The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene passed a resolution banning competitive breath-holding at all "bathing establishments" run by the city. Though outdoors pools in the city have been closed since Labor Day, there are still 12 pools in recreation centers that will now be requir ... More >>
We officially ring in autumn this weekend, which means it's time to start indulging your seasonal obsessions like apple picking, scarves, and decorative gourds. It also means that the market is flooded with pumpkin-infused everything, and if you've already gotten your fill of lattes (we wouldn't bla ... More >>
Love is in the air. Chris Christie seems to have reconciled with the Daily News after a blow-up over their New York Jets coverage last week. The dispute sprang from the co-hosting bit Christie did on August 26, when the Governor called the Daily News's Jets reporter Manish Mehta an "idiot" and a "do ... More >>
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Labor Day is just a week away. It's your last chance to see comedians work dirtier, push envelopes harder, and tell industrial quantities of Ben Affleck/Batman jokes before "real life" resumes. Here are our picks for the best of the bunch. See also: Comedian Kurt Braunohler Misses You All the Time, ... More >>
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 >>
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.
For a grim slog, the Oscar movies are pretty fun
The Brownsville MC Ka has been getting attention for his uncompromising style and lyrical dexterity. "Ka's entire aesthetic is stripped down," SOTC's J. Pablo wrote this spring, adding, "His videos and beats are simple and straightforward, leaving nothing but a tsunami of words he floods your senses ... More >>
The Momofuku Milk Bar team opened its newest spot in Montauk this past weekend, a sweet, makeshift shop that's up and running for the summer.
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.
Rebecca Marx C'est la fin de la semaine. Et alors, les histoires de la semaine ... A goodly gallery of a garden herbs. Our 10 Best Hotel Restaurants. Sunset Park's Schnitzel Bar is one of the city's most obscure restaurants.
Brewing trouble.Although plenty of folks fled the city for Labor Day Weekend, a few miscreants remained to make trouble for the Waverly Inn and Sorella.
Scantily clad dude toasts the crowd from atop one of the semis that pulls the floats in the parade. Though its antecedents can be traced to Carnival parties in Harlem in the 1920s, the Caribbean-American Labor Day Parade (there is no official name) began in the mid-'60s. It resembles in alm ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Lauren ShockeyMmmmmmacarons! Eater rounded up the 10 best lines from the Times profile on Taavo Somer. "The beard that launched a thousand beards ..." Classic. Grub Street listed where to eat and drink this Labor Day. Midtown Lunch noticed that Mad for Chicken re ... More >>
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 >>
Gooey doings under the Manhattan Bridge, plus a choreography sampler at DTW
via PoshLittleTutus.comIf you have a young child and you're involved in the fashion industry, you probably want to scream and pull your hair out this week, both Fashion Week and the first week of school. Realizing what a bitch these two yearly milestones can be, the New York Times wrote about bo ... More >>
Today, Metro New York tackles the hard questions. Whatever is a man with moobs to do? (Moobs, for the uninformed, are man-boobs.) Boldly, the editors of Metro devote the lion's share of their cover to the issue, promising that men ashamed of their moobs are not alone, and that moobs are "a pr ... More >>
via iVillageIn case you hadn't noticed: It's the last day of August, which means that "the silly season" of ridiculous news stories is, maybe, taking its last gasps. (See ya, Slater!) In the meantime, there is suddenly a wealth of news indicating that an End Times Watch is in order for all of ... More >>
Straight up, on the rocks, or fried?Dallas's State Fair of Texas is officially the Fried Food Capitol of Texas (TM!), and every year it throws the Big Tex Choice Awards to determine what new batter-dipped concoction will join the fried peaches and cream, fried pecan pie, and fried butter that ... More >>
Here's proof that something once made Steve Cuozzo sort of smile.Marea may have made Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurants in America list, but technically, it's not all that new. It's more than a year old, a detail that would no doubt add fuel to the fire of Steve Cuozzo's latest rant.
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 >>
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