2014 Winter Olympics

  • Film

    August 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Cafe Boulis's Loukoumades, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 90: Loukoumades from Cafe Boulis (31-15 31st Avenue, 718-806-1014)

  • Art

    May 21, 2014
  • Voice Choices

    April 16, 2014


    Catch the Golden Gloves Finals

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    "John Sharkey III Is a Poser and a Skinhead" - You in the Comments, Probably

    The first music I became heavily obsessed with as a young man was first and second wave British punk rock and Oi! In the mid-90's, It was the en vogue punk of the day and I immersed myself in the world of boots, bondage pants, painted and studded leather jackets, and knox gelatin'd spiked hair with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    $2 Genesee Cream Ale and $5 Wine on This Week's Cheap Drinks List

    Still looking for relief after another Valentine's Day spent alone? Forget Tinder and Grindr and meet a mate the old fashion way: by bonding over drinks. With cheap specials galore, there's no reason not to buy a round or two.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Ke$ha & Pitbull Have Nothing on the U.S. Biathlon Team's Theme Song

    Biathlon is the most badass of Olympic sports, winter or summer: rifle-toting cross-country skiers, weaving through trees, shooting from flat on their stomachs, and "atoning" for the shots they miss with extra laps or added time. It's the only sport that could, conceivably, have been adapted for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    New Yorker Erin Hamlin Wins Bronze in Sochi, Becomes First U.S. Singles Luger Ever to Medal at Olympics

    Twenty seven year old Erin Hamlin secured a bronze medal -- the first medal for a singles luger in U.S. history -- Tuesday in Sochi. This was the third Olympics for Hamlin, who hails from Ramsen, New York. She grew up training on her home track at Mount Van Hoevenberg outside Lake Placid.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Dumb Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About Sochi's Olympic Opening Ceremonies

    Does Bob Costas have pink eye? Yikes. #welcometoSochi— Dan Ukrainetz (@Dan_Uk1) February 8, 2014 The lead-up to Sochi was filled with dire signs that Putin's games were doomed. The toilets are weird! There's no Chobani! They're butchering thousands of dogs! My honey ... More >>

  • Theater

    January 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Russian Vodka Dump Draws Dozens to the Upper East Side

    Yesterday dozens of people gathered in front of the Russian Consulate in the Upper East Side to protest the country's homosexual propaganda law, and get rid of any spare Russian vodka that might be clogging their bars. The rally, though contained by the NYPD, was a loud reminder that the country's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Protesters Will Dump Vodka In Front of the Russian Consulate in Protest of the New "Homosexual Propaganda" Law

    The Russian Consulate is about to stink like rubbing alcohol. Today at noon, protesters will gather in front the Russian Consulate in New York and dump Russian-made vodka into gutters in protest of Moscow's June 11 passage of a law banning "homosexual propaganda." The law effectively outlaws outward ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Robert 'Sandy' Vietze, Guy Who Peed on Girl During JetBlue Flight, Was an Olympic Hopeful

    ​Robert "Sandy" Vietze, the drunk 18-year-old who drank eight alcoholic beverages and then relieved himself on the leg of an 11-year-old girl on the worst flight ever (someone later vomited, in an unrelated incident), has been found to have been a top alpine skier and on the developmental team ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    The 2014 Winter Olympics Mascots: How Do They Compare to Mascots of Yesteryear?

    ​The new mascots for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are here! They're pretty cute if a little too Pixar. It's a polar bear, a hare, and a leopard with a snowboard. The only one who looks remotely athletic is the leopard. He's actually kind of scary if you look too long into his eyes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Russia Wants to Send Olympic Torch into Space

    ​Russian officials are working hard to construct a plan to send the Olympic Torch into space. The Russian government wants to hand off the torch to the cosmonauts stationed in the International Space Station during the relay to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The AFP is reporting that the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Moscow Cops Find Suicide Bomber's Head in Airport Rubble

    Cops in Moscow think they've found the head of the suicide bomber who blew up the city's busiest airport today, killing 35 people and wounding at least 168 others. As a Russia Today talking head puts it, it's "the head of a man wth an Arabic appearance." The mid-afternoon (Moscow time) attack "spr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Michael Phelps Career Should Not Go Up In Smoke

    Can everyone just puff on some weed and chill about the whole Michael Phelps mess which has sparked a deafening roar of disapproval due to the photo that just ran of the swimmer casually puffing on a bong at a party a few months ago? The entire world economy is crumbling into an international trash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Murray's Cheese Represents

    The French Laundry's Timothy Hollingsworth isn't the only one representing Team USA in culinary competition. While Hollingsworth is participating in the Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France today and tomorrow, cheese mongers from our very own Murrary's Cheese (254 Bleecker Street) participated in one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Winter (Culinary) Olympics

    America's Hopes Rest on This Guy: Not Mickey, Timonthy HollingsworthWith the Bocuse d'Or, the Olympics of the culinary world, starting tomorrow both Time and the Los Angeles Times look at the chances for Team USA this year. America's hopes rest on Timothy Hollingsworth, a 29-year old sous chef at Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Rightbloggers Say McCain Won Debate, No Matter What Polls Say (Plus: a Sarah Palin Cameo!)

    Reasonable people may disagree as to which candidate did better in Friday's Presidential debate. Was McCain tough or just testy? Was Obama bipartisan or just weak? No doubt many partisans on either side were more interested in spinning than in revealing, but happily, as Jed Leland said, that is no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    NYC RFD: Celeb Swim Class, DWI, Cab-Robber, Hair Loss

    Just a day after returning from the Olympics, mega-gold-medalist Michael Phelps came to the McBurney YMCA on 14th Street, reports amNY. Phelps presented a $20,000 check from Visa to the Greater New York Y to support its youth swimming programs, and gave swimming lessons to visibly excited kids in Mc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Brooklyn Artist, 5 Others Detained in Beijing for Protest

    Brooklyn's James Powderly has been detained by Chinese authorities in Beijing, reports Boing Boing. The high-tech artist apparently was part of a group that used LED lights to spell out the words "Free Tibet" near the site of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. It is reported that all five in the group ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Voice Choice: International Yo-Yo Open and New York State Yo-Yo Contest

    photo by Sidney Lo Split the Atom is all about having the right rhythm and wrist technique; Suicide—as the name implies—is a bit more difficult. In the world of yo-yo enthusiasts, accomplishing both is a great feat. So you can only imagine the excitement at last year’s first International Yo- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    The All-Star Game As Economic Boon? Don't Believe the Hype

    $400 bleacher seats for the All-Star Game?

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    The Tibetan Olympic Torch Protests

    A friend mentioned to me the other day that when she thinks of protests, she thinks of the stereotypical political protest theater that involves puppets and hippies (seriously, why all the puppets?), but with the Olympic torch relay, the method of protest--attempting to snuff out the Olympic flame-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff Steps Down

    Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff will step down from his dollar-a-year post as the city's economic development chief some time around the new year, but will become the new president of the mayor's media company, Bloomberg LP, Mayor Bloomberg announced Thursday. It was also suggested that Doctoroff may he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2007

    Welcome to HewTube: '60 Minutes' Creator Takes on Web

    (From CBS News) Don Hewitt has an idea for a show. That's right, the 84-year-old creator of 60 Minutes, who was put out to a spacious and Emmy-filled version of pasture three years ago directly beneath the CBS offices where he once routinely made television history, is plotting his next news maga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    Remember the Stadium? Unions do

    Lingering anger over the defeat of Mayor Bloomberg's dream of building a colossal stadium on the West Side to host the Jets and the 2012 Olympics is now complicating efforts to forge labor solidarity on behalf of the striking transit workers. Bloomberg's push to build the billion-dollar edifice alo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2005

    NYC 2012: Let The Dreams . . . Wait

    The decathlon-like saga of New York City's Olympic bid is over, at least for now: There's already talk about reviving the bid for 2016 (although Deputy Mayor and chief Olympic cheerleader Dan Doctoroff says "New York must move on.") If a 2016 bid does go forward, the IOC vote would again fall smack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2005

    Shelly Sacs the Stadium

    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver told reporters Monday that he'd vote against the West Side stadium at an afternoon meeting of the state's Public Authorities Control Board, appearing to doom the centerpiece of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's development plans for the city. Senate Majority leader Joe Bruno ... More >>