This weekend, you can visit a haunted hotel or a haunted fortress on the fringes of Queens. You can see dogs in costume or dingoes diving into pumpkins. But if you're overwhelmed by the Halloween spirit, Jenny Slate reads from Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been at BookCourt; a new b ... More >>
After raiding the vintage store in your neighborhood for a one-of-a-kind costume, head out and check out one of these five delicious events.
Lita Ford went to a party on Halloween night, and ... well, you know the rest. The former Runaway and a current bitch (no, really, her new live album is called The Bitch Is Back) is still going strong and dressing like this. Which is to say, she's still kicking (and baring) a lot of ass. In the midd ... More >>
Hurricane Sandy put a halt on Halloween last October. So this year, we have no excuse (knock on wood) but to go all-out. Here's what's going down this week: Tuesday [Community] Various candlelight vigils take place throughout Brooklyn to commemorate the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Light ... More >>
Just because it's getting cold out doesn't give you the right to act like a hermit. This weekend's round-up will keep you nice and cozy.
Still in the market for a Halloween costume? You could go as a ghost of New York City Opera's past. In an effort to cut costs back in January, City Opera put 90 percent of its New Jersey warehouse--sets, props and costumes that had been stockpiled for decades--up for sale in an online auction. Arti ... More >>
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 >>
It's the Halloween season once again, and weather permitting (guess what ... IT'S NOT PERMITTING) soon the streets will be flooded with people of all ages in costumes, ready to party. This year, there's a surprising number of costume options for the discerning music fan, so we decided to investigate ... More >>
Happy October. The leaves are changing, and Halloween is inching closer by the day. Today, we have a special seasonal cocktail for you. It was created by Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel's executive chef, David Andrews, and will only be available on Halloween. The drink: Jack-o'-Lantern The bar: U ... More >>
The Lower East Side can be hellish on weekends, sure. Sometimes it can be really hellish, especially on Halloween, when some teenager holds your iPhone hostage and the night degenerates into an almost-brawl in a pizza parlor in which your friends are chasing the girl around, calling her a bit ... More >>
WarmSleepyOccupy BRAINS!On Halloween, Occupy Wall Street got scary. That's certainly been the consensus of the Zuccotti Park press corps, which is more or less universally reporting a dark new trend to the occupation: the park's growing population of the drunk, the violent, and the mentally ... More >>
As the woman in the Pac-Man costume can attest, hypothermia causes paradoxical undressing.Bad news, attention-starved women and vain men: That skimpy costume you've been planning for your big Halloween bash tonight isn't going to work in this weather. "Slutty Henry Kissinger" might have been ... More >>
For young, hip, sexy New Yorkers, Halloween is a weekend-long affair that encompasses non-stop parties, alcohol abuse, and looking like a total ho (only in the best way, of course). The young, the fabulous, and the not-so fabulous will be out terrorizing the city in esoterically witty costume ... More >>
If any single phrase summarizes the Sex Church approach to reverb-drenched bombs, it's unquestionably "virulent erosion." The Vancouver-based outfit showcases a series of intense, furiously clanged and flanged slow/whoa! dissolves on its full-length debut Growing Over (Load). From the swirling acti ... More >>
Maya's Margarita del Diablo: Just what your late family members might drink? Most people gear up for Halloween parties as October comes to an end. With all of the costume planning and candy eating going on, it's easy to forget about that other spooky holiday, Dia de los Muertos. The family-f ... More >>
And now, a look back at what was on the menu here at Fork in the Road this week. Robert SietsemaSo that's why they call it MacDougal Street! We revealed Our 10 Best Things to Eat on MacDougal Street. Drink a Black Eye at Forty Four at the Royalton this Halloween. Wondering where to eat for ... More >>
via BBaunachAccording to the hilarious (or icky) headline writers at Reuters, the "crowded, stretched world" is awaiting its 7 billionth baby as we speak. (As luck would have it, we weren't all raptured out on Friday.) The U.N. says this new member of society will be born on October 31, which ... More >>
#8: Fat Cats on Wall StreetHalloween is one of the few opportunities we have throughout the year to dress as something else, something that we may never be, something that we may never WANT to be, with impunity and without obligation. And while some blogs are telling us that the costume of th ... More >>
This week in food blogs ... Eater got romantic with 10 New York restaurant missed connections. Grub Street delivered 41 things it's psyched to eat and drink this fall. Meanwhile, Food Republic gave us its 33 favorite fall foods. (See a trend?) Zagat Buzz was busy helping launch the 2012 New Yo ... More >>
Last Friday night, in the midst of CMJ, cops raided the Greenpoint venue Coco66, shutting the venue down for the weekend and necessitating a hasty week's worth of construction to get the place up to code. On Thursday, the police hit Santos Party House, using months-old drug charges to shutter the ... More >>
It doesn't have to be Halloween for you to try black foods, such as Chinese black rice, black garlic, Black Nile barley, and beluga lentils. The dark color means more antioxidants. [Wall Street Journal] Food vendors have been caught sleeping in their trucks overnight. But they claim they're ... More >>
So says the beleaguered club's Twitter account, a statement confirmed by a club spokesman who tells us that, starting tomorrow, "we're officially allowed to be open." Closed Thursday night in a police raid over third party drug charges that date back to June, July, and August, Santos will hav ... More >>
Catalyzed by booze and an incessant need to couple up for the winter season (because let's be honest, NYC relationships function seasonally), Missed Connections has been on fire recently. In addition to the flyers from our lovelorn friend JJ, the Metropolitan-Lorimer bachelor looking for his ... More >>
So cops shut down Santos Party House on three-month-old drug charges on the cusp of Halloween weekend; Santos management is, understandably, pissed off. Their official statement is below.
Halloween is the worst holiday of the year for weekend bar-hopping: The city is swarmed with underage college kids who consider themselves more likely to get into bars while in disguise. We recommend that you find a top-notch dance party and plant yourself there for the duration of the evenin ... More >>
Three years ago this week, an intoxicated famous chick showed up at the apartment of a 26-year-old Brooklynite and ended up spending the night in his bed. Here's his story--and photos--of his escapade with this famous hot poontang, yo.
Dan HaskellSunday marks the end of the Hester Street Fair -- at least until next April -- and to mark the occasion, its organizers will be taking part in the Seward Park Halloween carnival, which kicks off at 2 p.m. with a parade. Admission to the carnival is $9, but the fair is free -- and w ... More >>
First there was that whole anti-gay/donating to Tom Emmer quagmire. And now everybody's up in arms about this Target Halloween commercial, which seems to stand for all that is wrong with America to a bunch of Americans. Because the greatest tragedy in the commercial isn't the kid with the shi ... More >>
Canada's Crunchie bar: not for Yanks?For Canadian expats living in the U.S., Halloween can be a painful reminder of all the sweet snacks of their youth that remain largely unavailable this side of the border. Some of them stock up when they go home and smuggle their favorite goodies back. Oth ... More >>
New Yorkers get widlly excited about Halloween, so here's your early warning: Halloween is less than three months away, so you better get started thinking about your costume. Since you love to eat food, why not be food? Here are some food-themed costumes excavated on the Interweb.
Portrait of an American family, stuck from one Halloween to the next
This is why this man gets work with FOX News. Fucked Up photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week everybody dressed like some version of themselves from 15 years ago--or just said fuck it and went all in and pretended to be a giant bag of cocaine--we killed worthless punk nostalgia dead at that Vic ... More >>
Happy Halloween! My plans are largely contingent on the outcome of this game. If the Yankees fall behind 2-1 in the series, I'm going to drag my self back home to avoid the chaos intrinsic to Halloween in NYC. If the Yanks take a 2-1 series lead over the Phillies? Well, then me and my Billy ... More >>
Fuquan7777Broadcast get all shy. CREDITBroadcast/The Atlas Sound (Le) Poisson Rouge Tuesday, October 20 Two trippy, languid, insular headphone bands -- best appreciated in private, while wearing a Snuggie and high on mushrooms -- offered back to back at a crowded CMJ show, with pristine soun ... More >>
Twitpic via DanaBoscorelli. Up, Up and Awry! The Balloon Boy and his wacky father helped keep our minds off the real world, which sucked even more than usual. In national news, the Nobel Peace Prize continued its deadly rampage across America. But don't despair, rightbloggers: President O ... More >>
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