So much can change in a year. Last May Day, the amount of organizing energy and media hype surrounding plans for the annual holiday was staggering. For the first time in recent memory, unions and immigrant organizations, which had historically held separate May Day rallies, came together for a huge ... More >>
The Financial District's Dead Rabbit, where we recently enjoyed tiny teacups of "welcome punch" and a few rounds of excellent cocktails, is launching an events series this weekend. The evenings will focus on Ernest Hemingway's contributions to both literary and liquor culture, with a 90-minute disc ... More >>
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 >>
One of the best things about The Dead Rabbit, a delightful little pub and cocktail bar tucked away in the Financial District, is that a swallow of punch arrives a few moments after you're seated in the parlor upstairs. It's like the liquor world's version of an amuse bouche--a few sips from the ev ... More >>
Historic Front Street used to be known as the Financial District's Restaurant Row. Barbarini, Made Fresh Daily, Salud Tapas, and a slew of other restaurants fed neighbors, businesspeople, and each other. Most shared a landlord, the Durst Organization, whose underground electrical systems were floode ... More >>
Leske's Bakery will open a second location in Brooklyn on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. The Bay Ridge-based bakery has been around for over 100 years and is known for its Scandinavian heritage and black-and-white cookies. Join in the sweet festivities by showing up bright and early for a celebratory cookie ... More >>
Xi'an Famous Foods has devoted fans all over the city due to their diverse locations in the East Village, Flushing, and Chinatown. The famously cheap spot known for its cold skin noodles and lamb burgers is ready to conquer Brooklyn. On Saturday, Xi'an Famous Foods' doors will open on Beadel Street ... More >>
Williamsburg's Bellweather has closed and co-owner Josh Cohen, also behind Greenpoint's Anella and Calyer, is moving on from the project. Matt Zala told the Local that once they find a new partner, they hope to get the restaurant back up and running. 594 Union Ave.
Gotta Kid to Feed Productions has been enlisting actors to read actual Yelp reviews for the past year. Last week, they teamed up with Erin Felgar, who was recently seen in Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, to create this soul-crushing story of a frozen yogurt store whose spoons were just too damn big. ... More >>
Giardino D'Oro was deep in the heart of Zone A during Hurricane Sandy at 5 Gold Street. Even with 30 inches -- table height -- of flooding, they were able to redo the entire place after the devastating hurricane, and they reopened for business on December 3rd. But it took some help from SpacesTV.
St. Jerome's, the Rivington Street dive owned by Luc Carl, has closed as we know it. Carl sold the bar and the lease will switch over after November 1. Bowery Boogie reports that the new owners are veterans of the East Village nightlife scene: Joshua Yerington and Matt Romano of Black and White and ... More >>
For those who have been tracking Occupy Wall Street since its earliest days, yesterday's anniversary often felt familiar to the point of deja vu. Lower Manhattan was once again transformed into a city under siege, with metal barricades at almost every intersection, police trucks, vans, scooters, ho ... More >>
Tomorrow, it will be one whole year since a group of anti-corporatist raiders met for the first time in Zuccotti Park and deemed themselves Occupy Wall Street. Since then, the national explosion of 99-versus-1 Percent politics has had its ups and downs - in New York, Bloomberg's army of police offic ... More >>
GRK is a new Greek restaurant that opened in the Financial District on September 10. The menu showcases two Greek classics: yeero and yogurt. The yeero is a wrap filled with slowly rotated, spit-roasted meat. It's is layered onto a warm pita and dressed with different interpretations of tzatziki, th ... More >>
This morning marked the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed almost 3,000 men, women and children, most of whom died in the city's Financial District at the World Trade Center. Security felt tighter this year as streets were cordoned off and NYPD directed thousand ... More >>
16 Handles Frozen Yogurt is expanding across Manhattan with four additional stores. Already opened: Chelsea at 178 8th between 19th and 20th streets. Slated to open late August: Murray Hill at 428 Third Avenue between 29th and 30th streets. October opening: SoHo at 240 Lafayette between Spring and P ... More >>
May Day isn't even here yet, and it's already becoming clear that a season of protest and politics in the street is upon us. Yesterday morning saw a substantial demonstration by ACT UP!, other AIDS activists, and Occupiers, marching from City Hall into the Financial District to call for a financial ... More >>
It's generally agreed that the area below Chambers Street is a food no-man's-land. However, take a closer look and you'll find a number of options that don't just fill a void, but are top-notch. We've rounded up our 10 favorites, and lumped Battery Park City and the Financial District together, for ... More >>
During Armory Arts Week, Casa De Costa gallery in the Financial District is kicking off Bronx based photographer Kevin Amato's show "F*ck the Golden Years" with an opening reception this evening. We caught up with Amato last month, a friend and sometime collaborator on stories we've reported togethe ... More >>
According to data released to us by OkCupid, some New York City neighborhoods are more likely to make connections on the dating site than others. This may seem intuitive in some ways, but it's better to know these things for sure, right? After all, just like that map that tells us where the single m ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyNorth End Grill puts out a fine lemon meringue pieToday is National Pie Day, woot woot. While Fork in the Road believes that this holiday should really coincide with the other Pi Day (March 14), any day that celebrates the bounty of baked, filled pastries is still pretty damn a ... More >>
The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.
Oh, New Year's Eve. The most dreaded of holidays is fast approaching. CBS New York reports that the Times Square Ball is being installed today. But where should you venture come December 31? Luckily Priceline.com made a list of the"Top 50 New Year's Destinations for U.S. Travelers." (Read: "top New ... More >>
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Here are some of the dogs who got eaten this week. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. Kenmare Lounge can't keep up without food service, so its owners have shuttered the Lower East Side venue. They plan to open another restaurant ... More >>
The Victoria Harbour Light Show.When we think back upon the last few months in the Financial District, one thing we do not think is "Lower Manhattan should have a light show!" Nonetheless, that's what the Economic Development Corporation is after, a lighting initiative that would "transform t ... More >>
Although you may have heard that the Stone Street restaurant the Growler Bites and Brews is geared toward dog owners, don't be surprised when man's best friend isn't allowed inside. Sure, you can tie Buddy up to a post outside and sit in the cold to eat with him, but it's not as dog-friendly as the ... More >>
Rebecca NathansonSean Daly playing his guitarMuch has been written about the Financial District community's reaction to Occupy Wall Street's continuing occupation of Zuccotti Park, and now that a splinter group from the movement has spread to Washington Square Park, its presence is being felt ... More >>
Lauren BloombergYour order in the court? The food court trend seems to be underway (see: FoodParc, the Plaza Food Hall), and now it's made its way to the Financial District. Enter Earl's Court, which opened Monday, a John Street mess hall with seven branded vendors, including Earl of Sandwich ... More >>
Zoe SchlangerDrumming is one of the biggest problems neighbors have with Occupy Wall Street.Last night, the Quality of Life and Financial District sub-committees of Community Board 1 held a hearing in Lower Manhattan. The topic was Occupy Wall Street, specifically the tense relationship the n ... More >>
Rosie GrayBarriers up in the Financial District.It's been over month since the beginning of Occupy Wall Street, and if you've been down to the Financial District lately you may have noticed that on Wall Street between Broadway and William (also on Broad Street and Exchange Place), there are m ... More >>
C.S. MuncyCops faced off against protesters this morning in the Financial District.A number of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested this morning during confrontations with the police on various streets in the Financial District. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne puts the number at 14. One man ... More >>
As we mentioned earlier, a man was run over by a police scooter this morning during one of the tussles between cops and protesters in the Financial District. Now some unsettling video has surfaced: The man is reportedly a legal observer for the National Lawyers' Guild. C.S. Muncy also snapped so ... More >>
Occupy Wall Street has been camping out in the Financial District for over three weeks now. They're starting to spread out, though; this past weekend they held a rally at Washington Square Park and they're reportedly eyeing Tompkins Square Park as a protesting location as well. A picnic is planned t ... More >>
Bravo to the "Occupy Wall Street" protestors who've been camped out in lower Manhattan, screaming about how Financial District greed destroyed the economy. While we're at it, let's also rail against...
DCPIA man robbed a bank on Gold Street in the Financial District on Monday, making a symbolic and probably unwitting stand against the big banks' greed and selfishness but also leaving with a bag of cold hard cash. At around 9 a.m., the suspect went inside the Sovereign Bank on Gold Street, p ... More >>
This is what democracy looks like.The Occupy Wall Street protest drew thousands of demonstrators to the Financial District this weekend, when the markets were closed and the neighborhood was largely a ghost town. This morning, as the inexplicably-timed protest entered its third day, demonstr ... More >>
Jbird hatches."I don't want to spoil the surprise," says Joshua Kaiser, co-founder with Jamie Hinojos of Jbird Cocktails. But then he did. With no shortage of speakeasy-style cocktail lounges around these days, the Jbird team is launching three. The first, opening tonight, can be found hidde ... More >>
Sassycrafter/FlickrPrepare for hot and toasty sandwich dominationPotbelly Sandwich Works, the Chicago-based sandwich purveyor that makes straight-from-the-oven sammies, has opened its second New York City location today at 150 East 44th Street (646-289-4202), not even a month after it set up ... More >>
HowAboutWe, the online dating site based on what you want to do -- how about we wake up early and blog together? -- has pulled together information from the more than 100,000 dates posted on its site to determine the neighborhoods New Yorkers most frequently pick as date spots (at least, acco ... More >>
A lot to swallow.Brookfield Office PropertiesIt looks like the Milk Street Café won't be the only mega-food hall to make a massive footprint in the Financial District.
WikipediaNew York's newest massive food hall.After 30 years as a fixture of Boston's financial district, the Milk Street Café is expanding to New York's financial district with a 23,000-square-foot food hall.
Fatty CrewThis is what a Fatty Snack pulled pork sandwich looks like.Mother Nature may have a bit of a temper, but she apparently has nothing but love for the Fatty Crew gang: their Fatty Snack kiosk is now open and basking in the sun at the World Financial Center Plaza.
Department of TransportationWell, so much for the Department of Transportation's utopian vision of gutter dining in Soho: last night, Community Board 2 voted to reject all but one of the pop-up cafés that the DOT had proposed for the neighborhood. The cafés, which would extend f ... More >>
Looks like we're getting yet another chain: The folks behind Potbelly, the Chicago-based sandwich chain, have sent out a release heralding the imminent opening of their first NYC location. It'll be located at 2 Gold Street in the Financial District, right alongside fellow chains Pret A Manger ... More >>
Ed McFarlandIt seems that Ed McFarland, the crustacean impresario behind Ed's Lobster Bar, has been busy working on the pizza parlor he's planning to open in the Financial District sometime in the next few months. Now Zagat Buzz has stumbled across photographic proof of the chef's labors, whi ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Pussycat Lounge has closed after 41 years in business in the Financial District, reportedly by the city for construction without a permit. [Grub Street] Select Burger in the East Village h ... More >>
Julian Medina lets his tacos loose.Yesterday, Toloache's Julian Medina told us about his plans for Toloache Taqueria, his new Financial District fast-casual Mexican spot selling "guacamole and chips, tortilla soup, chicken pozole, and braised pork with noodle soup. And three different salads. ... More >>
With the exception of a salad or two,Taïm Mobile doesn't really offer anything different from Taïm, its immobile West Village progenitor. And that's just fine, because it means that customers don't have to go to Waverly Place to find the same excellent food.
In which we prowl the city sampling today's take on the most classic cocktail
Not necessarily happy with today's Yankee parade: some Staten Island commuters caught in the crush of revelers who were making their way back to the Forgotten Borough afterwards. "'It was chaos,' says commuter who was stuck in overcrowded Whitehall Ferry Terminal," reports the Staten Island Advance. ... More >>
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