9 days ago | Punk/Hardcore
In 1975, John Holmstrom and Eddie “Legs” McNeil stumbled into CBGB — the legendary and now-defunct punk club on the Bowery in Manhattan — to see the Ramones play eighteen minutes of blaring rock 'n' roll. Later recounted in McNeil’s 1997 bestselle...
13 days ago | Longform
It's the late Nineties in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and a young Yasiin Bey — then known as the rapper Mos Def — is standing in the back of a narrow, dimly lit parlor, surrounded by rows of winding bookshelves. He's preaching to a small crowd about the...
19 days ago | Interviews
It's been ten years since Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly transported their fledgling avant-garde pop group, Chairlift, from the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, to the bustle of the Williamsburg waterfront. The past decade saw the band spli...
27 days ago | Pazz & Jop
The headquarters of Genius — the popular website and smartphone app that began as a way for users to annotate their favorite rap lyrics — are located in a renovated factory on a quiet residential stretch of 3rd Street in Brooklyn, just a few block...
27 days ago | New York
Earlier this week, Dolce & Gabbana announced that it would soon release its first collection of high-fashion hijabs and abayas, the modest headscarves and cloaks worn by some Muslim women. The news broke just months after London’s Mariah ...
1 month ago | Comedy
Born in Brooklyn, educated in Queens, and made famous on the Upper West Side (by way of Hollywood, but you get the picture), few entertainers in history are more inextricably linked to New York City than Jerry Seinfeld. Before becoming an icon in ...