Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio met at City Hall Wednesday morning for the first time since Tuesday's election. You know, the election where de Blasio campaigned against Bloomberg's proudest achievements -- like the rich getting richer while the poor are left behind ... More >>
This week's column is not only a beautiful retro romp with the Rascals, but with Rita Wilson, whose new album digs into the oldies vault and reinterprets them for some fresh sounds of the city. I talked to Rita about her taste, her music, and her car-radio inspirations.
As fashion week comes to a close today, we'll take this opportunity to reflect on some of the things we've seen: A leopard print, ankle length cape. Black eye makeup coordinated to match Ash Wednesday smudges. People--lots of people--turn down free beer. Some really high, like suborbital high, heels ... More >>
Linda Lavin doing a nightclub act? Well, that's how she started, as the multiple award winner reminded the audience at 54 Below last night. "I started in clubs," said Lavin, "all of which had the name Downstairs in them. 'Nobody ever came, so you could fail all night long."
As beautiful as most movie stars are, I'd much rather look at loving closeups of wonderful food dishes. To me, food comes alive for the camera and exudes a warm, radiant glow that's even sexy, depending on how hungry you are. Congrats to City Harvest to featuring these mouth-watering dishes at the ... More >>
At the other day's On Your Plate luncheon benefiting City Harvest, author Susan Fales-Hill (above) made a revelation. A few years ago, she wrote a TV pilot about a black Broadway diva who'd fallen on hard times, with Whoopi Goldberg producing. But Fales-Hill sat there as two drab network execs le ... More >>
Somewhat unbelievably, here we find ourselves on the last Friday of 2011. We hope this year has been a good one for you. As for us, well, we can't complain too much. After all, this is the post in which we get to brag a little: The most-read stories in the Voice for the year. Whee. Previous top stor ... More >>
The heartwarming and Photoshop-ready picture of a Vancouver pair making out during last night's post-Stanley Cup riots in Canada took over the world (and especially the internet) today. To hear him tell it, the photograph, by Getty Images stringer Rich Lam, was pure luck. "I was trying not to ... More >>
Photo by the incomparable Fred W. McDarrah/Getty ImagesBob Dylan's life is short on concrete facts and figures, very much by design, but the experts seem to agree on this one: The man born Robert Zimmerman arrived in NYC on January 24, 1961, exactly a half-century ago. He immediately started ... More >>
Getty ImagesWho doesn't love a restraining order?Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich aren't playing possum when it comes to the lawsuit filed against them by a group of former Del Posto employees: the pair are now the plaintiffs in a $6 million lawsuit against the Restaurant Opportunities Center ... More >>
Image via Cary Conover/Getty Images. Click to enlarge.And we thought it was a big deal on hearing that the Jersey Shore guys know what a Village Voice is. Behold! Ethics chages schmethics charges. We know a good fellow when we see one, like this guy. Granted, if Rangel can make it to Congress ... More >>
Ah, Lindsay. You were once just a wee ginger babe (although given what we know about Dina and Michael, probably never very innocent, not that we're blaming you for that). But now you're all grown up for real and making a mess of your life pretty much on your own, what with being unable to mak ... More >>
AFP/Getty ImagesDuring a recent visit to the Russian archipelago (remember that word from social studies?) of Franz Joseph Land, our favorite Spice Guy Sporty Putin caressed an anesthetized polar bear while his cohorts collared and weighed it.
Getty ImagesDoes anyone else think Meyer is a Rahm Emanuel doppelganger?After a rare loss on Friday--no Shake Shack in Nolita-- Danny Meyer is on the move again, launching Hospitality Quotient, a "learning business" that will hold classes designed to help companies improve their customer serv ... More >>
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty ImagesMatt Hayes did a wildly fun interview with me on today's The Daily Beast, in which we discuss my dizzying takes on a batch of 15-minute celebrities. This is all tangentially to promote my book, which was supposed to be out about now, but which is, let's say, upcom ... More >>
Paul Bergen, Redferns via Michael Ochs Archives, Getty ImagesAccording to a press release: "When celeb-biographer Mark Bego signed on as editor of the one-time magazine REMEMBERING THE KING: MICHAEL JACKSON's FINAL TRIBUTE, little did he realize he'd be in the center of a firestorm between El ... More >>
Getty ImagesA scene in Port au Prince. A day after Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake, some local chefs and restaurateurs are trying to mobilize to raise money for the stricken country.
Getty ImagesMichael White is headed downtown. A few weeks ago, word surfaced that Michael White was looking to bring his rather splendid brand of Italian cooking downtown to Soho. Now, Eater brings news from White himself that he will indeed be taking over the former Falls space on Lafayette ... More >>
Getty ImagesMarty would like a word with restaurateurs A recent Labor Department crackdown in Park Slope, Brooklyn, found abuses at 25 restaurants: Unpaid overtime and underpaid workers. In response, the New York State Restaurant Association and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz are ... More >>
Neko Case performs, gloriously. Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images.Neko Case In Conversation with Sasha Frere-Jones The New Yorker Festival Stage 37 Saturday, October 17 "Boobs ruin everything," Neko Case said from the stage at Saturday's New Yorker Festival, referring to the pervy onslaught ... More >>
You may know bass player Duff McKagan from his work in Guns 'N Roses, Velvet Revolver, or Neurotic Outsiders. Next Tuesday, May 19, he brings his band, Loaded, to the Gramercy Theater for their local debut. In honor of this milestone, Duff asked us if he could share some of his New York experiences ... More >>
Another hefty chunk of taxpayer-funded projects that council leaders would rather not discuss
A Columbia radical from the '60s walks the campus with his not-so-radical son