On a recent Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge it is the '90s, as images of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Blink 182 flash on screens and DJ Sugar Ray spins Naughty By Nature's "Hip Hop Hooray." At 12:15, attendees pile into the room and the countdown to the night's main even ... More >>
Now that the sun's out, it's time to break out the bike and start exploring. Here are a few destinations you might want to wind up at after a long ride.
We'd bet our last cronut that it'd be fairly hard to find a New Yorker undecided in this election, but if you are a member of that elusive breed -- and you haven't been to the ballot box yet -- consider voting with your stomach. Herewith, a few choice food- and drink-related moments from each camp ... More >>
After a great weekend, the last thing you want to do is take a look at the calendar and realize it's Monday--and the last Monday of summer at that. With school back in session and Labor Day barbecue preparations underway, why not sneak out of the house for one more night? Here's a look at this week' ... More >>
Summer concerts, pool parties, even the thought of weekend Slip 'n Slide might make you forget there's a lot of fun to be had during the week. Happy hour should help you remember. Here's a look at some of our favorite places for cheap weekday drinking.
The Reverse Daycare tent at the Vans Warped Tour resembles nothing so much as a really relaxed waiting room. While away the hours in a bazaar armchair while your daughter (always a daughter) treks from stage to stage, occasionally texting you or stopping by the air-conditioned tent and asking the se ... More >>
Between the weirdly unseasonable timing and the minimal press attention, you might not know it, but today is primary day in New York's congressional and senate races. Given the city's one-party monoculture, the primary races are generally where he action is. Here's a quick guide to the races being ... More >>
Congressional candidate Rory Lancman said today he's staying focused on the issues -- but didn't miss an opportunity to slam his opponents in the increasingly crowded -- and reliably colorful -- race to replace longtime Congressman Gary Ackerman. Today, the Daily News reported that Jeffrey Gottlie ... More >>
Yesterday, the state -- after a fair amount of delay and confusion -- finally released map proposals for new district lines in New York, based on Census data. We heard from one angry pol yesterday, predictably mad at the political motivations that often drive the process. He's not the only frustra ... More >>
If someone had told Action Bronson that he'd be traveling the world rapping for a living when he was a chef, he would've told them to stop talking shit and pass the blunt. But that's how things worked out. After working as a professional chef for the New York Mets, Bronson cooked up some pretty dope ... More >>
Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit, still unaware of his termination. We got an interesting e-mail this morning from a man in Bayside, Queens. David R. Yale, a 67-year-old consultant, is firing Vikram Pandit, the CEO of Citigroup. Yale mailed a pink slip to Pandit that notifies him of his terminati ... More >>
The MTA has released a pretty darn cute video starring the peregrine falcon chicks on the Throgs Neck Bridge. Be prepared to hear incessant chirping. More after the jump!
Feng Shui"Smudgers," also known less ridiculously as "space-clearers," work to remove "worries about the future or negative vibes from the past" from local apartments, according to the New York Times today. Why yes, it does get crazier from there! Apparently people are paying these experts no ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Archive Café in Bushwick has shuttered, due to alleged "ongoing financial issues." New owners will open a new café in the space soon. [BushwickBK] Cube 63 on the Lower East Side has clos ... More >>
Riingo, the Japanese fusion restaurant once run by Marcus Samuelsson, no longer serves Asian food since Samuelsson left last year. Executive chef Jimmy Lappalainen has completed reworked the menu. [Crain's] Colby Spikes, formerly the sous chef, is the new head chef at Five Leaves near McCarr ... More >>
Today was Day Two of the state Republican Party convention and the hot and heavy action on the delegate floor came early and often. These were rock-solid Republicans filling the big ballroom at the Sheraton Towers in midtown, but for all their rhetoric, they could just as easily have been an ... More >>
Featuring the odd return of 1995, in the persons of Soundgarden and Green Day, modern arena-rock surrogates the Strokes, Arcade Fire, MGMT, Phoenix, the National, and the Black Keys, and who else but Lady Gaga? Music is a befuddling tapestry in which Cypress Hill will always have a home. Comp ... More >>
State Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret_CarrozzaState Assembly Deputy Majority Whip Ann-Margaret Carrozza of Queens, who faces a residency investigation by AG Andrew Cuomo and questions from the press about her self-described "abysmal" attendance record in Albany, announced yesterday that she's dro ... More >>
In November Rev. Phillip Joubert, pastor of the Community Baptist Church in Bayside, was arrested on charges of raping a 13-year-old relative -- possibly his daughter, though reports have been sketchy. Joubert has pleaded not guilty. On New Year's Eve, charges of assault were added in Norwal ... More >>
We are grateful for the Times unemployment map, which shows what New York neighborhoods are doing best and worst in these parlous economic times, though most of its findings come as no shock. The big loser is unsurprisingly East New York (also murder rate increase leader) with 3rd-quarter un ... More >>
The Staten Island Republican primary to choose a candidate to compete for Vito Fossella's former seat, currently held by Democrat Michael McMahon, may take place between Michael Allegretti, the 31-year-old scion of a Bay Ridge family whose family business was investigated for ties to the Gambino fam ... More >>
Holy Tyr! Queens voters made American history tonight, when they chose Dan Halloran as the nation's first openly heathen elected official. Halloran will serve as the City Council member from the 19th district, representing Bayside, Auburndale and part of Flushing. He and Kevin Kim were invo ... More >>
In a photograph from New Normandy's website, Dan Halloran leads a heathen ritual.Conservative. Republican. Pagan? It was an odd news story that briefly upended what should have been a sleepy City Council race in Bayside: the Queens Tribune reported that a conservative Republican was running ... More >>
Mitchell Wiener, the Assistant Principal of Intermediate School 238 in Hollis, Queens who was reported critically ill with swine flu last week, has succumbed. He was 55 Though he was in a medically-induced coma and on a ventilator, his family held out hope as recently as this weekend because his c ... More >>
Haroon Bacha, a renowned Pashtun musician in his native Pakistan, was forced by the groove-hating Taliban into Brooklyn exile, and the New York Times reports on his slow road to stateside success: a benefit concert at the Forest Hills Jewish Center (which the Times describes as "small but lively," t ... More >>
"Keep It In Queens" sounds like a Bayside "What Happens in Vegas..." campaign, but it's actually a local Chamber of Commerce drive to get business and commercial projects humming in the borough. The Gazette's article is filled with hopeful references to Willets Point, which the Chamber's president e ... More >>
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