Holiday season is in full swing, which means you must rejoice and be merry each and every day (you have no choice in the matter!). We've got your week perfectly balanced with a variety of events, including a performance by the fabulous Johnny Weir at Bryant Park, comedy on the Lower East Side, and c ... More >>
It's hard to believe, but not so long ago you could stand on Central Park South and see the horizon in every direction. Cube Cities has thrown together an animation of how fast the city south of 59th Street went from crowds of squat buildings and farmland to a region with one of the highest concentr ... More >>
Fans are loving the Arrested Development frozen banana stand that hit London last week and Radio City Music Hall yesterday. The stand will be at Columbus Circle from noon to 7 p.m. today, and Terry Crews, who has a cameo on the show's third season, will make an appearance from noon to 1 p.m. Bluth-o ... More >>
Aside from a subway death solution, a review of the G train and a whole slew of transportation inconveniences, the MTA is also in need of a technological upgrade. Luckily, that'll be arriving shortly (the other issues mentioned... maybe not so much). Two summers ago, the agency installed several ne ... More >>
The growing controversy over subway deaths has stricken all parties involved in the transportation scene. The MTA, stuck with little cash to maneuver, has provided flat solutions, including platform doors and laser alarm systems, that are getting nowhere because, given, the agency can't get past t ... More >>
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.
Yesterday around 2 p.m., Brandon Lincoln Woodard, a 31-year-old black male visiting the city from Los Angeles, was walking on 58th Street between Seventh Avenue and Broadway. He was just a block away from Columbus Circle. What he didn't know was that a man, seen in a dark, hooded coat and khak ... More >>
UPDATE: Broadway Bomb organizer tells the Voice he's canceled the race, says he "doesn't like jail."For the past 12 years, more than 1,000 skaters take long-boards and gone weaving through traffic on Broadway in a race dubbed the Broadway Bomb.This year's race is scheduled for tomorrow -- but a judg ... More >>
New York City's four-legged foodies will have a new place to dine next week as Rachael Ray launches a food truck -- for dogs. The three-day dog-food-truck tour will launch next Thursday, October 18, in Columbus Circle and will serve New York City pooches a menu of dishes from Rachael's new wet-dog- ... More >>
Yesterday, the Voice reported on several developments in the ongoing park artist controversy: namely, that the Department of Parks and Recreation doesn't seem to have a problem with street creatives in public spaces as long as they're picked by the City. This is confusing, of course, because one o ... More >>
Though the Department of Parks and Recreation isn't facing any additional legal drama today, several news items have recently surfaced that put to question some of the city's main claims against artists. So what's going on now? Well, when we attended a hearing on this issue in July, City Attorney ... More >>
Macarons are taking over the dessert world. A new Francois Payard Bakery opened in Columbus Circle and gave away free macarons with every purchase. [Midtown Lunch] There's another pizza place on the Lower East Side. Cowboy Pizza has opened on Clinton Street. [Bowery Boggie] The Pudgie's-Nathan's- ... More >>
The sweet taste of success
Lauren ShockeyMMM, indeed. A gul börek from MMM EnfesAfter yesterday's dud of an exploration, we didn't have high hopes for the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. But the good thing about having low expectations is that you're almost always pleasantly surprised. The Columbus Circle market is ... More >>
Here at Fork in the Road, we've been hammering pretty hard on Turkey Day this year, and here is a summary of the pieces we've posted for your retrospective pleasure. Have a great holiday! Jacques Pépin Reveals His Thanksgiving Turkey Secrets Make Stephanie Izard's Green Bean Casserole Make ... More >>
Those Darlins, hangin' out in those giant pipes.The mouse-headed DJ Deadmau5 finally finished his six-night stand at the Roseland Ballroom earlier this week (in one of the week's strangest press releases, I learned that the event was commemorated by a fancy cake that placed his signature head ... More >>
Following the announcement of a bike-share program that would bring 10,000 bikes to the streets of New York City, the Department of Transportation put out a call asking for suggestions on where people wanted stations located. Yesterday, they announced that they'd gotten 5,566 individual stati ... More >>
His hair might be colorblind, but he certainly isn't. In fact, some of Trump's recent ratings-grabbing stunts reeked of bigotry as he went after our President over misguided issues of validity and intelligence. And now he's got hell to pay. Here's an angry mass email that just went out fro ... More >>
If you take the 1, A, F, or E trains, everything will be all fucked up all weekend. Sorry! A roundup:
urbandspacenyc/flickrIt's a blur market.It's about to begin looking a lot like Christmas and Hanukkah up in this piece. The annual holiday markets at Union Square and Columbus Circle are set to return this Friday, November 19 and December 1, respective, and both will stay open through Decembe ... More >>
Michael Counts steers a new venture
OMG: Mad. Sq. Mark'tThe Mad. Sq. Mark't, in all its abbreviated glory, returned to Madison Square Park this past Saturday for the second year in a row. It will run through Saturday, October 23.
Over the weekend New York City Transit released a whole bunch of data about how we ride the subway. It turns out, ridership for 2009 was down slightly from 2008 (blame the economy and the fact that a bunch of us were unemployed; if you're the MTA, blame construction).
The New York Post alerts us to a group of courageous men (and sometimes women) who are planning to cross each of the 2,078 bridges in New York City on their one-wheeled wonders, "in the belief that unicycles can unite the disparate corners of the city just as its bridges do."
This Thursday February 4 at 7 PM, Melissa Rivers will appear at the Columbus Circle Borders to sign copies of her book Red Carpet Ready: Secrets For Making The Most of Any Moment You're in the Spotlight. And Melissa should know, seeing as she's worked both sides of the carpet. Besides, the ... More >>
No Pants Subway Ride Pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Meet up in six locations on Sunday at 3, get on the subway, and, when your team leader tells you to, take your pants off. Organizers are requesting underwear.
East Meets West Holiday Parade Little Italy and Chinatown Merchants Associations are sponsoring a parade from Mulberry to Mott Street, featuring marching bands, martial artists and acrobats, Italian American singers and Lion and Dragon Dance troupes.
Several friends had warmly recommended Kashkaval before I had a chance to drop by. It's located in the vicinity of Columbus Circle, which is a restaurant wasteland unless you have a wad of cash to wave around.
Pad Chaa-Chaa: You can see some fresh peppercorns at bottom left It sounds like a Latin dance, but pad chaa-chaa is actually a Thai dish named after the sound that vegetables make when they hit very hot oil: "chaa-chaa." It's one of the many new dishes added to the menu at Am-Thai Chili Basil ... More >>
Gus, Central Park's neurotic polar bear, and a few of his friends at the Central Park Zoo are celebrating Christmas this weekend
Well, it's not a tea party, but pretty good for a local event: This morning about 150 citizens protested at the crappy Prince Street Post Office to protest its possible closing. The P.O. used to be where the Apple Store is now, but when the Macs moved in the branch got squeezed into a little nook a ... More >>
Monitor slams union
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