Murray Hill

  • Voice Choices

    August 14, 2013


    Find out who's the 
fairest Miss Lez in NYC

  • Voice Choices

    July 24, 2013


    A birthday party for the femme-friendly zine

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Why I Love to Eat and Drink in Murray Hill ... At Least Occasionally

    If you've lived in New York for longer than about five seconds, you've likely listened to someone (maybe even multiple someones) expounding upon the reasons to stay away from Murray Hill. That person probably offered the argument that the east Manhattan enclave lacks everything but frat boys and is ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012
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    December 12, 2012

    Say Goodbye to Soutine and the Hairy Monk

    The Hairy Monk, the Boston-themed bar in Murray Hill, closed earlier this month. But according to DNAinfo, Boston fans have taken to Honky Tonk and are calling it Monk North.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    I'm Calling Bingo Numbers Tonight!

    And I'm not even in a rest home yet!

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Say Hello To Koi Soho, The Flatiron Room

    Pie Face, Australia's 24-hour pie shop and café opened its second U.S. location in New York's Murray Hill neighborhood on Tuesday. The new kid on the takeout-shop block, which opened its first stateside location in midtown Manhattan in January 2012, is now serving up its popular Australian pies in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Pie Face Opens Second Location, Offers Free, Adorable Australian Meat Pies All Next Week

    [See More Edible News: New York City Health Board Passes Bloomberg's Soda Ban Proposal | Sushi Costs More In New York Than Los Angeles Because, Well, Of Course It Does] These have to be the most adorable minced meat pies ever. Australian-based Pie Face is opening their second U.S. location in Murra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Say Hello To Meli, Glaze Teriyaki Grill

    Meli, a new Greek restaurant, just opened in Murray Hill. Menu highlights include a charcoal-grilled octopus ($18) with roasted peppers, onions and capers, as well as roasted baby beets with feta skordalia ($10) and raki-cured salmon ($16) served with shoestring potatoes. Glaze Teriyaki Grill ope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    "Free Chocha For Everybody!" Crows New Miss LEZ Winner

    And even a gay man could appreciate the wonderful message. This was at last night's Miss LEZ pageant, organized and hosted by Murray Hill, the big-shticked hoofer who puts the "king" back in "fucking" and who "makes meat loaf look like salisbury steak." The annual event--which I judged, as usual-- ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011



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    November 13, 2011

    Free Fleshlights Given Out At Fleshbot Awards

    ​ A Fleshlight looks sort of like a flashlight, except it unscrews to reveal a simulated vagina that you ... well, as Joan Crawford said to Christina, "You figure it out!" And since Fleshlights sponsored the Fleshbot awards for sexy pop culture, held at the Highline Ballroom on Friday night, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Murray Hill Lands A TV Show

    ​ Murray Hill, the hardest-working middle-aged man in showbiz, will finally be as famous in the U.K. as he is in HK! Murray has landed a segment called "That's Showbiz With Murray Hill" on Dirty Digest, the racy, dishy, funtastic show on E4, which premieres there tonight.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Mathieu Palombino, David Malbequi Step In at Prima; Robert Berry Takes Over at Monument Lane

    ​Mathieu Palombino, of Motorino and the forthcoming Bowery Diner, and David Malbequi, of BLT, have lent their talents to Prima Strada, which lost its chefs shortly before opening yesterday. [Eater] Monkey Bar debuted Damon Wise's new lunch menu, featuring dishes like smoked fettuccine with un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Happy Hour at Teqa: 2 for 1 Drinks, Margarita Mondays and Taco Tuesdays

    As part of our effort to keep you happy, we hunt down happy hours. Here's this one... In case you didn't get the flyer...​It goes without saying that any hour at a tequila bar will be happy hour. At Teqa, in Murray Hill, the happy goes even further with two-for-one drinks everyday between 4 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Richard Chamberlain Meets The Dell Dude

    ​ In a movie about the fight to save a small-town rock club! And it also features longtime nocturnal faves like Murray Hill and Linda Simpson (but no, they won't be hauling out their perennial bingo cards).

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Boy Culture Blogs My Book Party!

    Lisa Lampanelli, me, Countess LuAnn​Matthew Rettenmund did a kaleidoscopic Boyculture blog about my book party at Copacabana Monday night. He dove into the event so thoroughly, in fact, he chatted up people I didn't even know were there. Enjoy the linked spread he did, which includes these a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Photos From My Incredible Book Party!

    ​The Copacabana turned it out last night with food, booze, percussionists, and dancing Copa girls for the gala launch of my book, Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back, promoted by Chip Duckett. Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Lisa Lampanelli cohosted and were pure delight, both taking the stage ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 14, 2011


    You're invited to a faux drag queen wedding

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Dishes for the Dog Days of Summer in NYC

    ​This cold salad of boiled octopus from Murray Hill's Momokawa should be just the ticket. Do you remember what you were eating when the mercury hit 104 last Friday? I bet it wasn't a big cone of hot french fries drenched in mayo, or a half-pound burger mantled with cheese and bacon.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Terroir Is Heading Uptown

    Robert Sietsema​Following its southern expansion to Tribeca, Terroir will soon be heading north to the frosty climes of Murray Hill. Terroir co-owner Paul Grieco told Grub Street that he'll be opening a third location of his East Village wine bar on Third Avenue and the low Thirties this Septe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Peep World to Be Replaced by Equally Obscene Gastropub

    ChefMattRock/FlickrScrewed.​Scarcely a week seems to pass that doesn't bring news of some vestige of New York being remade in the image of the upwardly mobile, possibly inebriated, and very vanilla young men and women who want to make the city their own, or at least cover it in vomit.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    There's No Such Thing As A Free Meal

    ​I get invited to a lot of free-food events that I cover for my job--and I'm thrilled about it, mind you--but a lot of times, I end up wishing I'd stayed home and opened a can of tuna. First of all, "lunch at 12" usually means "lunch at 1:15," and even when I try to outsmart them and show up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Teqa to Come in March, with a Ton of Tequila in Tow

    teqanyc.comTeqa to come.​Last October, we first noticed the sign for Teqa, a new taqueria/tequileria in Murray Hill. Now, it looks like the place is gearing up for a March opening, with a Top Chef alum at the helm and 120 tequilas and mezcals in stock.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Murray Hill Is For Douchebags, Arrested Development

    ​Even the New York Times says so! Murray Hill, the New York City neighborhood occupying blocks between 34th Street and 40th Street from Madison to Third Avenue, gets chuckled at in this morning's newspaper as the home of buildings "more challenging than a dorm, though not much more." Known for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    My Cutest Outfit Evah!

    ​ It was a fuzzy lesbian-ish sweater with adorable baby seals on it, which I took clubbing the other night. (Yes, I clubbed baby seals.) It was a perfect choice for Murray Hill's riotously funny Miss Lez Pageant at the Knitting Factory, which I judged along with a bevy of real lesbians.

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    A Lesbian Dissed Me Big-Time

    ​I've been operating a little too much in the gay-male ghetto, so I ventured into the lesbian arena to judge Murray Hill's hilarious Miss Lez pageant the other night at the Knitting Factory, way out in Brooklyn. And I was thrilled to find I wasn't anonymous there. In fact, the second I walke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Chinese Winemakers Go High-End; Anheuser-Busch to Make More Beer with Less Water

    ​After years of producing cheap, bad wine, Chinese winemakers are creating high-end offerings, catering to a an increasingly affluent and sophisticated Chinese consumer. [Wall Street Journal] Christie's has announced it will auction Pablo Picasso's portrait, "The Absinthe Drinker," for betwee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    NBC Births Feast, Its Very Own Food Blog

    ​Following its fancy food truck promotion earlier this month, NBC has launched Feast, a food blog that collects New York-related food news from across the Web. It also features the fiendishly complicated-looking Feast Rank, a constantly updated restaurant scoring system. The blog also brings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Edible Queens and Joe DiStefano Join Forces to Create Queens Food Blog

    llahbocaj/flickrFood in Queens: here, there, everywhere.​Roving reporter, serial masticator, and sometimes Fork in the Road contributor Joe DiStefano knows a thing or two about eating his way through Queens, so we can't think of a more fitting author for World's Fare, the blog he's just launch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Market Watch: Black Garlic at Kalustyan's and What to Do With It

    ​Black garlic. The name is at once romantic and slightly dangerous sounding, and the word "fermented" on the label holds further promise, but first you want to know, "What the hell is black garlic?"

  • Voice Choices

    December 8, 2009
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    November 24, 2009

    Some of Our Favorite Restaurant Names, Part 3

    ​A storefront in Murray Hill, Flushing, Queens, proclaims poultry insanity. Here we go again, offering yet another picture gallery of our favorite names for restaurants, liquor stores, coffee bars, caterers, and other food- and booze-related establishments.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Incredibly Cheap Eats: Bulgogi Sandwich at Sukarak

    ​Salted away in a U-shaped strip mall in the eastern area of Flushing known as Murray Hill, Sukarak is a Korean snack shop and lunch counter that isn't afraid to fuse Korean and American food, with a little Japanese thrown in for good measure...

  • Voice Choices

    October 6, 2009


    Murray Hill expounds upon the 'lez' label

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Pho 32 & Shabu Opens a Second Location on St. Marks; Iron Sushi Opens on East Tenth Street

    ​Murray Hill's Pho 32 & Shabu is about to open a second location on St. Marks. The Vietnamese/Japanese is located between Saint Marks Comics and Je'Bon and looks like it will start serving noodles and hot pots any day now.Two blocks north, Iron Sushi has opened a third location on East Ten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    "Store Front" Exhibition Celebrates Old New York

    Photo by jimandkarlamurray on Flickr "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York," an exhibition by photographers James and Karla Murray, opens today at Clic Gallery on Center Street. The series of photographs of mom-and-pop storefronts, which spans ten years, includes a shot of the now shutter ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 17, 2009


    Yuck it up with Murray Hill

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Video: The Murray Hill Song

    It's a little long but we appreciate the pick-up on that specific, privileged-but-not-entirely -denatured Murray Hill Jewish yunnie dork thing. Think of it as "Seinfeld: The Next Generation." Hopefully it will begin the much-needed process of rotting Andy Samberg's credibility from within.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    Voice Choice: BUST 15th Anniversary with Amy Sedaris

    We love publications that originate from being annoyed at everyone else. And in 1993, Debbie Stoller, Laurie Henzel, and Marcelle Karp were annoyed enough to create BUST, an alternative-feminist mag for young urban women in the know that goes beyond big boobs and big hair. A decade and a half later, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    Lez Get Together, Yeah-Yeah-Yeah!

    Come visit Musto this Saturday with Murray Hill!

  • Voice Choices

    June 17, 2008


    A restaurant tribute, hold the nostalgia

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Schindler's Dis: Liam Neeson Flees Broadway Show

    I'm taking a quick break from my dazzling vacation in Buenos Aires--all right, Murray Hill--to tell you what bit of celebu-cultural excitement I happened to spot last night. At a performance of the Broadway revival of that slithering drama of sexual deception, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, guess who I s ... More >>

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