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    October 20, 2013

    Banksy's On the Upper West Side With a Sledgehammer-Wielding Child

    Good morning/nearly afternoon! While you (we) were sleeping off that fifth rum and coke, our good friend and creeping British menace Banksy struck again. After his vaginal foray into the wilds of Staten Island yesterday, he hit the brunch-mobbed Upper West Side with this adorable child intent on des ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013


    Have a nude time at the Golden Pasties

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    July 17, 2013
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    April 1, 2013

    The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month (Jazz Appreciation Month Edition)

    These are the 10 best jazz shows in New York this month. (Here for more on Jazz Appreciation Month.)

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    New Amsterdam Market Fights for the Seaport

    On Thursday, March 14, the New York City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss future plans for South Street Seaport, the city's oldest communal meeting place. Organizers of the New Amsterdam Market -- an outdoor marketplace held in the area -- are seeking to "preserve and rehabilitate" the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    New Amsterdam Records Badly Hit by Sandy

    Following the news of the unfortunate sizable damage to Norton Records, another label based in Red Hook, New Amsterdam Records, has had its headquarters devastated in the storm, including 70% of the label's CD inventory, which the artists themselves actually owned (the label held them as storage but ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012
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    May 4, 2012

    Say Goodbye to The Lakeside Lounge, Mary Queen of Scots

    Alphabet City loses another dive bar with The Lakeside Lounge gone. [EV Grieve] Niko on Mercer Street has closed due to a plumbing problem. "We had a flood; whether or not we reopen depends on what happens with the insurance,'' owner Cobi Levy told Grub Street. However, sources close to the restaur ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 11, 2012


    Pick up works of art for cheap

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Occupy Valentine's Day: Tomorrow's Bed-In in Washington Square Park

    Revolutionary GamesThe flyer for tomorrow's "Bed-In."​Valentine's Day, it is now well-established by crushingly overwhelming consensus, is more or less the worst, a vastly successful conspiracy by the Things-That-Are-Pink-Or-Made-Of-Chocolate Industrial complex to boost sales. Whether you a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 25, 2012


    ISSUE Project Room has a new home

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    December 21, 2011
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    June 16, 2011

    Skirts on Bikes Ride Planned to Celebrate 'Freedom and Fashion'

    ​Earlier in the week we told you about Jasmijn Rijcken, the Dutch tourist in town for the New Amsterdam Bike Show who was stopped by a New York City police officer and told that her skirt, which she was wearing while cycling in Soho, was dangerous and distracting. Now one of her friends, Joann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    The New Amsterdam Market Will Invoke Pagan Revelry When It Returns This Sunday

    Eat, drink, and don't trample the daisies.​The New Amsterdam Market's new season doesn't begin until June 4, but this Sunday, it will give us a taste of things to come when it returns with Floralia, a special one-day market.

  • Voice Choices

    April 20, 2011


    A bad-ass bike show (for environmentalists)

  • Voice Choices

    March 9, 2011


    Spring into action for downtown arts

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Happy Birthday, New York!

    Manu_H​Dear New York, On this date in 1653, you (then named New Amsterdam -- you never really looked like a New Amsterdam) were incorporated. You've had your ups, your downs and even that weird phase in the '80s when you got heavy into drugs and synth music.

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Das Racist Are Now Officially Banned In the U.K.

    Free Dapwell! All images via​At least, they were detained in and then deported from that country yesterday, due to "some sticklerism on the part of UK Customs regarding paperwork." Or was it because of their radical political views and brown skin?! The trio has been out in first ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 15, 2010


    A false start still meant great things for these Danes

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Drunk Pilot Yanked from Delta Flight; His Passengers Could Probably Use a Drink

    ​A Delta Airlines pilot about to fly from Amsterdam to Newark today was removed from the plane after getting a .023 percent on his blood alcohol level test, which is just over the legal limit in the Netherlands. In the U.S., where the pilot is from (Woodbury, New Jersey, to be exact), drunk dr ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 8, 2010


    Exploring New York City and the Spanish-speaking world

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    July 27, 2010
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    July 27, 2010
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    July 13, 2010
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    June 21, 2010

    Amsterdam to Employ "Decoy Jews," One-Liners Regarding Them Write Themselves

    ​Amsterdam is now going to be using "Decoy Jews" to help ferret out anti-Semitic violence. They already use "Decoy Gays" and "Decoy Rich People," so this isn't really anything new. But still:

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Luke's Lobster, Mast Bros. Join New Amsterdam's Roster of Vendors

    William Coupon/New Amsterdam MarketNew Amsterdam, new vendors.​When the New Amsterdam Market returns to the South Street Seaport next Sunday, it will have a few more local vendors on its roster.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2009

    Alleged Detroit airplane bomber charged

    Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was arraigned this afternoon in his Ann Arbor hospital bed and charged with willfully attempting to destroy an aircraft and willfully placing and causing to be placed a destructive device on an aircraft. U.S. District Judge Paul D. Borman signed the complaint, which allege ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    New Amsterdam's Robert LaValva Looks Forward to Next Year's Market, Which Is Set to Return in the Spring

    A scene from September's New Amsterdam Market​ Though it seems it was just yesterday, rather than three months ago, that the New Amsterdam Market returned to the South Street Seaport, the last market of the year will take place this Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Though it's been a whirlwind o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Plans for a Beer Table Store Are Still on the Table

    Mooganic/flickr​As Diner's Journal reported yesterday, Beer Table will no longer be opening a retail store in the Chelsea Market. But that doesn't mean that it won't be opening elsewhere. Chris Munsey, a business partner of the Table's Justin Phillips, writes in to say "we are planning on open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Joe Wilson Censured

    ​And oh yeah, the House voted to censure Joe Wilson, 240-179, for shooting his mouth off at the President's address last week. We share the attitude of Barney Frank, who said, "I think it's bad precedent to put us in charge of deciding whether people act like jerks. I don't have time to monito ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Report From the New Amsterdam Market

    ​Yesterday marked the triumphant return of the New Amsterdam Market to the South Street Seaport. The market, which was last held in June 2008, brought together some 80 regional food and wine producers underneath the FDR Drive. Robert LaValva, New Amsterdam's founder and director, is planning t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2009

    Weekend Special: Report from the New New Amsterdam

    ​ A fake windmall with vanes that really rotate has sprung up a mere hundred yards from where the original stood 400 years ago. In an event that was part trade show, part Epcot Center exhibit, a Dutch village sprang up for a ten-day run right in front of the Old Customs House at Bowling Green ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Craft Beer Week & New Amsterdam Market

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Queens County Farm Dinner Queens County Farm Museum September 10, 6-10:30 p.m. Join Top Chef alum Camille Becerra and former owner of San Francisco's SPQR Danie ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    What to Eat at Bowling Green Park's Dutch Village

    ​From Friday through September 14, celebrate 400 years of Dutch-American relations at the New Amsterdam Village in Bowling Green Park. And, in case you're wondering what to eat as you explore the canal houses, life-size windmill, and state-of-the-art demonstration greenhouse, the van Hoeck bro ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    The New Amsterdam Market Is Back​The New Amsterdam Market will return to South Street Seaport on Sunday, September 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The open-air market, which was last held in June 2008 (its first appearance was in October 2005), will be open one Sunday a month through the end of the yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    New York Celebs Do Cell-Phone Audio Tours of Central Park

    Usually we're all, "blar, we've been living here 100 years and we don't need an audio tour," even in museums where we don't know shit about shit, but here's something we might actually do: cell-phone audio commentary on city landmarks, performed by local celebrities. For example, "Yoko Ono introduce ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Drink This--New Amsterdam Gin (It's Cheap!)

    Although New Amsterdam gin is produced in Modesto, CA, its name is meant to evoke classic New York cocktail culture, and also name-check the Dutch origins of gin. Eh. But what's actually interesting about this relatively new spirit is that it costs about $13 a bottle--a price that will get you exa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Wok to Walk Surprisingly Good

    We went up to Union Square today to try newcomer Num Pang's Cambodian sandwiches, but found a note on the door saying that the restaurant was closed today and would re-open tomorrow. So we stopped into nearby Wok to Walk instead, a sleek, Amsterdam-based noodle franchise with other branches in Londo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Wilbert Tatum, 1933-2009

    Photo via the Amsterdam News. Wilbert "Bill" Tatum, the feisty former publisher of the Amsterdam News who took on everyone from Ed Koch to the New York Post, died today in -- of all places -- a hospital in Croatia. Tatum, 76, was a world-traveler despite the diabetes that kept him confined to a whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Blogger Says Upstate NY Should Secede from City; RS Approves

    For years people have been suggesting that New York City secede from New York State and stop sending its ample tax revenue to rubes and hicks. Today, however, we hear for the first time someone suggesting that upstate secede from us and all counties below Sullivan, Greene, and Columbia. Enraged by t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 10, 2008


    When porn goes on-the-fringe

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    July 18, 2008
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    June 16, 2008

    Drag Doc Docks at MacDougal Street

    A movie about a trannie in '80s Amsterdam, and the press release uses lots of hot, sexy capital letters? Say no more—I am running it right now in FULL: JOHNA MANCINI AND ALESSIO GIORGETTI ARE PROUD TO INTRODUCE: JE SUIS ZU ( I AM ZU) A DOCUMENTARY IT WILL BE SHOWN AT: the ''MANHATTAN THEATRE S ... More >>

  • Theater

    September 25, 2007

    Death to the Unchaste

    Europe's Muslim women—and the men who murder them. Two Islam-themed plays at St. Ann's Warehouse.

  • Dining

    January 3, 2006

    Sea of Peas

    It's m'hammer time at small and cozy Red Hook Moroccan

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    January 20, 2004
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    December 17, 2002
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    October 22, 2002
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    August 21, 2001

    Morningside Nights

    Modern Lovers Troll Columbia’s Bars for Fun and Profit

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    January 5, 1999
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