A taxi cab jumped the curb in front of 30 Rockefeller Center at approximately 11:30 a.m. FDNY has confirmed that at least one victim, listed as 23 years old in numerous reports, lost at least one leg in the crash.
We rang in the summer with a hot weekend, and the weather's only supposed to get warmer this week. One good way to cool off? Free ice cream.
Don't miss the lobster Bolognese at Telepan New York Restaurant Week has been underway for two days. It will extend this year all the way to February 8, so you have plenty of time to dig for the choicest reservations. The guaranteed price on the core deal -- not including tax, tip, or beverages -- ... More >>
Spend today with people you love the most, like James Stewart!
Aside from family, friends, and being thankful, Thanksgiving is all about the food. While mom's home cooking may be preferred, if it isn't, there are dozens of places to dine during the holiday.
It has a stigma. Kosher wine that is. Super sweet, sticky, viscous, and usually poured from a square-ish Manishewitz bottle. Or wan and watery bottles picked up en route to a religious home or holiday dinner. But it doesn't have to be this way. Does it?A recent tasting (that sounds so formal, in rea ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Gus Garcia-Roberts profiles Victoria Jackson, chronicling how the former Saturday Night Live star became a Tea Party darling: "Her comedy career, which took her from Johnny Carson's stage in Los Angeles to 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, long ago squeaked it ... More >>
Sink your teeth into this baby -- if you can afford it. Sometimes you have to have a hamburger. The fries don't even have to be that great. In NYC, the burger is probably the most ubiquitous meal available -- ahead of pizza, falafel, salad-bar salads, sushi, and a dozen others you can find anywher ... More >>
In honor of Christmas being merely 41 days away, we present to you the above video of the instillation of Rockefeller Center's Norway Spruce. Some fun facts about the tree: It's 74 feet tall, 75 years old, has both a Twitter and Tumblr account, and it's a fucking tree.
Mifflinville, Pennsylvania's most famous resident has been chopped down and is now in place, "hoisted," as it were (is that what we're calling it these days?) and waiting to bring you Christmas joy and excessively festive tidings at Manhattan's own world holiday (Rockefeller) Center. He/she i ... More >>
Another tree, another 15 minutes. A most exciting thing has happened in Miffinville, Pennsylvania, pop: 2,500. The Daily News has found, because some citizen or elected official could not keep his or her big mouth shut, that a 75-foot-tall spruce tree "now under 24-hour police protection" is ... More >>
Last May the season finale of Saturday Night Live was prefaced by Lady Gaga fans setting up a mini-campsite in the middle of Rockefeller Center so they could get the chance to see their heroine perform on the show. Not to be outdone by silly fans of pop music, a bunch of Radiohead fans have also sta ... More >>
via @DurrellojelloA man is attempting to jump off the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the FDNY confirmed. There is currently a fire engine and EMS on the scene. People at NBC have been discussing the situation on Twitter -- including @Durrellojello and Luke Russert. @Durrellojello explain ... More >>
Sassycrafter/FlickrPrepare for hot and toasty sandwich dominationPotbelly Sandwich Works, the Chicago-based sandwich purveyor that makes straight-from-the-oven sammies, has opened its second New York City location today at 150 East 44th Street (646-289-4202), not even a month after it set up ... More >>
WikipediaParty like it's 1934.Someone is finally cleaning up the mess the Ciprianis made: After being shut for two years, the Rainbow Room is getting a much-needed renovation.
A Brooklyn DA dropped all charges against both Lucali pizzaiolo Mark Iacono and alleged assailant Benny Geritano due to lack of cooperation from both witnesses. [NY Post] Jake Klein, who previously apprenticed under Masaharu Morimoto, is taking his Caribbean- and Southeast Asian-style cookin ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Lauren Shockey orders her food "Thai hot" at the East Village offshoot of Queens restaurant Zabb Elee and is delighted to find a menu that "traverses a maze of sour, tangy, and piquant flavors, each brighter than the next." Sam Sifton shocks the New York restaurant scene by ... More >>
Stations have resisted putting anything that they want to do well up against The Oprah Winfrey Show because, well -- Oprah always wins. But since Oprah's last show yesterday, networks are scrambling to hold the attention of one of the largest audiences in the country. Dr. Oz, a friend of Opra ... More >>
Rebecca Marx This week, we've decided to stray far from the all-American cookies, cakes, and ice cream we so love and venture instead to Minamoto Kitchoan, one of the city's foremost purveyors of wagashi, or traditional Japanese pastry.
Members of the Emergency Service Unit of the NYPD -- the "elite," according to the Daily News -- have fired three stray rounds in three months, including a mistaken shot unleashed by a sniper (with a rifle!) during the tree-lighting ceremony in Rockefeller Center. That is, a man charged with ... More >>
• President Obama will meet with congressional leaders from both parties today -- a/k/a, the "Slurpee summit," actual Slurpees TBD -- to discuss a number of issues, including the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and tax cuts. Can some ice shavings and food coloring bring peace to this nation ... More >>
Never forget: This tree, that one year.About that Rockefeller Center Christmas tree -- this year's is a 74-foot Norway spruce from Mahopac, New York, to be lit up this very evening to the delight of 2.5 million holiday gawkers. The tree in Rock Center is one of those things that New Yorkers t ... More >>
Hey, New Yorkers, we just discovered another reason you should pick up a copy of this week's super-special "Best of NYC" issue of the Village Voice. We have no doubt it's going to be a collector's item. It turns out that our art department, for whatever reason, thought it would make sense to il ... More >>
Robert SietsemaBill's burger, up close and personal.The mothership has finally landed: as of today, Bill's Bar & Burger is officially open for business in Rockefeller Center.
Coming soon to Midtown.Today brings excellent news for fans of Bouchon's monolithic and life-altering Nutter Butter: Thomas Keller will open a second location of the bakery in Rockefeller Center. Flo Fab reports that it will replace Dean & Deluca, and will have 45 outdoor tables and no waiter ... More >>
arnold inuyaki/FlickrEven tastier when free.Tomorrow, untold numbers of our compatriots will observe the festival of fried dough that is National Doughnut Day. In Midtown, that celebration will be commemorated at certain neighborhood Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kremes, where Midtown Lunch repor ... More >>
Unsuccessful terrorist Faisal Shahzad, who reportedly had additional targets including Grand Central and Rockefeller Center, and even Connecticut, will appear in federal court in Manhattan today. He has been charged with five counts of felony for allegedly attempting to detonate that car bomb ... More >>
In case you were living under a rock (or outside, with a healthy application of spf, we hope) this weekend, we've consolidated a handy list of what the past two days had to offer. Fear the office water cooler no longer! Read on for what's on the lips of all the popular kids:
Yet another journalist asks why, if Alice Waters has been such a revolutionary in the local, slow food movement, do so some many people hate her. [LA Times] Fast-food chains that once employed teenagers to carry out the most mindless, repetitive of tasks are now turning to robots to do these ... More >>
Race to the top of 30 Rock
Damon Albarn lends this "blind couple from Mali" a dash of Britpop
Photo from the Book Bench An early Updike Talk of the Town piece saw the writer quixotically attempt to make his way between the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center without once setting foot on either 5th or 6th Avenue. He called it a "service to readers who are too frail or shy for good- ... More >>
Thanks to TONY for letting us know: the Librairie Francaise is closing. Rockefeller Center has raised the French booksellers' rent from $360,000 a year to -- get this -- $1 million. David Rockefeller accommodated the library in 1935 to lend a touch of class to the new Center, but who goes to Rockefe ... More >>
Older is bitterwhen it comes to the war in Iraq. A peek inside the granny-power movement.
Inauguration Protest: Washington, D.C., and New York City
Nam June Paik Lights Up Rockefeller Center
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A Stand-Up Comedian Fights the Drug Laws by Working the Media
An Unlikely Group of Prisoners' Relatives Battles the Rockefeller Drug Laws
Aliens Invade New York
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