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  • 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

    March 24, 2014

    The 10 Best Greenmarket Restaurants in NYC

    Nothing makes us happier than traipsing through a Greenmarket in full swing (we've been known to skip as well) checking out the rhubarb, fresh lettuces, asparagus, and, of course, ramps peppering vendors' tented tables. And while our frolicking inevitably leads to some great purchases, we'd much pr ... More >>

  • 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 17, 2013

    Stone Street Tavern Pops Up at the Elevated Acre Everyday for the Rest of the Summer

    FiDi's Elevated Acre is representative of this city's commitment to rethinking outdoor urban common areas to add fantastic green space in unlikely locations. The park covers an acre-sized deck at 55 Water Street, offering views of the East River and lower Manhattan. Work in the area? Here's an add ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 17, 2013


    Colum McCann crosses oceans and rivers

  • 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

    April 29, 2013

    Watch Justine, Rescued East River Beaver, Wade Back into her Bronx River Home

    Wait, the East River has beavers? Well, not ones that are supposed to be there. Regardless, the East River is where park rangers found Justine, a sick, starving beaver carried downstream by the current. Justine was then brought to local wild animal rescue organization, Wildlife In Need of Rescue and ... 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

    October 29, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy: East River Nearly At Capacity; Subway Corrosion a "Significant" Concern

    We haven't even seen the worst of Hurricane Sandy, but this bitch apparently means business.The East River is nearly at capacity, with another "surge" of water that could potentially raise the water level by another 11 feet by 9 p.m.Governor Andrew Cuomo and other emergency management officials just ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    5 Great Food Markets to Visit Right Now

    There's no doubt: New York is a buyer's market. At least where food is concerned. Stroll through the souk-like stalls of our city's great markets as you scarf down spicy, chicken pigs-in-blankets from Brooklyn Piggies and a chaser of Grady's Cold Brew, and revel in these first breezes of fall as yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2012

    Jackie Barcliff, Occupy Wall Street Protester, Turns Self In, Charged With Not One But Two Rapes

    Jackie Barcliff, an Occupy Wall Street protester, turned himself in late Friday to police, and was charged with the rape and assault of another protester. Barcliff, 44 and homeless, was not only charged with rape and attempted murder in the attack on the 56-year-old OWS protester in the Pier 15 pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Live: AraabMuzik Bridges The Gap Between Old And New At East River Park

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Film

    July 11, 2012
  • Film

    June 20, 2012

    BAMcinemaFest 2012: Coming of Age

    At four, the festival grows into a grand celebration

  • 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

    March 9, 2012

    Our 10 Best East Village Restaurants, 2012 Edition

    These chicken chile guajillo enchiladas at Downtown Bakery are every bit as good -- and spicy -- as they look. The East Village may be the city's most eclectic and rewarding dining destination, though this aspect of the neighborhood is sometimes eclipsed by its bars and cocktail lounges. You can d ... 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

    December 22, 2011

    21 Voice Stories from 2011 That Melted Even This Grizzled Journalist's Heart to Report

    James Worrell​Looking back, 2011 has been quite a year, especially on the gay rights front, one of our major beats. Like the cardiac organ caught in a bear trap accompanying Jen Doll's "Plight of the Single Lady," there were times when, objective reporter or not, the stories we were reporting ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    April Bloomfield Gets the Vice Munchies Treatment

    Perhaps you've heard of April Bloomfield? The no-nonsense chef takes a break from running the Spotted Pig, Breslin, and John Dory to go on a joyride with some her food-industry friends in the latest from Vice's "Munchies" series. First, though, she talks with business partner Ken Friedman about whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

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

    Sherman Adams‚ÄčAn 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 12, 2011

    Five Reasons You Should See Wild Flag Tonight

    ​The term "supergroup" is pretty well overused in this hyperadjectived age, so let's call Wild Flag—ex-Sleater Kinneyans Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, former Helium mastermind Mary Timony, and onetime Minder Rebecca Cole—something more superlative, because they certainly deser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    The Hudson: Frequently Kinda Poopy

    ​A while back, we were all a bit concerned about our New York City water exploits. A fire in the engine room at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem caused the plant to shut down, spewing nasty water out into our nearby bodies of H20, and officials deemed the Hudson, and parts ... 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

    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 20, 2011

    Ray Kelly, NYPD Commissioner, Loves a Good Tie, Hoodie

    ​Today's edition of Women's Wear Daily profiles the style of a somewhat unlikely fashion character, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. On a night out on the East River, Kelly sports "a charcoal Martin Greenfield hand-tailored suit" with a "Charvet tie, so pink it practically reflects the faraway P ... 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

    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 28, 2011

    Steve's Key Lime Pie Will Bestow Swingles Upon the Brooklyn Flea

    Rebecca Marx​The return of the Red Hook Ball Fields vendors isn't the only reason to brave weekend subway service: this Sunday, the Williamsburg Flea roster will include Steve's Key Lime Pies. According to the Brooklyn Flea blog, the Red Hook bakery, which was doing the single-menu-item thing ... More >>

  • Theater

    February 2, 2011

    Mosheh Offers a Testament to. . . Something

    Bible sci-fi awaits you at Here

  • Dining

    November 8, 2005

    Death and Sausages

    Biergartens filling mugs a century after Kleindeutschland

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