It's been a rough few years for Atlantic City casinos. Between the legalization of gambling and rise of casino destinations in surrounding markets, as well as the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy, the city that was once the East Coast icon for bright lights and big spending is a little less illumina ... More >>
It might not even cross your mind to traverse the city streets in search of a supermarket's frozen aisle, but a new venture is looking to change the way we perceive our freezer. Babeth's Feast (1422 Third Avenue; 877-968-3327) is the first store in New York dedicated to food waiting to be thawed and ... More >>
What's the best way to spend your free time this week? How about taking a class on urban gardening, sampling Italian-Jewish cuisine, or twisting and twirling some sausage? Here are the five best food events happening in NYC.
Tragedy struck the the Electric Zoo last year. The second day of the annual Randall's Island dance music festival was canceled after two concertgoers died, reportedly after taking MDMA. Though the city pushed for the festival's cancellation last year, the concert returns this Labor Day weekend. Thi ... More >>
For many years, Governors Island was New York's premier home for crumbling, decrepit army barracks. Over the past few years, though, it's become home to hipper pursuits, like the much-loved art fair. City officials realized there was actual money to be made here, and in 2012 they launched a $260 mil ... More >>
Governors Island has been undergoing major revitalization since 2012, and work's not scheduled to finish there for another couple of years. But this summer, you'll have a new tasty reason to go check out the transformation: Beginning this weekend, a number of vendors from around the city will descen ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics kick things off with something of a "potpourri segment," to borrow a phrase from Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl. Echoing a common sentiment in the movie world, Scherstuhl describes the month of January as a "grim, featureless lands ... More >>
New York Fashion Week officially began today, but we've been diligently covering it for the past two days. Erin Fetherston kicked things off right after Labor Day with her Spring/Summer 2014 intimate presentation in Tribeca. For about eight years, the American designer has exhibited feminine wear u ... More >>
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
After a great weekend, the last thing you want to do is take a look at the calendar and realize it's Monday--and the last Monday of summer at that. With school back in session and Labor Day barbecue preparations underway, why not sneak out of the house for one more night? Here's a look at this week' ... More >>
In this series, Seamless Warrior John Luong reviews meals ordered from the Internet. As summer winds down and the days tick down towards Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, my thoughts turn inevitably to one thing: preseason NFL football. After all, there are few other worthy athletically rela ... More >>
August has arrived, which means you should be attempting fill up on as much fun as you can take before Labor Day deals a crippling blow to summer. Here are a few things to nibble on this weekend.
FiDi's Elevated Acre is representative of this city's commitment to rethinking outdoor urban common areas to add fantastic green space in unlikely locations. The park covers an acre-sized deck at 55 Water Street, offering views of the East River and lower Manhattan. Work in the area? Here's an add ... More >>
Shmaltz Brewing Company is launching the second official season of Coney Island Brewing Company -- a/k/a the World's Smallest Brewery -- located, yep, in the heart of Coney Island. Last summer saw the launch of the brewery, which produces a whopping one gallon of beer per batch. For the upcoming re ... More >>
A video originally posted to WorldStarHipHop.com -- the title of the clip is "NY Cops Wilding Out On Labor Day 2011: Daggering On The Parkway! (Grinding And All)" -- shows several uniformed NYPD officers, er, dirty dancing against scantily clad costumed performers in the West Indian Day Parade.
Why does your life suck? Let us count the ways. It is raining, and you wore jeans, which are now damp, but forgot to wear a jacket, because who knew you needed to wear a jacket, given that it's only early September and last Friday -- long ago, far away last Friday -- was simply gorgeous. Also ... More >>
Stevie Nicks w/Michael Grimm Nikon Theater At Jones Beach Sunday, September 4 Better than: A radio stuck on the classic rock station. "Welcome, Jones Beach," Stevie Nicks said before her second song on Sunday night, the last night for both her current mini-tour and the Long Island oceanfront amp ... More >>
The up-and-coming artist known as DJ Snoopadelic. Electric Zoo Randall's Island Sunday, September 4 Better than: Did someone already reference the Labor Day shootings? Eesh. Electric Zoothe dance music festival that's parts techno, house, trance, disco, bass, "electro," and any other somew ... More >>
There are a few things we can expect from Labor Day weekend, and the annual Electric Zoo festival is one of them. The massive three-day rave takes over Randall's Island with twelve-hour days that boast a million DJs over four separate stages; you'll hear trance, techno, deep house, electro, d ... More >>
Zinno Park / I Love EVThere's Kim Kardashian with sister Kourtney, two members of the Kardashian Klan, shopping in the East Village today, surrounded by cameras. The news -- it slows down before Labor Day, you know?
Someone have a feather headpiece we can borrow?
Lauren ShockeyOne of ABC Kitchen's fine homemade sodasOh, how quickly Labor Day, signaler of summer's end, approaches. The back to school commercials are airing repeatedly on television, and mannequins are donning fall clothes in store windows. And while the temperatures may be beginning to ... More >>
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Just an example of the clientele here. Pics by Puja, more below.Electric Zoo Day II Randall's Island Sunday, September 5 Not only did this Labor Day weekend mark the last day to wear white without glares of disapproval, it also brought Made Event's second-annual Electric Zoo festival ... More >>
Corn soup, works hot or cold.James in Brooklyn is battling the summer heat with its Summer Supper menu, a $30 three-course prix-fixe available nightly from 5:30-7 p.m. through Labor Day. Chef Bryan Calvert hopes to tempt you into visiting with his recipe for Corn Soup with Heirloom Grape Toma ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Sabores Autenticos de Mexico: Authentic Mexican Soups Mesa Coyocan Thursday, August 5, 5:30 p.m. At this three-course soup cooking class and tasting, there will def ... More >>
Charles PayneNo ripped t-shirts and jeans here, either.Another day, another swank supper club: following months of speculation, Flo Fab confirms that Alex Guarnaschelli and her partners at Butter, Richie Akiva and Scott Sartiano, will convert the former Nell's into the Darby, a place that Aki ... More >>
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Democracy in action! Though it took place on the cusp of Labor Day weekend, the Public Land Use Meeting held by Community Board 6 in Carroll Gardens drew a nice crowd of citizens. They heard a developer's plea for a variance that would allow him to build higher than the law allows. Per Gowanus Lou ... More >>
Nassau County detectives have arrested a 20-year-old Oregon man in connection with a gay-bias attack on a former Top Chef contestant and her friends outside a Sea Cliff bar over the Labor Day weekend.
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