Swing back in time at New York’s most nostalgic picnic
[Summer Guide 2014]
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For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Halloween is coming up: do you have your comedy costume ready? Confuse trick-or-treaters by dressing as Richard Pryor on fire, Chris Farley eating, or the most terrifying sight in comedy... Carlos Mencia being himself. But there is no need to fear terrible, zombie jokes this week. Once again,we've s ... More >>
If the almost-blue moon sighting brought out the animal in you--or if it was just too bright to sleep--relaxing with a cheap drink might help bring you back down to earth. Here's a round-up of our favorite spots around town to grab a cool drink special this week.
A party for old sports and flappers
City Grit chef-owner Sarah Simmons yells out questions about an upcoming event, looking up from her laptop in search of an answer from one of the members of her team. She's seated at a long, rickety table on one side of her basement kitchen, and every once in a while, she'll call out to Matt Jenning ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
After securing a finalist spot for several years running, Blue Hill picked up a James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant earlier this week, putting it in the company of Eleven Madison Park (2011), Daniel (2010), Jean Georges (2009), and Gramercy Tavern (2008). For those who have followed the res ... More >>
Aboard the Holy Ship!! one gets to mix and mingle with the slew of big-name DJs. "Hey there's Zedd in line for pasta salad. Oh wow, there's Dillon Francis in the elevator. Oh damn, Diplo is out on the beach swimming with all the fans." "Jackbeats just bought all those people shots!" See also: - H ... More >>
Trick or--wait, what? You only have Mike & Ike's? No thanks. Oh to be young and have your candy options controlled by those oddball neighbors. We know, it was a drag. But grown-up Halloween means never having to eat anymore off-brand Good and Plentys. So we've taken a Fork in the Road poll to find ... More >>
Yesterday, I went all the way to South Carolina by way of the New York Palace Hotel on Madison Avenue, enjoying a delightful lunch of that state's cuisine, served to promote tourism to the open-minded NYC press. We learned all kinds of stuff about S.C.'s roaring rapids, golfing opportunities, beach ... More >>
!!! w/Lenny Williams Damrosch Park Bandshell at Lincoln Center Thursday, August 9 Better than: Reading the subtitles. Audience members seated at Damrosch Park last night looked alarmingly composed at first gander, perhaps sedated by the soulful stylings of R&B singer Lenny Williams. It was a dubi ... More >>
Great Gatsby! It's a lawn party
Rodney Scott's pulled pork, at Scott's Pit Cook Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, SC When I was in South Carolina last October, I did what I always do when finding myself in a barbecue state - drive crazily from place to place sampling every kind of 'cue I could get my hands on. My companion was the The Pal ... More >>
FlackJacket2010 / FlckrHave a few drinks to loosen up, but go at your own pace. Don't want to end up like this guy.You have a plan for Tuesday and now you're ready to stick with it. Ready for your next assignment? Beverage pairings!No romantic meal is complete without a little (or a lot) of booze ... More >>
Uncle Chichi, circa 2000 (via Facebook)According to the New York Times, there is a sad bit of information to impart today. Uncle Chichi, a West Village toy poodle who may have been 24, 25, or 26 years old, who had been battling cancer (sadface), and who was unquestionably adored and adorable, ... More >>
Like the sign says, Dukes Bar-B-Q in Walterboro, South Carolina. The pig on the front lawn isn't real, but the people are. In two trips to South Carolina in the last decade, I've spent much of my time crisscrossing the state and looking at the barbecue there. Yes, sometimes just looking at it.
70 Willow Street Run, don't walk to go buy Truman Capote's former home in Brooklyn Heights. The property at 70 Willow Street where Capote once drank martinis all afternoon long has been on the market for some time, but as Curbed noted today, the asking price has taken a dive from $18 million ... More >>
Making Friendz (aka Tami Hart) plays Shea Stadium tonight.Northside Festival starts tonight! Finally, your very own chance to see the best emerging local bands taking over Brooklyn bars for four nights... or as we like to call it, "pretty much every weekend in New York ever." We here at Sound ... More >>
Hope you don't mind being repeatedly punched in the face. Pics by Daniel.Phobia The Charleston Thursday, March 10 Last night 21-year Orange County grindcore veterans Phobia turned their 90-second blasts of anger, hate, and bloody-mouthed frustration into goddamn national anthems, tapping int ... More >>
"In reality, there is no greatest of all time," wrote Prodigy, wisely from prison. This sort of wisdom resonates in a week during which Phil Collins says "That's All" (sort of) to his epic career, and the Dropkick Murphys make a confusing Billboard Top Ten debut with an album called Going Out ... More >>
Todd Owyoung for the Riverfront TimesPenguin Prison opening for Girl Talk at the Pageant Girl Talk shows are the sorts of underage blitzkriegs in which everyone gets hit with more ass than a toilet seat, so one would have to imagine that touring with Gregg Gillis and his neon busload would be, uh, ... More >>
"It seems like horses are always among the first to go when it comes to budget cuts," an expert source tells the New York Times today about the decrease in mounted police units across the country, from San Diego and Tulsa to Boston and New York City, where we're down to 79 police officers and 60 hor ... More >>
Rosario DiGirolamo was sentenced yesterday in New Jersey to 25 years in prison for killing his mistress, Amy Giordano, in 2007, cutting up her corpse, and dumping the pieces in the water at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve in Charleston, Staten Island. A Google search for murder methods led the ... More >>
The haunted Kreischer mansion was built in the 1880s. I always have an amazing time when I sojourn in Staten Island, but the experience often turns gothic at some point. That was the case recently when I recruited a friend who scouts movie and photo locations to join me on a re-visit to Kill ... More >>
The city, not the Broadway show. According to a survey on TravelandLeisure.com, which rated 35 cities, Memphis came in dead last for both "Attractive People" and "Intelligent People," though it came in first for "BBQ". Gosh, you'd think if the folk are hideous, at least they'd be smart--and ... More >>
Gooey doings under the Manhattan Bridge, plus a choreography sampler at DTW
It looks like the call by Erick Erickson of RedState to "purge" the Republican Party in the wake of the NY-23 loss is getting some traction: the Charleston County, South Carolina GOP has actually censured Republican Senator Lindsey Graham for cooperating with the enemy, that is, the Democrat ... More >>
Food-related magazine woes have not been limited to the Conde Nast building. The wonderfully named Garden & Gun, the Charleston publication that covers, among other topics, the food of the New South, is having trouble, too: a letter from the president and publisher details the decision to ski ... More >>
South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford re-emerged into public life at the Susan Komen Race for the Cure in Charleston today. She says she's not going to discuss her marriage any more. Sanford, who is living separately from her husband, has a contract with Ballantine Books for an upcoming me ... More >>
While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>
A new study tested 18 volunteers on their ability to distinguish pate from other less fancy foods, like Spam and even dog food. [LA Times] In other (more useful) study news, Toronto researchers have confirmed that a group of chemicals used in food wrapper coatings has been found in human blood. [Ch ... More >>
Even bars get sequels now
An ailing factory town votes for change
There's a Dark Night curse going on, and not just for those who shell out $12 to see it. It seems as if virtually everyone who's in the thing is finding themselves in some unsavory scrape with either the law or oblivion, maybe because they all participated in one sequel too many. I was totally ahead ... More >>
Early probe of the Sago disaster raises explosive questions
Weak government, strong industry in the West Virginia disaster
How Bush Met His Maker in South Carolina