In 1892, long before the mass production of automobiles and 39 years before the completion of the Empire State Building, the German bar Viemeisters opened at 45 East 18th Street. 122 years later, it remains standing, now known as Old Town Bar (45 East 18th Street, 212-529-6732).
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Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>
Turns out those wires running above train tracks are really, really important. The Con Edison feeder that supplies power to the overhead wire on the Metro-North New Haven commuter rail line went dark yesterday, shutting down the entire train service. Until further notice, the MTA advises that anyone ... More >>
They formed here. They came up here. They've been mugged here. They've collectively eaten hundreds of pastrami sandwiches at Katz's here. They Might Be Giants are, through and through, a New York City band, one that's cut its teeth, had its gear stolen and inked its first record deal in its infancy ... More >>
Lucky for those of us who crave raw bar offerings in this city's summer heat, oysters are now offered at almost all restaurants of a certain echelon that are worth their salt (ha, ha). We demystified the source of the shellfish in last week's Village Voice, and now we've rounded up the 10 best spots ... More >>
Tuesday, April 30 Burger and Beer Bash Boozemenus will host a burger and beer pairing event at Hudson Common at 7 p.m. Look for the Frito Burger and Righteous Ale, the Hot Dago Burger and Brownstone. Entrance is free but reservations should be emailed to HudsonCommonNY@MHGC.com. 356 W. 58th St., 21 ... More >>
Cast In Concrete tracks Vijith Assar as he records New York City's street musicians. If you'll be busking nearby soon and would like to appear in a future installment, please let him know. Who: Scott Stenten Where: Grand Central Terminal, Graybar Passage When: November 10th, 2011, around 9 p.m. I ... More >>
There's an advertisement on the subways that you might have seen. It describes a project in the works - the largest public works extravaganza in the country - known as East Side Access: a portal from Grand Central Terminal that will outsource time and trains from Penn Station. As the sign says, "Com ... More >>
Yesterday, the Voice wrote on reports that Mayor Mike wants to speed up rezoning schemes near Grand Central Terminal, so that out-of-date, short buildings can be replaced with modern towers. The Mayor's idea would run from East 39th Street to East 59th Street, between Third and Fifth Avenues -- and ... More >>
Just before his term wraps up, Mayor Mike might try to jump start zoning changes in Midtown: He wants developers to replace obsolete buildings near Grand Central Terminal with super-modern skyscrapers. The Daily News notes that Bloomberg's push would run from East 39th Street to East 59th Street, b ... More >>
If reading books or papers on the train doesn't quite satisfy your lit fix, Runnin' Scared has some wonderful news! Shortly after launching a new arts in transit app, the MTA today announced the restoration of Poetry in Motion, which places poems alongside art in the transportation system. Poetry ... More >>
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and while most people will be buying a heart-shaped box of chocolates for their loved ones, why not say "I love you" with a more awesome food: bacon. Specifically, Flex Mussels pastry chef (and Top Chef: Just Desserts cheftestant) Zac Young's bacon peanut c ... More >>
Thousands of people crammed into the Apple store in Grand Central for its opening today, and we decided to pop in and check it out. For a 23,000 square-foot flagship store, the new Apple store occupying the east balcony of Grand Central Terminal is pretty invisible. In fact, the most striking ... More >>
Grand Central Terminal's new Apple store is opening soon, and has been shielded by a temporary construction screen that doubles as a moving ad. It simulates the old Grand Central timetables, with flipping letters. The display, which says things like, "Apple Store, Grand Central, Arriving Soon," "Gra ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyDoughnuts galore from Flex DoughnutsFlex Doughnuts, the sweet counterpart to Flex Mussels from pastry chef Zac Young, has returned once again to Grand Central Station. Like its pop-up last year, Flex Doughnuts will be located in the Zócalo outpost in the food court on the dinin ... More >>
Van Voast, via @lensjockeyNews from the naked beat: Holly Van Voast may be one of New York's most publicly nude personas, having stripped in Times Square, the Staten Island Ferry, Grand Central Terminal, and, most likely, in her own home, in the name of nudity activism. (You may have seen her ... More >>
Is your gear protected? Your phone marked with invisible ink? In response to increased crime on trains, NYPD officers have been passing out "gear guards" at various subway stations this week to make sure passengers' backpacks and purses are safe from pick pocketing thieves.
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down and beats a confession out of it. This week, we dive into the seedy world of phone hacking. Beware, it is a process so treacherous, so disgusting and so complex that you may ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Charlie Palmer's Metrazur is serving its last tonight at Grand Central Station. An Apple store is said to be taking its place. [Strong Buzz] Little Veselka, the to-go Veselka outpost above the ... More >>
Just a reminder: Doomsday is coming on May 21, a scant 15 days away. So start collecting bottled water and flare guns. We learned this from a woman passing out fliers near the shuttle stop in Grand Central Station. We also learned this from an advertisement in the East 96th Street subway sta ... More >>
apol3/FlickrTwo years ago, Beer Table announced its plans to open a retail store in the Chelsea Market. Those plans never materialized, but now it looks like the Park Slope restaurant, which is known for its extensive selection of craft beers, has moved on to grander pastures.
ioffer.com1. Divan Parisien Restaurant, 33 East 48th Street - Even to its frequenters, the meaning of "Divan" was somewhat unclear. Some said it was French for "meeting place," others claimed it was Turkish and referred to the furniture of the Sultan's palace. Others took it to mean, as "div ... More >>
If you're a Metro-North commuter, the MTA will now text you train schedules and other important information as to the status of your ride. Well, not the MTA, exactly: A technology company named CooCoo is providing the service updates, which are already available for Long Island Rail Road cust ... More >>
Along with speculation that Grand Central Terminal is getting its very own Apple Store comes the anonymous insider's account "Confessions of an Apple Store Employee" from Popular Mechanics. In all, it's not very scandalous, but if Apple is really going to occupy 16,000 square feet in our city ... More >>
Kim and Kourtney Kardashian experienced their very first ever subway adventure, and boy howdy, was it fun! Kim announces, "We went to Grand Central Station and took the subway for the first time ever! That's definitely something I had to check off of my NYC to do list!!!" Kim seems to have he ... More >>
via Art.comThe MTA has tired of taking your money. They would like to take your possessions now. Specifically, your possessions related to Grand Central Terminal for an exhibit commemorating 100 awesome years of Grand Central-ness. (The birthday goes down on February 1, 2013, but they're plan ... More >>
The NYC producer ruled even those dance floors he never ventured onto himself
En garde, avant-garde!
OK, it's an obvious bid for free media, but you have to balance that with the needs of excretion fans. Charmin is holding auditions on Nov. 5 for "five super-fun, enthusiastic people" who "really, really enjoy going to the bathroom" to serve as Times Square Toilet Ambassadors from Thanksgivi ... More >>
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Transit workers staged an angry and boisterous rally Tuesday night outside Grand Central Station, invoking their own proud ghosts of Christmas past. Moments before Transport Workers Union Local 100 president Roger Toussaint dramatically ripped up a city lawsuit aimed at blocking a possible walkout t ... More >>
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