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Want a Coffee, Mate? — Specialty cafes are being opened across the city by a wave of young Australian entrepreneurs who want to change the way New Yorkers drink coffee. While many people think Australia's favorite brew is beer, the country is perhaps equally obsessed with coffee, a culture that began with a wave of Italian immigrants carrying stovetop percolators...

Company Joins Peter Luger Along Broadway — Restaurant goers have long been making the journey to Broadway in South Williamsburg for steak, but a throng of venues have joined Peter Luger's Steak House to lure more people to the street.

Sarah Saxty, a trend researcher and sourcing brand manager for Australian label Forever New, talks New York fashion — IT'S been a long time since New York's most stylish women hailed cabs in Manolo Blahnik kitten heels and satin floral corsages. New Yorkers are renowned for their trendsetting sartorial ways, but being fashionable in the Big Apple isn't as clichéd as donning hard-to-walk-in expensive stilettos and toting a ubiquitous logo-emblazoned designer bag.

Ian De Oliveira, head chef at The Kelvin Club, is the coolest chef no one knows about — The gentleman's lunch has been made fresh and modern by Ian De Oliveira, the head chef at The Kelvin Club, a private members club in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. A year ago, De Oliveira was poached to overhaul the unadventurous menu of old fashioned meals served at the Kelvin Club since its inception in 1927.

A man of function forms China’s future — Before the cookie settings change will take effect, Safari must restart. To restart Safari press and hold the Home button (for around five seconds) until the iPhone/iPad display goes blank and the home screen appears.

Porteno restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney, is where celebrities eat when they come to Australia — IT MAY not overlook Sydney's glorious harbour, its chefs are not on TV and it definitely isn't the most expensive reservation in town, but Porteno is unequivocally the hottest restaurant for celebrities visiting Australia. Since it opened in 2010, the Argentinian barbecue restaurant on Cleveland Street in Surry Hills has attracted a plethora of high-profile international guests who have proudly touted the venue on social media.

Nick Minchin steers ADM to new tilt for GrainCorp — AUSTRALIA'S Consul-General in New York, Nick Minchin, has told American company Archer Daniels Midland to try again in its bid for GrainCorp. ADM's $2.6 billion bid for Australia's largest agribusiness was last year rejected by Joe Hockey on grounds including that it could stymie competition in the grains-handling industry.

Nick Minchin steers ADM to new tilt for GrainCorp — Before the cookie settings change will take effect, Safari must restart. To restart Safari press and hold the Home button (for around five seconds) until the iPhone/iPad display goes blank and the home screen appears.

Valentino Arrives on Fifth Avenue — A Fifth Avenue retail space that has been closed since 2010 opened on Friday as Valentino's U.S. flagship store, with three levels of men's and women's luxury clothes and accessories. The opening of the 20,000-square-foot store between 54th and 55th streets, comes as Fifth Avenue continues to set records for rents and purchase prices for buildings with retail spaces along the strip famous for high-end stores like Tiffany & Co....

Mural by Mr. Brainwash Will Adorn Williamsburg Rental Building — The artist known as Mr. Brainwash, best known from the 2010 Banksy documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop," has designed an outdoor mural that is being installed in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg.
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Dec 17, 2014

RT @AmbassadorPower: We can't keep doing same thing&expect a different result. Cold War-era policies have failed to achieve democratic chan…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @AmbassadorPower: Best way to counter #Cuba's one-party rule is by betting on the Cuban people. Cuban civil society will be at the heart of our engagement.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @WSJNY: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration moves to ban fracking

Dec 17, 2014

Man Haron Monis 'would not have been on bail if domestic violence was taken seriously'

Dec 15, 2014

RT @ErikOJensen: That was, thankfully, not the day that changed Australia. But today is still a day of uncomprehending sadness for those killed.

Dec 15, 2014

That was President Kennedy addressing the UN General Assembly in 1961.

Dec 15, 2014

"Terror is not a new weapon. Throughout history it has been used by those who could not prevail, either by persuasion or example.”

Dec 15, 2014

RT @leysie: ABC can confirm it has been contacted a number of times by hostages inside the #lindt cafe and we are cooperating with police. #sydneyseige

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