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    July 1, 2014

    July is Good Beer Month, So Take Advantage of These Events

    Did you know that July is Good Beer Month? Now that you do, you have no excuse not to celebrate. Even if you're taking a vacation this month, there are so many beer-focused happenings that you'll be sure to find a way to get your brew on. And, if these events aren't enough for you, consider purchasi ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    Shake Shack, an "Incredible, Happy Accident," Celebrates 10 Years With Special Burgers

    It's been a decade since Shake Shack (23rd and Madison Avenue) first planted permanently in Madison Square Park, unleashing its burgers and Concretes on an unwitting public and inspiring a frenzy that created a global empire. Next week, it'll celebrate the milestone by turning out a different specia ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    The Top Ten Speed Traps in the New York City Metro Area

    Monday: blech. The city's population is about to add 600,000 commuters coming from around the metropolitan area. To you, intrepid bridge-and-tunnel people: don't speed. New York gives out the third highest number of driving citations of any state in the country. No need to add any more grief to the ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    What to Eat and Drink (and Where the Deals Are) at the U.S. Open

    We're in the thick of the U.S. Open, and by the end of next weekend, 700,000 people will have passed through the gates of Flushing Meadows to watch muscly athletes grunt while they send little green balls flying 100 miles per hour toward opponents (and so ends our knowledge of the game of tennis). B ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    The Campechano Taco at Cuatro Vientos Is Worth Leaving the Late-Night 7 Train

    Walking down Roosevelt Avenue, you spot the boxy edges of a vehicle at about 67th Street. As you move closer, its form emerges out of the dark, a stationary white truck with big block letters that spell out "Tacos Mexicanos, Cuatro Vientos." You groan.

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    July 17, 2013

    New Professional Baseball Code of Conduct Makes Posting of Porn in Public Places Against the Rules

    Major League Baseball is coming out, swinging. The professional baseball league produced a new Code of Conduct to better guard against homophobia on the field and in locker rooms. The announcement was made yesterday in conjunction with the New York State Attorney General's office and the MLB Players ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    Kill Your Idols: Why Rap's Superstars Stay Relevant

    For the most part, we agree. Three of Jay-Z's last four albums have been terrible. Lil Wayne, addled as he is by lean and anatomical discharge (or just pure not-caring), don't rap so good no more. Eminem hasn't released a worthwhile LP in over a decade. Nas is wildly inconsistent--but we await all h ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Happening: Queens Taste and BBQ Blowout with Brooklyn Brewery

    Monday, May 13 Bourbon BBQ Dinner at Perilla Perilla is launching a series of Monday night bourbon-BBQ tastings that will run through the end of June. Tonight, the menu features Gouda hush puppies, Hampshire pork spare ribs, and buttermilk ramp biscuits. Call to make a reservation. Tastings are $50 ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    The 10 Best Wine Stores in Manhattan

    Declaring New York's top ten wine shops proved even harder than counting the city's finest bowls of ramen. The number of high-quality wine retailers at our disposal is an embarrassment of vinous riches, and the abundance of stellar shops forced me to draw up separate lists for Manhattan and Brooklyn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Dickey V. Gonzalez In Battle For Cy Young Love

    Tonight's matchup of the Mets and Washington Nationals gets about as anticipated as a game can get with no postseason at stake. The Mets, after all, have had just two Cy Young winners in their 50 year history -- Tom Seaver (1969, 1973 and 1975) and Dwight Gooden (1985). I don't know whether R.A. Di ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Is New York City Getting a New Team?

    New York city and state officials are close to finalizing a deal with Major League Soccer that would allow the league owners build a $300 million soccer-specific stadium and complex in Flushing Meadows, Queens, the New York Post reports. The complex would sit on nine acres located near Citi Field ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Come Back, Carlos Beltran, All Is Forgiven

    I wonder what kind of reaction Carlos Beltran will get when he comes to bat tonight at Citifield? Will fans respond to him as if he was, perhaps, the best all-around player the Mets had over 7 seasons? I can't blame Mets fans if they don't remember it that way. I didn't even remember Beltran mysel ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Q&A: The Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli On Getting The Band Back Together, The Art Of Comedy, And Bad At-Bat Music

    Tonight at the Bowery Ballroom, the Afghan Whigs—the Cincinnati torchbearers for damaged soul music—return to the stage after 13 years on hiatus, and if their performances on last night's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon are any indication, tonight's sold-out show will be full of the band's ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Take Me Out to (Dinner at) the Ballgame: What To Eat at Citifield

    Canned Kozy Shack pudding dispensed from a booth and twee little bottles of wine with the plastic cup built into the top of the bottle? This is baseball fare? I went to the Mets' third game of the season versus the Atlanta Braves yesterday afternoon. The baseball was entertaining (Mets won 7 to 5, ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Good News for Mets Fans: We're Just $83 Mil More in the Hole!

    And you thought losing Jose Reyes was bad. A short time ago, U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled that Mets principal owners Fred Wilpon, the Wilpon family, and their businesses and charities must pay at least $83.3 million to the trustee -- that's Irving Picard, in case you haven't been ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    David Wright Trade Rumors Another Sign Mets Fire Sale May Be Imminent

    ​Are Mets fan going to be responsible for a self-fulfilling prophecy? As's Adam Rubin points out, "The chatter on the airwaves about considering dealing [David] Wright has intensified, since he would yield more than any other player on the roster. It is a far more extreme suggestion t ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Why The Mets Are Only Going to Get Even Worse

    ​Just when you think things can't get any worse for the Mets, you think they can get worse. As Bill Madden points out in today's Daily News, the Mets don't have much to look forward to in the free agent market this winter "when the two biggest sluggers coming to the market, Albert Pujols an ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Who Wants to Be the Next Mets Owners?

    ​This morning's New York Post made it a lot easier to set up your office "Who's going to end up owning the Mets once the Wilpons have to repay their Madoff money?" pool, by running a helpful list of rich guys who, it claims, are in the running to buy at least a share of the Amazin's. Less help ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    10 Best Signs We Saw at the Stewart/Colbert Rally

    ​Here are our top 10 favorite signs we saw at the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear":

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    October 30, 2010

    The Village Voice Guide to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

    Via​If there's a possibility that you care, then you already know: today is Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington D.C. A bunch of liberals and reporters are currently making their way to our nation's capital by any means necess ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Good Time Charlie Rangel Celebrates as Times Outs Developer Pal

    ​Growing evidence yesterday that the mid-summer heat is frying everyone's brains. In the Mets clubhouse at Citifield, K-Rod head-butts his father in law. He is arrested. David Dinkins, the most dignified politician to ever walk up the City Hall steps, flips the bird to a protestor outside the ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Mets Suspend Francisco Rodriguez for Two Days as Punishment for Assault Arrest

    ‚ÄčThe New York Mets closer known to fans as K-Rod was arrested yesterday for punching his father-in-law, Carlos Pena, at the lounge for players' families at Citi Field, and today the Mets announced his slap on the wrist: a two-day suspension without pay, which means a loss of $125,683 of Francisco ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Six Ways Live Nation Could Become More Fan Friendly

    ​On Saturday, the Times ran an overview of the woes facing this summer's tours, which have seen sales overall suffer despite sellouts for the likes of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Even the Eagles--once an act that could be guaranteed to print money from boomers--have suffered during the dog da ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Mike Piazza Given a Free Ride by NY Media? Murray Chass Wonders

    'Roid rage?​So why has Mike Piazza been given a free pass on questions concerning use of performance enhancing drugs? An intriguing question, one that, despite increasing rumors, no one in the New York press besides Murray Chass has asked. Here's his blog for today:

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    May 7, 2010

    Tortilleria Nixtamal's Fernando Ruiz on Common Misconceptions About Mexican Food, Neighborhood Diplomacy, and an Elusive Liquor

    AM-NYA tortilla a day keeps the doctor away​Yesterday, we brought you Tortilleria Nixtamal co-owner Fernanda Ruiz's thoughts on his expansion plans, childhood memories of eating in Mexico, and cooking in the firehouse. Ruiz owns the tortilleria with his girlfriend, Shauna Page. They offer the ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Mets Lower Outfield Wall, Will Still Suck

    The Yankees built a new park with closer and shorter outfield fences, hit a lot of homers and won the World Series. The Mets built their new park with reasonable distances and higher walls ("they want it to be as neutral as possible," a designer told the Times), and look what happened to them. They ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Why This Decade Sucked, Reason #8: New York Turned Into America

    ​ We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. Previous reasons here and here. ​9/11 was a tough hit on everyone, especially New Yorkers. But everyone, even people who hated this city, wanted to see the city come back from it. And so we ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Judge Dismisses Willets Point Suit (Updated)

    It's been a bad week for New Yorkers trying to keep their property. First there was the Atlantic Yards decision, which upheld the seizure of citizens' homes and businesses for the Ratner boondoggle. Now Brooklyn Federal Judge Edward Korman has thrown out a complaint by Willets Point landholders w ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Metdown! Ron Darling Joins Ranks of ex-Amazin's in Trouble

    ​What a lousy year for the Mets -- and the ex-Mets. First came the protracted woes of former car-wash king and '86 World Series hero Lenny Dykstra, who went bankrupt and had to sell his Series ring. Then Jerry Koosman, '69 hero, went away for tax evasion. Now Ron Darling is revealed to owe $54 ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009
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    September 15, 2009

    TAKE ME OUT . . .

    . . . To one last ball game at Citi Field

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    August 27, 2009

    Free Ferry Rides to U.S. Open Can Also Take You to View Mets' Collapse

    How about a free boat ride to Mets games over the next two weeks? Yes, New York Water Taxi says they're for the U.S. Open in Flushing, but if you don't mind a bit of a walk that's still a free boat (and bus!) ride to the near vicinity of Citi Field, and it only takes 35 minutes. Then, for their nex ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Willets Point's Septic Tank Days May Be Coming to a Close

    The septic tank days of Willets Point -- that ramshackle industrial triangle near Citi Field that awaits a Bloomberg-style makeover -- may be coming to an end. At least that's what the city's Economic Development Corporation announced last Thursday, when the agency said it would put $100 million d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Mets at Midseason

    The Mets aren't going to win anything this year. That's what you really want to know, so we'll give it to you right off.  They're only four games under .500, but the problem now isn't just that the Phillies appear much stronger, but that Florida and Atlanta are in front of them in the NL East. ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Today Barclays-Atlantic Avenue, Tomorrow Disney-Times Square? MTA "Very Open" To Selling Subway Naming Rights

    That resounding "Ewwwww!" you heard emanating from Brooklyn was the sound of locals discovering that as part of Bruce Ratner's revamped deal with the MTA for the Atlantic Yards site, he's set to get naming rights to the Atlantic Avenue subway station. If it's approved by the MTA board tomorrow as ex ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    News Roundup: Paul McCartney, Live Nation, James Murphy, Hold Steady

    --Paul McCartney hasn't performed much lately, favoring one-off gigs instead of touring. (In April, he performed a Beatles-heavy set at Coachella). But New York fans will get a chance to see the Wings legend (kidding) when he performs July 17 and 18 at Citi Field, the Mets' new home. McCartney has ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Mets Open "Tomb," Play Badly for Rich People

    The Mets opened their new stadium last night, with much the same enthusastic response as before from the sort of people who can afford to go there (including the guy who bought Bernie Madoff's tickets for $7,500). The verdict was not unanimous -- spoilsport Wallace Matthews of Newsday said, "when Me ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Obama told Chrysler and GM to get their shit straight or go bankrupt. The new head of GM said that was okay with him. (Aren't they supposed to whine and resign in the Times?) This of course made Obama a fascist. Rightbloggers were also mad when Obama went to Europe and wasn't nice enough to the Quee ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Mets-Bloggers Visit, Approve Citi Field

    The St. John's baseball team played Georgetown this weekend, and the game drew more attention than it might have otherwise because it was played at the Mets' new home, Citi Field. Good ol' John Franco, a St. John's alum, threw out the first ball. "Let me tell you straight up," says Metsopolis, "you ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    Jockbeat: A Look at Mets Pitching for 2009

    Here's an incredible thought. If the 2009 Mets play like they did through 145 games in each of the last two seasons, they could win the National League's Eastern Division title -- or at least make the playoffs -- by simply going 9-8 over their last 17 games. That would be a two-game improvement over ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Where the magic happens. As Mom used to say as she filled our juice glass with Four Roses, what a week! The Go John Galt nuts threatened a "wealth producers" strike, though some of their numbers seemed not to have much wealth production to speak of. (Many other Americans scaled back their produc ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Fans Fleeing High-Priced Mets Tickets, Too?

    Mets tickets for April and May went on "presale" today to the lucky few — that is, anyone on the Mets email list — allowing the great unwashed to get their first look at what it'll be like to get into the team's new, downsized home. Let's roll the dice and play Mets ticket roulette: & ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    Darryl Strawberry Joins Mets, Says "Hell Yeah" to Steroids

    Darryl Strawberry, beloved member of the 1986 World Champion Mets and rehabilitated drug addict, is rejoining the team today -- albeit only for a week -- as a hitting instructor. And he promises to loosen up more than their swing. Strawberry, who recently released a book containing stories of his se ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Citifield To Lose Ugly, $400M Name?

    The Wall Street Journal says that Citigroup is looking at forfeiting their naming rights to the new Mets ballpark. Citigroup claims not to be using their TARP funds from the federal government to pay for putting the name "Citifield" on the park -- just as they said the corporate jet they recently ha ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Councilmembers Join Mob, Mock Citi Field

    Yesterday we mentioned the derisory names some folks want to hang on Citi Field now that Citigroup is a Federal beggar. Well, city councilmembers Vincent Ignizio and James Oddo have made the mockery quasi-official, at least, by publicly suggesting that the new park be renamed Citi/Taxpayer Field. Ev ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Should Mets' Park Stay Citi-fied After Citigroup Collapse?

    Popular Mets fan board The 'Ropolitans is okay with the fact that Citigroup, recent recipient of a massive Federal bailout, still intends to give the team $400 million for the naming rights to its new stadium. "Think about it in terms of commercials," the blog says. "We (American taxpayers) would ha ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008

    Willets Point Controversy Continues; City Pays Big $ For Polluted Land

    Despite the departure of supporter Hiram Monserrate from the City Council for the State Senate, the anti-development crew at Willets Point is hanging in, and the Willets Point Defense Committee, a local chop-shop consortium, will hold a press conference in front of Citi Field at 1 p.m. today to prot ... More >>

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    September 30, 2008

    9 Ways You'll $ave in the New Depression!

    Don't worry about the banks, the crash, or the bailout. Sure, they're awful. And yes, things will get worse. A lot worse. Worse than you ever imagined, probably. But you've been in tough spots before. Remember when you lost your job and went on unemployment for a while? This will be like that, only ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    Shea Legacy to Live On In Local Bathrooms

    The Staten Island Advance reports that parts of Shea will be with us long after the Stadium yields, with the close of this season, to the Mets' new Citi Field. You will, for example, find vestiges of Shea in the toilet stalls of city parks. The Parks Department is going to relocate "doors, toilets, ... More >>

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    March 25, 2008
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