This is not the beginning of a joke. Late Saturday night, a taxi cab SUV drove directly into a crowd outside of the East Village coffee shop, The Bean. The hear the New York Post tell it, the cab was like a heat-seeking missile: "the cab swerved to avoid an SUV that may have run a red light a ... More >>
Fox News decided to publish an editorial on "hipsters" or what they think they know "hipsters" are, entitled, "The Trouble With Hipsters," written by a Hopefully you've landed here and will not read the actual article. That said, given that Fox News's broad outlook still sees President Obama ... More >>
A sidewalk, clearly not in the East Village.EV Grieve attended last night's Community Board 3 SLA meeting and emerged with the news that DBGB plans to add sidewalk seating, presumably so that its customers can exchange smug looks with the patrons installed at Pulino's alfresco tables across t ... More >>
Snack Dragon taco shack recently branched out from its original East Village location to open a spot on the Lower East Side. There you will find a vegetarian taco that brings together all the various charms of crunchy hippie-Cal-Mex-drunk food.
The bo zai fan, that is -- a tasty rice casserole.
Otafuku will soon have competition in the East Village octopus ball market. Ichiban-Tei is under construction on 13th Street at the northeast corner of First Avenue, and the restaurant will specialize in takoyaki, those fried octopus fritters often topped with bonito flakes and sweetish brown ... More >>
When I reviewed Desnuda, the avant-garde cevicheria in the East Village, over a year ago, the place had a pleasant sense of anarchy about it. There was no real menu, just executive chef, Christian Zammas puttering around behind the bar (there's no kitchen) armed with a sushi-bar-style cooler ... More >>
At Cienfuegos, the new rum emporia in the East Village, the food is somewhat less impressive than the cocktails and the atmosphere. What a room! It's a turquoise-and-pink fantasia of Sinatra-era Havana crossed with Alice in Wonderland. The servers are dressed up in colorful aprons like 50s ho ... More >>
Fried mochi stuffed with sesameA walk down St. Marks Street in the East Village never fails to turn up something novel. Lately, Fork in the Road checked out the latest branch of Xi'an Famous Foods and the newcomer Neapolitan pizza joint, Totale. Today we tried out a couple of sweets from TKet ... More >>
Like the sign says: New York's Best Egg Cream St. Marks Place is only three blocks long, but packs an astonishing 63 places to eat along its truncated and colorful length, some of them nearly invisible. It constitutes one of the city's foremost tourist destinations for the under-40 crowd, th ... More >>
Farewell, brunch, hello, cattle. Permanent Brunch & Burger wasn't quite as permanent as advertised: tomorrow, it's being replaced by the Steak Shoppe, a restaurant that ostensibly promises to be a carnivore's wet dream.
We at Fork in the Road are no strangers to the pleasures of frozen treats, so the following is pretty exciting: NYC Icy is (re) opening in the East Village, perhaps as early as tomorrow. The Feed reports that the ice joint -- which has closed and re-opened more times than anyone can seem to ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 15, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 44 A Death in the Family by Leticia Kent We have had a death in the family. Don McNeill accidentally drowned last Saturday night near his rented summer cottage in Monroe, New York. He was 23 years old. T ... More >>
Today the Taxi and Limousine Commission announced that they'll attempt to revoke the licenses of 633 drivers who did the dastardly, unforgivable deed of routinely overcharging their customers, costing those poor, innocent taxi riders $1.1 million en toto. (Which, just for comparison's sake, i ... More >>
The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance identifying this man, pictured, wanted for a series of burglaries occurring in the East Village between March 10 and April 3. East Villagers take note: He has a habit of entering through windows. Anyone with informa ... More >>
It makes a pretty picture: an angry red bowl of ramen against a backdrop of wooden planking. My noodle hang in the East Village lately has been Ramen Setagaya. Not the one on First Avenue that peddles such ramen arcana as a version featuring the noodles by themselves in a separate bowl from ... More >>
This is what it's come to, New York.To anyone with any shred of doubt that New York has lost whatever edge it once had in the world's eyes, you can now give up the ghost. In a double-whammy of what-the-fuck proportions, McDonald's Germany has introduced cupcakes, and named them after New York ... More >>
Things get a little dullish at the boites sometimes, so on Tuesday night, at an East Village place called Urge, I was thrilled to spot a guy sitting at the bar with his butt crack brazenly sticking out like a business card.
View Larger Map DATE: Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 7:51 p.m.LOCATION: in the rear of 20 Avenue D, East Village, Manhattan.Luis Johnson, 29, of Amboy Road in Staten Island, was stabbed fatally last night near an East Village public housing development during a street brawl. Johnson was stabbed in one arm ... More >>
Probably should've known that the Surfer Blood bill at the Market Hotel on Saturday night was going to be sold way the hell out, especially when even Luke's Lobster in the East Village was playing Astro-Coast on Friday night. Nevermind the ominous symbolism in a bunch of Brooklyn kids texting back ... More >>
Gluten-free goodness next Monday? Next Monday is shaping up to be quite a watershed for sweet tooths and those who enable them: not only is Dorie Greenspan throwing open the doors to her CookieBar, but Tully's Gluten-Free Bakery is also scheduled to bestow its creations upon the East Village. ... More >>
Good news for East Village residents who are both snow-averse and hungry: starting today, Motorino is providing delivery service. The delivery area covers 9th to 20th Streets between Third Avenue and Avenue C. Pizzas can be ordered during business hours, cut and uncut.
Without gas, cooking can be a shocking affair. You may not have noticed it, but beloved East Village hangout Luca Lounge reopened earlier this year. The place has lost both its garden and its gas line, but owner Vito DiTomaso is optimistic. He hopes to attract some of his old regulars with th ... More >>
Last week we mentioned that some city-owned rental space, even in buildings one imagined would be very rentable (the Staten Island Ferry terminal, for example) were being offered free to artists to use as exhibition spaces. Today the Times tells us the city's not the only landlord to give ov ... More >>
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04deveni/flickrJeremiah's Vanishing New York reports that Krystyna, the Polish lady who worked at Five Rose's Pizza on First Avenue for 27 years before it closed last November, is now making pizzas down in Jamaica. Krystyna, who owned the East Village mainstay for its last eight years, was in ... More >>
Are you prepared for yet another pizza style? Veloce Pizzeria, the latest project of the Bar Veloce foks, occupies the former Teresa's, a Polish restaurant on First Avenue in the East Village. The space now conforms to the familiar Bar Veloce idea of design, with a deep dining room and a long b ... More >>
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