And now for some proof why the concrete jungle is way safer than real nature. Normand Brousseau, an Upstate Boy Scout leader, got in a life-threatening fight with a rabid beaver in the Delaware River. As reported by the Daily News, the animal "raced up from the depths of the Delaware River and pl ... More >>
Fiendishly expensive, but they are the first Spring strawberries from local sources appeared for the first time this season in the Union Square Greenmarket. Priced at $4.50 per pint, the price was steep, but the fruit proved sweet and juicy, so good you wouldn't dare use them in a pie or in jams.
The Times reports today on the "slow boil" over water issues now playing out between Upstate communities and New York City. Ulster County, for example, has been pissed at the City for years. The county says that it's unfairly had to endure "development bans, flooded basements and ruined crops" just ... More >>
Trust us, this looks way more appetizing than an actual eel.Back in May, the New Amsterdam Market commandeered the Marble Cemetery for a fundraiser showcasing a variety of wild botanicals from Vermont. On Sunday, the Vermont food gatherers will return to the market, and they'll have plenty of ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 17, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 40 Making Contact With Broadway Joe by Barbara Long The masses forever fend for themselves as best they can, and, forever elitists, young writers go straight to political leaders for that love and attentio ... More >>
Geno's may not be the best, but it is the most garish purveyor of Philadelphia's famous cheesesteaks. My great good luck in chasing down eats in Baltimore a few weeks a go led me and a pal to make a brazen assault on Philadelphia this weekend.
Ben Daniels, top middle. Photo by Drew Reynolds.A lot has changed for A Sunny Day in Glasgow since their first album, 2007's understated classic, Scribble Mural Comic Journal. The entire line-up is different after the exit of principle songwriter Ben Daniels's twin sisters--who were the band' ... More >>
Yeah, it was Philly, but so what--SOTC special correspondent Christopher R. Weingarten reports. viaThe Roots, mid-jam The Roots, Public Enemy, Asher Roth, Kid Cudi, TV on the Radio, and More Festival Pier, Philadelphia June 6, 2009 The second annual Roots Picnic, an eclectic fete held on the Illa ... More >>
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