Get ready to plug this in your bookmarks, iCals, sticky notes, and religious shrines, because the ultimate guide to free summer concerts in New York City is here! Seriously, scroll down and don't be stingy - share with your friends. Concerts aren't fun without friends. Just ask the lucky gal above e ... More >>
Perhaps because the waterway is at low tide, the barriers to the Hudson River Park have been removed. Here storm watchers gather on the Christopher Street pier. Despite promises to the contrary in many cases, 95% of the restaurants in the West Village are now closed. Those that remain open, like T ... More >>
A convicted sex offender accused of violently raping a woman at Hudson River Park last month told police that he doesn't know if he raped the woman because he'd consumed five Four Lokos before the attack -- but that was only after drinking vodka, and smoking weed and K-2, a brand of synthetic mariju ... More >>
The thrills of '90s queer films still live at BAM
New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio says NYPD "blind spots" are partially to blame for a recent spike in sexual assaults in city parks. To fix the problem, de Blasio says the cops need to start tallying park-crime data.De Blasio's suggestion comes just days after a 31-year-old woman was nea ... More >>
Jennifer Herrema has helped define the underground rock scene since the 1980s, thanks to her constant pushing forward of both music and style. In her youth, Herrema cavorted with the straight-edge hardcore rascals in D.C. (she felt more at home with the stoners); she scurried off to New York City at ... More >>
Grimes w/Wild Nothing, DIIV Hudson River Park/Pier 84 Thursday, August 9 Better than: Halloween. Denizens of New York City know painfully well the dangers of the fabled "free show." Some have risen up against the tyranny of the Vans House Party and lost their lives evenings, while others have stru ... More >>
Art in Odd Places is an annual New York City exhibit featuring artists, doing, well, art in odd places. This year (the sixth in New York), the theme focuses on ritual, with 70 artists taking over 14th street from October 1st through the 10th to do hour-long projects on that theme each day. The goal ... More >>
Pro surfers compete for a cool million
tUnE-yArDs w/Austra Pier 54 at Hudson River Park Thursday, July 14 Better than: Standing around with your arms crossed. "Everyone turn around and look at the moon," tUnE-yArDs mastermind Merrill Garbus instructed at the outset of tUnE-yArDs' set last night. She was asking people not just to marv ... More >>
DOM, in the haze. The openers for this summer's RiverRocks concert seriesthree free shows at Hudson River Park's Pier 54, taking place on Thursday evenings in July and Augusthave been announced: the darkelectro Toronto act Austra will support tUnE-yArDs at this season's July 14 ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanHenry Creech takes "The Heat" on its maiden voyage. In what could have easily been transformed into an episode of Kids Say The Dardnest Things, 16 Brooklyn schoolchildren gathered at Hudson River Park by 26th Street this morning to sets boats they had made themselves to sail. ... More >>
The New York City smoking ban went into effect this week, and we noted the lax enforcement language, in which the city admits, "We expect the new law will be enforced by New Yorkers themselves, who will ask people to follow the law and stop smoking." But in Battery Park, it's going to be extr ... More >>
The country star likes six strings, not G-strings. Plus, summer music picks
2011 marks the 13th summer that free shows will be presented at Pier 54 (located at the intersection of West Street and 13th Street) by the Hudson River Park's RiverRocks Series; this season's concerts will be headlined by tUnE-yArDs (July 14), Metronomy (July 28), and Deer Tick (August 11). ... More >>
This weather is really something! For everyone besides weekend bloggers. You're probably out frolicking already, aren't you. But if you're not -- if you're hungover and melting into a blob in front of Jersey Shore, mired in an existential crisis about what you're doing with your life -- it's ... More >>
For a century, 41 families have had a sweet deal on public land in Staten Island. But summer is finally over.
Displaced Southern hospitality?
the National Weather Service is promising 82 degrees and disappearing clouds--Broadway on Broadway - the casts from 20 Broadway shows will be performing live on Broadway between 43d and 47th, starting at 11:30. Michael McKean (Spinal Tap, an upcoming play) is hosting.--Brooklyn Book Festival ... More >>
See Pineapple Express the way Mother Nature intended
We'll run art on Ted Leo when he busts out a floater.If Jack Johnson has taught us anything, it's to never, ever underestimate the sheer marketability of surfing. Obama's entire general election strategy in Hawaii revolved around a single photo-op at the deadly Sandy Beach (see below), just as Johns ... More >>
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