This story was originally published on April 2, 2019 by THE CITY. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is a traveling man with some high-end tastes. Pivoting on Pledges, Trump Explores Art of the Climb-Down The prosecutor spent $249,716 on meals and work trips to everywhere from the City of Angels to the City of Lights over the past five years, according to records obtained via a Freedom of Information Law request. Vance paid for it all – including a $4,780 roundtrip flight to London and a $2,800 stay at a five-star Paris hotel – with money his office obtained from state-asset forfeiture funds largely tied to big-sum legal settlements with banks, records show. He controls more than $600 million stemming from forfeitures. US Resorts to Expanded 'Catch and Release' as Migrants Surge The Manhattan prosecutor far outspent the city’s other four district attorneys, the data reveals: Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, who expensed $18,407 to … [Read more...] about Manhattan DA Spent Nearly $250K on Round-the-World Luxe Travel: Report
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If tightening your belt, financially speaking, is one of your New Year’s resolutions, it doesn’t mean you have to do away with dining out. Nor does it mean you’re limited to order-at-the-counter places, thanks to these full service St. Paul restaurants with great dishes that won’t break the bank. Here are 10 under $15 dishes to help you stick to your resolution. Plan to spend a little more cash if you’re going to splurge on drinks. PLATES AT BRASA ROTISSERIE (777 Grand Ave., St. Paul; 651-224-1302, brasa.us): We love this inviting, neighborhoody, full service eatery. Not only is the vibe super chill, but the food, emphasizing Southern, Caribbean and Mexican flavors as well as local, organic and fair-trade ingredients, is delicious and affordable. The menu includes a “Plates” category with seven main choices — spicy masa corn cake, fried catfish, pulled chicken, rotisserie chicken, slow roasted pork, smoked beef and organic farm eggs … [Read more...] about Looking for dining deals in St. Paul? Here are 10 for under $15
Sleepy V’s Vince Traver and Kiah Gumeringer have been spreading joy throughout the Twin Cities one doughnut at a time. Sleepy V’s doughnuts, coffee and ice cream are not only attracting a crowd at the brick-and-mortar location in Northeast Minneapolis, but their creations, including a large variety of mini-doughnuts, are also popping up at such Twin Cities coffee shops as Nina’s Coffee Cafe on Cathedral Hill in St. Paul on Saturdays; Quixotic Coffee in Highland Park on Saturdays and Sundays; and daily at Mudslingers Coffee in Roseville. And there’s more to come, as the couple hints that the east metro could become home to a second location. We chatted with Traver about the sweet life. What’s your first food memory? I have this vague recollection of white box kits for rice pilaf. My mom always had that on hand. Another memory is Murray’s Steakhouse. My dad had a job at the Hyatt in downtown Minneapolis, and we would go to eat at this fancy restaurant … [Read more...] about Sleepy V’s doughnuts could be coming to a St. Paul location near you
Michael H. Hodges Detroit News Fine Arts Writer Published 9:05 AM EST Nov 29, 2018 Noel Night, Midtown Detroit's December revel, returns for its 46th year Saturday with 120 participating venues and new, expanded hours -- from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The completely free winter festival, which last year drew almost 75,000, will for the first time expand into the day in part to spread out crowds -- the thinking being that was part of what contributed to last year's shooting, which injured four teens near the Michigan Science Center. The gunfire, insists Susan Mosey, executive director of Midtown Detroit Inc. which organizes the event, wasn't the only reason for this year's shift. "We’re also trying to adjust to other issues people complain about," she said Tuesday, summarizing past gripes like this: "I got stuck in my car for an hour, I couldn't find anywhere to park, and how do you expect me to do all this in five hours?" This year, the Detroit Institute … [Read more...] about Noel Night rings in holidays with expanded hours Saturday
Red Bull Crashed Ice — which drew up to 150,000 spectators to St. Paul annually — skated out to Boston. Phalen Park’s “Holiday Lights in the Park” has gone dark. And Stillwater Ice Castles is moving to Excelsior. Even the Art Shanty Projects that drew attendees by the tens of thousands to frozen shores of White Bear Lake, Plymouth and Minneapolis won’t return in early 2019, at least not in the same monthlong capacity. You might call this the winter of our discontent. Especially coming off last year’s glitzy Super Bowl extravaganza that helped make the coldest season in the Twin Cities one to remember. But there is hope. Here’s a brief guide — by no means exhaustive — to winter traditions and potential alternatives this season. For a thorough guide to east-metro winter happenings, check out the Visit St. Paul tourism bureau online at visitsaintpaul.com/blog/our-holiday-event-picks/. WINTER CHEER The traditions: RICE PARK TREE … [Read more...] about No Crashed Ice, no Super Bowl. Where’s the winter fun this year? Do not despair.