Grace O'Malley, explains Danny McDonald--the veteran bar owner behind Swift Hibernian Lounge, Puck Fair, Ulysses' Folk House, Harry's Café and Steak, The Growler Bites and Brews, and The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog--is legendary in Irish lore for her extensive travels, life as a pirate, and exalte ... More >>
From sea to shining sea, Americans love celebrating Independence Day--especially since it gives us a completely legitimate reason to indulge. If you'd rather not man the grill this Fourth of July weekend, here's a round-up of five ways to get festive--while letting someone else will do the cooking-- ... More >>
There are plenty of vegetarian-friendly restaurants in New York. Some deal in chewy gluten strips and meat facsimiles, others turn out raw foods and seed pastes, but there are plenty of places where you don't need to be a devotee to enjoy the food. Go for a meatless meal at these restaurants for a ... More >>
In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in January.
Ditmas Park will get a new bar and music venue on Cortelyou Avenue. Bar Chord will open in La Nueva Union Bakery's old location and will serve draft beers and bar snacks. The owners told Ditmas Park Corner that patrons can look forward to a jukebox and a regular event called "Wings and Strings" with ... More >>
In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in December.
Crab Spot in Park Slope opened this week and is serving seafood pots and surf and turf. According to their Twitter, the grand opening special is Maryland Blue Crabs. Free drink with your entree, they promise. 33 Union St.
Last week, we did a lot of reporting on restaurants operating in the dark, doing whatever they could to provide light and food to those who needed it. We checked in on our review restaurants, both of which happened to be in blackout zones, and found one had stayed open all week, while the other floo ... More >>
Raven-Symone and I once judged a pet costume contest together in Kips Bay, so we go way back. (True story.) That made me want to catch her in Sister Act even more religiously, so when Paper's Mickey Boardman was going to see the show for a third time, I persuaded him to take me in his handbag.
Yesterday, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced a competition for developers to design 275 to 300 square foot studios ("micro-units") that might serve as a model for New York's swelling small-household population -- city stats indicate that NYC has 1.8 million one- and two-person homes and only one millio ... More >>
Where do you intend to use that thing? Kips Bay? New York real estate makes for some mighty screwy bedfellows. No sooner had coffee-bar-turned-restaurant Doma been unceremoniously ejected from its West Village digs at the corner of Perry Street and Waverly Place than the brown paper went up in the ... More >>
I know the answer for a fact because I went to see it at the Kips Bay the other night and found myself with only about five other kindred gays while the place exploded with hundreds upon hundreds of 20-something females. It's a movie for bachelorettes! Packs of them! (Straight couples aren't going, ... More >>
Jimmy McMillan might be on to something: a real estate research firm has noticed that more New Yorkers are trying to buy apartments -- because the rent is too damn high. As it turns out, the perfect storm of inflated rents and low interest rates has pushed would-be renters into the market, accordin ... More >>
On Thursday, we alerted you to the New York Post's front page, which despicably featured a photo of Greg Kelly's accuser and scare quotes around the word "rape." We weren't the only ones who thought that. Other media outlets like Daily Intel and Jezebel expressed similar sentiments, and a Fac ... More >>
The past and present of a legendary soggy sandwich
According to data released to us by OkCupid, some New York City neighborhoods are more likely to make connections on the dating site than others. This may seem intuitive in some ways, but it's better to know these things for sure, right? After all, just like that map that tells us where the single m ... More >>
John Penley, by Paul DeRienzoFor about a week now, there have been plans to occupy Tompkins Square Park, led largely by East Villager John Penley, who has a Facebook page set up for the event, which was scheduled to begin on Saturday with a noontime picnic. In the wake of last night's announc ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. The Porch appears to be giving up its space in the East Village. A source says that an Indian restaurant will move in. [EV Grieve]̴ ... More >>
Milton Moses Ginsberg on the genesis of his film
Yesterday, the Columbus Circle Borders hosted its last event: a well-attended reading from Hair: The Story of the Show that Defined a Generation, followed by cast performances. A young boy sitting toward the back had his nose stuck in a graphic novel (paper, not digital) through almost the wh ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Moran's has shuttered after 25 years in operation just two blocks south of the World Trade Center. Owners Brian and Abby Lydon cited business slowing after 9/11. [DNAInfo] The Carroll Gardens ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Bravo Gianni, a go-to Midtown Northern Italian, has closed after nearly 30 years in operation due to the chef and owner, Gianni Garavelli, suffering a stroke. [NY Times] Cosmos Diner, which ha ... More >>
Where is Rubi Morado?It's been two weeks now, cops say, since friends and family have seen 16-year-old Rubi Morado. The Kips Bay teen, who lives at 491 First Avenue, around Bellevue, was last seen at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 11, leaving her home. Cops say she's 5-2, 110 pounds, and was wearing ... More >>
Lauren Shockey At Ten Ten (413 Second Avenue, 212-951-7119), Josh Eden's new 24-seat Kips Bay eatery, you'll find dumplings and buns as well as a selection of larger dishes that span Asia's culinary range. One of the best, though, is the chilled tofu appetizer.
Shorty's.32's Josh Eden isn't letting a spot of snow getting in the way of his business expansion plans: yesterday, he officially opened Ten Ten, his new Asian take-out joint in Kips Bay. Eden, who opened his first, oddly-punctuated restaurant three years ago in Soho, collaborated with Sally ... More >>
No more Crafts for you!Here's potentially disappointing news for Tom Colicchio acolytes not residing in New York, Dallas, Atlanta, or Los Angeles: the chef has announced he won't be opening any more locations of Craft.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 13, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 22 Scenes by Howard Smith "IF ART REFLECTS LIFE, then it should reflect every aspect of life," explains Milton Moses Ginsberg about his new feature motion picture, "Coming Apart." Starring Rip Torn and Sal ... More >>
New York Restaurant InsiderColicchio will sing a new song in Kips Bay.In less than two weeks, the new season of Top Chef will deliver a meaty, man-sized portion of Tom Colicchio upon the viewing public. For local fans, the show will provide but an amuse bouche for a second, less televised hel ... More >>
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