Bryant Park

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    What's Happening This Weekend...Besides The Super Bowl

    If you're super tired of the out of town NFL takeover of Bryant Park, Broadway, and any other patch of walking space in the more touristy swatches of the city, we feel you. Here's a look at a few local events that have nothing to do with football.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Ten Spots to Dine on Christmas Day

    Whether a kitchen disaster foils your Christmas dinner plans or you're just looking for a nice meal out for your day off, you might check in on these ten restaurants, all spots that are keeping the light on for Christmas Day.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Where to Eat Near the Holiday Markets, Christmas Trees, and Skating Rinks

    Unless you're a total Grinch, this can be a pretty magical time of year to be in New York City -- the Big Apple really brings its A-game to decorations, holiday markets, and festive events, and if you can stomach the crowds, it's worth seeking them out so they can tug on your old holiday spirit hear ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2013
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    August 26, 2012

    National 'Go Topless' Day Invades New York

    Last year, we here at the Voice discovered a tiny loophole in New York City's legal code after a woman was spotted topless on the Bowery: females have the same right as males to appear naked from the waist up in public. A few months later, we offered a guide on how to rock out with your boobs o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Another "Week of Action" Protest Movement Begins, Culminating Tuesday At Times Square

    The 99 percenters' continual assault against banks starts today with what is being dubbed another "Week of Action" (They might as well start calling it the year of action) that started yesterday with a rally at Union Square that will culminate on Tuesday with what, they say, will be a massive conver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    People of All Ages and Backgrounds Turned Out for May Day Yesterday

    As fellow colleague James King wrote here , The New York Post dismissed yesterday's May Day event as a "joke", made up mostly of "bums". While there were definitely a good number of attention-whorish characters, hooligans, and actual bums, many people who participated seemed to be normal folks, of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    NYPD Ready for Today's Occupy Wall Street Movement at Bryant Park

    The New York Police have sent out a department-wide memo to prepare for today's Occupy Wall Street event, which is scheduled to take place 9am at Bryant Park. The protest, titled "Shut Down the Corporations #F29", targets, among others, Bank of America for supposedly selling subprime mortgages--whic ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 15, 2012


    A new documentary remembers the tents

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Swastikas Found on Midtown Storefronts, Scott Stringer Responds With Press Conference

    Hate has hit midtown Manhattan in the form of four swastikas graffitied onto 6th Avenue storefronts -- the latest in a string of anti-Semitic incidents across the city over the last four months. Several stores on 6th Avenue across the street from Bryant Park were vandalized on Sunday with a total ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    The Four Best Things to Eat at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market

    Lauren ShockeyMMM, indeed. A gul börek from MMM Enfes​After yesterday's dud of an exploration, we didn't have high hopes for the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. But the good thing about having low expectations is that you're almost always pleasantly surprised. The Columbus Circle market is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Nylon Khaman at Bombay Fast Food, Dish No. 1

    ​The beloved Gujarati snack khaman dhokla has a texture and flavor something like cornbread. It's made by soaking, grinding, and fermenting lentils, much the same way as dosas are fabricated.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Partying En Masse in the Subway Actually Is a Crime

    ​Yesterday we posted a video of a bunch of people taking over an F train so that they could party in it, because partying in a subway seems like a good idea to some people. But subway partying is not a victimless crime! Today we heard from someone who was trying to use the subway just to get h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    A Thousand Zumba Fanatics Converged on Midtown Today. We Were There.

    Esther Zuckerman​A little after 7:30 a.m. this morning, women and men in neon workout gear were lined up in front 35 West 48th Street. Fifteen minutes later, a car pulled up in front of the building, and out stepped actor Ryan Reynolds, who kept his tanned head down and walked into the buildin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Twitter Leads Homeless Man to Daughter

    ​We told you last week about Underheard in New York, the ad agency-backed goodwill project that put four homeless men on Twitter to "give a voice to the people who needed it most." This week, Daniel Morales (@putodanny, which we think is an epithet) decided he would use his account to find his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Fashion Week: Donald Trump Storms Back to Michael Kors, Anna Sui Channels Prohibition

    All photos by Stacey Anderson​Donald Trump took a break from his burgeoning mosque empire to drop by Michael Kors' presentation on Wednesday--and though his old limelight nemesis Anna Wintour was also in attendance, the runway was free of bloodshed. Trump did bray about God-knows-what in close ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Mai Cusine Brings To-Go Sushi, Curry Mackerel, Et Cetera, To Midtown

    ​Mai Cuisine recently opened near Bryant Park--it's a combination Japanese "deli" and sit-down restaurant, headed by a chef who trained with Morimoto. The capacious front carry-out area offers everything from deluxe sushi packs, to bento boxes, to onigiri, tempura, and "sushi cups." The full-s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 11, 2010

    The Moody Blues

    Rick Moody brings the folk tunes and B-movie literature

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2010


    Mona Simpson reads in Bryant Park

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    The Great Popsicle Showdown; The Truth Behind the Chick-fil-A Giveaway

    This week in food blogs... Eater rounded up its 38 most essential Brooklyn places, spaces, and destinations, including the Brooklyn Flea and Coney Island boardwalk. Grub Street spent the week with Scott Conant of Scarpetta and Faustina and found out the chef was worried about his weight. Feast le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    The Public Bathrooms of the Lower East Side

    ​Just one week after our first installment of The Toilet Bowl series, the finalists for America's Best Restroom have been announced! For whatever reason, none of the four downtown bathrooms we covered made the cut, but two of the 10 are from New York: Bryant Park's well-serviced public lavator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Key to the City: A Little Bit Lame

    ​Key to the City, a project by artist Paul Ramirez Jonas, kicked off last Thursday at their kiosk in Times Square. The venture has had a huge turnout so far -- with lines closing early on account of all the wannabe key-bearers. We tried to attain one of the hot-commodity keys twice before maki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    New York City's Infamous "Tourist Lane" Graffiti: The Culprit, Unveiled

    Photo by Mark Armstrong.Click to Enlarge.​Remember the infamous "Tourist Lane" sidewalk graffiti on the corner of 22nd and 5th that - despite Mayor Bloomberg not being fond of it -- many people like us absolutely loved? Well, the culprit behind one of the wittier pieces of conceptual street ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    New Art Project Unlocks 5 Boroughs: Where's Your Key to the City?

    The actual key to the city. ​Where's your key? A tourist probably has it. As part of his new, interactive art project, artist Paul Ramirez Jonas is handing out "Keys to the City" -- along with directions to locations across the metropolis that are ready to be "unlocked" -- at a kiosk in Times ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Restaurant and Institutions' Top-Grossing Restaurants List Finds That Steak, Tourists Turn Profits

    BlatantWorld/Flickr​Throughout the recession, there's been plenty of advice lobbed at New York restaurateurs who want to stay in business, but perhaps what it boils down to is this: serve comfort food to tourists and people who want to feel like they're eating in a nightclub. That's one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Leaving Planet Earth With David Byrne at Narciso Rodriguez; Fur Explosion At Dennis Basso

    ​Cuban designer Narciso Rodriguez is preparing for the future--as if he knows the apocalypse is just around the corner and is attempting to send us a message, don't fret, apparently he can save us. We should have known by the dramatic drumming soundtrack that Rodriguez' Fall Collection show T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2010

    Project Runway Tries to Trompe le Monde; Christian Siriano Transmits Girly Bliss

    Discussed: Project Runway finale, Christian Siriano Stacey AndersonJudges Heidi Klum, Faith Hill, Michael Kors, and Nina Garcia​"Reality" television? Not so much. Project Runway tried to dupe our fragile young minds on Friday at their finale taping, sending not just the top three finalists bu ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 9, 2010


    Where to find Fashion Week inspiration

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2009

    Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free

    ​Gus, Central Park's neurotic polar bear, and a few of his friends at the Central Park Zoo are celebrating Christmas this weekend

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Free WiFi in Times Square for One Year

    ​Yahoo, in cooperation with the Times Square Alliance, today commences free WiFi in Times Square, which will be in place for a year. We haven't sampled it yet, and remember having trouble grabbing a signal when CBS tried it in a big block of midtown in 2007, but Bryant Park's been successfully ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2009

    Things to do on Sunday for (mostly) free

    the National Weather Service is promising 82 degrees and disappearing clouds--Broadway on Broadway - the casts from 20 Broadway shows will be performing live on Broadway between 43d and  47th, starting at 11:30. Michael McKean (Spinal Tap, an upcoming play) is hosting.--Brooklyn Book Festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Fashion Week: Kanye Commands the S.S. Phillip Lim

    Of all the invitations we've received to Fashion Week, the one for 3.1 Phillip Lim in the Tent (with a capital T) at Bryant Park is the prettiest. Red thread has actually been sewn into the paper to make a swirling "PL" design suitable for framing. Many designers e-mailed invitations this year to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Avoid Fighting At Charlotte Ronson Show

    photos courtesy of David Wentworth From my angle--sixth row, toward the end of the runway at Charlotte Ronson's Bryant Park show--I'm perfectly situated near the DJ booth, a blinding corridor of flashbulbs and hysteria. Samantha Ronson, the DJ, is at least half the show here; she spins country ba ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 3, 2008

    Prepping for Fashion Week 2008

    The usual heels, but knock off the complaining

  • Music

    June 24, 2008

    Sigur Rós: Hopelandic Springs Eternal

    Icelandic wailers return, as pretentious and indescribable and overwhelming as ever

  • NYC Life

    September 12, 2006

    Fashion Weak

    Tales of fatigue, confusion, and humility from the runways and celeb-choked after-parties

  • News

    September 14, 2004

    A Dry White Season

    Whoever wins in November, Republican looks swept the Fashion Week runways

  • NYC Life

    May 4, 2004
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    September 16, 2003


    Porn and Republicans on the Runways

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    August 26, 2003
  • Theater

    July 15, 2003

    Paradise Regained

    Angels and Ministers of Grace Defend Us

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    June 3, 2003
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    March 25, 2003
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    September 24, 2002
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    May 29, 2001


    Cinema Alfresco

  • Columns

    February 23, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Rose is all angles and bedroom eyes— a '50s movie bad girl, but one who should never be reformed.

  • News

    February 23, 1999

    Designer Sampling

    Beyond Style at Fashion Week

  • NYC Life

    February 23, 1999

    Cool and the Gang

    The Fall '99 Collections

  • NYC Life

    November 17, 1998

    In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

    The Spring '99 Collections

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