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Michael Karelis
Worked at American Media, Inc.
Attended Goucher College
Lives in Brooklyn, NY
Digital storyteller and video professional
  • Goucher College
    Communications, 2005 - 2009
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Video Producer
  • American Media, Inc.
    Video Producer, 2012 - 2014
  • Verizon FiOS1 News
    Video Journalist, 2009 - 2012
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Brooklyn, NY
East Setauket, NY - Coram, NY - Towson, MD - Sippy Downs, QLD, Australia - Bethlehem, PA - Cazenovia, NY


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Google Reader was a part of my life for over half a decade.  It made reading news on the web fun and simple.  All of the other alternatives out there don't even come close to what Google Reader was.  This is a sad day for the future of the web.
We’re living in a new kind of computing environment. Everyone has a device, sometimes multiple devices. It’s been a long time since we have had this rate of change—it probably hasn’t happened since the birth of personal compu...
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Write a review...This lovely little restaurant in Woodside (less than a block from the border with Sunnyside) features a modest little menu of Tibetan, Indian and Asian cuisine. The sun-filled dining room with modest decor, stainless steel drinkware (a personal favorite) and comfortable, spacious seating make it a great spot for date night or family lunchtime. Today my wife and I ventured out this way to visit the neighborhood and sample one of our favorite dishes, momo. We had the veggie momo and beef momo in special sauce. Both were incredibly flavorful and satisfying. The beef momo was very light and extremely saucy, so much so that I requested a bowl of rice so the leftover sweet tomato and oniony goodness wouldn't go to waste. The veggie momo was filled mostly with potato but peas and carrots made their presence known. While these were very flavorful and delicious in their own right, they lacked the rich vegetable filling we've come to expect from the dish. The Laping was also quite different from other places we've been. The long rectangle shape was much more ideal than the large cubes we're use to but the Asian inspired sauce was very liquidy and tasted a bit too much like soy sauce. It was good but I'd prefer the less liquidy, more cilantro heavy sauce found in other restaurants. The service was great and the prices were extremely affordable. They have these succulent little individually wrapped guava candies that you can take when you are done with the meal. And for those of you potty pondering people out there the bathroom (single occupant room) was pretty decent. Enjoy the pics I've included and check out this restaurant if you're in the area!
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The Burford House Inn is a skillfully restored B&B in the heart of Iowa City, IA. The beautiful park and tree-lined streets will greet you as you easily find street parking (or use provided parking when lot is completed). After walking through the large porch you'll make your way through a coded entry front door to a gorgeous main living space. This is likely where Mark will welcome you and set you up with your accommodations. If you take a look around downstairs you notice a dining room equipped with the usual B&B breakfast must-have; coffee, cereal, toaster, hot water, tea, etc. You will also find two cozy sun-drenched living spaces with wonderful views of the park. There's plenty of seating and reading materials. The decor enhances the character of each room and peak your interest throughout your stay. Heading up the stairs you will hear a bit of creaking. Don't be a lame-o and complain. Its part of the charm of the old home and you really can't hear it from within the rooms. Each room is different but they all have TV, private bath, plenty of storage, comfy mattresses and seating, ample lighting including tons of natural light, fridge/freezer, great WiFi and individual keys. The bathrooms are very nice, especially the showers! As incredible as the B&B can be, it's Mark who's the real star of the operation. He cares deeply about his guests, the home and the B&B experience. You will find him to be extremely accommodating with with everything from dietary restrictions to arrival times. You'd have to be a major grump not to find him to be a wonderful, caring host. His mad baking skills solidify his position as a master B&B operator and will spoil your appetite for the rest of the day. There is a heck of a lot more I could say but its time for you to find out for yourself. And with rates consistently lower than the neighboring Sheraton why would you stay anywhere else!
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
7 reviews
Hold on to your housecoats Canadians. I just discovered a place that serves up farm fresh poutine that people from all of North America (and beyond) will enjoy! Using nearly 100% locally sourced ingredients, Perfect Potato assembles gargantuan bowls of spudtastic deliciousness. I tried the roast pork poutine on my first visit to PP and was blown away by the symphony of flavors, texture and quality of ingredients. (Big fan of the heirloom tomatoes and cheese curds in particular.) The small was enough food for a dinner and the large could easily feed 2-3, dare I say 4, people. Like most poutine dishes I've tried, both in Canada and elsewhere, the fries tend to pile up on the bottom so be sure to mix it up a little as you chow through the succulent pork and bacon bits. The team behind the counter is friendly and the restaurant space is modern and clean. The only seating available is a shallow countertop along the wall and storefront featuring basic bar stools (think a tall chair from Ikea). It's not the most comfortable and certainly not a lot of seating. They also offer shakes (no vegan option yet but they said one might be introduced soon), Belgian fries and cola. All of their bowls, utensils and cups are made of high quality biodegradable materials. What's more to say other than don't be a couch potato, go out and try this place. It's totally worth a trip from a neighboring borough.
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Absolutely incredible!!
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