So I recently fell head-over-feet in love with this outrageously delicious bacon cheeseburger at F. Ottomanelli Burger & Belgian Fries in Woodside, run by the famous butcher of the same name down the street.  The single is $5.39 (with unlimited free toppings), but of course I went with the double for $1.30 extra.  For one of the most affordable burgers in the area, it tasted like a million bucks.  They even make patties with seasonings mixed in, like chipotle or roasted garlic.  And the truffle parmesan aioli for the fries is outrageous. F. Ottomanelli Burger & Belgian Fries, 60-15 Woodside Ave, Woodside; (718) 651-5544

Ottomanelli’s at 93rd & Lexington is one of those places ill make a trip to the UES for. Its small but very nicely decorated and has a great selection of brunch options that also include coffee or tea and a choice between a mimosa, prosecco, or bloody mary. I got coffee and prosecco to.wash down my grilled salmon with eggs and home fries. My only issue is that I wanted more of that salmon that doesn’t try to get you with extra frills of taste but wholesome grilled goodness. Don’t get me wrong the portions were still filling. I usually go here when I’m about to get to the Met, which right now has a brilliant rooftop exhibit called cloud city by tomás saraceno. Exhibition officially closes next Sunday, November 4, and hopefully it won’t be damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Hope everyone is keeping safe and dry. Will try to post some comfort sandy foods when I get a chance


DOMUS 966 OUT NOW / Antonio Ottomanelli from Gaza. In copertina Abdullah Anshasi, membro del Gaza Parkour Team, mentre si allena nel campo rifugiati di Kahn Yunis a sud della Striscia di Gaza. Nell'editoriale è riportata un'intervista che ho realizzato insieme al direttore di Domus International Joseph Grima ai fondatori della scuola di free running di Gaza. All'interno del numero il photoessay “Re-Reading Gaza” realizzato da me nel Dicembre 2012 propone un’immagine inedita del territorio palestinese. Ho voluto che le didascalie alle immagini fossero scritte dai ragazzi che ho conosciuto durante il mio soggiorno a Gaza. Sono brevi racconti che partendo dalle mie foto, costruiscono immagini più profonde e vere. In particolare ringrazio Majed Abusalama e Yehya Shraim.

Neighborhood Slice is a web series that tells the stories about your neighborhood from the people who have been there the longest.

In this episode, the show visits Ottomanelli & Sons Meat Market, a 50-year old old-school Italian butcher shop, a pet portrait studio, and other arts and music gems in the West Village of Manhattan.

Artists, musicians & a family of butchers are your guides to this “little bohemia” that went from the edge of development to center stage. Ottomanelli & Sons Meat Market

* 285 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
* (212) 675-4217
* M-Sat, 8am - 6pm

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SUBENDO / Antonio Ottomanelli

A guerrilha design photography project by Antonio Ottomanelli, Paola Villani and the Bela Vista Barrio inhabitants, realized during a workshop in collaboratio with: NovOlhar social welfare center - SeHab da cidade de Sao Paulo – Sao Paulo Calling - IRA-C. SUBENDO is an ongoing project and Sao Paulo is the first city we chose. Next cities: Tripoli, New York, Baghdad

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