Chelsea (New York City)

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Exclusive Premiere: Carrie Ashley Hill's "Broke Up, Broke Down" Video Breathes NYC

    For anyone bemoaning the death of certain NYC scenes, let us not forget that before most of us were even born, legacies were being built and demolished in this city faster that you could say "Fuhgeddaboudit." It's been decades, for instance, since the heyday of CBGB, Max's Kansas City, and the infam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    The Definitive Guide to NYC's Chinese-Latin American Restaurants

    In the years following the Cuban Revolution, New York City welcomed large numbers of Cuban-Chinese immigrants, and during the 1960s and '70s, restaurants serving these new residents' food abounded. This isn't fusion cooking like Peruvian chifa; rather, it's a mash-up of both Latin American and Chine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Fifi or Fido? New York's Gay Men Defy Worn-Out Canine Stereotypes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Triumph of the Sexy Nerd: Gay Millennials Reject the Chelsea Boy

    In the video for Jonny McGovern's song "Sexy Nerd," guys strip down from cardigan sweaters, bow ties and pocket protectors to tighty-whities and black-rimmed glasses as McGovern sings, "Take your clothes off, but leave your glasses on . . . I need a man to sit on my laptop and open my download." T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Long Live the Chef: Jimmy Bradley Talks 15 Years in the Restaurant Business

    Jimmy Bradley's been doing business in the New York City restaurant industry for decades, but if it's worn him out in the slightest, it doesn't show -- he moves quickly and bouncily, loading up a pot of tea with sugar, offering drinks and food, rearranging table settings, and then answering intervie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Week

    This whole blood moon brouhaha is throwing our mental state for a loop, so we're planning on taking it easy this week with some light social activities. You still with us? All right then! HousingWorks Bookstore celebrates first-time published female authors (including Voice alum Jen Doll) with a pan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Surviving Food TV and Chefs Who Serve Bad Bread: Sullivan Street Bakery at 20 Years

    Twenty years ago, Jim Lahey flung open the doors to the first Sullivan Street Bakery in Soho on a mission to get Americans to eat better bread. His goal hasn't changed much -- "A lot of chefs put mediocre bread on the table," he says -- but the culinary landscape certainly has.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Sugar Flower Cake Shop Owner Amy Noelle Finds Inspiration in Flowers and at The Frick

    It was the summer breaks and early weekday recesses that led then high school math teacher Amy Noelle to sign up for cake decorating class, where she quickly discovered she had a knack for baking -- and family and friends quickly took notice. "I have five nieces and nephews, and I started making the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 29, 2014


    Flex and co. revive the tunnel

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Blue Dog Cafe's Sandwiches, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    Sandwiches from Blue Dog Cafe (101 West 25th Street, 212-229-9222), $5.95-$9.95 The vegetable-loaded sandwiches at this Chelsea cafe will help you kick off your New Year with a meal that won't immediately ruin your health-related resolutions.

  • News

    October 23, 2013
  • News

    August 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Mmm... Enfes Opens Near Herald Square, Eagle Trading Company Comes to Greenpoint

    Mmm...Enfes, the popular Turkish pastry shop that usually pops up at the Bryant Park and Columbus Circle Holiday Markets, can now be found permanently near Herald Square. Savory and sweet items include bourek and baklava. 70 W. 39th St.

  • Columns

    January 2, 2013

    Hell's Kitchen Is Gayer Than Ever! Here's My Bar Guide!

    The hookup meets the walk-up as far out as Tenth Avenue

  • Art

    November 14, 2012
  • News

    October 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Casa Enrique; Tejal Rao at Chop Shop

    Robert Sietsema checks into Casa Enrique in Queens, whose menu provides a window into the rarely seen cooking of Chiapas: "The chocolate-tinged mole familiar from NYC's taquerias is here called mole de Piaxtla, referring to a town in southern Puebla. You can get it with roast chicken or poured over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2012

    Two Subway Deaths in Manhattan and Brooklyn Last Night

    This is always the worst kind of news to report for you: yesterday, within an hour of each other, two separate men died by being hit by subway cars. The first fatality came at around 12:15am; according to the Post, a man was killed immediately by a Manhattan-bound L train at the East 105th Stre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    July's Openings and Closings

    The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.

  • Dining

    July 25, 2012

    El Mio Cid: The Sardines of Bushwick

    It's cheap and copious tapas on Starr Street

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Say Hello to Baconery, The Guthrie Inn

    Bacon bakery Baconery has opened their very first shop inside Books of Wonder on 18th Street. According to their Twitter feed: "May 1st begins world domination with #bacon treats in #NYC .. Let the #bacon party begin.."[Eater NY] Chelsea's Table, from the founders of Stonyfield Farm, opened at Che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Say Hello to Pounds & Ounces, Mahzen Grill

    Bricola, a tiny wine bar created by the people behind Aria Wine Bar in the West Village, has opened in Hell's Kitchen. [Zagat] Pounds & Ounces, a gastropub outfitted with an in-house DJ, is opening Wednesday in Chelsea. [Grub Street] Granduca di Sicilia, an Italian restaurant with a Sicilian focus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    The Rent is Too Damn High, So New Yorkers Are Buying Homes

    Jimmy McMillan might be on to something: a real estate research firm has noticed that more New Yorkers are trying to buy apartments -- because the rent is too damn high. As it turns out, the perfect storm of inflated rents and low interest rates has pushed would-be renters into the market, accordin ... More >>

  • Art

    February 1, 2012
  • Dining

    January 4, 2012

    La Promenade des Anglais: France Gets Loud

    Alain Allegretti seasons his new restaurant with noise

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    November's Openings and Closings

    ​The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Live: David Byrne's Tight Spot Expands To Fill A Crowded Space

    ​ David Byrne's Tight Spot The Pace Gallery/The High Line Thursday, September 15 Better than: A designer pop-up shop. In just about any other context, David Byrne's Tight Spot would be breathtaking. Installed under the High Line tracks on 25th Street, just west of 10th Avenue, it is hard to ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 31, 2011

    Salinas: Some Spain, Some Pain

    The ups and downs of a new Chelsea spot

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Corner Bistro Goes to Queens, R.U.B Goes to Long Island

    Voice​Yesterday, it was Bare Burger and the Shake Shack, and today, there's more meat movement to report.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    The East Village Is NYC's Most Popular 'Date Spot'

    ​HowAboutWe, the online dating site based on what you want to do -- how about we wake up early and blog together? -- has pulled together information from the more than 100,000 dates posted on its site to determine the neighborhoods New Yorkers most frequently pick as date spots (at least, acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2011

    Fork in the Road's Frozen Treat Fortnight: The Last Round-Up

    ​For the last two weeks, Fork in the Road has chased down some of the city's best ice creams, gelatos, icies, paletas, sorbets and sherbets, iced pops, frozen yogurts, soft serves, and frozen pudding pops. We've examined new technologies and new flavors; we've praised and made fun of. Follow ... More >>

  • Dance

    June 8, 2011

    Roof Piece Rides the High Line

    Trisha Brown's famous 1971 work revives itself in Chelsea. How does it hold up after all these years?

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    'Hitler-Like' Mustache Gave Away Bank Robber

    ​Djamil Azizi, also known as John Amir, was spotted on a security camera near Washington Square Park by police, who noticed his "Hitler-like mustache" two weeks after he tried to rob a Chelsea bank. He demanded money at the Chase Bank on Eighth Avenue and West 15th Street only to run away with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: Food Truck Classes; Vegan Stoner Cuisine

    This week in food blogs... Eater listed 10 kiss-of-death restaurant concepts for New York City. Big-box Asian, anyone? Grub Street noticed that Cheetah's Gentlemen's Club now has a Charlie Sheen V.I.P. room. How winning. Diner's Journal got excited that Grant Achatz's new restaurant might open in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Pop-Up Peanut Butter 'Museum' to Open in Nolita

    People are nuts for the stuff.​Here's a prediction: the next annoying foodie micro-trend will be peanut butter. Not only did Nation's Restaurant News recently notice that peanuts were popping up on menus around the country, but in the last two days alone, we've heard about a deep-fried peanut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    New York City Gets a Vegetarian Festival

    ​With all the foods this town devotes fests to -- Asian, kosher, barbecue, even food films -- it's amazing that no one has put on a vegetarian food fest yet. Or rather, it was amazing. The first annual New York City Vegetarian Food Festival, is in the works, slated for Sunday, April 3, at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    The Opulent Organs of Western Beef

    ​Here's looking at you, kid -- I mean piglet. Organ meats, also known as offal or by the more all-inclusive category of variety meats, form a perpetual topic of conversation among food fanciers. Some love 'em. Some hate 'em. But no one is completely indifferent. Many chefs have fooled around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to El Cobre; Goodbye to The Elephant

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Elephant, the French-Thai eatery on East First Street, has closed its doors for good after many months of uncertainty. [EV Grieve] Following the loss of its young chef, David Bouhadana, Su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    New York Tops Writers' Best Meals of 2010

    Who doesn't love NY?​ No one needs to tell us that The Big Apple tops the charts when it comes to eating. But for additional proof that it's the best city for dining, Gadling has rounded up some food and travel writers' best meals from 2010. New York takes the cake!

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Chelsea vs. Hell's Kitchen?

    ​When a lot of gay action started migrating from Chelsea to Hell's Kitchen a few years ago, I assumed the former neighborhood would become as obsolete as phone calls. But the reality is that Chelsea is still gay-thriving with successful bars like Splash, Barracuda, Gym Bar, G, XES, and Boxers ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 27, 2010

    Talent Thai's Kitsch Kitchen

    No pig's blood, but plenty of flavors on 34th Street

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    New Openings

    Michael Psilakis and Donatella Arpaia say they're less than two months out from opening a new gastropub in the old Kefi space at 222 West 79th Street. It will be called Gus & Gabriel's and feature reasonably priced classic comfort food. [Diner's Journal]The sweet freaks are raving about the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Last Dance: Little Africa Closes Its Doors

    Last night, Djoniba Mouflet gave his last dance and drum class at the studio he founded 16 years ago. Djoniba Dance $ Drum Centre, named after the Senegalese dance master, was the city's first cultural center dedicated to Pan-African dance and music. But like many other arts spaces, it can no longer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    Barbara Bush Hides Out in Art World, Parties While Russian-American Economy Burns

    During the first Great Depression in the United States, regular people were often treated to the spectacle of their betters cavorting, as if without a care, in glossy debutante parties and balls. Sometimes rich folks would in fact have 'Great Depression' parties, in which Astors, Vanderbilts, Swopes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Sarah Palin, Welcome to New York! -- Lynn Yaeger

    Good morning, Governor Palin, and welcome to New York! Extensive research reveals you've only visited our fair city a few times before, including one fun-filled 2007 trip with Bristol paid for by the Alaska taxpayers. We think we would have heard if one of the five colleges you attended in six year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    This Week in the Village Voice: Fro-yo, Siren and Musto Returns!

    Why is this artist getting the boot from his Chelsea apartment? Could his $576 rent have anything to do with it? SIREN 2008: Music editor Rob Harvilla notes that the weirdest, and possibly best, band on the bill at this Saturday’s music festival (put on by the Voice) is the opening act, Dragons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Take the Spitzer Sex Scandal Tour of New York City

    A new tour idea for those irritating double-decker tour buses: the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal NYC tour! See exotic sites such as: The roots of the Emperors Club VIP prostitution ring, in an apartment rented by Mark Brener in Middle Village Queens. ‘Hooker Booker’ Tameka Lewis’ apartment in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    En Suite Parking: The Ultimate in Suburban Manhattan Living

    Welcome to New York City in the New Gilded Age. In this week's Voice, Tom Robbins takes a look at a new construction project in Chelsea that's just one example of the "age we live in, where the excesses of conspicuous consumption offend at every turn." The building, 200 Eleventh Avenue, features ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2007

    Love Letters to the Hotel Chelsea

    Photo by Tim Fitzwater via Flickr Some of the beautiful photographs from Linda Troeller's upcoming book Atmosphere: An Artist's Memoir of the Chelsea Hotel are reprinted in the photo gallery that accompanies Tricia Romano's "Down At the Chelsea", a story about some of lesser known, but equally col ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 2, 2000
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