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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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
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 >>
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]
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 >>
Meng He/FlickrA gilded RossoPomodoro ovenStarting 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Kristine Paulus/FlickrThe 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 >>
MBJ (Marje) / FlickrEven the Originals Have to Shutter Sooner or LaterNew 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 >>
Gerard Stolk vers l'Assomption / FlickrIt'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 >>
Sami Keinanen/FlickrIt'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 >>
Refracted Moments/FlickrFans 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.
Paul Lowry/FlickrThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Ella's Dad/FlickrPerhaps 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.
Barry Yanowitz/FlickrWith 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
D'Arcy Norman/FlickrThere 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.
El Gran Dee/FlickrHere's looking at you.The USDA published its 2010 Dietary Guidelines today. The takeaway: eat less crap.
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 >>
Sam Turner/FlickrLike 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 >>
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 >>
visualpanic/FlickrAfter 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 >>
Hugo Infante/Government of ChileVia 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 >>
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.
poolie/FlickrGovernor 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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by thebittenword.com @ 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Is a guy from Minnesota the new king of New York street art?
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 >>
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