I'm a highly self-conscious New Yorker--arrived here four years ago and immediately started walking the city obsessively, tucking the map of it under my skin, tattooing the streets on my brain and in my muscle memory. I'm also a writer and a Yiddish-speaker, so when I got hold of Leela Corman's grap ... More >>
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Cleveland Confidential Book Tour, moderated by Luc Sante and featuring Cheetah Chrome, Mike Hudson, and Bob Pfeifer plus Eric Davidson
Saturday, April 9
Better Than: Watching the East River burn while sitting in a swank DUMBO loft.
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The third All Tomorrow's Parties New York begins tonight. Jim Jarmusch is the curator. Christopher R. Weingarten is your official historian. Shellac are your house band. Barry Hogan is your host. And if you enjoy life, you should go. There's still time.
Girls, probably telling the truth. Photo by Sandy Kim.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla reviews Michael Jackson's mercifully goofy and cheerful This Is It, Reyhan Harmanci does some reporting and fact-checking on the improbably ridiculous backstory of San Francisco duo Girls, Andy Be ... More >>
New York's got some weird addresses. Heard about the Chinatown tenement at 81 Bowery where residents live in cubicles? It stinks of piss and fish paste, yet when it was closed briefly for fire violations, tenant fought to get back in. Maybe they just want to be near the Bowery Ballroom? Eliza ... More >>
I often wonder if the legends born out of CBGB ever get tired of talking about CBGB. Certainly, at last night's Tribeca Film screening of Burning Down The House: The Story of CBGB, the "Behind the Screens" panel of Tommy Ramone, ex-Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz, director Mandy Stein, and Jes ... More >>
New York magazine is looking for New York newcomers, offering them a chance to take part in "a photo shoot of recent arrivals to New York City this Friday" if they have an interesting story to tell. Yeah, that's what they all say. Given the venue, and the accompanying photo of Anne Hathaway in The ... More >>
The prodigal peel noodles at Tasty Hand-Pulled (click to enlarge)
There are at least ten joints in greater Manhattan Chinatown that specialize in Lanzhou hand-pulled noodles. The latest entree in the sweepstakes is Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodle Inc. (note the fussy punctuation), on Doyers in the old ... More >>
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Everything is, or can be, a New York story, and New York news outlets carry the local angle on the Inauguration. "People -- many from New York -- arrived in [Washington] to witness history," reports NY1. "I made hotel reservations in March," Djamillah Samad of the Bronx tells ... More >>