SUNDAY FUNDAY: Last night, hundreds of guests converged upon the Battery Park Ritz Carlton for a the New York edition of Cochon 555, an annual touring event focused on bringing heritage pig to the masses. And despite the cold, the masses came out en force to gorge themselves on pig and vine.
NASA's LADEE--Lunar Atmospheric and Dust Environment Explorer--will launch from Virginia's Eastern Shore Friday around 11:30 p.m., and much of the eastern seaboard will be able to see it. Minotaur V, a vessel on a 100-day mission to examine the Moon's thin atmosphere, will coast through New York's s ... More >>
In a populist sense, a farmers' market is like the gastronomic version of a town hall; citizens come to barter with other citizens, trading locally grown strawberries instead of talking points. Every day of the week, you can find one of these fine establishments in almost every borough. It is a tren ... More >>
It's time to dust off that bike
"The Sphere" -- a sculpture that survived the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center -- will leave Battery Park at the end of the month, according to the Associated Press. The sculpture sat in the plaza between the two towers and became a memorial after it was recovered from the rubble. Despite an o ... More >>
Bring your armor for the Battle of Agincourt
A perfect picnic, delivered.Summer may not be here yet, officially speaking, but picnicking season is already in full swing. Perfect Picnic, a new food shop and picnic-delivery service based on the Lower East Side, has you covered for all your packed-lunch needs.
WikipediaNew York is becoming just like a college campus -- Wi-Fi will soon be available all over the place! The city announced today that 26 locations in 20 parks are getting free AT&T Wi-Fi over the summer. You can boot up in three spots already: the Battery Bosque in Battery Park, the nort ... More >>
The new Rhong-Tiam will be located behind this truck.Seems that Rhong-Tiam has its fingers in quite a few pies these days: in addition to opening a new location in the former Chinito space on Orchard Street, the Thai restaurant is planning to open another in the financial district. This news ... More >>
Rebecca MarxThe transformative powers of barbecue. Remember way, way back to August of 2009, when everyone couldn't wait to get their ass down to Wall Street to try the brisket at Picnick Smoked? As the food blogosphere has the attention span of a drunk gnat, the mania surrounding Will Goldfa ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Bossa Nova Brazil in Hell's Kitchen has closed to make room for Flavor, which looks like it could be a martini bar. [Life with Food and Drink] Donald Sacks in Battery Park is closing do ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 24, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 39 Cyclists in The City: Ride On! By Clark Whelton A thousand bicyclists left Central Park last Wednesday morning and headed down Fifth Avenue to demonstrate that New York would be a better city if more ... More >>
Here's further evidence that the conservation-of-energy principle applies to the Danny Meyer empire: Even when a restaurant closes, it isn't really lost; it just takes on a different form. Case in point: Two weeks after announcing Tabla's imminent shutter, the Union Square Hospitality Group h ... More >>
The Mayor stands tall
If anyone was wondering whether or not Goldman Sachs would be kinder to the American public after the banking monolith was fined a $500M slap on the wrist and finance reform was put into place, well, wonder no more. Because we have the answer, and it's apparently Hell no.
Leave Manhattan and reality behind
The Wire creator David Simon's new show Treme has been called both "TV that viewers ask for but rarely get" and by another: "Boring." Most of us here, however, think it's pretty wonderful. Especially since the show now features a character who works at the Village Voice on it!
-- Lupe Fiasco released the first single from his upcoming album, Lasers. The track is the spacey "Shining Down," which has Lupe taking a dig at autotune by using it. It leaked last month to the rapper's dismay. He plays Governors Island on Sept 11 (tickets go on sale Friday at noon) and SUNY's Dewa ... More >>
It's our country's birthday this weekend. Thursday, the Celebrate Brooklyn festival hosts Puetro Rican pop star Obie Bermudez at the Bandshell; he paid his dues working a Bronx laundromat job for three years. Luke Temple earned his weight by pulling hours at a candy store; Friday, he fronts Here We ... More >>
Shakespeare in the other park
The tail of Flight 1459 bobs out of the water, surrounded by disaster personnel. (click to enlarge) Saturday, the city tried for a second time to pull doomed US Airways Flight 1549 out of the soup. After the belly flop into the Hudson River on Thursday afternoon, the corpse of the airline--from wh ... More >>
Poets House celebrates its new home in Battery Park
100 minutes of tragedy that will haunt us all
First the bankers descended on Battery Park City. Then came another plague for the neighborhood.
Cruising over to work was never so easy
Battery Park City's funds intercepted by the city's big west side project
Lush-Living Rudy Aide Threw $22K Bash for Board Chairman
One Month Later
100 Minutes of Tragedy That Will Haunt Us All
A Bike Week Calendar
World Trade Center Lease Deal Could Slash Housing Revenue
Bell Meets (Is?) Big Brother
Million Marijuana March Protests NYC's Record-High Pot Arrests
Exploring Manhattan's Hudson Coast before a park plan paves it over
Family Day Values Uproot the Weed in Washington Square