For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
Morgan's, a new Texas-style barbecue restaurant, is just a few weeks away from opening at 267 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, and it sounds like it'll turn out some pretty serious 'cue--the spot has enlisted John Avila, who did time at legendary Franklin's in Austin, to man the pit.
Koch, the new documentary about the life of the eponymous former New York City mayor, opened at the Angelika and Lincoln Plaza cinemas on Friday. Up until then, the movie's prospects for a box office bonanza might have been slim. How many people would want to drop $13 on watching 90 minutes about a ... More >>
The lures and snare of following Rock Gods
The indefatigable Norman Oder -- at least, we've never seen him defatigued -- reported yesterday on his Atlantic Yards Report that Brooklyn's new Nets arena is about to get a "honking big" Barclays logo on its roof. This is normal and expected for roofed sports facilities these days (check out the l ... More >>
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy We like the idea of Touré, but as a person and concept, he's got two sides. There's the Good Touré, who writes beautifully, gave us a nice shout out once, and frolics around the Brooklyn neighborhood we both live in with ... More >>
The loud critics of the New York Police Department's practice of spying on Muslims are speaking out because it's good publicity. That's what Mayor Mike Bloomberg said this morning on his weekly radio show with John Gambling. "You know, it's a made-for-television thing. It gets you publicity. If ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianis under way, and you get to help choose who makes it to Round Two. Today we pit Garfunkel's better half Paul Simon ... More >>
No surprise here: Spying on Islamic communities might make Muslims mistrust police, creating difficulties in gathering intel, the FBI's top cop in New Jersey says. Religion News Service (via Washington Post) reports that Muslims are now wary of law enforcement after reports revealed that the NYPD ... More >>
As we noted last night, singer Whitney Houston died yesterday at the age of 48. She was found dead of unknown causes in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told the Associated Press that "there were no obvious signs of any criminal intent." The death of t ... More >>
It wasn't too long ago we brought you the latest report on how New York's airports suck. Well, today we have some more good news from the New York Times . The paper reports that the airspace that includes JFK, LaGuardia and Newark (as well as Jersey's Teterboro Airport and Philadelphia Intern ... More >>
A few weeks ago, we posted on comedian Mark Malkoff and his attempt to give out free cab rides to New Yorkers. Malkoff ended up driving around in that cab for 14 hours, and he filmed the entire day. "You can imagine how long of a shower I needed," he said. In addition to regular old cab rides (one ... More >>
On his way from the Detroit Metro Airport (home of legendary swearer Eminem) to Newark, New Jersey (no goddamn introduction necessary), Robert Sayegh was kicked off a flight like a middle-schooler gets asked to leave the classroom. "What's taking so fucking long to close the overhead compartm ... More >>
Varla Jean Merman is a lucky guy -- I mean Varla Jean Merman is starring in Lucky Guy. It's an old-style camp musical with Varla and Leslie Jordan (above), dealing with people who put the trash back in Nashville dreams. Varla, by the way, is the drag character of Jeffrey Roberson, who kin ... More >>
A woman fights deportation Norma Cordon, 35, emigrated from Morales Izabal, Guatemala, in 1997, crossing the border with two small children in tow and, after paying thousands of dollars and facing numerous difficulties, she finally arrived in Newark, where she's lived for 10 years, El Dia ... More >>
We have a rather serious adorable animals in trouble for you today. Did you hear about the 1-year-old pit bull, now named Patrick, who was cruelly thrown 19 stories down an apartment trash chute in Newark and left for dead? He was rescued by Humane Society workers the day before St. Patrick's ... More >>
via APFollowing a shift by Hillary Clinton, President Obama spoke from the White House yesterday to take somewhat of a harder line on U.S. intervention in Libya: "If Colonel Qaddafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. The resolution will be e ... More >>
This year our own New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg gave away $279.2 million in charitable donations to 970 nonprofit groups, more than two-thirds of which were in New York. This beats the $254 million he donated last year. (Each year he gives away a bit more.) In doing so, Bloomberg moves f ... More >>
Everyone's mad at Mayor Bloomberg, who has the AUDACITY to have a snow-plowed street, in front of New Yorkers and God and the rest of us. Meanwhile, commuters have to walk in traffic, or hurdle the piles left at the edges of sidewalks like mountain goats, or, at the very least, like active pe ... More >>
After the "Race to the Top" results caused so much buzz this summer and the release of Waiting for Superman seems to have parents fuming this fall, NBC news has been the latest outlet to get on the education bandwagon, with its sprawling "Education Nation" mutli-platform line-up. NBC has already ... More >>
For the first time in at least 30 years, the port of New York and New Jersey was shut down today by a wildcat strike. Several hundred workers have walked off the job in a sympathy strike after pickets from a Philadelphia longshoremen's union local showed up at work sites throughout the metro ... More >>
We woke up this morning and saw the first item on eTrueSports' "Sports Shorts" and thought it was real before we realized we were being spoofed again by sports prankster supreme Frank Coffey: "This is like a belt in the Borscht," said Knicks colorful owner James Dolan in his first comments ... More >>
The metro area's soccer team named after an energy drink (the franchise is Red Bull New York, the team is the New York Red Bulls — if you think this is confusing, don't even try to wrap your brain around the two competing Manchester Uniteds) held their first official league game at thei ... More >>
--One King to another: New York congressman Peter King released a YouTube video in which he calls Michael Jackson a "pervert" and a "low life." Released on the Fourth of July, King begins by praising "cops, firefighters and teachers," but quickly moves to his less-than-remorseful point: "Let's kn ... More >>
Major-label hip-hop records in burying-best-track shocker!
Wet hot American bummer: Chris Adrian's post-flood Magic Mountain
Trash plan relieves our neighborhoods, but west of the Hudson, it's just more of the same old garbage from New York City
For the first time, non-union immigrants are building Manhattan's high-rise towers
Lusting after neighboring Pennsylvania, he gives the freedom speech
Cops and teachers cry poverty, but it's minority day care workers who feel the pinch
The 9-11 Commission will face towering questions in visit to the city
What Would it Cost the City to Host the Olympics in 2012?
Louisiana Court Slaps Religion-Based No-Sex Programs
Sarah Vaughan and Tony Bennett Fight for the Right
Air Controllers Recount a Hijack
Why Louis Farrakhan is Desperate to Meet Joe Lieberman
Were the Deaths in Custody of Two Suspected Drug Users Accidental or Police Brutality?
A Kenyan Refugee Recalls Nearly Three Years in INS Detention