Neither the 7 train thundering overhead nor the rising bourgie Brooklyn overflow into Sunnyside and Woodside have robbed these bordering neighborhoods of their charm. This may be the most diverse corner of the city's most diverse borough, and the area's annual St. Pat's for All Parade -- which, unli ... More >>
Governor Andrew Cuomo predictably stepped into negotiations Thursday night between union leadership and the MTA, just three days before a planned work-stoppage of more than 5,400 workers and service on the Long Island Railroad. The union had worked without a new contract for four years before the ag ... More >>
On Thursday, May 15, 18-year old Aidan Norvez had just finished an AP Econ exam, one of the last tests of his high school career, and he headed to Central Park with his friends to celebrate. But Norvez, who is scheduled to graduate one month from now, never came home from the park. The teenager is ... More >>
Tabata launched as a non-descript ramen joint on one of the least picturesque corners of Hell's Kitchen, under the overpass on West 39th Street and Ninth Avenue, but it quickly garnered our favor for its unique bowls of noodle soup. Last year, a second Tabata opened just a couple of blocks away, thi ... More >>
Stan Douglas updates the 1970s in Luanda–Kinshasa
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
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 >>
Back in November, it was announced that the MTA would implement a new measure, which they're calling "FASTTRACK," in order to repair lines that are constantly running and, it seems, constantly in need of fixing in some way or another (some of them have been around a long time, you know!). They said ... More >>
Swedish House Mafia w/A-Trak, Jacques Lu Cont Madison Square Garden Friday, December 18 Better than: Sitting around and becoming convinced audio of a microwave breaking is actually a leaked Daft Punk track. Swedish House Mafia sold out Madison Square Garden in nine minutes for Friday night's mam ... 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 >>
And proud of it
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 >>
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 >>
Twitpic via commutershow. Suspicious package (blue dot above) at Penn Station. Seventh Avenue passageway shut down, east side of station closed. Dogs brought in. False alarm. Everyone back to commuting. TGIF!
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
The MTA issued the following service update as of 3:45 p.m.: Due to severe flooding throughout the subway system earlier today, there are still extensive delays on some subway lines. We are working to restore full service to all the affected subway lines. Customers are advised when at all possible ... More >>
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?
War all the time: Punks and councilmen fight for their landmark
An aging but innovative racketeer who ran three powerful unions
Silicon Alley Looks to Expand in Bloods' Long Island City
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