In January, Watermill resident Ashley Heather, founder of co-working space, The Spur, which has locations in both East Hampton and Southampton, launched a new business. Honest Plate, a clean-eating meal service, offers clients up to five meals per week, all of which are already cooked. Following pick-up, subscribers to the service simply reheat the meals and serve them: no prepping, cooking, or waiting required.
For years, Dean Mitchell refused to show his face — not to accept the awards he won in fine art shows, not when the magazines came knocking, and certainly not to promote himself. Because in order to keep gaining momentum, no one could know he was African American.
Anyone who thinks the Bronx is no place for a cowboy has never met Angelo Iodice. His childhood playground was Pelham Bay Park — the largest public park in New York City — where he and his brother would ride horses through the forest and even sneak off to the beach and take them swimming. They had found a whole new world in their borough that didn’t involve hard concrete or wailing sirens, he said. And when he saw his first rodeo at Madison Square Garden, he was hooked.