Charles Passy, Wall Street Journal

Charles Passy

Wall Street Journal

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Charles:

Rockefeller Center Limits Christmas Tree Viewings to 5 Minutes

Holiday revelers, take note: You can still see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree this year, but don’t plan on gazing for long. → Read More

New York’s Origami Tree Folds Into City’s Holiday Traditions

The Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History has emerged as an alternative take to the Rockefeller Center tradition: 2020’s version holds 1,000 paper cranes, which symbolize hope and good wishes. → Read More

Comic Artists Depict Covid-19 Era in ‘This Quarantine Life’

The volume published by the Art Students League of New York tells the story of the coronavirus pandemic from the perspective of more than 70 contributors, in single-page vignettes. → Read More

New Yorkers Head to Rooftops, Central Park for Thanksgiving Dinner

The Covid-19 pandemic is pushing New Yorkers to get creative about finding places to host Thanksgiving dinner outdoors, with gatherings planned for rooftops, backyards, stoops and even Central Park. → Read More

The perfect beverage for a downsized pandemic Thanksgiving — wine in a test tube

Vinebox specializes in offering assortments of vino, packaged in small pours. → Read More

Broadway Industry Says Covid-19 Vaccines Could Hasten Revival

Theater professionals say they hope that the industry can rebound from shutdowns sooner rather than later, particularly with vaccines in the works. → Read More

The Hottest Ticket in Town This Year Is Your Family’s Covid-Constrained Thanksgiving

Cities and states around the country have capped gatherings at 10, prompting some soul-searching and angst among holiday hosts. → Read More

What an election week. How about a Fistful of Bourbon to take the edge off?

The recently introduced 90-proof spirit is branded with a Spaghetti Western theme. → Read More

For Halloween, how about a vodka-tequila hybrid in a skull-shaped bottle?

Onyx is the latest release from comedy legend Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head brand. → Read More

Broadway is closed, but this wine club can give you a taste

Arvind Ethan David, producer of Broadway’s "Jagged Little Pill," came up with the idea for the Broadway Wine Club before the pandemic. → Read More

‘Moulin Rouge’ Star Could Still Lose a One-Man Race for the Tony

In an already strange year for Broadway, theatrical veteran Aaron Tveit is the only nominee for best lead actor in musical; “a huge honor.” → Read More

‘Jagged Little Pill’ and ‘Moulin Rouge!’ to Vie for Tonys

“Jagged Little Pill” and “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” were among Tony nominees for a Covid-curtailed Broadway season. “Slave Play” and “The Inheritance” both won multiple nominations. → Read More

Coronavirus Lockdown Sparks Burst of Broadway Shows

For some artists, the pandemic provided time to work on a play or musical they had always hoped to write. → Read More

No Parade for Halloween as New York City Tones Down Celebrations

Halloween 2020 in the New York metropolitan area is shaping up to be a celebration in revised form. It isn’t just that many parents are nixing trick-or-treating. It is also that major holiday happenings are being canceled. → Read More

Bourbon that tastes like cold-brew coffee — the perfect drink for 2020?

This is a one-of-a-kind bourbon — and a tasty one to boot, says our Weekend Sip columnist. → Read More

The Return of Indoor Dining in New York City Doesn’t Mean Business as Usual

Even restaurants that lobbied in recent weeks for New York state to allow for indoor dining acknowledge that capacity limits and other factors will make their business more challenging. → Read More

New York City Rehearsal Spaces Reopen Despite State Restrictions

After months apart, performers are coming together again to rehearse and develop new shows in reopened studio spaces. But it’s uncertain whether those facilities are permitted to operate under state guidelines. → Read More

Move over, pumpkin spice — fall is for hard cider, and now there's a premium version

Roostock, based in upstate New York, sells specialty ciders. → Read More

Try this vermouth for your next 'quarantini'

In once describing the perfect martini, chef Jamie Oliver said: 'For the vermouth, accept no alternative; it has to be Noilly Prat Original Dry.' Photo by Noilly Prat The bottles: Noilly Prat vermouth (different varieties), $12.99 The back story: If the pandemic still has you drinking a nightly “quarantini,” it may be time to up your vermouth game. Which brings us to Noilly Prat, a French-made… → Read More

9/11 Responders Give Assist to Coronavirus Essential Workers

Many of the first responders on Sept. 11, 2001 now are pitching in during the coronavirus pandemic to support police, firefighters and other front-line workers at risk. → Read More