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Toys ‘R’ Us Giraffe Finds a New Home in New Jersey Children’s Hospital

The 16-foot tall statue of Geoffrey the Giraffe is being moved from the Toys ‘R’ Us headquarters in Wayne to a New Jersey children’s hospital, and #HipNJ has the scoop!

Joseph Malfitano, whose Malfitano Partners advised Toys ‘R’ Us in the sale of its assets, searched for a children’s hospital willing to take the statue in. Now, Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick has agreed to house Geoffrey.

The statue depicts Geoffrey smiling and raising his forelegs triumphantly. Now, he can continue to bring happiness into the lives of children.

Mamoun’s Opens In Fort Lee

New Jersey natives and father and daughter team Marina M. Yacoub and Magdy Yacoub have launched a North Jersey location of Mamoun’s, the beloved “original” New York City falafel brand (est. 1971).

Mamoun’s  in Fort Lee will be open daily from 10am to 10pm to with 25 seats for guests dining in, seasonal outdoor seating for 12 and offers takeaway, delivery and catering.

This neighborhood destination will serve the same delicious, freshly made Middle Eastern cuisine that first gained acclaim in the West Village almost 50 years ago.

To learn more about Mamoun’s, click here.

Cara’s Cucina: Cantucci

Today on Cara’s CucinaCara Di Falco teaches us how to make Cantucci!

“This recipe is a really classic dessert in Tuscany,” Di Falco states in the recipe’s accompanying blog. “I hope you enjoy these little cookies as much as we did at the end of almost every Tuscan meal!”

Check out the recipe, which makes about 100 biscotti, below!

Cantucci
4 1/4 C. flour
1 1/2 C. sugar
1 C. (2 sticks) butter
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of yeast
1/2 C. vinsanto
3 C. whole, raw, almonds

Watch the video above to learn how to make your own, and click here to see the official Cara’s Cucina recipe!

Buon Appetito!