New Yorkers have a lot of things to worry about -- crime, terrorism, etc. We can now add alligators to the list.For the sixth time in a week, an alligator has been found in New York -- this time on Long Island.About 1:30 a.m. yesterday, authorities in Shirley found a plastic container with a four-fo ... More >>
4Knots Music Festival Main Stage
Saturday, July 14
Better than: Waiting in line at McCarren Pool.
Now are the times of heat. During Hospitality's set, the sun shone brightly. It was hot; shade was at a premium. The Brooklyn trio's brand of dreamy indiepop, which mixes child ... More >>
The lineup for this year's 4Knots Music Festivalthe Village Voice's free summer-music extravaganza, taking place at the South Street Seaport on July 143is beginning to take shape, and this morning brings news of the first five bands on the all-day affair's docket. Among the artists playi ... More >>
Alligators! Elk! Kangaroos and kinkajous! Parrots! Poison-arrow frogs! And an "irate African aardvark"! It sounds like an exotic bazaar in some faraway land but it's actually an auction in Amish country, explored in this delightful piece in The Daily. Here at Runnin' Scared we stay up on Amish news, ... More >>
Debbie AllenIn Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images.
As New York problems go, this is not a bad one to have: there was so much good stuff going on Friday night that we wished we could clone ourselves. The B ... More >>
The same week NBC attempts to take on American Idol by launching the loud, flashy The Voice, Idol makes one of those baffling decisions that only Idol can make: Devoting an entire 90 minutes to saluting the deeply, overwhelmingly annoying singer-songwriter Carole King. I h ... More >>
Alas. Crocodiles (left) had a show at Maxwell's in Hoboken tonight; Dum Dum Girls were set for Music Hall of Williamsburg with Frankie Rose and the Outs on November 1. Both shows/tours have been scrapped entirely, per a family emergency (Brandon Welchez from the Crocs and Dee Dee from the Dum ... More >>
Police were in the Bushwick last night dealing with trees downed from last month's tornado (not to mention the more recent crazy hail) when they made the unexpected discovery of a 28-inch baby crocodile chilling in a resident's backyard on Jefferson Street. One local resident thought the cops ... More >>
What is up with New York wildlife? Following yesterday's reports of a snake on a Bronx toilet, and today's follow-up that it is within the realm of possibility for snakes to slither up to the 19th floor of a building via the plumbing and then lie in wait for you on the toilet, we nearly had a ... More >>