Greenwich Village

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    The Village Halloween Parade Launched a Kickstarter To Save Itself

    The 40th Anniversary of the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade could also be its last. Organizers of the parade have launched a Kickstarter to raise $50,000 to cover the loss from last year's cancelled event. Sandy swept through the area on Halloween weekend, forcing a last minute cancellation of t ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Joe's 14th Street: The Neighborhood Pizzeria Fights Back

    The blobs of fresh white cheese on Joe's "Fresh Mozzarella" slice look like fluffy cartoon clouds against an angry red sky. No doubt that the neighborhood pizzeria, once a leading dining institution in all five boroughs, has been undergoing a decline lately at the hands of fast-food franchises, do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Cole's Greenwich Village Opens, Sen Launches Lunch

    Cole's Greenwich Village is the newest restaurant from David Rabin of the Lamb's Club and Jimmy, and is now open for dinner and drinks. Cole's features three rooms: a dining room, cafe, and bottle room, complete with a drink list from a mixologist's wet dream. The dinner menu features American dishe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Greenwich Village Restaurant Apocalypse, Summer 2012

    Flatiron-shaped 10 Downing is down for the count... [More Pictures: 6 Favorite Dishes From Rosemary's | 5 Best Things To Eat at Food Gallery 32] The summer months in general and August in particular must be the most successful period for restaurants in certain parts the city. In Greenwich Village ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Following City Hall's Vote to Approve NYU 2031 Expansion, Greenwich Village Residents Plan their Next Move

    It felt like it was over yesterday even before the Greenwich Village residents in the balcony started booing and chanting, "Chin and Quinn did us in," before Council Speaker Christine Quinn called on NYPD to remove the hecklers from the chamber, before one last old, diminutive woman wailed, "Shame o ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2012

    El Mio Cid: The Sardines of Bushwick

    It's cheap and copious tapas on Starr Street

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    City Council Gives Preliminary Greenlight to New York University Expansion Plan

    After a tense five years between Greenwich Village residents and NYU, it seems the battle over the university's 2031 expansion plan might be coming to an end.Today, the City Council gave a preliminary thumbs up to the university's expansion plan, leading up to the decisive Council vote on the issue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    NYU, Greenwich Village Residents Face Off at 2031 Expansion Hearing

    Tensions ran high at City Hall today as residents of Greenwich Village squared off with New York University administrators and city construction workers over NYU's 2031 expansion project.The project calls for the construction of four new buildings, three of which would be constructed on land alread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Make Harold Dieterle's Miang of Peekytoe Crab

    ​Harold Dieterle, the Season 1 winner of Top Chef and owner of two successful New York restaurants with a third on the way, is a badass chef. His first venture, Perilla, is a Greenwich Village stalwart that's been dishing out duck meatballs for years. At nearby Kin Shop, he's doing Thai food with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Slice & Co. Will Soon Feed Pizza to the Drunken Masses on MacDougal Street

    MacDougal Street isn't short on cheap eats -- check out Our Man Sietsema's excellent roundup of bites -- but for those seeking a farinaceous fix, a new brick-oven pizza spot is rolling onto the block. Signage for an outpost of Slice & Co. is now up at 95 MacDougal Street.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Chick-Fil-A Protest Spawned on NYU Campus Over Opposition to Gay Marriage

    Anti-gay Chick-fil-A flourishes in Greenwich Village, the home of the gay rights movement. Bisexual NYU freshmen and Santa Monica, California, native Hillary Dworkoski has launched a protest of Chick-fil-A's presence on the Greenwich Village campus via a petition on Quoted in a press r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Daddy Gaga's Joanne and Caffe Bene Open

    Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know.Lady Gaga's father and chef Art Smith's buzzy new restaurant, Joanne, is open on the Upper West Side. Though it's already been bashed by the Post's Steve Cuozzo, who repo ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 25, 2012

    Sottocasa: Pie (Oven) in the Sky

    Boerum Hill gets itself a new Neapolitan pizzeria

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    The Waverly Restaurant Is Back in Business

    Lauren ShockeyIt's back!​ Stalwart Greenwich Village diner the Waverly Restaurant shuttered earlier this year, but as of this morning (slightly later than the predicted November opening), it's back to business as usual, slinging cups of coffee and big egg breakfasts.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Seven Spots to Eat a Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Andy Ciordia/FlickrExpect fish, fish, fish, and more fish.​ Christmas is a-coming, and while the kiddies might be all excited about Santa Claus's visit, the more food-focused will be looking forward to the Feast of the Seven Fishes, one of the most gluttonous culinary traditions of the season. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    McDonald's Employee Rayon McIntosh Won't Be Facing Charges in Metal Rod Beating Case

    The video of the incident at the Greenwich Village McDonald's The dramatic saga of the McDonald's employee who attacked two unruly female customers at the West 3rd Street location of the burger chain has come to an end. The employee, Rayon McIntosh, was cleared of felony assault charges after spe ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 23, 2011

    Tertulia: Erin Go Tapas

    Seamus Mullen opens a new Spanish joint in Greenwich Village

  • Dining

    September 21, 2011

    Forcella's Deep-Fry Pie Guy

    Giulio Adriani does pizza a different way in Williamsburg

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Organic Avenue Is Expanding to Midtown East and Greenwich Village

    ​Just as the Juice Press is busy expanding, Organic Avenue is also taking its raw smoothies and nut cheeses in new directions.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Indian Creperie Coming Soon to Bleecker Street

    Lauren ShockeyComing soon!​Perhaps capitalizing off the success of Thiru Kumar, a/k/a "the Dosa Man," who peddles his vegan, South Indian rice-and-lentil crepes on the south side of Washington Square Park, a new spot called Indian Creperie is set to open in the upcoming weeks at 190 Bleecker S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Sietsema Judges Plethora of Pizzas at 900 Degrees; Shockey Spends Big at Bouley's Brushstroke

    No, 900 Degrees isn't a new boyband; it's the Greenwich Village offshoot of a San Francisco pizzeria, where the Voice's Robert Sietsema was a bit overwhelmed by the six different categories of pizza, from the fantastic Naples pies to the "rib-sticking, but unremarkable" thick Sicilian pies to the gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Bottle Service Is Back, Baby; Upscale Restos Do Fast Food

    ​Jason Wang of Xi'an Famous Foods and Jonel Picioane of the Ridgewood Pork Store and the Sunnyside Meat Market are examples of second generations in food families taking their businesses into the 21st century. [NY Times] Au Bon Pain has announced a redesign to stores and a menu expansion that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Friendly Bikini Waxer Will Get You Drunk to Take the Edge Off

    ​Bikini wax: Two words synonymous with pain. Vodka: One word synonymous with staving off the pain, at least until the next day when the pain is worse than ever, depending on how much vodka is involved. However! A bikini wax is brief, and if you can get drunk beforehand, maybe it won't hurt so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Amorino Is Bringing Italian-Style French Gelato to Greenwich Village

    Lauren ShockeyYessssss​Who says great gelato has to come from Italy? Indeed, Greenwich Village is about to become home to Amorino, a French company peddling the frozen delight.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011 Launches for All Your A-Rated White Castle Needs

    ​ has announced its new website and smartphone app, each featuring a comprehensive guide to all the Department of Health A-rated restaurants in the city. All your favorites are there: the Wendy's on Flatbush Avenue, Burrito Loco in Greenwich Village, as well as other spots like T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Munch, Midi, and Maxi at Joy Burger Bar

    ​"Maxi" on the left and "Munch" on the right Replacing a Baluchi's at the corner of Washington Place and Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village, Joy Burger Bar is yet another homegrown, upper-end, fast-food burger chain. It is a second branch of a place at Lex and 100th Street on the Upper East S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Has the Jefferson Market Closed for Good (a Second Time)?

    Lauren ShockeyThe sign says it all.​ The stretch of Sixth Avenue between 8th Street and 11th Street has been witnessing a lot of shutterings recently. First the Qdoba went out of business, followed by the long-standing Bagel Buffet, and now Jefferson Market grocery store has turned off its li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Washington Square, "Proving Ground for Fads and Follies"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 18, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 46 The fear has moved inside the park By Clark Whelton Something strange is happening to Washington Square. One year after its $1 million nose job, this park -- the Greenwich Village green and a proving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    A Visual Restaurant Report Card -- Early Results of DOH Letter Grading System Are In

    ​Sixth Avenue pizza parlor, West Village -- A. Shouldn't the statue be wearing gloves? In the nearly three months since the letter-grading system of the city's Department of Health (DOH) went into effect, letter grades have been gradually appearing in restaurant windows, but in most neighborh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Our 10 Best NYC Pizzerias, 2010 Edition

    ​Not on the menu, but always available, Roberta's guanciale-and-egg pie demonstrates some of the place's strange but effective ideas about pizza. New York has always been the world capital of pizza, ever since the pie-as-we-know-it was invented at Lombardi's bakery sometime before 1905. That ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    The Best iPad Kitchen Apps; the Worst Fast-Food Menu Items

    ​Big discount grocery clubs offer great deals on things like a 100-pack of tapioca pudding. But just how do they stack up against each other? BJ's Wholesale Club, Costco, and Sam's Club go head-to-head. [Wall Street Journal] A recent report reveals that when restaurants and food companies rem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    NYU to Continue Semi-Hostile Land-War Takeover of Manhattan

    ​Tonight NYU, the Dread Pirate Roberts of Greenwich Village, will unveil its 25-year growth plans at an open house at the Kimmel Center, reports Crain's New York

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Photo of the Day: ER Spoiler

    Julian Gilbert​Interns watch in the rain as Dr. David Kaufman, Associate Medical Director for HIV Clinical Research at St. Vincent's, addresses the crowd at Tuesday's rally to save the hospital. Hundreds of "very emotional people" (some elderly and crying) attended to protest the closing of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Liman

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema indulges in some (hopefully sustainable) ultra-fresh seafood at Liman. Bruni's third to last review is of a slipping Union Square Cafe. The beloved Danny Meyer restaurant lost one star from the three William Grimes awarded it in 1999. [NY Times] Restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Organika, Goodbye to Icon

    East Dumpling House has opened at the corner of 106th Street and Broadway, specializing in "dumplings, noodles, buns, and scallion pancakes." [Eater] A restaurant not sounding Italian at all, Organika, has opened in Greenwich Village, serving bruschettas, pizzas, panini, and pastas, which employ lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Clip Job: Luring a Sucker -- er, Scholar, to the Village

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 10, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 12The Greenwich Village ScholarshipBy John WilcockLetters from girls as far away as Eugene, Oregon, and Valparaiso, Indiana, brought applications for the Greenwich Village Scholarship -- a weekend in the Village a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Pick Your Racism -- Chinese Takeout T-Shirt

    (Click to enlarge -- if you have the stomach for it.) There was a gratifying outcry when Sarah DiGregorio outted the "drunken Negro face cookie" at Lafayette French Pastry, but how come nobody cares when Chinese-Americans are insulted? I've seen the above t-shirt at a half-dozen places around ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    O Holy Night! Carolers to Pimp $2.55 Luxury Units

    The real estate market is soft, even in that economic stratosphere where you would think buyers are immune to fluctuations. So the high-end dealers are getting creative. Before the election one local realtor offered an opt-out to buyers if McCain won the Presidential race. Now Prime Condos hopes to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Romany Marie: Death of a Village Icon

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 2, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 19 La Reine Est Morte By Mary Perot Nichols "Yes indeed, yes indeed, yes indeed, the old man mumbled as he shuffled up to the podium. A murmur of remembrance swept through the audience, peopled predominantly by t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    Norman Mailer Wouldn't Duck and Cover

    Hiding under your desk during an H-bomb attack? Maybe not so logical.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Zoning for Survival in Greenwich Village

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 29, 1959, Vol. IV, No. 27 Zoning for Survival Greenwich Village, as we know it today, is doomed unless drastic action is taken soon by the powers that be. The handwriting on the wall was clearly visible on the front page of The New Yor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    The City's First Addicts' Center

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 8, 1959, Vol. IV, No. 24 City's First Addicts' Center Greenwich Village may take the lead in establishing New York's first community-sponsored rehabilitation center for drug addicts. The suggestion was put forward by Edwin Fancher, ch ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 26, 2008

    Got Vino? Try the Village's Gottino!

    An appreciation of a new wine bar and a plea

  • News

    December 18, 2007

    Checking Out

    Renters around town are getting ousted from illegal hotels

  • Dining

    May 31, 2005

    Worth the Splurge

    Upper-end places worth the expense

  • Specials

    March 2, 2004
  • Theater

    March 20, 2001
  • News

    April 4, 2000

    Joe Gould's Secret History

    The Diary of a Legendary Village Bohemian Surfaces at NYU

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