Baruch Shemtov, Fox5NY

Baruch Shemtov


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Baruch:

Milkshake proceeds to benefit 2020 Women's Vote Centennial

Since 1987, Ellen's Stardust Diner has been serving up an extensive menu of delicacies with a side of show tunes. → Read More

With prestigious scholarship, formerly homeless teen pursues her dreams

In 2016, Fox 5 introduced you to Sebastian Robeck and his mother Shari. After struggling with homelessness, they had something to celebrate when Sebastian was admitted to American University with a scholarship and all. Now, the Robeck family is recognizing another milestone. → Read More

Fashion icon Iris Apfel is still inspiring

After a career as an interior designer and a co-founder of textile company Old World Weavers, 96-year-old Iris Apfel, long known for her sense of style, became an international fashion icon. → Read More

Luxury and practicality on display at New York Auto Show

Since 1900, the New York International Auto Show has brought the latest vehicles to the Big Apple. This year's show features a thousand vehicles on a million square feet of show space. → Read More

A special gift for boy bravely fighting a rare cancer

For Japheth Martinez-Alvarez, 11, being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer changed his life. He said his biggest challenge has been the pain. → Read More

Dapper Dan returns, teams up with Gucci

Seated in the front row of Gucci's Milan fashion show this month, Daniel Day, also known as Dapper Dan or Dap, mingled with some of the most powerful fashion executives as he prepares to launch a collaboration with the heritage brand. But just a few decades ago, the biggest names in fashion were not his fans. → Read More

Fast, innovative, wacky vehicles at New York Auto Show

The New York International Auto Show is back at the Jacob Javits Center featuring vehicles from around the world, with cars for every budget and taste, whether you're shopping or just browsing. → Read More

What is the International Day of Happiness?

You may have noticed the hashtag #InternationalDayofHappiness across social media on March 20, 2017, with users celebrating everything from their pets to orange chicken. But as important as it may be to celebrate life's pleasures, you may also want to take a moment to discover what the day is really about. → Read More

Art of penmanship alive at Fountain Pen Hospital

In an era of texts, tweets, and emails, the art of writing may be falling by the wayside. But the ink had been flowing at Fountain Pen Hospital since 1946. As pen shops have come and gone, the store on Warren Street is still selling writing instruments and repairing them for collectors around the world. → Read More

Raccoon breaks into bank in Queens

Imagine walking down the street and noticing a raccoon in the window of your bank. That is exactly what happened to one Queens resident. On his way home on Monday evening, Marc Elkaim passed a closed Chase branch on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills and noticed a raccoon in the window taking refuge from the frigid temperatures. → Read More

Famous Korean fried chicken chain opens in New York

Restaurants in Manhattan's Koreatown have been dueling it out in a fried chicken war. And now a newcomer is hoping to win that war by doing things a little differently. BBQ Chicken opened its doors at 25 West 32nd Street. The BBQ does not stand for barbecue. Instead, it stands for "Best of the Best Quality," says Corporate Chef Sam Kim. → Read More

Famous Manhattan rooftop cottage for rent for $17K per month

You may not be surprised to see a lovely cottage in the country. But you may be surprised to see it perched on top of a building on East 13th Street and Third Avenue. → Read More

Pineapple on pizza and other polarizing food combinations

Last week, the president of Iceland made headlines when he said that he would outlaw pineapple pizza if he could. Then this week he clarified that he understood that was not within his jurisdiction. → Read More

World Trade Center embraces graffiti-style art

If graffiti brings to mind illegal activity on the streets of New York, then the World Trade Center is redefining street art 69 floors up in the sky. → Read More

McSorley's Old Ale House still going strong

With the majority of New York restaurants failing, McSorley's Old Ale House has withstood the test of time. The bar celebrated its 163rd anniversary on Thursday. So what's kept the customers at this 7th Street bar coming back for more? It's the consistency and simplicity, according to those gathered. → Read More

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

The 141st annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is coming to a close here at Madison Square Garden, with owners, breeders and handlers putting the finishing touches on their canines. → Read More

The Perfect Fit: Geoffrey Zakarian's style recipe

As a Food Network star and the mogul behind restaurants around the country, celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian is known for his fashion in and out of the kitchen. In search of the perfect fit, I met Zakarian at Saks Fifth Avenue to hear his recipe for great style. → Read More

Manhattan Whole Foods features produce butcher

If you think you've seen it all, the Bryant Park Whole Foods location has a produce butcher who will cut up your fruits and veggies for you. → Read More

Performer Bello Nock hopeful about future of circus

It's been a difficult few months for the circus world. In November The Big Apple Circus filed for bankruptcy. Then just a few days ago, The Ringling Brothers circus announced that it would be closing in May. → Read More

Become a fat-burning machine at David Barton's TMPL

After selling his eponymous chain of gyms in 2013, David Barton opened TMPL on West 49 Street with a mission in mind: to update the gym business and to leverage the most up-to-date technology to get somebody into shape as quickly and easily as possible. → Read More