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 >>
Can Andrew Tarlow find Brooklyn success yet again?
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 >>
The Truck America Festivala 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 >>
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.
A Tennessee Williams obscurity gets staged at the Hudson Hotel
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 >>
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 >>
Coney Island's not-so-endless summer
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 >>
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."
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Do be disturbed
See Kubricks horror classic outdoorsif you dare
Karen O takes a backseat, sort of
Exploiting a Depression-era loophole, more landlords are booting renters for short-term hotel guests
(from houseofgood.com) 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 >>
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 >>
With star-studded hero porn, Emilio Estevez blames the ills of the world on RFK's murder, but what about the man?
Why sex in a paid-for room gives our intrepid reporter so much pleasure
Digital Video at Cannes
Fran Reiter will check out SROs on convention web site