New Jersey native Roger Llanes, who externed behind the burners at Eleven Madison Park, then worked at BLT Prime, and spent 18 months running a restaurant out in California before he decided to move back to the East Coast. "I wasn't getting enough out of it," he explains. "It was my restaurant, and ... More >>
Current President of MENSA/musical artist Ray J recently released what has been described by every human with ears as a Kanye West diss track about Kim Kardashian, called I Hit It First. But former Rhodes Scholar Ray J insists that we are wrong and that I Hit It First is not about his sexual escapad ... More >>
In happier days, a garrulous, wild-haired Sammy Hagar chatted with a reporter about an upcoming show with Sammy's Beach Bum Bar & Grill as backdrop. "Rum's the best mixer on the planet," he says, as a casino executive looks on approvingly. Beware of seemingly friendly guys in suits, Sammy!
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Photographer Jena Cumbo stitched together some of her shots from the Polar Bear Plunge--which took place on New Year's Day on Coney Island--to make this teeth-rattling video. What's a better hangover cure than diving into the near-freezing Atlantic Ocean? A bacon egg and cheese and some Excedrin, yo ... More >>
When police entered his apartment building on Tuesday, October 29 in Rockaway Park, Queens, blocks away from the Atlantic Ocean, they found William McKeon, 78, at the bottom of a wet set of stairs. The power had long since died.It was dark, pitch-black, and saltwater and sand was ... More >>
Not to be one of those people who talks about the weather, but has this summer's concert-going season seemed sorta... washed out to you? Multi-day festivals from Lollapalooza to Catalpa to Pitchfork have been plagued by rain delays, and other outdoor concerts have been similarly doused. Shows at the ... More >>
This weekend, a 34-year-old London man apparently overcome with Olympic excitement attempted to swim 3,600 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Biarritz, France to New York City. He didn't make it.
Around 300 yards into his journey, the unnamed tourist was rescued when coastguards lowered a diver i ... More >>
London2012.comArtists rendering of London's Olympic Village.A new East Village is about to spring up all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. London is hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics and they're naming their Olympic Village the "East Village," somewhat unimaginatively. East Village 2.0 will h ... More >>
A while back, we were all a bit concerned about our New York City water exploits. A fire in the engine room at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem caused the plant to shut down, spewing nasty water out into our nearby bodies of H20, and officials deemed the Hudson, and parts ... More >>
"Don't look at us, we have feathers." Photo via HighlandBladePenguins on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean have been struck with a peculiar ailment that is leaving scientists confused and the birds chilly. It has been dubbed "feather-loss disorder," and its root cause is unknown. The Wildlife ... More >>
A fireball was visible in the sky from at least four local states yesterday -- Valentine's Day, no less -- the American Meteor Society confirms today. The meteor was likely the size of a "small car" before it hit the upper atmosphere and deteriorated, saving us all sans Bruce Willis. "With it ... More >>
Ah, restaurant wars. As inevitable as income taxes and that incredulous look Tom gets on his face whenever Marcel opens his mouth. And last night's didn't disappoint, bringing with it a spectacle of meaty, man-sized proportions and more bitch-fighting than an entire season of The Real Housew ... More >>
via NYT/Google MapsThis is nothing to our West Coast brethren, but it's kind of a big deal to us. A 3.9 magnitude earthquake in the Atlantic Ocean, about 80 miles off the coast of Long Island's Southampton, occurred around 10:45 a.m. today. According to WNYC, it was even "felt by a New York T ... More >>
It's time to say bye-bye to bluefin.Josh Ozersky's Time column this week documents what may very well be his last bite of bluefin tuna: "It was awesome. But I have to stop eating it. And so do you," writes the unrepentant carnivore. Ozersky goes on to cite the numbers many of us have heard re ... More >>
Brian Schroeder, 26, turned himself in to police yesterday evening in connection with yesterday's fire in the 9/11 Memorial Chapel. Police sources tell the Post that Schroeder, a texan-born graduate of Duke and Harvard Law, may have set the fire on a drunken dare.
Yesterday's 5-alarm fire destroy ... More >>
Pulp Fictions may be on hiatus, but the comics just keep on coming. Here's what's been turning my pages recently:
A Drifting Life
Drawn & Quarterly
Lauded for his downbeat short works collected in The Push Man and Other Stories and Goodbye, Yoshihiro Tatsumi depicts his early y ... More >>