The hottest trend in the nation's strip clubs is the dancers suing the pants off their employers. Latest case in point: Rick's Cabaret, conveniently located right near beautiful scenic Penn Station, and the site of a three-year-long stripper vs. management wage and hour lawsuit. On Tuesday, a federa ... More >>
Umami Burger is the latest gussied up burger joint to take New York by storm, and it joins a long list of fast casual darlings like Shake Shack and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. And if those other spots had yet to get the point across, the arrival of the L.A.-based chain in New York cements it: Consu ... More >>
They formed here. They came up here. They've been mugged here. They've collectively eaten hundreds of pastrami sandwiches at Katz's here. They Might Be Giants are, through and through, a New York City band, one that's cut its teeth, had its gear stolen and inked its first record deal in its infancy ... More >>
In between his roles as Giuliani's "Rat Czar" and the MTA's chairman, mayoral candidate and Republican frontrunner Joe Lhota spent his days at 4 Pennsylvania Plaza. For five years, he was an executive vice president of Cablevision; then, in 2010, he was named the chief administrative officer at Madi ... More >>
On the Upper East Side, where can you drink a digestif out of this crazy glass, which seems bent on demonstrating a scientific principle? Four years ago Fork in the Road inaugurated the Our 10 Best guides, and we've never looked back. They've proved so popular that readers have asked for some sort ... More >>
George Bellows gets a big retrospective at the Met
So many years later, and still most musicians in the trashy rock'n'roll underbelly can't shake that Ramones rush. In fact, there has been a Rockaway Beach-like surf rolling in for the past couple years; boffo bands from all over have their debt to the four leather-clad lads instantly assessed, in th ... More >>
When Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey struck down the Access to the Region's Core (ARC) plan two years ago, he gained enormous praise from the Right for standing up to the Obama administration's demands. However, according to a report this morning from the New York Times, the decision ... More >>
In my story in the Voice last week, inspired by Joan and Leslie Rich's 1964 book, How to Be a New Yorker, I talked to longtime New Yorkers, former New Yorkers, new New Yorkers, and even a few people who've never lived in this town, about what they think it takes to be "a real New Yorker." As expecte ... More >>
Terribly useful rules for life
Rihanna w/J. Cole Izod Center Thursday, July 21 Better than: Being outside in weather that makes you feel like you're perpetually trapped in the car with hot air blowing on you while you wait "just a few minutes while the engine gets going" for the AC to kick in. A friend of mine recently ... More >>
Sarah CoitUpdate after the jump: Raul Barrera indicted for the murder. There have been some updates in the story of the brutal murder that took place early Sunday at 63 Clinton Street, in which 33-year-old Raul Barrera stabbed his girlfriend, Sarah Coit, 23, to death after she tried to brea ... More >>
And proud of it
Sixth Avenue pizza parlor, West Village -- A. Shouldn't the statue be wearing gloves? In the nearly three months since the letter-grading system of the city's Department of Health (DOH) went into effect, letter grades have been gradually appearing in restaurant windows, but in most neighborh ... More >>
In what Brooklyn365 calls a "TRUE win for democracy," the new Brooklyn-to-D.C. (or vice versa) bus run by the Knowit Express has decided to bypass bothering with Manhattan entirely and just go directly between Brooklyn (Park Slope, to be exact) and U Street in Washington D.C. Which means at l ... 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 >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 9, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 52 Plans Set For Viet Moratorium Plans were revealed Friday for massive New York City participation in the nationwide Vietnam Moratorium on October 15 which will seek to "end business as usual" on that da ... More >>
Moshe BilletMoshe Billet found a black leather peep-toe Christian Louboutin pump at 96th Street and Broadway on June 23. Knowing Louboutins are expensive ($600-$800) and that someone was probably upset to have lost it, he posted an ad on Craigslist and messages on Facebook and Twitter, as wel ... More >>
Big wheels unmoved
According to the Post, the Metropolitan Transit Authority is asking for bids from service providers to make high-speed wireless internet available to riders on Metro-North and LIRR commuter trains serving Westchester, Connecticut and Long Island. The final plan may or may not be free to non- ... More >>
It's Fat Tuesday, and while things are swinging in New Orleans, our streets are filled with snow and the local pickings are slim. The Lower Eastside Girls Club is having a Benefit Masquerade Ball; the Rodeo Bar holds its ever-lively Mardi Gras party, and Brooklyn's Union Hall is bringing some ... More >>
A 70-year-old lobster weighing in at a hefty 11 pounds was spared from becoming a $275 dinner at Oceana recently. The staff had grown fond of the crustacean, nicknaming him Peter. [NY Daily News] Is the Park Slope Co-op a haven of low-priced organic and local foods, or a super-strict Soviet- ... More >>
In 2009, the traditional practice of exchanging physical copies of records for money is a trade that might best be called quixotic. But New Yorkers are stubborn people, and the record store is not dead. Below, the top ten records that sold in the last week at a store near you. Rock and Soul start ... More >>
The Walkmen triumph, the pretty people gawk at Tom Wolfe, and no one goes to rehab
The marriage of a lowbrow chain and an upscale avant-garde brand? Off with their clothes and into my shopping bag!
At a new Chelsea extrava-condo, parking reaches up to the sky and the workers are way down below
It's for our city's own cultural good, a new (only slightly sluggish) academic study asserts
A new play wants to convince you that the Bard was black, Jewish, and female
The NYPD loves touching black menwriter Nicholas Powers on being a stop-and-frisk virgin
Joining the anti-war surge on Washington? Plot your itinerary now.
Mr. Toussaint, how will you purchase your Christmas ham?
The quiet death of a fighter for civil rights
War all the time: Punks and councilmen fight for their landmark
An aging but innovative racketeer who ran three powerful unions
Artists and activists stockpile Dick Cheney jokes, Dubya drag, and phalluses in preparation for the Republican invasion
New York City heads for a stadium overdose. Guess who will be paying.
Argentinean Cowboys, Tajik Thugs, Italian Gay Dwarf Taxidermists
The Minefields That Lurk Between the Knicks and a Conference Title
After the Latest Police Killing of Another Unarmed Black Man, The Feds Need Little Convincing to Intervene in New York
The Nets may be set to pave over a Newark community. Will the Yankees do the same in the Bronx?
Four-Room Apartment in 244-Unit Art Deco Co-Op