When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: Canadian-style burgers invade Chelsea, Korean fried chicken arrives on Third Avenue, and Bushwick gets a saloon.
This week in Cheap Laughs, we meditate on why we've lived in New York so long, rock out to a Weezer cover band, and admire the killing powers of Jesus Christ. We also have shows starring filthy people, shows starring lady people, and shows starring real actual scientist people. We do it all. Here's ... More >>
The countdown to spring (March 20, if you're keeping track) begins this weekend. Spring means love and better weather, and both are in the air. Here's how to celebrate them: Urban Park Rangers will host an evening of gazing at the stars with a "Night Sky" talk at Belvedere Castle, in Central Park. A ... More >>
It was not quite a year ago when Tres Carnes (688 Avenue of the Americas, 212-989-8737) rolled out its first restaurant, putting out what executive chef Sasha Shor calls "Texas smoked Mexican food" on the border of Flatiron and Chelsea. But with the opening of a second outlet in the Financial Distri ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
A mass of freakazoids are taking over the streets of New York for the 10th anniversary of the Idiotarod race, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it so you might as well join in on the fun. Also, the American Folk Art Museum opens "Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art," their first fashion e ... More >>
The first day of a new year brings with it hope, resolutions, and, depending on the previous night's festivities, a well-seasoned hangover. While sleep and caffeine are sound weapons of choice, there's perhaps no better fix than the hair of the dog, and perhaps no better combating cocktail than the ... More >>
Katsu curry at Go! Go! Curry (locations in Chelsea, West Village, and Financial District), $7-$9.50 Big portions of gravy-like curry are a unique way to celebrate the breadth of Japan's culinary canon while also saving some cash.
If you watched (obsessed over) Breaking Bad, you might remember the moment in the second half of season five (episode 603 entitled "Sunset", to be precise) when Gale Boetticher introduced Walter White to his coffee-making apparatus over a fresh cooked batch of meth. The machinery looks complex, but ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
What do you do with a Chelsea restaurant that's not living up to its full potential? If you're Jeff Kreisel, who took over the executive chef role at Pounds & Ounces in that neighborhood last month, you give the menu an injection of lighter, healthier fare, focusing your attention on Greenmarket pro ... More >>
Proof that the New York City juice craze is only getting stronger: Liquiteria, which first rolled out cold-pressed juices to the East Village more than 15 years ago, is getting ready to undergo its first expansion, with plans to open at least two shops in the coming months.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
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Friday, May 17 Sweet Leaf Tea's Be Sweet New York Sweet Leaf Tea will unveil a bottle cap art installation on the High Line in Chelsea tonight. The event kicks off the company's "Be Sweet Out There" campaign to inspire kind acts in New York City, and complimentary tea and entertainment will be given ... More >>
It isn't enough that the United States consumes nearly 23 percent of the world's old, chewed-up dinosaur bones. Nor was it enough for Hollywood to commission Jurassic Park sequels 2, 3, and 4. Clearly, one of us had to go steal a gen-u-ine dinosaur bones from Mongolia to satisfy our collective pre- ... More >>
If you tuned into this afternoon's dour White House press briefing, you would have heard a lot about...dun dun dun...the sequester. Several public goods are going to get mercilessly slashed as the cuts begin to take effect, and they go something like this: Head Start, Meals on Wheels, food facility ... More >>
The artist gets an early start to his big year in New York
Julieta Ballesteros is a huge advocate for fusion foods. It's not often you see the words "Szechuan Beef Wonton Tacos" strung together on the same line, but innovative dishes such as these are what Ballestros is promoting at her newest venture, China Latina. The eatery opened up in October and ser ... More >>
That's easy! Hell's Kitchen! According to the invaluable map in Next magazine, HK and environs has no fewer than 13 LGBT bars! (There's Vlada, Posh, Barrage, Therapy, Industry, Hardware, Escuelita, Fairytail Lounge, The Ritz, Flaming Saddles, Bar-Tini, xl, and Ninth Avenue Saloon). And there's a ... More >>
Aside from family, friends, and being thankful, Thanksgiving is all about the food. While mom's home cooking may be preferred, if it isn't, there are dozens of places to dine during the holiday.
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After their much-anticipated 2010 reunion at Matador Records' 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, lo-fi rockers Guided by Voices buckled up and went on a two-year bender of tour dates and recent album releases. Now, with an art exhibition called The Big Hat & Toy Show, frontmen Robert Pollard and Tobi ... More >>
Tuesday, September 18 Crab Boil. Fatty Crew Hospitality Group announces the seventh anniversary of Fatty Crab this month. To celebrate, the restaurant will be hosting a Maryland-style crab boil from September 17 through October 17. It's serving blue crabs with "Malay old bay" seasoned water, steamed ... More >>
16 Handles Frozen Yogurt is expanding across Manhattan with four additional stores. Already opened: Chelsea at 178 8th between 19th and 20th streets. Slated to open late August: Murray Hill at 428 Third Avenue between 29th and 30th streets. October opening: SoHo at 240 Lafayette between Spring and P ... More >>
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As per usual, nativist anger runs parallel to any major NYC project. And it seems the High Line is next on the chopping block for neighborhood frustration. Contrary to popular belief, people actually live under the epic, mile-long above-ground park that runs from Gansevoort up to West ... More >>
Occupy Wall Street roared back to life yesterday, as protesters marched and attempted to re-occupy Zuccotti Park. They were met by police who closed the park and violently arrested occupiers. Head over to the account by the Voice's Nick Pinto, who was on the scene, along with photographer C.S. Muncy ... More >>
In a good way. Some Sichuan spice for 58th Street.
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples Sichuan in his review of Land of Plenty: "At the end of the last century, who could have predicted Manhattan would someday be speckled with Sichuan restaurants? But as old-school takeaways vanished, pricier Sichuan places appeared in Chelsea an ... More >>
Super soup dumplings This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema sucks up soup dumplings at Shanghai Asian Cuisine -- which might serve the city's best: "With a skin so thin, it's a challenge getting them from steamer to mouth intact. The accompanying tongs (utensils, not gang members) are useles ... More >>
Another Pint Please.../FlickrWhere to find turkey dinners (and non-turkey dinners) this Thanksgiving Rob Z. asks: I was wondering if you had any recommendations for Thanksgiving. My friend and I are going to be by ourselves. Do you know of restaurants that will be open that day? We would love ... More >>
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here!Coast to Coast Wine and DineRestaurant Marc ForgioneNovember 15Satisfy your appetite for community service and epicureanism Tuesday night. Forgione's tasting features the talents ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. International Gourmet Kitchen (IGK) is a new lunch spot in Chelsea, offering great value on everything from burgers to burritos to Asian rice bowls. [Midtown Lunch] To ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Plenty is a new bakery on the Upper East Side, offering crumb cake, rugelach, and layer cakes. [NY Times] Williamsburg is getting a Midwestern-themed bar in Burnside B ... More >>
The documentary Limelight opens this weekend, and the look back on the Chelsea church-cum-club, now transitioning into something resembling a department store, underwhelmed the Voice's Seth Colter Walls. But it's straight-up angered one person: Dee-Lite vocalist/downtown personality Lady Miss Kier, ... More >>
A new Sri Lankan restaurant slings hoppers, woodapples, and pittu
The Daily Hookup, a discount website aimed at gay males, launched quietly this week. It aims to offer the same old gamut of lifestyle deals, though obviously geared toward its demographic. But rather than feature just any old restaurant, they have special "curators" who seek out only the ho ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Rocco Ancarola has ended his partnership in Greenwich Village gastropub Rabbit in the Moon. The place was quickly sold and renamed The State Room. [NY Post] The Chelsea location of 'Swich is c ... More >>
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Ring ceremony: Reid and Choi2010 was one of the gayest political years ever. Here's our take on the 10 gayest stories we reported on — throughout the five boroughs, the nation, and the world.
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It's common knowledge that kicking a capital-H Habit isn't the most pleasant experience, to say the least. But what if there were a cure for drug addiction out there that only comes with one side effect, that of intense hallucinations? For this week's Village Voice cover story, join Keegan Ha ... More >>
The Detectives' Endowment Association and a bevy of other local police unions backing ex-judge Leslie Crocker Snyder for Manhattan D.A. are throwing a $50-head fundraiser for her candidacy tomorrow night, and they've picked a place well-known for all the wrong reasons to cops and police brass: Chels ... More >>
The New York City condoms the city has been marketing and distributing for free since February haven't done much to curb the spread of syphilis. Twice as many cases have been reported in the first three months of 2007 than in the same period in 2006, the Department of Health warned on Thursday. In ... More >>
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