August has arrived, which means you should be attempting fill up on as much fun as you can take before Labor Day deals a crippling blow to summer. Here are a few things to nibble on this weekend.
Greenwood Park has a novel fence constructed of shipping skids. Sandwiched between Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway, Brooklyn's latest beer garden, Greenwood Park, began life as an auto garage. The building reflects this, with the roll-up doors still intact. Outside, picnic tables a ... More >>
Delmonico's as it looks today. The columns on either side of the door are said to come from Pompeii.The modern restaurant as we know it was invented in 1831 south of Wall Street at Delmonico's, based on Swiss and French models. The previous sort of establishment was usually a hotel dining roo ... More >>
The kanchipuram idly at Sapthagiri is served with tamarind sauce and homemade coconut chutney. In case you haven't noticed, vegetable matter is the new meat - easy to cook and digest, jam-packed with vitamins and minerals, environmentally friendly, and, most important, good tasting. We've ra ... More >>
Tartan Week finishes up with the Tartan Day Parade up 6th Avenue today, or take in the all-day J-Cation food festival at the Japan Society. Both days, New York Classical Theater presents traveling performances of Hamlet at the World Financial Center.
Get your taxes done for free If you have dependent kids and make less than $50,000, or if you make less than $18k, the Office of Financial Empowerment will help you do your taxes and find tax credits you're entitled to today at the CUNY Graduate Center (pdf).
Leaf peeper map of NYS (the Catskills reach peak leaf) The big news this weekend is openhousenewyork weekend, which opens up sites around New York for tours and events, all free. The upside: all free. The downside: a lot of the events are already filled up. You can find programs that are st ... More >>
Prospect Park staff were handed the gross job of removing 15 cow tongues from trees one morning last week. The flesh had been driven into park trees with nails which had to be pried out. According to the Parks Department, the severed, dangling organs were spotted by a dog walker who then ga ... More >>
In marketable Brooklyn, developers are already pushing the envelope
It's cheerful on Fifth: "Hey, Bob, I'm just coming out of the barbershop"