As spring continued dragging her feet last week, New Yorkers traipsed through snow flurries to drink wine. Nothing new there, except that the second annual NY Drinks NY was in town, offering imbibers a taste of local wines. I focused my efforts on the Finger Lakes and Niagara Escarpment, two regions ... More >>
St. Jerome's, the Rivington Street dive owned by Luc Carl, has closed as we know it. Carl sold the bar and the lease will switch over after November 1. Bowery Boogie reports that the new owners are veterans of the East Village nightlife scene: Joshua Yerington and Matt Romano of Black and White and ... More >>
Black Market, a gastropub in the East Village, is taking brunch up a notch with their debut of Sexy Brunch.
It's on Saturday and Sundays from 10:30 am to 4 pm and starting at noon, DJ Har Mar Superstar and a rotating cast of guests will be spinning music. The restaurant, which opened two years ago ... More >>
C.S. MuncyBrian Brown (right), the President of NOM, marching with Sen. Ruben Diaz This whole week, we at Runnin' Scared are happy to bring you stories in our "Countdown to SSM" series, as we talk to New Yorkers leading up to the big day when marriage equality comes to all. Yesterday we share ... More >>
Last time aroundAs the legislation session in Albany grinds on, and with the gay marriage vote still undecided, New York lawmakers approved Nik Wallenda of the storied Flying Wallendas to traverse Niagara Falls via tightrope. "I'm thrilled to death ... It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportu ... More >>
By Samantha Cook
"I feel very comfortable about where we are," Rick Lazio told voters during a meet and greet session at New York Penn Station just hours before upstart Carl Paladino destroyed him in the Republican gubernatorial primary, winning 64 percent of the vote compared to Lazio's 36 ... More >>
UrbanDaddyAn osyter bar with no name.A couple weeks back, Fork in the Road learned that Johnny T, who owns Bowery Electric, Niagara, and Cabin Down Below, was preparing to open an oyster bar on East 7th Street. When reached for comment, however, T would give none. Now, details about the place ... More >>
Oysters coming to East 7th Street.A very tight-lipped Johnny T, who owns Bowery Electric, Niagara, and Cabin Down Below, is gearing up to open a new oyster bar on East 7th Street. When pressed for details, however, the nightlife kingpin was mum.
Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumSandwiches with mustard smiles and sliced olive eyes, from EasyFun-Ethereal.
While we think of Jeff Koons (American artist, born 1955, York, Pennsylvania) mainly for his crass, sleek, kitschy style, and subject matter consisting of balloon animals, life-size porno ... More >>
Governor Paterson released a report today showing where the $18 billion that New York State got in stimulus money is going. You'll be pleased to hear that the counties comprising New York City receive by far the most American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds -- $8.16 billion. Hooray! Secon ... More >>
When it looked like the NYPD wasn't going to get any federal stimulus funds, everyone from the Governor on down was upset, so Obama relented and had Homeland Security scrape up $35 million for us. But when the big-money federal COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) grants came out in late July, ... More >>
Another summer Sunday, another Pool Party on the East River. This week, along with such lively entertainers as Black Lips (expect props, antics, maybe a dirty live chicken) and Health (expect refreshingly calamitous noise), Williamsburg-by-way-of-Austin's Trail of Dead are on the bill. Which is j ... More >>
Earlier this week Bill Thompson predicted New York unemployment would get to 9.5 percent by the end of the year. He must be feeling pretty good about his chances, because the State Department of Labor has announced that city unemployment went to 9.3 percent in June. (The more dramatic, seasonally-a ... More >>
Any even slightly exhibitionistic art student knows the ground rules to starting a band: do some serious hanging out, pick a name, make a noise, and bring that noise with supreme gusto to a group of people in a basement or a cafeteria. It's simple and satisfying. Perhaps one in five art school ban ... More >>
Rob Trucks's "Possibly 4th Street" expositions, in which he invites musicians to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City, run intermittently here at Sound of the City.
Trail of Dead headlines the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, February 27 [tix] and Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, ... More >>