Mid-afternoon, Roman Diakun, proprietor of the East Village's Stage Restaurant (128 Second Avenue, 212-473-8614), walks down from his apartment above to check in on his customers and items being prepped for dinner. Raised in Poland via Ukraine, Roman has owned the restaurant since 1980, and over the ... More >>
"I'll be there for you … and others in our census bracket"
Fiends and neighbors
We have recently learned that a historic, federal era row-house is in threat of demolition in the South Village.The property, located at 186 Spring Street, was built in 1824 and is one of the last structures of its kind that has mostly remained intact as it was originally constructed. It also belong ... More >>
This third installment of the billion-dollar animated franchise contains as much cinematic confection as an 85-minute movie can bear.
Looks like East Village residents aren't happy with their newest celebrity neighbor. The New York Post was able to confirm that David Schwimmer, one-time Friends star, is the owner of a historical East Village townhouse which was recently demolished to make way for a six-story mansion. As can be exp ... More >>
Caveman Bowery Ballroom Friday, January 20 Better than: That Geico commercial sitcom spin-off. Caveman couldn't have felt more at home than they did at the cavernous echo chamber of the Bowery Ballroom, an ideal setting for the soft distortion and hazy reverb of what might be best described as tro ... More >>
The crowd at Let's Play House, our favorite wandering house party. Photo by John Barclay.Before we sink into holiday hibernation, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on our exploits, and present to you our very own 2010 SOTC Nightlife Awards. Below, our fourth installment examines the ye ... More >>
Perhaps, if you don't mind monkeying around
Simon Pegg Rising
Plus items of purely prosthetic appeal.
"Our Man Sietsema" ventures out on the Sex and the City tour around Manhattan
Caine plays optical-illusion games; Of Thee I Sing remains bouncy and sharp
The fast and the furriest: Animating season opens with the journey of a manic menagerie
Let's Put On an Avant-Garde Show!