"Mario [Batali] asked me to this, and my general rule is, if Mario asks me to do something, I say yes," chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese and Mission Cantina explained of his turn as master of ceremonies and curation for the upcoming Taste Talks event in Brooklyn, September 12-14. "April wasn't a ... More >>
[Summer Guide 2014]
Get ready to plug this in your bookmarks, iCals, sticky notes, and religious shrines, because the ultimate guide to free summer concerts 2014 in New York City is here! Seriously, scroll down and don't be stingy -- share with your friends. Concerts aren't fun without friends. We'll be updating this p ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, I probe the neuromechanics behind the munchies and why we crave certain foods while we're high. I also talk stoner cuisine, which seems to have taken off in recent years, driven by young, curious mouths who are pushing chefs to experiment with ever more esoteric ingredi ... More >>
[Spring Guide 2014]
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Get ready to plug this in your bookmarks, iCals, sticky notes, and religious shrines, because the ultimate guide to free summer concerts in New York City is here! Seriously, scroll down and don't be stingy - share with your friends. Concerts aren't fun without friends. Just ask the lucky gal above e ... More >>
A few lessons learned from the storm
Better Than: Assyrian Muzik The joys of, private, unheralded CMJ events: free drinks, no lines, no crowding, and no pressure to challenge yourself and connect with a new artist. It's a luxury seldom afforded in a world of door quotas, fire-code violations, and leaps of faith. See Also: - Best of N ... More >>
Araabmuzik w/Flosstradamus, Teengirl Fantasy, Nick Hook East River Park Monday, August 20 Better than: Drinking Red Bull to get through just about anything else. Watching the Manhattan-by-night sightseeing cruises pass behind East River Park's Summerstage during last night's Araabmuzik-headlined s ... More >>
Dirty Dancing w/Vaz, Prince Rama, Telepathe McCarren Park basketball court Wednesday, July 25 Better than: Watching at home. Somebody finally figured out how to get people to show up and sit through opening bands: just make the headlining act a free outdoor screening of a beloved movie. ... More >>
Hey man...yeah, we know it's early, too. Are you seriously watching all of Star Trek: The Next Generation right now? Dude that's crazy. Riker like, gets turned into a Klingon or some shit on one of those episodes, right? No, I'm good for right now, thanks. I have to work! But is there any pizza lef ... More >>
We were wondering what all those helicopters, fire trucks and police cars near Avenue D were about last night. Looks like we may have our answer and it doesn't look pretty.Early yesterday evening, two different persons were stabbed deep in Alphabet City. Luckily, both encounters were non-f ... More >>
Steve Cannon's backyardIt might be tempting to fork over $350 for the right to grill and party (but not imbibe) for four hours in an urban "backyard timeshare" like the one we wrote about earlier today. If, however, you're looking for more recession-friendly options in the neighborhood, we've ... More >>
viaBecause we know you've all been waiting for it, we are happy to report that the World Naked Bike Ride is happening Sunday. Postponed in June because of inclement weather, the ride will depart from East River Park near Houston Street at 4 p.m. The event's Facebook page declares: "Bare as yo ... More >>
viaIn some more clothing and bike-related news, the World Naked Bike Ride was postponed Saturday due to inclement weather. "We weren't going to get the turnout we were hoping for," volunteer organizer Joe Sharkey told us. "The weather was looking pretty bad."
viaMore nudity news you can use: The 2011 World Naked Bike Ride is on Saturday. This has always seemed rather uncomfortable (banana seat?) but it is for a good cause, that is, protesting harmful environmental effects from cars and oil dependencies and promoting alternative transportation. It' ... More >>
Without driving each other crazy?
all photos Sam HorineChuck Schumer with the JellyNYC gang, Sarah Hooper and Alexander Kane. Full gallery from Sunday's first Pool Party here. The line-up announcement for this season's slew of Jelly NYC Pool Parties wasn't quite as mercilessly drawn out as Big Boi's solo record, but it certainly fe ... More >>
On Sunday afternoon, FIFA will crown the 2010 World Cup winner. At that very same time, Jelly NYC will be hosting its first Pool Party of 2010. To immerse yourself locally in the World Cup final experience, all you need is a football-friendly liquor-licensed establishment, a large-screen TV, and t ... More >>
Mike Patton may've teased the sold-out crowd at Monday night's Faith No More show by calling us "hipsters," but the malnourished layabouts who normally sashay down Bedford Ave really weren't the show's demographic. The East River Park was far more populated by aggro jocks, khaki cargo shorts, ... More >>
Just one week after our first installment of The Toilet Bowl series, the finalists for America's Best Restroom have been announced! For whatever reason, none of the four downtown bathrooms we covered made the cut, but two of the 10 are from New York: Bryant Park's well-serviced public lavator ... More >>
The Lincoln Center Festival brings high art to the harbor
Choreographers try to punch a few holes in the fourth wall
No lift pass required
Wednesday, July 16, 7 pm in East River Park: Cellist/composer Alex Waterman plays, Michael Schumacher's Dans le Jardin improvises; then, Compagnie Beau Geste's Transports Exceptionnels, "a unique and whimsical outdoor duet for one man and an excavator"; then, "Contigo... a solo work combining acroba ... More >>
Yes, New York's third annual Idiotaroda mad-cap parody of Alaska's Iditarod race using shopping carts instead of dog sledstook place Saturday, despite threats and intimidation from the party-pooping NYPD. (See "How a Few Idiots Outfoxed the NYPD," a Voice Slide Show.) Some specu ... More >>
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