The Daily Shortlist November 20
Tonight is the opening reception of TRAFFIK, an exhibition of photographer Norman Jean Roy’s work. On assignment doing Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year” shoot, he befriended Somaly Mam, a former Cambodian sex slave being honored for her work rescuing trapped women in Cambodia’s sex industry. From there, Roy created TRAFFIK, a project exposing these injustices and spent time in Cambodia photographing the victims of the country’s sex industry, giving them a voice that is otherwise silent. For food with southern flair in Union Square, Chat ‘N’ Chew makes some kickass fried chicken, pork-chops, and meatloaf. In the running for oldest bar in NYC, Pete’s Tavern has been around since 1864 and was made famous by author O. Henry who wrote “Gift of the Magi,” in one of its booths. One good thing about the Union Square location of Whole Foods is that it’s not only a reprieve from this tourist heavy area, but with it’s huge windows, you can sit, get healthy organic food and drink, and watch the insanity like it’s a movie.