• Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Here's Our Final Line-Up for Brooklyn Pour Plus a Handy Map

    In less than two weeks, Brooklyn Pour, our annual beer tasting event, will descend on Skylight One Hanson, bringing dozens of samples of craft beer to ticket holders. We're close to selling out, but you still have time to buy your pass. Check out our final line-up of vendors plus our handy map of th ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 10, 2014


    Get a taste of the islands’ little-known beer culture

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Meet Long Island Winemaker Russell Hearn (He Admits to Not Drinking Chardonnay)

    New Yorkers live in one of the greatest winemaking states of our nation, yet we lack the close bond to our local wine market that, say, San Franciscans have with Sonoma or Napa. In an effort to start a dialogue with the winemakers of our backyard and spotlight the delicious juice being made only a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Here's Why You Should Try Shandy

    If you want to spark derision from a bunch of craft beer snobs, just mention the S word: shandy. The most basic of beer cocktails, the shandy combines lemonade or another non-alcoholic drink with beer to create a low-ABV summer sipper. It's been gaining in popularity for the last couple of years, an ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Bloomer Creek Wines Make Finger Lakes Hallowed Ground

    Kim Engle pauses mid-sentence as his eyes drift to the window. Looking uneasy, he peers through the foggy pane at his vineyards: "Sorry, the rain made me lose concentration; it makes me nervous." For four summer days, the rain had been driving down in unseasonably high quantities; that morning, the ... More >>

  • Music

    March 26, 2014

    Beware the Vinyl Bubble

    [Spring Guide 2014]

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Nelson Mandela's Legacy Left for a Nation and Her Wine Industry

    Throughout the week, South Africans will gather to grieve en masse the loss of Nelson Mandela. A courageous statesman, Mandela began his political life as a young Soweto lawyer steering the resistance against apartheid, only to be imprisoned for twenty-seven years for his labors, later emerging to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Brooklyn Pour Is Two Weeks Away--More Breweries and Food Announced

    We're less than two weeks out from the Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, which descends on Skylight One Hanson (1 Hanson Place, 718-783-5437) in Fort Greene October 12. Our VIP tickets are sold out--but there are a few more general admission slots available, and today brings more info that should t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    More Reasons to Go to Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival

    Have you purchased your ticket for our Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, going down on October 12 at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene? Get on it: VIP tickets--which get you early access to brews plus admission to a private lounge--are nearly sold out, and general admission tickets are going quick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Sneak Peek at Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival Line-Up; Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

    Attention craft beer fiends: Here's your friendly reminder that tickets for our annual Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival go on sale tomorrow at noon, and you'll want to scoop yours up so you can join us at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene on October 12 for more than 100 craft brews plus food and o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Upper East Siders Try to Make Waste Transfer Plan Into Mayoral Issue

    One neighborhood in the contentious battle over the location of the city's temporary garbage dumps is looking to up the stakes. This week, an Upper East Side community organization, Residents for Sane Trash Solutions, released a study highlighting the adverse impacts of putting a waste transfer stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    UPDATE: A Drone Flies in Brooklyn? Pilot Reports Unmanned Aircraft Sighting

    Cue the heavy drums and eerie science-fiction score. It looks like drones have already made their way to New York City skies, according to a CNN report. The pilot of an Alitalia passenger jet heading in to John F. Kennedy Airport for landing yesterday afternoon reported sighting a small unmanned ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Union Insists Mayor Holds Ultimate Power to End School Bus Strike

    Leaders of the Amalgamated Transit Union hosted a town hall teleconference last night to clarify facts surrounding the school bus strike--facts that they argue have been distorted by the Bloomberg administration and the media. Last night's telephone town hall was held for the constituents of City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Your Guide to Brooklyn's Wine Country

    Can't make it to Napa this week 'cause Jay-Z hitched a ride in your Gulfstream to his Barclays show? No worries, hit up Brooklyn, Hova's favorite borough, for an idyllic afternoon on the subway wine trail. Your chariots, the 5/G/L trains, let you have the drink without the drive -- can you name anot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    All Of The Arguments About Digital Music, Summarized

    Piracy is theft. Piracy isn't theft because nothing physical is being stolen. You are taking money out of the hands of artists. Artists were already being ripped off by labels. Artists can make the money back by touring. Kickstarter.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Is Google Censoring Links?

    Not too long ago, there was talk that the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and the Recording Industry Association of America might sue Google, claiming that the web behemoth has used its search engine service to shape the online music market in a way trade groups do not like. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Is Your Definition of Organic the Same as the USDA's? Cornucopia Institute Declares an Organic Watergate

    The Wisconsin-based Cornucopia Institute is one of the country's leading preservers of the organic flame - a think-tank and advocacy group that benefits the small, family-owned farms that were once in the vanguard of the organic movement. Of course, big agribusiness has long since infiltrated (some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    With OWS Support, Advocates Plan Rally to Protest Post Office Closures

    In the age of who-uses-paper-for-anything-ever-anymore, there's one casualty in New York City that has activists from across the five boroughs up in arms: the post offices. This month, a group of advocates are rallying together to bring attention to the United States Postal Service's plan to poten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    RIAA, IFPI Consider Suing Google; Want the Search Engine To Censor Links

    The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and the Recording Industry Association of America might sue Google, saying that the web behemoth has used its search engine service to shape the online music market in a way trade groups do not like. These recording industry giants have pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2011

    Prepare For Major Postal Service Cuts

    ​The United States Postal Service--that thing that puts L.L. Bean catalogs in your mailbox--is preparing to make massive cuts that will go into effect next spring. The changes will amount to around $3 billion worth of savings for the USPS and only mark the start of what is going to be a long c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Patagonia's Cyber Monday Reverse Psychology

    Patagonia, the one that makes fleeces and outdoor performance-type clothes, is employing a different tactic from every other retailer on this Cyber Monday. They're trying to get you not to buy their clothes. Reverse psychology or do they actually mean it? Their statement/manifesto reads in part:

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2011

    What the 1% Say: Grading Bankers' Aloofness

    ​After entrenching themselves in Zuccotti Park for weeks, the Occupy Wall Street protesters have finally grabbed the attention they originally sought. What started as a largely ignored sideshow is now a global phenomenon, and the demonstrators' voices are being heard from Wall Street to The Ha ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011



  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    More Beers Released for Brooklyn Pour, VIP Tickets Sold Out

    Cheers!​Planning on getting tickets for Brooklyn Pour, the Village Voice's craft beer tasting event extravaganza? Well, you best be getting a move on it, since VIP tickets are now gone, and general admission ones are selling quickly, with only a limited supply left. Need a push to snap into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    The Beers They Are a-Flowing at Brooklyn Pour

    Don't wait! Get your tickets today!​If you haven't already purchased tickets for Brooklyn Pour, the Village Voice's craft beer extravaganza happening on October 15 at Skylight One Hanson, you better get a move on things. VIP tickets are almost sold out, and general admission ones are flying f ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 7, 2011


    It's surf season in New York

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2011

    United States Postal Service, Like United States, is Broke

    It was either Cliff or Newman, and I chose Cliff. Deal with it.​The U.S. Postal Service reported a $3.1 billion quarterly loss on Friday and, at its current financial decline, won't be able to make the $5.5 billion payment for its retirement fund due next month. Politico reports that unless Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    U.S. Postal Service May Cut More Than 30 NYC Post Offices to Save Money

    ​Today in things we don't really worry about until we order something from Amazon, the Post Office, which lost $8 billion last year, is considering closing 1 in 10 retail outlets and is studying 3,653 local offices, branches, and stations throughout the U.S., many of which could be replaced by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    U.S. Postal Service Tries to Stay Relevant by Increasing Social Media Presence

    The 2012 Cherry Blossom Centennial Stamp​Yesterday, the dying government institution that is the United States Postal Service made one last attempt at staying relevant by offering sneak-peeks of new 2012 stamps over Facebook and Twitter. They will post a new stamp every weekday for some undete ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 6, 2011


    Pick a record shop and have a party

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Jamie Oliver Feels Really Bad About Huntington, W.V. Losing Its Funding

    Jamie Oliver disappointed in U.S. Foodservice.​Earlier this year came the sad news: without celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his Food Revolution, the town of Huntington, W.V. was done for. At least, its healthy food-focused Huntington's Kitchen, the school that Oliver founded when he came to fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Rupert Murdoch's Kid Coming to NYC: James Murdoch Named News Corp. COO

    ​It's always been the plan for one or a few of Rupert Murdoch's children to eventually take control of his vast News Corp. empire, the third largest media conglomerate in the world, which includes newspapers everywhere, 20th Century Fox, HarperCollins, Fox News, and so on. Today, Murdoch's you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    News Corp. Can't Give Myspace Away

    ​Myspace, the long-floundering social networking site acquired by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation for $580 million in 2005, has been planning a mid-2011 sale for some time, though interest has been decidedly low. Last year alone, ad spending dropped 37%, while they lost 15% of total users, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Klaus Jacob, Columbia Disaster Expert: Why Closing Indian Point Makes Sense

    ​In October 2008, the Voice profiled Klaus Jacob, Columbia University's expert on urban environmental disasters. In that story, we examined how the Ivy League school had ignored warnings by its own expert about expanding into areas subject to flooding because of climate change. Today we talke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Will Rupert Murdoch's Children Use the Judith Regan Scandal Against Fox News' Roger Ailes?

    ​Roger Ailes could have a big mess on his hands based on court documents made available today, which allege that the Fox News chairman encouraged a former employee to mislead federal investigators. The exclusive New York Times report quotes court documents indicating a taped phone call exists, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Myspace is Still Dying, Preps For Layoffs

    Back in the day...​Myspace, the News Corp.-owned social network of yesterday, will layoff between a third and half of its approximately 1,100 employees, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, again reigniting chatter about the company's epic failure since a 2005 acquisi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Jeremy Cowan of Shmaltz Brewing Company Talks Geektoberfest, Jewish Celebration & How Sour is the New Bitter

    Jeremy Cowan​Jeremy Cowan started Shmaltz Brewing Company back in 1996 out of his San Francisco apartment. Now, the beer is brewed in upstate New York and includes the line of HE'BREW craft kosher beers and Coney Island Craft Lagers. Cowan is busy this week as NYC Craft Beer Week is in full sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Forget Banh Mi Beefs. Introducing the Brooklyn Winery Wars.

    "Lucy! You got some 'splainin to do!"​ Remember good, ol' fashioned Brooklyn banh mi rivalries? Well, the borough has now graduated to winery wars. The Brooklyn Paper reported today that a squabble has broken out between two wineries in Brooklyn, but one of them now says the episode is a non-i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Battle of the Buildings: Empire State Building and 15 Penn Plaza Wage War of Artistic Renderings

    ​The empire state of mind is pretty pissy this week. Empire State Building owner Anthony Malkin of Malkin Holdings says that the enormous new building planned for 15 Penn Plaza, two blocks west of his 80-year-old beauty, would mar the view of New York's iconic skyscraper and change the skyline ... More >>

  • News

    April 13, 2010

    People's Champion? Rick Lazio Is a Wall Street Creature

    His fingerprints are all over the recent economic collapse

  • News

    December 8, 2009

    The Rise and Fall of Internet Sports Bookie and Poker Pro James Giordano

    From Bluff magazine to court, James Giordano was wired for success until Queens prosecutors captured him in their web

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Special Fresh Direct Discount! 58% Off Their Fine for Idling Trucks Less

    Online grocery delivery service FreshDirect must pay a $50,000 fine for the pollutants its idling trucks spew on New York streets, the state Attorney General's office announced today. It could have been worse. The state is knocking $70,000 off of the $120,000 fine it originally assessed, so long as ... More >>

  • News

    August 5, 2008

    Andrew Cuomo and Fannie and Freddie

    How the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history gave birth to the mortgage crisis

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Test Tube Meat?

    The first in-vitro meat symposium was held last week in Norway. Yes, in-vitro meat, as in meat grown in a lab, from cell culture. That sounds pretty gross, but it's actually no more disgusting (and infinitely more humane) than many factory-farming practices. Jason G. Matheny, of New Harvest, jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Fork in the Road Tries Drinking Really, Really Local

    This week, FitR's column explores the urban winemaking phenomenon. The idea of making wine commercially in a city is all over SF's Bay Area already—see SF Chronicle, Imbibe magazine. And now it's come to New York. Urban winemaking isn't about growing grapes in the city, which would be pretty muc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    "Frosty the Goldman" and Other Odes to Subprime Profiteers

    This video of protesters greeting Goldman Sachs investment bankers outside of their holiday party may be a week or so old, but the sentiments are timeless. And hearing the lyrics to "Frosty the Goldman" would melt even the coldest heart (unless of course that heart belongs to the bankers who profit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    Protesters Pop In On the Carlyle Group

    About two dozen protesters from ACORN/The Working Families party busted in on a private equity analyst conference at the Waldorf-Astoria this afternoon where Carlyle Group cofounder David Rubenstein was scheduled to speak. The demonstration was part of their campaign to raise awareness about the li ... More >>

  • News

    September 4, 2007

    Hail No!

    Cabbies get taken for a ride by the taxi commission, so you don't.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2007

    Protesters Demand Tax Relief for Billionaires

    Members of the Southampton Alliance for Monied Estates (SHAME) and Billionaires for Bush protest in front of the house of buyout king Henry Kravis on Wednesday. The canvassers demanded that billionaires like Kravis get even more tax breaks. An interesting piece of street theater came to the East ... More >>

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