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 >>
Xiao long bao from Diverse Dim Sum (Flushing Mall, 133-31 39th Avenue, Queens), $6-$7.50 Avoid the long dim sum lines and fill up on these soup dumplings -- or use them to fuel you on an exploratory food tour of Flushing.
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 >>
FiDi's Elevated Acre is representative of this city's commitment to rethinking outdoor urban common areas to add fantastic green space in unlikely locations. The park covers an acre-sized deck at 55 Water Street, offering views of the East River and lower Manhattan. Work in the area? Here's an add ... 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 >>
Downtown Music Festival hits lower Manhattan this weekend, and former Village Voice cover star Kilo Kish, who's also playing the festival, has prepped a playlist to get you in the mood.
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.
Michael Chernow gets his hands dirty. As one half of the cheeky duo behind The Meatball Shop, the successful mini-chain of ball-focused foods, the Manhattan native made a name for himself by capitalizing on polite toilet humor and mugging for the cameras that love him. But don't be fooled by the hig ... More >>
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 >>
Head above water
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 >>
The power won't be back on in lower Manhattan for at least another day, but these spots are finding lots of ways to bring in customers and save what's left of their supplies. Paradiso is serving up the rest of their goods that were kept on dry ice this week. Balthazar is still delivering fresh bagu ... 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 >>
This year's Best Ramen? Ready for a little quiz? Here are five questions concerning establishments FiTR writers have recommend in the Voice Best Ofs, which you can examine here. You can either read the items first, and then answer the questions, or you can read the questions first, and then go on ... More >>
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 >>
[See More Open!: Wasabi To Bring Individually Wrapped Sushi To NYC | Say Hello to Moti Mahal Delux, Hot Bread Almacen] Popular Belgian waffle dessert truck recently won a contract to expand their presence into two city parks. They will be outside Park Slope's Prospect Park and in Lower Manhattan's ... More >>
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.
Who says you're too old for games?
In New York's chaotic do-it-yourself music ecosystem, nothing is a given. A venue might combust as suddenly as easily a new one might spring up, making this list obsoleteyet that volatility is part of the venues' inherent uncivilized appeal. Who's to say where the next bunch of longhairs migh ... More >>
Good (late) morning! A lot of the Voice staff is still recovering from a long day of May 1 coverage, but we wanted to bring you a brief recap of what went down from when we stopped liveblogging until now. Enjoy!
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 >>
In January we told you about the fight over Chase Manhattan Plaza, an architectural landmark and one of the few open spaces in Lower Manhattan, which has been completely fenced off for six months. Back in January, there wasn't any obvious reason for closing off the plaza, a popular lunch spot and h ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Think about this when you're relaxing in Central Park over the weekend: An entire community once lived there, with homes and several churches and at least one school, right in the park (before it was the park). We're talking about Seneca Village, a largely African-American community of some 2 ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Life Always, an anti-abortion group, revealed a giant new billboard today at Sixth Avenue and Watts Street in the New York City neighborhood of SoHo, featuring a picture of a young black girl and text that reads, "The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb." Underneath is ... More >>
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 >>
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New German pork-and-beer joint in Bay Ridge delivers a winner schnitzel