Downtown Manhattan

  • Voice Choices

    September 3, 2014


    Art adorns the island this fall

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Find Georgian Food in Manhattan at Old Tbilisi Garden

    A geographic crossroads of flavors and culture, the small country of Georgia is a hotbed for unique foods -- here, the hearty stews of Eastern Europe meet the spices of the Middle East and the subtle breeze of Mediterranean flavor via the Black Sea. New York City has a small concentration of Georgia ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 21, 2014


    A play dedicated to the first immigrant to New York City

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Bea Opens in the Theater District

    Sotir Zonea cut his hospitality teeth in the night club worlds of LA and New York, but he gained a deep appreciation for food during childhood. "When I was growing up, we didn't have one set meal," he explains. "My grandma would put a million plates on the table, and we'd all dig in and mix and matc ... More >>

  • Theater

    August 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Heat Maps Confirm Williamsburg Bars Serve Lots of PBR

    Data startup Locu confirmed a long-standing hypothesis: Hipsters love Pabst Blue Ribbon, which until now was only thought to be a favored cheap brew. The menu management company analyzed data from more than one million venues and found which neighborhoods in San Francisco and New York City serve the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    If You See Something, What Should You Say...And to Whom?

    If you see something, say something. It's the mantra we hear through speakers and read on signs whenever we ride the subway. The MTA campaign is part of a post-9/11 anti-terrorism initiative: if you see "suspicious activity," report it. The slogan is intended to keep an eye on potential terrorist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Vermouth Got Awesome and Here's Where to Drink It in New York

    I peered into the liquor closet -- yes, I have a closet devoted to booze, not shoes -- and there it was: A dusty bottle of Martini & Rossi Vermouth that had been opened and left untouched for years. Since I don't drink many martinis at home -- what else was vermouth good for? -- I admit to neglectin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    If NYC Public Schools Lose $300 Million In A Week, You Can Thank Politics

    Forget about the fiscal cliff in Washington; the kids of New York City are about to jump off one, too. In less than ten days, New York City's public school system stands to gain or lose nearly $300 million of the $700 million allotted to New York State under President Obama's "Race to the Top" prog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    "What's That Huge Plug For?" Or, MTA's Possible Plans for the Next Big Storm.

    If you can't beat 'em, plug 'em.That's the m.o. of a research team at West Virginia University for a project known as the "Resilient Tunnel Plug." To tell you the truth, the name says it all. The 32-foot-long (16.2-foot-wide) object would act like a plunger in a giant leaking toilet bowl: In its las ... More >>

  • News

    November 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Q&A: Jesus Nunez of Barraca on Remaining Open During Hurricane Sandy, Part 1

    Jesus Nunez is the chef of Barraca, a newly opened Spanish spot in the West Village owned by Hector Sanz, whose restaurant group is also behind downtown spots Macondo and Rayuela. Formerly of Gastroarte on the Upper West Side, Nunez is dishing out authentic Spanish tapas and paella in West Village ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    NYC Marathon: Stupid Media Tent For Even Stupider Race Gets Power Before Thousands Of New Yorkers

    UPDATE: Mike Bloomberg Defends Running the Marathon.If you're reading this, you're probably one of the lucky New Yorkers who currently has electricity -- or you're in a NYC Marathon media tent in Central Park that (as outrageous as it may sound) is getting electricity via-several diesel-powered gene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    West Village Gets Its Own IHOP

    The signage is up, but the news might not be good, depending on your perspective. The conquest of New York City by national franchises continues apace, as a banner announcing a new IHOP goes up at the corner of Carmine Street and Varick Street in the West Village.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    NYAG Eric Schniederman Announces First Fraud Task Force Target: J.P. Morgan Chase

    Last January, President Obama announced in his State of the Union Address that a joint effort between state and federal authorities would aim to bring Wall Street's ass to court for civil fraud violations. Although the frustrated liberal base wanted jail time for the 2008 financial crisis, this lega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Leib Glanz, Former Rikers Chaplain, Pleads Out to Housing Fraud

    A genius at gaming the system until recently, Leib Glanz, the former Rikers Island chaplain cut loose for organizing a bar mitzvah party in a jail, and his brother, Menashe, pleaded guilty today to housing fraud, theft and lying in federal court in Manhattan. Federal prosecutors say the two men def ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2012

    The Power of New York City's Farmers' Markets

    In a populist sense, a farmers' market is like the gastronomic version of a town hall; citizens come to barter with other citizens, trading locally grown strawberries instead of talking points. Every day of the week, you can find one of these fine establishments in almost every borough. It is a tren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2012

    What the Hell Are You Doing Here? You Should Be at 4Knots!

    According to legend, the East River passes through South Street Seaport at a speed of four knots. This little tidbit provided us here at the Voice with a perfect title for our annual shindig in downtown Manhattan. Welcome to the second 4Knots Festival - an all-day, all-ages totally free musical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2012

    Chen Guangcheng Will Become a New Yorker in a Few Hours

    Beijing might have us beat in regards to population and the Olympics opening ceremony but there's no place like New York. And the blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng will soon discover that.This morning, the controversial figure who has given American diplomats a few headaches in past weeks board ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2012

    Khalid Shaikh Mohammad and Fellow 9/11 Conspirators Are Finally Arraigned

    What can 2,976 counts of murder and dozens of other charges of conspiracy, terrorism and hijacking get you? At Guantanamo Bay, Khalid Shaikh Mohammad and the other masterminds behind the September 11th attacks are about to find out the hard way.In an arraignment process that began this morning, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    May Day! The Voice Staff's Live Coverage of Occupy Wall Street's M1NYC

    Good morning, and welcome to the Village Voice's liveblog of May Day 2012, as the Occupy Wall Street movement calls for a "General Strike" and a day of protests around the city. Our reporters and photographers are fanned out across the boroughs. We'll be liveblogging their dispatches right here and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Live: Yann Tiersen Gets Playful At Irving Plaza

    Yann Tiersen Irving Plaza Friday, April 27 Better than: Most of the Philip Glass and Stephin Merritt music I've heard. Skyline, Yann Tiersen's seventh studio album, is only the second album of his current deal with Anti- and, like 2010's Dust Lane, it pioneers sonic territory structurally differen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Miss Lily's Bake Shop's Jamaican Beef Patties

    Downtown Manhattan is seriously lacking in Caribbean pastry shops. This may not mean much to some, but other people don't want to have to hop the train to Flatbush just for a snack. Luckily for that second group Miss Lily's Bake Shop (132 West Houston Street; 646-588-5375) now has the downtown patty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    SOTC March Madness: Larry Levan (7) Squares Off Against The Beastie Boys (10)

    ​The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madness—in which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musician—finishes up this week, with the Round of 32 scheduled to kick off Monday. (The schedule and results so far are he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    The Hot New Downtown Trend Is Babies

    Once upon a time, hip, taste-making Manhattanites in the know would trek to Brooklyn to propagate the species with relatively more space and sometimes even backyards in which to park their Maclarens. But a surprising trend has been uncovered by DNAinfo, which reports that birth rates in Lower Manhat ... More >>

  • Film

    January 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Look at All the 'Lost Subways' That Might Have Changed Your Life

    ​Have you seen WNYC's "Lost Subways" Map? It shows 11 planned subway lines that, had they ever been built, would have added to the current 842 miles of track in the New York City system. Among them: An underground subway connecting the North Shore of Staten Island with Bay Ridge, Brooklyn; a F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Our 10 Best Things to Eat on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village, NYC

    ​The four-cheese mac-and-cheese at Macaroni, Macaroni is engagingly crunchy. If you haven't been on the stretch of MacDougal Street between Houston and West 4th in a while, you need to pay a visit. This student haunt and historic refuge of Bohos from John Reed to Bob Dylan has lately become ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Sandwich Spinoffs: Restaurants Spread Their Sammies

    Lauren BloombergTribeca gets a mouthful at Pane Panelle.​ First, there was speculation that the owners of Torrisi Italian Specialties would take over the vacant space next door. Then it was announced last spring that they would indeed turn the adjacent spot into a second location: A spin-off o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Deadmau5, K-Holes, Screaming Females, And More: Your Guide To The Weekend's Biggest Shows

    The week brought us Jon Brion and Shellac and Sam Sparro (not to mention a handful of surprise Occupy Wall Street pop-ins), and that wide spectrum of genres is also represented in this weekend's concert listings. Tonight Deadmau5, who Maura has just informed me stands out as the only artist to be n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    East River Ferry Service Coming to Brooklyn Next Month

    via Brooklyn Paper​If you live in Brooklyn and need to get to downtown Manhattan or Midtown every day for work, you must be hurting pretty badly right now. The L and G trains are always swamped in these summer (read: hot and sticky) months, and there's no other way around it. But starting next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn Rape Case Has French Press Obsessed With...the American Press

    ​The most persevering story of the week, judging by the tabloid covers at least, was that of ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused last Sunday of attempting to rape a hotel maid near Times Square. Since, members of the press have descended on downtown Manhattan like locusts, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Roberto Santibañez Unveils His New Torta Concept and His Cinco de Mayo plans: Interview Part 2

    Andrew GrantRoberto Santibañez knows how to have a fiesta​Yesterday Fonda chef Roberto Santibañez told us all about his new cookbook, Truly Mexican. Today the busy man tells us about what's next in store. Hint: Mexican sandwiches.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    10 Postcards of Long-Forgotten NYC Restaurants​1. Divan Parisien Restaurant, 33 East 48th Street - Even to its frequenters, the meaning of "Divan" was somewhat unclear. Some said it was French for "meeting place," others claimed it was Turkish and referred to the furniture of the Sultan's palace. Others took it to mean, as "div ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    One of Our 'Ten Worst Tenants' Has Seizure While Being Sentenced

    ​Julienne Sialeu -- named in this week's cover story as one of the city's Ten Worst Tenants -- was convicted yesterday of making false statements after a one-day bench trial in District Court in Lower Manhattan. The judge, Denise Cote, did not actually finish delivering the verdict against her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    New York's "Hottest Subway Routes" Identified

    photo by Angela Pham, Refinery 29​Trendy fashiony site Refinery 29 has uncovered New York City's "Hottest Subway Routes" and is offering eye candy in the form of "36 Saucy Snaps" of attractive peoples discovered riding, waiting for, or frolicking about the trains. As a matter of public service ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Your Day to Drop Trou on the Subway Is Nearly Here Again: Here's How to Do It

    ​It seems like it JUST happened, and now, here we are again, just days away from the 10th annual time you get to expose your nether regions to the pristine and germ-free interior of a subway car. It all goes down this Sunday, at 3 p.m. If you're new to New York or have for some reason not been ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 20, 2010


    A look back at No Wave

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2009

    Private paperwork found in Yankee parade confetti

    ​The half ton of recycled confetti provided to buildings lining the Canyon of Heroes in downtown Manhattan for the Yankees' victory parade yesterday turned out not to be enough for some people to show their enthusiasm. Medical records, financial statements, pay stubs, law firm invoices and cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Oysters For A Good Cause This Saturday

    Tickets are still available for this Saturday's Founded on Oyster Shells event benefiting New Amsterdam Market. A $50 ticket gets you 7 oysters, $100 gets you unlimited. Oysters in attendance include Chincoteagues from Toby Island Bay Oysters and Blue Points from Blue Island Oyster Company. Restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Thompson: New York's Economy Officially Sucks

    Now it's official. In a quarterly report released today, Comptroller and mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson said the fourth quarter of 2008 dealt the worst blow to New York City's economy in recent memory (as if we needed to be reminded).  Some findings from the report: New York City lost 65,000 pay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    Spitzer Sex Scandal and YOU: How Prostitutes Impact Congestion Pricing and More

    Congestion pricing for downtown Manhattan, already nearing the "endgame" now looks more at risk than before, according to Second Avenue Sagas. The Wonkster took the pulse of City Council members and found support fading fast for the deal. Mayor Bloomberg, the plan’s biggest proponent, did himse ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 5, 2008
  • Dining

    February 13, 2007

    A Hero's Welcome

    Chinatown's new banh mi parlor turns to France for inspiration

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2006

    NY Pans Another EPA 9-11 Plan

    (Photo by Holly Northrop/ It seems the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has done it again, offering yet another false assurance to New Yorkers about fallout from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. At least, that's how many people who live and work in downtown Manhattan have come to vie ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    September 5, 2006

    The Continental Drifts

    An East Village staple evolves, but dies a little in the process

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2006

    When Good Cops Park Badly

    Chinatown residents and business owners fired off another salvo in downtown Manhattan's street parking wars. They held a press conference Wednesday morning to tout a new report by the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives which documents just how bad the abuse of free street parking privileges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    MTA Strike: Long Treks and ($10) Dollar Vans

    Sancho Quinones, 35, of Fort Greene Brooklyn, was about to make the trek over the Brooklyn Bridge in freezing weather—for the second time today. New York City might be having its first transit strike in 25 years, but Quinones was determined to reach his girlfriend's house in the Bronx. The f ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 2, 2005

    Magnificent Morsels

    A brilliant dim sum specialist appears in the Brooklyn outback

  • Dining

    September 30, 2003

    Specimens for Dissection

    Entrées? Don't need 'em at Soho's most ambitious wine bar

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