One of the more shameful remarks in recent history had Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro referring to Lady Gaga as a "slut" because she was photographed smoking a joint in Amsterdam. He said the singer is a terrible role model for kids, I guess feeling that one puffing action erased al ... More >>
[See More Interviews: North Fork Table & Inn's Gerry Hayden | Travis Post of Yunnan Kitchen] Yesterday, Peter Endriss told us about opening a permanent bakery in Gowanus, baking at Per Se, and working 35 hours a weekend. We follow up today with part two of our chat with the gifted baker. He shares ... More >>
Aryeh Ralbag, the Brooklyn rabbi who also leads Amsterdam's Jewish community, might soon get booted from his Netherlands position for recent comments on homosexuality. Problems came to a crux for Ralbag, who has held the long-distance post for six years, in January, according to the Jewish Telegr ... More >>
New York continues its onward march toward looking just like the rest of America. From the New York Times: "The proliferation of chain stores, banks and pharmacies in the past decade or so has robbed many neighborhoods of the quirky one-of-a-kind shops that give those places their distinct ... More >>
A critical dive into the Under the Radar, Other Forces, and Coil festivals
Smell that? It's the scent of Mamajuana wafting through Manhattan's streets. No, not that herbal aroma, that's something else entirely. Chef Ricardo Cardona (Sofrito) is taking his Dominican-Spanish cuisine and branching out from his original Inwood location. His second spot, on Amsterdam at 88t ... More >>
You probably won't need Bromo Seltzer if you eat at Bromo Satay House. Robbie C. asks: Do you know of any good Indonesian restaurants in Manhattan or any of the other boroughs? I'm particularly interested to know if there are any that serve a rijsttafel. I really don't understand why the c ... More >>
Russ & DaughtersNew Catch Holland herring fans who couldn't make it to Russ & Daughters' annual Herring Pairing last month, take heart: The store will be serving the Dutch delicacies at this Sunday's New Amsterdam Market.
For the last two weeks, Fork in the Road has chased down some of the city's best ice creams, gelatos, icies, paletas, sorbets and sherbets, iced pops, frozen yogurts, soft serves, and frozen pudding pops. We've examined new technologies and new flavors; we've praised and made fun of. Follow ... More >>
Crain'sFlying into New York next week.Just when you thought artisanal grilled cheese trucks were going to supplant Korean taco trucks as the gourmet mobile food vendor of the moment, into the picture flies The Flying Dutchmen, specializing in fancypants French fries.
Did you know that it's National High-Five Day today? Have you high-fived your children/coworkers/friends/enemies/bosses/strangers? Have you recounted your favorite high-five moments, like the time you high-fived that dog on the street, and it was either totally bad-ass or the dog bit you on t ... More >>
flickr/Allerina & Glen MacLartyShuck 'em!Get ready for some shucking and slurping: It's going to be an oysterpalooza on Saturday, April 9 at New Amsterdam Market!
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. Far be it from me to make life harder for the least embarrassing living Beatle... but, wow, someone just double-parked his Yellow Submarine in Creepytown.
Teorema at Lincoln Center Festival
Judson BakerHere's to ending the longest drought between Hold Steady albums, ever. In the two years since the Brooklyn band released the hardcore revival moment Stay Positive, the former five piece toured endlessly and, at the tail end of last month, bade farewell to keyboardist and chief mou ... More >>
MyFoxDetroit.comVigilant fellow passengers and crew members of Northwestern/Delta Flight 253, the same plane involved in Friday's terror attempt by a Nigerian-born suspect, notified authorities and led to the capture today of a Nigerian businessman who locked himself in the bathroom for, like ... More >>
tasteofculture.comNot to be confused with annatto, a red coloring central to several Spanish-speaking Caribbean cuisines, natto are black soybeans (a smaller variety than familiar green soybeans) that are fermented using the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. These beans originated in China, but ha ... More >>
East Meets West Holiday Parade Little Italy and Chinatown Merchants Associations are sponsoring a parade from Mulberry to Mott Street, featuring marching bands, martial artists and acrobats, Italian American singers and Lion and Dragon Dance troupes.
Jeremiah's Vanishing New York visits the McDonald's at 6th Avenue and 15th Street and finds "seating inspired by Arne Jacobsen's biomorphic Egg and Swan chairs of 1958," and "flat-screen televisions... mounted over the dining tables." This is apparently part of a "next generation of McDonal ... More >>
--Them Crooked Vultures surprised fans by playing Belgium's Pukkelpop music festival yesterday (check out fan reports here). The band played the second stage between sets by Beirut and Wilco. The night before, the Dave Grohl/Josh Homme/John Paul Jones supergroup played their second gig at a s ... More >>
For the next five Thursdays, you can sip a glass of wine while overlooking Central Park at The Museum of Arts & Design pop-up wine bar. MAD's seventh-floor event space will be transformed in MADCrush, a temporary bar featuring furniture constructed from recycled wine boxes. A selection of w ... More >>
You may dimly remember that a white cop shot a black cop recently. The reaction has been the usual: nice gestures toward the deceased, calls for investigation, and diversity training. Thus, the cops have hired a professor to "investigate whether racial bias influences whether a cop fires a weapon or ... More >>
Heddy Honigmann returns to her roots
Where the magic happens. As Mom used to say as she filled our juice glass with Four Roses, what a week! The Go John Galt nuts threatened a "wealth producers" strike, though some of their numbers seemed not to have much wealth production to speak of. (Many other Americans scaled back their produc ... More >>
Hailey told you about the benefit for the New Amsterdam Market this weekend, but if you can't make it, there's also an online auction, with proceeds going to the market, that's full of really great items. There's a kayaking tour of Blue Point and clam bake with Chris Quartuccio of Blue Island Oyster ... More >>
Jolting New York nightlifeagainwith his latest Invasion
The Texas plains look plainer when Audra's offstage; Stew tells an old story pleasantly
Rineke Dijkstra's young subjects meet our gaze head-on
Spending Shabbat with six half-naked new friendsin one bed
Sympathetic European cycling activists jump into critical mess to say, 'Free NYC cyclists'
A scholar's trove shows even old New York was once New Amsterdam. Party on!
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