We're still smack in the middle of Hanukkah. I know this because Yo La Tengo still has a few of their annual Hanukkah gigs over at Maxwell's to go. And also because people I know on Facebook and Twitter--like they do around this time every year--continue to post this video (typically titled somethin ... More >>
Originally published 11/04/12
Your city needs you, reader! The simplest thing you can do to be helpful now, and in the weeks ahead, is to head to places hit by Sandy and eat (and drink!) at the small, independently owned restaurants and bars that have opened again. Your business will help them boun ... More >>
Look hard enough, and you'll find rarer white mulberry trees.
The five boroughs of New York are quite literally lined with mulberry trees, whose purple berries - something like blackberries in appearance - stain the city's sidewalks and streets every year around this season. But New Yorkers are ge ... More >>
Yesterday, the Voice reported on New York's tech industry, said to be the fastest growing in the U.S., according to a just released study.
Now with some good news came some bad news. Sure, the recession didn't prevent 486 tech companies from starting here since 2007, nor has it slowed the flow of ... More >>
For those of us paid to type about city politics for a living, there can be no merrier Season's Greetings than Mike Bloomberg's new presidential tryout. For one thing, it gets mayoral aides clicking on all six cylinders when it comes to anonymous quote making, like this gem donated to the N ... More >>
Bernie's boxers. They're a size 40. (via MSNBC)If "weird and creepy," or, "historically intrigued," or, "needing some new underwear" happen to fit you, you should crack open your piggy banks for Saturday's auction of Bernie (and Ruth) Madoff's duds -- not just boxers but art, furniture, glass ... More >>