When we recently shared our 10 Best Dive Bars, including classics like Sophie's and the Times Square hole Jimmy's Corner, we also asked readers to nominate their own choices, via hashtag #vvdivebars and comments. Dive bars are personal -- every neighborhood has a great one, and every New Yorker has ... More >>
When archivist Mark Milano heard Anne Hathaway and her cohorts say in an interview that the upcoming Les Miserables film was the first time actors sang live while filming, he dug into his vaults to prove them wrong. Really wrong. The below compilation clip is an enchanting reminder of all the star ... More >>
A waffle cone costs you no more than a regular cone at Eataly's Gelateria. The creamy imported-from-Italy treat called gelato has taken the city by ice storm over the last decade, and even old-guard Italian ice palaces have started selling it. This cousin of ice cream (which sports a lower fat con ... More >>
...It was a little lady by the name of Martha Mears, who supplied the vocals for at least 50 actresses, as witnessed by this amazing new YouTube clip compiled by Mark Milano, debuting right here on La Daily Musto. Martha did the singing for stars like Claudette Colbert, Loretta Young, Hedy Lamarr, ... More >>
From her first entrance (in The Big Revue) to her final scene (in I Could Go On Singing).
Antonia TricaricoMass hysteria took over the music web-o-sphere when Pitchfork blew its wad on the "breaking news" that Ian MacKaye revealed Fugazi might emerge from their self-imposed exile and "reunite one day." That's not to imply the members of D.C.'s most storied art-punk crew have been ... More >>
D. B. Blas/ FlickrIt's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and pl ... More >>
The name says it all.Columbia Waterfront is home to a new venue for beer and, eventually, live music. MikNic Lounge, as the name suggests, is the brainchild of Miki Mosman, the manager at Barramundi, and Nicki Humphrey, a veteran bartender at Milano's Bar. The two soft opened the bar in Decem ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.< The Sharpshooter #3: Blood Bath Author: Bruno Rossi Date: 1973 Publisher: Leisure ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Laur ... More >>
Richard BoccatoRichard Boccato has been a busy man this past year. He and partner Giuseppe Gonzalez opened the tiki bar Painkiller on the Lower East Side, he continues to run - and reinvent - Dutch Kills in Long Island City, and he's gearing up to launch the Tribeca outpost of the popular Wea ... More >>
A guy walks into a bar... Manhattan has no shortage of watering holes. And so, the task of selecting its best and brightest (more often than not, rather dim) was no easy one. Is the perfect bar just a place that makes a great drink? Or where the staff is particularly welcoming? Or that just ... More >>
20 Happy Hours for every legal drinking hour in town!
Christmas lights and bleary vision were on tap at Milano's last night.The kind of place where everyone knows your name has become a rare thing in New York. But, at Milano's on Houston, the bartender greets you by name as you enter and the regulars are all old mates. Last night, they came out ... More >>
.Mitch/flickr If you're a bartender or bar owner on the Lower East Side, you might have run into Dr. Richard Ocejo at some point or another, either bellied up to the bar by himself or skulking around some community board meeting, furiously scribbling down what is being said. The 28-year-old ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
"IT occurred to us upon seeing that Playboy.com's list of Top 10 dive bars included just one in NYC," huffs the New York Post, "maybe people don't know what exactly a dive bar is." Actually Playboy's list, which includes Chicago's Matchbox and Nashville's Tootsie's, has at least geographical ambitio ... More >>
The Denton brothers do it again in Murray Hill
Immigrant families try to wade through the school system bureaucracy
Rescuing Protest Before Bush '04
European Folktale at ABT; Postmodern Moves in Prague and Bratislava