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Black Friday

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Kosha Dillz's Guide to Dining With Gangsta Boo

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. The usually hyper-local Tweets is Watching takes a broader view of the world this week as we cast our Twitter-based questions in the direction of Kosha Dillz, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    10 Ideas Under $10 for Your Week: Johnny Weir, UG! Comedy, Matt Zoller Seitz at BookCourt

    Holiday season is in full swing, which means you must rejoice and be merry each and every day (you have no choice in the matter!). We've got your week perfectly balanced with a variety of events, including a performance by the fabulous Johnny Weir at Bryant Park, comedy on the Lower East Side, and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Banksy Copycat Wants You to Buy Black Friday Stencils in SoHo

    Wait, it's a Banksy? No? Yeah, no. A tipster sent us photos of a booth in SoHo showing stencils made in the characteristic Banksy style. There's little else to suggest it's the British rapscallion, but journalistic due diligence demands we publish the photos and speculate wildly about them. What say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Mystical Weapons Drops Crotesque on Black Friday

    Greg Saunier, the drummer behind the frenetic noise-pop band Deerhoof, tends to speak in the manner that he drums: inexhaustibly, with idiom, but with a flourish that's unmistakably his own. He's translated those qualities of percussion to the current project of our focus, Mystical Weapons, a psych- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    What's Happening This Weekend: Black Friday Brunch, Beer Battle, Alternatives to Champagne, Mominette's First Anniversary

    The long weekend is here! We say you abandon your Black Friday shopping strategy, take it easy, and check out a few of the city's less intense events -- none of which require you to wait in line at 5 a.m.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Nothing Says 'Happy Thanksgiving!' like a Walmart Brawl

    Brian Spain was looking forward to taking advantage of some Black Friday deals while visiting his parents in North Carolina for Thanksgiving. On Thursday morning, the New York-based writer/actor/comedian vlogged about camping out in the local Dollar Tree parking lot to be first in line. Spain was j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Black Friday Is the Worst: Big Box Stores Get Ready to Open Thanksgiving Night

    It's not particularly surprising or original any more to talk about how terrible Black Friday is; it's materialistic, dysfunctional, and every year someone dies or is gruesomely injured; you can pretty much count on a video of a horrible stampede somewhere by about 9 a.m. Not even the Wall Street Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    10 Weekend Ideas Under $10: Renegade Craft Fair and CHERYL's Very Club Kid Sexxxy Thanksgiving

    Prepare for a full pre-Thanksgiving agenda this weekend as we help you sweat off the pounds (before you gain a couple next week) on the dance floor, and while you whiz through the shopping aisles. Pack some water. You're going to need it. Friday [Lit] Have a couple of shots tonight to honor come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Street Preacher Reverend Billy and Choir Director Charged With Rioting After Toad-Hat-Wearing Protest in a Chase Bank

    Two New York activists are facing a battery of misdemeanor charges, including rioting, for a fifteen-minute musical protest they staged at a Chase Bank in Midtown last month. They were wearing toad hats at the time. For more than a decade, Reverend Billy and his Stop Shopping Gospel Choir were m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Barack and Mitt Will Have Lunch Today; Here's What They Could Talk About

    It has been almost a month now since America went to the polls and re-elected President Obama to another four years of running this whole place. Since then, we've collectively done well in the whole "taking our minds off the election" business. We've had Petraeus, the progress of the Sandy recovery, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 21, 2012

    RAPPER’S DELIGHT

    A Turkey Day show 
to be thankful for

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Questlove: Your Favorite Twitterer's Favorite Music Snob... And NYU Professor?

    Questlove, Questo, ?uestlove, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon bandmember and, most importantly, the fiery drums behind the genre-defining group, The Roots. Questlove has made a name for himself with all the attributes listed and much, much more (if his 2 million plus followers on Twitter are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2012

    The Reason(s) Behind the No-White-After-Labor-Day Rule (Blame the One Percent!)

    Tomorrow is Labor Day - that first Monday of September where people eat, drink and travel, all in the name of summer's end and universal workers' rights. It is the mark of a season's passing and one holiday that comes with a set rule overused in jokes and conversational side comments: you cannot wea ... More >>

  • News

    February 29, 2012

    Online Poker Kings Get Cashed Out

    Killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry, the feds attack Internet gambling

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Penn Station Florists See a Goldmine in Desperate Commuters

    Race through Penn Station today, and you're likely to find an assortment of insanely expensive wilted roses -- and thousands of desperate men willing to pay $45 for a bouquet that normally costs $18. For Fredo, a flower vendor who has set up shop next to an Auntie Anne's in the cavernous halls of P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Drunk Online Shopping Will Save This Wretched Economy!

    Credit card debt? What credit card debt? Oh, pour yourself another drink. The latest fun -- and healthy! -- thing we're all doing under the influence of a little boozin' is...shopping on our own personal computers, from home, at night, after a hard day's work, with the jug of wine next to us. In a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    100 & Single: Can Katy Perry Turn The States' Post-Christmas No. 1 Race Into Something UKrazy?

    ​Thanks to her husband, Katy Perry considers herself as an honorary Brit. But as the most frequent current inhabitant of the Billboard charts, she must wish we were all anglophiles. If only America had a Christmas No. 1 competition as rabid and media-fueled as Old Blighty's! Katy would have t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Eggnog the Artisanal Way? Ronnybrook Farm Is Happy to Coat Your Lips

    Lauren BloombergA bottle of the season​Traditionally, the holiday season starts on Black Friday -- a/k/a the day that crazed shoppers brave getting pepper sprayed and/or trampled in the midst of retail madness. However, there are other (read: more sensible) signifiers that Santa Claus is comin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    100 & Single: A Dozen Contenders For Billboard's Year-End Top 10, And Their Fight Against The "Last Christmas Effect"

    ​Later this week, Billboard is expected to announce its tallies for the biggest hits of 2011. And what a year for music it's been. Remember all those big hits: "Like a G6," "We R Who We R," "Raise Your Glass," "Fuck You!" and "What's My Name?" What's that—you say the songs I just rattle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Four Excellent New Christmas Songs That Are Guaranteed To Be Drummer Boy Challenge-Safe

    This week in the Voice I discussed The Little Drummer Boy Challenge, a sort of Frogger pitting your ears against "Christmas creep." The rules are simple: If you haven't heard "The Little Drummer Boy" in any form—including Justin Bieber's recent, Busta Rhymes-assisted update of the song—s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Black Friday Deadly, Insanely Profitable

    denver.neighborhoodr.comA Black Friday arrest in Denver. ​Black Friday was crazier than ever this year, claiming at least one life and causing 20 people to be felled by pepper spray in a Los Angeles Walmart. Not to mention the great $2 waffle-maker riot of 2011. Our entire country engaged in p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Anthony Weiner's Mustache: An Exploration

    As ABC News points out, the former Congressman now known most infamously for his mislaid sexts, a/k/a, Anthony Weiner, is cultivating his facial hair, per a photo snapped in New York's own Soho on Black Friday. Is this sporty-go-lucky mustache for Movember (note: Movember ends Thursday) or is it per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Ruben Diaz Sr. Calls Black Friday a 'Blessing'

    Now that state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. has officially lost the fight against gay marriage in New York, he's on to the next thing: Walmart. Diaz released a statement regarding Walmart's absence in NYC in light of this past weekend's strong Black Friday sales. In short: sucks about the pepper spraying and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2011

    Black Friday Shopper Uses Butt Crack Instead of Pepper Spray To Secure $2 Waffle Makers

    By now, you have certainly heard about the lovely Los Angeles woman who pepper-sprayed her fellow shoppers on Black Friday, over discounted Xboxes. Or the hot deals on cheap yoga pants that inspired a punching match at Victoria's Secret in Pennsylvania. Or the Arizona grandfather who was bodyslammed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2011

    Rightbloggers Celebrate America's Great National Holiday: Black Friday

    We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and if you went shopping the next day you weren't trampled. You may have heard that President Obama got some grief from conservatives for failing to mention God in his Thanksgiving proclamation. But for our rightblogger subjects, this was not the worst outrage of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Happy Hour at Subway Inn

    If spending time with family on Thanksgiving doesn't drive you to drink, then a visit to a department store on Black Friday surely will.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2011

    Union Square Holiday Market Now Open, Park Smells Like Cinnamon

    Now in its eighteenth year, the Union Square Holiday Market opened yesterday--a week before Black Friday. The "Christmas episode" of the year-round Greenmarket features wares from local knickknackeries. Neighborhood fixtures like Wafels and Dinges are there, as are unusual businesses like the one sp ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 16, 2011

    THANK HIM LATER

    Trey performs his songz

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    This Week's Specials: Working 23rd Street, Fancy Champy, Tourtières

    And now, a look back at what was on the menu here at Fork in the Road this week.Poppin' champagne like we won a championship‚ÄčLauren Shockey found the most mouthwatering picks that 23rd Street has to offer. Don't let the thoroughfare's bad dining rep fool you: Shockey's lineup includes ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Thanksgiving Sandwiches Put Your Holiday Between Bread

    Lauren BloombergLenny's: Where the Pilgrims went for takeout?​ Sure, Thanksgiving is awesome. There's turkey, stuffing, and all sorts of delicious sides, but what's even better than a commemorative feast? The day-after sandwiches. Thanksgiving sandwiches are one of the best parts of the holid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Macy's to Open at Midnight on Black Friday

    ​What will you do on Thanksgiving? Eat yourself into oblivion, of course, but then what? Now you have the option to leave Thanksgiving dinner and waddle directly to Macy's, which will open at midnight on the sacred holiday of Black Friday. Read it and weep for our lost dignity as a nation:

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Drake's Album Gets The Push-Back (But It's All For You, Baby)

    Over the weekend the sad-sack MC Drake put up a sad blog post announcing that Take Care, his long-in-the-works second album, would be coming out on November 15, and not in time for his 25th birthday on October 24. "So I have completed 19 songs (17 on physical and 2 on bonus), and have run into a roa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Rock-Critic Pop Quiz: Can You Name All Four Bands on No New York?

    ​A few weeks ago, James Murphy, reluctant voice to a generation of record-obsessed man-children, announced that LCD Soundsystem was going to call it quits, culminating in a fascinating pushing-and-shoving match for farewell concert tickets. Seriously, it was like Black Friday for doughy people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Tales From a Greenpoint Christmas Tree Vendor

    Charlie Poekel at his Greenpoint tree stand​Selling Christmas trees in New York City seems like a hard job. It's cold, for one. New Yorkers have that "reputation" for being tough customers and not always the friendliest, not to mention bargain hunters par excellence. And sitting outside a tree ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 1, 2010

    HANDMADE HOLIDAYS

    Little businesses with a lot of soul

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    The Union Square Holiday Market's Edible Delights

    Hansel and Gretel Would Approve​ Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, it's time to start holiday shopping, and what better place for gifts than at the Union Square Holiday Market. Yes, it's just as crowded as Wal-Mart come five a.m. on Black Friday, but hey, at least the snacking options ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Amanda Cohen Enlightens Us on the Topic of Canadian Thanksgiving

    ​What can one say about Thanksgiving that hasn't been said already? Absolutely nothing. Which is why we find ourselves thinking about our friends to the north, who already celebrated Thanksgiving a month ago. Canadian Thanksgiving, like Canadian Nanaimo bars and Canadian curling, is a subject ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Reverend Billy Running for Mayor

    Bloomberg, Weiner, Thompson, Avella, quake in your boots: Reverend Billy has joined the 2009 mayoral race. The charismatic preacher against consumerism and related social ills, whose Buy Nothing Day service we attended last Black Friday in Union Square, announced his candidacy at his MySpace page a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Lynn Yaeger Gives Wal-Mart Its Lumps (of Coal)

    Is it the Grinch? Is it Scrooge? No, it's Wal-Mart! Once again, that venal venue is in the news, this time for showing good citizen Barry Goldberg the door when he attempted to distribute $1300 worth of $10 Wal-Mart gift cards in a Santa-like gesture at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Connecticut last wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Maybe Reverend Billy Was Right All Along...

    We've long been of two minds regarding the Reverend Billy -- is he a self-promoting shyster or a genuine visionary? A craven scam artist or a breilliant performance artist? Last winter we did have a delightful time shopping with him in the East Village -- he's a guy who's very hard not to like in pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    One More Reason Not to Shop at Wal-Mart

    Of course you're not shopping at all right now, no one is, but if you were it shouldn't be at Wal-Mart, where death has been stalking the grim aisles this holiday season -- and not just when crowds notoriously trampled a man to death on Black Friday (which is called that because it's the day retaile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Liberal Media Ruins Black Friday

    Early reports were optimistic: Black Friday sales were reported up three percent over last year. People were even robbing their grandmothers and killing for deals. America was back! The spending spree even helped buoy the stock market Friday. "Worst economy since the 1930's?" a reader told Instapund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Wal-Mart Death: Don't Mourn, Organize

    The horrible death of Wal-mart employee Jdimytai Damour at the Green Acres mall in Valley Stream on Black Friday has occasioned all kinds of hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing about consumer greed, but the real blame may lie less in the behavior of a whipped-up crowd than the notoriously worker-unfrie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Early Black Friday Reports Mixed: "Rowdy," Hopeful, Lethal

    Black Friday has been promoted in recent years from a cheerful shopping holiday to a day of reckoning and wrath, on which the nation waits breathlessly for portents of its economic fate and the first shopping-related casualties. So far one death has been reported at a Wal-Mart on Long Island -- a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Reverend Billy Leads Buy Nothing Day Service in Union Square

    "Where's Reverend Billy?" asked a young woman with a camera. The acolyte who'd handed her a flyer for the Buy-Nothing day event at the north end of Union Square (detailing the activist Rev's "10 Commandments of Buylessness," and including a "Fun Page" of BND activities) thought a moment, then said, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Reasons to Be Ungrateful: Mumbai, Mall Violence, Parking Tickets

    This Thanksgiving season isn't all turkey and gratitude hereabouts. It turns out two of the victims in the horrific Mumbai terror attacks were local -- a Brooklyn rabbi and his wife, Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, were slain at the Jewish center they ran. Their son Moshe was rescued by their nanny, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2008

    Blogsgiving: How the Locals Gave Thanks

    The Thanksgivingness was strong with local bloggers, with the Macy's Parade a popular touchstone. EV Grieve took a few pictures. Gothamist wondered about that new Smurf baloon -- was it Baby, Lazy, or Dreamy? Urbanite looked at the Parade's Smurf roots in the 1980s. The Bowery Boys reviewed the "Str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Bad Holiday News Now Extends to Black Friday

    Health news vendors continue to explore the downside of the holidays, now including Black Friday, the shopping festival after Thanksgiving which troubled retailers are pushing harder than ever. The Specialty Sleep Association actually cautions you not to get up too early to grab morning Black Frida ... More >>

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