Life Cafe, the Alphabet City hangout that inspired Jonathan Larson's musical "Rent," is set to close. [NY Daily News]
Veronica People's Club, "a weird, wonderful little bar with some of the best and most unassuming cocktails in Greenpoint" is shutting down. [Flavorpill]
photo courtesy of villafanestudios.com
What a pumpkinhead.If you're a diehard Food Network viewer, you may have seen Ray Villafane kicking ass with his pumpkin carvings on Halloween Wars. The Queens native makes a living carving figurines for DC Comics, but around this time of year he opts fo ... More >>
"The Chicago-style hot dog," Zeph Courtney says, "is a classic piece of American food culture. It's a very, very specific thing. There's one way to do it right, and every other way is wrong."
"And we're going to do it right," adds Liz Schroeter Courtney.
For my second-to-last Press Clips, Day 27, we have a very, very special treat. Every year, many of the New York-based media companies who produce a large portion of American media that is consumed across the country gather after months of conspiring...to get shitface drunk. Behold:
Wednesday, October 20
Better than: Black Kids at the R Bar, 2007.
Salem are referred to by some as witch house, drag, haunted house, or. . . never mind. The point is that people are actively referring to Salem. Curmudgeons who turn typing into rent checks are arguing ab ... More >>
Have seen you seen this man?In the week we wondered if it was still possible to sell out in 2010 (short answer: no), we also found ourselves introduced to the horrific new term "rape gaze," about which the less that's now said, the better. Cleanse your palate with the six best things you can ... More >>
Once upon a time, there was an excellent hour-long music-video show on Bloomberg's city-television network called New York Noise. Dating back to 2002, the hour-long intern-spun idea predated YouTube, the music-vlog trend of filming bands playing in random locations, and nearly all MP3 blogs ... More >>
Monday and Tuesday, the first official days of summer, inspired two major public (free!) yoga events in the city: The Solstice in Times Square and Yoga at the Great Lawn. One boasted its cred as one of the longest-running yoga-thons ever; the other prided itself on being the largest. But whic ... More >>
If you haven't figured it out already, Halloween is on a Saturday this year! This means a whole two nights of ghoulish punch, "scary" dance parties, and punny costumes. I've already spotted a few Michael Jacksons and Sarah Palins (SO last year!) walking the streets of the Village, and thought it o ... More >>
Pic by Puja PatelNYC's Twestival (Twitter festival, get it?) went down Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl, raising money for Bronx-based charity Camp Interactive, which means there was at least one good thing about it.
The outrage over the World WIldlife Fund 9/11 ad (which WWF insists it did not authorize) has more or less died down, and here comes a Moscow Times 9/11 ad to pick up the slack. Like everything else these days, it appears the anniversary of the infamous terror attacks will be contentious. All ... More >>
The city, in association with the shadowy corporate-government group NYC & Company, has launched NYCgo.com, which in contradiction to our hopes upon hearing the name is not a site encouraging feebs and wasters to get the fuck out of our city, but a "new online resource for exploring New York." It is ... More >>