We just got word that The Julie Ruin are cancelling all their live tour dates through September, including our own 4Knots Music Festival, due to Kathleen Hanna's recent relapse with Lyme Disease. If you've seen the excellent documentary about her, The Punk Singer (now streaming on Netflix, btw), or ... More >>
Ask and ye shall receive? As if on cue, my request for a Nordic coffee shop to open in New York was answered a month later when Budin (114 Greenpoint Avenue), pronounced "booth-in" (and Icelandic for shop), opened in mid-February. The owners are a motley trio of artists; two are serious Scandinavia- ... More >>
New Year's Eve marked the start of a promising 2014 for Cora Lambert and Erik Becker -- their long-awaited, permanent East Village café called Box Kite (115 St. Marks Place) finally opened to the revelries of the night. Their new space replaces the coffee bar pop-up adjacent to Maslow 6 in Tribeca ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Friday, May 17 Sweet Leaf Tea's Be Sweet New York Sweet Leaf Tea will unveil a bottle cap art installation on the High Line in Chelsea tonight. The event kicks off the company's "Be Sweet Out There" campaign to inspire kind acts in New York City, and complimentary tea and entertainment will be given ... More >>
1. Make a tortilla hat with an indentation on top for salsa, then wear it to a New Years Party. Encourage your best friends to double dip! Really, standing and shivering in Times Square for eight hours without peeing or drinking any alcohol (!) is about the worst way to spend New Years that FiTR c ... More >>
There was a time when the best place to hear new music was Hot 97, when the sound of bombs going off would signal a song debuting across the city. But if anyone wanted those songs for themselves, they'd have to buy a whole damn album or sit around and wait until it came on the radio again. Yes, thes ... More >>
Shop till you drop? No, you wont drop. Its all right here.
Yesterday we spoke with Isa (348 Wythe Avenue, 347-689-3594) chef Ignacio Mattos about how he's trying to change the language of food and further culinary innovation. Today, he explains why New York City is behind the times and he reveals what he cooks on his days off. What are your thoughts on Ne ... More >>
photo by Liz BarclayGoing to Miami.It's that time of year again, when the food media begin to obsess and chitter over the restaurants set to open in the fall. Among the forthcoming newcomers is more than a handful of foreign transplants, restaurants from other countries that hope to translate ... More >>
Don't let all the trolls in the window scare you away from Nordic Delicacies. When the Norwegians - and later, other Scandinavians - arrived in Bay Ridge late in the 19th century, they loved its open countryside and expansive views of the ocean. The Narrows of the Lower Harbor, now spanned ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Yesterday, Russ & Daughters issued a clarion call: For a limited time only, it's carrying double-smoked Danish salmon. Double-smoked is to salmon what wagyu is to beef and Egyptian cotton is to sleep. So this morning, we heeded the call.
#76, Golden Girls Xmas OrnamentsSo many gift guides, so little time. But how many lists of gifts under $50, or gifts for moms-to-be, or gifts for boyfriends and girlfriends and dogs can you really look at before wondering, where is the gift guide to end all gift guides? Where is the gift guid ... More >>
On Friday Cee-Lo debuted a delightful new song with the simplest, most uncouth title possible: "Fuck You." It immediately joined the upper echelons of a surprisingly crowded genre -- from 50 Cent to Pharoahe Monch, the Avengers to Pussy Galore, Lil Kim to Atmosphere, there are lots of songs n ... More >>
So, that's what Crayfish Skagen is.Aquavit is celebrating its annual Crayfish Festival starting today. To get you excited for the event, executive chef Marcus Jernmark shares his recipe for something called Crayfish Skagen, essentially a crayfish salad you'll want to smear all over toasted br ... More >>
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