Time flies: June's coming to a close. Before you break out the swim trunks and head to the beach for the Fourth of July, here's a look at some activities you can do in the city this weekend without getting burned.
Andrew Carmellini's new French restaurant, Lafayette, opened on Monday. He tweeted that the bakery opened at noon and dinner service was available at 5:30. Carmellini joined forces with his partners from Locanda Verde and the Dutch, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom, to run the bistro. Chef Damon Wise cr ... More >>
In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in December.
When 16 Handles opened a location in Williamsburg it could have meant the end of Williamsburg or the beginning of the chain's complete total fro-yo domination. The new flagship store at 240 Lafayette opens tomorrow, and they're celebrating with free froyo for 16 social media savvy customers.
Reinvention is the new resolution. Ring in 2013 with eats, drinks, music, and more.
16 Handles Frozen Yogurt is expanding across Manhattan with four additional stores. Already opened: Chelsea at 178 8th between 19th and 20th streets. Slated to open late August: Murray Hill at 428 Third Avenue between 29th and 30th streets. October opening: SoHo at 240 Lafayette between Spring and P ... More >>
Some time in the last few days, the red Marshal's Notice appeared in the window of Lafayette French Pastry. West Village old-timer Lafayette French Pastry, 26 Greenwich Avenue, was seized by marshals pursuant to an eviction notice in the last few days, and the gates were up during what would have ... More >>
Rebecca V. asks: My birthday is coming up and I want there to be both karaoke and tasty food involved. Where should I go? Dear Rebecca: Karaoke and good food always make for an entertaining time, though most of the karaoke spots that I've been to have less than stellar food, if they serve grub at a ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyLa Colombe Torrefaction, now even closer to The Village Voice! Coffee fans regularly flock to lower Lafayette Street to get their java fix at La Colombe Torrefaction (270 Lafayette Street, 212-625-1717), the Philadelphia-based coffee roaster that puts out a great cup of joe. Now ... More >>
The Community/Labor march to Wall Street is on, with thousands of people filling Foley Square, where marchers are assembling prior to the march, which begins at 5 p.m. They're scheduled to head past City Hall and to Zuccotti Park to "unite in solidarity." Nick Pinto (@macfathom) and Rosie Gray (_@ro ... More >>
After months of speculation, Iacopo has closed Falai, his six-year-old flagship restaurant on Clinton Street.
Security footage/NYPDA mugger has been targeting women in downtown neighborhoods and attacked five people in four days in May, "sometimes showing a knife and physically assaulting his victims," according to DNA Info. His first reported attack occurred at East 18th Street at 10:30 p.m. on May ... More >>
Bike-hating newspaper the New York Post dispatched four reporters to two bike lanes in Soho in order to observe how many of the riders broke the rules thereby putting everyone's life in danger, as the NYPD continues to crack down on "dangerous" riders. The Post "investigation" counted 7,182 c ... More >>
Sarah DiGregorioStuff your belly with these clam bellies from Ed's Lobster BarSoHo might automatically come to mind as a place filled with throngs of slow-moving tourists and not populated with tasty treats, but the neighborhood spanning from Houston to Canal Streets and Lafayette to Sixth Av ... More >>
Here's what Next magazine's Dan Avery has to say regarding the Logo series about striving gays and their well-groomed machinations: "The 'reality' show everyone loved to hate probably cancelled out 100 'It Gets Better' videos with its cringe-worthy depictions of Reichen, Rodiney, and the oth ... More >>
Just a Temporary Measure/FlickrApparently the doughnut delirium gripping Zac Young is contagious: over in Clinton Hill, the folks at Choice Market are also planning to open a doughnut shop.
NYC the Blog has posted a video of rats literally overrunning Collect Pond Park in Lower Manhattan, on Leonard Street between Centre and Lafayette. Of course, we're all aware that New York has a lot of rats. But seriously, this is a lot of rats. Blogger Paolo Mastrangelo saw (at his estimate) u ... More >>
There's yet another new food cart in town--A-Pou's Taste just opened yesterday, and they've snagged a prime spot on the south side of Astor Place.
Earlier this morning, Gawker introduced the world to "Mike's Apartment," the supposed newest addition to the NYC nightlife scene. In a "reasonable-sized studio/loft downtown somewhere," goes the joke, the city's fashionable elites are gathering, fleeing the depredations of the Box and the shu ... More >>
This week is the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow awards like Best Shop for the Williamsburg Girl Who Has to Grow Up and Best Bodega on our favorite things. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things. photo by Chris Ramirez ... More >>
Per the Feedbag, Chinatown Brasserie, the well-reviewed but under-populated dim sum shrine on Lafayette, will be relocating to its basement. The makeover will come courtesy of Serge Becker, the empire-builder behind La Esquina, Cafe Select, the Box, BBar, and Joe's Pub. Becker was recruited b ... More >>
...Josh Morgan (Houston's) and Robert Werhane (Dell'anima, L'Artusi) talked about their plans for the former Bar Q space at 308 Bleecker Street: Their "Chesapeake Bay-inspired fish house" will feature seasonal small bites and weekly specials. Morgan and Werhane have spent three years planning the co ... More >>
Thwap! Thwap! Thwap! is the sound of masa being kneeded and then pounded into outsize pancakes, which form the wrapper for Pueblan quesadillas, currently available on Saturdays at the Brooklyn Flea, made by former Red Hook vendors. These quesadillas are nothing like bar-food quesadillas--t ... More >>
In 2009, the traditional practice of exchanging physical copies of records for money is a trade that might best be called quixotic. But New Yorkers are stubborn people, and the record store is not dead. Below, the top ten records that actually sold in the last week at a store near you. Photo of Tak ... More >>
Pork Cracklin's from Saratoga Country Store in Bed-Stuy, or is it Ocean Hill? Seeing Sara DiGregorio's piece on pork cracklin' rice krispie treats made my mouth water for just the cracklin's (aka pork rinds), which is what's generally eaten right out of the lard cauldron for breakfast in the Ca ... More >>
The lines at the Brooklyn Flea this last Saturday were longest for the pupusas and the quesadillas, the iconic foods of the Red Hook ballfields (click to enlarge) The Brooklyn Flea Market has moved back to its original home at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School at the corner of Vanderbilt ... More >>
Photo by Brennan Cavanaugh. People are starting to refer to Reverend Billy -- Mayoral candidate and longtime anti-corporatist advocate -- by his full name, Billy Talen, which may be a sign that they're taking him more seriously. The Wall Street Journal gave him a surprisingly supportive profile o ... More >>
When we first noticed an Obama Fried Chicken in Harlem last month, we just thought it was cute. Who knew it would become such a tsimmis, with councilmember Charles Barron threatening to lead demonstrations against OFCs in Brooklyn and Harlem because "Fried chicken, watermelon and minstrels are part ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 3, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 11The Newspaper Strike: A Union Man RepliesBy Art BergerIt is very rare for labor and strikes to get a fair deal in the press, which, like the other media, is always eager to give management's slant on the union sc ... More >>
This week in blogs... When it isn't wearing meat, Eat me daily is taking in meaty portraits. Han Hyo-seok's Zeitgeist exhibition recently ran at the ARTSIDE gallery in Seoul, Korea. [Eat me daily] Astronaut Sandra Magnus and her orbital cooking adventures have been documented on the NASA website. ... More >>
Well, if Ted Kefalnios of Lafayette French Pastry thought that his Obama-inspired 'Drunken Negro Face Cookies' were a good idea before, he surely has rethought things since we last wrote about him and the fallout from his racist cookies. Whether you think it's an outrage or a tempest in a teapot, yo ... More >>
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