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  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Where to Celebrate the Final Days of Oktoberfest in NYC

    With larger than life Bavarian pretzels, specially brewed beer, and polka music, Oktoberfest has once again descended upon our fair city. But with festivities already underway and running well into October, finding the right party can be harder than squeezing into a pair of lederhosen after a plate ... More >>

  • Film

    September 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 9/5/14

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Here's Meadowsweet, Polo Dobkin's New Restaurant in the Old Dressler Space

    After stints in the early 2000s at Manhattan restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, Polo Dobkin crossed the East River into Brooklyn, where he ran the kitchens at Dumont, Dumont Burger, and then the Dressler, where he worked for six years, netting the restaurant a Michelin star while he was at it. He met ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    The 10 Best Ice Creams in NYC, 2014 Edition

    Ice cream may have centuries-old roots, but technology and globalization are helping scoop shops push the frozen treat's boundaries with ambitious flavors and toppings. And while it's true that the city's old guard delis, diners, and malt shops are slowly fading away, you can still find a few surviv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    These Are the Ten Best Restaurant Patios, Rooftops, and Outdoor Dining Experiences in NYC

    Sometimes our hunger can't be contained within mere brick and mortar, and so we set out in search of the city's many courtyards, patios, gardens, terraces, and rooftops, looking for a place to put food into our mouths while enjoying the weather. A fine time can be had outdoors, whether gazing out at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    How to Explore Queens This Spring

    Though we're currently being treated to a final wintry blast, spring is officially here. As the last piles of exhaust-blackened snow melt away, the city's biggest borough plays host to a number of food-related events. Here, we preview the coming season of eating and drinking in Queens.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    The Best Concerts in New York This Week, 12/2/13

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    First Look: Beer Destination The Jeffrey Opens Officially This Weekend

    A couple of months ago, we told you that the Alewife team planned to cross the East River and put down roots in the Upper East Side at a forthcoming spot called The Jeffrey (311 East 60th Street, 212-355-2337). The beer bar, growler shop, and coffee-monger was then slated to open at the beginning of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Bronx Brewery Black Pale Ale to Arrive November 1

    Just in time for cooler weather and fall foliage, the seasonal winter brew from Bronx Brewery is about to hit the tap: The brewery is gearing up to release Bronx Black Pale Ale, a dark and malty take on the style of beer it's become known for.

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 8/26/13

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    The 10 Best Conerts in New York This Weekend, 8/9/13

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Dear R Train Riders: There's a Ferry Coming to the Rescue

    From now until the fall of 2014, MTA is severing the R train connection between Brooklyn and Manhattan for post-Sandy repairs. Despair not! There's a ferry service planned to reconnect commuters between the two boroughs, starting at 58th Street Pier by the Brooklyn Army Terminal and docking at Wall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    The 10 Best Ice Creams in NYC

    The go-go yogurt craze (thankfully not the Go-Gurt craze) of the mid-'00s still hangs on, but like a double scoop of freedom with a patriotism swirl, ice cream is back on top. It's hard to find a more satisfying sweet treat in so simple a package, and once mix-ins get involved, a single scoop is oft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Bronx Brewery Set to Expand

    Get ready, South Bronx: A new tasting room and outdoor beer haven is on its way. Damian Brown, co-founder and head brewer of Bronx Brewery, along with partner and general manager Chris Gallant, signed a lease on a new space on East 136th Street in the Port Morris neighborhood--between the Cypress Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Mei Yu Spring's Superb Chive Pancake

    The "chives pancake" (it's really more of an empanada, and yes, there are plural chives in there) at Mei Yu Spring, a new restaurant on Catherine Street. Shown broken open with a dab of Sriracha Fifteen years ago new places like Fried Dumpling on Allen Street and Vanessa's on Forsyth revolutionize ... More >>

  • Music

    January 23, 2013

    All That Brooklyn Jazz

    The borough is where it's at

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Tame Impala - Music Hall of Williamsburg - 11/7/2012

    Better Than: Watching Fox News coverage of the election over and over on your Tivo, in a kind of schadenfreude blitz. Easy enough to reflect on the beauty of a snowy New York night once safely inside the Music Hall of Williamsburg, where the Australian band Tame Impala played a scorching set last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Iranian Technology, Gays, Women's Suffrage All Credited With Causing Hurricane Sandy

    Hurricane Sandy was caused by Iranian technology that's capable of controlling weather patterns to punish Iran's enemies and the enemies of its friends. The reason the storm hit New York so hard is because God is punishing the Empire State for defying his word and allowing gay people to get married. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Here's Some Old-Timey Video of New York's 1938 Hurricane -- Which Was Not Caused By "Global Warming"

    The Global Warming crowd is claiming that climate change is part of the reason that a hurricane is about absolutely crush New York City."Substantial evidence indicates that global warming may be responsible for the recent increasing intensity of Atlantic hurricanes, including increasing their size a ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 1, 2012

    Hillside: Just the Two of Us

    Vinegar Hill House gets a neighbor

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Live: Vaz, Prince Rama, And Telepathe Open For Dirty Dancing

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2012

    Long Island City's Tech Takeover

    The Hozziner has his eyes set on the tech industry, repeating over and over that he wants New York City to become the new Palo Alto, the new Mountain View and the new Copertino - all hubs of some of the past decade's greatest innovations. Progress is rapidly being made to make that dream a reality: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    4Knots Music Festival: Set Times, Afterparty Details Announced

    The Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival takes place this Saturday at Piers 16 and 17 of the South Street Seaport, and if you want to plan your day out we have the set times for the day, which will include performances by Archers Of Loaf, The Drums, Crocodiles, Hospitality, Bleached, Nick Waterhous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Live: Of Montreal And Jens Lekman Bliss Out At McCarren Park

    Of Montreal w/Jens Lekman McCarren Park Friday, June 15 Better than: Listening to Diamond Dogs during your "Poststructuralism and Feminist Theory" seminar. Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman's loss was serendipitous curation's gain during the Northside Festival's biggest show. Onstage alone du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    The Domino Sugar Factory Deal: $160 Million and a Waterfront View

    If you've ever drove/ran/biked across the Williamsburg Bridge, you have probably seen the Domino Sugar factory. The pre-Civil-War industrial building used to be the largest sugar refinery in the world; now, its worn-down streaks are covered with bright graffiti and its drabness is reminisc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2012

    Mayor Bloomberg Has Eleven Homes, We Can Still Barely Pay Rent

    A few months back, Runnin' Scared covered what seems to be the biggest conundrum of the Big Apple: the fact that rents are higher than ever (averaging a solid $3,418 a month) yet no one is leaving the island. Actually, recent years have shown a huge increase in Manhattan newcomers, raising the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Seeing Space Shuttle Enterprise From the Q Train: A Close Encounter of the Manhattan Bridge Kind

    Knowing the Space Shuttle Enterprise was going to be arriving today in New York City, I was extremely pissed off to realize I had a doctor's appointment which would preclude me from actively viewing it, and I'd most likely be underground in the subway when it flew over the Hudson, guaranteeing I wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    The (Manhattan) Rent is (Seriously) Too Damn High

    Ah, the Manhattan real estate market. That one barrier holding you back from the Big Apple's charm while simultaneously making you go absolutely insane. This collection of brokerages and hidden fees turns this anxiety-driven urban playground into a rental nightmare, forcing inhabitants to search for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Pazz & Jop 2011: Seth Colter Walls On Craig Taborn, Matana Roberts, And Voting From The Fringe

    To supplement this year's Pazz & Jop launch, Sound of the City asked a few critics to expand on the reasonings behind their voting. We'll start off the series with Seth Colter Walls of New York City, who has a constant itch to do the deep dive and find the single-voter albums out there. Find his bal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg's State of the City: Education, Jobs, Innovation, Lady Gaga, Innovation

    ​Not a lot of surprises at the mayor's State of the City speech today at Morris High School in the Bronx. In an auditorium inside the school, Mike Bloomberg spoke for about an hour on how to improve public education and the economy and how to make this great city the capital of innovation. Tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    How to Pick an Ideal Skinny Dipping Spot: Location, Location, Location!

    ​Today on the nude beat: There's a calendar/guide available that may be the perfect stocking stuffer for your nudist uncle, if you have a nudist uncle (and who, honestly, doesn't?). This gift item is called The Skinny Dipping Report, and it is described as "a calendar and guide to swimming nak ... More >>

  • Art

    November 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    On Being Trapped Under the East River On the 4 Train, as Our Car Filled With Smoke [VIDEO]

    Steven ThrasherThis brother with the gas mask scared the shit out of everyone​I was on the Brooklyn-bound 4 train tonight which experienced an as of yet un-explained explosion. The following is what I wrote on my laptop, largely unedited, as it happend. 9:30 (ish)-- This was written somewher ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 14, 2011


    Get a tattoo from David Shrigley

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Sherman Adams, NYPD Recruit, Dies After Training Run Along East River

    Sherman Adams​An NYPD recruit named Sherman Adams died last night after a training run with his police academy classmates along the East River. At around 5:40 p.m., after a day of exercises up and down between East Houston and 14th streets, Adams, who was from Coney Island, collapsed. He was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    East Village Backyard Spaces You Can Use for a Pittance (That Aren't 'Timeshares')

    Steve Cannon's backyard​It 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Live: Death Cab For Cutie Possess Brooklyn's Heart

    Death Cab for Cutie Williamsburg Waterfront Tuesday, August 2 Better than: New York's skyline at dusk. "Everybody just take a second to turn around and check out how beautiful your city is right now," Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard says shortly into his band's set. "Take a picture, take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Live: Titus Andronicus And The Black Angels Cap Off The 4Knots Fest

    Willie DavisThe Black Angels. ​ 4Knots Music Festival: Titus Andronicus, The Black Angels Saturday, June 16 South Street Seaport Better than: Your average punk band/psych band combo. Titus Andronicus didn't make headlining this festival any easier for Austin's The Black Angels. The Texas nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    4 Great Places to Watch the Fireworks on the Fourth

    ​Since 1958, the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display has been a New York City tradition. The fireworks were originally set off on the Hudson, but in 1976 they moved to the East River. Last year, they returned to the Hudson to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    East River Ferry Debut: Slightly Confused, But So Very Lovable

    ​The ride was free, the kids had a half-day at school, the sun finally started to shine in the afternoon -- and people just didn't want to get off the NY Waterway East River Ferry yesterday. Some were curious about the new service. Others were actually trying to get from point A to point B. M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Momofuku Milk Bar Cools Kings County Down With Brooklyn-Only Frozen Treats

    ​ Last Wednesday, Momofuku Milk Bar opened its doors near its commissary kitchen in Williamsburg. Along with the usual array of cookies and pork buns, the Brooklyn Milk Bar is serving its own unique soft-serve flavor: raspberry lemonade ($4.50). It's hard to imagine a more satisfying summer ic ... 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

    April 11, 2011

    Live: Cheetah Chrome, Bob Pfeifer, Mike Hudson, And Eric Davidson Look Back At Cleveland's Fiery Punk Scene

    Stephen SlaybaughBob Pfeifer. ​ Cleveland Confidential Book Tour, moderated by Luc Sante and featuring Cheetah Chrome, Mike Hudson, and Bob Pfeifer plus Eric Davidson powerHouse Arena Saturday, April 9 Better Than: Watching the East River burn while sitting in a swank DUMBO loft. There must ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    The Early Word--Indian Road

    The restaurant Indian Road is located on Indian Road. Well, duh! Quick! Where the hell is Indian Road? It's across the street from the Columbia crew house, running from 214th to 218th Street along the northeastern edge of Inwood Hill Park, parallel to the lagoon. It's also a stone's throw from the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008

    New Yorkers and Londoners Will Peer Across the Pond with a Telectroscope

    From the crew that brought you the street production of The Sultan’s Elephant—which drew over a million spectators in London in 2006—comes a mysteriously exciting event: Artichoke presents The Telectroscope on Thursday, May 22nd. So, the story goes that an 18th-century engineer endea ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 15, 2007

    Juliette's Kingdom of Girls

    Guacamole appears in brasserie across the street from Williamsburg girdle factory

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2006

    Idiots Outfox NYPD

    Yes, New York's third annual Idiotarod—a mad-cap parody of Alaska's Iditarod race using shopping carts instead of dog sleds—took 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 >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2005

    Death and Sausages

    Biergartens filling mugs a century after Kleindeutschland

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