This past weekend, thousands of thirsty New Yorkers stormed the Lexington Avenue Armory for a massive beer festival. The NYC Craft Beer Festival - Summer International featured more than 75 breweries pouring over 100 beers and ciders. While there was a robust showing of New York and other domestic c ... More >>
The slobs won. Then it got complicated. In film after film from the late '70s into the mid-'80s, the slobs -- often led by writer-director-actor Harold Ramis, who died today at age 69 -- trounced the snobs in each of their face-offs: at Faber College, at Camp North Star, at Sergeant Hulka's Fort Ar ... More >>
The arrival of Bluth Company Burlesque, the Arrested Development-themed burlesque show at the Peoples Improv on Saturday, is a welcome gimmick to the burlesque genre, following the footsteps of Star Wars burlesque, Ghostbusters burlesque, and Lord of the Rings burlesque. In this show, "each family m ... More >>
Get 'Er Done: The To Do List is, at least, a welcome start
Andrew W.K.: Rocker, composer, fashion plate, motivational guru, and most importantly -- via his primo Twitter feed -- long-time purveyor of party tips. From practical advice to profundity, inspiration to hilarity, his near-daily tips offer something for everybody, not only how to get the party star ... More >>
Bring your (inner) kid to nitehawk
The minions of gozer come to the rescue
A dracula is the image most frequently equated with Trouble and Bass founder and DJ Drop the Lime. "It's because I'm a night owl, always showing up everywhere," says Luca Veneziaand he's a New York night owl at that. Born and raised downtown to artist parents, Venezia has lived through three ... More >>
Room 426 at the Embassy Suites hotel in Texas might not be up there with the great rap recording studios, but for two days earlier this year it was transformed into an impromptu hip-hop spot by Meyhem Lauren. While he was there, the Queens resident and long-time Action Bronson associate cut a new mi ... More >>
I love this Ghostbusters tour of New York by Patrick Willems and company, which includes a visit to Tavern on the Green to reenact the scene where Rick Moranis, as Louis Tully, runs across the courtyard of the restaurant and throws himself against the glass (you can watch the original here). The tea ... More >>
via Cats Who Look Like SkrillexWill this cat win Best New Artist?Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 54th Annual Grammys, coming to you live from a couch in Astoria. There are quite a few questions lurking around tonight's ceremony. Will Adele sweep the three major categories in wh ... More >>
The theme of the 2012 New Frontier -- the Sundance section devoted to installation work, experimental film and video and art utilizing/ exploring emergent technology -- is "Future Normal." At a preview of the lineup held for press, programmer Shari Frilot defined that branded theme as reflective ... More >>
Pat Kiernan told us once, "Being a New Yorker is a state of mind. Not something on your birth certificate. The qualifications: some combination of knowledge of the city, love of the city, length of time here, and comfort with both defending and criticizing the city." Included in part one of that cla ... More >>
thinkgeek.com This candy is neither artisanal nor locally sourced, but will certainly appeal to a different kind of foodficionado -- the type who likes cult flicks and frozen pizza.
If you find yourself in Cooper Square jonesin' for a cup of joe, but feel too lazy to make the very short walk to Astor Place or down the Bowery, your slothfulness might actually pay off -- great coffee, as it turns out, is even closer than before.
via EV GrieveFrom our East Village blog pal EV Grieve comes this photo of a very dapper-looking Joe Franklin, New York City celebrity, the man credited with having hosted the very first television talk show, a man who got to appear as himself in Ghostbusters. Also, a Village Voice reader! It ... More >>
This week in food blogs ... Eater rounded up 11 foreign transplants that New York actually embraces. Ippudo, you're one of us now. Grub Street remembered d.b.a.'s Ray Deter and how he helped change New York's beer scene forever. Midtown Lunch worried that L.A. might get a Xi'an Famous Foods befor ... More >>
The city has released the list of the 20 fire companies they may close as part of an effort to fill a $600 million budget gap, the New York Times reports. The City Council had earlier this week threatened to subpoena the list when the city refused to release it. Now that it's out, we can turn ... More >>
The freaks roam free on sacred grounds
Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble. Rattled tattletales tell all.
thinkgeek.comFrom the annals of food products that nobody really needs but still exist because this is America: for $19.99, you can now buy a box of Stay Puft marshmallows that have been produced solely to commemorate the original Ghostbusters. Per the ad copy, "It's taken over 25 years, but ... More >>
Here's a wonderful, pleasant way to start your morning: well-edited video of Bill Murray, reading poetry to the construction workers of Poets House, which, if you don't know (and many people don't!), is lower Manhattan's national poetry library. The video also has lovely music.
Bye-bye bling! The new realists win out this year
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, get back!
Actor Bill Murray's hit-and-run partygoing in New York -- revealed in the Post's Page Six magazine, which had him drinking and dancing with local youths -- has led to some snide "Sad Bill Murray" stories. Others have been more approving, and today Fucked in Park Slope cheerfully invites the Ghostbus ... More >>
No amount of dorky, proggy wankery can squash the joy of a Police reunion
A Village landmark goes missing
From wiseacre to wounded wise man: Murray as Bozo, bumbling dad, and bodhisattva
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The Best Way to Clean Your LCD
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