The arctic chill of the polar vortex has left the city, but we've still got another 70 days before spring. If you're in need of a fun, informative indoor activity, consider attending the Fifth Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival at the Best Buy Theater (1515 Broadway, 212-930-1950) in Times Square on Sa ... More >>
Since fall harvest is a time to celebrate a job well done, it's only fair that you indulge a little yourself. Here's a look at a few ways to do that this week.
When the Bloomberg administration rolled out a 400-page proposal to better climate-change-proof the city, by far the sexiest part of the plan was Seaport City, an analog of Battery Park City for the east side of lower Manhattan. The sexiest, and also the most difficult to accomplish. But now it look ... More >>
On Tuesday, the Bloomberg administration released its long-awaited resiliency plan to shape up a city that will see a quarter of its land become floodplain in the next 40 years. The city had a comparatively early start on climate planning--in 2007, it came out with PlaNYC, a set of recommendations ... More >>
Long live the G-Train, after all! The looping line will permanently run from Church Avenue to Queens, and the City has also announced the return of B-29 bus service over the Williamsburg Bridge. The M9 will now go to Battery Park City, according to State Sen. Daniel Squadron. Also, there will be ... More >>
"This is New York City. No one tells us what neighborhood to live in, what team to root for or what deli to eat at." Or so the logic goes. In the New Yorkers for Beverage Choices' first viral video, the narrator attacks Mayor Bloomberg's sugary drink ban by sticking to the basics: Big Apple den ... More >>
Many have found Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed supersized soda ban increasingly hard to stomach. Though Mike's move -- up for a Board of Health vote July 24 -- has gotten quite a bit of criticism, opponents nationwide have started boosting efforts to fight the measure.
How green was my alley
What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Robert Sietsema gives us the verdict on the best soba in NYC. He talks up Lower East Side Corcoron and throws in a mention for the East Village-based SobaKoh: "Soba are often eaten cold with a soy-based dipping sauce. The noodles feel cool on the ... More >>
Yesterday, we chatted with North End Grill's Floyd Cardoz about his new Battery Park City restaurant and his old one, Tabla, in Madison Square Park. Today, we touch upon the ever evolving nature of restaurants then delve in to the world of reality television, Top Chef Masters, and the PBS show that ... More >>
The new friendly face in Battery Park City. Mr. Top Chef Master and North End Grill headmaster Floyd Cardoz has certainly risen to the top of his game since opening Tabla in 1998. Now, with a few cookbooks and a line of foods at Fresh Direct, the India-born chef talked to Fork in the Road about the ... More >>
It's generally agreed that the area below Chambers Street is a food no-man's-land. However, take a closer look and you'll find a number of options that don't just fill a void, but are top-notch. We've rounded up our 10 favorites, and lumped Battery Park City and the Financial District together, for ... More >>
The financial district, Battery Park City, FiDi, the Seaport district . . . whatever you want to call it, the southern tip of the city is not the barren food land that many think it is. Tucked behind the touristy Seaport strip, Front Street is chockablock with worthy dining and drinking options, and ... More >>
In this week's Voice, Robert Sietsema tests out Cal-Mex specialties and margaritas at the Village's Florencia 13: "You should start your meal with a flaming margarita, though that flame is confined to a small slice of cucumber floating on top. It's indicative of a playful element in Mexican cuisine ... More >>
The restaurant king further annexes Battery Park City
For this week's review, I headed down to Battery Park City to check out North End Grill, one of three eateries Danny Meyer has erected in the neighborhood in the past year. Floyd Cardoz, formerly the chef at Tabla, is running the kitchen, dishing up a menu of American classics, many of which have un ... More >>
See what the city's restaurant critics have been up to this week: In this week's Voice, Robert Sietsema checks out the brick-and-mortar location of Tacos Morelos: "Taco Morelos--where even the tortillas are handmade--is something of a masa museum." As she tests out the fare at North End Gri ... More >>
And another hundred people just got off of the train? Try another two hundred thousand. An article printed in the Sunday New York Times -- which poses in its headline the daunting question: "How Many People Can Manhattan Hold?" -- explains that the Department of City Planning's Population Division e ... More >>
With all of the hype leading up to the opening of Danny Meyer and Floyd Cardoz's new Battery Park City eatery, North End Grill, there's one thing you probably didn't realize. That some of the duo's most interesting flavor combinations can't be ordered in the dining room.
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Portland sensation Pok Pok Wing has opened at 137 Rivington Street. [Eater NY] North End Grill has opened for lunch at 104 North End Avenue, in Battery Park City. [Eat ... More >>
Wallyg / FlickrLunchtime just got a little more excitingLower Manhattan might be home to a large population of office workers, but lunch options still remain somewhat scarce. But all that's about to change: As DNAInfo reports, a rotating group of five trucks per day will soon be rolling outs ... More >>
Floyd Cardoz: Downtown man.Floyd Cardoz and Danny Meyer are featured in a new promotional video for Brookfield Office Properties, which owns the World Financial Center. The video is all about how awesome Battery Park City is -- or at least, how awesome it will be when the new Blue Smoke and N ... More >>
William Brinson Yesterday we talked with Blue Smoke executive chef Kenny Callaghan about his favorite barbecue spots, the difference between barbecue in Kansas City, Memphis and Texas, and how not to overcook your ribs. Today, Kenny talks about his chicken wings, the new Blue Smoke location i ... More >>
On July 16, more than 3,500 New Yorkers converged on Battery Park City, iPods in hand, to take part in the 8th annual MP3 Experiment hosted by Improv Everywhere. Yesterday, we spoke with Improv Everywhere founder, Charlie Todd, about his group of pranksters and this latest experiment, which divided ... More >>
Coming right atcha, Wall Street.As has been promised for almost a year now, Shake Shack has opened its doors in Battery Park City. And yes, it is selling neighborhood-specific concretes.
The New York City smoking ban went into effect this week, and we noted the lax enforcement language, in which the city admits, "We expect the new law will be enforced by New Yorkers themselves, who will ask people to follow the law and stop smoking." But in Battery Park, it's going to be extr ... More >>
Zagat today has a Q&A with Danielle Chang, founder of the Luckyrice festival. Among other things, Chang says that she'd "love to create a permanent Night Market, something like an Asian version of Eataly...I would love to bring that concept to New York, which I think is ready for something like that ... More >>
Floyd CardozLast week, Union Square Hospitality Group announced the creation of North End Grill, a New American restaurant scheduled to open in Battery Park City later this year. Floyd Cardoz, late of Tabla, will helm the restaurant's kitchen, and today he gives Nation's Restaurant News some ... More >>
offthebroiler.wordpress.comTogether againFloyd Cardoz, formerly the Executive Chef at now-shuttered Tabla, is back in action and will helm the kitchen at Danny Meyer's newest fine dining restaurant called North End Grill, which will open in Battery Park City towards the end of 2011. Per a rel ... More >>
Rendering of Memorial, via It's been almost 10 years since the World Trade Center attacks, and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will finally open this fall. Which is great, except that now there's this looming problem of people (or, let's call them "tourists") wanting to, you kno ... More >>
The Mayor stands tall
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For five years, New York's senior senator said nothing about the toxic cloud that hung over his own constituents.
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