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Lafayette

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    March 5, 2014
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    July 31, 2013
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    May 10, 2013

    VIDEO: Do These Zynga Employees Running Between Traffic Lights on Lafayette Have a Death Wish?

    On my way to work this morning, I came across something rather odd. A little past 11 a.m. at the corner of Lafayette and Bleecker, a group of 50-ish people were setting up a footrace in between two traffic lights. They waited until one light turned red, made the cross-walk at one side their starting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    NYU Student Busted For Selling Airsoft Rifles Out Of Dorm

    Ah, college. A time spent to prepare oneself for the modern job market, learning all the tricks of the trade that will place you higher up on that steep ladder of social mobility in 2013. Nowadays, that all translates into making the newest app or website, not really running a full-scale operation o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Chocolate Salami: A Look at Lafayette's New Saucisson au Chocolat

    Andrew Carmellini's newest restaurant, Lafayette, opened on Monday and though we're giving the restaurant a little time before we stop in for dinner, we couldn't resist an early visit to the pâtisserie up front, where Jennifer Yee's tiny canelés (3 for $4) and colorful macarons lured us in.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    July's Openings and Closings

    The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Jalapeno Poppers Pop-Up on Downtown Menus

    Lauren BloombergThere's molten cheese hidden inside of these babies.​Spicy, cheesy, fried. Jalapeno poppers are pretty much one of the most perfect snack foods. They're as ideal for noshing in front of the television as they are for serving as a cocktail party bite. But, aside from TGI Fridays and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    The Bean to Open This Month on Second Avenue

    The BeanIt lives on!​Indie coffee shop the Bean might have been forced out of its home on First Avenue following a takeover by Starbucks, but its resurrection is about to take place at the end of the month at 54 Second Avenue.

  • Voice Choices

    October 26, 2011

    Sitting On Your Ass Is a Sport

    Partake in the marathon while eating and drinking. It’s highly relaxing

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Columbus Circle Is the Most Requested Bike Share Station Location

    ​Following the announcement of a bike-share program that would bring 10,000 bikes to the streets of New York City, the Department of Transportation put out a call asking for suggestions on where people wanted stations located. Yesterday, they announced that they'd gotten 5,566 individual stati ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 31, 2011

    BACK TO EARTH

    TV on the Radio, on the waterfront

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Live: TV On The Radio Pop Up In The Sky

    ​ TV on the Radio Billboard at the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones Sts. Wednesday, August 17 Better than: "Not a concert," said someone standing next to me. Two days ago Maura forwarded me an email from a Heineken rep giving her the heads-up on a "newsworthy event" set to take place the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Tomorrow, Humans Will Briefly Own the Streets of Manhattan

    ​Tomorrow marks the first day of this summer's Summer Streets, the three consecutive August Saturdays in which, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., a route normally used by cars and buses and things of a vehicular persuasion is for humans alone. The 2011 route connects the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    There Was a Small Fire at Delicatessen Earlier This Morning

    Photo courtesy of Delicatessen​ Around 9:30 this morning, a small fleet of fire trucks was summoned to the corner of Prince and Lafayette streets to extinguish a fire at Delicatessen. Eater reports that the fire was relatively minor, and may have resulted from some work being done to the resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    NYPD Now Giving Tickets For Biking on the Wrong Part of the Street

    Photo by Alex Goldmark​A blogger for Transportation Nation witnessed two cyclists being pulled over and ticketed in Manhattan for biking not on the sidewalk, but on the street -- just not in the available bike lane. According to the Department of Transportation, "you have the right to ride in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Dans Le Noir? May Open in Tribeca

    ​The Dans Le Noir? saga continues! After declaring their intentions in August to take over the former Tonic space on Norfolk Street, the owners of the French-based chain of "dining in the dark" restaurants subsequently backed out of the deal and retreated into the wilderness. Now it looks like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Old Tower Records Space on East 4th Finally Has A New Tenant: Equinox Gym

    ​And thus, the pasty record clerks and furtive customers of the old Tower Records space on East 4th give way inevitably to the musclebound men and women who beat them up in high school. That vacated storefront on the corner of Lafayette--home, variously, to Halloween costume pop-up shops and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Fort Greene's Lafayette Avenue Gets a New Restaurant

    EN Restaurant will open in Fort Greene, presumably at some point in the near future.​ Since this summer, a new restaurant's been under construction at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Cumberland Street in Fort Greene. Now, it appears that it's almost completed.

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    It's Black Thursday -- Get Shopping! The Brooklyn Flea's Gifted and the Bowery Bazaar

    ​If you're wondering about the reindeer and snowmen that went into the window this week at the old Tower Records (on the corner of East 4th and Lafayette), it's the Brooklyn Flea's pop-up holiday market, Gifted, or -- as we fondly call it -- "the place where we're totally doing all of our holi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2009

    Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free

    ​Leaf peeper map of NYS What little there is left, we have here, and we're at peak leaf (according to the News, we owe that information to the city's official foliage monitor, Cori Carl). Local foliage tours are here.

  • Voice Choices

    June 24, 2009

    ROCKIN' 'N' ROLLIN'

    Afro-punks rule at this skate park

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Calvin Klein Soho Billboard Provokes Yawns of Outrage

    The menage on this Soho billboard is part of a five-month-old campaign, but the new version seen at Houston and Lafayette has prompted a new round of Are You Not Outraged? The WCBS TV report is especially funny, with the author of a book about child-raising offering her predictably offended perspe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Grrrrrr....Snickers

    Oh boy! A new candy bar named after an iconic Japanese dormant volcano (click to erupt). Note that the Lafayette stop on the C has also been inadvertently renamed. Am I the only one annoyed by the relentless advertising campaign being waged in entire subway cars and on subway billboards by the tota ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Sausage Fest

    We've hardly ever met a brat we didn't like and this veal wurst was no different. Straight from the grill and served with a caramelized onion sauce and a side of rösti (crispy potato hash cake), it's the first main course on the dinner menu at Café Select, a cozy Swiss joint on Lafayette owned by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    4 More and Out the Door

    Labor Day Alert: Though it's a holiday weekend, the Brooklyn Flea is on Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm at 176 Lafayette, notifies Brownstoner. The Flea plans to run every Sunday except November 2 (due to the NYC Marathon) through December 21. Also: Subways will be a little funky through Monday, Second Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008
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    August 9, 2008

    Summer Streets I: Gentlemen, Stop Your Engines

    Today New York's first Summer Streets blocked seven miles of city road to motorized vehicles from 7 am to 1 pm. Enough people took advantage to make Summer Streets successful, but not enough to make it as hellishly congested as a big concert or protest march, which had been our big worry. By our i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    The Cross-Borough Bike Lane Revolution

    Montreal. Now that's a city that knows how to do a bike lane Bridge-bike sabotage may be on the rise, but city planners are taking concrete steps to protect non-car traffic in a flurry of projects that reduce car-space on roads for the sake of pedestrians and bikes—throughout the city, plans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    What's For Dinner?

    The second installment of "What's for Dinner?" a new feature in which we interview random New Yorkers about their food lives, including where they like to eat in the city, their best and worst food memories and what's for dinner. Name: Nassar Hasar Age: He'd prefer not to say Occupation: Street car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 29, 2007

    A Scrawled Commentary on the iPod

    From a construction site near Lafayette and Great Jones

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Crash Test Smarties

    Seen yesterday on Lafayette, near East 4th Street: The photo shoot for an upcoming city campaign promoting bike safety. Note the bike lane extending up onto the hood of the red car—wow.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2007
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    March 27, 2007
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    November 22, 2006
  • NYC Life

    April 18, 2006

    World Wide Cake

    Chinatown's addictive new sweets

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2006

    Immigration Rally: Everybody But Jesus

    Organizers and the authorities will doubtless differ over the size of this afternoon's immigration rights rally near City Hall. Simply put, it was really big—far bigger than one might predict given that it was on a Monday afternoon, and apparently far bigger than the police were expecting as th ... More >>

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    August 17, 2004
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    February 3, 2004
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    March 11, 2003
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    December 17, 2002
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    September 10, 2002

    It Happened One Night

    'Dancenow/NYC' Opener Sets Historic Firehouse Ablaze

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    August 6, 2002

    It Takes a Village

    Shopping and Bohemia on 8th Street

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    June 25, 2002
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    December 11, 2001
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