It just seems to creep up on you, doesn't it? Suddenly one morning you notice a few gray hairs have commandeered space on your scalp. This is precious real estate, considering how far that hairline has receded in the past year. Most of your old high school pals are popping out babies, and maybe you' ... More >>
Chances are, even here in the greatest city on earth, you haven't tasted much craft beer from Italy. It's a small category to begin with and, with the exception of Eataly's Birreria, not a well-known one Stateside. But now, you can get a taste of Italian beers brewed Belgian-style -- if you're wil ... More >>
If you haven't yet learned to navigate your way to Jersey City, let us help you out: Take the PATH during the week and a newly discounted weekend ferry service from the World Financial Center. If it's been awhile since you've been there, you're missing out on a crop of good restaurants. Here, we've ... More >>
It is ugly out there. Winter storm Nika swept into town late last night, bringing with her heavy snow, sleet, freezing rain, traffic jams, public transit delays, and a risk of power outages. The National Weather Service is forecasting accumulations of 4 to 6 inches of snow, and a quarter inch to f ... More >>
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Better Than: "Thinking about dying alone" If you saw Majical Cloudz play before they signed to Matador in February, it probably felt like you were watching an awkwardly mesmerizing high school talent show performance. Perhaps you were used to the Devon Welsh who sits in the back of your history cla ... More >>
Data startup Locu confirmed a long-standing hypothesis: Hipsters love Pabst Blue Ribbon, which until now was only thought to be a favored cheap brew. The menu management company analyzed data from more than one million venues and found which neighborhoods in San Francisco and New York City serve the ... More >>
He's a man of many monikers and moods, and he rocks under any name. Charles Thompson / Frank Black / Black Francis has 23 albums to his credit, beginning in 1988 with Surfer Rosa by the Pixies, a band where the tired journalistic cliché "seminal" actually applies. Black Francis performs tonight ... More >>
Last night, the James Beard Foundation's winner's list was completed--the media awards were over the weekend and listed here yesterday. In addition to major excitement over the first ever Outstanding Bar Program award other highlights included a tie for Best Chef Southeast (a hot dining destination ... More >>
The ridiculously large and delicious Italian roast beef hero at Fiore's House of Quality in Hoboken Colin F. Asks: I'm a fan of hot Italian heros, those big sloppy sandwiches with meatballs, sausages, and veal cutlets in them topped with melted cheese. But I've been wondering for a long time, what ... More >>
Mark Lugo, the Hoboken wine steward accused of a number of art thefts including that of a $275,000 Picasso sketch in San Francisco, is due to be arraigned in New York today. Lugo just finished a 138-day sentence in California for the Picasso; the arraignment in New York is related to two art heists ... More >>
The pulled pork sandwich may be Legal Beans' only actual barbecue offering -- but it depends on how you define BBQ. The New York area is filled with barbecue fanatics who will travel almost any distance to check out a new 'cue emporium, and it's a rare place that escapes the notice of smok ... More >>
Snooki would approve.New York's Vendy Awards is adding a new category this year: New Jersey food trucks. Three competitors from the Garden State have been entered, including Taco Truck and the vegan Cinnamon Snail, from Hoboken; and Jersey City's Two Pitas in a Pod.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Blue Donkey Bar on the Upper West Side has closed after complaints to police, specifically from a neighbor. [West Side Rag via Eater] The Upper East Side location of healthy pizza joint Sl ... More >>
Del VecchioNew Jersey state Senate candidate and ex-judge Kenneth Del Vecchio premiered his latest film The Life Zone, in association with his Justice For All Productions, on Saturday at the Hoboken Film Festival, which he co-founded and chairs. The movie, an anti-abortion twist on the Saw fr ... More >>
Andrew GrantRoberto Santibañez knows how to have a fiestaYesterday Fonda chef Roberto Santibañez told us all about his new cookbook, Truly Mexican. Today the busy man tells us about what's next in store. Hint: Mexican sandwiches.
Yo La Tengo at Maxwell's in December. Photo by Liz Clayton.We'd heard rumors of this last week, and yesterday, the band made it official--Hoboken humanitarians and all around good humans Yo La Tengo will be playing a hastily organized benefit for Japan this Wednesday at Maxwell's. Tickets are ... More >>
So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
It is true that not everyone here in the metaphorical Voice compound is totally in love with wordless, perpetually crescendoing art-metal dudes Pelican. That wordy naysayer will probably not be at their Highline Ballroom show tonight, though, which is a good thing, 'cause he'd have totally ki ... More >>
Might not be XXX or nothin' but, y'know, nudity. Man, if you really wanna one-up all those chumps lucky enough to have tickets for Girls/Real Estate Friday night at Bowery Ballroom, you'd head out to see 'em at Maxwell's in Hoboken tonight, except that show is sold out too, so forget I said anyth ... More >>
We know homemade fireworks are illegal in this town, but we were hoping that, with tourism down this summer, they might go a little easier on 4th of July street pyrotechnics. Alas, Mayor Bloomberg and the cops remain on our ass about it -- in fact they're even against rooftop parties to watch the Ma ... More >>
This weekend Fork in the Road is kicking off a new series focusing on cookbooks and other food-related volumes that have appeared in our in-boxes recently. Ratio: the Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking, by Michael Ruhlman (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009), 231 pages, $26, pub date: ... More >>
Comics come out on Wednesday, and so does Richard Gehr's Pulp Fictions. The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero Edited by Angela Ndalianis Routledge The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero, edited by Angela Ndalianis, is the second genre-warping collection of essays either delivered at or inspired b ... More >>
Rob Trucks's "Possibly 4th Street" expositions, in which he invites musicians to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City, run intermittently here at Sound of the City. The Explorers Club plays the Mercury Lounge, February 5 and the following night at Maxwell's in Hoboken. photos by ... More >>
The remarkable emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 preoccupied news outlets. Some took a new-media angle. "Hudson Plane Crash & Obama Show Social Media Legitimacy," bragged WebProNews, and everyone swooned over the twitpic of the fallen jet taken by Janis Krums from a rescue ferry. Reporters ... More >>
photos by Liz Clayton, via the Yo La Tengo diary Yo La Tengo December 21 and 22 Maxwell's "Don't be scared!" some dude catcalled at Georgia Hubley during one of the quiet parts of the first night of Yo La Tengo's annual Hanukkah spectacular at Maxwell's. "Oh, I'm not scared," she shot back. This i ... More >>
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