It's been a slow, uphill battle, but more and more, Brooklynites are winning rounds over Manhattanites in the "my-place-or-yours" social gathering predicament. And while vaguely loftier apartments or fair neighborhood rotation might be at play, you can't negate the charming restaurants in the boroug ... More >>
In a Sandy-wrecked metropolis, New Yorkers learned how vulnerable their phones are once the lights go out; without electricity, nomadic residents were left charge-less at a time when communication with the outside world was needed more than ever. Luckily, as a gift to the city (presumably out of sha ... More >>
On June 15, Governors Island was transported back to 1926 for the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. It was a flapper revival, with parasols blotting out the hot June sun. Our Laura June Kirsch was there, and snapped these great photos.
On Saturday, food lovers lined up on Governors Island for the Vendy Awards, an annual street-food celebration and benefit organized by the Urban Justice Center. The non-profit works to support city vendors, providing access to licenses and advocating for vendor rights. This year's judges included F ... More >>
And another hundred people just got off of the train? Try another two hundred thousand. An article printed in the Sunday New York Times -- which poses in its headline the daunting question: "How Many People Can Manhattan Hold?" -- explains that the Department of City Planning's Population Division e ... More >>
NYU is number one in student debt. But is it really worth it?
A new osteria gives you a little bit of a lot of Italy
Rock The Bells: Ms. Lauryn Hill Governors Island Saturday, September 3 Better than: Lauryn Hill's performance at Rock the Bells last year. Creating a classic album is a double-edged sword. Fans expect its songs to be performed the same way in perpetuity, regardles ... More >>
The ride was free, the kids had a half-day at school, the sun finally started to shine in the afternoon -- and people just didn't want to get off the NY Waterway East River Ferry yesterday. Some were curious about the new service. Others were actually trying to get from point A to point B. M ... More >>
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. for the New York City stop of the Rock The Bells Festival, which will take place on September 3 at Governors Island. The lineup for the all-star hip-hop concert, during which a slew of heavyweights (Nas, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Raekwon & Ghostface) will revisit album ... More >>
Free music for the masses
Polo is once again coming to Governors Island this weekend for the fourth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, but this year it is without what has become its main attraction: Prince Harry. The city tittered with excitement last year when Harry landed on our shores for a summer jaunt. Back the ... More >>
As he has done for the past seven years, Josh Ozersky will bring the smell of slowly cooking animal flesh to the city with Meatopia. This time around, he's taking his blood lust to Brooklyn Bridge Park, where the festivities will take place on July 23.
The crowd at Let's Play House, our favorite wandering house party. Photo by John Barclay.Before we sink into holiday hibernation, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on our exploits, and present to you our very own 2010 SOTC Nightlife Awards. Below, our fourth installment examines the ye ... More >>
He's got a good slogan and everythingMark Mazzye, a 28-year-old graphic designer here in NYC, is one of the unfortunate souls who witnessed M.I.A.'s semi-disastrous headlining set at July's HARD Festival. The one so problematic she promised to do a free show here to make it up to everybody. E ... More >>
Power 105 Power Live, Featuring Rick Ross and Diddy Governors Island Sunday, August 22 The weather on Sunday in advance of Power 105's Power Live concert at Governors Island was fitting, considering its star attraction. There was a thick, slowing dampness in New York City yesterday--not so m ... More >>
Die Antwoord Music Hall of Williamsburg Sunday, July 25 Yo-landi Visser, one-half of the notorious internet phenom South African rap project Die Antwoord, has a thing for spanking her own gold, spandex-plated butt. Naturally, this is a distracting spectacle to see onstage at the Music Hall of Wil ... More >>
Skream and Benga (below) warm us up for the theoretical star attraction. Pics by Jens Joller."I'm MIA's protégé: My name is Rye Rye!" yelled the young rapper from Baltimore at the onset of Saturday's Hard Festival. Unfortunately, it's been a long, long, terribly long year for her men ... More >>
M.I.A.'s Saturday performance at HARD NYC did not go well. Like, kind of spectacularly not well. Her headlining set at the festival was the evening's low point, by all accounts; her sound, in particular, was a catastrophe, and this was before the heavens opened up and sent most of the crowd sprint ... More >>
Teorema at Lincoln Center Festival
Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Eiji Yoshikawa hit the New York stage
Well, this has been somewhat of a confusing rollout. The news: Snoop (doing Doggystyle in its entirety), Tribe (doing Midnight Marauders), and DJ Premier (doing a Gang Starr tribute that'll probably be the highlight of the whole thing) have been added to the bill (already loaded with Wu Tang, ... More >>
The calm before the storm.To the great joy of those of us who enjoy consuming food on large swaths of grass, Governors Island will be open to the public beginning this Saturday, June 5. Water Taxi Beach will return with its line-up of burgers and wieners. They will provide but a prelude to th ... More >>
With her new album Flesh Tone, the "Milkshake" singer tries on some club-pop
NYU has money, NYU needs space, NYU says it wants to work with the community. OK, so here are five things NYU can do, only two of which require new construction: 1. Relocate nursing school to St Vincent's and establish a second teaching hospital on site. 2. Assume responsibility for the ... More >>
How did a deer get on Governors Island, where it was tranquilized and captured today? "Deer are considered good swimmers," says Fox News. Oh, so it swam there from, say, Bay Ridge? "The deer," says Fox, "was spotted earlier in the day in Jersey City," where it presumably has a loft with chea ... More >>
Vinyl Life: Not just hitting the space bar. Photo by David Herron.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla spends an evening at S.O.B.'s with BLK JKS and returns, a bit overwhelmed: "No band on the planet right now is overplaying with the titanic, fearless, stupendously excessive gusto of S ... More >>
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The Figment Festival takes over Governors Island
The Georgia gun dealer who was sued by the city— and fell in love with us
Where to eat as you take to NYC's bounding main
According to a press release from Mayor Bloomberg's office, the 17-member congestion pricing panel —3 appointees each from Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, the City Council, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and one each from the Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith a ... More >>
Allison Smith's project inspires protest
Two choreographers make the city their stage
On patrol with the 119th New York Volunteers
You can go in the water again!
A lawsuit to preserve a working waterfront takes aim at condo zoning variance
Waking up is hard to do, though eventually they do and embrace life