Grand Central Terminal

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Drink in New York City History at Old Town Bar

    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).

  • Voice Choices

    March 12, 2014


    A look at historical fashions with New York as a backdrop

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    The Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant Cookbook, Our Cookbook of the Week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    MTA: The Metro-North New Haven Line is Out of Commission Until Further Notice

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    The New York City of They Might Be Giants

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Our 10 Best Restaurants for Oysters in NYC

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    World's Largest Bake Sale; LGBT Movie Night at La Gringa Taqueria

    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 356 W. 58th St., 21 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Cast In Concrete #6: Scott Stenten And The Sound Of Two Hands Tapping (On A Guitar)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2012

    How to Handle Penn Station Without Popping a Xanax

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    City Elaborates on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Midtown Knock 'Em Down Plan

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Old Midtown Buildings: Knock 'Em Down!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Poetry in Motion: Verse Has Returned to New York's Subways

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Make Flex Donuts Chef Zac Young's Bacon Peanut Caramel Corn

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Grand Central Apple Store Opens, Is Gigantic

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Grand Central Apple Store Ad Masquerades as a Train Timetable

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Flex Doughnuts Pops Up in Grand Central Station Again

    Lauren ShockeyDoughnuts galore from Flex Doughnuts​Flex 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 Z√≥calo outpost in the food court on the dinin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Holly Van Voast, Frequently Topless Lady, Gets Topless in Court

    Van Voast, via @lensjockey​News 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    NYPD Passing out "Gear Guards," Marking Phones with Invisible Ink for Straphangers

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Phone Hacking: A Guide to Journalistic Jackassery

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Bread & Tulips, Goodbye to Tonio's

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Doomsday Just 15 Days Away This May 21, Subway Ad Warns

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Beer Table to Come to the Aid of Grand Central Commuters

    apol3/Flickr​Two 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.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    10 Postcards of Long-Forgotten NYC Restaurants​1. 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    The MTA Can Text...Sort of

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Apple Store Employee: 'I've Never Been Treated So Badly in My Life'

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Kardashians Identify "Place They Will Never Go" on NYC Subway Map

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    MTA Wants Your Old Grand Central Merch for the Terminal's 100th Birthday

    via​The 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 >>

  • Music

    March 9, 2010

    Bob Blank's Gold Standard

    The NYC producer ruled even those dance floors he never ventured onto himself

  • Theater

    January 5, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2009

    Lucrative toilet blogger opportunity opens up

    ​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 >>

  • Dining

    September 8, 2009

    Fall Guide: Our Retro Dining Picks

    10 places that have persisted—somewhat miraculously—among the ceviches, tiny Neapolitan pizzas, and banh mis.

  • Art

    March 4, 2008

    Helping the Whitney Museum Expand the 2008 Biennial

    Art production fund, to the Armory!

  • NYC Life

    November 13, 2007

    Social Engineering

    All aboard at Grand Central with headless models and StoryCorps

  • Art

    July 3, 2007

    The Foil Baron

    Ballroom or bathroom? Rudolf Stingel's Whitney retrospective reveals an art of bulimic extremes

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007
  • Music

    April 3, 2007

    Public Space Is the Place

    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble's brotherly love invades a square or circle near you

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2005

    Transit Showdown

    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 >>

  • NYC Life

    December 13, 2005

    Susan Sontag Hair Extensions, Anyone?

    'Bust' and local artists rescue the ailing holiday craft fair

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    In Praise of Personal Journalism

    Throwing off the shackles of the conventional press

  • Film

    September 20, 2005
  • Film

    May 17, 2005

    Escape From Zoo York

    The fast and the furriest: Animating season opens with the journey of a manic menagerie

  • NYC Life

    September 17, 2002
  • Film

    July 2, 2002
  • NYC Life

    March 5, 2002

    Serfs Up

    Peasant Blouses, Vreeland, and Mickey Mouse

  • News

    February 19, 2002

    Dream Weavers

    The Fall 2002 Fashion Shows

  • News

    August 8, 2000

    The Taste of Fear

    Subway Surfers Risk Their Lives Atop the City’s Trains. Only Mad Fools Take the Dare. Only the Lucky Survive.

  • News

    March 14, 2000
  • Theater

    December 28, 1999

    Our Theatrical Century

    After 100 Years of Experiment, What'll the Theater Do for an Encore?

  • Dance

    October 12, 1999

    All Aboard!

    Stephan Koplowitz Does Windows

  • News

    June 29, 1999

    And the Bead Goes On

    Of Finish Fetish and Liza Lou's American Glamorama

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