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    September 23, 2014

    Six Reasons You Need To Flyer Your Shows

    Social media takes the heat for a lot of things. Some people insist that it's responsible for diluting activism and killing personal interaction. Others may recall the recent viral Craigslist post about the restaurant that blamed their slowing service on social media and smartphones, while some scie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Bushwick

    As rent rose in Williamsburg to match prices in Manhattan, restaurateurs pushed eastward, and they've spent the last several years colonizing Bushwick with unique offerings that run the gamut from vegan Ethiopian fare to Cuban sandwiches. Those businesses join a slew of already-established places, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Staten Island Teachers Furious Their Union Didn't Want Them to Wear NYPD Shirts to the First Day of School

    A group of public school teachers in Staten Island planned to wear T-shirts supporting the New York Police Department to the first day of school yesterday, but most backed off after warnings from their union, the United Federation of Teachers. The Staten Island Advance reports that more than 600 sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    NYCLU Weighs in on Facebook Search Warrants in New York Court

    The New York Civil Liberties Union is throwing its support behind Facebook in a lawsuit the organization believes could have big implications for social media privacy in New York.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Breakfasts in NYC

    Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it too often becomes an afterthought, skipped altogether in lieu of a hurried borough-to-borough commute. New York may not be much of a breakfast town -- unless you count the hordes who queue for corner store coffee and a mediocre egg on a rol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Where to Watch the Stanley Cup in NYC

    The Nets are out of the running for the NBA title, the Mets and Yankees are having seasons that are middling at best, and the World Cup is still a week away, so best put all of your sports fan adrenaline into rooting for the Rangers, who are up for the Stanley Cup for the first time in two decades. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    The Four Best Food Events in NYC This Weekend

    Friends setting off for their Hamptons house share and leaving you behind? There's more to weekends than just the beach, we promise. Take advantage of your time in the city with this weekend's four best food events.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Can a New Band Legally Use an Old Band's Name?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Film

    April 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Savoury Brings Health-Conscious Indian Food to the UWS

    Lala Sharma turned out his upscale, healthy take on Indian cuisine at Surya in the West Village for more than a decade before he expanded to the Upper West Side with his son, Abishek, and opened Swagat, a more traditional Indian restaurant, in 2011. Surya has since shuttered, but last night, the fat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Who Owns the Social Media Profile of a Band?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    10 Ways to Be a NYC Restaurant Bad Boy (or Girl)

    We know: You went to culinary school hoping to woo ladiez (or dudez) with your chef skillz, didn't you? Unfortunately, now you've graduated, and all you have is a job where you bust your ass on the line only to hang up your Crocs and pass out on your couch, Tindr still open on your cell phone, Top C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Maybe Facebook Would Let Photographer Spencer Tunick Post Naked Pics If He Worked for Sports Illustrated

    Last month, we told you about photographer Spencer Tunick's ongoing struggles with Facebook : Tunick takes non-sexual, not particularly explicit photos of nude people, typically large groups of them. Then Facebook takes some of those photos down, freezes his account, and occasionally threatens him w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Free Boozy Hot Chocolate at Boqueria Today

    We've already committed to not complaining about the weather anymore -- we're done with staying in our houses now, thankyouverymuch, so we're just going to go out anyway because come on. Enough is enough. And we'll happily be rewarded for our resolution to leave our homes with a little free booze.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Photographer Spencer Tunick Can't Stop Running Afoul of Facebook's Baffling Rules on Naked People

    New York-based photographer Spencer Tunick takes beautiful pictures of naked people. You've probably seen some of those photos; he's become internationally famous over the past two decades for staging photos of "nude figures in public settings," as he puts it, everything from a lone woman curled aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    The 10 Best Birthday Bars in New York City

    Greenwood ParkBirthdays are hard. Of course it's about you. But really, it's about everyone else, especially if you're stepping up to plan the party yourself: whom to invite, whom not to invite, how to congratulate yourself for being born without feeling too self-important, whether to celebrate the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Bars in Long Island City

    What pops into your mind when you hear "Long Island City"? Maybe you picture less of a neighborhood, more of a character-free yuppie warehouse, where overpaid dullards stack themselves in gleaming condos, sucking the life force from yet another community's jugular. But you'd be wrong. That nonsense ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    NYC's 10 Best New Bars of 2013

    The ball's about to drop on 2013, but we're sneaking in one last big list, one that feels particularly celebratory (and, um, apropos going into a season where we could all use a little liquid courage to combat the post-holiday blues and the cold). That's right, it's our best new bars list. Presentin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    The 20 Best New Restaurants in NYC, 2013 Edition

    Restaurants open at a breakneck pace here in New York City, and they trot out food from just about every corner of our planet (and sometimes many corners of our planet on one menu). In the last 12 months, we've seen a spate of Isaan spots, a Laotian joint, mash-ups of Jewish and Japanese cuisines an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    10 NYC Treats to Order for This Thanksgiving

    Have you ordered your turkey yet? We hope so -- last week, we recommended a number of places that sell local, sustainable birds, but many of those vendors were on the way to selling out. And assuming you have the poultry under control (or aren't responsible for roasting the fowl), it's time to start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Readers Find Bread Ties in Food, Cigarettes in Beer

    Yesterday, Zachary Feldman reported that teen chef Greg Grossman took to Facebook to complain about a piece of glass he found in his food at a recent soft opening of a popular Chinese restaurant, and Joe Dobias promptly took him to task for posting his woes on social media rather than discussing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    NYPD Creates Fake Facebook Profiles of Young Women to Spy on Suspected Gang Members

    As the New York Times reported on Thursday, the NYPD has a new anti-gun violence strategy called Operation Crew Cut. One part of this strategy involves keeping tabs on suspected gang members' social media feeds, to try to spot any simmering tensions or vows of retaliation. That means following the y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    The 10 Best-Dressed Chefs in NYC

    Fashion, like food, is often used to push the boundaries of conventional taste. And while white double breasted jackets dominate the kitchen, many chefs throw on more stylish clothing outside of work. In honor of Fashion Week--which runs from today through September 12--we've gathered the city's 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    5 Spots to Celebrate National Rum Day

    Ahoy! It's National Rum Day and also Friday, both of which are good reasons to head to a bar in the name of celebration. Yesterday, Eve Turow chatted with The Beach's William Ward about rum's history and place on today's bar. You might check out his establishment, where you can lounge in a cabana wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    If You Hijack Your Old Band's Facebook Page For Your New Endeavor, You're a Dick

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Facebook Is Moving to the Village

    Well, we guess 335 Madison Avenue got a bit boring for the likes of Facebook, which is officially moving into 100,000 square feet of office space at 770 Broadway in 2014--right next to Astor Place, kitty-corner to the Cooper Union, and a few blocks up from the Village Voice. The social media site ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Brooklyn Flea Heading to the Seaport; Dig Inn Opens on Hudson

    Xi'an Famous Foods' new Midtown location had a soft opening on Thursday according to Midtown Lunch, which spotted a now-deleted post on the chain's Facebook page. Xi'an wrote, "We are having a soft opening at midtown 24 w. 45th... this message will self destruct in 15 mins..." Customers who couldn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Watertown Restaurant Strip-T's at the Center of Police Activity

    The picture of the restaurant on its Facebook page. If you've been watching the coverage of the Boston bombing on any of the networks, you know the suspected Chechnyan Tsarnaev brothers apparently lived on Willow Street in Watertown. Right around the corner, and front-and-center in many of the liv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Should You Post That to Facebook? A Handy Guide

    Facebook can be a tricky place. Home to over-sharers and extroverts, the social network can get pretty weird for the rest of us. It seems as if no one ever asks, "Should I post this to Facebook?" before posting. To help, we've asked that question for you, along with reasons why you should--or should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Quiz: Facebook Targeted Advertising Partner or Evil Corporation From a Movie?

    Late last month, Facebook announced that it will begin targeting users for advertising with information gained from outside the site. In the past, the social network would only pick up cues based on your behavior on Facebook. If you 'Liked' a page about dog care tips, soon you would see dog food ads ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    The Crucial Mistake Most Bands Are Making With Facebook

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Facebook And The Law: NYPD Deputy Inspector Targeted On The Social Network

    In a week filled with headlines of a fired LAPD cop gone on a killing spree after posting a murderous 'manifesto' on Facebook, this story should unsettle you. Yesterday, the New York Post reported that NYPD deputy inspector Joseph Gulotta was virtually targeted on the social network when an anonymo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Park Slope Gets Lincoln Heights and Country Boys; Table Verte Comes to East Village

    Lincoln Heights opened on Monday in Prospect Heights. From the owners of Park Slope's Al Di Là comes a casual cafe where customers can get coffee and pastries as well as charcuterie, organic pork chops, and dry cured sausage. Regulars of Bar Corvo around the corner may recognize some of the flavors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Floridita Reopens in Harlem, Patsy Grimaldi Opens Juliana's in Dumbo

    After Columbia University expanded in Manhattanville, 34-year-old Floridita was forced to move from its Columbia-owned location. But the Caribbean joint reopened just a few blocks away at 12th Avenue and 125th Street in the same building as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. They're serving up the same grub from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    The Last Year Of My Life, Brought To You By Facebook

    On average, an ordinary, freedom-loving American spends about eight hours a month on Facebook. That's sixteen minutes a day, seven day a week, ninety six hours a year. Simple math aside, Mark Zuckerberg has you under his watch for eight full days. And, if you have Facebook on your smartphone, well t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    "Krills," "Yams," and "Grizz": Decoding NYC Gangsters' Facebook Faux-Pas

    In October, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly publicly announced that he was doubling the size of the Department's Anti-Gang Unit and would be stepping up efforts to bust gangsters using social media websites like Facebook and Twitter -- where gangsters have recently taken their turf wars.New York City's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2012

    Mile End Deli: Social Media Flare Sours Smoked Meat's Return

    It took Mile End Sandwich almost a month to get smoked meat back on their menu after Hurricane Sandy destroyed the Red Hook commissary. But after raising the sandwich price from $12 to $14, a heated discourse between owner Noah Bernamoff and unhappy patrons hit Twitter and Facebook.

  • Art

    October 17, 2012
  • News

    October 10, 2012

    The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Five Gangnam Style-Inspired Treats

    Gangnam Style has taken the world by storm, and the food world is no exception. We rounded up five creative sweet treats that pay an homage to PSY's viral success: 5. Gangnam Cake (see above) So the YouTube video doesn't offer much explanation. You'll probably just get hungry watching them cut the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2012

    Brand It, Post It, Sell It: How Millennials Are Reshaping Business As We Know It

    Laura Murray, an FIT student by day and live music photographer by night, has a fascination with exposure: "Being able to show people things that are going on all over the world sounds incredible." She admits on her website that she has a "slight case of wanderlust" and her dream job would be a band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Myspace Was Better Than Facebook (For Music)

    With Facebook's stock and growth rates skydiving, it's time to say something that should have been said a long time ago: Myspace was better. Maybe not when it came to its coding or those garish "personalized" pages, but definitely when it came to music. Back in the day -- say, about 2004 or so -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Say Goodbye To Gravy, Fu Sushi

    Gravy in the Flatiron district has shut down. It specialized in Southern-style comfort food and announced the closing via Facebook. [Mad Park News] Fu Sushi closed on Avenue B in August. The space is currently up for rent at $4,375 for 700 square feet. [EV Grieve] Todd English's The Libertine h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Does Not Being On Facebook Mean You're A Psycho?

    I used to think you'd have to be psychotic to waste your time on Facebook, but now I'm so hooked on it, it almost feels like you'd have to be mentally ill to not be on it. And some media agree. In fact, as this blog points out: A German magazine took pains to note that Dark Knight killer James Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2012

    Facebook Allows Brands to Use Your 'It's Complicated' Status Against You

    It seems like almost every day, we read a story that makes the social network come off as that much creepier and then proceed to open a new tab on our browser, pull up Facebook and scan our notifications. And this one, in regards to marketing, it is a real doozie.Yesterday, the social media giant an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Brower Boys Street Gang "Taken Down" Thanks To Facebook And Stupid (Alleged) Criminals

    Here's a tip for any potential criminals out there: don't bicker about the proceeds of robberies you've committed on Facebook. Believe it or not, cops also have access to Facebook, and monitor it for dopes dumb enough to announce to the world that they're criminals.That said, more than a dozen membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Six Reasons Why Your Phone Is Probably Ruining Your Concert Experience (And Everyone Else's)

    Two nights this week I trucked out to the Bell House to attend the Chickfactor 20th-anniversary shows, which honored the two-decade-old indiepop fanzine with performances by the likes of Versus, the Softies, and Small Factory. Pinned to some of the Bell House's walls was a sign asking the people in ... More >>

  • Music

    March 21, 2012

    Muscling in at SXSW

    What happens when music's big names want to be rediscovered?

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    "What's The Presale Code Again?": A Guide To The Five Stages Of Ticketing Grief In 2012

    KraftwerkThe machines will always get you in the end. ​In an effort to "keep up," I follow a lot of New York-based music fans on Twitter. Which means that whenever tickets go on sale for an important show, whether at a venue large or small—Pulp at Radio City Music Hall, LCD Soundsystem a ... More >>

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