Ah, Friday! The weekend's so close you can taste it! Does it taste like the ocean? Because this weekend is full of tasty sea-centric events, and we've rounded up our favorites just for you.
A concept swap from the Torrisi team, a XXXL burger, and a short-lived market season all make today's round-up of neigbhorhood news.
On March 20th, City Council Members Margaret Chin and Christine Quinn encouraged everyone to celebrate a "victory" in the ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) rezoning of the area surrounding Pier 17 and the former Fulton Fish Market. Dallas-based Howard Hughes Corporation, the mall developer t ... More >>
On Thursday, March 14, the New York City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss future plans for South Street Seaport, the city's oldest communal meeting place. Organizers of the New Amsterdam Market -- an outdoor marketplace held in the area -- are seeking to "preserve and rehabilitate" the ... More >>
Seasonal food pop-ups, markets, and street fairs are among some of the best things about spring in New York City. One market is fighting to make its presence permanent. The New Amsterdam Market is a seasonal market that runs out a parking lot beside the former Fulton Fish Market, featuring vendors ... More >>
We didn't think it was possible, but this morning Mayor Mike Bloomberg held a news conference that was even cooler than his public appearance with the cast of Gossip Girl earlier this year. The secret weapon? Muppets. Four talking Muppets. You can't make this stuff up, folks! In perhaps the sillie ... More >>
M. Wells is succumbing to the reportedly outrageous demands of its landlord at the end of August, and as you might expect, it will go out with a bang. Owners Sarah Obraitis and Hugue Dufour wrote in to Diner's Journal with the news that "beginning this Saturday at 8 p.m. and all other Fridays ... More >>
How our mayor has given us the business
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 19, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 31 The Newsmen: Where Do They Go from Here? By Stan Fischler M. David Levin, his blue windbreaker stained by a brief drizzle, leaned against the delivery ramp of the Journal-American and refused to curse th ... More >>
Naima Rauam Manhattan bid goodbye to the Fulton Fish Market in November 2005 -- although the last olfactory traces remained long after. Take a stroll through memory lane with Remembering Fulton Fish Market, an annual exhibition featuring watercolors by artist Naima Rauam. Before it was reloca ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Queens County Farm Dinner Queens County Farm Museum September 10, 6-10:30 p.m. Join Top Chef alum Camille Becerra and former owner of San Francisco's SPQR Danie ... More >>
This week, my column profiles the New York wholesale farmers' market. Most people, including chefs who are interested in such things, don't know it exists. It does, but it's a shadow of its former self. Back before farmers' markets were cool, around the 1950's, there were hundreds of farmers who sol ... More >>
Local drama: the farmers, the merchants, the politicians, and the hooker
The old man and the seafood
Lady Sov makes everyone wait (again); Simian Mobile Disco offer instant gratification
A meditation on the colossal new breed of Japanese restaurants
What Rao's and a gangster-run school bus drivers' union have in common
If Joe Socks were here now, I'd be a protected guy. Now I'm just . . .
If you visit 'Bodies: The Exhibition' do so slowly, and with great care
Reporter Joseph Mitchell's fiction finally emerges in book form. Pass the cod bladders!
Whatcha celebratin' for?
Paris got purified in 1971. Will New York regret moving its smelly old markets?
Unleash the Hounds
During Giuliani Cleanup, a Mafia Associate Watched the Money
Parks Department Paves Green Spaces Saved by Volunteers
Rudy's Double Standard
Striped Bass May Be New Yorks Newest Contraband