• Voice Choices

    March 5, 2014
  • Film

    November 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Q&A: Meyhem Lauren On Hotel Life, Ralph Lauren, And Why The Wu-Tang Clan Is The Best Rap Group Of All Time

    Room 426 at the Embassy Suites hotel in Texas might not be up there with the great rap recording studios, but for two days earlier this year it was transformed into an impromptu hip-hop spot by Meyhem Lauren. While he was there, the Queens resident and long-time Action Bronson associate cut a new mi ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 27, 2012

    Reynards: The Wythe Man's Burden

    Can Andrew Tarlow find Brooklyn success yet again?

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Chilaquiles Migrate North to New York Menus

    Lauren BloombergDon't you want to bathe in El Parador's cheesy crock of chilaquiles?​Belgium boasts its waffles. Japan's sushi customs have spread the world over, and French fries are in every happy meal across the globe. So, what foodstuff to we credit Mexico with exporting? You could say it's ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Full Truck America Festival Lineup Announced; /-, Bird Of Youth, And Real Estate Now On The Bill

    ​The Truck America Festival—a three-day fest happening in the middle of September at the Full Moon Resort in kinda-up-there Big Indian, N.Y.—has announced its full slate of performers. Joining the already-confirmed Wye Oak, Hold Steady, and Okkervil River on the bill are a slew of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Restaurant and Hotel Discounts for Pride Weekend

    incrediblethings.comSo pretty!​It's time to celebrate this weekend, and many of New York City's hotels and restaurants are getting into the spirit, offering special details and discounts on dining.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011
  • Theater

    January 12, 2011

    Green Eyes Checks In

    A Tennessee Williams obscurity gets staged at the Hudson Hotel

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Japan Declines Delivery of Drug-Besmirched Paris Hilton

    ​Ooh, awkward. Paris Hilton has flown to Japan, where she was scheduled to attend a news conference tomorrow to promote her fashion line, and they said, "No thanks, we don't want any." Upon arrival, she was immediately questioned by immigration authorities, who apparently don't take kindly to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Restaurant i Coming to Gramercy Next Week

    Restaurant i coming soon.​Every boutique hotel needs a destination restaurant these days. In the case of the Charles Hotel, the restaurant is coming first. Restaurant i is expected to open next week on Broadway between 19th and 20th Streets in a space formerly occupied by a Jennifer Convertibl ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 27, 2010


    Coney Island's not-so-endless summer

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Colicchio, Boulud, White, Humm Big Winners in Last Night's Beard Awards

    ​Pomp, circumstance, product placement, and varying levels of inebriation all converged at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Many white men were awarded large gold pendants that dangled from green sashes. It was a particularly good night for New York, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    An Early Look at Mermaid Oyster Bar in the West Village

    Local bivalves: Peconic Bay and Blue Point oysters​ Mermaid Oyster Bar, new sister restaurant to the Mermaid Inns, was described by owner Danny Abrams as being "meant to invoke the feeling of being on vacation at the beach."

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Brooklyn Gets Its Very Own Kurve

    You've probably heard of Kurve, the futuristic Thai-fusion spot in the East Village so odd that it's prompted speculation that it's actually an art installation, not a restaurant. Well, Brooklyn has its own Kurve now, a place so strange that it's almost worth a visit just to see it. Imagine a wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Pierre Luxury Reno Has $55 Tea, "Reimagined Bathrooms," Lousy Market

    Rooms at the Pierre Hotel, an icon of old New York (at least as far as Mad Men is concerned), were long closed for renovations. But some of them opened last month, and Taj Hotels, which took it over and gave it a $100 million renovation, announces the new Taj Pierre will be at full strength by Septe ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    John Fahey, Curmudgeonly Again in Harpers Magazine

    Local virtuoso writer Caleb Crain reprints a gem of an anecdote (otherwise hidden behind Harpers' subscriber walls) about the now-deceased virtuoso guitar player John Fahey. Fahey, American primitive par excellence, spent most of his life—from the early '70s till his death, in 2001—in the beache ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 23, 2008


    Do be disturbed

  • Voice Choices

    August 27, 2008


    See Kubrick’s horror classic outdoors—if you dare

  • Voice Choices

    August 27, 2008


    Karen O takes a backseat, sort of

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008
  • News

    December 18, 2007

    Motel Sucks

    Exploiting a Depression-era loophole, more landlords are booting renters for short-term hotel guests

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2007

    Betsey Johnson for 50 Bucks? Yes, Please.

    (from emg is back with its monthly vintage sale at Tribeca Grand Hotel. Some picks for May: a Marc Jacobs gold bustier/camisole for $55, a Betsey Johnson black/floral/striped baby doll dress for $50, and a pair of Manolo Blahnik lime and fuschia spectator pumps for $105 -- plus muc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2007

    Screw Taxes: Saturday's Spring Sales

    Instead of filing our taxes, we've decided Saturday's spring sales are a must. Two in particular have thrilled the procrastinor in us: Sodafine's trunk show and EMG's monthly vintage extravaganza. Sodafine's show spotlights two Brooklyn designers, Supayana and Popomomo. We love the photo of the lat ... More >>

  • Film

    November 7, 2006

    Whole World in His Hands

    With star-studded hero porn, Emilio Estevez blames the ills of the world on RFK's murder, but what about the man?

  • Columns

    February 1, 2005

    Hotel Hard-On

    Why sex in a paid-for room gives our intrepid reporter so much pleasure

  • NYC Life

    December 30, 2003

    Hotels Under $200

    Staying Power

  • Film

    June 8, 1999

    Fest Forward

    Digital Video at Cannes

  • News

    January 19, 1999

    Room Disservice

    Fran Reiter will check out SROs on convention web site