Tony Serrano adopted toy Manchester terrier twins after taking an American Kennel Club survey that matched his personality and lifestyle to the breed. "They're smaller dogs and considered dainty, but they're not," Serrano says. "Their stature and size might imply 'feminine,' but their slender buil ... More >>
Valentine's day is largely about sex, and sex, in primates, is largely about competition. And right now, if you haven't booked a table for Friday's day dinner, you've been bested by super-organized, type-A New Yorkers and devoted hopeless romantics, who booked every good seat in town a month ago. ... More >>
New Yorkers are blessed with such a variety of dining options (not to mention fleets of delivery men prepared to bring them takeout from every corner of the city), so they may overlook the opportunity to actually use their kitchens. But if you're using your oven for storage space, that's a shame: Th ... More >>
Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>
If there's one common sentiment shared by all the Lou Reed tributes that have sprung up in the past few dats, it's how Reed's music felt like the sound of New York. Whether the subject matter, the ambiance or outright namedropping geography, his almost 50 years of output chronicled and reflected an ... More >>
Last week Runnin' Scared reported that Rentenna, a housing market social media startup, released a "green heat map", a visual guide to rental units' proximity to farmer's markets, parks, and tree-lined streets. But that was just for Manhattan; the Brooklyn and Queens versions were still in the works ... More >>
You've either never read the Phantom Tollbooth, or it's your favorite book. The first time you met Milo, you were probably his age, around 10, and Tollbooth seemed like a sweet little chapter book about a boy who's always bored and aimless. One day, a tollbooth materializes in his room, and with not ... More >>
Ribalta, a pizzeria located just a couple of blocks off of Union Square, hasn't necessarily been floundering since it opened just over a year ago, but it hasn't exactly been thriving, either. So a month ago, Naples native Rosario Procino--formerly of West Village pizza powerhouse Keste--picked up th ... More >>
On May 3rd, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation renamed Palmetto Playground on Columbia Street in Brooklyn Heights "Adam Yauch Park" to honor the Beastie Boy who passed away one year ago. Our photographer, Mark Hewko, was there. (See more of his photos here.)
It seemed something like a miracle back in 2005 when psychedelic-rock pioneer Roky Erickson -- who plays Bell House in Brooklyn tonight -- took the stage at the Austin, Texas eatery Threadgill's, returning from decades of crippling mental illness and a hermit-like existence that had him pegged as Am ... More >>
Just don't look for a new place, and you'll be fine!
via FacebookFollowing up on the awful elevator incident yesterday at 285 Madison that caused the tragic death of Suzanne Hart, director of new business at Young & Rubicam, the daily papers share portraits of her life and what she had accomplished in her 41 years, as well as a further look int ... More >>
Earlier this year, the nautical-themed apartment at 142 Columbia Heights in which co-founder of the Village Voice and notable brawler Norman Mailer lived was put on the market by Corcoran with an asking price of $2.5 million. In July, an offer of $2.08 million was accepted from Wesley Golby, ... More >>
For 37 years, Columbia University historian Ken Jackson has taught a session of his class, "The History of the City of New York," in an unforgettable fashion -- namely, on an all-night bike ride, which comes with the special added benefit of ensuring that none of the students fall asleep while being ... More >>
The singer's grand, sweeping take on pop
Her Own Journey/FlickrThe real McCoy?Park Slope restaurant owners aren't the only ones talking smack this week. Over on Atlantic Avenue, Noah Bernamoff has registered his disapproval of B & B Empire Bistro, the new-ish bakery that purports to make authentic Montreal bagels.
It's baby talk at MTC
Ooh. Would you like to own Norman Mailer's nautical-themed Brooklyn Heights home, on Columbia Heights near Pineapple Street? Of course you would, though if you don't have $2.5 million, that will be difficult. But you could own other things the literary icon once touched, like his 1960s-era ju ... More >>
Plus Derek Jacobi, the Shaggs, and other spring theater picks
The Montréal BuzzTaking a page from Mile End, Marketa, and the love that flows like maple syrup around M. Wells, someone in Brooklyn has taken it upon themselves to sell Montreal-style bagels to the natives.
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent. Brooklyn sludge duo Orphan are a lumbering beast, sticky with hot asphalt and gnawing everything in sight. They manage to take the icky, acidic, vaguely pop churn of bands like Karp and Eyehategod a ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 17, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 40 Making Contact With Broadway Joe by Barbara Long The masses forever fend for themselves as best they can, and, forever elitists, young writers go straight to political leaders for that love and attentio ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 3, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 25 Norman Mailer For Mayor? The tenth entrant in the Democratic mayoral scramble may be Norman Mailer. If Mailer opts in, his running mate for City Council President will be Jimmy Breslin, the combative ch ... More >>
The Williamsburg Courier called a "bar-mageddon" this past week as Assemblywoman Joan Millman (D-Carroll Gardens) proposed a bill that would close all rooftop and backyard bars or outdoor seating at 11 p.m. on weekends and 10 p.m. on weeknights. City bars: What's your contingency plan?
Chantal MartineauDamon DyerIf Damon Dyer looks a tad familiar, there's a reason for it. He was behind the bar at Flatiron Lounge for several years before making the leap across the bridge to Clover Club. He also has weekly shifts at Louis 649 in the East Village, which for the last year and a ... More >>
Freddy's, the bar, begets Freddy's, the movie.Freddy's Bar & Backroom fought a long, hard fight against Bruce Ratner and his Atlantic Yards project. That fight came to a rowdy, bittersweet end on April 30, when the bar bid its patrons farewell. A reincarnation, Freddy's Next Bar, is expected ... More >>
Where pearls and a cigarette holder look classy, not crazy
For 15 years, Jason Furlani managed the Brooklyn Inn, which made our list of the 10 best bars in Brooklyn. Yesterday, he opened up Roebling Inn on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights.
A credibility gap for Comptroller wannabes
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 19, 1964, Vol. X, No. 5The Times: All the Pap That's Fit to Print(The following article is by a former New York Times reporter who wishes to remain anonymous.)The New York Times, depended upon for a century by citizens, civic groups, ... More >>
The Washington Post's Freedom of Information Law request finally came through on Voice co-founder Norman Mailer, and their report answers the age-old question: when you're the FBI and your subject is a guy who stabbed his wife, freely admits to taking illegal drugs, and once challenged National Secu ... More >>
Councilmember David Yassky -- who pushed for a referendum amendment to the recent term limits overturn bill, but after the amendment's defeat voted for the bill anyway -- sent out an explanation for his vote, which we found at the Gowanus Lounge. Though Yassky's "initial reaction to the Mayor’s pr ... More >>
Some cleverly dubbed it a “dung deal.” Others slyly suggested that “Ratner is a ‘con’ artist.” And still more dismissed it fundamentally as a “shame.” Chants creative and classic poured from the crowd of protesters assembled behind NYPD barricades on Thursday evening outside the Bro ... More >>
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