• Blogs

    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 9, 2014

    Casting Martin Scorsese's New Ramones Movie

    A couple weekends ago, word got out that an upcoming Ramones biopic would be helmed by one of America's greatest living filmmakers, Martin Scorsese. The movie would be one of several band-related projects slated for 2016, the 40th anniversary of the bruddas' debut album, Ramones. Scorsese isn't th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Here's a Beer for Every World Cup Quarterfinal Team

    No doubt you've already been imbibing throughout the World Cup matches of the last couple weeks. And we hope you've been patriotically quaffing something domestic (and craft!) for our beloved team. But now that America's hopes have been dashed, it's time to taste the native brews of the remaining ei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Six Rules for Sharing a Practice Space

    Mixing business with pleasure is a dirty game, isn't it? While necessary, practice spaces exemplify the tension that comes with sharing a small area with a number of personal friends and acquaintances. It's like living in a tiny house with eight other unbalanced roommates. Between paying rent, keepi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Six Reasons Employers Should Hire Touring Musicians

    In 2014, you should've already figured it out by now: Your dumpy, forgettable band with few fans should be touring. The need to turn your local bar band into a mobile poverty-stricken disaster unit is of utmost importance. It's your chance to see beautiful rolling landscapes, fall in love with peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    MTA Releases New Photos of Second Avenue Subway Line

    Slowly but surely, the Second Avenue Subway is taking shape. Last week, the MTA released the latest batch of photos of the Second Avenue Subway project, showing the tunnel that will one day host the long-awaited train service. The pictures are pretty, to the extent images of heavy industry and const ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The 10 Most WTF Moments In VMA History

    This Sunday, the MTV Video Music Awards come to Brooklyn and are sure to make us LOL, say "OMG," and definitely go WTF!?!?! To celebrate, we've compiled a list of the 10 most WTF moments in VMA history. See also: Your Guide to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    5 Drink Orders that Let Everyone Know You're an Asshole

    Like every recreational activity, drinking has its share of snobs, slobs, and Average Joes. But one demographic the act of socially swallowing alcohol has in spades? Assholes. Hell, drinking practically turns people into them. So what can you, the putty-like, doe-eyed imbiber do to avoid becoming an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    5 Great Condiment Costumes for Halloween

    Anybody can dress up as ketchup and mustard but it takes a real costume connoisseur to find an out of the box condiment costume. Here are 5 great ones. [See More: 5 Quick Ways to Celebrate National Bologna Day | 10 Best Hamburger Costumes for Halloween]

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Our 10 Favorite Far Downtown Restaurants

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Eataly Will Host NYC's Neopolitan Pizzaiolos

    Meng He/FlickrA gilded RossoPomodoro oven​Starting this Monday, Eataly's pizza restaurant, Rossopomodoro, will lend its ovens to a rotating group of New York City's finest pizza makers for a series of dinners called Pizza a Quattro Mani, according to Serious Eats. Each Monday for six weeks, a new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    5 Aphrodisiac Foods and Where to Find Them to Put You in the Mood For Love

    Happy Valentine's Day! Today's all about love (or, if you're single, it's about getting bombed on pink champagne in a bubble bath while listening to Whitney). And Conversation Hearts. And chocolate-covered strawberries. Now, those nibbles are all fine and dandy, but if you really want to get in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Fork in the Road's Favorite Tapas in New York City

    Joe Snack/Flickr​ It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    How Much to Tip? Fork in the Road Weighs In

    Images_of_Money/Flickr​ Fifteen percent? Eighteen percent? Twenty percent? Knowing how much to tip these days can be tricky. Jonathan Gold suggests 20 percent, all the time, no exceptions. But what if the tip is already written in? Do you add more on top of that? The economics of tippin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    You Can Now Eat Atomic Wings at the Subway Inn

    Kristine Paulus/Flickr​The Subway Inn opened on East 60th Street in 1937. It has spent the subsequent 74 years preserving its vaunted reputation as the dive to end all dives, a comfortingly no-brow refuge for drunks, wayward Bloomingdale's workers, and pretty much everyone in between. And now, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Why Restaurants Fail

    MBJ (Marje) / FlickrEven the Originals Have to Shutter Sooner or Later​New York City is a notoriously difficult place for restaurateurs. They have to deal with expensive rents and a crowded market, among other hardships. Business Insider even notes that among the 1,000 restaurants that opened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Fork in the Road's Favorite Chain/Mini-Chain Restaurants

    Gerard Stolk vers l'Assomption / Flickr​It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead repres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Fork in the Road's Favorite Under $5 Dishes

    Sami Keinanen/Flickr​It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Greenmarket Vendors Can Once Again Cut the Cheese

    Refracted Moments/Flickr​Fans of both cheese and reason can breathe a sigh of relief: The state Department of Agriculture and Market is once again letting Greenmarket vendors cut their cheese.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    The Park Slope Food Coop Inspires Fun List-Making

    Paul Lowry/Flickr​The Park Slope Food Co-op is the gift that keeps on giving, at least to bloggers trying to fill daily post quotas. The latest parcel comes from Racked, which has thoughtfully rounded up some of the more memorable "moments" in the coop's history. And what a history it is. Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    For Memorial Day, Grilling Tips From People Who Know a Thing or Two About Meat

    andrewmalone/FlickrLet the games begin.​Memorial Day weekend is finally almost upon us, which means that America gets to use patriotism as an excuse to grill vast quantities of animal parts. As this signals the official start of the grilling season, we figured it would be a good time to ask so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Our 10 Best Legal and Sort of Legal Picnic Spots

    Robert SietsemaViewed from Inwood Hill Park, New Jersey is beautiful.​ Despite this week's sodden weather, spring really is upon us, which means that picnic season is too. New York harbors untold numbers of excellent picnic spots, be they in midtown pocket parks, an empty soccer field, or you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    It Looks Like People Are Eating a Lot of Wood Pulp These Days

    Ella's Dad/Flickr​Perhaps in part because we're usually too busy worrying about whether there's shit in our meat, most of us have never really paid attention to cellulose. But apparently, we should, because it's in a whole host of things we stuff down our gullets.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Announcing The 4Knots Music Festival, Taking Place This July 16

    Barry Yanowitz/Flickr​With the beginning of spring comes the announcement of summertime music festivals, and we have one of our very own: This July 16, the Village Voice will throw the inaugural 4Knots Music Festival on the South Street Seaport. Named after the speed at which the East River, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    A Ghastly Gallery of Green Bagels

    JeffreyWiden/FlickrThe mottled and scrofulous exterior of this green monstrosity is enough to put you off your feed.​ Let's face it: Culinarily, apart from soda bread and maybe corned beef and cabbage, St. Patty's Day is a horrible holiday. And the only thing worse than green lager beer is gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    So Does That Make Whoopie Pies Cher or Miley?

    David Leggett/Flickr​"...I don't think any of us really want Pie to be the next Cupcake. Cupcakes can forever be the tabloid Lindsay/Britney/Paris and pies will be the classier Aretha/Stevie/Joanie. Pie is too good to go down that dark road." - Matt Lewis, co-owner of Baked, offering some refr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    At Clinton Street Baking Co., It Is Now National Pancake Month

    D'Arcy Norman/Flickr​There are really only two redeeming things about February. One is City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival, and the other is the fact that it's now pancake month at Clinton Street Baking Co.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    USDA Dietary Guidelines: Eat Less Crap

    El Gran Dee/FlickrHere's looking at you.​The USDA published its 2010 Dietary Guidelines today. The takeaway: eat less crap.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Prospect Park May Get Non-Pretzel Food Vendors

    Yusuf C/FlickrSeeking sustenance.​Taking a page from Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Tavern on the Green parking lot, Prospect Park may soon employ food-cart vendors peddling more than pretzels and hot dogs. Per Park Slope Patch, the Parks Department earlier today released a request for proposa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Jimmy's No. 43 Will Hold Its Third Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off on Jan. 22

    Sam Turner/Flickr​Like certain people, we're familiar with cook-off fatigue, that ailment that accompanies the specter of standing in long lines to eat food prepared in conditions conducive, shall we say, to bacterial procreation. That said, there is something very comforting about being ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Snow Makes for Funny New York Times Oopsie

    Lots of mishaps out there in the snow, like buses stuck and cars stuck and for the love of God people, stop trying to drive in this shit, you're going to hurt yourself! Or, you might find yourself buried in the snow, like this woman bicycle. This New York Times typo, caught by Yodara, has since been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Xiao Ye's Post-Sifton Menu

    visualpanic/Flickr​After Sam Sifton delivered a no-star review of Xiao Ye, Eddie Huang told us that he was planning to make some changes in the kitchen. And according to his blog, he has: Look for bigger portion sizes and individual portions for dishes like pot stickers, head-on prawns, and be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Chilean Miner Experiences Most Justifiable High-Five Moment Ever

    Hugo Infante/Government of Chile​Via Animal New York, the Chilean government has a Flickr account onto which they are releasing such amazing images as this one, in which Mario Sepulveda, 39, the second miner rescued from the mine, feels freedom -- nay, grabs freedom by the balls -- after 69 da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Cheetos Have No Friend in the Senate

    Nikolas Muray, FlickrPoliticians against crap for a change.​Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will commit $4.5 billion to federal child nutrition programs, including school lunch, over the next decade, The Washington Post reports.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Gov. Paterson Will Attempt to Resurrect His Soda Tax

    poolie/Flickr​Governor Paterson won't take no for an answer: despite the fact his proposed soda tax was killed earlier this month by relentless lobbying and advertising from the beverage industry, he's planning to reintroduce the tax during a special legislative session on Wednesday.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Studies in Hypocrisy: "Green" Restaurateurs Love Them Some Energy-Guzzling Edison Bulbs

    Evan Izer/Flickr​"It boggles the mind that in these times of economic hardship and interest in environmental sustainability that restaurant owners would choose the light bulb that uses 5 to 10 times more power than the other bulbs on the market...You can't on the one hand brag how green you ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    The Soy Luck Club: Five Great Veggie Burgers of New York

    sweetonveg/FlickrThick, juicy, and free of animal by-products.​Ah, the travails of the veggie burger. So often rubbery or mealy. Frequently over-soaked in the faux-chicory flavor that characterizes so many meat alternatives. Dry, floppy patties that can be more Soylent Green than green gourme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Still Haven't Had Enough Meatballs?

    Maggie Hoffman/FlickrThese happen to be turkey.​Reviews of the Meatball Shop are rolling in, with both the Times and Serious Eats offering their opinions on New York's latest assiduously compartmentalized restaurant. The Post has chimed in with its own round-up of the city's best balls. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    The Decapitator Strikes Again, Beheading Daft Punk in Shepard Fairey's DJ Hero Ad

    All photos courtesy of the Decapitator's Flickr streamSpring Street on November 6, 2009 In case you haven't been following along, the street-artist known as the Decapitator has been in New York recently. And in addition to hiding headless Shakiras in the Union Square Barnes & Noble (one was found a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    "Store Front" Exhibition Celebrates Old New York

    Photo by jimandkarlamurray on Flickr "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York," an exhibition by photographers James and Karla Murray, opens today at Clic Gallery on Center Street. The series of photographs of mom-and-pop storefronts, which spans ten years, includes a shot of the now shutter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    How to Greenwash Your Packaging

    Image by Lunchbreath @ Flickr This graphic by Lunchbreath is timely, what with all the recent debate on Fork in the Road about so-called sustainable packaging. Sure, in some cases, "green" packaging can leave a lower carbon footprint than the conventional kind, but one must beware those excessively ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    The New School of Food Speak

    Photo by @ FlickrThe Food Section rounds up its best Dictionary of Modern Gastronomy entries, a glossary of food and cooking terms that have been finding their way into the common foodie vernacular. Here is a sampling: arugulance (noun): a (perceived) attitude of superiority and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Happy French Cocktail Hour!

    Photo by JazarellaMozarella @ FlickrThe French have come to celebrate a tradition so ingrained in their culture that they have exported its commemoration to 19 different countries around the world. No, it's not Bastille Day or Napolean's birthday. It's l'heure de l'aperitif. French cocktail hour, un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    A Week Into the Pandemic... The Swine Flu Cocktail

    Photo by Esparta @ Flickr You had to expect this one. Incorporating tequila (a not-so-subtle nod to Mexico), an absinthe wash (for its medicinal qualities), and bacon-infused bourbon (what would a swine flu cocktail be without pork, after all?!), NY Drinks Examiner Robert Haynes-Peterson offers up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009
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    September 16, 2008

    Best of the Flickr Lehman Brothers Pics

    There was some street action outside Lehman Brothers Sunday night as employees started moving out their things, reports MSNBC: "People snapped pictures with cameras and their phones. Observers pressed up against a police barricade drew the ire of one man who emerged from the building and shouted: 'A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2007

    Lady Sov Melts Down at Studio B?

    Credit Flickr user lonnehendrix; more photos there Last Friday, Lady Sovereign was booked for a late-night "mini-set" at Studio B's weekly FUN dance party, the same night she opened for Gwen Stefani in Jersey. This here sucker actually bought a ticket for it, but then ended up ditching the show whe ... More >>

  • Art

    March 6, 2007

    The Alien Invader

    Is a guy from Minnesota the new king of New York street art?

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2007

    Wooster Collective Marc Responds to His Portrait

    Full-size photo here from trixiebedlam's Flickr.* Schiller doesn't look happy. Personally, we thought he looked distinguished in the portrait. Then again, that was before we realized that Gore-B Skewville (see comments) added the text FAME GAME on Marc's pedestal after we'd last seen the work, plus ... More >>

  • Screens

    March 22, 2005

    Pic Your Friends

    Phenomenology, folksonomy, and the reification of personal experience made fun, easy, and social

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