Summer is here. Memorial Day has passed and on June's first weekend, thirteen people were shot over a nine hour stretch spanning Saturday night and Sunday morning. The number of shootings traditionally rises with the heat. More folks outside for more hours. More rubbing shoulders and more getting on ... More >>
With Memorial Day behind us, the summer beer festival season can officially begin. Here are four great opportunities to kick off your hot-weather drinking, all taking place in the month of June.
Memorial Day in America is the day we remember those who gave their lives for this country protecting our freedom. It has also signified the unofficial start of summer with the first outdoor get-togethers of the season. There's plenty of albums that wind up in the Memorial Day playlist shuffle, one ... More >>
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Before heading out of town for Memorial Day weekend, toast your office buddies and those friends that never leave the city with a few cheap drinks. Here are four places to take into consideration.
New Jersey lights up this weekend
Sun and fun in the cemetery
Summer drinking season is about to start in earnest, and you're likely already motivated to get out and try a new bar or two in your neighborhood. Should you be looking for a way to economize your exploits, you'll want to note the Bklyn Passport, a $20 booklet that gets you two-for-one drinks -- mos ... More >>
If you didn't notice, May is almost half over, and you're a little more than a week away from Memorial Day weekend. Celebrate by toasting at one of these four happy hours.
Your long-awaited three-day weekend is finally here! When you're not booking it out of the city to go perfect your summer tan, check out these poppin' parties that have some hip-hop/dance flavor this weekend. See also: The Ultimate List of Free Summer Concerts in NYC, 2013
Do you like fun things and loud sounds and getting fucked up on Memorial Day Weekend!? Then take a look at the EDM shows happening in NYC THIS WEEKEND and break out the neon.
We remember when it was supposed to be July 2012. Then we heard maybe it'd be March 2013. That didn't happen. Then the Department of Transportation released a map of where the 293 stations would be built. And we heard it would be some time in May. So we were kinda/sorta convinced: New York City's bi ... More >>
Hopefully this rainy week will turn into a stunningly sunny weekend. No one wants a washed out Memorial Day weekend, so we'll keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best as we make our plans. We're mostly half-glass-full types anyway. With that in mind, we'll offer up a few outdoor eats for the c ... More >>
Memorial Day is coming up and the long weekend is a cue for many to leave the city and spend a little time with nature. Though it has been rather wet in New York City, the weather forecast predicts pockets of sunshine on Saturday. So assuming the weather holds up, we've rounded up some great food id ... More >>
Green Table Crawfish Boil On Sunday, Green Table inside the Chelsea Market will be hosting a New Orleans-style crawfish boil at 6:30 pm. According to Zagat, chef Brent Sims will be adding his secret ingredient to the peel-and-eat crustaceans, paired with unlimited beer. The Americano Flamenco Brun ... More >>
Forget Mother's Day; or Memorial Day; or Zuckerberg Weekend (what May 18th-20th should be called from now on); or any other important May event. Tonight is the annual solar eclipse and this one, as many astronomists are predicting, could be a rare spectacle to see. At one point this evening, 80 per ... More >>
Hayden PlanetariumWe hope you are all having an especially lovely Memorial Day weekend. In the midst of whatever you're doing, don't forget that today marks Manhattanhenge, that twice a year event in which the sun sets in perfect alignment along the city's east-west cross streets. This is ver ... More >>
This is what we should all be doing this weekend. Happy Memorial Day! We will be back in full swing on Tuesday. Go enjoy the sunshine. [Cute Overload] [@_rosiegray]
Robert SietsemaMemorial Day weekend = meat-eating weekend The long weekend is soon approaching, and frolicking in the cool Hamptons waters and firing up the grill are surely top of mind. Stuck in the city this weekend? Don't despair -- you can still enjoy the pleasures of backyard barbecue ... More >>
In these harrowing modern times, it's always good to see an animal hug a baby animal, or at least seem to hug a baby animal. Whatever, it's disgustingly cute! Happy almost Memorial Day.
andrewmalone/FlickrLet the games begin.Memorial Day weekend is finally almost upon us, which means that America gets to use patriotism as an excuse to grill vast quantities of animal parts. As this signals the official start of the grilling season, we figured it would be a good time to ask so ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater mapped out the city's cold-brew iced coffee scene. Grub Street listed 50 food treks worth taking this summer, from Alabama to Wisconsin. Serious Eats shared 10 delicious Taste of the Nation desserts. The Feed offered up five worthy alfresco restos. The Daily Mea ... More >>
Memorial Day weekend is upon us! While that usually means barbecuing and rooftop happy hours, we've got a whole list of dance endeavors on the agenda this weekend too. (What better way to work off those tacos, burgers, and margaritas?)
Lauren ShockeyBBQ has some crazy colored tropical drinks and a loaf made out of onion rings, but will it make it into our top 10? Ah, Memorial Day weekend. The start of the vacation season. After months of interminable cold, you can now have summer Fridays, a wardrobe of white, and plenty o ... More >>
As part of our We're So Out Of Here For Three Whole Days pre-Memorial Day weekend coverage, tomorrow we're going to put forth a list of potential summer jams--you know, those sorts of tracks that not only might be blared from bodega radios and passing cars over the summer, they should be. Unf ... More >>
Africa makes room for Cuba
Sixpoint BreweryMemorial Day weekend is 11 long days away, and courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery, there is now another reason to mourn its relative distance.
Yeah, this place was pretty great. Shit. BKLYN Yard, the improbably wonderful banks-of-the-Gowanus-Canal outdoor venue that played host to outstanding summer dance parties -- including the increasingly beloved Sunday Best series, which had started this year's slate just this past weekend with a Mi ... More >>
Chantal MartineauRockaway Tacos returns with big plans.Rockaway Tacos reopened at the corner of 96th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd. this past Memorial Day weekend. The crowds turned out -- some barefoot, others proudly sporting their Rockaway Tacos t-shirts -- clamoring for fish tacos. (And ... More >>
New Yorkers didn't need a backyard to grill this past Memorial Day weekend. There are 36 parks across the city that have areas for barbecuing, and people will even cook on their fire escapes. [NY Times] Flooding, poor construction, and a string of related delays made the long road for two wo ... More >>
The number one most emailed story on the New York Times website thus far this Memorial Day weekend is In Defense of Salt: "The Hard Sell on Salt." Food Network star Alton Brown, the nerdy one for the smart demographic, gets the first word, and gets to the point. "Salt is a pretty amazing comp ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater found out you can get a reservation at Rao's for $5,000 on eBay. Grub Street discovered what "apologetic vegan" Moby would eat on death row: kale and tacos. Midtown Lunch crowned Kwik Gourmet the winner of Meat Palooza 3: the best chicken and lamb over rice in the ... More >>
In yr face. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week the world learned how dangerous a truffle-flavored french fry really can be, we watched in horror as the New York Times Magazine penned a brutal takedown of M.I.A.--who retaliated by going after the journalist who wrote it, of course. Were you pe ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, we present our annual summer guide, featuring all sorts of seasonal picks for music, film, art, dance, theater, food, etc., not to mention Mikael Wood on the club-pop reboot of Kelis, Ben Davis on Lightning Bolt's Brian Chippendale, Jed Lipinski on Pulitzer winne ... More >>
Snackish.comComing soon to Orchard Street.Here's some good news if you a) are going to be around for Memorial Day Weekend and b) like to eat tacos: New York Magazine reports that Rockaway Taco will re-open on May 28. This summer, Andrew Field's taco shack will be joined some new neighbors, ... More >>
The Mets prepare to clobber the Nationals
photos by Robert Schaffer Among the first arrivals to the Floating Lantern Ceremony at Manhattan's Pier 40 yesterday evening were three very polite, well-dressed ladies from the Japanese American Association. Tomoko Hanway acted as their spokesman. She had white swept-back hair, a yellow jacket ove ... More >>
It's Memorial Day weekend, prime time for park picnicking and general lolling around in the sun. The new branch of DUB Pies, which is a block away from Prospect Park, turns out buttery-crusted, savory New Zealand-style pies. They are completely perfect picnic food—hand-held and sufficient unto the ... More >>
African bash takes Brooklyn by storm
Questions about the proposed film regs? Juliana Luecking breaks it down. Fed-up New Yorkers will rally at Union Square at 6:30 pm on Friday to protest against yet another piece of proposed legislation that aims to squeeze even more of the freedom and creativity out of our increasingly sterile yet s ... More >>
The grill-less unite
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