At 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the streets of the Flatiron district are bustling with suits, tourists with sky pointed cameras, and bike commuters, who weave through the chaos at an occasionally terrifying clip. Breakfast for most of these early risers comes in clutched paper cups from corner rolling ... More >>
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay closed his Fifth Avenue restaurant Mesa Grill last year, laying to rest a landmark that, when it fired up its burners in 1991, was the only destination restaurant in an area dominated by garment factories. In Februrary, Keith McNally shuttered Pastis, a Meatpacking Distric ... More >>
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On the heels of a report that New York's tech sector grew faster than almost any other city's--becoming the city's second-largest industry this year--comes more good tech news. Mayor Bloomberg announced Monday the city will be rolling out free and public wireless corridors to 10 neighborhoods in D ... More >>
Andy Yang's Thai mini-chain, Rhong Tiam, is launching three new food trucks this spring. Each truck will have its own theme and the "Supreme Burger Truck," as the first one has unfortunately been called, will launch tomorrow with a focus on Asian-inspired hamburgers.
Kyle Knall offers up Southern spirit and spirits
As we know, New Year's Eve brings out the worst in people. An hyped-up party atmosphere mixed with thousands of people mixed with alcohol will produce that blowback; on my walk from the Flatiron District to the East Village at around 2am, I witnessed two huge fights, five ambulances and a streaker p ... More >>
The restaurant veterans behind Fatty Crew Hospitality Group have partnered with Bravo's Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen to open Pig and Khao. It's Southeast Asian cuisine and the shared plates menu will pay homage to traditional Southeast Asian fare, such as pork and rice, infused with Thai and Filip ... More >>
Plum Pizzeria has shuttered on Second Avenue. No notice on their accounts. They opened in 2010 and an applicant by Alder Restaurant LLC was on the August docket to take over the space. [EV Grieve] Pomodora, the pizzeria on Second Avenue between 10th Street and 11th Street might be closed. Last mon ... More >>
*UPDATE* We've compiled a list of what McAleese stole that would warrant such a lengthy prison sentence. Ribs and Saki are involved.When 43-year-old Shawn McAleese was tunneling his way into Manhattan businesses to steal stuff earlier this year, he probably didn't think he could potentially face mor ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
A roundup on some restaurant deals and specials across the city: LuLu & Me is featuring half-price bottles of wine all night every Saturday in September. Its wine list includes both familiar grapes and lesser-known varietals. Standout bottles include Picpoul, a white wine made in France that's onl ... More >>
A Japanese mega-chain invades our fair city
Unlike other media outlets, we'll spare you the endless orgasm puns and just come right out and say it: the Trojan condom company held a free vibrator giveaway throughout the city yesterday -- that is, until Mayor Mike Bloomberg came and pissed on the parade.The condom conglomerate planned to giveaw ... More >>
What we've been up to this week at Fork in the Road: Robert Sietsema lists out his ten favorite restaurants in Hell's Kitchen. We list out a hot summer deal about free iced booze at Bottlerocket in the Flatiron district. One of the menu items: "Bootlegger Vodka Sno-cones with Fruit Syrups." Seve ... More >>
[See More Events: Spice Market Celebrating National Watermelon | City Grit Bringing Portland to NYC] Summer is the season for ice and booze. But when those things are mixed together and slapped on with the word "free," it's a deal we can't resist. The eclectic and environmentally-friendly Bottler ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Lamb Barbacoa Taco at Empellón Taqueria, Dish #86 | Build Your Own Burger at Kent Ale House, Dish #88]
Today we bring to you a recipe from Almond, an American bistro in the Flatiron district. One of the restaurant's bussers named Antony actually acquired the recipe from his grandmother who comes from Tulcingo del Valle, Puebla. She made these tamales at her neighborhood and church gatherings. The t ... More >>
A Salerno-style spot does both Belmont and the Flatiron district
In the Bronx, ZON's margherita is one of the city's most perfect evocations of that sainted Neapolitan pie. Today, Counter Culture compares two renditions of Roberto Paciullo's (of Roberto Restaurant fame) Zero Otto Nove: one on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, the other in the Flatiron District in Man ... More >>
The restaurant king further annexes Battery Park City
See what the city's restaurant critics have been up to this week: In this week's Voice, Robert Sietsema checks out the brick-and-mortar location of Tacos Morelos: "Taco Morelos--where even the tortillas are handmade--is something of a masa museum." As she tests out the fare at North End Gri ... More >>
Here are some of the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. The Sweetery (433 West 34th Street) can now satisfy your cookie, cake, and sugary baked-good fix. The group behind the Eatery runs the new pastry shop. [Zagat B ... More >>
And so we reach the end of this week's game. The second clue must have been a big helper. "It's Leopold III and that picture totally hangs over the bar at Markt!" one commenter wrote. He is, indeed, correct! I was at that Belgian restaurant in the Flatiron District. The clue was in the picture, for ... More >>
The curd-ish people get a homeland in the Flatiron district
The national pastime of the U.S.? The sports capital of the U.S.? If you dont know the score, well tell you.
Lauren ShockeyOnce upon a time, the martini was simply a gin and vermouth cocktail. Then came such bastardizations as the green apple martini and the coffee martini. You'd think that would have been the apogee of alcoholic disasters, but then came along the grilled cheese martini.
photo by Liz BarclayGoing to Miami.It's that time of year again, when the food media begin to obsess and chitter over the restaurants set to open in the fall. Among the forthcoming newcomers is more than a handful of foreign transplants, restaurants from other countries that hope to translate ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanWhen we walked into General Assembly's office in the Flatiron District around 3 p.m. Sunday, most people in the room were hunched over their laptop screens, most of which were Macs. It was nearing the end of the "Reinvent NYC.gov" hackathon, an event sponsored by the city in w ... More >>
Bees in Little Italy in MayIt's been a season of bees, so to speak, with swarms making news in Little Italy and across our fevered nation. And now the otherwise humdrum Flatiron District, DNA Info reports, has been hit with not one but two giant swarms of honeybees -- one at the Perfume Wareh ... More >>
Robert SietsemaBetween its ever-shrinking footprint and the boutique owners whose delicate sensibilities are offended between the San Gennaro Festival, Little Italy has taken its fair share of knocks in recent years. And to add insult to injury, the neighborhood's merchants are saying that Ea ... More >>
Tower of TerrorA New York City elevator dropped three stories on Wednesday morning in a Flatiron District building, thereby justifying the fears of generations who have been told that a fast-moving, close-quartered metal box on wires is somehow totally safe. The malfunction occurred around 7 ... More >>
Max and partners (Darren Berman and Roberto Manfe).The Flatiron district is getting more Mediterranean in the form of Zio Ristorante (17 West 19th Street), opening late next week.
Rebecca Marx When we wrote Our 10 Best Vegetarian Street Foods round-up last week, we hadn't yet been able to make it to the Kimchi Taco Truck. But now that we have, we'd like to make its tofu edamame falafel tacos an honorary member of the canon.
Good news for sandwich-in-a-box lovers and other office workers: British chain Pret A Manger is hoping to triple its presence in New York City over the next two years.
I'll tell you mine. In one of the summers of my misspent youth, I somehow nabbed a part-time job delivering rubber stamps! This was akin to nabbing crabs or a very bad headache.
Decent cooking but little spirit at an upscale Flatiron Indian restaurant
Kanye West dominates the 38th Annual Pazz Jop Critics' Poll as albums winner, with 3250 points and 266 mentions for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, while crowd favorite Cee Lo Green snags singles winner with 187 mentions for "Fuck You." But there's tons more in this week's musical retros ... More >>
A trip up over the border to the great French north
DJ Kentaro and his admirers. Pics by Puja, more below.The best thing about living in this city is that there's always something to do. If anything, we're constantly torn between options: Should we go to the dance party, the concert, the cocktail hour, or the laid-back DJ night? It's a ... More >>
This sad news just into my email in box, a press release announcing the closing of venerable downtown restaurant Fleur de Sel: Chef-owner Cyril Renaud announces the closure of Fleur de Sel, his Michelin-starred restaurant in the Flatiron district (5 East 20th Street), on Saturday, February 21s ... More >>