A few years ago, Natalie Mering was living in a tent in New Mexico with her boyfriend, harvesting wild herbs that she'd then send overnight to a company that turned them into "pharmaceutical-grade tinctures," as she put it. One day, the two of them went to a lithium hot spring ("lots of lithium gas, ... More >>
It was well worth spending the day compulsively refreshing Banksy's Instagram. The artist's penultimate showing in "Better Out Than In" is a gorgeous leopard stencil at Yankee Stadium. We don't know the precise location of the piece, titled Bronx Zoo, but it's clear that the stencil is on the wall o ... More >>
"No naked?" "No. No naked." I am at the Russian and Turkish baths on east 10th St. with all four members of witchy Canadian synth-pop group Austra (Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski, Ryan Wosniak and Dorian Wolf), plus Maya's lovely French girlfriend Mathilde. At least two of them are nursing green ... More >>
"You're never too old to not have a real job." I'm on a J train to Jamaica, Queens, with Pete Feigenbaum and Liam Andrew of Brooklyn synth-psych group Dinowalrus, and guitarist/frontman Pete is giving me life advice. It's not like he's being defensive, either; of the three of us, I am the only one ... More >>
"The last interview I did on mushrooms, I said something about the Beatles, and then I'm like, 'Sorry, I can't do this.'" The day after his first show with his new band, Andy Animal's Cannibal Tribe, Andy Animal is driving me to the Bronx Zoo to eat mushrooms and commune with his non-human brethre ... More >>
The story yesterday about the man who leaped off the Bronx Zoo monorail into a pit occupied by a Siberian tiger named Bashuta has transfixed New York media outlets due to its sheer absurdity. David Villalobos, the jumper himself, was brought to a nearby hospital and treated for all types of puncture ... More >>
The world-renowned composer is still a neighborhood staple
23 year-old David Rivera insists his name is David Rivera. His birth certificate, however, lists his first name as "Male." This simple mix-up has snowballed into a massive problem that has turned Rivera's life into an Abbott and Costello routine. Rivera told the Post, "I'm trying to get a bir ... More >>
Photo by Luke Jerram.In 2004, there were "The Gates". And in 2008, there were "The Waterfalls". And now, in 2010, there will be THE STREET PIANOS!
What are some of the buzziest openings to look forward to in 2010? Keith McNally and Nate Appleman's Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria, natch. But also Loreley Williamsburg, Zak Pelaccio's Fatty Cue, and No. 7 Sub in the Ace Hotel. [Metromix] The city is getting increasingly lax on smoking speakeasi ... More >>
Sunday: Free screening of Spellbound at the Mid-Manhattan library Sunday. Ingrid Bergman is (say it with me) an icy, unapproachable blonde (what are the odds) freudian psychiatrist who falls for amnesiac patient Gregory Peck and runs off with him to analyze his nightmares and prove he didn't ... More >>
All dogs go to heaven. Yours will probably get there in an urn.
NYS leaf peeper map - Bear Mountain reaches peak leaf If it's outdoors, call ahead. A lot of things are being cancelled due to the rain. Saturday NYC Dumpling Festival and eating contest - benefits Food Bank NYC Kid's Day, Nightmare: Vampires: the very-not-kid-friendly Museum of Vampyric ... More >>
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