our cool new friend: Caroline Schiff.

Culture Corner


Cold weather may be around the corner, but the newly opened Bar Americano in Greenpoint is where we’ll be pretending it's still Summer. The chic cocktail bar is inspired by the aperitivo bars of Spain & Northern Italy with a focus on fortified wines (think vermouth & sherry) and small, shareable plates. Head to their website to make a resy at what is sure to be the hottest table in Greenpoint.


Our buds over at Pumpkin Pie (a new app for meeting cool people in NYC) are hosting SIX free events next week & we thought you should know about them. We’re talking trivia, bowling, Friendsgiving bingo &&& more!! Download the app here to view the full lineup & to RSVP.


A COOLSTUFF EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK at the line-up for Pantry Raid Comedy’s Winter Special show happening on December 2nd. Panty Raid is a women-run bi-monthly stand-up show & you special readers are getting the first look at what to expect for their fourth and biggest show yet. PS - Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon. All of their shows have sold out in less than 48 hours so get them while they’re hot. You can catch how to grab tix by following Panty Raid Comedy on their IG.

Tastebase & Talea Beer Pop-up

This coming Tuesday, Tastebase & Talea Beer are collaborating on a v cool curated line-up of beer flights & snack pairings at Talea’s Wburg taproom. They’re teaming up with some of coolstuff’s fave local food brands like Raaka chocolate, Oishii strawberries & Graza olive oil. Check out more deets & grab ur tix here!

Yellow Rose 2 Year Anniversary Party

If you know us, you know we LOVE the East Vill tex-mex spot, Yellow Rose…which is why we’re v excited for their 2 year anniversary party happening TODAY. They’re celebrating their successes with an evening of food cheffed up by Ciaran Bone & music by Cumbia Heights. Stop by from 5-10p :-)

LOOK (at art)

Alex Katz at the Guggenheim 

One of’s favorite figurative painters, Alex Katz, is currently The Guggenheim Museum’s newest spotlight artist. The new show, Gathering, exhibits Katz’s retrospective full of works across 8 decades featuring paintings, oil sketches, collages, drawings, prints & freestanding cutout works. Stop by this season before it’s over on February 20th. 

Substance in a Cushion at Jacqueline Sullivan Gallery

Inspired by a poem in Gertrude Stein’s, “Tender Buttons,” this group show strives to inspire curiosity about everyday, seemingly mundane objects. Substance in a Cushion will be on view through December 15th at Jacqueline Sullivan Gallery in Tribeca – 52 Walker Street, 4th floor. (Accessibility note, the gallery is stair-access only.) 

Anna Weyant at Gagosian Gallery

On view now at Gagosian Madison Avenue is a wonderful new show by cool friend Anna Weyant, Baby, It Ain’t Over Til’ It’s Over. The exhibition, on view until December 23, features seven new paintings and ten new drawings that all build on Anna’s figurative and warm style. Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue.

Soft Skills at OF THE CLOTH

Cool friend & ceramicist Jocelyn Miller is debuting new works from her study right now as part of the new multi-media show, “please hold” at OF THE CLOTH in Rock Center. Stop by to see the show (in collaboration with @kristen.stain, @naomi_louise_nyc,, @elizastamps & @etvernal) up until December 3rd.


Brooklyn Sample Sale

Don’t miss this Brooklyn “sample sale of epic proportions” happening TOMORROW in East Wburg. AreawareDusen DusenHelen LevyFredericks & Mae… NEED WE SAY MORE?! Head to Fort Standard from 11-3pm.

Tarin Thomas & Rebecca Schneider Holiday Pop-up

Cool friend Rebecca Schneider is popping up at West Village’s Tarin Thomas TOMORROW! The jewelry store on Perry st is here to help you with your early holiday shopping with amazing jewels at all price points, vintage curios, vessels, & designer clothes. Rebecca will be posted up sketching bespoke fashion portraits from 1-4p with bubbly spritzers to boot!

Cool Friends: Caroline Schiff

Meet Caroline, the executive pastry chef of Brooklyn’s oldest restaurant, Gage & Tollner. Caroline is an author, a James Beard nominee for Outstanding Pastry Chef, and is one of Food & Wine’s best new chefs of 2022. We caught up with Caroline to hear a little more about how she found herself at the center of New York’s baking world.

How did you start your career as a pastry chef?

I always tell people I started at the same time I learned to walk. Ha! But really I always had a love of sweets, baking, cookbooks, and being in the kitchen. I remember being obsessed with baking; coming home from school and leafing through cookbooks, making yummy messes, etc. But in reality I got my start about 15 years ago. I was a line cook at the Good Fork, but really wanted to get into a pastry kitchen. Chef Sohui Kim at the Good Fork, my mentor to this day (and Chef/ partner of Gage & Tollner) really pushed me to go find that place and start to work my way up. I still feel the excitement and energy I was immersed in back then. It felt like magic. It still is. 

What's your favorite part about the New York creative community?

We are a bunch of supportive, passionate, driven, nutty in the best way, individuals who always come together to support each other. I’ve met some of my closest friends through this community. I love that there’s always someone I can reach out to for advice, networking, support, etc. Someone is always there for you. 

What's inspiring you right now?

I’m always inspired by the market and produce as it comes in and out of season. I’m also extremely inspired by the decor at G&T. If you haven’t seen it, Google a picture or come by. It’s steeped in history and has so many textures and patterns that tell a story- I feel like I’m always trying to match my desserts to that magic dining room and the feelings it evokes! 

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