Murray Hill

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Breaking: At Long Last, Sarge's Deli Rises From the Ashes

    Sarge's Deli (548 Third Avenue, 212-679-0442), the beloved 24-hour Jewish deli/diner hybrid in Murray Hill, is finally reopening its doors at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, March 6, nearly a year and a half after a fire tore through the space in November of 2012.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Whitman & Bloom Opens Tonight

    Via ventures like Banc Cafe and Cask Bar and Kitchen, Ronan Conlon, Mark Fox, and Andrew Breslin learned the fabric of Murray Hill, and they noticed neighbors were looking for something beyond the taverns that have become so thoroughly ingrained here. "There's a proliferation of sports bars in Murra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Fast Casual Indian Joint Paradise Biryani Pointe Expands Into Manhattan

    Should you find yourself in Murray Hill craving Indian food, there's not exactly a shortage of spots to sate your desire--the neighborhood didn't earn the nickname "Curry Hill" for nothing. But that didn't stop Paradise Biryani Pointe, the nation's largest chain of Indian restaurants, from planting ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 24, 2013


    A new mixer for the downtown set

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    BrisketTown Is Serving Lunch and The General's Got Doughnuts

    ISA in Williamsburg is now open for lunch from noon to 4 p.m. The Mediterranean restaurant has turned some of their dinner entree options into smaller dishes divided into snacks, pizzas, soups, and salads. Some items, like the Tuscan kale Caesar salad garnished with sourdough croutons, are available ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 20, 2013


    You! Walk the red carpet to this fabulous oscar Party

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Smokey Burger Serving Elk Patties in Midtown; Suzume Ramen in Williamsburg

    Burgers aren't just patties on a bun at newly opened Smokey Burger Organic in Midtown West. The new lunch spot offers burgers of the elk, crab, bison, lamb, salmon, and even ostrich variety, not to mention the boring beef, chicken, and turkey options. The menu claims all the ingredients are ammonia- ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 23, 2013


    Celebrate New York City’s favorite borough

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Swine: The 5 Best Things To Eat There

    Looking like it was wrested from the English countryside, this West Village Tudor house is now home to Swine. A few months ago, the old Rubyfruit space was transformed into Swine. A pork-centric place? Well, not really. The menu is mainly based on small dishes, charcuterie, and bar snacks, but the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    New Shuffleboard Club Opening In Brooklyn!

    And I found out about it while playing Bingo! I joined Murray Hill and Linda Simpson in calling Bingo numbers last night at the Hotel Chantelle to help raise money for the Ali Forney Center. (Their drop-in center was devastated by the hurricane, so granny's board game came to the rescue, all hepped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Judy! Night of 1000 Judys' Final Cast List

    The late Judy Garland would have turned 90 yesterday, so Liza Minnelli sent out a message: "Today is a day for celebration. We celebrate the privilege of having had Mama touch all of our lives. She left us with so many feelings we never would have discovered about our self until she exquisitely tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Brooklyn on Film

    ​This week in the Voice, out today: James Hughes talks to director Walter Hill, whose early work, The Warriors, kicks off the Brooklyn Close-Up series at BAM on Halloween, followed by a screening of "his most underappreciated and airtight film," The Driver, starring Ryan O'Neal, at MOMA on Nov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Isa; Goodbye to Moonshine Bar

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Moonshine Bar, in Red Hook, has announced it's closing on its Facebook page. The bar was known to have one of the only working cigarett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Murray Hill and Linda Simpson In New Shows!

    Photo: David Shankbone​Downtown favorites Murray Hill and Linda Simpson have teamed for many a zany Bingo night and other madcap debaucheries. But last week, they made us buy double the tickets by veering off into separate projects that combatted New York's gentrification with aggressive gen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Neo-Burlesque Can't Be Killed!

    Photo by Lynette Astaire for Bust magazine​It's just too irresistible, with its blend of genders and genitals, saucy humor and body parts. Straights get off on the risque entertainment, and gays like it too--in fact, it's the only time they've been known to applaud stripping females. And so, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    My Cameo In Music Video Spawns Some Press

    ​Paper magazine astutely noticed me and Murray Hill in a video for the Brooklyn band TV On The Radio (one in a cycle of 10 videos they've put together all at once) and promptly did an in-depth interview with me and filmmaker Amy Davis about it.

  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2011


    An Academy Awards party you'll actually want to go to

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2011

    Is Gramercy Really the Best NYC Neighborhood for Singles?

    ​The Daily News has its finger on the pulse of what's hot in En-Why-See these days. It has anointed the Gramercy/Flatiron neighborhood as the best spot in the city for singles to live. Could this really be the case, especially with Gramercy's proximity to glorified frathouse Murray Hill? The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    New York's "Hottest Subway Routes" Identified

    photo by Angela Pham, Refinery 29​Trendy fashiony site Refinery 29 has uncovered New York City's "Hottest Subway Routes" and is offering eye candy in the form of "36 Saucy Snaps" of attractive peoples discovered riding, waiting for, or frolicking about the trains. As a matter of public service ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Revd Up Pi to Deliver More Healthy Pizza, Starting Tomorrow

    Start your engines.​Just when you thought the city had reached its quota of healthy pizza joints, the awkwardly named Revd Up Pi announces its debut tomorrow at 451 Third Avenue in Murray Hill. The angle here is eco-friendliness, with a storefront façade made of recycled Heineken bottles and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Lallisse Mediterranean Wine Bar Opens This Friday in Murray Hill

    jessicamelling/flickrLallisse arrives.​A couple weeks ago, we told you about the new Mediterranean wine bar, Lallisse, coming soon to Murray Hill. Now, we hear that the grand opening of Lallisse is slated for this Friday, October 8. Evan Spingarn, the consulting sommelier who selected the sust ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 15, 2010
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    August 4, 2010

    Plein Sud Plain Sucks

    A Top Chef contestant bombs in his own restaurant

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Gazala, Goodbye to Bon Vivant

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Bon Vivant, a Greek diner on Broadway near 12th Street, appears to be closed. The gate is down and the phone is going unanswered. [EV Grieve]​ Gazala Halabi of Gazala Place is opening he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Sex and The City 2 Spoiler: Carrie's Jihad on Islam?

    ​For years, HBO's Sex and the City made New York City an excitable frontier of moneyed men, inexplicably well-off women (despite shitty writing jobs that realistically pay nothing), and a world where everyone is someone else's plus-one. And that frontier was then seized upon by basically every ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 27, 2010

    Talent Thai's Kitsch Kitchen

    No pig's blood, but plenty of flavors on 34th Street

  • Voice Choices

    April 20, 2010


    Tranny chasers, this one's for you

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Eating With Michael Musto: Eggs at Virage, Steak at the Knickerbocker, and Why He Won't Be Getting on a Train to Eat in Brooklyn Anytime Soon

    ​ Michael Musto has been the Voice's resident chronicler of New York's famous and profane since 1984, when he started penning his weekly La Dolce Musto column. He's also a sometime actor and TV commentator, year-round bicyclist, and the author of three books, including the forthcoming Fork on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Battle of the Dishes: Latkes From Second Avenue Deli and Sarge's

    The latkes at the Second Avenue Deli​On this, the sixth day of Hanukkah, we're nearly at the end of what is widely regarded as the latke high season. Really, though, any day when the thermometer registers below 45 degrees can be regarded as an excuse to devour hot, greasy carbohydrates, and ev ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 17, 2009


    Linda Simpson can't get enough of Bingo

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Green Cocktails & Greek Lamb

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Organic, Shaken & Stirred: Step Up to the Green Bar! (free) Counter November 10 You've greened your kitchen; now it's time to green your bar. Join Paul Abercrombie, author of Organi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Tipsy Parson; Goodbye to Xunta

    Tipsy Parson, the new venture by the owners of Little Giant, has finally opened in Chelsea. Expect oyster service in the parlor and a charcuterie bar stocking all-Southern cheeses. [Daily Candy] The West Village gastropub Highlands has arrived with its menu of single malts and bar snacks only. Hagg ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 19, 2008


    Rockin' out for a girl cause

  • Dining

    October 22, 2008

    Bar Milano's Wild Culinary Ride

    The Denton brothers do it again in Murray Hill

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    Voice Choice: Those Were the Days: Au Revoir, Restaurant Florent

    “Florent’s cheeseburgers are hands-down responsible for my spare tire, and I’m thankful for that . . . so is the society of chubby chasers!” says Murray Hill, one of the comedians performing at Those Were the Days: Au Revoir, Restaurant Florent. Hill will be joined by the Lady Bunny, Flotill ... More >>

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    October 25, 2007
  • Dining

    August 28, 2007

    Are We There Yeti?

    Very strange combination of cuisines flourishes in Sunnyside

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    August 24, 2007
  • NYC Life

    December 27, 2005

    New Again

    Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani, and members of Caribou, Underworld and Grandaddy make promises.

  • NYC Life

    May 3, 2005


    CBGB's landmark fight; East Village freaks, live and on film

  • News

    November 16, 2004

    Naughty & Nice

    Freaky fun that will have you feeling festive

  • NYC Life

    October 19, 2004
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    September 7, 2004

    Lost and Found

    Fashion week diversions with Derrick May, Nick Zinner, and the Donnas

  • NYC Life

    August 17, 2004
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    May 4, 2004
  • Music

    December 9, 2003
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    December 24, 2002
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    June 25, 2002
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    May 14, 2002
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    July 11, 2000
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