Joe DiMaggio

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Bamonte's Is the Best of Old Brooklyn

    "I tell you, when the wise guys ran Vegas, it was good for everybody," says Anthony Bamonte. I'm sitting with him and two of his long time friends, and we are just starting to work on an appetizer of grilled zucchini and onions. Grilled lightly and folded with quality olive oil, the dish (an off the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Midtown's Most Beloved Dive Bar, Subway Inn, Is Fighting For Its Life

    Updated, Friday, August 8, 9:05 a.m. Subway Inn -- a former stomping grounds of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, and Midtown's most beloved dive bar -- is being asked by New York-based real estate developer World-Wide Group to leave its East 60th Street digs after 77 years.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    The NFL's Tourist's Guide to NY and NJ Includes a Rest Stop on the Jersey Turnpike in its Top 5 Attractions

    Some 400,000 tourists are expected to descend on New York City and parts of New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII. If you are one of them, you probably have some time to kill before Sunday, and the NFL, at your service, has created a Snow Fall-quality flash website to guide you through this concrete jung ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Cocktail Architect Yusef Austin on the Mixing Room, Which Opened Sunday

    The bar at the Lexington New York City in Midtown East hasn't exactly been known for its cocktails. "It had this almost sports bar vibe," says Yusef Austin, who calls himself a cocktail architect and consults on mixology programs around the world. "It needed a lot of help." Help came in the form of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    What's Your Longest-Standing Regular Dinner Joint?

    In the whirlwind of this city's restaurant openings, we sometimes forget about the institutions that have quietly held down their corners of the boroughs for decades, working daily to adapt to the times while remaining true to their original eras. And in the process, they often pick up an eclectic c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Marco Polo's Marco Chirico on the Business After Thirty Years

    In an era when insane opening hype damns many restaurants to short lifespans, it's nothing short of miraculous to see spots that have survived decades. One of those old-timers, Marco Polo Ristorante, opened as a Carroll Gardens destination restaurant for classic Italian back in 1983. The restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    What the Manager Who Verbally Abused Jackie Robinson Has to Do With Valdimir Nabokov

    If you've seenĀ 42, no doubt one of the more memorable scenes is when Philadelphia Phillies manager Ben Chapman heaps verbal slurs on Jackie Robinson in a 1947 game. The incident actually happened, and it shortened Chapman's career even though the two posed for photographers shortly afterwards to sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Remembering Stan Musial

    It's a truism that American men are first conscious of their own mortality when their fathers die, but I would argue that such consciousness is a process for the average American male that usually begins earlier, the men pictured on his baseball cards start dying. When I was a kid in 1963, Stan Mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Hero Sandwiches Named After Italian Stars Are Sold In Bensonhurst, Brooklyn Joint

    My old neighborhood not only teems with good Italian food, but they got wit too. At Lioni's, they hawk dozens upon dozens of heroes, each named after an Italian-American celebrity and each one described with a cute little quip.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Say It Ain't Mo

    And so it ends with a bang and a whimper. No Yankee great's departure has ever caused anything like the shock to the system New York fans are now experiencing. I'm hearing from some, "Well, what about Thurman Munson's death?" A shock, yes, but let's be honest, Munson wasn't loved. Certainly his l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Willie Mays Turns 80, and He's STILL Not the Greatest Player Ever

    ​Willie Mays turned 80 on Friday, and, as happens every few years, there was another shower of praise for Willie and testimonials to his having been the greatest player in baseball history. With every year Willie's stature grows, partly because he was fabulous and very well could have been th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Derek Jeter The Best NY Athlete of All Time? Really?

    ​In 1975, a survey representing America's biggest rock and roll stations asked several thousand listeners to name the greatest rock and roll record of all time. The Beatles, you might guess? Stones? Beach Boys? Stevie Wonder? Maybe Elvis? Or The Supremes? None of the above. According to those ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2010
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    October 1, 2010

    Westway, the Highway That Tried to Eat New York, Defeated 25 Years Ago This Week

    ​The Saw Mill, the Bronx River, and parts of the FDR were closed due to flooding this morning thanks to the monsoon that kicked in before dawn. But the West Side Highway, a.k.a. the Joe DiMaggio? Traffic is flowing fine there, thanks in large part because we never built Westway, the crazed mul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Best Atlantic City & Vicinity Eats: White House Sub Shop

    ​Cheesecake at the sub shop: As we rose to leave, a bevy of Miss America candidates burst in the door, beaming. In its emphasis on gambling and the general encouragement of vice, our own Atlantic City is the spitting image of Vegas; in fact, many of the casinos have the same names. But in one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Vic Ziegel, One of the Best

    Ziegel​Vic Ziegel of the New York Daily News died Friday, July 23 of lung cancer, still young at 72. He was one of the good guys. When I started regularly for the Village Voice in the mid-1980s, Ziegel was one of the few writers from a New York daily to accept me as a colleague when I'd se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2010

    Legendary Yankees Announcer Bob Sheppard Dead at 99

    ​Nicknamed "The Voice of God," Sheppard started working for the New York Yankees in 1951, when the starting lineup included Yogi Berra and Joe DiMaggio. (The Yankees won the World Series that year, over the New York Giants.) Sheppard served as stadium announcer, chiefly calling players up to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Willie Mays Needs a Tiebreaker From These Clowns?

    ​Anyone out there feel as cheated by the final regular position episode of The Lineup as I did? The segment on center fielders was really the only one worth doing; the winners at the other positions -- Yogi Berra at catcher, Lou Gehrig at first, Jackie Robinson at second, Derek Jeter at short, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Dave Winfield? 'The Lineup' Goes Off the Tracks

    ​After gimmes at catcher (Yogi Berra), first base (Lou Gehrig), second base (Jackie Robinson), third base (Alex Rodriguez) and shortstop (Derek Jeter), MSG's The Lineup lost all credibility last night when they picked Dave Winfield as New York baseball's all-time best left fielder. First of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Derek Jeter Best Shortstop, but Where's at Least a Mention of Jose Reyes?

    ​Like the Huffington Post on steroids, MSG's weekly show The Lineup continues to tell us what we already know. In the first four episodes we were told that the best catcher in New York baseball history was Yogi Berra, the best first baseman Lou Gehrig, the best second baseman Jackie Robinson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Where's the Suspense in Picking New York's All-Time Baseball Lineup?

    ​We just watched the second episode of MSG's The Lineup, which airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. and repeats throughout the week, and aside from the fun of watching clips of old ballplayers, we're kind of wondering what the point is. The Lineup's panel -- former players Gary Carter and Sparky Lyle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Jockbeat: How Important Was Don Fehr to Baseball?

    The late great Dodgers and Yankees announcer Red Barber once called Major League Baseball Players Association founder Marvin Miller "one of the three most important men in baseball history, right up there with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson." (Branch Rickey, who brought Robinson into baseball and cre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008
  • News

    July 24, 2007

    Hot Dog With Relish

    Cyclones put Markowitz on a bobblehead doll. Now he'll pop up even more.

  • News

    May 8, 2007

    Diamonds are Forever

    Rudy Giuliani downplays the value of his jewelry collection

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    Your Turn: Where the Yankees Spend Big

    With the Yankees safely on the road to the postseason (a 98 percent shot of getting there, according to Baseball Prospectus' Playoff Odds Report) the Voice this week takes a look at the team's two big-money issues: The $1.3 billion stadium project it's building in the Bronx's Macombs Dam Park, a ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    August 22, 2006

    Atlas Slugged

    Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest Yankees ever. And the whole world is on his back?

  • News

    December 2, 2003

    Secrets and Thighs

    A history of celebrity sex tapes, real and fake, from Joan Crawford to Paris Hilton

  • News

    October 14, 2003

    The Best Red Sportswriter

    Commie Columnist Lester Rodney's Fight for Jackie Robinson

  • News

    July 29, 2003

    The Era of the Darn Good

    Where Have You Gone, All You Young Joe DiMaggios?

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    August 20, 2002

    Mr. Coffee? Mr. Freeze Dried?

    DiMaggio or Williams: Pick One

  • News

    August 6, 2002

    Say Hey! The Results of Our Quiz

    The Winners? Brian Calandra and Willie Mays.

  • News

    July 16, 2002

    The First Annual Cryogenic Baseball Quiz

    Figure Out These Freeze Frames of History and Win a Prize or Two

  • News

    July 9, 2002
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    June 19, 2001

    Meet the Yets

    The Best of New York Baseball

  • News

    June 12, 2001

    Three Kings

    Bob Sheppard, Eddie Layton, and Robert Merrill Are Yankee Stadium Royalty

  • News

    February 6, 2001

    Hey Joe

    The Booing of the Great DiMaggio

  • News

    January 16, 2001

    A Woman’s Place

    Jane Chastain, Sports Broadcasting Trailblazer

  • News

    October 31, 2000

    Subway Summary

    Fleshing Out the Details of a Dynasty

  • News

    October 10, 2000

    Muddy Waters

    Mets Skipper Bobby Valentine Looks to Navigate the Playoffs and His Own Demeanor

  • Specials

    April 25, 2000
  • News

    July 6, 1999

    Home Away From Home

    A Yankee Fan's History of Fenway Park

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    May 25, 1999

    Men's Wear Daily

    Style on the Diamond Is Ever Changing

  • News

    May 11, 1999


    Surveying the Boys of Summer Books

  • News

    March 30, 1999

    Open Season

    Luck Be a Yankee Tonight

  • Specials

    March 23, 1999
  • News

    March 9, 1999
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    March 9, 1999

    Legend in the Gray Flannel Suit

    Joseph Paul Dimaggio, 1914-1999

  • News

    January 5, 1999

    Winners Take All

    The Seventh Annual Village Voice Sportswriters Poll

  • News

    November 3, 1998
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