The mundane made revelatory in photos
If your holiday office party put you out of commission, why not walk it off with a trip to weekend brunch? With bottomless deals, cheap meals, and fun scenes, it's likely the best remedy to cure your hangover -- and any lingering embarrassment you might be feeling. (Your co-workers probably won't re ... More >>
Last week we learned that Tunisian designer Max Azria, who got his start in Paris at a just barely pubescent fifteen, might be losing control of his empire--which is reportedly hundreds of millions in debt. You'd never know it from this show. BCBG Max Azria kicked off Fashion Week yesterday with a ... More >>
Music festivals are great days to hear some wonderfully absurd and life-altering shit, and 4Knots was no exception. But we're not talking about music, we're talking about you. The most vibrant of verbal characters came out loud and proud (but mostly really, really loud) this weekend to drop lots of ... More >>
Before it housed NYU students with smoothies and laptops during the workday, the Asch Building on Washington Place was known as the Triangle Shirtwaist factory. Two years before the fire that scorched Triangle Shirtwaist's name into history, the women toiling away inside--mostly Jewish and Italian i ... More >>
It's finally here! The 2012 Web Awards winners have been chosen. Check them out after the jump to see if your favorites took home the coveted foam hand trophy. And if they didn't make it? There's always next year (and feel free to complain in the comments section).
The sky keeps falling!
By the time you finish reading this, you'll be older than you are now
[See More Edible News: Pinkberry Rolls Out a Nutella-Like Froyo | Voters Oppose Soda Limits, Back Liquor Crackdown] Are smartphones the new credit cards? Dunkin' Donuts recently launched a app for payment on the iPhone, iPod touch, and Android smartphones. This isn't anything new (Starbucks does t ... More >>
New rock returns to the New York airwaves
To be honest, we can't remember the last time we consciously noticed a pay phone in the city (that is, save for ones used in the episodes of Felicity we've been watching on Netflix). But the New York Post reports today that 250 phone booths will get high tech updates within the next month. Now-obsol ... More >>
Bad news, smart phone users: those penis private pics you snapped with your iPhone aren't as private as you'd probably hoped.Senator Chuck Schumer to the rescue.Schumer today announced that he's asked the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into whether smart phone apps on Apple a ... More >>
Cops want to find the two thugs who shot a Bronx resident in the back Wednesday -- after he refused to hand over his iPhone. Police say that the 23-year-old victim was walking with a friend along West 190th street, between Aqueduct and Grand Avenues, around 6:30 p.m. when the perps accosted them, d ... More >>
A day in the life of Jeremiah Moss, the writer behind the blog Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, is outlined in the Paris Review Daily. In the profile, Moss pays a visit to the original Ray's Pizza on the last day it's open and laments the decline of the ever-gentrifying neighborhood. (A new pizza plac ... More >>
Gwyneth Paltrow, ever the entrepreneur, has launched an iPhone app called "GOOP City" (after her uber-precious GOOP newsletter). It's Paltrow's guide to New York City, and according to Gawker video editor Matt Cherette, it is "worth every penny." It's also presumably kind of spacy and just fo ... More >>
It's finally here! The 2011 Web Awards winners have been chosen. Check em out after the jump, and check back tomorrow for highlights from the awards show, including our video for the lifetime achievement award!
Anticipation and hoopla surrounded the release of the iPhone 4S, but when people discovered Apple wasn't debuting the iPhone 5, the launch was dubbed a dud. 5 is one better than 4! Why are you robbing us of 5? On the evening Steve Jobs died, CNN.com's main headline was about how the iPhone 4S ... More >>
We've always been a big fan of City Harvest, the organization that collects up to 30 million pounds of excess food from restaurants and markets every year to feed the hungry. The most famous supporter of City Harvest is organization chair Eric Ripert. The problem? Most people can't afford to ... More >>
The site's foray into music and the act of performative listening
In this day and age, technology has learned to fuck with us. Facebook will change, without seeming to give us any notice whatsoever! The unfailing Gmail may fail, and none of us will be able to communicate! Those of us who are busy "doing things" on the Internet (where else would we do things ... More >>
Police sketch of the suspectOn Wednesday at about 2:25 a.m. on the southbound F subway line near the Fort Hamilton Parkway station, a man approached a woman sitting alone and put his hand on her throat while pulling out a knife. He demanded that she give him her money and took her purse conta ... More >>
Peeing in New York is hard sometimes. You've been drinking, and you figure, "Hell, I can wait till I get home," and then the subway doesn't come for 30 minutes and by the time you reach your apartment it's already too late. Not that that ever happened to us, or anything. Or you're out runnin ... More >>
Some time on Monday, a bored office worker in Midtown East gazed out of his window longingly, and instead of being met with a red brick wall or a homeless man urinating, he "witnessed the makings of a pornographic film." He told Curbed that he "hit the jackpot" in "a New York lottery of sorts ... More >>
This week we're starting a new feature in which we give away Village Voice t-shirts to some of our esteemed commenters. We've judged this week's crop and have come away with some winners. If your comment was picked, email web editor Francesca Stabile to claim your prize. Because there's nothi ... More >>
Now in app formThe authors of The Vegan Guide to New York City have gone digital with the Vegan Guide to New York City 2011 iPhone app. Billed as the "only 100% vegetarian and vegan guide that is continually updated," it boasts more than 120 "professionally reviewed" restaurants throughout th ... More >>
On Monday the internet was momentarily excited by a video in which two men claimed to hack the big screens in Times Square using just an iPhone, a weather balloon, a transmitter, and, as we said at the time, "something called a 'video repeater.'" We were correct to think a "video repeater" do ... More >>
In the deluge of uninteresting news about the forthcoming iPad 2 from Apple, it's tough for media organizations to find an original angle. For the New York Daily News, the answer is breasts -- the answer is always breasts. "The launch of Apple's iPad 2 on Wednesday left a lot of consumers exc ... More >>
France's Ildi! Eldi teams up with the NYC company for Heaven on Earth
via ceonyc on Four SquareIn news of extreme things that nerdy people like, New York's tech elite will be gathering at Madison Square Park today at 2:30 p.m. for an old fashioned snowball fight (#techsnowball) to be followed by a group meal at Shake Shack. We can't wait to see how many iPhones ... More >>
iTunesDownload away.Not to be outshone by the French Culinary Institute's impending expansion to California, rival culinary school the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) has come up with its own item of news: an iPhone app.
"Can I get some service on this iPhone, please?" Photo by Rob Trucks.Local bar-rock heroes and Minnesota Twins fans (sorry about that) the Hold Steady have been playing great shows in New York for so long, and with such regularity, that you occasionally start to take them for granted. Until, ... More >>
Taken with an Apple product out of brand loyaltyDeerhunter Soho Apple Store Tuesday, September 28 Better than: An intro course to GarageBand or whatever the hell ordinarily goes on in here. These Apple in-stores are super-weird. The tech-seminar vibe, the folks politely seated close enough ... More >>
In a week wherein we bid adieu to both Fat Beats and Paste magazine, we needed something to fill the void, be that the Das Racist video game or, far less pleasantly, a glowering, shirtless Rick Ross. Good thing this one's over with.
Today, Google took one more step toward world domination when they announced that people will now be able to make phone calls through Gmail. This feature means you can receive phone calls with your Google Voice number, place calls as you normally would but through Gmail (which you're probably ... More >>
According to a new Pew Research report, we are a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma (or maybe that was Winston Churchill talking about Russia) but at any rate, damn, we are confusing! And complex! And, chained to our computers, all the better to tweet to other persons who are chaine ... More >>
New Yorkers are passionate about NY1. And now they can be even more passionate about NY1.
Well, journalists, just remember: Off-record don't mean nothing to a court subpoena. Gizmodo, who had a huge, huge story when they paid for an iPhone prototype that was lost in a bar, is now experiencing that wonderful tidbit of information. Their editor, Brian Lam, shot Steve Jobs' public em ... More >>
It's Monday morning. Here's what you should know: • Stephen Hawking warns us not to become friends with aliens, because "they very likely wouldn't be the cuddly, ET types we hope for." Noted.
The Grand Hyatt's new Market allows guests to grab what they want and go, a do-it-yourself approach to room service that the hotel hopes to implement in other locations. [NY Times] A new fresh-Mex chain from Canada is opening its first U.S. location in mid-May. Mucho Burrito, based in Missis ... More >>
There are currently more than 120 Joe Jonases, at least 45 George Bushes, and exactly 13 Octomoms on Twitter. And while fake social networking profiles have been around since the dark ages of Friendster, the newest crop of Fakesters have embraced the most massive venue for Internet oversharers, th ... More >>
A Bronx mosque that had sought a sound permit to amplify its morning call to prayer has quietly rescinded its application. But the Jame Masjid mosque's revocation of the proposal didn't hush its neighbors, since the mosque plans to resubmit its request to play the undulating ribbon of Arabi ... More >>
That right there is the world's first, possibly only, and probably last iPhone drum circle, a September 20 McCarren Park lark organized by the artist Mike Koller in association with the MTAA collective. As explained by M.River of MTAA: "The main objective of the iPhone Drum Circle is t ... More >>
In praise of Trent Reznor, the nihilist-turned-populist, waving goodbye
The Times asks, "Does Hogwarts have a drinking problem?" The latest Harry Potter movie shows the young wizards coming of age, which includes drinking various potions and going to the pub. [NY Times] An estimated 20,000 protesters marched through Ayrshire and Kilmarnock, where Johnnie Walker ... More >>
Though iPhone apps such as Bikini Blast and Peekababe have been around a while, Alan Leung's Hottest Girls app is said by its developer to be "the first app to have nudity" (He also says, "you should be happy to know that the new update contains 99% non-Asian images.") TechCrunch calls it "iPorn" ... More >>
In the short week that we outsourced absolutely nothing to India (not even the phoner we didn't do with the guy who plays trumpet for Cake), we got even less cosmopolitan and global when Cannes correspondent J. Hoberman came back and showed up at the office like the rest of us. Except, unlike him, w ... More >>
James Beard Foundation Awards winners included Jean Georges for outstanding restaurant, Drew Nieporent for outstanding restaurateur, Dan Barber for outstanding chef, Momofuku Ko for best new restaurant, Daniel for best service, and Totonno's pizzeria was named one of America's Classics. [NY Times] ... More >>
This week in booze news... Justin Timberlake tossed his designer fedora into the ring of celebrities with their own spirits brands with his newly launched 901 tequila. The number is supposed to signify the beginning of party time but also happens to be the area code for Memphis, JT's hometown. [Yum ... More >>