Late on a Friday afternoon is widely agreed to be the best time for sheepish newsmakers to announce the things they really really hope the media doesn't report on too much. Last Friday afternoon, coming at the end of the most exhausting and depressing news-week in recent memory, was a full-moon-high ... More >>
The NYPD is asking for help to find a man suspected of attempting to lure two teenage girls last Friday, January 25, in the Queens neighborhood of Corona. The first incident happened in the morning, around 7 a.m. Police say a 13-year-old Hispanic girl was walking on Northern Boulevard near 102 Stre ... More >>
Veranda hasn't had the best luck with state politics. After being fined $200,000 for underpaying employees last year, and losing its liquor license, the West Village has closed its doors. The restaurant/ lounge was issued violations from the Department of Buildings for illegally running a nightclub. ... More >>
The Hairy Monk, the Boston-themed bar in Murray Hill, closed earlier this month. But according to DNAinfo, Boston fans have taken to Honky Tonk and are calling it Monk North.
If it weren't colossally tragic, the level of disorder, dysfunction, and all-around clusterfuckery that characterizes the official disaster response in New York City in the wake of Hurricane Sandy would be fast approaching hilarious. As it is, the situation is both heartbreaking and enraging. The ... More >>
Finally. After years of drama and heated talks, Tavern On The Green has finally been reoccupied. The city granted the license to the Emerald Green Group, a Philadelphia-based restaurant group. According to DNAinfo, Emerald Green will offer a locally-sourced menu for 200 to 300 diners plus takeout ... More >>
This news comes to us by way of DNAinfo, which reported that there has been a singing vegan lady trying to convert East Village meat eaters into vegetable-eating purists. "Vegans have better sex, better health, cleaner conscience," Grace Weaver, the vegan advocate, has been singing. According to t ... More >>
In case the gigantic rainbow flags and scantily-clad men did not already tip you off, it's Pride weekend in New York City. Happy Pride! I'm stuck inside blogging so I can't go to the parade, but there are some great Pride-related things on the internet that you should definitely read and/or watch on ... More >>
Two news stories are developing this weekend that involve iPhone-related violence. The New York Post is reporting that a teen is now fighting for his life after he was stabbed early this morning during a fight over an iPhone at a Fordham Heights subway station. Apparently, the 19-year-old saw th ... More >>
This weekend news broke of two separate incidents in which people who should be counseling against drunk driving were caught, well, driving drunk. The first, and arguably more outlandish case, happened on Friday night on East Fordham road and involved public school teachers Diana Mancusco, 29, and K ... More >>
There's good news: an alleged serial groper who felt up four teenage girls in about two hours last week in Inwood has been arrested. Believe it or not, the suspect's a convicted sex offender who's currently wanted in Rhode Island.Danis Pelaez, 35, was arrested last week after the alleged March 22 ... More >>
James Carter, an ex-con with murder on his rap sheet, will spend 16 years behind bars for illegally selling firearms -- including semiautomatic handguns and a sawed-off shotgun, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced today. Carter, 45, was just sentenced. He had pleaded guilty Jan. 23 t ... More >>
A fire in the ductwork of a restaurant at 101 Orchard Street that broke out this morning in its kitchen is under control as of 10:28 a.m., the FDNY told Runnin' Scared. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
A crane at the WTC construction site sent steel beams flying 40 stories down to the ground, smashing a truck. Witnesses said that a cable snapped on the crane, stationed at Tower 3, according to DNAInfo. Workers rushed for cover, but the truck's driver was fine and nobody else was severely hurt. ... More >>
If it seems to you like there have been more crime, you're not wrong. There have already been 9,902 crimes reported in 2012, compared to 9,366 in the same period last year. Reports of burglaries, robberies, and grand larceny are all up at least 10 percent, and rapes and murders are up 5.9 percent. R ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg has slammed the results of an audit that called the Port Authority "a challenged and dysfunctional organization" with "ineffective cost controls," saying that the cost of the World Trade Center memorial is worth it for the sake of New York's reputation. "Can you imagine? If America ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg is expected to take a break from scrapping with the teacher's union today to unveil his preliminary plan for next year's city budget. The city currently faces a $2 billion budget shortfall, thanks to unexpected costs incurred from October's freak blizzard and Hurricane Irene, ... More >>
According to a tipster, a woman has just jumped off the Williamsburg Bridge, landing on an vehicle parked on Pitt Street, at Delancey. Our tipster says, "She fell onto the windshield of an SUV on Pitt Street, right across the street from the fire/police station. When I walked by about 10 minu ... More >>
At about 11:10 this morning, @NYScanner reported that there was a shooting at 413 West 16th Street. According to the tweet, two people were shot and one was given CPR and transported to a hospital. DCPI has confirmed that the victim was pronounced dead on arrival at Bellevue Hospital. Accordi ... More >>
Ever popular for its philosophy of affordability, if not for the crowding that can happen in its free-yoga-love studios, Yoga to the People is being sued by a powerful enemy, yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, the man behind -- obviously -- Bikram yoga. Bikram, if you don't know yoga, is a 90-minute progra ... More >>
We're hearing reports that there's a school bus or another vehicle on fire at 35th Street and 7th Avenue, near Macy's. The Corcoran Group has Tweeted a photo, saying, "A truck is on fire outside Macys on 7th Avenue, sounds of explosions nearby." The FDNY tells us there is smoke in the area a ... More >>
A new report reveals that as household incomes increase, so do visits to fast-food restaurants. [LA Times] A new website has been created to help purchase food for Occupy Wall Street protesters from local food vendors. [DNAinfo] In honor of Andy Rooney, who died last week after a brief illn ... More >>
Food and beverage giant Nestle is accused of targeting Latinos in the Bronx in its Pure Life water campaign. [NY Daily News] After saying "I do," it's good to learn, "I won't," as marriage is not always good for the waistline. [Seattle Times] Allen Bernstein, who helped build Morton's of Ch ... More >>
Nick PintoApproximately 80 were arrested Saturday in connection with Occupy Wall Street, according to the NYPD's press office. Throughout yesterday afternoon Occupy Wall Street used Twitter to chronicled arrests and various acts of force being used by the NYPD against protesters. They say at ... More >>
DNAinfo/Leslie Albrecht Today in adorable animals in trouble, now not in trouble anymore: The best New York City hurricane story, via DNA Info, has to be the tale of 14-year-old cockatiel Josie, who is a he, and who escaped from a pet carrier along with another bird, Cliffy, while the two wer ... More >>
Barack Obama's in town! This means that a) traffic is going to be a disaster and b) we can write some fan fiction. One of his stops is an expensive dinner hosted by Anna Wintour and Harvey Weinstein -- could you think of a pair more opposite in physicality but more alike in power? -- at Weins ... More >>
via GawkerThis morning 50 people got naked on Wall Street. Nope, it wasn't a rebellion staged by haggard I-banking interns who had spent one too many late nights glaring at Excel spreadsheets: it was performance art! As a part of "Ocularpation: Wall Street" created by artist Zefrey Throwell, ... More >>
So it seems like there might have not been a gun involved in that initially-reported-as-a-hostage situation near the Flatiron Building Wednesday, but at least we got sound bites out of it! After the man in question, 69-year-old Kenneth Clarfield, was released without bail yesterday, he gave ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Moran's has shuttered after 25 years in operation just two blocks south of the World Trade Center. Owners Brian and Abby Lydon cited business slowing after 9/11. [DNAInfo] The Carroll Gardens ... More >>
What better way to pass a slow summer day than with idle speculation?
FacebookRay Deter, the owner of East Village and Williamsburg bars d.b.a., was hit by a car on Canal Street yesterday evening. Deter, who was not wearing a helmet, was turning onto West Broadway at the time of the accident and is now in critical condition. His wife told the Daily News that do ... More >>
Today, the Kenny Scharf mural on Houston and Bowery was transformed into a multimedia piece when Chinese artist Liu Bolin camouflaged himself in the painting. Bolin's performance was part of his ongoing series "Hiding In The City," in which he paints himself so that he completely blends in wi ... More >>
The Bike War of 2011 has many fronts, including the NYPD against cyclists, with tickets at an all-time high, and the public (or politicians) against bike lines, with no one able to agree on how useful they are. Well maybe, DNAinfo proposes today, they're not getting the use they're meant to b ... More >>
Although Community Board 1 put the kibosh on plans for a beer garden at South Street Seaport's Pier 17, the seaport will be getting plenty of action this summer.
New data from the Central Park Conservancy provides way more statistics about Manhattan's greenest section than you might've ever thought imaginable, including the fact that it's still dominated by locals: almost 70 percent of Central Park's visitors are from around here. The Report on the Pu ... More >>
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is taking the Kinder egg threat very, very seriously. Following its ban of the dastardly chocolate eggs, the CPSC spent last week raiding stores that carry them.
Djamil Azizi, also known as John Amir, was spotted on a security camera near Washington Square Park by police, who noticed his "Hitler-like mustache" two weeks after he tried to rob a Chelsea bank. He demanded money at the Chase Bank on Eighth Avenue and West 15th Street only to run away with ... More >>
That liquor license moratorium that Community Board 1 voted to impose on Williamsburg and Greenpoint may have hit a bit of a roadblock.
Chumley's is still nowhere near ready to open, but when it does, it will not, contrary to rumor, become a sports bar.
"It's like defaming a bible," someone said to DNAinfo about the missing glasses on the bronze Gandhi statue in Union Square Park. "If we would have seen that, we would have taken care of it," assured the vendor. Reported missing last week, the classic round glasses will be replaced in just a ... More >>
Shadowy people, yes. Shadowy food trucks, no.Once Cooper Square Park gets its facelift, don't expect any food trucks to besmirch its shiny new visage.
Pier A, seen a few years ago.Although the Freedom Tower won't be getting a Windows on the World redux, its surrounding neighborhood will be getting a new oyster bar.
34 Avenue A, with stand-up MRI van.Turns out that there are mighty big plans afoot for the former Mo Pitkin's space on Avenue A.
The BeanEarlier today, the Bean, the First Avenue coffee shop beloved by East Village caffeine nuts and dog owners alike, was shuttered by the state.
Barion BlakeRemember the mutilated, unconscious Columbia University employee cops found in a BMW trunk while investigating a hit-and-run fender-bender on Wednesday? Turns out it was his car, and cops are now looking for his assailant, a 30-year-old man whom the New York Post has named the ... More >>
via Bowery BoogieWhere was Mike Bloomberg last night? Not in Bermuda! Nope, reports Bowery Boogie: He was taking photos at a Rangers game! That's cool, though, because he'd already called a weather emergency. And, guess what? The city rocked the snow handling, big time! At a press briefing to ... More >>
DNAinfo/Gabriela Resto-Montero It has been a bad, bad morning for East Village food concerns: a couple of hours before Sixth Street Kitchen was badly damaged by a fire, a similar blaze occurred at East Village Farm & Grocery on the corner of Second Avenue and East Fourth Street. According to ... More >>
Following the latest in a string of gay "bias attacks," police have arrested a 45-year-old Queens man for attacking two men in the West Village Friday night, including a bartender at what authorities called the city's oldest gay bar, Julius. The suspect was already on parole for a separate, s ... More >>
Sergio HernandezUpdate: Reporting from the scene, Sergio Hernandez tells us that FDNY just arrived, and that cops are telling people to "keep moving." 2nd Street is blocked off between 1st and 2nd. DNAInfo reports that a plastic garbage bag containing C4 explosives but no blasting cap was fou ... More >>
• Half a billion eggs are now being recalled in 17 states (Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin) due to a salmonella outbreak traced back to two Iowa egg producers, Hi ... More >>
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