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    September 17, 2013

    "The First Amendment Steps Are Over There:" With a Heavy Police Presence, Occupy's Second Birthday Begins

    Occupy Wall Street's terrible twos began this morning with a familiar set of scenes: protesters holding signs. Protesters glaring at cops. Cops glaring at protesters. Dozens of metal barricades lining the streets between them. Everyone pausing to look in unison at the Hipster Cop and his improbably ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Pre-Holiday Happy Hour at Black Tree, Suspenders, and Full Circle Bar

    From George Washington hosting an epic goodbye party at Fraunces Tavern to the late Chumley's hosting, well, everybody during Prohibition, New York has always recognized the spirit of drinking and its place in history. Whether you're taking a vacation or working overtime this holiday weekend, here's ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012


    The NY Botanical Garden makes the city in miniature

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    February 21, 2012

    Where Am I Eating?

    Did everyone have a good Presidents' Day off? We sure did here at Fork in the Road. We supped on mashed sweet potatoes, corn cakes, string beans with almonds, steak and kidney pie, and fish muddle, just a few of good ole George Washington's favorite foods. Just kidding -- we actually honored the lat ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    German Riesling Dries Out; George Washington Peddles Whiskey

    ​German Rieslings are straying from sweet and heading toward dry, which some find disconcerting. [NY Times] Bottles of whiskey from distilleries closed during the 1980s' recession can be a solid investment. [Decanter] Bargains can be had with "second wines" from Bordeaux, like Château Marga ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Leon Reid's 'Tourist-in-Chief' Project Gets O.K. From Parks Department

    Despite a unanimous vote in favor from Community Board 5, the Parks Department had seemed bent on denying "Tourist-in-Chief," the public art project by Leon Reid IV in which he hoped to dress Union Square's George Washington statue in tourist accoutrement: "I Love NY" cap, camera, subway map, and sh ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    President Obama Makes White House Beer; Mad Men Has Helped Boost Whiskey Sales

    ​Making the case for beer at breakfast: forget mimosas; start your day with a coffee beer or even a maple brew. [Wall Street Journal] A case of 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy sold for $297,400 in Hong Kong, setting a world record for that vintage. [Bloomberg] President Obama is ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Village Voice Immortalized In The Greenwich Village Follies

    ​ Run down to The Greenwich Village Follies at Manhattan Theatre Source, and when they ask the trivia question about a certain newspaper that started in 1955, yell, "The Village Voice!" You'll win a free condom. You should run there anyway because the revue -- a loosely structured glimpse at ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Help Make Union Square's George Washington Statue Look Like a Tourist

    ​Public artist Leon Reid IV wants to turn Union Square's classical equestrian statue of George Washington -- you know, our first American president, that guy with the wig, on the horse -- into just another subway-map-gazing, fanny-pack-wearing, camera-toting tourist. At least it's a tourist on ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    What the Presidents Ate: George Washington

    George Washington didn't really chop down a cherry tree, but he was fond of cherries.​It is said that George Washington had wooden teeth, and they were on display in a museum somewhere. They told us that in elementary school. Actually, his dentures were carved from a hippo horn.

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    June 28, 2011

    What the Presidents Ate: Bill Clinton

    Penn State ArchiveLike George Washington, President Clinton dug ice cream -- lots of it.​Nutritionist might sum up Bill Clinton's taste in food with a single expression: Junk Food. He was said to have gained 30 pounds during his first presidential compaign in 1992, topping out at over 200 pou ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    Friday afternoon, and a Friday afternoon before a long weekend at that. So, without further ado, a look back at all that came before: Hamburger America's George Motz explains that White Castle was once a burger pioneer. Saltie and No. 7 Sub engage in a battle of the egg 'n' cheese breakfast sandwi ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Dennis Pogue Gives Us a History Lesson That Involves Making George Washington's Whiskey

    (This is not Dennis Pogue.)​Whiskey is as American as apple pie. At least that's what Dennis Pogue, chief archaeologist at Mount Vernon, would have you believe. Over the last several years, he's spent much of his time making George Washington's whiskey (our first president was a distiller, in ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: Brunch Sucks, Long Live Brunch!; The Ultimate Burger Taste-Off

    This week in food blogs... Eater mapped of the hottest new 12 brunch spots. (Even though we all know brunch sucks.) Grub Street asked, will the new Bon Appetit, with its Gwyneth cover, matter? Midtown Lunch got excited about a brand new Jamaican food truck hitting the streets. Hello, Sunrise Gril ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    The Library Taps Coney Island Brewing Co. to Brew George Washington's Beer

    Doth poor penmanship beget good beer?​The New York Public Library is getting foodier everyday. Not only is it digitizing some 40,000 New York restaurant menus of yore, it's also taking a stab at George Washington's recipe for making beer.

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    April 29, 2011

    Royal Wedding Commandeers Empire State Building, Too

    ​On this Friday, April 29, 2011, the Empire State Building will be lit up blue, white and red in honor of "the British Consulate General in New York, in celebration of the royal wedding of His Highness Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton," according to the official lighting schedule. G ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Happy Presidents Day!

    ​Sure, it may not have the bombast of the 4th of July or the stoic dignity of MLK Day, but Presidents Day is a holiday worth celebrating. Hmm, "celebrating" is too strong a word. How about "observing?" No, that makes it sound almost religious, and it's far from that. Hey, some stores are havin ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best NYC Restaurants of the Last 225 Years

    ​Founded in 1906, Barbetta was the first restaurant in the city to serve Northern Italian cuisine, and was considered one of the greatest restaurants of its age. Though it has now fallen into obscurity, will it still make our 10 best list? It's easy enough to make a comparison of contemporary ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Fraunces Tavern Has Reopened

    Fraunces Tavern: staying power.​ After months of renovations, Fraunces Tavern, the bar where George Washington said goodbye to his troops in 1783, reopened last night, the Daily News reports. The bar's original ceiling beams have been uncovered, and much of its new furniture has been made from ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Presidential Pardoned Turkeys Screwed Out of Trip to Disneyland

    ​Today President Obama did his annual Thanksgiving thing in the Rose Garden, reflecting on our grand holiday traditions and wishing Americans a happy turkey-day. And, most importantly, pardoning some turkeys.

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    July 27, 2010


    Robert Manns directs Yorktown

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    July 26, 2010

    Barack Obama Will Dish With The View Ladies as POTUS

    ​President Obama is about to make, um, history, by becoming the first U.S. President to appear on a daytime TV talk show -- something George Washington or Abraham Lincoln could never actually get away with, media being what it was in those days (also, they weren't exactly lookers). In the mode ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    George Washington Owes $300,000 Library Fine

    Scofflaw​Libraries are having a tough time these days. The New York Public Library has already cut back its hours dramatically, in response to mid-year city budget cuts. (And that was even before a potential loss of state aid to the city, which could result in a loss of 19,000 municipal worker ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Here's Another Way to Celebrate Easter: Dessert and a History Lesson

    AleBovini/FlickrSweet, sweet Sunday.​ Easter, whether you celebrate it or not, has one universally appealing factor - treats, and lots of them. As if that's not enough, the bunny brought New York the nicest weather of the year, which makes everything much sweeter. So, we've found an ideal wa ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    RZA's Official Statement on What It Was Like to Dress Up As George Washington for Victory or Death: "More baggy, more space for my nuts."

    ​Surely you recall Victory or Death, the massive RZA-helmed tribute to Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze's George Washington Crossing the Potomac painting, except with Wu-Tang members and hidden ninjas and a website that plays a remix of "O Fortuna" at swelling volume? Well our pals at the LA Weekly had ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Fraunces Tavern Joins List of Historic Restaurant Closures

    lseult/flickrFraunces Tavern​Fraunces Tavern has been around since 1762. The Chamber of Commerce was formed there, and George Washington was a loyal patron. But almost 250 years of history is apparently no match for a crap economy: This Saturday, the restaurant will shut its doors, possibly fo ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Clip Job: Arch Rivals -- Protesters and Cops

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives July 1, 1965, Vol. X, No. 37 Dawn's Early Light Saw Anti-War Banner on Arch By John Wilcock For about one hour early one morning last week a 30-foot banner fluttered from the top of Washington Square arch. Bearing the message END THE ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​New Yorkers can do a lot of things other people can't: ride the Staten Island Ferry at midnight, have lunch in Central Park, etc. But we can't buy a damn bottle of wine at the grocery store. This year we had a chance to change it -- but the state's liquor stores and their lobbyists blocked it ... More >>

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    April 8, 2009


    Celebrating composers' anniversaries

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    February 16, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Bartender Leo Cook of Bloomington, Indiana has won T.G.I. Friday's Utimate Beverage competition with his "Vanilla Lemon Ice," which will be served at Friday's restaurants starting today. The drink comprises Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, triple sec, lemonade and Sprite. Bring the kids! A young Harlem moth ... More >>

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    August 22, 2008

    Summer Friday Short Cuts, from Co-Op City to Qdoba

    The power outage that briefly left much of Co-Op City dark this morning is over, reports WCBS. The Battle of Brooklyn sounds like it should be your favorite Revolutionary War battle, until you realize our side lost it. Nonetheless amNY's Richard Pyle commemorates the August 29th anniversary of the ... More >>

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    August 19, 2008

    Be a Citizen Journalist -- No Experience Required!

    The New York Sun touts SeeThroughNY, a website from the Empire Center of New York that allows citizens to look up school district labor contracts, state agency expenditures (via another website, the state comptroller's Open Book), state and community budget line-items, and even your public servants' ... More >>

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    October 17, 2006

    Hillary Clinton Wakes Up

    Bush becomes commander in chief of Congress. The junior senator from New York objects.

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    August 15, 2006
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    June 27, 2006

    Freedom Booze

    What did our Founding Fathers Get Wasted On?

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    September 13, 2005

    Right Up Your Alley

    Freemans channels our forefathers for a more perfect restaurant

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    June 27, 2005

    One Nation, Under (Only Just One Single) God

    Hey, monotheism was good enough for George Washington! The Supreme Court's ruling on Monday that certain displays of the Ten Commandments in public buildings are unconstitutional was not that surprising, since the five justices who voted in the majority were basically upholding earlier rulings by t ... More >>

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