Hawaii comes East for this canoe race
Tour the city’s bridges in a hurry
Aside from a subway death solution, a review of the G train and a whole slew of transportation inconveniences, the MTA is also in need of a technological upgrade. Luckily, that'll be arriving shortly (the other issues mentioned... maybe not so much). Two summers ago, the agency installed several ne ... More >>
If you're watching this video, we hope you have a huge smile on your face. If you're a cab driver who hates traffic, you might not. But, for the rest of us pedestrian folk, today is a great day to have feet.For the next three Saturdays, the New York City Department of Transportation is bringing back ... More >>
Three protesters were arrested this morning after attempting to chain themselves together across the exit ramp to the Brooklyn Bridge. The action was part of a larger protest against corporate influence in politics and the 2010 Citizens United decision. Billy Livsey, one of those arrested, said h ... More >>
Twitter messages, obviously, are public. That's the point of social media: to share, to broadcast. But one of the reasons people continue to tweet -- and to post incriminating photographs of their youthful kegstands on Facebook -- is the illusion that they have some measure of control over what they ... More >>
Erik ForsbergTracy Morgan's favorite food? Edible Geography explores the history of an abandoned champagne cave built into the Brooklyn Bridge. The Salt finds out what foods astronauts crave when they're in space.
Earlier in October, artist Leon Reid IV succeeded in getting permission from the city to put an "I Love NY" cap, camera, subway map, and shopping bags on the oldest statue in New York City's possession, Union Square's George Washington. (The city had previously clad the statue in a cape for a ... More >>
This morning the UAW -- the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America -- issued an official endorsement of Occupy Wall Street, which they deem "a movement for economic and political justice." They've said they'll commit resources to the movement ... More >>
Today the Transport Workers Union, which last week voted unanimously in support of Occupy Wall Street, went to court to fight against the city's use of city bus drivers to transport arrested protesters. Following the Brooklyn Bridge arrests on Saturday, the Union said the NYPD had commandeered numer ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThis week's dish was a bit tricky -- were they pancakes? Latkes? Johnny cakes? Nope. Instead, the pictured plate was the corn-and-zucchini fritters at Nelson Blue, the New Zealand-centric restaurant just off the South Street Seaport. A simple summery appetizer best enjoyed o ... More >>
Edible QueensBrooklyn Bridge-bound.If the Brooklyn Bridge were a rainbow (and it is! of humanity!), consider this the pot of gold at its end: next month, Tortilleria Nixtamal will open a kiosk right by the Manhattan foot of the bridge, in the park adjacent to City Hall.
Lauren ShockeyServing pizza now on both sides of the bridgeOnce again, Fork in the Road readers have proved that they are worth their salt. This week's image in question depicts artwork at the new outpost of Grimaldi's in the Limelight Marketplace, the Brooklyn Bridge photo serving as the pr ... More >>
Unique art is easy to find in New York City, but Bryan Lee Madden's pieces stand out in the crowded field. Madden uses Etch A Sketches to create his works, which run from fine art to cartoonish sketches, and are commissioned for friends and clients alike (email him if interested!). We got in ... More >>
Why do these same old annoying, fake, potentially viral messages keep popping up on my page? 3) "Hey Michael, I can't believe it, I actually got a free ipad to test out and keep. They are only giving away a limited supply, so I'm showing you this. I absolutely LOVE the iPad :)" blah blah.. &nb ... More >>
via MTASomeday in the not-too-far-off future, you will be able to go about your daily business of work and life and never, ever have to speak to an actual person face-to-face. The MTA gets a jump on that with a new pilot program that will install new MTA Help Point Intercoms in the 23rd Stree ... More >>
Cubic Zirconia's Tiombe Lockheart, commanding the crowd. Pics by Oliver Correa, more below.LuckyMe Showcase 88 Palace Friday, September 24 Somewhere deep in the heart of Chinatown's sleaziest quarter lies 88 Palace, an insignificant-looking mini-mall that, let's be honest, most of us would n ... More >>
Two festivals devoted to funny business
New York City traffic just got worse. Starting tonight, the Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed for four years, from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. on weekdays, midnight to 7 a.m. on Saturdays, and midnight to 9 a.m. on Sundays. Sorry, late-night Manhattan-going Brooklyners, Man ... More >>
via Elle.comRangel Holds 80th Birthday Party cum Campaign Fundraiser in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza hotel. A "Make checks payable to Rangel Victory Fund," hung outside the ballroom. For guests, the rule was no cash, no bash -- all attendees had to cough up at least $200. [Daily News] The ... More >>
Saturday afternoon kicked off the much-anticipated NYC's Summer Streets series, which for the third consecutive year saw Park Avenue and surrounding areas closed to cars from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park and free for motor-less roaming. Most importantly, though, the event featured the ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Prospect Heights mainstay Tavern on Dean is closing at the end of the month after 10 years in business. The Atlantic Yards project may be to blame. [Eater] West Village Philippe spin-off Phili ... More >>
It's not like anybody can stop you. Apparently, if you're going to jump off of a bridge today, it appears that our city's services really can't stop you, even if you just want them to call you on your bluff and need someone to talk to.
A pajama-clad Manhattan woman who jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday is recovering from hypothermia in Bellevue today after Police Department divers jumped from a helicopter and pulled her out of the East River. The Times has an interview with the divers -- The Arbeit Macht Frei (Work wil ... More >>
Infamous nanny Mayor Bloomberg has found a restriction of liberties he doesn't like. "I never understood why we don't let you drink in the park," he told a community newspaper chain owned by Rupert Murdoch (where the interview seems not yet to have been printed, allowing the Post to scoop). " ... More >>
A study conducted in Minnesota suggests that many young people who claim to be vegetarians actually suffer from eating disorders. Researchers advise parents to talk to their teens about vegetarianism. [LA Times] Ben & Jerry of ice cream fame have launched a food-tracking campaign. Since the FDA ok' ... More >>
This morning the city's Independent Budget Office issued its annual Budget Options document, a sprawling list of ways for the city to either save money or raise revenue. In past years, this was the kind of thing that only got policy wonks' hearts a-flutter; now, with the city staring down the barrel ... More >>
The Brooklyn Paper's Thurston Dooley III pans Puppetworks' Hansel & Gretel, claiming the puppeteers' "ability to pull the more important strings —- the heartstrings —- was unfairly hampered by a story that is dour when it should be upbeat and morose when it should be merely sad." He also says th ... More >>
We got some nice Blackout of '03 reminiscences in response to our request on Thursday. Commenter dstein had just learned how to drive stick and was doing his first solo run through Queens when he wound up on Northern Boulevard with no traffic lights. Chris was at JFK when the power failed and he got ... More >>
A web site touting the amenities in The Beaver House, a new building by developer Andre Balazs, features avideo of girls pillow-fighting among other delights. The sales gimmick, dubbed The Beaver Butler, allows owners to monitor their apartments while they are away through video surveillance, light ... More >>
From the crew that brought you the street production of The Sultan’s Elephant—which drew over a million spectators in London in 2006—comes a mysteriously exciting event: Artichoke presents The Telectroscope on Thursday, May 22nd. So, the story goes that an 18th-century engineer endea ... More >>
At the buffet table with Rachel Dratch, missing Osama, and why Harvey Fierstein is always right
This is #12 of Rob Trucks's Possibly 4th Street expositions, a regular column in which he invites musicians he likes to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City. Inevitably with such a series, we end up underground: Kaki King just took us to the F-Train platform by 14th and Sixth Avenue ... More >>
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This is a really ugly poster. But Palo Santo has me in a sleeper lock, and this is an Okkervil River side project, so ignore the cock-a-too-ugly-birdie and take a fuckin' risk, man. The show's in a castle.
Immigrants march, plan May 1 strike
If Joe Socks were here now, I'd be a protected guy. Now I'm just . . .
Sancho Quinones, 35, of Fort Greene Brooklyn, was about to make the trek over the Brooklyn Bridge in freezing weatherfor the second time today. New York City might be having its first transit strike in 25 years, but Quinones was determined to reach his girlfriend's house in the Bronx. The f ... More >>
During Blackout '03, the Brooklyn Bridge Swayed as Pedestrians Trudged Across. What If Manhattan's Emergency Exit Has an Emergency?
Aggressive Skaters Have to Choose Between a Living and a Life
Glenn Branca and Friends Shake the Brooklyn Bridge
Rudy's Wrongs Stir a Movement at the Diallo March