It's still summer, and restaurants have been promoting happy hour deals and outdoor seating all season long. But for those who want to just sit on the grass, here's a cool deal for you: a rustic Italian picnic basket set by Asellina in the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel. Now, this isn't your normal p ... More >>
Talk about an extensive herb garden. Located on top of North Square Restaurant in the Washington Square Hotel, Jake's Edible Garden is an herb garden that has just sprouted and will be providing all the herbs for executive chef Yoel Cruz's dishes. The herbs, chilies, and tomatoes come from Oak Gro ... More >>
Holidays are about giving, remember?
SPOILER ALERT! I liked J. Edgar, the Clint Eastwood directed flick, written by Dustin Lance Black, about controversial crime fighter J. Edgar Hoover, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Doug Zell, the founder of Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea, has teamed up with his old frat buddy, the philanthropist and former real estate developer Robert Buono. Now the two will share the title of Co-C.E.O. in an effort to expand the business. [Diner's Journal] No New York chefs will compet ... More >>
Action Bronson spices things up
Bed bugs, we haven't heard much of you this summer. So, you had a party in a Staten Island jail. At least you aren't invading our (well, the tourists') clothing stores. But now we find you're running rampant in schools? Don't you have hearts in those little, brown, blood-sucking bodies? (No.) ... More >>
Just when you thought Snooki couldn't get any more crazy comes this video of the drunk Jersey Shore character dancing with a potted plant. What will she think of next? [via TMZ]
The absolute worst part is how they've made it so it looks like little bed bugs are crawling around on your screen. Are you fucking kidding me? Excuse me while I go vomit, scratch myself, and burn everything I own. [CBS] [@_rosiegray]
We haven't talked about those creepy crawly little horrors that were all over our retail stores, movie theaters, schools, offices, hotels, and wherever else they could get their monstrous little biting bodies into, even subway trains, last summer. We haven't missed them, but apparently it's t ... More >>
The Women's Project stages a busy satire
How festive!Giving presents during the holiday season is a cherished pastime that will never fade. But giving bedbugs to someone is definitely not festive in any way, shape, or form. In the unfortunate case that someone has given you the "present" of bedbugs and you're broke from spending all ... More >>
R is for "Narsty"We can't confirm that this video is of an actual bed bug (it looks pretty big to us, as bed bugs go), but we can confirm that YouTube poster thefredelement has videotaped something on the Brooklyn-bound R. He says: "On my way to work (11/16/2010) a lady across the aisle had a ... More >>
Per a recent article in TimeOutNY cited by BrickUnderground, a 33-year-old opera singer was told by her exterminator that bedbugs can fly. Not cool. (They can't.) In other news, a/k/a, laugh so you don't have to cry, there's this somewhat hilarious Taiwanese animation of bedbugs taking over ( ... More >>
Eating in Translation/FlickrThis morning brought one of the more amusing bits of news we'd heard in awhile: last night a pot farm was reportedly discovered in the basement underneath Neighburrito, the tiny take-out shop at 127 Rivington Street.
Now that we've basically resigned ourselves to the fact the bedbugs are New York City's most terrifying (terrorist?) threat it only makes sense that oddsmakers are handicapping where the next major NYC bedbug strike will go down. And where are they saying it's going to happen? The Four Seas ... More >>
Bittersweet at the Brooklyn Botanic GardensA 20-year study of plant life in a fifty mile radius of New York City by the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens has found that more than 50 plant species native to the region face extinction under pressure from decreasing undeveloped land and the spread of non ... More >>
Radiohole stages Whatever, Heaven Allows
Photo by David WentworthBecause there are so very many channels on the tube and so many reality shows on them bursting with "famous" cast members, a typical invite to a Fashion Week show is generally something like: "You are invited to the Fall showing of Patchouli Jones, Make Me a Designer' ... More >>
The term "reality show" has always seemed to me to be an oxymoron, sort of like "army intelligence" or "L.A. style." Every moment of any reality show I've ever seen (except for the ones I've been on, naturally) has seemed scripted, rehearsed, and played to the camera, as ALL series televisio ... More >>
Tjeerd/flickrGood news for anyone worried that the old Vesuvio Bakery would be turned into a dog boutique or Subway franchise: New York reports that the Prince Street space will instead become the third location of Birdbath, the eco-friendly bakery run by City Bakery founder Maury Rubin. The 89-y ... More >>
The Organic Center in Boulder is refuting claims made by a widely covered British study that found organic foods are not more nutritious than conventional. The Organic Center's own 2008 report showed that "organic foods were, on average, 25 percent higher" in nutrients. [BizJournals] Just as ... More >>
The New York Botanical Garden is embracing the fresh food movement this summer with its new Edible Garden program, which will feature such temporary exhibitions as "Tropical Fruits, Roots and Shoots." Martha Stewart helped the Botanical Garden revamp its herb garden, which now includes a variety of ... More >>
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