Ice cream may have centuries-old roots, but technology and globalization are helping scoop shops push the frozen treat's boundaries with ambitious flavors and toppings. And while it's true that the city's old guard delis, diners, and malt shops are slowly fading away, you can still find a few surviv ... More >>
When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: an Italian comfort-food restaurant in Hotel Hugo; the infamous ramen burger finds its home downtown; and an East Vill ... More >>
It is ugly out there. Winter storm Nika swept into town late last night, bringing with her heavy snow, sleet, freezing rain, traffic jams, public transit delays, and a risk of power outages. The National Weather Service is forecasting accumulations of 4 to 6 inches of snow, and a quarter inch to f ... More >>
It's really hard to figure out the moral universe in which the New York Post resides. Homeless children living in dangerous, vermin-ridden, sexual assault-plagued shelters? No big deal. Woman reports being raped? Meh, she probably made that up. But halt the presses, call out the National Guard, brea ... More >>
The crown jewel of northern Manhattan, Harlem's creative and socioeconomic identity has undergone -- as all neighborhoods are subject to -- a series of transformations since the renaissance of the 1920s. And while it hasn't experienced enough gentrification in recent years to qualify as the "William ... More >>
Second maybe to the A train in the Rockaways, the damage wrecked by Hurricane Sandy to the Montague Tunnel was devastating: The underground tunnel beneath the Brooklyn Bridge witnessed the worst flooding of any line in the city, leaving the R train out of commission for nearly a month and a half aft ... More >>
At least 31 are dead across Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Alabama after tornado storms ravaged the Midwest and South, essentially destroying towns. Today, the rescue effort continued, as parts of the South remained on tornado watch. "It's just nuts right here," National Weather Service meteorologist ... More >>
Northern Chinese dumplings, thick-skinned and cheap Samantha G. asks: Hey! I love northern Chinese food. I grew up with a wonderful northern/Cantonese dim-sum-style restaurant in Rockville, Maryland. I was wondering if there is anything similar in NYC? Thanks!
Please welcome Jordan Zane Weiner, the new baby son of recently-mustachioed Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin. The Post reports that the "wee democrat" was born yesterday 10 days ahead of his due date and weighed in at just over seven pounds. This is happy news for a family that's had s ... More >>
In my story in the Voice last week, inspired by Joan and Leslie Rich's 1964 book, How to Be a New Yorker, I talked to longtime New Yorkers, former New Yorkers, new New Yorkers, and even a few people who've never lived in this town, about what they think it takes to be "a real New Yorker." As expecte ... More >>
Anthony Weiner, sometime New York congressman and prolific sexter, is moving. His Forest Hills apartment, which he and wife Huma Abedin took off the market during this spring's sex scandal, is now in contract. A receptionist at Madeleine Realty refused to confirm or deny the apartment's sale ... More >>
Well, the year is nearly half over, and it's time to do a bit of handicapping of the city's crime statistics. In general, some sections of the city are experiencing a spike in assaults, and a rash of economic crimes--burglaries and grand larcenies, mainly. Overall, citywide crime, according ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 28, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 26 The quintessential Voice piece by Miss Lonely Hearts With heart-breaking regularity letters arrive at my desk pleading, "Dear Miss Lonely Hearts: What has happened to those beautiful bon mots, that dev ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 16, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 46 Next year in Fear City by Nat Hentoff This was going to be the first of a non-consecutive series of probes into the reasons for and the consequences of the Nixon victory, with particular emphasis on ... More >>
We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City with videos, artist tributes, and old Voice stories about the man, the latter starting with this piece, first published on September 2, 1965, on the tension between Mods and Rockers at an early show during the divi ... More >>
Ever seen this one before? Shrimp paste and vegetables packaged like sushi at Very Tong. Three years ago, the city was in the dim sum doldrums, a condition that had persisted for a decade or more. What you got when you traipsed into one of the football-field size dining rooms was a processio ... More >>
It's quite a watershed week for numbers-obsessed diners: Zagat released its 2011 New York City survey today, and tomorrow, the Michelin Guide 2011 will be inflicted upon the public.
The wacky windows at Cowgirl Hall of Fame have been entertaining kids for upwards of two decades. Bulletin boards and blogs are filled with endless discussions of which restaurants to bring children to, and which to avoid. Some sites favor places that concentrate on simple-minded food like p ... More >>
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via New York PostA woman wearing a cat mask has been on something of a mission, stealing from stores in the East Village and Queens -- most recently the Arche shoe store on Astor Place and The Body Shop in Forest Hills, reports the New York Post. She was caught on video at Arche, where she br ... More >>
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Cheap Ass FoodYonah Schimmel's and its angrily debated signature product. Yonah Schimmel's celebrates its 100th birthday this year. It's a true milestone for both its knishes, which are the last of a dying breed in New York, and the store itself. One of Houston Street's holy trinity, which al ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 15, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 48 The Dodgers: Triumph Of the Nebbish By Stan Fischler The Los Angeles Dodgers are Herbie Flam and don't even know it. Perhaps it's better that way. Herbie Flam, like the Dodgers, was born in Brook ... More >>
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Remember when you were a kid, and your summer was measured out in frozen treats? Maybe your mom kept Popsicles in the freezer, and you had to sneak through the noisy screen door to snitch one. Or maybe every Friday evening, your dad would summon the family and pile everyone into the car and g ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesDecember 12, 1963, Vol. IX, No. 8FBI Discovers 3 are 1The distance from Wiggins, Mississippi, to Greenwich Village proved to be only a subway ride on the E train. Stephen H. Landesberg of Forest Hills, Queens, was picked up on December 5 followin ... More >>
People have been speaking out on the Bloomberg third term try since before his announcement today that he's working with the city council to overturn the law that would prohibit it. "The editorial boards of newspapers are more important that the public's will?" says Forest Hills 72. "Mayor Bloomber ... More >>
The MTA issued the following service update as of 3:45 p.m.: Due to severe flooding throughout the subway system earlier today, there are still extensive delays on some subway lines. We are working to restore full service to all the affected subway lines. Customers are advised when at all possible ... More >>
Third time brings harm to the Spidey franchise; Peter Parker to wear a bubble skirt in 4.
Anthony Weiner rallied the troops in Forest Hills on Saturday, slipping into a subtly more pronounced outer borough accent (the firefighters union that endorsed him became fie-uh-fighters), and the Marist Poll was on everyone's mind. Campaign staffers are excited, if a little reluctant to believe on ... More >>
It's bad enough to be lagging in name recognition and the polls, but now Rep. Anthony Weiner's own kidney has turned against him. The Weiner campaign says Weiner went to the ER at Parkway Hospital in Forest Hills, Queens early this morning "in substantial pain" and was diagnosed with a kidney stone. ... More >>
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