Valentine's Day is upon us, and perhaps you and/or the love of your life (or love of your week) are considering taking in one of the many concerts happening in and around the city on Feb. 14. Let us help you figure out which gigs offer the best chance for romance. See also: Valentine's Day Special: ... More >>
With Corey Booker all set up in his new digs down on Capitol Hill, the rodeo hogtie that is the Newark mayoral race to replace him has officially begun. The first thing on State Attorney General and candidate Shavar Jeffries' docket: smear Booker's administration with the results of an audit of Newa ... More >>
There was a three-tier cake, white roses, and champagne on hand Monday morning at Newark City Hall, where Mayor Cory Booker married some of the state's first same-sex couples shortly after the stroke of midnight. A state court officially recognized the right for same-sex couples to marry in Septembe ... More >>
In this week's cover story, about W. Kamau Bell and his hilarious progressive talk show's leap to a four-nights-a-week broadcast schedule, we found excuses to throw in lots of videos of Totally Biased highlights-- but not as many as we wanted. Read More: W. Kamau Bell's Outrageously Funny 'Totally ... More >>
During Cory Booker's first year as Newark's mayor, in 2006, there were 107 murders in his city. By 2009, that number was down to 68. That 36 percent drop in homicides helped establish the reputation that has propelled Booker to national prominence. In 2010, however, 167 Newark police officers were ... More >>
Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker released a YouTube video this morning outlining his own political aspirations for the future. Booker, a nationally-known, high-profile figure, is seen as one of the rising stars of the Democrat party, and many expected him to challenge Republican incumbent Chris Christie ... More >>
Although Mayor Corey Booker is on a mission to re-invent Newark, the crime rate in the New Jersey city is still a statistic he cannot rub: the amount of violent crime rates is way above the national median for urban centers and, according to neighborhoodscout.com, one in 94 Newark residents are the ... More >>
DJ Sliink hits Electric Warehouse
Taylor Swift wraps the ‘Speak Now’ tour
At Newark airport, your flight will rarely be on time. At JFK, your stuff might get stolen: according to the Post, larcenies at Kennedy Airport are up 30 percent from the first half of 2010 (the most commonly stolen items are laptops and iPads). Looks like we're all booking out of LaGuardia ... More >>
We just hit a record 102 degrees in Central Park, which is wayyyy better than the measly 101 degrees we achieved on July 22 of 1957, you guys. Everyone, pat yourself on the sweaty back! It's thanks to all of us that this could even be possible. Also! With humidity, the heat is 116 degrees, re ... More >>
The Dalai Lama makes his way to Jersey
The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests. [BusinessWeek] Modernist Cuisine for TV? Syfy is debuting Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, a new show starring molecularly inclined Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron. [Wired] A ... More >>
Is this how the power outage at Newark got started? Certainly not, but in any case, it's pretty excellent. Manhattan 4.33pm from Lizzie Oxby on Vimeo.[via Laughing Squid]
What can't this guy do? Seriously. After announcing on Tuesday his new plan to lose 57 pounds by April, Newark Mayor-of-the-People Cory Booker is already being deluged with Twitter followers supporting and joining him in his efforts. Folks are kickboxing, spending practically an entire hour o ... More >>
We're hearing reports of suspicious packages on UPS planes that have landed at Newark and Philadelphia Airports, as well as a suspected explosive device on a UPS truck in Long Island City, Queens, which the bomb squad is investigating.
Sorry, New York. Those full body scanners promised "for September" at Newark, JFK, and LaGuardia airports back in August are still not available. Turns out the installation of -- like the public's reaction to -- the machinery is a bit "complex."
If you can find a good high view, New York harbor is a pretty interesting sight right now. Thanks to the wildcat sympathy strike that began yesterday, there are a dozen loaded barges and at least ten freighters sitting idle between Staten Island and the Statue of Liberty. Over on the Bayonne ... More >>
A Delta Airlines pilot about to fly from Amsterdam to Newark today was removed from the plane after getting a .023 percent on his blood alcohol level test, which is just over the legal limit in the Netherlands. In the U.S., where the pilot is from (Woodbury, New Jersey, to be exact), drunk dr ... More >>
A rendering of the new lanes.• Starting in October, New York City buses will get express lanes on 1st and 2nd Avenues. The Department of Transportation and the MTA hope this will improve bus travel times by 20 percent. New bike lanes will also be added to part of the route. • Two New Jer ... More >>
The Newark dog at St. Anselm is really a pair of dogs jammed in "pizza bread." St. Anselm, the younger sibling of across-the-street Fette Sau and next-door Spuyten Duyvil, has been having a soft opening lately, prior to getting its liquor license.
Proving the old line that the best way to find real news in the Times is to read the stories end-to-beginning, the Paper of Record offers up a classic buried lede in its article today about the upcoming renovations to Madison Square Garden. Round about the sixth paragraph, sportswriter Richar ... More >>
Poor Cory Booker. You've gotta feel bad for the guy.
Last night, Newark mayor Cory Booker made a pretty exciting announcement over Twitter! And if you visited Newark last month, you were inevitably part of this big, awesome news. You're a winner!
Photo via NJ.com/The Star-LedgerWe're gonna go out on a limb and say that it's the dude's hand that does it, the right one, in this billboard recently thrown up by T.I.'s Akoo clothing line--something about lovingly clutching a girl's head to your unbuckled crotch just screams fellatio, or do ... More >>
"American Idols Live!" Prudential Center in Newark Saturday, August 8 The Top 10 American Idol contestants of Season 8 came to Newark, New Jersey on Saturday night. That meant lots of "Whattup New-ARK!"s and "I've always dreamed of performing in Jersey" announcements from the oh-so-sincere singer ... More >>
This week, Counter Culture swims into Sol-Mar, a Lisbon-style marisquiera (seafood specialist) in the hardscrabble east side of Newark's Ironbound. The food proves spectacular, and cheap as hell compared to Manhattan seafood spots. And there's bunny on the menu, too... dive into the next page for so ... More >>
Some sectors of the food industry have resorted to hiring state employees to do inspections in an effort to fill in gaps where current regulation has failed. But safety advocates warn that conflicts of interest could arise. [NY Times] PETA is calling for the mayor of Newark to ban new fast-food joi ... More >>
Eyewitness footage A commuter plane from Newark, Continental Connection Flight 3407, smashed into a house near Buffalo at 10:20 last night. Everybody on the plane, and one resident of the house, was killed. Two people from the house escaped with minor injuries. Reuters: "Doomed plane suddenly lost ... More >>
A Newark funeral director has lost his license after being caught in a scheme to harvest the body parts of his clients and sell them to organ tissue banks. Stephen K. Finley, who owns Berardinelli Forest Hill Memorial Home, Cremation at a Low Cost, and Funeraria Santa Cruz, all located in Newark, ha ... More >>
Ribs, chicken, and cops in Newark's Ironbound
Projected view of the Atlantic Yards project from Dean Street and Sixth Avenue courtesy of Pbase.com. More than half a year after announcing the position, the Empire State Development Corporation has hired an ombudsman for the controversial Atlantic Yards project. The ESDC tapped Forrest R. Tayl ... More >>
A summer's day in Newark, where famous MCs roam but unknown MCs make better drama
Why you should go to Newark to gorge yourself on barbecued beef
Coal, chemicals, and campaigning: They're dirty jobs, but someone has to document them
Can a sacred music festival lure us away from violence and toward reason?
Rump-cut meat rocks hardest at Brazilian barbecue joint
Poet-Activist Ras Baraka Runs for Newark City Council
Minor-League Ball Flourishes in the Shadow of the Mets and Yanks
The Nets may be set to pave over a Newark community. Will the Yankees do the same in the Bronx?