House and Home

  • Voice Choices

    December 4, 2013

    30 STRONG

    La Mega gets a little help from Ricky Martin

  • Voice Choices

    October 23, 2013


    Wallace Shawn messes 
with the planet

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    October 9, 2013


    Find fall color at the NY Botanical Garden

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    September 25, 2013
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    June 19, 2013


    Have a sweet drink with Morris Kitchen

  • Voice Choices

    May 15, 2013


    Learn how to farm in the city

  • Voice Choices

    May 8, 2013


    Far From Heaven becomes a musical

  • Voice Choices

    April 24, 2013


    Vintage clothes always go well with cocktails

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Nate Berkus Is Officially Engaged

    The interior designer and his boyfriend, former Rachel Zoe assistant Jeremiah Brent, made it official on Monday, when Berkus popped the question, according to Us.

  • Voice Choices

    March 27, 2013


    Head uptown to see 
nature’s art show

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    The Five Worst Kinds Of Party Hosts

    I didn't get this out of one of Joan Crawford's old books. I got it from experience--years and years of experience. Here are the hostesses with the leastest, IMHO: (1) The ones that don't say hello when a guest arrives. They wait for the guest to eventually make the first move. That's appalling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    5 Eggnog Twists, from Vegan to Tequila-Spiked

    Eggnog isn't that hard to make. Heavy cream, egg yolks, nutmeg, sugar. All the good things holidays are made of. But here are five video tutorials that add extra flair to the Christmas classic.

  • Voice Choices

    November 7, 2012


    Tips to make this Thanksgiving unforgettable

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Where Should I Break the Fast Tomorrow?

    I wasn't with my family for the holidays, and I wasn't planning to fast for Yom Kippur, but I kinda changed my mind at the last minute! Where could I go with friends for a good break-the-fast meal? Hi Anonymous, Restaurants can become extensions of our homes in New York, especially for those of u ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 25, 2012


    The Rub welcome you to 
their house party, party

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Animal Drink Coasters at Broadway Panhandler, Gift Suggestion #5

    ​Aren't they unspeakably cute? -- and they protect the finish on your fine furniture, too. Drink coasters are something of a retro-phenomenon. While our moms had several sets with different themes in neat stacks under the bar -- to protect her good finish from dad's sloppy drinking habits -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Study: 'Millennials' Require Palatial, Tricked-Out Apartments. Or Do They?

    ​The Urban Land Institute has published a study showing that people in the 18 to 32 age group expect to buy a home in the next three to five years. Since that's not happening, would-be homebuyers will be flooding the rental market, where developers are trying to cater to their needs. Those nee ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 2, 2011


    Reflecting on our small kitchens through music and drinks

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    The Super Bowl Is Stupid

    ​The Super Bowl is stupid. We say that and we're football fans here at Runnin' Scared. Watching the "big game," as it is referred to by companies attempting to profit off its popularity without paying licensing fees, is a useful exercise in being a stupid person for an entire day. Don't believ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Goat Town's Nick Morgenstern, Part II: Fast Cars, Chocoholism, and French Frozen Foods

    Nick Morgenstern​Yesterday, we talked with Nick Morgenstern about his new restaurant, Goat Town. Today, he lets us in on his Christmas plans and New Year's resolutions, which may or may not involve another launch for 2011. Goat Town has it's own garden, we hear. How's it looking? We're worki ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 17, 2010


    Learn to stop worrying and love Peter Sellers

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Animal v. Human: Who Will Win in the Battle of New York City Domination?

    ​New York City. If it's not the raccoons, it's the coyotes,  geese, sewer gators, rats, bedbugs, or the dangerous fornicating opossums. The New York Post reveals that city officials decided to try to fuck with biology by introducing the rat-tailed marsupials into Brooklyn a few years ago to r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Whole Foods Recalls Farm Cheese; Plastic Bags Now Illegal in Samoa

    ​Burger King is, in fact, being sold to private equity firm 3G Capital for some $3.26 billion. [Salon] Whole Foods is not immune to food safety scandals. It's recalling farm cheese due to possible Listeria and Staphylococcus aureus contamination. [WireUpdate] A new exhibition at the MoMA, en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Skunk: It's the New Cockroach, Bedbug, Coyote, Goose, Etc.

    This week's urban pest dream team​Lately, it's as though an arc of unwanted animals docked on the Hudson and unloaded onto Manhattan. There were coyotes earlier in the year, bedbugs everywhere all summer long, raccoons a few days ago, the unfortunate geese episodes, and now this: skunks.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    "Outer-Borough" Foods Will Be on Display This Weekend in Noho

    Mary & MattMary & Matt's Neapolitan bar: tasty, pretty.​Not only does a lot of the food being made by earnest young people in Brooklyn and Queens taste good, it looks real pretty, too. This weekend, an array of winsomely designed products will get their time in the design spotlight courtesy of ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 27, 2010


    Boycotting Cinco de Mayo to celebrate it the right way

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    The Maharishi Makes the Scene

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 25, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 15 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: The Politics of Salvation by Richard Goldstein The question of the hour is: can an honest man still be a fraud? The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi arrived in New York last Thursday, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    The Meaning of "Cheap" to the New York Times, Who's $1B In Debt

    ​Dude. Bro. BRAH: Did you know that in a recent Styles section piece, there's an article about converting Bachelor Pads to Adult Homes? Protect the Beirut Table at all costs. But it's time we snag some wifeys, yo. What's this gonna run us?

  • Voice Choices

    December 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Post-Xenu Beghe Reveals TV's First 'Mangina'

    ​We know we're a little late on this one, but we're still in shock (and awe) after watching Jason Beghe's star turn in this week's Californication season premiere, in which he revealed series television's first "mangina." You remember Beghe, a veteran TV (Melrose Place) and film (Monkey Shine ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 22, 2009


    Natalie Merchant celebrates the grand opening of Poets House

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    In Local Bakeries, Innovation Proceeds Apace

    ​ The new square green slice at Birdbath Bakery deploys filo dough and plenty of salt. The filo peach tart is shown below (click either to consume). Increased competition among restaurants in an era of economic downturn is often the subject of essays and observations, less so the parallel com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Billy Mays Goes to McDonald's for His Own Buy 1 Get 1 Free Deal

    Death seemed to be trying to make a celebrity quota this past week. TV pitchman Billy Mays died yesterday at his home in Florida. Mays was best known for touting OxyClean, OrangeGlo, and other household cleaning products on TV. Here he is, having a little fun at his own expense at a Mickey D's dri ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 10, 2009
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    February 18, 2009

    THE RING OF FIRE . . .

    (. . . of birthday candles)

  • Voice Choices

    December 3, 2008


    Hundreds of gift ideas to choose from

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    October 1, 2008


    Fastidious foodies on the prowl

  • Voice Choices

    July 2, 2008


    Another (yes,  another) cool outdoor film festival

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    February 5, 2008


    Mary-Louise Parker finds intrigue on the other end of the line

  • Art

    January 3, 2006
  • NYC Life

    August 9, 2005

    My Soul Needs Cold Hard Cash

    'Spiritual, mystical oasis' charges $12 a drink

  • Film

    July 19, 2005
  • NYC Life

    January 18, 2005

    Bazaar on Aisle Nine

    Target gives shoppers the world

  • Theater

    June 29, 2004

    Fleur du Mal

    Dumas's Black Tulip droops in Mark Giesser's new vase

  • Art

    August 26, 2003

    Goodwill Hunting

    A Guide to Thrift Shop Furniture

  • News

    April 22, 2003

    Rocks in the Shape of Billy Martin

    The First Days of Baseball on the Eternal Diamond

  • Film

    March 16, 1999
  • News

    October 27, 1998


    'Today we can't make up our minds how to live. We can't live in white spaces anymore even if we try. Our personalities are really showing through. There isn't one vision of how a house should be.'

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