• Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    The History of Speed Rack, a Three-Year-Old Lady Bartender Competition

    Some serious stirring and shaking is about to arrive in New York with the third annual Speed Rack competition. This Sunday, December 15, female bartenders go head-to-head for the elite award of cocktail champion. This kicks off a whirlwind tour, Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix will host eight Speed Rac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    On Shutdown Budget Deal, Rightbloggers Agree: Planned Parenthood is Evil

    Last week's threatened shutdown of the federal government over the budget was averted, at least temporarily, by a compromise plan. The compromise throws the big-spending Democrats into reverse, and gives Republicans who had promised sweeping cuts a small, face-saving victory. Now onto the next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Raines Law Room to Launch Ladies' Menu

    Let it Raines.​Raines Law Room will introduce weekly drink specials this Sunday, featuring a rotating cast of $10 cocktails. This week's theme is cocktails created by women, such as the Hanky Panky by Ada Coleman of London's Savoy Hotel, a variation on the martini made with gin, sweet vermouth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    From Mixologist to Cocktologist

    Lynnette Marrero, practicing cocktologist.​Just when it seemed like bartenders couldn't possibly come up with another name for themselves, Rye House's Lynnette Marrero has managed to find the best one yet: while accepting the Best New Bar-Restaurant Hybrid award she shared with Jim Kearns at l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    A Cocktail Contest for The Tales of Hoffman Gives the Metropolitan Opera a Little Extra Punch

    Selena RicksPerhaps they served metropolitans too...​ Last night, the Metropolitan Opera treated its Young Associates--a group of young donors--to an experience not usually paired with a night of arias: a cocktail competition inspired by the current production, Jacques Offenbach's Tales of Hof ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    New York Gets Its Own Chapter of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails)​ In this renaissance of the classic cocktail, it seems only apt that several of the city's top female bartenders would get together to form a New York chapter of LUPEC or Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails. Lynnette Marrero of cocktail consulting and catering ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2007

    When Judges Attack!

    The war president is finding a less pliant judiciary

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007
  • News

    June 19, 2007

    The Second Battle of Bushwick

    Thirty years after the blackout riots, it's getting hot all over again

  • News

    January 16, 2007

    Sins of the Father

    Rev. Louis Gigante, kin to the Genovese crime family, slips from hero to slumlord

  • News

    November 9, 2004

    Cuffing Bush and the FBI

    A serious setback to the Patriot Act, despite the victorious Bush's unstinting support

  • News

    June 26, 2001

    Just Following Orders

    The NYPD’s ‘Nuremberg’ Defense

  • News

    November 7, 2000

    One Dead in Ohio

    An Inmate's Death Casts Doubt on the Company Picked to Run the City's Prison Health System

  • News

    September 12, 2000

    Riding Gloria

    For Years, Former Cop Gloria Gonzalez Complained That a Spurned Bronx Lieutenant and His Buddies Harassed and Retaliated Against Her for ‘Not Playing the Game.’ Now a Judge Says She Has the Right to Sue Them.