The coffee tension brewing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, started after Starbucks opened a new location right beside a four-year-old coffee shop, the Pulp and the Bean. Owner Tony Fisher is not necessarily scared of the competition. But he believes Starbucks will usher in even more commercial chains, c ... More >>
Before The Noble Experiment NYC founder Bridget Firtle was measuring the chemical compositions of water suitable for distilling, she was analyzing stocks at a hedge fund as a global alcoholic beverage analyst. "I learned a lot about the market and brand development and watched what was starting to h ... More >>
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When I tasted my first spiedie in Bed Stuy, the little sandwich was a long way from home. Fork readers were quick to point out that Brooklyn Bird was doing it wrong by applying cheese and serving it on the incorrect type of bread. The spiedie is a regional delicacy, a deconstructed fast-food sandw ... More >>
When dishes travel, they often change. It's why the spiedie, a simple sandwich of grilled marinated meat, popularized by Italian immigrants farther upstate, is now being served in Brooklyn with the addition of American cheese. "WTF?!," our commenters responded. Though many natives were delighted to ... More >>
North of New York City, close to the Pennsylvania border, old-school Binghamton restaurants like Sharkey's, Lupo's, and the Spiedie and Rib Pit have championed the humble spiedie for decades. Popularized by Binghamton's working class Italian immigrants in the 1930's, the grilled meat was tradition ... More >>
There's a new hero in the ongoing Bath Salt Apocalypse: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.Apparently recognizing that synthetic drugs like bath salts bring out a person's inner-cannibal, Schneiderman has filed 12 lawsuits against head shop retailers across New York for violating the state' ... More >>
Summer reading is as beloved a seasonal tradition as splashing in broken fire hydrants, playing on sidewalk slip-and-slides, barbecuing on fire escapes, and watching Fourth of July fireworks from a tenement rooftop. Teachers and librarians say the practice is integral in preventing what's called "su ... More >>
Cleveland's HotChaCha fall (often quite inebriatedly) into the fine northeast Ohio tradition of music history-obsessed oddballs whose sound is hard to easily categorize. They stumble out of the Pere Ubu avant garage, then go slithering down alleys of mucked-up punk debris, art school dropout poverty ... More >>
Nicholas Ray's magnum opus gets a revival
...or rather, blow away, in the next election. Ladies and gentlemen, the 'No' votes...
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives July 22, 1965, Vol. X, No. 40 Washington Sq.: 'Man, That's My Living Room!' By Susan Brownmiller Friday night. The New York University people meet with Park Commissioner Newbold Morris and representatives of the Police Department's Fi ... More >>
The frickin' Mets are so banged up with 13 players on the DL, the Jersey Star-Ledger says they hardly have enough minor leaguers to keep the team stocked with players. "The team looks more like the Buffalo Bisons than the New York Mets," says the paper, "with Nick Evans, Cory Sullivan, Wilson ... More >>
It was one thing when Tony Bernazard went to Binghamton and challenged a number of minor-league Mets, including "pussy" Jose Coronado, to a fistfight. You have to expect that from a vice president for player development, right? Motivation is part of the job. But this bizarre incident -- and the ne ... More >>
Last night, as the New York Yankees took sole possession of first place in the AL East with a win over the Orioles, the New York Mets (44-49) were trying to laugh off the unusually violent motivational tactics of one of their staff in Binghamton, New York. The Daily News reports that a few weeks ba ... More >>
Bryan Steinhauer, the kid beaten into a coma by "Serb thug" Miladin Kovacevic in Binghamton, New York, is apparently conscious now and gave a news conference this morning. He spoke "haltingly," said he didn't remember the attack, and described himself as "a normal guy stuck in a bad situation who ke ... More >>
Someone has shot up the American Civic Association in Binghamton, New York, hitting four, possibly five people, and has reportedly taken as many as 41 hostages. Mayor Matthew Ryan says the shooter has a high-powered rifle and the SWAT team in on the scene at 131 Front Street. The Association helps ... More >>
(Earlier coverage here.) What was reported as a single-shooter incident at the American Civic Association in Binghamton is now portrayed as a situation with three suspects -- two of whom have been apprehended. Witnesses tell MSNBC the two arrested men appear to be Asian and around 5-foot-9, as the s ... More >>
Obama told Chrysler and GM to get their shit straight or go bankrupt. The new head of GM said that was okay with him. (Aren't they supposed to whine and resign in the Times?) This of course made Obama a fascist. Rightbloggers were also mad when Obama went to Europe and wasn't nice enough to the Quee ... More >>
Binghamton authorities held a press conference with the Governor. (Previous coverage here and here.) The number of dead has been confirmed at 14. Four wounded are in critical condition. The police led out 37 people unharmed. Police found a man with "a satchel" whom they presume is the gunman. They c ... More >>
The New York Post has a Hillary Clinton headline that looks like a scandal: "BLOOD MONEY: Hill Behind $1M Serb Thug Deal." But followers of the "Serb Thug Miladin Kovacevic" story -- about the Serbian national who beat a Brooklyn kid into a coma in Binghampton, then fled to his native Serbia, where ... More >>
Red and alive in Brooklyn's Dyker Heights
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Maybe John McCain is taking seriously the recent poll that showed him closing on Obama in New York. On "60 Minutes" last night, he suggested NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo would make a fine replacement for Christopher Cox at the SEC. Cuomo's response to Newsday's follow-up -- "It would be inappr ... More >>
You just know this Serbian-thug-on-the-run story is going to have its headlines ripped next season on Law & Order. My money is on Criminal Intent, so that the viewers can look into the mind of the villain based on Miladin Kovacevic. Both tabloids have Kovacevic on the front page, but the Post wins ... More >>
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