#160341293 / gettyimages.comSome 52,000 unaccompanied infants, children and teens have been apprehended along the United States' Southern border since October of last year; twenty nine of them appeared in federal immigration court in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday. They represent the first wave of som ... More >>
A New York original is set to enter the city's coffee scene. Helmed by a true New Yorker (OK, by way of New Jersey), Nobletree will introduce a new business model, advance the Red Hook revival, and upset the balance of the city's specialty coffee scene.
Looking to challenge yourself? Check out food trivia, a class on pupusa-making, or a film about what makes specialty coffee so special -- other than your barista. Here are five events on our radar this week.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
We finally have an answer to that age-old question: Is it possible to ball too hard? Yes, yes it is, and we have the video to prove it. During a "game" in Honduras, Harlem Globetrotters player William "Bull" Bullard went up for the dunk, and brought the hoop and the entire stanchion down with him. H ... More >>
It's that time of the year again: South By Southwest's mean, jealous sister to the North, CMJ, is upon us. There's little sunshine, no margaritas, no tacos and yet, the thing can be a blast! Musicians and writers and industry folk from all over the planet are in NYC for under a week, giving Austin's ... More >>
Bag numbers 19 (left) and 18 (right) were, respectively, Blue Bottle's Guatemala Maya Ixil, roasted in Brooklyn, and Four Barrel's Guatemala Antigua Santa Cruz, roasted in San Francisco. I drink a lot of coffee at home, ground from beans right before being deposited in a French press. I saved the ... More >>
San Francisco filmmaker Brandon Loper has released a trailer for his latest project, A Film About Coffee, which focuses on the current bean and brew obsession existing on the West Coast.
[See More Interviews: Bitchin' Kitchen's Nadia G | Runner and Stone's Peter Endriss] Yesterday, Fork in the Road ran the first installment of this interview with owners Karen Cantor and Andrew Ding of the Chipped Cup, a new coffee shop in Harlem. Today, we follow-up and chat about the neighborhood ... More >>
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble! Yesterday, I wrote about my first experience at West 15th Street's new Blue Bottle Coffee. I apologize for having been so interested in the pour-overs that I missed the espresso machine. The other observations and criticisms still stand, including my belie ... More >>
Cocaine, but not this cocaine.The Coast Guard announced they intercepted and seized a semi-submersible vessel, its five-man crew and 7.5 tons of cocaine. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection airplane spotted the fiberglass semi-submarine and a Coast Guard cutter caught up to it off the Caribb ... More >>
There is a veritable peach war going on between Georgia, the peach state, and South Carolina, a growing peach market. [NY Times] The Rockefeller Center Greenmarket is back, bringing fresh, local fruits, vegetables, honey, and more to midtown. [DNA Info] A new survey of dining trends conclu ... More >>
Mexicans and the dark side
The rich are richer than ever, but don't ask them for help
Kinda makes you wonder what the Pedrito Martinez Group sounds like. Pic by Ben Jay.Last week's globalFEST 2011 blowout at Webster Hall packed 13 acts from Brazil, India, Cuba, Mali, Sengal, Hawaii, Honduras, France, Egypt, Colombia, Peru, the Congo, and New York City onto three stages, a stag ... More >>
Say hello to the Rhythm of Rajasthan. All pics by Ben.What do you get when you take a dozen or so internationally hailed acts and dump them all in the East Village? The annual mind-expanding musical fete known as globalFEST. Thirteen acts from places as far afield as India and the Congo conve ... More >>
In case you were feeling a little too cheerful this holiday season, the Fiscal Policy Institute has a new report [pdf] to remind you about New York City's ever-widening income gap. According to the report, "if New York City were a nation, it would rank 15th worst among 134 countries with res ... More >>
So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Marielle SolanTaut New York five-piece MiniBoone are an enchanting mesh of old-school energy and new-school melody. The band mixes the dervish energy of '78-era post-punk with the super-hooks of mod ... More >>
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is up in arms about Cablevision dropping HGTV and Food Network. He recently twittered: "Bang away at Cablevision... can't believe there [sic] not showing Food Network," after the channels were dropped in a fee dispute with owner Scripps Network. [NY Post] An upstate ... More >>
Photo by Brennan Cavanaugh We caught up with Reverend Billy, the Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York we interviewed in April, and asked how the campaign was going. We're in the third act of this drama. The opening act was orientation -- the whole world of politics, a steep learning cur ... More >>
Four endangered cultural traditions rave on anyway
Our Man finds the "entire peasant diet of El Salvador" in Washington Heights
The Zipper is packed up and on a flatbed truck. The Zipper and The Spider are both heading for an amusement park in Honduras, according to the New York Post. The call to arms has gone out on the Coney Island Message Board: Rally for Astroland. Noon. Sunday. Surf Avenue Entrance to Astroland. Se ... More >>
Labor organizers shine a light on nighttime office-demolition abuses
Haitian café in Kensington goes easy on the national dish
Lost Jobs Tough to Recycle
Hip-Hop and R&B Artists MIA in Music Industry Struggle
Free Traders and Fair Traders in Stalemate as CEOs Converge on New York
The Global Economy, as Told Through a Tee
Despite public and political outcry for one child, thousands of others face detention
Wider probe could burn judiciary chair
New York Senator Hillary Clinton?