Sure, New Yorkers like booze. But, according to a list composed by The Daily Beast, Bostonians like it a lot more. Boston continues its reign as the drunkest city in America with 20.1% of the population identified as "binge drinkers." New York, on the other hand, doesn't even rank in the top twenty. ... More >>
What are the odds that when detectives go to question a parolee about two cold case murders they find another body in his house? In the case of Westchester killer Lucius Crawford -- who's already served prison time for stabbing six women -- the odds were apparently pretty good, because that's exactl ... More >>
Lady Antebellum w/Darius Rucker, Thompson Square
Radio City Music Hall
Thursday, March 3
Better than: Most things that can actually be described as antebellum.
Two years ago, "Need You Now" pushed Lady Antebellum, a soulful country trio with a chart-topping record and single, out of Nashville and ... More >>
As the Billyburg/Bushwick/Greenpoint underground overloads itself with crude art-noize slop, the clean-cut, pop-obsessive whizzes in the Red Hook-based Hospitality are quite the welcome anomaly. With an indiepop aesthetic as charming as their band name, singer/songwriter/guitarist Amber Papin ... More >>
Husk's Southern Fried Chicken Skins
When Andrew Knowlton published his list of the 10 best new restaurants in the U.S. last month in Bon Appetit, it was met mainly with incredulity on the part of the dining public.
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds Munich in Midtown at Hofbräu Bierhaus; Lauren Shockey is charmed by old-fashioned La Silhouette.
Sam Sifton awards three stars to the Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, raving, "What [César] Ramirez is doing at the Chef's Table is entirely his own p ... More >>
opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tearsIt's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>
Eight people -- including five Columbia University undergrads, one of whom was the student council vice president -- were arrested this morning in a police raid, prosecutors have announced. The students are accused of peddling drugs (including cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and pot) at campus dorms and f ... More >>
John Mariani tells us what to put in our mouths.When he's not busy trading insults with Anthony Bourdain, John Mariani busies himself eating a lot of food for Esquire. The fruits of his labors can today be seen in Esquire's annual best new restaurants list, published in its latest issue. Mari ... More >>
Sarah DiGregorioBig Bob Gibson's pulled pork.Anticipation for the eighth-annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Partybegan growing back in February when this year's dates were announced. Now, with less than a month remaining until the blow-out, which takes place June 12-13, the pitmaster line-up is ... More >>
Pomp, circumstance, product placement, and varying levels of inebriation all converged at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Many white men were awarded large gold pendants that dangled from green sashes. It was a particularly good night for New York, wit ... More >>
Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party has grown to be one of the great culinary events of the summer. This year the 7th annual edition will be held on June 13th and June 14th in Madison Square, from 11 am till 7 pm, which is two hours longer than the previous year. As usual, the collection of barbecues ... More >>
Rob Trucks's "Possibly 4th Street" expositions, in which he invites musicians to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City, run intermittently here at Sound of the City.
The Explorers Club plays the Mercury Lounge, February 5 and the following night at Maxwell's in Hoboken.
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Citizens responding to the financial crisis robbed five banks in the city yesterday. A WaMu was hit in the Bronx at 9:20 a.m., then a Valley National near Flatbush, then an HSBC in Long Island City, then the Sovereign Bank on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint -- and this was all before 11 a.m. At 3:30 ... More >>