Not all of us have had our iPhones disappear only to wind up in the hands of camera-happy teens in Morocco, but we can all appreciate the problem: Having your smartphone stolen sucks. That's why news out of the attorney general's office comes as a relief. Eric Schneiderman, his bud Delaware A.G. Bea ... More >>
This morning, at just a touch past 10, the Supreme Court announced its long-awaited ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, striking the law down in an uncharacteristically sweeping 5-4 ruling. In all the media analysis mumbo-jumbo since the case was argued back in February, the fundamentals of the c ... More >>
There's been a spate of Greenpoint restaurant openings recently, as restaurateurs try their luck north of McCarren Park, and one recent entrant into the neighborhood is The Bounty, a seafood joint from Nika Carlson and Adam Collison--who also own The Drink--former Roberta's baker Kevin Ang (who,in a ... More >>
Following yesterday's hearing on California's Proposition 8 (whose decision will likely fall into the hands of swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy), another case is coming through the Supreme Court this morning. The justices are hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Mar ... More >>
Last Saturday, 31 year-old Rudy Eugene was eating a homeless man's face before being shot dead by Miami police. A few days later, reports surfaced that a New Jersey Man stabbed himself and threw pieces of his intestines at cops. Shortly after, news broke that Alexander Kinyua, a student at Maryland' ... More >>
Today we chatted with Trey Zoeller, the founder and master blender of Jefferson's Bourbon who gave us a brief history lesson and elaborated on the difference between whiskey and bourbon. He carries on the tradition of his ancestors, the McLains and the Kynes, who have roots deep in the bourbon indu ... More >>
We're approaching, if not looking in the rearview mirror at, a watershed moment in American civil rights history. A majority of the American public now supports marriage equality for same-sex couples. And, despite what detractors have been saying and predicting, this includes black people, too. An ... More >>
Both Christians and Jews are observing holy days over the weekend. Cardinal Timothy Dolan participated in the Good Friday Way of the Cross procession across the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday. The march began after a ceremony at Brooklyn's Cathedral Basilica of St. James. Today he will be at the Church o ... More >>
You probably didn't win the $640 million Mega Millions jackpot -- the chance of winning was 1 in 176 million -- but the money will be divided up by at least three people. Lottery officials said winning tickets were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. In New York, 17 people will get a second-prize ... More >>
If you have just gotten hitched, congrats and STAY OUT of New York! In a recent study, Rent.com looked at 25 American cities to figure out which were best for newlyweds. New York didn't even make the top ten. The cities that did? Austin, Texas; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; Dallas, Texas; Kans ... More >>
If you made the mistake of downloading Conan the Barbarian, we have some very bad news for you -- besides the fact that you wasted precious time and bandwidth not downloading Crank, that is. You might face a lawsuit. You might have to pay a movie studio thousands to settle said lawsuit. And you ... More >>
On Thursday, we told you about the passage of a bill in New Jersey's Assembly that would make same sex marriage legal in the state. N.J. Governor Chris Christie promised that he would veto the bill when it landed on his desk, and he held true to his word. The New York Daily News says that Christie w ... More >>
With advances in same-sex marriage equality on the march in the states of Washington, Maryland and New Jersey, this week could possibly shape up to be as historically gay as last week was for the institution of marriage. To discuss what all of this state-by-state activity meant for same-sex couple ... More >>
Ye ole Upper West Side farmhouse.The Upper West Side is about to get a dose of wholesome, locally sourced food. Elizabeth's Neighborhood Table (680 Columbus Avenue, 212-280-6501) is a new restaurant working with organic and biodynamic ingredients for its menu of American comfort food classics ... More >>
'Tis the season.Savoy may have recently thrown its last big hurrah, but Peter Hoffman is gearing up to throw Back Forty's annual all-summer-long Tuesday night Chesapeake Crab Boils.
CSPIOur home, our petri dish.Just as the Department of Health is now in the business of issuing restaurants report cards, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has gone and graded all 50 states on how well they detect outbreaks of food-borne illnesses.
Energy Kitchen, the "healthy" fast-food chain that operates 10 restaurants in the New York City area, is looking to take over America with its ostrich and bison burgers and plans to expand to a whopping 1,000 locations over the next 10 years.
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Gonzalez y Gonzalez, a lively Mexican joint near Broadway and Houston, is shuttering after 22 years in business. [Paper] The West Village beer and burger spot Stoned Crow has also closed, due ... More >>
So: You're visiting our nation's capital, Washington D.C., this weekend! You will join Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck and go scream at a building and scare the rest of a sensible nation with your poorly-spelled protest signs promising to "mow the lawn of freedom with patriot blood" or whatever, r ... More >>
Lots of effort required to extract the marrow -- and nary a single marrow spoon in sight! Some foods take a lot of effort to eat, some are extremely messy -- or both. Others are dexterously challenging -- like trying to eat chicken wings with a fork and a butter knife. Here, then, is a list ... More >>
Kaki King all tied up It was no small feat when Kaki King became the first woman to make Rolling Stone's "Guitar God" list in 2006 -- so don't pass up a chance to bask in her fret-tapping, slap-bass glory at the Bowery Ballroom. Then, Webster Hall wards off pervs and creeps with Jesse Murphy ... More >>
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The owners of L'Age de The are opening Bosie in the West Village. Tea master Kiley Holliday selected the more than 100 teas, while Angelo Sosa of Xie Xie designed the menu. [TONY] Red Bamboo may have shuttered but the owner has reopened it as Poppa's Place. While the restaurant now serves meat, a h ... More >>
Bits and pieces are coming out about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the shooter in custody in the Fort Hood massacre. Records show he was born in Virginia, graduated from Virginia Tech and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' F. Edward Hebert School Of Medicine in Bethesda, Mary ... More >>
Remember that poor woman paralyzed by E. coli in her hamburger? It looks as if a New York man has died from the bacteria, consumed in ground beef (though the CDC says he had "underlying" health complications), and Fairbank Farms, the vendor whose product is thought to have caused it, has recalled ha ... More >>
Hungry Girl heads to the new Yankee Stadium to scope out tasty low-cal foods and finds Lobel's Steak Sandwich (464 calories), Nathan's Grilled Chicken Sandwich (380 calories), and cotton candy (175 calories). [NY Times] The Hudson Valley, once known as New York's "breadbasket," is full of gr ... More >>
...Josh Morgan (Houston's) and Robert Werhane (Dell'anima, L'Artusi) talked about their plans for the former Bar Q space at 308 Bleecker Street: Their "Chesapeake Bay-inspired fish house" will feature seasonal small bites and weekly specials. Morgan and Werhane have spent three years planning the co ... More >>
While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>
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