• Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Ogle This Eye Candy From Williamsburg's Delaware and Hudson

    "A fiddle twanged in the background as my dining partner and I looked over our menus at Delaware and Hudson," writes Zachary Feldman in this week's restaurant review. Patti Jackson's Williamsburg restaurant, he explains, channels the mid-Atlantic by way of Italy, giving a sturdier definition, at lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Delaware and Hudson Tackles the Northeast Corridor by Way of Southern Italy

    As Brooklyn spiritually inches closer to Manhattan's gilded coastline, it has inevitably lost some of the eclectic charm and character that contributed to the borough's branding. This summer, for instance, Williamsburg welcomed its first Starbucks, and a Top Chef winner now cooks in the penthouse of ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 2, 2014


    Ride where Washington rode

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Here Are Seven Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a ramen shop two years in the making finally opens its doors, a low fat doughnut option is now available to New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Delaware and Hudson, Now Open in Williamsburg, Celebrates the Northeast

    Patti Jackson spent years kicking around the New York City restaurant industry, first as a pastry chef and then on the savory side at restaurants like Le Madri, Alto, and i Trulli. But after returning from a sabbatical in Ireland, where her husband was sent for work, she decided it was time to do he ... More >>

  • Film

    January 29, 2014
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    October 7, 2013

    Tornado Watch in Effect For New York City

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for New York City, effective until 5 p.m. Monday. Meteorologists are predicting heavy rain, gusty winds, thunderstorms, and potential tornado action across a stretch of New York state. Counties affected include Albany, Bronx, Broome, Cayuga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Which Music Festivals Are Dirtiest?

    Our music feature this week focuses on the environmental impact of music festivals, which tend to be--surprise, surprise--ecologically problematic. For the piece we talked with Tucker Gumber. Known on his blog as The Festival Guy, he goes to just about every festival imaginable. In fact, he's been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Betony's Bryce Shuman: "I Don't Want Anything on the Menu I'm Not Thrilled About"

    When Betony executive chef Bryce Shuman was a kid, his mother, an academic studying cultural anthropology, took him to live with the Inuit people in the Arctic for 13 months, where he ate thinly sliced frozen caribou and chunks of seal meat after a hunt. "It opened my world up," he explains. "Food's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013


    This morning, at just a touch past 10, the Supreme Court announced its long-awaited ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, striking the law down in an uncharacteristically sweeping 5-4 ruling. In all the media analysis mumbo-jumbo since the case was argued back in February, the fundamentals of the c ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2012

    The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Joe Biden Brings Precisely Nothing To Democratic Ticket

    Following his latest derp-y bumblings about "putting y'all back in chains," there's been talk about replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the number two spot on the Democratic presidential ticket. And why not? Biden brings precisely nothing to the ticket other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2012

    Mitt Loves N.Y.: Robert Rosenkranz

    With Mitt Romney as its de facto candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Super PAC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    News Flash: Weed Cheaper On the West Coast and Wherever There Are a Lot of Republicans

    ​Marijuana enthusiasts know that despite the West Coast's deficiencies, it has one thing really going for it: weed is cheap out there and plentiful. And usually better. This information has now been backed up in fancy infographic form, with data from Floating Sheep, a collective of geographe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Have a Low-Key Birthday with Good Beer?

    Webztuff / PhotobucketHappy happy!​Christopher P. Asks: After a brief stint in Delaware, I am finally making my return to NYC. I am looking for a bar or restaurant for a "birthday party hangout" that can accommodate 20 - 30 people who can meet and not have to shout over Katy Perry's "Last Fri ... More >>

  • Film

    June 22, 2011
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    June 22, 2011

    NYC Cocaine Could Rot Your Skin Off

    ​A new scientific report notes that most of the cocaine in the United States is "adulterated" with levamisole, which is used to de-worm livestock, and can cause people's skin to rot right off. The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reports that, "Up to 70% of cocaine in the United ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Salts of the Earth; China's Worst Food Scandals

    ​Behind the storefront of Japan Premium Beef is Bohemian, a hidden and secret restaurant that has managed to stay under the radar since it debuted two years ago. [NY Post] Remember those 10,000 menus the New York Public Library acquired to turn into a searchable database? Well, they're now be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Salvia Ban Looms in New York After Years of Fear Mongering, Bad Jokes

    Drugs​Salvia divinorum, the drug used most publicly by Miley Cyrus and Arizona shooter Jared Loughner, moved closer to being outlawed on Monday when the New York state Senate approved a bill banning the sale of the hallucinogenic herb. John Flanagan, the lawmaker who sponsored the legislation, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Joe Biden Promptly Excused from Jury Duty; Nation Breathes Sigh of Relief

    ​Did he use the old "my uncle's a cop" excuse? Or explain that he really didn't think he could be "impartial"? Whatever the reason (maybe because he's vice president, maybe because he's Joe Biden), the president's number two reported for jury duty this morning in Delaware but was dismissed by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Blue Bottle Enters Phase II: Baked Goods

    neil conway/flickrBlue Bottle coffee, pastry-less no more.​Last month, we dropped by The Great Coffee Debate at the International Culinary Center, where we learned from Blue Bottle founder James Freeman that the Williamsburg coffee house was in the process of building a pastry kitchen in order ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Election Update: Wins Called for Andrew Cuomo, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer

    ​According to early exit polls, Andrew Cuomo is the new governor of New York. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer also maintain their spots in the Senate, as was pretty much expected. According to an AP analysis of poll results, three-quarters of moderates supported Cuomo over Paladi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Dustin Dominiak: The Guy Who Sleazed Christine O'Donnell, Says Friend (Updated)

    ​Remember that time earlier this afternoon Gawker took some guy's sleazy story about the time three years ago on Halloween he hooked up with Christine O'Donnell, the would-be Senator from Delaware, and published it anonymously after paying the guy off?

  • Voice Choices

    October 6, 2010


    Will Eno studies small-town life

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2010

    The Top 10 Witches Better Suited for Elected Office than Christine O'Donnell

    ​Footage from 1999 of Delaware's finest anti-masturbation Republican/Tea-Party candidate for Senate, Christine O'Donnell, admitting to having "dabbled in Witchcraft" has hit the internet! It's a sensation, especially for those of us punishment-fetishists who also enjoy masturbating to witches. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    The Sad Desperation of Variety: Still Trying to Punk a Punk Band, and Losing

    ​Variety, which was once an essential Hollywood trade rag, has seen their milkshake drunk by the internet over the last decade. They're one of those publications that has made no good faith effort to do anything to compete with the likes of Nikki Finke's now-indomitable Deadline Hollywood Dail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    The 10 Worse Places to Stash Your Marijuana Besides a Cop Car

    ​Did you know that there are other places you can "stash" your marijuana besides the back a police cruiser? There are! But here are 10 places that are worse than "stashing" your Marijuana than in the back of a police car:

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    New York State Still in Running For Big Bag of Federal Cash

    The U.S. Department of Education announced the finalists for federal Race to the Top dollars today, and New York State made the cut. No one should get too excited yet about spending any of that $700 million pile of loot, though. New York is only one of 17 states and the District of Columbia to mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    The Jersey Shore May be Getting More Naked

    via​Whether you're the type of woman who hates tan lines or the type of dude who likes to ogle at people's chests, here's something to consider when you're planning your next beach vacation: a topless beach in New Jersey.

  • Film

    June 8, 2010
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    May 20, 2010

    Huckleberry Bar's Slow Death in the Afternoon: A Sweet Way to Go

    Photo by Philip AnemaKill yourself softly.​ The drink: Slow Death in the Afternoon The bar: Huckleberry Bar, 588 Grand Street, Brooklyn The price: $12 The ingredients: Kaffir lime-infused gin, Kirschwasser, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, with an absinthe floater (Delaware Phoenix's Meadow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Introducing Edward III, New York's Second Homegrown Absinthe

    Edward III: a not-so-green fairy.​Mark Maurice was one of those "crazy Limelight club kids," as he puts it. One night at the club, he met a man carrying these mysterious green vials. The man told him the vials contained absinthe, and proceeded to write down a formula for Maurice, as well as th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg's News Service Says We're Facing a Bankruptcy. Uh, No We're Not.

    ​As most in the world of media reporting are aware, one of the Voice's sister papers, SF Weekly, was sued by a competitor, SF Bay Guardian, and almost two years ago the Guardian won a $15 million verdict. SF Weekly is appealing that decision, and that appeal should be heard this year. Just re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Booze News: Benedictine Is 500 Years Old & Popular Again; The Tom & Jerry Cocktail Comes Back

    ​Champagnes under $40 can be a great deal, especially those made by smaller producers who grow their own grapes. Look for bottles by Joel Falmet, Cedric Bouchard, and Fleury and Serge Mathieu. [NY Times] Cheryl Lins is the first absinthe distiller in New York State. Her micro-distillery, Dela ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: A Festival of Lights; An Absinthe Tasting

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Diwali Brick Lane Curry House various dates Celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights with Chef Karthik Kumar, who is running a special menu this week an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Subway Cars Donated for Artificial Reefs are Disintegrating, Program Suspended

    Remember when former mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner wanted subway cars dumped in the Hudson to create an environmentally groovy artificial reef? And how, when New York couldn't get it together, we started shipping the cars to Delaware, where they were dumped instead? We have some bad news for Del ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Barrett: Delaware a Tax Haven for Bloomberg? Oh, Never!

    The Times recently pointed out that while President Obama makes a lot of noise about shutting down overseas tax havens, there's an "onshore Cayman Islands" right here on the eastern seaboard: the little state of Delaware.Two thirds of the Fortune 500 use Delaware to cut down on their state taxes, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Sriracha, Spotted Everywhere

    While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World -- Scrapple

    During my recent sojourn in rural south-central Pennsylvania, I had the chance to reacquaint myself with scrapple. Like Spam, it is a meat invented in America based on pig. But unlike Spam, which has traveled the world and become a celebrity, scrapple remains an obscure regional dish. In a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Paterson's Porn Tax Sparks Criticism, Hilarity

    Along with his previously described suite of new taxes, we learn, Governor Paterson wants to tax porn. Being a forward-looking sort, he is only targeting porn downloaded from the internet, which may drive patriots to return to skin mags of the sort found in the grottier newsstands. We wonder if Pate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    NYC's Subway Car Recycle Plan Taken Over By Delaware

    Remember when Anthony Wiener wanted subway trains dumped into the Hudson? (Not out of pique or malice, but because that would create an environmentally healthy "artificial reef" off the shoreline, and cost the city less than it was paying to have the disused cars shipped out to Delaware and New Jers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Weiner Wants Subway Cars Dumped in the River

    A local law prohibits New York from dumping its old subway cars into its own coastal waters, so we've been shipping them off to New Jersey and Delaware at a cost of $6 million. Congressman Anthony Weiner says it's time we put our disused public transportation to use as artificial reefs, NY1 reports. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2008

    Midnight Summ.: Violence and Indian-American Politics

    At this writing, BreakingNewsNY reports busy times on 127th Street: an emotionally disturbed person, armed with a knife, at 10 East 127th (subdued, in custody), and another EDP barricaded on the 3rd floor at 175 West 127th (outcome unknown). Also: shootings at E. 58th and Avenue J, North Elliot and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2008

    We're Reaching Here: Joe Biden's New York Connections

    All politics is local, they say, so there has to be a New York angle to Barack Obama's choice of Joe Biden for the Democratic Vice-Presidential nomination. But there isn't, much. We do recall that it was the New York Observer's Jason Horowitz who back in January caught Biden calling Obama "the first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Luke Wilson Romantic Development

    This from a source: "Luke Wilson went to the University of Pennsylvania relay races with Morgan Freeman and met Meg Simpson, Yale-educated lawyer and daughter of Turner Broadcasting Atlanta Braves announcer Joe Simpson. They fell for each other. Her family rented a beach house at Bethany Beach, Dela ... More >>

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    October 9, 2007
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    December 12, 2006

    Exiles From Main Street

    Spaced out: The collective costs of suburban sprawl

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    August 17, 1999
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