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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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 >>
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.
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For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The borough is where it's at
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Vinegar Hill House gets a neighbor
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Steven ThrasherThis brother with the gas mask scared the shit out of everyoneI 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 >>
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Sherman AdamsAn 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
via Brooklyn PaperIf 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Guacamole appears in brasserie across the street from Williamsburg girdle factory
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 >>
Biergartens filling mugs a century after Kleindeutschland