Celebrity chef Bobby Flay closed his Fifth Avenue restaurant Mesa Grill last year, laying to rest a landmark that, when it fired up its burners in 1991, was the only destination restaurant in an area dominated by garment factories. In Februrary, Keith McNally shuttered Pastis, a Meatpacking Distric ... More >>
Last year, when news emerged that Urban Outfitters would be opening up on North 6th Street in Williamsburg -- a stone's throw from a planned Whole Foods and Anthropologie (both on Bedford), and next door to a new American Apparel -- an informal poll yielded consensus: neighbors were unenthusiastic. ... More >>
Christian Louboutin uses fish hooks and $2 cans of sardines to sell shoes that can run as high as $1,400 per pair. What does it mean? We may be in the Age of Foodism's twilight, and one of the signs is the outmigration of food imagery into every other field, in many cases used for its positive ap ... More >>
By Jaime Lees When I found out that Taylor Swift's new album, Red, would be available via Papa John's Pizza delivery, I pretty much had the same thoughts I had upon hearing the first single off of Red: The fuck? Followed by: Mmmm. Tasty. Modern record labels are working hard to find new ways to ge ... More >>
The latest missing person case to capture the attention of the national media also has a sadly local link. Lauren Spierer, a 20-year-old student at Indiana University from Greenburgh, New York has been missing since June 3, and was last seen at 4:15 a.m. on a drunken night. The latest obstacl ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema gets drunk on gravy at Polonica; Lauren Shockey manages to not turn into a fat tortellini at Osteria Morini. Sam Sifton approves of Anella: "the food is a wonder: a tight and focused menu of simple, seasonally appropriate food from Joseph Ogrodnek, a talented ... More >>
Our beloved Lynn Yaeger has put together a perfectly loony Under $5 Gift Guide this week, and we thought we'd follow her lead with some picks under $10. First, you can make your own stocking to stuff with directions from Cathy Moore. And now, to stuff that baby: Urban Outfitters' Snow Globe Fr ... More >>
When a writer hangs up her Internet shingle, fans go wild. And order ottomans.