American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won't notice.
Tuesday, September 18 Crab Boil. Fatty Crew Hospitality Group announces the seventh anniversary of Fatty Crab this month. To celebrate, the restaurant will be hosting a Maryland-style crab boil from September 17 through October 17. It's serving blue crabs with "Malay old bay" seasoned water, steamed ... More >>
Jay-Z has added two more shows to his run of gigs at the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn arena that will serve as home to his imminently-of-the-borough Nets. A presale going for American Express cardmembers will last until 10 p.m. tonight; the rest of the tickets, including a bunch priced at $30, go o ... More >>
Jack gets filmic with his Blunderbuss
Mayor Bloomberg held a press conference today to announce that the city hosted 50 million tourists this year. As guests of honor for the conference, the city invited British couple Craig Johnson and Lucy Foulger. The pair had been married only an hour earlier. Johnson and Foulger, those gen ... More >>
The New York Post rubs its hands gleefully today with a new "scoop": they've found two people connected with Occupy Wall Street who stayed in a fancy hotel. Therefore, the entire movement is a sham. Peter Dutro, "one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance committee," and Brad S ... More >>
Competitive eating contests get some riled up given that many live in a time of food insecurity, but they can also be sources of camaraderie and good eating. Whatever your opinions on timed gluttony may be, Japanese restaurant Go! Go! Curry is hosting its third annual curry eating contest t ... More >>
pinksherbet/flickrHow will you stack up? The folks at Jo's are getting in on the competitive eating boom with their first Annual Labor Day F*cking Delicious Pancake Eating Contest. The event will be held Monday, September 6, at 4 p.m. in the restaurant's private dining room, the Albert Room.
After way too many delays and hold-ups and people not believing this thing is going to work at all, the Spider Man musical (entitled Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark) with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge of U2 and with a book by Julie Taymor (who did The Lion King which is AMAZING) finally ... More >>
City Council members' requirement to disclose their financial information doesn't mean we need to write about it when nothing is awry. Today the Daily News published an article insinuating that by having outstanding credit card balances, council members are somehow in the wrong, while providi ... More >>
So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Visa issues alas -- same sorta calamity that torpedoed Joao Gilberto's Carnegie Hall show a few days back. The free Celebrate Brooklyn! gig will go on, though, replaced by a screening of Wim Wenders' Buena Vista Social Club flick, with flamenco dancer Nelida Tirado as the opening act. Full re ... More >>
The 4,500-square-foot city-owned La Marqueta market in Harlem will now house Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit bakery that trains low-income immigrant women in culinary skills. [Wall Street Journal] It still does not take reservations, but Prime Meats in Carroll Gardens now takes credit cards ... More >>
Hey, Rich Guys! We know how you feel.
Geez, Heidi Montag's little spiel about consumer protection is timelier than a $1,000 Piaget wrist watch. It seems that people really have a thing about swiping other people's credit cards more than ever. This week's alleged credit card snatcher is Jennifer Mercado. The Bronx native, 20, ... More >>
Congratulations again to Dean Poll, who last month won the contract to run Tavern on the Green -- which is now bankrupt. Tavern on the Green LP filed for Chapter 11 yesterday. It's allegedly the second-highest-grossing restaurant in the nation, but lists liabilities of $50 million. Its largest cred ... More >>
Here's why we thought this was going to be the Season of the Beard, and that excessive tattoos would be banished forever. Were we ever wrong! Yes, we watch Top Chef obsessively. We can't help it. But we hate ourselves the next morning, and here are the reasons why, in reverse order. ... More >>
Just as all eyes were on the mighty state senator Pedro Espada Jr. and his many escapades, along comes some strong competition for Bronx Schemer of the Week Award.A freshly unsealed indictment this morning by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, based on a joint city-federal probe, charges ... More >>
--The Killers' Brendan Flowers likely got to live out a childhood fantasy Saturday when he joined Bruce Springsteen for a duet of "Thunder Road" at the opening night of the Neatherlands Pinkpop Festival. Nowadays, it's a right of passage for Springsteen-influenced acts to join their idol onstage. Th ... More >>
By Jana KasperkevicNothing much surprises us anymore about the charmed life of Reverend Al Sharpton, but even he must have wondered in recent weeks just how he gets away with it all. Hanging at the White House with Mike Bloomberg. The governor, David Paterson, launching his comeback rally at Sharpto ... More >>
I love both Diet Coke and Tom Colicchio, but I'm not sure how to feel about last night's Diet Coke commercial with Colicchio that played during the Oscars. It probably wasn't aided by being associated with, in my mind, the scary musical numbers and shots of Zac Efron that last night's ceremony fea ... More >>
Last month NBC had trouble filling ad slots for the Super Bowl and wound up taking a DRTV spot for Cash4Gold, which wound up being the success story of the evening. Now ABC is reportedly having trouble filling ad slots for the Oscars. The LA Times says they're cutting Academy Award ad rates, too. G ... More >>
An attempt to chart David Lynch's mind proves there's no charting David Lynch's mind
Chasing away the sunday-morning woozies with Felix's boozy brunch
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Master of the nonsensical outdoes himself in cock-and-bull bedtime story
Redford vs. De Niro: Utah fest moves into Tribeca's backyard
Jazz Fest is on. Clubs are open. The water's receded. The stakes remain high.
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We have to hurry! The building owes over a million in back taxes
For city and glory, Dan Doctoroff seeks Olympic gold at home and abroad
Boo Froebel Sets the Scene for Edgy Performance
As Dems Nap, New Activists Press Pataki on Record
Homophobes Can Boycott, Too
How to Make Yourself Disappear
Africa Fete Welcomes a Zimbabwean Star
''At Kurfew, the revelers sloppy-kiss as if their only romantic experience was from watching Freddie Prinze Jr. movies.''
Black Concert Dancers Storm Broadway
DC 37, the city's powerful consortium of municipal unions, is rocked by corruption investigationsand challenges from rank-and-file reformers