When Annapolis native Josh Morgan landed in New York City in 2009, he found that he missed a quintessential Chesapeake Bay summertime experience: The blue crab feasts ubiquitous in mid-Atlantic homes and restaurants. He quickly realized, though, that New Yorkers would be just as into the tradition a ... More >>
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Out of the '50s basket
Recently, Voice Media Group held a competition to help determine the best music writing in the pages and on the blogs of its 14 papers. This winning piece by Jesse Sykes first appeared in Seattle Weekly's print edition. By Jessie Sykes As I was growing up in New York state--where the residents wan ... More >>
New York, New York. The name luxuriously repeated by Frank Sinatra and later rejuvenated by Jay-Z evokes images of the city's guilty nightlife, where everyone who hustled and bustled all day finally let their vices loose. It's the lifeblood of our weekends in this hedonist metropolis, when bars, clu ... More >>
The current situation in New York: The subways are closed; upon the Hozziner's request, Zone A has been forced to evacuate; Broadway shows have been cancelled; Bloomberg, Christie, and Cuomo are hosting storm watch conferences; my door keeps slamming by itself, even while locked; and the quieter-tha ... More >>
Check out our slideshow from the party. Fool's Gold Day Off: French Montana, Danny Brown, Brothers Macklovitch, Just Blaze, Flosstradamus, Flatbush Zombies, Nick Catchdubs, Ricky Blaze, Party Supplies, #BEEN #TRILL, Telephoned, and more City Winery Monday, September 3 Better than: Rain. Last yea ... More >>
It was not the promised presence of people wearing hoods that first got our attention at tonight's rally, but the Skittles. We were a bit skeptical when we arrived at the Trayvon Martin rally in Union Square and saw a hollering woman tossing bags of Skittles out at the audience. People were grabbin ... More >>
The Bowery gallery scene. Plus summer art picks
This weekend, an unknown number of people worldwide participated in the fifth annual "Earth Hour" sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. They turned off electricity to "take a stand against climate change." Landmarks were dimmed, but the effect on either energy consumption or awareness is unknown an ... More >>
pinksherbet/flickrHow will you stack up? The folks at Jo's are getting in on the competitive eating boom with their first Annual Labor Day F*cking Delicious Pancake Eating Contest. The event will be held Monday, September 6, at 4 p.m. in the restaurant's private dining room, the Albert Room.
Poised to succeed the legendary Henry Waxman as chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Brooklyn congressman Ed Towns was once the target himself of a federal probe. While Towns was not indicted, his videotaped receipt of a cash payment in an undercover operation raises questio ... More >>
Another sign that the weather gods hate Coney Island this year: Rainclouds and bitter winds met this morning's official ceremonies marking the reopening of the beach for the summer season. "It's a beautiful sunny day!" Parks Commissioner Adrian Benape taunted a crowd of schoolchildren shivering unde ... More >>
Josie Smith-Malave A lawyer for Josie Smith-Malave— a former contestant on Bravo's Top Chef and a New York Sharks woman's football team player—is calling for a hate-crime investigation into a Labor Day weekend assault of Smith-Malave and two other women outside a bar in Long Island.
Were police really busting a drug ring when it rounded up Mr. Black's colorful crew?
Will this be the winter of Coney's discontent?
How Brian McLaughlin betrayed the labor movement and conned us all
Embattled city union big Brian McLaughlin is out as president of the city's powerful Central Labor Council - at least for the next six months. McLaughlin, an electrical workers' union official and Queens state assemblyman who has been battling a criminal probe of city contracts, has agreed ... More >>
How the boldfaced and the beautiful spent their summer vacations
Immigrants tap May Day's radical roots
Brooklyn's utopian power trio veers off the highway to hell
Activists sidestep FEMA bureaucracy to broadcast relief info to Katrina survivors
Artists in the financial district offer projects ripped from headlines and bedtime stories
What's worsegetting tortured at Abu Ghraib, or volunteering for Fear Factor?
Labor Groups Consider Calling in Sick to Protest War With Iraq
The Uptown Markdown Scene
Immigrants Say They're Caught "Between the Horse and the Horseshoe"
Beach Fare with an Edge
Distributing the Art-House Wealth on the Cheap
Tenants Vow to Boycott Lazio's Law
Puppet Theater Takes Manhattan
Dog Racing The Sport of Plebes
Why homophobia has become americas favorite pastime