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Labor Day

  • Film

    January 29, 2014

    Labor Day Is an Upworthy Article on the Big Screen

    "I Never Thought I'd Want My Mom to Love a Murderer Until I Met This Bloody Hunk."

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Five Patios to Go Sit on Before Summer Comes to a Screeching Halt

    The weather saluted Labor Day's signal that summer is over--or at least it gave us a reprieve from the stifling humidity of last weekend. And while we welcome the cooler temps, these days remind us that sweater season is really just around the corner. Before it comes, though, we'll be basking in ray ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    New Jersey "Stronger than the Storm" Ads To Be Discontinued, Finally

    Governor Christie's "Stronger than the Storm" ad campaign is about to go off the air! If you've ever been unlucky enough to see the schmaltzy 30-second spot, you'll be celebrating right along with us. Sweeping shots of New Jersey's coastline, super cute cupcakes, smiling children making sand castles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Five Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

    Instead of frantically searching for last minute getaways--or taking a crash course in barbecuing 101--you should focus instead on these food-related reasons to stick around the city for the long weekend, none of which involve TSA pat downs or rush hour traffic.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    (UPDATED) The City Is Quiet This Weekend--So Here's Where to Eat While You Have Your Chance

    A sizable part of this city's population has a high tolerance for wait lists, and the rest of us avoid lines at any cost--which means we've missed out on some of the restaurants other people rave about because we're simply unwilling to give up three hours to stand around. If you fall in the latter c ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 28, 2013

    BRUK IT DOWN

    West Indian american day brings parties galore

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Pick Up a Get Real Craft Beer Passport, Drink 39 Pints for $30

    We're right in the thick of July Good Beer Month, and whether you're a craft beer amateur or aficionado--or a total novice who just likes drinking cheaply--you might consider this sweet deal to carry you through the rest of the (very hot) summer: Buy a Get Real Craft Beer Passport for $30 and you'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Macaron Café, Crab Feast

    We hope you're enjoying the Labor Day holiday. Here are some great food events for the rest of the week. Monday, September 3 Alobar's Tomato Festival. Chef Ian Kapitan of Alobar is offering a rotating menu of tomato dishes supporting local farms in celebration of the harvest season at $30 per pers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2012

    The Reason(s) Behind the No-White-After-Labor-Day Rule (Blame the One Percent!)

    Tomorrow is Labor Day - that first Monday of September where people eat, drink and travel, all in the name of summer's end and universal workers' rights. It is the mark of a season's passing and one holiday that comes with a set rule overused in jokes and conversational side comments: you cannot wea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Should I Squeeze in a Restaurant Week Deal This Weekend?

    [See More Ask the Critics: Where Can I Get Guatemalan Food in New York? | Where to Plan a Bachelorette Dinner] So I heard some of the Restaurant Week deals were extended through Labor Day weekend. Which places should I go to this weekend while I'm stuck in town? - My Voice colleagues Dear colleag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    5 Awesome Cocktails to Sip This Weekend, Illustrated Edition

    Now that the heat wave seems to have died down, and Labor Day weekend is nearly here, it's the perfect time to barbecue and mix one last round of summer cocktails. Here's a peek at my favorites from this summer:

  • Voice Choices

    August 29, 2012

    HOG HEAVEN

    Bring your appetite to Pig Island

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Big Gay Ice Cream and Robicelli's Announce the Salty Pimp Cupcake

    Take heed, dessert lovers! Fork in the Road learns that Big Gay Ice Cream has teamed up with Robicelli's Bakery to transform their signature cone, The Salty Pimp, into cupcake form. The treat will be introduced as part of BGIC's one-year anniversary (happening on Labor Day) of the shop's permanent l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Artisanal Fromagerie Adds Macarons, Extends Restaurant Week

    [See More Events: Swedish Crayfish Festival At Aquavit | Shark Week Tacos at MexiBBQ] Artisanal Fromagerie is adding another dessert item to their list: macarons. Chef Brennan will be offering a package of six for $15 that features three flavors: Ricard-fennel, chocolate, and raspberry. The resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2011

    An Ode to Summer's Last Footlong

    ​The last footlong of summer -- click to enlarge it to full size. People without imagination find the last day of summer on Labor Day, when they lament the return to the routine of school, or the last summer-hour schedules at work. More poetic souls see signs in the first day you put on a jac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Comments of the Week: The Village Voice T-Shirt Giveaway!

    ​Happy Labor Day to all! In our rush to get started on the holiday weekend, we didn't do our Comments of the Week roundup on Friday, so here it is in a special Monday edition. Every week we highlight a few comments that were particularly smart, or made us laugh, or started a thought-provoking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Dish No. 32: Haitian Griot, or Grillot, at the Labor Day Parade

    ​The griot, or grillot, come with a luscious green salad. Griot (also spelled grillot) is one of the triumphs of Haitian Kreole cuisine, pork nuggets soaked in a solution of shallots and sour orange juice, boiled in the solution until the pan dries out, and then fried in lard, rendering the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 24, 2011

    NEVER GOING BACK

    Stevie Nicks comes to Jones Beach

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Restaurant Week Now Officially Restaurant Summer

    Garden gnomes: also eternal.​A brief public service announcement from Fork in the Road to remind you that, like cockroaches, Restaurant Week will outlive us all. It has now been extended to through September 5. So should you find yourself here over Labor Day weekend, you can commemorate your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Manhattan Pools Open Tomorrow

    ​Summer is now officially summer, and by that we mean not only is the sun shining down on our bare shoulders but also that Manhattan's 54 city pools will open tomorrow, just in time to take advantage of this really quite lovely weather (82 degrees and mostly sunny!) and the last day of school, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    The Truck America Festival: Wye Oak, Okkervil River, And The Hold Steady, All In One Place Upstate

    ​Those of you who want to extend your summer past Labor Day might do well to check out the Truck America festival, a three-day music/comedy outing at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, N.Y., that has so far booked Baltimore bliss duo Wye Oak, as well as Okkervil River, the Hold Steady, and Ra ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 22, 2011

    THE GREAT OUTDOORS

    Get out of your steamy apartment and dance next to hot people

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Ask the Critics: What's a Good Winter Cocktail?

    hiphostess.blogspot.comBetter than a gin and tonic any day.​Brighid L. asks: Now that it's cold, my go-to gin and tonic just doesn't hit the spot. Any suggestions for a winter drink? Dear Brighid: Drinking a gin and tonic shares many similarities with wearing white after Labor Day. Unless y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    BPA Research Still Inconclusive; Restaurants Faking Letter Grades

    ​Following 10 years and millions of dollars of research, scientists still don't know how safe the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, is. [NY Times] A cab crashed into The Bean coffee shop in the East Village coffee shop, hitting two bicyclists before smashing into a man inside, resulting in criti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    On Labor Day, Rightbloggers Denounce Labor Day, Unions, Minimum Wage, Etc.

    Happy Labor Day! You're probably thinking about picnics or sales, rather than about Joe Hill, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, strikes, solidarity, and such like. That's okay. Enjoy your day off -- which, like any other days off you may have, was won for you long ago by union people getting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Electric Zoo, Fat Beats, And The Parked Food Truck Festival Headline Your (Long!) Weekend In Nightlife

    ​Ah, Labor Day weekend. Your last chance to wear white pants and white sandals (though my best friend tells me they're awful all year round). As for your weekend partying, skip the beach -- summer isn't over until the 22nd, so you still have time. Instead, welcome back NYC's nightlife and stay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    The Asian Feastival Comes to Queens This Monday

    Robert SietsemaM&T's sautéed pine nuts and corn.​If you don't have any Labor Day plans, consider yourself lucky: that means you'll have the opportunity attend the Asian Feastival, a culinary fantasia taking place in Queens.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Adults Want Kids' Birthday Parties; Restaurants Accept Cash Only

    ​An English professor from Manhattan was forcibly ejected from an Upper West Side Starbucks after refusing to order her bagel "without butter or cheese," which she claimed was linguistically stupid. [NY Post] Fruits and vegetables are ripening early this year due to warm weather, likely leadi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2010

    Food at Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadows Mildly Disappointing

    ​Dragon Boat afloat in Flushing Meadows Pond. I went expecting to find a food scene something like the Red Hook soccer fields or the Labor Day parade in Brooklyn, and indeed there were tents, pavilions, and penants galore at the north end of the lake, like some medieval jousting match. Most o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Asian Feastival Comes to Queens for Labor Day

    Robert SietsemaM&T's pepper with bean curd sheets.​Food nerds still hemming and hawing about making Labor Day plans, take note: September 6 witnesses the first "Asian Feastival," a smorgasbord of eats in Queens.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Your All Tomorrow' Parties New York 2010 Video Sampler Is Here

    Apologies in advance for how loudly this SOTC contributor will bang the All Tomorrow's Parties NY drums for the next two-plus months, but there really aren't many, if any, better music festivals in the United States. (All due respect, Bonnaroo, but no.) At ATP NY, you're nestled in a remote part of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    10 Simple Rules for Summer: #1. The Sun Is Hot

    ​On this hellishly hot of suddenly hot days, some lucky folks got to take off for Long Beach where, not so luckily, one swimmer may have drowned and a sunbather was run over by a police officer rushing to the scene of another rescue. Sadly, the swimmer is still missing and presumed dead, and t ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2009

    A Rough Guide to the Irie Jamboree

    Who to watch for at the Queens reggae blowout, and why

  • Voice Choices

    September 1, 2009

    PARTY ANIMALS

    DJs roam free at the Electric Zoo

  • Voice Choices

    September 1, 2009

    DANCEHALL NIGHT

    Jamaicans and Trinidadians battle it out on the mic

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Times: Walking on New Year's Day Can Kill You

    Planning on walking home from your New Year's revels in the wee hours? Be especially careful. The Times tells us that, per an Injury Prevention article, New Year's Day is the "deadliest day of the year for pedestrians," with most of the January 1 walkers who were killed by cars showing "high blood a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    6-Days-After-Labor Day Parade Planned

    With all the attention going to yesterday's West Indian American Day Parade, you might have wondered: what about the Labor Day Parade? That's not till next Saturday, says its controlling organization, the New York City Central Labor Council. It will run up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Hey, Where Ya Goin'? (Labor Day Weekend Bleg)

    You still at work? Us too. We have no epic Labor Day Weekend plans except to take it easy and enjoy the largely abandoned City -- not because NYC & Company advised us to "'Go Local' by discovering the City's five boroughs and taking advantage of the last chance to enjoy many summer activities ending ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 27, 2008

    RAVE ON

    Dance all day on the Gowanus

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    Saloon Society: Steamy Summer Days

    Three a.m. I'd pick up Margo when her club closed. Man, how hot those nights were...

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2007

    Clothes Line: The Look of Global Warming

    Clearly one of the most pressing concerns of climate change is how it will transform peoples' closets. At least this is Threadster's point of fixation, being a fashion blog and all. We took to the streets this past weekend, when the mercury hit 70, difficult style choices had to be made, and seasona ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 29, 2006
  • NYC Life

    September 13, 2005

    What Not to Wear, Just Yet

    Fall fashion: Don't blow your wad

  • Columns

    August 23, 2005
  • NYC Life

    July 27, 2004
  • Music

    February 10, 2004

    Not Blink-183

    Brooklyn trio who knows Carson jumps pop-punk's turnstile

  • NYC Life

    August 26, 2003
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    September 10, 2002
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    August 27, 2002
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    July 11, 2000
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