One and Done: Lisa Bevilacqua’s Guide to Dating in the City

One and Done: Lisa Bevilacqua’s Guide to Dating in the City

Dating can seem like an endless process, but Lisa Bevilacqua breaks it down to a science in her book One and Done. Being “on the market” for nearly two years after her divorce, Bevilacqua did not have the best of luck with dating. She instead became frustrated during...
Find Hidden Gems in Independently Run Bookstores

Find Hidden Gems in Independently Run Bookstores

Finding a good read may feel tedious. Going to a chain where they only keep best-selling authors might limit your options, however, there are many independent bookstores in New York that house the unsung heroes of literature that major chains may overlook. Downtown...
Rare Copy of Wuthering Heights to be Auctioned

Rare Copy of Wuthering Heights to be Auctioned

Wuthering Heights, by Emily is a literary work beloved for generations.  July 30th marks what would have been Emily Brontë’s 200th birthday.  Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare bookseller, is offering buyers the opportunity to purchase a first American edition of...
Sharon Farsijani: An Inspirational Female Entrepreneur

Sharon Farsijani: An Inspirational Female Entrepreneur

Here at Downtown Magazine, we are always seeking to support our fellow female entrepreneurs. Today, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sharon Farsijani, a Brooklyn raised, Iranian born entrepreneur who has faced many obstacles on her journey to success. Farsijani is...
Author Sulma Arzu-Brown Sends Message of Self-Love

Author Sulma Arzu-Brown Sends Message of Self-Love

Author Sulma Arzu-Brown preaches a message of cultural solidarity and self-acceptance, and the medium to her message is hair. Arzu-Brown, a mother to two daughters, was floored when a caregiver suggested she chemically straighten her daughters’ tightly coiled...
10 Spring Reading Recommendations From Downtown

10 Spring Reading Recommendations From Downtown

During the fall and winter seasons, you are most likely doing all of your reading indoors, commute included. When the weather gets warmer in New York, reading is something that many people choose to do outdoors, whether at the beach, at a park or on a rooftop. In...