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There's a ton to see this week, so keep your eyes on the prize. The Affordable Art Fair is underway, and for a couple hours tonight, you can get in for free! Also, Columbia University hosts a special one-day exhibition on Andy Warhol's iconic "15 Minutes" Polaroids. Other weekend highlights include ... More >>
Disclosure statement: They say that all the cells in your body regenerate every seven years, which means that I'm now completely made out of plants. Like a cow, only way better-looking. I quit eating meat because animals are cute. Even the ugly ones are cute when they're babies. Plus, the Ed Gein to ... More >>
We're not particularly interested in the East Coast/West Coast rap-style rivalry between vegetarians and carnivores, mostly because there are few things more personal than individual food choices. We're also not a bunch of culinary evangelists over here (though we will take this opportunity to say t ... More >>
Now that the city has returned to normal -- or at least as normal as New York can be -- we've got a few non-sports related activities for you to consider doing in your free time. Here's what's happening this week.
This wintery weather sure makes us suckers for the holidays (even more so than usual), and this weekend we're not short of holiday events. Get cozy with Neil Gaiman as he reads A Christmas Carol, partake in the annual holiday tradition of Unsilent Night at Washington Square Park, and sing along to t ... More >>
We know how hard it must be to face a Monday after vacation. That's why we're distracting you with a selection of what the city's cooking up for your return.
We know you've had a busy week, but don't lose steam and sleep the weekend away. That would be tragic. We've got your entire weekend all mapped out with exhibitions, shopping, and more importantly, a killer party.
We've combed the depths of the internet to bring you a fall collection of events worth checking out this week. Just make sure to take off that chic fall scarf before diving into a plate.
Monday, March 11 Taste of Greenwich House The 11th annual Taste of Greenwich House, a fundraiser that supports all programming at the social services and arts non-profit, will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Chef Anita Lo of Annisa will be the featured VIP chef and will sign complimentary c ... More >>
Once the water subsides and the sun comes out, everyone wants to get back to normal. But as the days pass post-Sandy, the stories that will trickle out are sure to continue to break our hearts for awhile. And if you're a music fan, the flooding of Norton Records warehouse is Red Hook is the most hea ... More >>
Monday, October 22 Sherryfest. Today starts Sherryfest, a week-long celebration of everything sherry. Union Square's newest wine bar, Corkbuzz, offers the perfect excuse to day drink at a tasting and Q&A on Tuesday afternoon. For the more experienced, try a Spanish sherry and food pairing at the Me ... More >>
At the second annual Tasting Brooklyn, taking place at the Dumbo Loft on April 3, you can try the cooking of over 25 Brooklyn food venders like Little Neck, Arancini Bros, and Fornino Park Slope. Doors open for general admission at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $50. Witness the butchering of a whole p ... More >>
The phrase "divorce expo" sounds like something out of the 1939 film The Women, which depicts women traveling to Reno to extricate themselves from their marital unions. But that is what New York is playing host to this weekend with "Start Over Smart: A Modern Divorce Expo," taking place at the Metro ... More >>
Well, I ate things made by Le Bernardin. And Blue Hill and Landmarc and Tribeca Grill and even Ed's Chowder House. This was at City Harvest's Bid Against Hunger, an annual event at the Metropolitan Pavilion which not only squelched my hunger, it raised money to feed NYC's homeless. You go ... More >>
Akhtar Nawab of La Esquina City Harvest is one of the most beloved nonprofits in NYC. Each day, it collects nearly 77,000 pounds of food from restaurants, markets, and farmers, and uses that to feed more than 300,000 people. Last night it held its big annual fundraiser, "Summer in the City," ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Crab Boil Back Forty Tuesday, June 14th, 7 p.m. Peter Hoffman's East Village spot Back Forty will kick off summer by throwing its first Crab Boil of the season. For ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanDuring a question and answer session at Internet Week New York this morning, Senator Chuck Schumer quipped that he was of "the older generation." And even as Schumer looked forward in his keynote speech, which kicked off IWNY at its headquarters in the Metropolitan Pavilion, h ... More >>
This is going to be a nice item, so just bite your tongue and endure it for a few seconds. Last night, I went to an event at the Metropolitan Pavilion called "Bid Against Hunger," which charged people to eat exquisite offerings like chicken-liver mousse and white fig gelato, and also to bid ... More >>
It's almost Internet Week! And for those of you who found this post by misspelling "weak" in a search on "the Google," it means that for one week, June 7-14, the tech-media circlejerk will tear themselves away from backlit screens to take over this city. But don't worry!
One of William Dean's delectables.Bowls of cacao beans, vats of liquid chocolate, and stacks of truffles invaded the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea this past weekend as the Chocolate Show touched down in New York. French event planners Sylvie Douce and Francoise Jeantet have taken their tra ... More >>
Costco will start accepting food stamps nationally after it started to accept them in New York earlier this year. The program should be operational in half the company's 407 warehouse-style stores by Thanksgiving, according to company officials. [NY Times] Small corner grocery stores in Newa ... More >>
When most people think of Spanish wine, Rioja comes to mind. But don't write off Ribera del Duero, which is producing earthy wines with great minerality at very reasonable prices. The main grape in Ribera de Duero is Tempranillo, just as in Rioja. Except that, in Ribera, they call it Tinto Fi ... More >>
From the photos, it looks a like a line outside a club in the Meatpacking District at 2 a.m., but it's broad daylight and the young women in fancy dress are outside the Metropolitan Pavilion to audition for extra work in the Sex and the City film sequel. SAG members did their thing this morn ... More >>
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