4Knots, the Village Voice's free one-day music festival at the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan, again went down on Saturday, July 12. On the bill this year: Dinosaur Jr., Mac DeMarco, Those Darlins, Speedy Ortiz, Radkey, Viet Cong, Nude Beach, Juan Wauters, Crazy Pills and Dead Stars. Here ... More >>
For many years, Governors Island was New York's premier home for crumbling, decrepit army barracks. Over the past few years, though, it's become home to hipper pursuits, like the much-loved art fair. City officials realized there was actual money to be made here, and in 2012 they launched a $260 mil ... More >>
As we wrote our list of 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to many of the chefs, owners, and general managers who run the restaurants. We asked them to tell us about the history of their neighborhoods and eateries, recount good memories, and talk to us about what's hardest abou ... More >>
Bookworms swarm downtown
It's been four years since the team behind Louie & Chan (303 Broome Street) first took control of a space on Broome Street and Allen with plans to erect a restaurant and club; the group used the time afforded by construction and permitting setbacks to hone its concept, an Asian lounge meets Italian ... More >>
Join the Make-A-Wish Walk and 5K run
C.J. Chivers discusses 9/11 and the Middle East
A summer of protests over fast food workers' impossibly low wages reached its boiling point yesterday, when employees in New York and 49 other cities walked off the job in a one-day strike. In Lower Manhattan, our own Raillan Brooks interviewed Tyeisha Batts, a 27-year-old Burger King worker who ma ... More >>
Strike actions and rallies will dot the city today as fast food workers' frustrations will too-low wages and lack of collective bargaining rights come to a head. Fast food employees in 50 cities, including New York, will take to the streets for increases in pay and the right to organize unions witho ... More >>
The Mayor's Office* has announced that the Rockaway Ferry will continue serving Queens residents until 2014. Originally slated to close when repairs to the A line were completed back in May, the ferry will serve commuters at Rockaway Park until the end of January.
Remember when the MTA admitted that the G train needed a serious tuning up, but then slapped a price tag of $700,000 on the needed fixes? We thought that a better G train commute would forever lay just out of reach, but we were wrong! The MTA found an extra $18 million lying around, so the G, and so ... More >>
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On Tuesday, the Bloomberg administration released its long-awaited resiliency plan to shape up a city that will see a quarter of its land become floodplain in the next 40 years. The city had a comparatively early start on climate planning--in 2007, it came out with PlaNYC, a set of recommendations ... More >>
Excellent tapas on Bowery
If the 12/12/12 concert last week told us anything, it was that Paul McCartney's Nirvana fill-in was something we should talk about more as a society. And that, a month and a half later, there's still a ton of work to do in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.When the storm hit two days before Hal ... More >>
Some restaurants in Sandy-stricken areas like Lower Manhattan and Red Hook have been able to get back on their feet in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. But in Coney Island, the beloved Totonno's pizza and Boardwalk staple Cha Cha's are among the neighborhood spots that remain closed.
In August 2011, Trinity Church's rector was asked to leave. He stayed with a vengeance.
Yesterday, we reported on the MTA's no-refund policy enacted in the aftermath of Sandy. Although no reason was given, the situation provided enough explanation: the agency was out a significant amount of cash flow and paying back all those fares definitely wouldn't have helped. So straphangers are f ... More >>
If it weren't colossally tragic, the level of disorder, dysfunction, and all-around clusterfuckery that characterizes the official disaster response in New York City in the wake of Hurricane Sandy would be fast approaching hilarious. As it is, the situation is both heartbreaking and enraging. The ... More >>
Along with lower Manhattan, the Village Voice offices have been left without power since Monday evening due to Hurricane Sandy. Our staffers (many who are without power as well) have been working hard and we will have an issue with Hurricane Sandy coverage out on the streets tomorrow afternoon. Our ... More >>
Use our handy decision tree to find your perfect match from among the various daytime panels on the first day of CMJ 2012.
Accounts of police downgrading crime reports surfaced again on Sunday in a New York Times article, which compared descriptions of crimes in police reports versus the charges eventually brought by prosecutors. The article's author Joseph Goldstein examined more than 100 police reports, and found a n ... More >>
For those who have been tracking Occupy Wall Street since its earliest days, yesterday's anniversary often felt familiar to the point of deja vu. Lower Manhattan was once again transformed into a city under siege, with metal barricades at almost every intersection, police trucks, vans, scooters, ho ... More >>
A look back at OWS
Saturday's three-alarm fire at the South Street Seaport, which temporarily suspended the Voice's 4Knots Music Festival, was caused by faulty electrical wiring, according to a New York Fire Department spokesman.
Go rowing at Brooklyn Bridge Park
For the second time in as many days, police are asking the public's help in tracking down a serial groper responsible for at least four unwanted gropings -- and the suspect doesn't appear to be the same man responsible for a recent collection of gropings in Queens. In other words, there currently ar ... More >>
And another hundred people just got off of the train? Try another two hundred thousand. An article printed in the Sunday New York Times -- which poses in its headline the daunting question: "How Many People Can Manhattan Hold?" -- explains that the Department of City Planning's Population Division e ... More >>
Once upon a time, hip, taste-making Manhattanites in the know would trek to Brooklyn to propagate the species with relatively more space and sometimes even backyards in which to park their Maclarens. But a surprising trend has been uncovered by DNAinfo, which reports that birth rates in Lower Manhat ... More >>
Nick PintoThe NYSE, which protestors did not stop from opening todayGood afternoon, and welcome to the evening edition of the Village Voice liveblog of Occupy Wall Street's Day of Action. Today, November 17, marks the two month anniversary since Occupy Wall Street began in Zuccotti Park. Pro ... More >>
C.S. MuncyProtesters march in Lower Manhattan in solidarity with Occupy Oakland.A familiar story: protesters from Occupy Wall Street marched last night. This time the march, announced to us via text message earlier in the afternoon, was to be in solidarity with Occupy Oakland. Occupy Oakland ... More >>
Keep the change.For the past four weeks, we've been bringing you news of the Occupy Wall Street protests roiling Lower Manhattan, as the self-identified 99 percent transform their tales of struggle and deprivation into demands for systemic change. Maybe it's just because we have those voices ... More >>
Yesterday, an unseasonably lovely day, at some point around 4 in the afternoon, people suddenly started noticing messages in the sky in Lower Manhattan -- things like, "Lost Our Lease," "Last Chance," and "Now Open." The moderately terrifying messages -- last chance for WHAT, exactly? -- were attrib ... More >>
Masters of the game
Although the Williamsburg location of Motorino passed into the great beyond last week, Mathieu Palombino's Bowery Diner is showing unmistakable signs of life. In addition to the neon sign Bowery Boogie noticed hanging on its facade, the restaurant now has a website. There's not much to it ex ... More >>
The Belgian beer renaissance is here
via TPM Crowds gather outside the Stonewall Inn.We're proud to be New Yorkers today after the state senate passed same-sex marriage last night! And so are the crowds who flooded the West Village to celebrate; revelers gathered outside the Stonewall Inn last night to mark the historic moment. Talk ... More >>
The NYPD has transferred a third civilian attorney to its department advocate's office to handle disciplinary cases arising from the ticket fixing scandal -- which could envelope anywhere from 40 to 500 officers and union delegates, depending on various reports. In previous weeks, two lawye ... More >>
People who complain about trash on the subway are like vacationers who whine about the heat in Florida. Nonetheless, the MTA is trying to do something about all that subterranean rubbish. "Hauling reeking, rat-filled garbage" through the cars late at night didn't work, so they've put their th ... More >>
Julienne Sialeu -- named in this week's cover story as one of the city's Ten Worst Tenants -- was convicted yesterday of making false statements after a one-day bench trial in District Court in Lower Manhattan. The judge, Denise Cote, did not actually finish delivering the verdict against her ... More >>
Speaking of venerable Manhattan food establishments that inspire nostalgia, the Soho Memory Project has a great remembrance of Food, the pioneering cooperative restaurant opened by eight Soho artists in 1971.
The so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" is once again without an imam, as Sheik Abdallah Adhami, who took over only weeks ago as the leader of Park51, the Islamic community center and mosque in Lower Manhattan, announced he would not be sticking around. Just last month, the site's developer Sharif ... More >>
The year in music, circa 2010, started at the Cake Shop, with a shred-down to the New Year courtesy of Siren Festival MVP-to-be Marissa Paternoster and her band Screaming Females. After a tour through the NYE fetes of the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, that night ended amidst a marathon sh ... More >>
Donald, Sacked.Donald Sacks, the first restaurant to open in the World Financial Center, has closed. The Broadsheet Daily reports that the restaurant, which opened in Lower Manhattan in 1983 and moved to the WFC in 1988, shut its doors this weekend. Cause of death seems to be the landlord: ... More >>
Light a candle on World AIDS Day
The Straphangers say even the best subway lines are only worth $1.25. Photo by Duddyfunk via Flickr The 1 train is indeed No 1. And the C and W trains are the worst, according to the Straphangers Campaign, which issued its annual Subways Report Card today. Despite countless hellish weekends of sh ... More >>
New German pork-and-beer joint in Bay Ridge delivers a winner schnitzel