Grand Central Terminal

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Where to Celebrate National Coffee Day With Free Coffee

    Every day is coffee day around here -- we have yet to figure out how to do anything before that sweet, black nectar is coursing through our veins. But we suppose the only thing better than a morning (or afternoon) pick-me-up is a free morning (or afternoon) pick-me-up, so we'll embrace the spirit of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    This Week's Six Best Food Events in NYC

    Summer is flying by, and if you're in need of a reprieve from office work, this week offers plenty of sweet deals to consider. Here's a roundup of what's in store.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Weekend

    The countdown to spring (March 20, if you're keeping track) begins this weekend. Spring means love and better weather, and both are in the air. Here's how to celebrate them: Urban Park Rangers will host an evening of gazing at the stars with a "Night Sky" talk at Belvedere Castle, in Central Park. A ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 19, 2014

    Got Beer?

    Find local brewmasters at Grand Central Terminal

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    What's Happening This Week

    Spending President's Day combing through the internet for something to do to no avail? Sleep in a little longer and enjoy the day off -- we've already found everything you're going to want to do this week, and we've rounded it up right here.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Five Dishes We've Been Digging Around Town

    We often dine out in the city multiple times per day, and so we've begun amassing notes on the dishes we taste that strike just the right note. Our five highlights this week include a simple salad, a platter of bacon, and ice cream worth seeking out even in the cold.

  • Voice Choices

    October 23, 2013


    An extensive look at the expansion of art in the city

  • Dining

    July 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    FiTR's NYC Neighborhood Dining Guide

    On the Upper East Side, where can you drink a digestif out of this crazy glass, which seems bent on demonstrating a scientific principle? Four years ago Fork in the Road inaugurated the Our 10 Best guides, and we've never looked back. They've proved so popular that readers have asked for some sort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Happening: Sausage Slam at DBGB; Dishcrawl in Hoboken

    Monday, March 18 Seamus Mullen Cooks at Louro Chef Seamus Mullen of Tertulia will guest-cook at Louro on Monday night as part of the restaurant's Nossa Mesa Supper Club. He and chef David Santos will serve an Asian-inspired menu. Reservations can be made on Open Table. BYO beer and wine. 142 W. 10th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    5 Great Ideas for New York City Singles on Valentine's Day

    Being single on Valentine's Day is secretly awesome. You have to spend exactly $0 on someone else. You can buy a crappy box of chocolates without wondering if it's good enough for a significant other -- it's good enough for you! And you don't even have to think about sky-high prix-fixe menus for two ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 16, 2013


    Catch a train to see squash

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Tejal Rao at Perla; One Star for La Silhouette

    See what NYC's restaurant critics have been up to this week: Tejal Rao makes her inaugural review in this week's Voice with a write-up of rustic Italian Perla on Minetta Lane: "Perla's long menu is divided traditionally--antipasti, primi, secondi, contorni--and if you're wearing your eatin' pants, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Offered Without Comment

    1:15pm, West Helmsley Walk north of Grand Central Station (click for more detail)

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    MTA Releases New Night-time Version of Subway Map

    The MTA has released a late-night version of the subway map so that now, on that rare occasion when you're trying to get home drunk on a Thursday night, you will know exactly which trains you should avoid waiting for! Said MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, "This companion night map will, for the first tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Bryant Park Holiday Shops: the Best Eats

    Lauren ShockeyWhat to eat while admiring the neon blue Christmas tree?​Of all the holiday markets in the city, the one at Bryant Park offers the most entertainment. You can go ice skating, ride a carousal, play chess, and much more. Food-wise it's a little hit-or-miss, though it's certainly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    NYC's Most Perfect Pork Cutlet at Katsuhama

    The mortar contains seeds to be ground up for a do-it-yourself pork cutlet sauce. In the '80s, the area around Grand Central Station was dotted with single-specialty Japanese restaurants -- much like many back in Japan -- which catered to the Japanese businessmen then ubiquitous in Midtown, believ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Open House New York Is Your Chance to See NYC Behind the Scenes

    Williamsburg's Nighthawk Cinema, by Ty Cole​Open House New York, a yearly opportunity for you to creep into the secret, often forbidden or under-acknowledged corners of the city, a/k/a, a celebration of the city's architecture and design, is being held this year on October 15 and 16. With the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Apple Store Will Let You...Order a Pizza, Dress Like Darth Vader, Have a Date, Have a Goat

    To all those complaining about the Apple store soon to be ensconced in Grand Central Station, what's so bad about an Apple store at Grand Central Station? Apple stores, it seems are wonderful, open-minded, happy places, where anything can happen, and frequently does. Not only will the people who wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Hospoda; Goodbye to Nicky's Pho

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Nicky's Pho in the East Village has closed just three months after it opened. Co-owner Billy Dang said there wasn't enough foot traffic. [Grub Street] Charlie Palmer's M├ętrazur restaurant in ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 27, 2011

    Hofbrau Bierhaus Is a Real Brew-haha

    Noisy-ass beer garden blasts into Midtown from Munich

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Sandra Lee Is Throwing a Giant Bake Sale Tomorrow

    ​Starting at 11:30 tomorrow morning and lasting for several decadent hours, Sandra Lee will be putting her terrifying power to good use by taking over Grand Central Terminal to throw an enormous bake sale for charity.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Our 10 Best and Cheapest Grand Central Station Eats

    ​Dive into the comparative culinary wonderland! For two railroad terminals only two-thirds of a mile apart as the crow flies, the chow couldn't be more different. Penn Station is awash in cheesy fast-food, and the rancid smell fills your nostrils as you run for the train. By contrast, the cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon, and time to look back at the week that was ... Our 10 Best and Cheapest Grand Central Terminal Eats. Imperial No. 9's Sam Talbot talked about egos, mentors, diabetes, and other things. Battle of the Vegan Slices: Viva Herbal Pizzeria faces off with Slice, the Perfect Food. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best and Cheapest Eats at Grand Central Station

    ​Will Ciao Bella's dulce de leche (caramel) crepe place in the top 10? Whether or not, it's awfully good. Last month we traipsed through Penn Station and found some decent eats in a fast-food wasteland. Tomorrow, we'll plunge into Grand Central Station, and I guarantee, the pickens will be e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Clam Chowder at Grand Central's Oyster Bar, One of NYC's Best Soups for 98 Years

    ​#22 of our 100 Days/100 Dishes count-up, and white like library paste, the Oyster Bar's New England clam chowder is one of the glories of Yankee cooking. Though not really part of New England (you have to go a few miles northeast to Connecticut to be part of that sainted realm), NYC can boa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Quicos de Chocolate, aka Sweet-Salty Deliciousness

    Lauren ShockeyThe easiest and tastiest way to gain a dress size​ Valentine's Day may have ended, but that doesn't mean the chocolate fun is over. While ambling through the Grand Central Station outpost of Murray's Cheese yesterday, we chanced upon quicos de chocolate, otherwise known as choco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Open Door on Metro-North Train Horrifying to All But People Standing Right Next to It

    Pretty much all the New York papers are covering the latest MTA HORROR: This time, a door that didn't close on a Metro-North train running from New Canaan, Connecticut, to Grand Central Station. It was open nearly all the way from 125th Street to GCT! Somebody might have gotten hurt! (We presume the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Andrew W.K. Has The Best Idea for a Restaurant Ever.

    Mike LumAndrew W.K.​Most people know Andrew W.K. from the hit singles off his first album, 2001's I Get Wet, which included "Party Hard," "She is Beautiful" and "I Like to Party." If you sense that he's a fun guy who likes to party, then you, sir or madam, are correct. He parlayed his passion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Coming Soon: Cell Service Literally Everywhere ... Starting With Grand Central

    ​If your dream of the future involves constant wireless connectivity and the ability to Tweet or text or update your Facebook status from, like, anywhere, your dream is nigh. The MTA has approved a licensing agreement to construct "a state-of-the-art, multi-carrier wireless commercial network" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Yip-In Turns Into Bloody Mess as Police Riot at Grand Central

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 28, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 24 The Grand Central Riot: Yippies Meet the Man by Don McNeill All the brass was watching Chief Inspector Sanford Garelik, shielded by a cluster of Tactical Patrol Force heavies, leaned against the wall i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    The Yippies Are Here! Plans for a Grand Central Party, Which Will Go Horribly Wrong

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 21, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 23 Scenes by Howard Smith LAST YEAR the name of the game was the "Be-In," this year it looks like "Yip-In." At midnight on Friday, March 22, the yippies...will have a Yip-In in Grand Central Station. At l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    OMG! Snow Still Snowing! Maybe 16 Inches! Filler Filler Filler

    ​It took a break for a while, but like Jason in the Friday the 13th movies it came back meaner than ever. Now we're told the snow may get as high as 16 inches. A lot of people still went to work, but we're already hearing about employees being sent home early. Some of us, alas, can't stop. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    A Catalog of the Eight Gingerbread Houses on Display at Le Parker Meridien

    The Chrysler Building by Soutine Bakery​Last night, Le Parker Meridien unveiled a holiday gingerbread display, showcasing elaborate architectural confections from bakeries around the city. You can pop by the hotel's atrium anytime during the month of December to take a look, and to donate $1 t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Our 10 Best: Seafood Restaurants

    ​Seafood is the great meeting ground of culinary preferences, the foodstuff where all tastes converge. Need a restaurant to please a big crowd? Seafood serves the purpose. Need a place where the scarf ranges from a bland white filet (perfect for dyspeptics) to a quivering raw oyster squirted w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    20,000 in Midtown Protest Gay Marriage, Paterson, Silver, Village Voice

    Photos by Candice M. Giove. When State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz ascended the stage at an anti-gay marriage rally Sunday in front of Governor David A. Paterson's midtown office, he tried to put the fear of the God-fearing flock that stretched for several city blocks into him and his fellow politici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Open & Closed--Say Hello Again to the Chocolate Bar, Campbell Terrace; Goodbye to Ghenet

    The Campbell Terrace, the outdoor lounge at Grand Central Terminal, reopened this week with a brand spanking new summer cocktail menu. The Cooper Square Hotel's main downstairs bar and connected restaurant Table 8 opened. Wine pours are reportedly "giant." [Eater] Chocolate Bar, which closed a ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Grand Central Chandeliers Now Lit By CFC Bulbs

    The last incandescent lightbulb in the last Beaux Arts chandelier in Grand Central Terminal was replaced today with a compact fluorescent, completing a two-year job to make the 96-year-old "melon" fixtures energy efficient. The MTA expects to save $200,000 a year on the lower electrical cost assoc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    The New Gay

    Mount Gay Rum is gearing up to launch its newest - and oldest! - rum yet. Mount Gay Rum 1703 Old Cask Selection will be available in May, just in time for the first warm-weather cocktails to make an appearance. Not that you should be wasting the $100-a-bottle rum on Tiki drinks. Brand ambassador and ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    How to Steal Other People's Blind Dates

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 21, 1958, Vol. III, No. 30 The Blind-Date Bit By John Wilcock A guy I know with plenty of time on his hands has a system for what he calls "taking the guess out of the blind-date bit." It's a pretty simple operation, consisting simply ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2008

    Nat Hentoff's Greatest Hits

    Excerpts from his first 50 years at the Voice

  • NYC Life

    June 13, 2006

    Fair Maidens

    Notes from an Underground Herring Festival

  • Columns

    April 26, 2005

    Aw, Shucks

    A New York oyster story

  • NYC Life

    November 9, 2004
  • Art

    January 20, 2004
  • Theater

    August 6, 2002
  • Columns

    July 3, 2001
  • News

    October 24, 2000

    Mystery Train

    On the Subway with Denny Neagle and other Celebrities

  • Film

    August 8, 2000
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