It's early afternoon at the Essex Street Market (120 Essex Street [at Delancey Street]) as Ira Stolzenberg and Ron Budinas -- partners for the past 40-plus years -- work their adjoining storefronts, juicing vegetables for Tra La La Juice Bar and slicing fresh fish for their fish stall, Rainbo's. The ... More >>
Our World Cup bar & restaurant map: Click on the icon to read a little about each spot. Don't see your favorite spot here? Name-drop it in the comments.The World Cup is upon us, and there's no time like the present to use soccer as an excuse to eat and drink like a champion. We've previously publish ... More >>
At Chennai Flavors, Chennai egg masala features hard-boiled eggs as its principal ingredient. This week Counter Culture scrambles into Chennai Flavors, a new restaurant just north of Jersey City's Journal Square that features the regional fare of the former city of Madras in South India. It is one ... More >>
Barbecue for dad with all the fixin's at Mable's Smokehouse We've endured Mother's Day, and now Father's Day is upon us. These greeting card holidays are always so depressing! You've got to do something, but you never know quite what. The best thing we can think of is to take your male parental un ... More >>
The barricades that have enclosed Zuccotti for nearly two months since Occupy Wall Street was evicted came down last night after several advocacy groups sent a letter to the city's Department of Buildings challenging the park restrictions. Today, two vocal occupiers in the City Council stopped by th ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. This weekend we learned Manhattan has no monopoly on holiday cheer. Sure, the decorations on Fifth Avenue might cost a little more, but not even the gaudiest depart ... More >>
Natalie Jacob Natalie Jacob never knew that cocktails would become such a big part of her life. The New Jersey native studied interior design at Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduating, she moved to South Florida, where she tended bar in nightclubs. There, the menu mainly consisted ... More >>
Since 1958, the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display has been a New York City tradition. The fireworks were originally set off on the Hudson, but in 1976 they moved to the East River. Last year, they returned to the Hudson to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of ... More >>
Francine Davis' mugshot. A New Jersey mother is in jail after her children were found naked and hungry, wandering the streets of Jersey City. Francine Davis, 40, turned herself in yesterday. Her six children range in age from 2 to 14, and the oldest is autistic and unable to care for her younger ... More >>
Important news that affects all of us, each and every one, is today being reported exclusively by the New York Post: Police horses are shitting all over the Lower East Side, the "club-centric hub" to which they have been dispatched to control "rowdy bar-hoppers."
Suffolk County police are still are still looking into the four bodies they found near Oak Beach this week. Some new details -- and theories -- surrounding the case have already begun to emerge. The FBI is now involved, and the Daily News, hot on the scandal's trail, talked to a serial killer, ah ... More >>
Over the last few days, we've been posting installments of our second-annual CMJ on the Street series, shot by our friend and excellent street-portrait photographer Sam Horine. There are so many more beautiful portraits in our full "CMJ on the Street 2010" collection, featuring the likes of Stereogu ... More >>
Robert Sietsema, Sarah DeGregorio, and Rebecca Marx recap their respective years in food
If anyone was wondering whether or not Goldman Sachs would be kinder to the American public after the banking monolith was fined a $500M slap on the wrist and finance reform was put into place, well, wonder no more. Because we have the answer, and it's apparently Hell no.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 16, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 9 Whitey at the Apollo By Barbara Long ...The m.c., smooth-talking and confident but less than precise in his choice of words, announced: "The Apollo would like to take great pleasure in presenting a w ... More >>
Indeed. Earlier this week came the terrible news of Adam Yauch's cancer diagnosis and the subsequent cancellation of all upcoming Beastie Boys tour dates -- including their opening-night headlining spot at next week's All Points West festival in Jersey City. Their replacement: Jay-Z, making "his U.S ... More >>
Damon Albarn lends this "blind couple from Mali" a dash of Britpop
"What are YOU doing on the PATH train?" asked a bemused commuter last Saturday, his jaw dropping to the spit-out gum on the floor. Well, believe it or not, I do venture out of Manhattan every few years—especially when there's a screening of All About Eve in the glorious Loews Jersey City Theater, ... More >>
Making lemonade from lemons; reflections about a golden eye; jousting with Joosten.
A life in artthe Voice chats with Peter Schjeldahl, art critic and pleasure addict
The fight for the right to be fat, queer, and proud
Sex-starved East Village hippies get naked for John Cameron Mitchell's latest perverse utopia
NYC pols want a Williamsburg Gold Coast. Cool kids and neighborhood vets say no way.
Lusting after neighboring Pennsylvania, he gives the freedom speech
Where to stay for dirt cheap, or even free
The Parsippany swamp mystery and that leg warmer made out of a hat
Attention, GOP! The Forecast for Next Year in New York City: Extremely Stormy
Controlled Chaos Rules at FringeNYC
Howard Safir I Am the Law!
Food for thought