• Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    What Marcus Samuelsson's Experience in Harlem Can Teach Restaurateurs Everywhere

    As Atlantic City's casinos shutter this week, it seems particularly poignant to remember that there are restaurants beyond the boardwalk that will suffer. These are the small businesses that the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival doesn't recognize, instead importing food world celebrities like Marth ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 18, 2014
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    June 18, 2014

    A Taste of This Week's Review of Cheri

    Zachary Feldman heads to Harlem for this week's review, popping into Cheri (231 Lenox Avenue, 212-662-4374), a well-styled French restaurant that's been luring in a hip crowd.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Harlem Church Puts Up Yet Another Homophobic Sign

    ATLAH World Missionary Church, the Harlem religious institution best known for its pastor's peculiar fixation on homosexuality, has put up yet another floridly offensive sign, this one stating the need to "take Harlem back" from both "pinch nose sellout Negros" and "demonic homos." In February, ATL ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Here's What Bill Clinton Has to Say About Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem EatUp!

    It was a formidable crowd that gathered yesterday at Ginny's Supper Club beneath the Red Rooster up in Harlem: Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz, flanked by Mayor Bill de Blasio and President Bill Clinton, announced that they'll throw the inaugural Harlem EatUp! festival -- a series of ticketed and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Have a Taste of the Vegetarian Poutine From Harlem Public

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Harlem Public (3612 Broadway, 212-939-9404) Neighborhood: Hamilton Heights, Harlem Cuisine: New American

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Six Restaurants That Opened This Week In NYC

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: the team behind Rosemary's brings us a Southern French restaurant, fresh mini donuts are being served up in Harlem, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Hot Sauce Expo and Jewish Comfort Food on This Weekend's To-Do List

    Need a warm-up to get you through to April? Try a few events featuring hot sauce or warm matzo ball soup this weekend.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Five Great Hot Toddies in Honor of National Hot Toddy Day

    Tomorrow is National Hot Toddy Day, and since it's both the height of flu season and the end of the polar vortex, the timing couldn't be any better. Otherwise known as a "Whiskey Skin" (the moniker origins of this Scotch whiskey variation range from an innocuous depiction of key ingredient lemon's " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Ten Spots to Dine on Christmas Day

    Whether a kitchen disaster foils your Christmas dinner plans or you're just looking for a nice meal out for your day off, you might check in on these ten restaurants, all spots that are keeping the light on for Christmas Day.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    The Park 112, a Global Lifestyle Restaurant, Debuts in Harlem

    Harlem has been at the center of Lewis Tucker's life since he was a kid: "I grew up in the Bronx and Westchester and lived in Harlem," he explains. "I've been playing basketball here since I was 10 years old. I'm entrenched in Harlem." So years later, when he decided to add a restaurant to the colle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Where To Get Your Farm-To-Table Turkey in NYC

    T-two weeks until Turkey Day, which means it's (probably past) time to start thinking about, well, turkey, especially if you're hoping to nab a sustainably raised bird that's neither mass-produced nor factory-farmed. We've compiled a list of local butchers and grocers selling organic, heritage, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Readers: More of the Best Restaurants in Harlem

    Zachary Feldman's list of the 10 best restaurants in Harlem went up yesterday, and it pays homage to new and old spots, touting everything from fried chicken to ramen to Ethiopian food. But Harlem is a vast place, and so many readers weighed in on the round-up, calling out additional spots they beli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Baauer Should Play "Harlem Shake" Even If He Doesn't Want to

    SXSW 2013 was a deeply weird moment for Baauer. He was still an exciting New York producer with a number of highly-bloggable hits, but "Harlem Shake" was becoming an international moment.All of a sudden the guy responsible for the biggest cross-cultural meme of 2013 was spinning at all the random po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Savann Brings Turkish Food to Harlem

    You might not immediately think to head to Harlem for your Mediterranean fix, but a newcomer in an area known for its chicken and waffle joints is trying to change that: Turkish restaurant Savann, which opened on Monday at 2280 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, is looking to add a new option to an ever- ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2013
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    April 17, 2013
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    March 27, 2013

    Five NYC Rappers Who Deserve To Be In XXL's 2013 Freshman Class Issue

    XXL magazine revealed their annual freshmen list today. Among the10 picks for future rap fame (plus a boxed-out bonus picture of Chief Keef's head), New York City is represented by the monolithic Action Bronson, Pro Era leader Joey Bada$$ and Angel Haze. In the interest of municipal pride then, here ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 13, 2013


    Cam, Juelz, Jimmy, and Zeke remember the good times

  • Voice Choices

    March 6, 2013


    Output pumps it up in Brooklyn

  • Voice Choices

    February 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    "Harlem is the Mecca of the World!": Bodega BAMZ Introduces His Latin Trap Movement

    "I'm from Spanish Harlem and the story has never been told from my 'hood," says Bodega BAMZ, the uptown rapper who's plotting to write his own chapter in hip-hop's history with his Latin trap movement. The cornerstone of BAMZ's come up so far is Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z., the 'Pac-style mixtape he dr ... More >>

  • Music

    January 2, 2013

    Remembering the Lenox Lounge

    After a historic run, the famed Harlem jazz club shuts its doors

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Whole Foods Is Opening a Store in Harlem

    Whole Foods has confirmed via its Facebook page that it is opening a new location in Harlem. From the website: Great news. In addition to 2 new stores in Brooklyn in the coming years, we are adding 2 new Manhattan stores. Upper East Side at 87th street & 3rd avenue (projected to open in 2014) an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Here's Audio Of An NYPD Officer Roughing Up Harlem Teen Before Calling Him A "Mutt." His Crime: Looking "Suspicious"

    This morning, we told you about a video that includes an audio recording of an NYPD officer and a sergeant stopping a 16-year-old Harlem kid during one of the department's controversial "stop and frisks."Now you can listen to the recording -- and hear how disturbingly aggressive the officers were wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Here's A Video Of A Dirtbag Beating The Crap Out Of A Puppy; Dirtbag Still On The Loose

    It takes a real tough guy to beat the crap out of a defenseless puppy after trapping the little guy in an elevator, which is what some complete shit-bag did at a Harlem housing project last month.The NYPD released video of the vicious beating, which happened in an elevator at the Wagner Houses on Ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Reward For Capture Of Dirtbag Dog-Beater Already Up To $7,000

    It's been less than 24 hours since the NYPD released video of some creep beating the crap out of a dog in an elevator at a Harlem housing project, and the reward for this scumbag's capture already is up to $7,000.This morning, the reward for information leading to this asshole's capture was $2,000. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Q&A: Leanne Stella, on Founding Harlem's Art in FLUX Pop-Up Gallery

    When Leanne Stella moved to Harlem last fall, she was on a personal quest to discover the area's art scene. She quickly realized that her neighborhood was filled with local artists and performers with no space to showcase their work. Enter Art in FLUX, a pop-up gallery that began this spring that gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Q&A: The Chipped Cup's Karen Cantor and Andrew Ding on the Coffee House Scene in Harlem, Part 1

    [See More Interviews: Bitchin' Kitchen's Nadia G Eats Vodka Pizza | Runner and Stone's Peter Endriss on Opening a Bakery in Gowanus] While eclectic coffee shops where you can meet up with your circle of friends, or people watch, are considered a New York staple, you won't find many in the Hamilton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    What 'Belongs' in Harlem?

    As the internet blows up with rants about culture, race and authenticity in food, and Eddie Huang draws rigid lines between what does and doesn't belong in the Harlem restaurant scene, here's a brief reminder about the project we mentioned two weeks ago.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Azealia Banks's "1991" Is A Throwback Summer Jam

    This week the outspoken (or, if you will, "Tweet-happy") Harlem MC Azealia Banks released her EP 1991, with the title serving as a reference to the year she was born and a hint as far as the predominant aesthetic of the title track. If you remember that year's housier hits—"Gypsy Woman (She's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Pounds & Ounces Begins Lunch Service, Black Tree Sandwich Shop Opens

    Newcomer Chelsea restaurant Pounds & Ounces is now open for lunch service. The comfort food joint will serve lunch from 12pm - 4pm. Some menu items: lobster corn dogs, blue crab "nicoise" salad with haricot verts and grape tomatoes, and the "Pounder Burger." Black Tree Sandwich Shop, located inside ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 16, 2012


    Fuel up before your next ride

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    BBQue's Smoke Shack Reworks Chicken and Waffles - As a Sandwich

    BBQue's chicken and waffle sandwich "Put the waffles in the toaster," the countergal directed the cook - who looked to be about 16 years old - over her shoulder. "How many?" he queried. "Two," she replied.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Historic Jazz Site in Harlem Rehabilitated, Houses Formerly Homeless New Yorkers

    At a time when social services are facing sometimes difficult cuts, one organization is celebrating the funding it received from the city to rehabilitate a housing project in Harlem that provides homes and services to the chronically homeless. Housing and Services Inc., or HSI, -- an organization t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    No Swine on My Mind

    ​This pizza parlor on Malcolm X in Harlem offers an expanded menu of diner food, with the assurance that there is no pork on the premises. On Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, an earlier establishment has a similar name: Mookie's No Pork on My Fork.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Breaking: Shooting on the A Train [Updated]

    ​ About 20 minutes ago, @Breaking911 tweeted that there was a shooting at the entrance of an A train in Harlem. The shooting occurred at West 125th and St. Nicholas Avenue. The victim is said to be in serious condition.

  • Voice Choices

    November 30, 2011
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    September 8, 2011

    Bloggers Pissed Over Frozen Lasagna; Patsy's In Debt

    ​You know those commercials where real people are caught on hidden cameras reacting to some new product? Well, for ConAgra and some unsuspecting bloggers, it didn't really work out this time. [NY Times] The restaurant planned for Union Square Park may be delayed now that concessionaire O-V Ho ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 17, 2011


    Aughts r&b stars hit SummerStage

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    The Red Rooster Will Chase Chicken With Champagne

    ​The Red Rooster, that mirror of what Harlem offers as a whole, will on Monday offer its customers chicken and champagne. The pairing is a tribute to Chitlins' & Champagne Tuesdays, the weekly gatherings that took place at the Red Rooster's namesake, the legendary speakeasy that served as a ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2011
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    April 27, 2011

    Trufa Brings Burgers, Italian-Inspired Food to Harlem

    Harlem Bespoke​A friend up in Harlem passes along word of Trufa, a "cutesy new $12 burger bistro" on Broadway between 139th and 140th Streets. The tiny restaurant, which replaces a Mexican take-out joint, is apparently Italian-inspired, with a menu comprised largely of salads, sandwiches, pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Mugger Armed With Guns, Knives, and a Smile Roams Manhattan, Ripping Off Cells

    Suspected mugger​A little guy who may not even be out of his teens is suspected of being a cell-phone bandit who stalks his victims, strikes up conversations with them, and then snatches their property at the point of a gun or knife, cops say. So far, the 18- to 22-year-old, only 5-5 and no more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Robert Sietsema, Illustrated, at V-Nam Café; Lauren Shockey at Saro Bistro

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema visits V-Nam Café... as a cartoon! Lauren Shockey is underwhelmed by Balkan cuisine at Saro Bistro. Sam Sifton raves over M. Wells: "Those who recall the thrill of eating at the Momofuku restaurants for the first time would do well to book passage on the No. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Red Rooster's Marcus Samuelsson Dishes Up the Comfort Food: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Marcus SamuelssonThe way to this man's heart? Make him a tartare.​Yesterday we spoke with Red Rooster's Marcus Samuelsson about his new food and lifestyle website geared towards men. Today he tells us about cooking for the ultimate diner--President Obama--and what it means to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Camera Kind to Harlem Bank Robbery Suspect

    Harlem bank robbery suspect​Cops have released a couple of damned good photos of a guy who they suspect of sticking up a couple of Harlem banks last week. On March 8, someone held up a Citibank branch at 2481 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard. He took the money and ran. The next day, someone -- police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Some Schools Could Lose 30 Percent of Teachers under Bloomberg Plan - WNYC

    The Bloomberg Administration has announced that some schools could lose up to 30 percent of their teaching force, WNYC is reporting this morning. Under a worst-case scenario, the Department of Education is set to lay off one to five teachers at most schools, with some losing 30 percent of their ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Beer for Harlem, Beer and Dirndls for Midtown

    Coming right atcha, Third Avenue.​Today's weather lends itself to thoughts of heavy drinking, making it a good time to spread some alcohol-related developments.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Beware of BMW Owners Who Will Shoot You and Lock You In Their Trunk

    ​The Daily News says police are investigating a bizarre Harlem "fender-bender," in which the driver of a BMW slammed into the back of a cab this morning, jumped out of the car, and ran away. Cops later popped the trunk and found a man with no ID and a gunshot wound in his head. (The man was rushed ... More >>

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