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 >>
The city's first Uyghur restaurant offers a multicultural menu
Was Prince Polo actual royalty? Mention the name, and it conjures up images of an heir from some forgotten European grand duchy, brandishing a mallet and dressed head-to-toe in a royal blue polo outfit, complete with equestrian helmet. Well, sadly, there never was a person known as Prince Polo. In ... More >>
Last week, the new Gorillaz track "DoYaThing" dropped. It's longa full 13-minutes and some seconds of music, a lot of which involves Andre 3000 getting frenzied and inspired with that rapping thing he does so well. With "DoYaThing" and persistent talk about Outkast reunion rumors bedazzling u ... More >>
Tonight marks the two-year anniversary of the night that NYPD brass dragged Police Officer Adrian Schoolcraft from his apartment and forced him into the Jamaica Hospital Psychiatric Ward.--an episode which was the subject of the award-winning Village Voice series, "The NYPD Tapes." Schoolcra ... More >>
A dose of reality from Brighton Beach
Chad GriffithBridge & Tunnel's star sisters: Brianna and Gabriella DeBartoli In this week's Village Voice cover story, we introduce you to Gabriella and Brianna DeBartoli, the would-be Staten Island stars of Bridge & Tunnel, a 12-episode reality show that MTV spent millions shooting, but inexplicab ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanWhen I arrived at Cat Greenleaf's Cobble Hill brownstone this morning, she offered me some "Brooklyn seltzer," which she proceeded to pour into a small cup from an old-fashioned bottle. Greenleaf has made a lot of her Brooklyn residency. Her red door near the corner of Wyckoff ... More >>
Where is Carlos Cintron?Cops are asking the public's help in finding Carlos Cintron, 64, a little guy who was last seen leaving his Brighton Beach apartment at 2840 Ocean Parkway on the evening of March 1. It's been more than a month now. Cintron is described as 5-2, 130 pounds. When last seen, h ... More >>
State Senator Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman William Boyland turned themselves into police this morning in order to face longstanding allegations of a bribery conspiracy. As the Village Voice's Tom Robbins wrote back in the summer of 2010, Kruger "has been relentlessly soaking [Sout ... More >>
Rebecca Marx A couple of weeks ago, a friend returned from Brighton Beach, raving about the khachapuri she'd gobbled up on Neptune Avenue. Having enjoyed a long love affair with the Georgian cheese bread, we resolved to make a trip, and holy hell, we're glad we did.
State senator's big stash attracts the FBI
Just in time for the state budget showdown, the FBI is again poking around in the affairs of state senators. The latest probes are encouragingly bi-partisan, which is the best way to do corruption probing. There is one for a Democrat -- state senator Carl Kruger of Brooklyn, whose dealings wi ... More >>
Sera Grilled Eggplant: nightshade in a jar. All too often, eggplant meets a humiliating fate at the hands of cooks who render it limp, slimy, or greasy, unthinkingly suffocate it under layers of congealed cheese, or just drown it in sauce. All of which makes the notion of eggplant in a jar b ... More >>
20 Happy Hours for every legal drinking hour in town!
Eugene Mirman, with friend.Eugene Mirman is a very funny man--so funny that this very publication dubbed him New York's best stand-up comedian in 2009. You've probably seen him on Flight of the Conchords or at Union Hall, where he hosts Tearing the Veil of Maya with Michael Showalter. Last ye ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Brooklyn's Ava Luna is the rare band that needs to be heard to be believed. In the band's hazy, floaty, post-TVOTR-maybe conceit, post-punk grooves, soaring soul harmonies, and classic indie detachm ... More >>
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Courtesy Publishers Group Canada and the CBC Jonathan Ames is the author of nine books, creator of the HBO series Bored to Death, amateur boxer, and a Brooklynite. We caught up with Ames to talk about his adventures with food, and eating in and around his neighborhood.
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According to the FBI and Israeli Intelligence, Semion Mogilevich Rules Over an Arms-Trafficking, Money-Laundering, Drug-Running, and Art-Smuggling 'Red Mafia'