While we're fans of lazy gluttony and daytime drinking here at Fork in the Road, we sometimes have a hard time getting super stoked about weekend brunch, mostly because we're uninspired by fighting a riled up crowd eager to cure its collective hangover, only to sit down to mediocre eggs and bacon an ... More >>
It looks like the Lower East Side will lose another one of its most beloved bars. Max Fish declared in an online petition that it will move to 132 Metropolitan Ave. in Brooklyn, and the bar is seeking a liquor license for the address. Max Fish has been a fixture of drunken nights on Ludlow Street si ... More >>
Over on Kickstarter, filmmaker Michael Levine of Rivington Pictures is looking to raise $60,000 to fund a feature-length documentary that will tell the story of Streit's Matzo, a fifth-generation matzo factory founded in 1925 on the Lower East Side. The company is one of the few culinary landmarks o ... More >>
We're almost two weeks into January, and for those of you still dieting, we offer our congratulations--reluctantly. It can't be easy to live in a food city such as New York and spend your days and nights chugging down BluePrint Cleanse cashew drinks and eating raw kale chips. So bravo, we guess. Now ... More >>
Veteran food writer Joe DiStefano, whose beat is often Queens and the ethnic culinary glories thereof, launched a new website yesterday called Chopsticks and Marrow. Early articles put up in a flurry of activity cover hot dogs and pizza in Chicago, an excellent cevicheria in Jackson Heights, and the ... More >>
Delivery just got a little more delicious on the Lower East Side. Now you can satisfy your pastrami sandwich craving without braving the lines at Katz's Deli. In the past delivery orders from the Lower East Side classic had an $80 minimum and a $20 delivery price tag tacked on, but the Times repor ... More >>
Our own Tejal Rao visits former Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen's Lower East Side South Asian restaurant, Pig and Khao, and finds the outcome boisterous and inconsistent. While Cohen's ability to cook is evident in the noodle curry khao soi which is "full of quality crunch and chew," the crispy pata ... More >>
The already rescheduled pickle party was supposed to take place on Saturday. But pickle lovers will have to just enjoy the green delights at home.
Bubble tea parlor, Forsyth Street, 9:16pm. Click on image to enlarge. See other Offered Without Comment posts.
Pok Pok NY, a branch of Andy Ricker's Thai chain, opens tomorrow in Brooklyn's Columbia Waterfront district. [Eater] Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya is now open on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]
Last week, a 12-year-old girl was struck and killed as she crossed Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, in an area that has a reputation for being dangerous for pedestrians. Now, an advocacy group has said that this tragedy is part of an alarming trend -- that young children in low-income neighb ... More >>
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Here are some of the dogs who got eaten this week. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. Rocket Joes, a Lower East Side pizzeria loved by late-night revelers, has closed temporarily -- it's going through an ownership change and deali ... More >>
Bowery Boogie Courtesy of our friends at Bowery Boogie comes that peculiar flyer, spotted on Orchard and Grand. Some horrible cretin has been feeding dogs on the Lower East Side!
Remember "the Low Line" -- the proposal to make the 60,000 currently unused square feet of the abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side, under Delancey Street, into something called The Delancey Underground? James Ramsey and Dan Barasch came up with the plan to create a green space there ut ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers authentic Henan on the Lower East Side at He Nan Flavor. Lauren Shockey sips a Grilled Cheese Martini at Beecher's Handmade Cheese.Liz BarclayCurd-ish pleasures at Beecher's Adam Platt isn't exactly charmed by the new West Village Fatty 'Cue ( ... More >>
A Place to Bury Strangers has been called "The Loudest Band in New York." So, when we heard one of its members was opening a bar on the Lower East Side, we were surprised to learn it would be a tapas place. Sounds so dainty. Well, it turns out that tapas can be just as rock 'n' roll as beer and whis ... More >>
If you want to kindle a fierce debate among "bottom-feeding" foodies, as they're derisively called (and I'm certainly one), just ask what's the cheapest and best item of food for the money in one borough or another.
We've been seeing some talk on Twitter that there was a possible bomb threat at the corner of Allen and Delancey Streets on the Lower East Side, and that streets were blocked off. Rest assured: It is not a bomb. The NYPD informed us moments ago that "it's not a bomb threat, it was a suspicio ... More >>
After months of speculation, Iacopo has closed Falai, his six-year-old flagship restaurant on Clinton Street.
Lower East Side from Django's Ghost on VimeoLook at that fucking hipster! Wait...where are we? When are we? As this clip of the East Village in the '60s -- posted on Neighborhoodr via Handsome as Fuck and supplemented with music from the Velvet Underground -- demonstrates, nerdy black glasses, ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Moran's has shuttered after 25 years in operation just two blocks south of the World Trade Center. Owners Brian and Abby Lydon cited business slowing after 9/11. [DNAInfo] The Carroll Gardens ... More >>
viaEyewitnesses on Twitter are reporting that police stopped a woman from jumping off the roof at 1 Essex Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side. As seen above, an inflatable landing pad was set up below the building, but officers managed to grab the woman before it was necessary. "I wasn't wa ... More >>
Craft brewers are furious over a new MillerCoors-backed piece of legislature in Wisconsin that they say will prevent micro-brewers from opening more than one brewpub to sell and market their own beer. [Salon] What are the top-selling beer holidays in the United States? We'll give you a hin ... More >>
A perfect picnic, delivered.Summer may not be here yet, officially speaking, but picnicking season is already in full swing. Perfect Picnic, a new food shop and picnic-delivery service based on the Lower East Side, has you covered for all your packed-lunch needs.
A street party close to home
Ryan Jordan, who has worked at the Breslin and the original John Dory, is now cooking at the Clerkenwell on the Lower East Side. His menu includes paprika-dusted "chickpea crisps," cauliflower fries with curry mayo, and housemade currywurst. [Grub Street] Rumors that Damon Wise was leaving h ... More >>
Important news that affects all of us, each and every one, is today being reported exclusively by the New York Post: Police horses are shitting all over the Lower East Side, the "club-centric hub" to which they have been dispatched to control "rowdy bar-hoppers."
The Bloomberg Administration has announced that some schools could lose up to 30 percent of their teaching force, WNYC is reporting this morning. Under a worst-case scenario, the Department of Education is set to lay off one to five teachers at most schools, with some losing 30 percent of their ove ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 3, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 5 Radical pragmatism: the shadow government By Geraldo Rivera AN OUTLINE FOR SAVING 30 SQUARE BLOCKS OF THE WORLD The Lower East Side is dying. Like the South Bronx, Central Brooklyn, and Harlem, it ha ... More >>
Ever felt that the seafoam green interior and moldy moldings of your Lower East Side walkup just don't "go" with the authentic door paint or vintage-scented elevator or occasional atmospheric shrieks and scufflings? Ah, if we lived at the Upper West Side's historic condo The Apthorp (resident ... More >>
Max FishFinally, some good news from the Lower East Side: Max Fish isn't going anywhere. Yet. According to Paper, the Ludlow Street bar will not be closing Jan. 30 following a rent dispute with its landlord. Instead, owner Uli Rimkus has negotiated an agreement with her landlord that will all ... More >>
nybarfly.comSoon to come in hot form Now that winter's officially begun, it's time to get out the Snuggie and curl up with the booze. Cocktails can be tricky when it's cold, but luckily a new trend is about to be sprung upon New Yorkers: the hot tiki cocktail!
These next two days bring a whole lot of dance music and a little bit of rap. Behold, your weekend in nightlife. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 Neighborhood: Lower East Side Party: Autobrennt DJs: Prince Language & Slow Hands Highlights: Rivington Hotel's penthouse is one of our favorites, and tonight ... More >>
Something ugly this way comes.Via Bowery Boogie, we have learned that Payless ShoeSource is now offering a brand encapsulating the style, quirkiness, and wonder of one of our very own downtown Manhattan neighborhoods. The "Lower East Side" line features heart waterfall earrings, flower satin ... More >>
North Dumpling is an old-timer in dumpling-shop years. There are nearly a dozen dumpling shops on the Lower East Side alone, not to mention those in Sunset Park and Flushing, and the vast majority now dispense four for $1. But North Dumpling is different.
Thanks to CMJ, there are hundreds of things you could do in the city this weekend. There are too many bands we love playing too many shows, acting as the "secret guest" at epic concerts that we regret not going to, and walking down the streets and hanging out in bars like us real people do. I ... More >>
delphaber/FlickrSunday will not only bring wild foods to Manhattan, but also one of the fruit world's most mainstream members to the Lower East Side. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the neighborhood will celebrate the third-annual New York City Apple Day. The festivities will take place on Orchard St ... More >>
For those of you who have always dreamed of a retail gig at American Apparel, the time is nigh (even as profits reportedly sink. Hey, could be your last chance!). The retailer has issued a Craigslist call for "intelligent, friendly and dedicated people to work at our Lower East Side store."
Outstanding in the FieldAl fresco dining at its finest.Outstanding in the Field, the self-described "roving culinary adventure" known for staging five-course, white-tablecloth dinners in the farm fields and urban gardens where the food on the table originates, will hold a series of dinners in ... More >>
The annual HOWL! Festival returns
Cocktails a-go-go.The Times notes the popularity of beer gardens these days, a trend it says has coincided with the rise modern speakeasy. But suds still can't compete with spirits, it would appear, as a whole new crop of cocktail lounges tries to tempt you with its prettily mixed concoctions ... More >>
Snack Dragon taco shack recently branched out from its original East Village location to open a spot on the Lower East Side. There you will find a vegetarian taco that brings together all the various charms of crunchy hippie-Cal-Mex-drunk food.
Because bar crawls are so 1995
The third exhibit based on Richard Price's 2008 novel, Lush Life, is now open at Invisible-Exports gallery on the Lower East Side. It follows Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of the nine-part project curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, in which each gallery interprets a chapter of the cr ... More >>
The Lower East Side, page by page
Once again, a group of "marauding youths" is terrorizing the older people of Manhattan (remember when a bunch of kids were attacking Asian women on the Lower East Side?). Not cool. This time, the crime is armed robbery in Central Park. On Saturday, June 19, a 68-year-old man was walking near ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Prospect Heights mainstay Tavern on Dean is closing at the end of the month after 10 years in business. The Atlantic Yards project may be to blame. [Eater] West Village Philippe spin-off Phili ... More >>
The face of rodent violation. It may surprise you.Here's a Thursday morning gross-out: last year, the city issued 360 violations for mice and 86 for rats to restaurants throughout the East Village and Lower East Side.
Three of the five underage suspects police were looking for in connection with a series of five attacks on Asian women on the Lower East Side have been arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force identified the suspects, a 15-year-old boy and girl and a 12-ye ... More >>
Earlier today we mentioned that a group of "marauding youths" (how soon 'til Bloomberg utters the word "wilding" on this one?) is assaulting elderly Asian ladies in some nasty hate crime attacks on the Lower East Side. The NYPD has provided us with video of youths wanted for questioning in the fiv ... More >>
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