Kickstarter Inc.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    H. Jon Benjamin's Absurd Kickstarter Illustrates the Absurdity of Most Kickstarters

    Two weeks ago we brought you the story of Erick Sanchez, who started a Kickstarter to fulfill every red-blooded American's dream of getting Kenny Loggins to perform in his living room. While he achieved that goal last week, voiceover superstar and all around comedy titan H. Jon Benjamin, whose famed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    We Interviewed the Guy Who Started the Kenny Loggins Kickstarter

    They say a man's home is his castle, but one man is trying to turn his living room into a "Danger Zone." Washington DC's Erick Sanchez set the internet on fire last week when he launched a Kickstarter attempting to raise money for a private acoustic Kenny Loggins concert in his living room. The web ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Two Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week was a slow one for openings, but here are a pair of new entrants.

  • Voice Choices

    July 23, 2014


    The museum takes its spooky science outdoors

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    The Five Best Food and Beverage Ideas You Could Crowdfund Right Now

    Want to see what could be coming next in food? Take a gander at your favorite crowdfunding site. There, no food and beverage concept is too small, too weird, or too ridiculous. Here's a look at the five best crowdfunded ideas out there currently looking for donations.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    How Realistic is a Luxury Campground at Rockaway Beach?

    If you are one of the curmudgeons who spurned Rockaway Beach for Coney Island shortly after the Rockabus began depositing Williamsburgians on its sandy, trash-strewn shores, then you were probably none to pleased to learn of Camp Rockaway, a proposed campground fashioned in the image of the beach's ... More >>

  • Theater

    June 18, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2014

    Opprescious: Rightbloggers Claim Condi Rice, Themselves Victims of Liberal Fascists

    As we're fond of pointing out, rightbloggers are prone to mood swings between triumphalism to persecution mania. Though we're sure they'll be on the upswing by the time the 2014 elections roll around -- they're gamers that way -- lately they seem to be on a down cycle. In fact, to hear rightblogger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Take a Trip Down Pizza Memory Lane With the New York Pizza Project

    Pizza's roots are ingrained in this city's history, and now The New York Pizza Project, a Kickstarter-funded book, aims to capture the stories and scenes behind New York's neighborhood pizzerias. Project member Ian Manheimer explained that the book, which started as a series of casual weekend jaunts ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2014
  • Film

    September 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    DJ Spinna Prepares to Host This Weekend's Michael Jackson Tribute Party

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. DJ Spinna will be holding down deck duties at a Michael Jackson tribute party this Sunday. Once that's in the bag, he'll be hitting the lab to ready up a Jigmast ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 21, 2013


    Kurt Braunohler launches his debut album

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    This Terrifying Lady Gaga Video Will Make You Even Less Inclined To Donate To The Marina Abramovic Institute Kickstarter

    Marina Abramovic is rolling out plans for her very own art institute in Hudson, NY and--sigh--she's using to Kickstarter to fund it.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Spike Lee on Critics of His New Kickstarter Project: "Fuck 'Em"

    On July 22, filmmaker Spike Lee joined the legions of artists on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, from Zach Braff funding a Garden State-like vehicle all the way to the writers printing poems with construction paper and glitter. The 3-minute long video is light on details about Lee's newest project, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Two Jerks Revisit Alt Rock's Nicest Band, Toad the Wet Sprocket

    If I told you a mostly forgotten band from the 90s, one that was already kind of a walking punchline during their heyday in the first place, had come back after 16 years with a Kickstarter to fund a new album, your initial instinct would be derision, right? But for some reason the news of the Toad t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 19, 2013


    The mermaids are back on Coney Island

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    The Story of Streit's Matzo on the Lower East Side

    Over on Kickstarter, filmmaker Michael Levine of Rivington Pictures is looking to raise $60,000 to fund a feature-length documentary that will tell the story of Streit's Matzo, a fifth-generation matzo factory founded in 1925 on the Lower East Side. The company is one of the few culinary landmarks o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Bands Abusing Kickstarter Are Exploiting Fans

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Cherry Bombe Magazine Celebrates Women in the Culinary World

    Stop what you're doing and check out Cherry Bombe Magazine, the visually stunning food magazine created by Seersucker's Kerry Diamond and graphic designer Claudia Wu. The friends (and former Harper's Bazaar colleagues) launched the imprint in September of last year and have now turned to Kickstarter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    10 Best Dive Bars in New York, 2013 Edition

    Everyone has a favorite dive bar. The best ones are cheap, sticky, and unpretentious, with questionable bathrooms and a rogues' gallery of regulars. They make perfect spots to talk to strangers, get in fights, or bury a broken heart. Some of the greatest holes-in-the-wall have been shuttered -- Mars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Star-ry Eyed Alexz Johnson Cuts Through the Bull and Regains Her Independence

    Alexz Johnson really loves Brooklyn. It shows on her face with the way she lights up whenever her neck of the woods is mentioned. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter/actress relocated to the borough with one goal for herself as an artist: total scene immersion. It's a pretty good goal when you have to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Advice For Aspiring Music Writers: Don't Quit, Just Don't Suck

    The funny thing about Luke O'Neil's article earlier this week (titled "Advice For Aspiring Music Writers: Quit Now") is that "quit now" was the exact answer I gave when someone asked me last year what I would tell to a high school class of aspiring writers. My "quit now" was borne from a frustration ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Advice For Aspiring Music Writers: Quit Now

    There may be 100,000 blogs about indie music, bikes, and beer already in existence, but what if there were 100,001? There is now, thanks to the initiative of a young man in Boston behind this Kickstarter project to fund his blog Indie, Bikes & Beer. All he needs to get going is $12,500. Sounds like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    How Successful Are Red Hook's Crowdfunding Campaigns?

    Red Hook's small businesses banded together to form Restore Red Hook after the storm, working together to raise the funds they needed to clean up, replace equipment, and reopen. Many started individual campaigns too -- on sites like Kickstarter, Go Fund Me, and Small Knot -- that encourage community ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    New Movie About Go Go Boys In NYC Nightlife

    The Go Doc Project is a currently filming movie in which a college grad does a documentary about NYC nightlife in order to track down the gogo boy he's cyber-obsessed with. Been there! The film--done by people with a really good track record--will star Matthew Camp (above) and Tanner Cohen (below) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Cake Shop's Successful Fundraising Campaign: "For Now, That Was The Piece We Needed"

    The Lower East Side venue Cake Shop has been on a desperate mission to keep its doors open. Staring into the pending end of their original 10-year lease, and owing back rent, higher-than-expected taxes, and other fines, the cafe-slash-rock club started up a fundraising drive on in May ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    When Hair Gets in Your Beer

    [See More Clips of the Day: The Battersby Crew Hates Brunch, Loves Fernet | Awesome Dramatic Readings of Yelp Reviews] Craft Beerds, a book raising funds on Kickstarter, will collect the label art depicting beards, sideburns, and mustaches, from over 175 craft breweries. Go ahead and roll your eyes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    3 Good Things: Hamsters in the Kitchen

    1 Russian photographer Elena Eremina photographs her pet hamsters in the kitchen, after her husband and son have fallen asleep. It's just as odd as you'd imagine, but also terribly cute. [Feature Shoot] 2 A new cookbook for gamers? Why not. [Kickstarter]

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    'Gourmet Vegan Soul Food' Coming to Harlem

    Mother and son Brenda and Aaron Beener are raising some funds over on Kickstarter for Seasoned Vegan. The "vegan gourmet soul food" restaurant will be coming to Harlem if the duo can meet their $20,000 goal in the next 17 days. More on what to expect below, in their own words:

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Sayings I Don't Ever Want to Hear Again

    And I mean ever!!! *"In this economy..." Oh, shut up! Bo-ring! *Girls calling each other "dude." That wore out its subversive charm about seven years ago. Just call each other "darling" and get on with it.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    A New Craft Brewery for New York?

    Yesterday, we launched an exciting new beer column here on Fork in the Road. And just a few minutes after I saw a comment that "New York doesn't have craft beer," I came across a project on Kickstarter for a promising new 15-barrel microbrewery. Lauri and Matthew Spitz's work sounds exciting and is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Blogroll Gazette: Vegan Test, Disco Robot Waiters

    In food blogs this week: Well devises a test to see if you can make it as a vegan. Paleofuture at the Smithsonian looks at the disco robot waiters of 1980s Pasadena. At Food Republic: Why cocktail competitions suck.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Long Island City Clubhouse Is Getting Serious About Comedy

    ​Let's face it -- Long Island City is just way cooler than your typical go-to trendy neighborhoods in New York City. It's got that great combo of not-yet-too-gentrified, still-a-safe-place-to-chill, not-as-hipster-as-Williamsburg, and very-friggin'-close-to-Manhattan-AND-Brooklyn. At the hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Michael Vignola 'In' at Strip House

    Michael Vignola has decided to trade Gravy's fare for a new post at Strip House. No word who's taking his old job at the Flatiron Southern restaurant. [Grub Street]

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    10,000 Harmonicas to Occupy Wall Street, Maybe

    ​Today the New York Post goes all out expressing how truly over the Occupy Wall Street Movement it is. The criminals and their crimes! The drumming and the tambourines! Oh horrible most horrible! Just imagine what the Post will say when they get word of a project that would put 10,000 harmoni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Occupy! Gazette Flooding the Occupy Wall Street Print Media Zone

    Kickstarter​Because the Occupied Wall Street Journal apparently doesn't fill the print media needs of the movement, n 1 is following up their personals ads with the Occupy! Gazette. According to the project's Kickstarter, n 1 recruited Astra Taylor, the documentary filmmaker who made Zizek! an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    'Occupy Wall Street Journal' Surpasses Kickstarter Goal

    Occupy Wall Street is starting to look less like an extended camping trip (kind of): It now has a mailing address, an info line, and it will soon have its own newspaper. The Occupy Wall Street Journal has surpassed its $12,000 fundraising goal on Kickstarter and looks like it might actually be a rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Silent Barn Raises $40,595, Puts Out Call For Volunteers

    ​The Silent Barn's Kickstarter campaign has officially been deemed a success, with the formerly-in-Ridgewood venue/performance space/art space/etc. ready to use the $40,595 it raised through the peer-to-peer fundraising program (as well as money from benefit shows and other initiatives) to sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Should Journalists Make Kickstarter Donations? We Ask Randy Cohen, The (Original) Ethicist and Kickstarter User

    Our man Randy Cohen​It's been six months since the New York Times Magazine replaced Randy Cohen, the four-time Emmy Award winner who wrote the Ethicist column for 12 years and made the rounds as a congenial moral-principle purveyor everywhere from NPR to Oprah. Since his winter departure, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Silent Barn Reaches Its Fundraising Goal; 'Now We Can Focus On Finding A New Space'

    Maks Suski​The now-shuttered Ridgewood venue Silent Barn has been raising funds for its rebuilding and relocation since it was burglarized in July. Silent Barn's organizers took their campaign to the peer-to-peer patronage site Kickstarter, which requires people raising money through its site ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Going Silent: The Last Party At Silent Barn

    Maks Suski​ "This is totally normal," G. Lucas Crane says as he drags an amp and a box full of cassettes into his former kitchen. The experimental musician (and occasional tape manipulator for Woods) studies the giant plastic balls hanging from the ceiling, which change color as people talk, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    The Classical Talks: The Voice Interviews the Writers Behind the New Sports Site

    ​While the coming new sports site, The Classical, feels to us an awful lot like what people hoped Grantland would be, the writers involved tell the Voice they see it as more like a sports version of the Awl. Either way, sports are one of the topics that eat up a lot of time but remain immune t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    New York City Scratch-N-Sniff Book Will Happen, Be Smelly

    ​Because we like our smells to come in books instead of from people or street corners (do we? DO WE?), or maybe because this is kind of a great gift to give some non- or former New Yorker, we're happy to write that the scratch-n-sniff book we wrote about last month has been fully funded by Kic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Silent Barn Is Already Halfway Toward Its $40,000 Fundraising Goal

    24-ish hours after launching the Kickstarter campaign to help rebuild and replace the equipment that was lost or damaged during Saturday night's burglary, the Ridgewood DIY venue Silent Barn has already raised more than $20,000 of the $40,000 it says it needs to rebuild. Two people have even pledge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Q&A: Mason Jar Music's Dan Knobler And Jon Seale On Finding Space In New York And Rearranging Their Collaborators' Work

    by Jeff Giles We tend to think of recording technology in terms of linear progress—from Alan Lomax lugging 150 pounds of equipment around the world, to plush professional studios like the Hit Factory and the Record Plant capturing rock history, to the Pro Tools-fueled rise of the home studio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Dig Deep: Three More Foodie Kickstarter Campaigns in NYC

    robin_24/flickrBananas for Art for money.​Diner's Journal reports on a new Kickstarter campaign for Veggie Island, the organic produce stand that opened last summer next to Rockaway Taco in Queens. This year, they hope to raise $15,000 to build a garden, greenhouse, and composting facility nea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    What Happens When's John Fraser on Using Restaurants to Create Communities and Why His New Spot Isn't a Pop-Up

    Emilie BaltzWhat happens when John Fraser's in the kitchen? Deliciousness. ​Dovetail chef John Fraser's newest project, What Happens When, isn't quite like any restaurant that's existed before. Namely because the "temporary restaurant installation" changes its whole concept and menu every mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Matthew Tilden Relaunches D.O.U.G.H. Campaign with Help from Food Curated

    There's A Lot of Strength in a Loaf of Bread: SCRATCHbread's DOUGH Campaign from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. Matthew Tilden announced his D.O.U.G.H. campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for his Bed-Stuy bakery this past summer. At the time, he was hoping to raise $25,000 by September 2 for essentials l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Donate To globalFEST 2011's Kickstarter Fund

    Tanya Tagaq wailing at globalFEST 2009. Pic by Santiago Felipe.​The one-night, three-stage, internationally ambitious blowout known as globalFEST has been immeasurably brightening music lovers' Januaries for seven years now, an omnivorous annual fete pulling in everyone from Bollyrock stars to ... More >>

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