The 19th-century Italian Fleischmann Fountain, fully restored after nearly 100 years of constant use, is once again providing delight. Originally brought in the early 1920s from Italy for the spectacularly landscaped gardens of Winding Creek Farm, it anchored a circular seating area that led to cascading fountains, leading in turn down under a long parterre to [...]
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Third Street South’s Campiello and The Continental are on the 2019 list of OpenTable’s 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America. OpenTable compiles diner-generated feedback to determine qualifying restaurants and the Third Street South mainstays both are known for their outdoor appeal, centering on inviting and lovely courtyards for lunch and dinner that is served with [...]
Pets on Third on January 20, 2019 was a big success! The weather cooperated and hundreds gathered to enjoy the day. Read on for results of the parade, with this year's theme of "Pets Rock 3rd Street South: Your Pets Transformed into Favorite Musical Artists and Bands of Yesterday and Today." Judge’s Whim: Moose (Chihuahua) and [...]
Michael Vollbracht, the renowned artist and fashion designer who designed the Third Street South logo, died in 2018. The logo, named Dorette after Dorette Fleischmann, who with her husband, Junkie, was responsible for the launch of Third Street South as we know it today, has the indelible grace of line that was Michael Vollbracht’s hallmark. Trained [...]
It’s a few days into the New Year, and how are your resolutions going? It’s early days. Perhaps some of you are still on track, but some of us – those who actually made resolutions – are already goners. Big-scale changes are the first to go, so try some smaller ones. The New York Times has [...]
A brain teaser is a good way to pass a little time. If you think a garden path is only a defined route in a garden, you are wrong. It is also a type of sentence that can cause our brains to jump to an expected conclusion about the sentence's meaning – and be totally wrong. [...]
The award-winning Third Street Farmer’s Market, open year-round every Saturday from 7:30am to 11:30 am is about to gear up for season, nearly tripling its summer roster of vendors and moving a half-block from the big Neapolitan parking lot to Third Street South between Broad Avenue and 13thAvenue South. Once again, there will be the impressive [...]
It’s nearly mid-January, and how are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? The practice of marking the turning of the year can be traced back some 4000 years to the early agrarian societies and animal sacrifices in the hopes of some particular good fortune. Now, and after none other than Julius Caesar designated January 1st [...]
Popping the cork on champagne is always a sign that good times are meant to start. Lopping the top of the bottle off with a well-placed swipe of a sabre is far more dramatic, if risky, and seldom if ever seen or done now. Sabering the bottle is historic and romantic, but if you manage to [...]
The excitement and fun continue on Third Street South with well-known signature events in January and February. On January 14, the annual Pets on Third celebration comes to Third Street South, welcoming all manner of four-legged friends for a street festival and pet parade, where judges will critique the best-dressed among the pet and owner entrants. [...]