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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Meet the reverend of real estate
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 >>
Cam, Juelz, Jimmy, and Zeke remember the good times
Output pumps it up in Brooklyn
"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 >>
After a historic run, the famed Harlem jazz club shuts its doors
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
[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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Fuel up before your next ride
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.
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 >>
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.
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.
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 >>
Aughts r&b stars hit SummerStage
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 >>
Harlem BespokeA 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 >>
Suspected muggerA 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Harlem bank robbery suspectCops 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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Red Rooster's answer to chili (and chilly).It's cold outside. Damn cold. Experts say one of the best remedies for this weather is a steaming bowl of hearty, meaty chili. And by experts we mean Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem. He shares the recipe for his Spicy Mexican Chili and urges ... More >>
Assorted tragedies and screw-ups: An 18-year-old black man was found dead in the wee hours Sunday at West 136th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem. Cops found him at 3:10 a.m., shot "in his torso," as they put it. He was DOA at Harlem Hospital. Cops haven't released his name, and no one's be ... More >>
Then one day, the cupcakes started eating us.The cupcake cartel that is Magnolia isn't just opening five new locations around the country. It's priming itself for world domination with a new 5,200-square-foot production facility in Harlem, according to the Wall Street Journal. The new factory ... More >>
City Hall can't decide if it wants you to have guns or not! Police commissioner Ray Kelly and Reverend Al Sharpton had a press conference today, announcing a gun buyback program to take illegal guns off the streets...just weeks after Mayor Michael Bloomberg slashed the fee for a gun permit from $ ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 11, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 6 Corruption makes the world go round By Clark Whelton In February, 1960, Adam Clayton Powell stood up on the floor of the House of Representatives and delivered a speech entitled "The Immorality of the ... More >>
Marcus Samuelsson has been a busy, busy man lately, what with winning Top Chef Masters, designing cookware for the Manhattan Target, and getting the Red Rooster up and running in Harlem. Samuelsson shared some details about the restaurant with Paper magazine, and from the sounds of it, he has ... More >>
Growing evidence yesterday that the mid-summer heat is frying everyone's brains. In the Mets clubhouse at Citifield, K-Rod head-butts his father in law. He is arrested. David Dinkins, the most dignified politician to ever walk up the City Hall steps, flips the bird to a protestor outside the ... More >>
With gentrification comes an appetite for foods that don't originate in a deep-fryer, chain restaurant, or tub of Crisco. To wit: Grub Street reports that two marketing vets have joined forces to create Harlem Delivers, a service that transports food from restaurants outside the neighborhood ... More >>