It was all god and country for an unidentified dude over the weekend who says the lord commanded that he swim in the New York Harbor even though it was freezing. A 29-year-old reportedly got down to his bathing suit at Liberty State Park and dove in, attempting the 3/4-mile trip to the Statue ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Cru and Veritas have both closed supposedly temporarily for renovations, but most industry folk are betting they don't reopen.
Maritime Parc has opened in Liberty State Park, ... More >>
Did you buy the paper this morning, or perhaps have it delivered to your stoop or front door, depending on the sort of place you live? Maybe it was heavier than usual, even for a Sunday, and you paused on the third landing of your fourth floor walk-up to wonder, winded. Perhaps you should hav ... More >>
So tragic that we will never have a chance to do this againDespite having Radiohead as a headliner in 2008, and Jay-Z and Coldplay on successive nights in 2009, AEG Live's All Points West Festival has never seemed anything less than cursed: just ask anyone who braved the mudfields of Liberty ... More >>
Rebecca SmeyneThe attendance numbers are in for this year's All Points West. The festival drew 71,500 people over three days, according to APW promoter Paul Tollett, down 4000 from last year. In an interview with the New York Times, Tollett chalks the inferior numbers up to the weather, which ... More >>
The goal for day two of All Point West, at least in the eyes of the promoters, was to make you forget that just 24 hours ago, you or someone you know got drenched. And probably complained about it, or warned you to stay away. So they cut a deal: if you bought a Friday ticket, you could come back S ... More >>
No Radiohead compound this year, but All Points West is evidently returning to Liberty State Park in Jersey City. We applaud the overdue local chauvinism in having the Beastie Boys (and fellow New Yorkers Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, and the National) headline Friday. Tool and MBV hold down S ... More >>