The dog days of summer are here. And admit it: you can't stand the thought of another outdoor concert, where you pretend to enjoy three art school dropouts indulge their irony-free love of noodling. Change it up, save your money, and go see some comedy in some of New York's finest air-conditioned ve ... More >>
Someone dies a diabetes-related death every 90 minutes in New York City, according to a disturbing new report out from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. That's 11 percent of citywide deaths in 2011, or nearly double the proportion it was in 1990, when 6 percent of citywide deaths had diab ... More >>
A concept swap from the Torrisi team, a XXXL burger, and a short-lived market season all make today's round-up of neigbhorhood news.
The Village Voice and Fork in the Road are proud to announce the third round of restaurants, bakeries, and gastro-bars selected to participate in the sixth annual tasting festival. It takes place Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the 69th Regiment Armory on lower Lexington Avenu ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Talk about an extremely cheap eat. Millesime, a Murray Hill restaurant inside the Carlton Hotel on Madison Avenue will be offering an insanely priced three-course prix fixe menu during lunch and dinner service today. And when we say insanely priced we mean insanely cheap. The price tag: $1.25 per p ... More >>
Murray Hill wins the Oscar for Best Host
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo playerRemember Jessica Sporty? She is the enterprising Murray Hill twentysomething written about in November by Business Insider, which first published her name, after which it was picked up by various media outlets (us included); then changed it to ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. A second location of cheesesteak purveyor Shorty's has opened in Murray Hill. It also features an extensive beer selection. [Zagat Buzz] Smith Street has yet another n ... More >>
Junk food is now being blamed for low sperm counts in young adult males. [Business Insider] If you thought the tainted cantaloupe death toll had peaked, you were wrong. A second New York death brings the total up to 25. [Wall Street Journal] Some Yelp reviewers -- Yelpers -- are so influen ... More >>
An upstate New York small business owner is trying to break into the breakfast market with his product, Muesli Fusion, now available in health-food stores in four states. [NPR] With its third location in Murray Hill, the Terroir wine bar mini-empire is announcing its plans for domination, wh ... More >>
My "vacation" is over, so I can finally tell you some of the fun stuff that went on that night, in case you haven't read the massive press I've been ramming down your throat. Lisa Lampanelli welcomed Countess LuAnn and said "Tonight, I'm the Cuntess!" Lampanelli said to LuAnn that she loved ... More >>
That's what funny lady Judy Gold says in her new show, My Life As a Sitcom, and I have to echo it with pride!
Chantal MartineauBareBurger breaks into Brooklyn.BareBurger, the organic, grass-fed burger chainlet is continuing its rapid expansion across the city. The original location opened in Astoria back in 2009 and has since kept a steady growth rate. There are now branches in the West Village and M ... More >>
A tour of Fire Island, the Hamptons, the anti-Hamptons. All nice. Now it's back to Murray Hill.
HowAboutWe, the online dating site based on what you want to do -- how about we wake up early and blog together? -- has pulled together information from the more than 100,000 dates posted on its site to determine the neighborhoods New Yorkers most frequently pick as date spots (at least, acco ... More >>
Crain'sFlying into New York next week.Just when you thought artisanal grilled cheese trucks were going to supplant Korean taco trucks as the gourmet mobile food vendor of the moment, into the picture flies The Flying Dutchmen, specializing in fancypants French fries.
Shopping is even more fun when it's dirt-cheap, and when you're sure no one you know will be there to catch you hunting for bargains. Here are the five best department chains that appeal to my budgetary needs and kitsch taste.
Wired has a new in-depth feature on New York City sex workers, wherein a writer studying the profession in the city since 1999 argues that "hustling and streetwalking" have been transformed into a "luxury brand." Because it's Wired, the reason for the shift is obviously technology, most notab ... More >>
You know the story: coddled (post-)college kid comes to the big city, buckles under pressure, cue tears. Today's tale is from a "twenty-something former film student, frequent subway-crier and headboard enthusiast," who called a late-night locksmith when she couldn't get into her apartment. W ... More >>
Paul Quitoriano Whenever we tell people what we do for a living we always get the same thing: "You must know what's going on in the city all the time," and "You must get invited to the best events." Well, yes and yes. But recommending events every freaking day of the year to you eccentric New ... More >>
Go ahead and zone out. Pic by Puja.Tame Impala Bowery Ballroom Thursday, November 18 Better Than: Buying weed. "There's a party in my head, and no one's invited," sings Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker, early into last night's sold-out show. It's a line that resonates for these psychedelic ... More >>
DJ Kentaro and his admirers. Pics by Puja, more below.The best thing about living in this city is that there's always something to do. If anything, we're constantly torn between options: Should we go to the dance party, the concert, the cocktail hour, or the laid-back DJ night? It's a ... More >>
Via Racked.Dear Universe, Thank you for the kind news that Racked reported just now: that this morning on American Idol spokescreature Ryan Seacrest's radio show, Whitney Port of The City confirmed that the show is basically over. In case you didn't know it, The City was a bad fake reality s ... More >>
Byblos restaurant and the Frontier Coffee Shop were gutted by a five-alarm fire that started at 12:30 a.m., NY1 reports.
A cab driver picked up a 21-year-old fare yesterday in Murray Hill on 24th and Second around 6 p.m. The fare -- "visibly drunk" -- gets in the cab, and reportedly asks the driver: "Are you a Muslim?" The driver answers that he is. And what happens next? The fare, as we've now heard, stabs the ... More >>
Richard Chamberlain contemplates the challenge of gentrification. Yes, the star of Dr. Kildare and Shogun has joined the cast of the feature length gentrification comedy We Are The Hartmans, alongside drag king Murray Hill and drag queen Linda Simpson--not to mention Dell dude Ben Curtis--and ... More >>
The laid-back vibe early in the evening, and charming West Village location of Malatesta, may be perfect for mom. One of my favorite parts of my job is helping friends and acquaintances with restaurant recommendations, and I work on several per week, time permitting. If I were an idiot savan ... More >>
So young and impressionable.We've all been new to New York City at one point or another. And whether you experienced your baptism by fire recently or decades ago, you know how it feels to naively choose the "perfect" first apartment only to realize that Murray Hill is actually not where the c ... More >>
Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe and Toasted Almonds, from I TrulliThe latest happy-hour craze is aperitivo: a civilized couple of hours at the end of the workday during which you can sip a glass of wine and nibble a snack. At I Trulli, in Murray Hill, guests are served a small platter of cured m ... More >>
Freeze your mouth off this Sunday.It's probably not what you're craving in this weather, but New Yorkers have a new place to get their Italian ice fix. The city is getting its first Rita's this Valentine's Day, located on the Upper West Side (2486 Broadway). The store is owned by franchisees ... More >>
On the latest episode of the Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, which aired originally on Jan. 29 and again last night, Iron Chef Michael Symon had nothing but love for Resto in Murray Hill and its Large Format Feasts, for which Chef Bobby Hellen prepares a whole animal, using ... More >>
Scripps Networks has plans to launch a cooking-focused TV channel next year, called the Cooking Channel, that will replace Fine Living. The company has a growing appetite for food programming following a joint venture to bring the Food Network to Europe. [Wall Street Journal] New Jersey can ... More >>
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