East River

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Here's Why You Should Book an Evening on The Water Table

    With the last few weeks of summer upon us, the pressures to plan a coastal getaway are as rampant as ever. But when funds and scheduling keep the bay at bay, a quick and close escape on the water is as good as any. Fortunately, Kelli Farwell and Sue Walsh had both adventure and convenience in mind w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Have a Taste of Pig & Khao's BBQ Blowout at Good Company

    A July downpour couldn't stop Williamsburgians from crowding around the barbecue from the Lower East Side's Pig & Khao, which ventured across the East River and to the back patio of Good Company (10 Hope Street) on Tuesday night. Pig & Khao's chef and owner Leah Cohen was on hand to help serve the $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Bank Thieves Saw Through Roof Under Cover of July 4 Fireworks, Steal $290k

    The average take in a bank robbery is around $4,000, according to federal authorities. That's because most heists are the hurried. Note to the teller, cash into the pockets, out the door before the police arrive. The big money is in the safe and cracking a safe take a sophisticated and creative appr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Your Official Village Voice 4Knots Music Festival Map!

    The weather Saturday is going to be gorgeous -- high in the low 80s and sunny -- and we can't wait to see all of you out at the South Street Seaport, where we'll be hanging with our good friends Dinosaur Jr., Mac DeMarco, Those Darlins, Speedy Ortiz, Radkey and many, many more. If you've not been do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Another Crowdfunding Effort Is Underway to Build Something Beachy in the Hudson River

    "I want a beach in Manhattan soooo badly," a man confides to the camera. He leans forward, hands in his pockets. A cheery tune plunks along in the background. "Like, this much," the woman next to him adds, stretching her arms as wide as they go. One by one, a parade of eager, hopeful beach bums f ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 25, 2014


    Discover New York’s abandoned island

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    An Upstart New York Architect Dreams Up a Swimming Pool in the East River

    This was not, Dong-Ping Wong insisted for the millionth time, a prank phone call. No, please don't hang up. He just wanted to talk about how to clean pool water. But the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene official on the other end of the line still wasn't entirely convinced. No, she hadn't rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Photos: Manhattanhenge on Friday Was a Half-Henge

    Manhattanhenge showed up over the New York skyline this past Friday -- if only partially through the clouds.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    You Can Add Black Seed Bagels to the List of the City's Best

    The ubiquitous New York bagel has, for many years, operated as a shadow of its former self, with the worst offenders being puffy to the point of losing their shape yet leaden and tasteless enough to use as a dog's chew toy. So you have to hand it to Noah Bernamoff and Matt Kliegman, restaurateurs in ... More >>

  • 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

    October 22, 2013

    10 Things the NYC Dining Scene Does Better Than Anywhere Else

    With tens of thousands of brick-and-mortar restaurants and even more kiosks, delis, and roadside stands where you can grab a bite to eat, there's no place in the world like New York City when it comes to food and drink--you could spend your entire life eating and drinking here without conquering all ... More >>

  • 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.

  • Dining

    July 31, 2013
  • 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

    June 17, 2013

    M. Wells Dinette Reincarnates Its Famous Breakfast Sandwich for LIC Flea & Food

    Over ninety vendors and thousands of visitors showed up for the overwhelmingly successful launch of the LIC Flea & Food this weekend, which commandeered a lot overlooking the Long Island City waterfront at 5-25 46th Avenue. And one of the most anticipated merchants showed up on Father's Day with a f ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 12, 2013


    The flea market just got 
a bit more interesting

  • Voice Choices

    June 5, 2013
  • 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

    November 15, 2012

    Give It a Few Weeks Before the R Train Returns

    Yesterday, we reported on the MTA's no-refund policy enacted in the aftermath of Sandy. Although no reason was given, the situation provided enough explanation: the agency was out a significant amount of cash flow and paying back all those fares definitely wouldn't have helped. So straphangers are f ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 31, 2012


    The Nets host the Knicks

  • 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

    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 24, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Le Taste of France, East River Moon Festival

    Thursday, September 27 Trader Joe's Protest. Demanding "meat without drugs," Consumers Union and other advocacy groups will hold a press conference/action outside of Trader Joe's Union Square store on Thursday, September 27 from 11 am to noon. They will deliver over half a million petition signature ... 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 >>

  • Film

    July 11, 2012
  • Film

    June 20, 2012

    BAMcinemaFest 2012: Coming of Age

    At four, the festival grows into a grand celebration

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Mark Your Calendars: The 2012 4Knots Music Festival Is Slated For July 14

    The 4Knots Music Festival—the Village Voice's contribution to the many free shows happening around the five boroughs during the summer months—will take place at Pier 17 on the South Street Seaport this July 14, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participating acts and further details on associated ev ... 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

    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 >>

  • News

    December 14, 2011

    NYE Guide: Never Let The Party End

    Surviving 2011 calls for a celebration. Your guide to ringing in 2012 with reckless abandon.

  • 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

    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

    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

    My Weirdest Pitches Of The Week

    ​Think the life of a gossip columnist/blogger is all sawdust and tinsel? Well, here are some of the pitches I've gotten this week, to give you a hint of the reality behind the glitterdome: *"Andrea Bocelli rides the East River ferry"

  • 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

    July 18, 2011

    Williamsburg Is in Its 'Manhattanization' Era, But the Unreliable L Train Could Save It

    ​Today on New Urban Network, Peter Feigenbaum writes of the various stages of the "colonization" of Williamsburg -- "just another chapter in the reconfiguration and rebirth of New York since the city's nadir in the mid-1970s." For history and urban planning nerds, this is some fascinating stuf ... 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

    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

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    More Street Vendors, More Jobs? Council Considers Bill

    Are you a victim of New York's soaring unemployment rate, currently at 8.1 percent? Now that the weather's warm, maybe you want to try your hand at selling hot dogs. The city council is looking at Intro 324-A, which would raise the number of street vendor permits from the current 4,000 to 15,000 for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Jersey House Floats Up the Hudson to Glen Cove

    A house formerly of Jersey's Long Beach Island floated up the East River to its new home in Glen Cove today. The "architecturally-significant" Lieb House, designed by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown and ornamenting the 30th Street oceanfront since the late 60s, was threatened with demolition b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    MTA Plan: Corporate Tax, Bridge Tolls, "Automatic" But Lower Fare Hikes

    Former MTA boss Richard Ravitch revealed his commission's plan for saving the MTA today. It calls for the state to take over the city's big bridges, putting tolls on the East River and Harlem River bridges, a third-of-a-percent "mobility" payroll tax on corporations, and biennial, automatic increase ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    East Village Radio Music Festival: It's Hard Out There for a Pirate

    KRS-One, performing somewhere far from the South Street Seaport East Village Radio, the sponsor of Sunday's South Street Seaport-hosted Music Festival, began life in 2003 as a pirate radio station, but as host KRS-One noted, while staring contemplatively out over the East River, "It's real hard to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Joe Papp Stands Up to HUAC

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 25, 1958, Vol. III, No. 35 Creation or Destruction? On Thursday of last week Joseph Papp, producer and creator of the New York Shakespeare Festival, refused to answer questions about his political beliefs before the House Committee on U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2008

    Women Behind Bars Riot!

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 30, 1958, Vol. III, No. 27 Villagers Watch as Women Riot In Local Prison A prison riot last Saturday night that began with girls shouting ended 2 1/2 hours later with fire trucks standing by. At the height of the disturbance the inmate ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2005

    Death and Sausages

    Biergartens filling mugs a century after Kleindeutschland

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