Now that Christmas is over and the presents are all unwrapped, you have no excuse but to switch off the computer, get up, wrestle on a cardigan and a sweater vest, grab your smart phone, and hit the streets. Vacate. Go. Get out, and look at some Christmas lights. Because, look, your hood didn't risk ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Some restaurants in Sandy-stricken areas like Lower Manhattan and Red Hook have been able to get back on their feet in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. But in Coney Island, the beloved Totonno's pizza and Boardwalk staple Cha Cha's are among the neighborhood spots that remain closed.
There are two nogs in this picture, see if you can find them. [Every day this week, FiTR will be offering posts about eggnog, the quintessence of Christmas as a food holiday. There will be recipes and reminiscences, and the occasional cautionary tale. This is the first installment.] 1. What's a " ... More >>
Religious involvement in OWS heads upstream
Lee Ranaldo & Steve Shelley w/Yo La Tengo, "Mote" Yo La Tengo: Hanukkah Shows Maxwell's December 20-27 Better than: Christmas. Hanukkah doesn't technically end until sundown Wednesday, but Yo La Tengo unplugged their electric menorah at Maxwell's last night, just after a post-midnight sign-of ... More >>
Gnarly, and a beautiful shade of red-purple, radicchio tardiva is queen of the winter salad greens. Found this lovely salad green at a several markets just before Christmas; bought some and used it in a salad brought to a party on Christmas Eve, to universal approbation.
This year, Fork in the Road pulled out all the stops in our Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa coverage, given you hints on where to shop, what gifts to buy, and examining holiday rituals from a cynical point of view. Here is a guide to our coverage, in case you haven't had enough of the holidays al ... More >>
The cookbook displayed in the window of MXYPLYZYK, against a backdrop of hamburger greeting cards and Ritz boxes. Help the Goth, Vamp, or just plain cynic on your list have a very morbid Christmas by picking up a copy of The Dead Celebrity Cookbook by radio personality and raconteur Frank ... More >>
Where to find chow mein and dinosaur bones
Photo courtesy Michael CamplinMichael Camplin needs some sleepYesterday we spoke with Michael "Kiwi" Camplin, chef at the new Meatpacking District restaurant the Vinatta Project, about his upbringing in New Zealand and the intricacies of creating a small plates menu. Today we get a bit more p ... More >>
viaJust yesterday, to her great surprise, Community Manager for Respawn Entertainment Abbie Heppe's ugly Christmas sweater pretty much blew up, spreading holiday cheer all over the Internet. Ugly Christmas sweaters and the Internet are a great pairing in general; this time it was extra-specia ... More >>
This week in the Voice I discussed The Little Drummer Boy Challenge, a sort of Frogger pitting your ears against "Christmas creep." The rules are simple: If you haven't heard "The Little Drummer Boy" in any formincluding Justin Bieber's recent, Busta Rhymes-assisted update of the songs ... More >>
via Bowery BoogieBefore the great snowstorm of 2010 got started, Lower East Side artist Olek, who really can crochet anything (cars, bikes, baby bikes, people), managed to crochet the Wall Street bull. Which would have made him a nice warm coat for the snow had city officials not ripped it aw ... More >>
Three great comics have Xmas covered
Plus: Hall & Oates do the hits and redeem 'Jingle Bell Rock'
#76, Golden Girls Xmas OrnamentsSo many gift guides, so little time. But how many lists of gifts under $50, or gifts for moms-to-be, or gifts for boyfriends and girlfriends and dogs can you really look at before wondering, where is the gift guide to end all gift guides? Where is the gift guid ... More >>
Never forget: This tree, that one year.About that Rockefeller Center Christmas tree -- this year's is a 74-foot Norway spruce from Mahopac, New York, to be lit up this very evening to the delight of 2.5 million holiday gawkers. The tree in Rock Center is one of those things that New Yorkers t ... More >>
A guide to winter movie releases
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 19, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 10 The Hog Farm Commune: A Geodesic Christmas by Joe Pilati The 365-day expanse the Yippies have already designated "Year of the Pig" is almost upon us. It will be a time of bemoaning Richard the Chicke ... More >>
Chad GriffithGraham Rayman's "The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct" chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008, and October 31, 2009. Parts 3 and 4 will appear in the next issues of the Voice. Here's today's outtake.
The Ontological Incubator gets some racquetball
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. St. Nicholas for Boys and Girls Date: December, 1932 The Cover Promises: Exa ... More >>
Christmas lights and bleary vision were on tap at Milano's last night.The kind of place where everyone knows your name has become a rare thing in New York. But, at Milano's on Houston, the bartender greets you by name as you enter and the regulars are all old mates. Last night, they came out ... More >>
all photos by Paul Quitoriano, more from SantaCon herePublic-urination Santa SantaCon may not be a traditional holiday activity, and in fact, it probably ruined the faith of countless young children who witnessed a slew of drunken Santas stumbling through the streets of lower Manhattan on Saturday ... More >>
I have the answer to all our economic woes! Buy Snuggies! You know Snuggies. They're those very chic wearable blankets that they advertise on TV and which have apparently fallen off so many trucks that everywhere from Duane Reade to K Mart now carries them in bulk. I bought a bunch of them ... More >>
Lionel Hampton brazenly guides jazz's evolution
On the holiday-concert trail with Ronnie Spector, Darlene Love, and . . . Twisted Sister
From high-tech tools to sequined nipples, what to buy your sexy online sweetheart
Wynonna's backwoods backstory (and other therapy issues)
Untraditional yuletide offerings
Talking with Tanya Dias, a Reif's Tavern bartender
Yes, Virginia, there is a limit to Christmas pageantry
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
The Cancellation of a Favorite Antiques Show