Need a reprieve from an intense week? Or maybe you just need to get out more? This weekend's line-up includes plenty of art, music, endless drinks, and food, of course, too.
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Whether a kitchen disaster foils your Christmas dinner plans or you're just looking for a nice meal out for your day off, you might check in on these ten restaurants, all spots that are keeping the light on for Christmas Day.
Sticking around the city this weekend? Join other folks who decided to opt out of pumpkin picking and check out one of this weekend's brunch offers. Whether you're into cheap deals, great views, or endless drinks, carve out your own favorite brunch place from a selection of this weekend's top haunts ... More >>
A troubling pattern is emerging around the NYPD's recent "big drug busts." Last month, after years of surveillance, the NYPD concluded that gangs on the Lower East Side had sold "$1.2 million worth of coke in two years." On April 12, the NYPD arrested 41 people from the neighborhood, mostly from Ba ... More >>
Our own Robert Sietsema stumbles upon the new and under publicized Noho bistro, Le Philosophe, and finds that it's a "wonderful place." He writes in his review of Le Philosophe that a slightly grayish "mural depicting dozens of philosophers" looms behind diners in the candlelit space. But he barely ... More >>
News that Fatburger - a California chain offering the usual gloppy, salad-topped burgers associated with that state - was planning another assault on New York City reminded me that this wasn't really the first time the fast-food-chain had made an attempt to establish itself in the metropolis. Aroun ... More >>
And if you dare to say "P'Shaw," let me just correct you with, "For shaw!" It's really happening--at the Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South). You see, Project Shaw is doing a loverly reading of the George Bernard Shaw culture-clash classic next Monday at 7 PM, and I've been enlisted by GBS lover ... More >>
The new friendly face in Battery Park City. Mr. Top Chef Master and North End Grill headmaster Floyd Cardoz has certainly risen to the top of his game since opening Tabla in 1998. Now, with a few cookbooks and a line of foods at Fresh Direct, the India-born chef talked to Fork in the Road about the ... More >>
According to data released to us by OkCupid, some New York City neighborhoods are more likely to make connections on the dating site than others. This may seem intuitive in some ways, but it's better to know these things for sure, right? After all, just like that map that tells us where the single m ... More >>
98% of dogs still live at home with their parents. Here is a reason to check upstairs when you're hanging out in the well-appointed basement pad of your new man friend. He might actually be living with his parents. According to a new Census Bureau study, nearly one in five men in their late 2 ... More >>
For 37 years, Columbia University historian Ken Jackson has taught a session of his class, "The History of the City of New York," in an unforgettable fashion -- namely, on an all-night bike ride, which comes with the special added benefit of ensuring that none of the students fall asleep while being ... More >>
Apartment at the Trump/ Only slept in it onceOut of 845,000 houses and apartments in Manhattan, 102,000 were counted as vacant according to census numbers, the New York Times reports today, and more than 33,000, or one in 25 residences on the main island, had someone living there less than tw ... More >>
WikipediaYesterday, Gothamist brought us the story posted on the blog Neither More Nor Less of Lisa, a woman who claimed she was arrested for sitting at a Tompkins Square Park chess table without playing chess, allegedly in violation of a sign that states, "These tables are for chess and chec ... More >>
Top Chef alum Leah Cohen, who left Centro Vinoteca two years ago to travel Southeast Asia, is back in town, mostly cooking at private dinners. It turns out she's planning an "upscale Southeast Asian street food" in Gramercy Park, which she'll be previewing at LTO next week. [Grub Street] In ... More >>
viaIt seems so quaint and long ago now, that time when we were worried about the sky raining dead birds, long before you-know-who commanded the nation's attention. It was life or death then, and not just for a bad sitcom or abusive drug addict. (Get well, dude, but forget the TV show.) So whe ... More >>
Julie Earle-Levine, viaIt might get stolen! New York's Daily Intel has the story of real estate and modeling agency big shot Paolo Zampolli, whose family of three Patek Philippe and Rolex watches were stolen from his Gramercy Park apartment. One belonged to his 10 month old son -- seriously, ... More >>
The Daily News has its finger on the pulse of what's hot in En-Why-See these days. It has anointed the Gramercy/Flatiron neighborhood as the best spot in the city for singles to live. Could this really be the case, especially with Gramercy's proximity to glorified frathouse Murray Hill? The ... More >>
There's a new New York City drinking survey out, and chances are, you're a drinker, because more than half of New Yorkers of legal drinking age are (congrats!). We were surprised and vindicated to find, however, that New Yorkers on average (53%) actually drank less than the nationwide average ... More >>
Doing their best to put the "mercy" in "Gramercy," the compassionate minds of Ian Schrager's richster (rich hipster) haunt Gramercy Park Hotel have finally bestowed upon the 99.9999999999999999% of the five borough's humans who don't live in New York City's most inclusive, snotty neighborho ... More >>
mysticalmagicalgarden.comThe calm before the storm.Despite staggering community opposition, Cold Miller has managed to secure a liquor license for the small wine and tapas bar he's planning to open at 38 Gramercy Park North. In a showing that would put any Community Board 3 meeting to shame, ... More >>
Quick, what's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the stock market? If you're thinking "fun!" we probably run in different circles. But hey, as Mama Rose says, you've got to get a gimmick if you want to get ahead, and a new restaurant opening on April 1st in the Gramercy Park ... More >>
McDonald's has signed basketball star LeBron James for a multi-year promotional campaign that starts with a commercial on Super Bowl Sunday, and includes involvement in the chain's All American High School Basketball Games. [Nation's Restaurant News] Veteran McDonald's franchisee, Irwin Krug ... More >>
It seemed like a miracle -- an obscure hero shop in the mean back streets of Red Hook, one of the foremost purveyors of the legendary Italian roast beef hero, suddenly pops up in Gramercy Park. How would a working class hero look dressed up in a tux? I worried as I peddled over to Defonte's on ... More >>
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