Lucy Koh

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Go Drink on a Boat Before Your Summer Is Really Over

    We've been trying to get you to go out of town all summer via our Summer Fridays series, and this weekend, we bet the city will be quiet. If you'll be around, check out our staycation suggestions, and consider another staycation idea -- drinking on a boat. This is about the time of year when the ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    The Stan Lee Cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Was Only the Beginning

    There's a moment in every Marvel comics movie where all the husbands/boyfriends in the audience whisper to their companions, "That's Stan Lee!" (The companions know it is Stan Lee, but endure this anyway.)

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    The Gathering of the Juggalos' Night Court Helps Wicked Clowns Bury the Hatchet (NSFW)

    Those in the outside world tend to view the Gathering of the Juggalos as a lawless festival of debauchery, with apparently violent clowns -- "gang members," even, if you ask the U.S. government -- running rampant and chaos ruling the day. In actually, this notion is far from the truth. Juggalos in a ... More >>

  • Film

    June 4, 2014
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    May 13, 2014

    Highlights From Ende Tymes Festival 2014

    Better Than: Inviting strangers to your apartment, cranking the heat, and then cuing up a vintage Merzbow set on YouTube. Noise music is a huge, ever-expanding tent that -- unlike the GOP, who merely pay lip service to the tent metaphor -- truly contains multiple perspectives. A number of these per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    10 Must-Have Record Store Day Releases

    Part of the reason Record Store Day has grown in popularity over the years is the wide array of exclusive releases bands put out specifically for the event. Whether it's limited 7-inches, vinyl reissues, or deluxe box sets that you set your sights on, the sheer amount of cool, unique albums that are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Midtown East Coffee Nightmare Finally Over: Where to Get a Good Brew

    Sitting in an office chair all day is bad for your health. That's why the coffee break is a necessary, potentially life-extending, recess in one's workday -- that, and the chance to procrastinate on that Powerpoint presentation a little longer. Last winter, if you wanted to break for java in Midtow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    The 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013

    Inevitably, every "best of" list features some tiny--or not so tiny--bias from its compilers. Journalistic objectivity takes precedence, sure, but when even the definition of "metal" is subject to interpretation, there's no true one-size-fits-all best-of list. But that's often the best part of the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    10 Must-See Artists at Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival This Weekend

    This weekend the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival once again descends upon the northwest corner of Williamsburg for the sixth year running, and it's expanding from two nights to four for Veteran's Day, including a pre-party Thursday at Output. This year's lineup promises another eclectic mix of es ... More >>

  • Music

    October 2, 2013
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    September 27, 2013

    The 10 Best Restaurants on the Lower East Side

    Gentrification has been pretty thorough in the traditional immigrant stronghold of the Lower East Side, and for proof, you need only to look at the restaurants--trendy spots usurp long-held leases here all the time. But despite all the turnover that's happened in the last decade or so, several old j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Let Us Now Harshly Mock the At-Bat Music of the Yankees and Mets

    Chris Carter had a short career in the major leagues. He hit below league-average in 113 at bats from 2008-2010. He played in Japan the past two years. His career wasn't that notable except for one thing: In 2010 with the Mets, Carter's at-bat music was Rick Derringer's "Real American." As in Hulk H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    The 10 Best Distilleries in NYC(-ish)

    A few weeks ago, we put up a list of the top 10 breweries in NYC(-ish). But beers are not the only alcohol brewing in New York. The distilling world is also on the rise after a shift in New York distilling laws in 2002 when the passage of a law allowing farm distillery licenses helped begin to resto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    The 10 Best Burgers in NYC

    Long before David Hasselhoff became a Teutonic favorite, Germany gave us the cooked-meat puck known as the hamburger, and we think it's safe to say we came away the victors in that cultural trade-off. Yes, the hamburger is America's sandwich, and as an American, it's your Xenu-given right to stuff y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Our 10 Best Spots to Drink Sake in NYC

    We're certainly not forgoing classic wine, beer, or cocktail options when it comes to summer sipping, but we're also tossing back our fair share of chilled sake, especially after sake expert John Gauntner taught us how to drink the Japanese rice wine and divulged a few places around town with lists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    The Best Bands Featuring the Album Art of John Dyer Baizley

    Tonight Norwegian power rock band Kvelertak play Webster Hall along with Georgia stoner hardcore metallers Black Tusk. (Canadian punks Cancer Bats open, as well.) Besides loudness and shouted vocals (in very different languages), what do Kvelertak and Black Tusk have in common? That would be the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Films to See Before You Die

    By Daniel Kohn For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Tiny Empire Looking for Big Impact in Williamsburg

    Nestled between busy Williamsburg restaurants on North 6th Street and Bedford Avenue lies an organic health oasis called Tiny Empire. Walk in and find yourself facing a rainbow assortment of fresh-pressed juices and healthy dessert options of acai bowls and chia seed pudding. Face the counter and ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The 5 Greatest Pork Buns in New York

    Pork belly buns are almost a delicacy here, but in Asia, gua bao are the equivalent of hamburgers -- cheap, easy to make, and unequivocally delicious. I ate my fill of the street food snack in Taiwan over the summer, and I was shocked at how large they were. The buns were the sizes of small coin w ... More >>