Debi Mazar on Beauty, Diet and Life at 50

“Glamorous” and “gritty” may not go together naturally, but they seem like perfectly paired adjectives when it comes to describing actress, mother, wife, chef and all-around workaholic Debi Mazar (below), who turned 50 in August. When I caught up with Mazar last Wednesday, the Queens native was a blur of speech and motion. She was taking a rare break between gigs, which lately have included shooting a hit Cooking Channel show (Extra Virgin, created with her husband, Gabriele Corcos); starring …

What to Do When Seniors Linger? Call 911?

A small McDonald’s in Queens, N.Y., has become the center of a debate: Should local seniors be allowed to sit in the restaurant all day, hanging out with their friends while they drink coffee and nibble on food? Can the restaurant enforce a time limit for patrons, especially if the restriction seems aimed at one group of customers? Over the past few months, according to the New York Times, “a number of elderly Korean patrons and this McDonald’s they frequent …