A New York original is set to enter the city's coffee scene. Helmed by a true New Yorker (OK, by way of New Jersey), Nobletree will introduce a new business model, advance the Red Hook revival, and upset the balance of the city's specialty coffee scene.
Last week, Tim Wendelboe of Oslo, Norway -- famed roaster and educator of the coffee world -- visited Greenpoint's Budin café to address a sold out audience of roughly fifty. Despite jet lag and the six hour time difference, he held court for well over an hour on the topic "The Road to Better Co ... More >>
Over the weekend, New York once again hosted the annual Coffee Fest trade show. Held annually in three of the key coffee cities of the US: Seattle, Chicago (as opposed to San Francisco?), and New York, it is one of the largest coffee trade exhibitions in the world, providing café retailers the oppo ... More >>
There's little surprise in the news that Pat Robertson has threatened to sue the filmmakers behind the devastating new documentary Mission Congo. After all, the film, unveiled at the Toronto International Film Festival, actually beats Robertson himself at the one thing he's long been best at: lookin ... More >>
The go-go yogurt craze (thankfully not the Go-Gurt craze) of the mid-'00s still hangs on, but like a double scoop of freedom with a patriotism swirl, ice cream is back on top. It's hard to find a more satisfying sweet treat in so simple a package, and once mix-ins get involved, a single scoop is oft ... More >>
Andree Lamoth Blitz the Ambassador and Spoek Mathambo w/Mshini Wam Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center Sunday, August 7 Better than: An evening spinning old soul records. "Don't forget that I'm from Ghana, yo. D'you know how far that is?" Samuel Bazawule, the Brooklyn-based MC better known as ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Chilean sandwich shop Barros Luco in Midtown has closed after a little more than a year in operation. [Grub Street] Galaxy Global Eatery, a restaurant specializing in hemp-based cuisine, has c ... More >>
Vikings, asses, and LSD—Voice writers pick their favorite books of the year
Ah, jeez--an awards show, the MTV EMAs, but also a celebration of freedom, see, because Reagan/Gorbachev/the power of music tore down the Berlin Wall twenty years ago so that Bono could branch out into rap, and New York Mayor (?!) Jay-Z could talk about fixed elections in Iran and genocide in Rwan ... More >>
Kill the radio, but not this guy. Pic by Puja Patel, more below.The OKAY Africa showcase closed out CMJ with a bang for those who managed to cram into the Knitting Factory Saturday night: A sold-out lineup of African all-stars took the stage in a heartfelt tribute to their homeland, tinged wi ... More >>
It seems like summer might never arrive, but in the hopes that it does, we thought we'd look into the best way to whip up iced coffee at home. Luckily, Kevin Cuddeback, the CEO of Gimme! Coffee, was on hand to advise. "[You can make] delicious iced coffee using standard home appliances," says Cudde ... More >>
So we've all heard that one silver lining to the whole economic meltdown is that New York is
CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOXL-R: Danny Gokey, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen. The exhilarating moment of truth (for this week, anyway) has finally come. Will Douchebag Gokey's backroom-of-a-bar performances last night earn him the well-deserved boot? Will Kris Allen's Beautiful Bubble finally burst? Will Adam ... More >>
If the U.N. won't act on its own mandate, then we should use force to combat immutable evil
Lidia Bastianich was honored at the BPeace gala last night for her work as a entrepreneur and role model. Bastianich actually came to this country after living as a displaced refugee in Trieste, Italy. Her subsequent success makes her a living example of what BPeace is trying to achieve. (She is pic ... More >>
Genocide takes center stage
The absolutely last word on words not to have lived by during the previous year
Kanye can't rap. 50 is retrograde. Both are absolutely necessary.
Sarajevo conflict was hell, but what comes after is another battle
After hundreds of thousands of black Muslim corpses, is the genocide at last over?
Leaving the United Nations, the Secretary General tells us why it's not working.
Speaking of the dead, for the dead, and by the dead
The murderous janjaweed did not sign the peace treaty to end Darfur's genocide
Sass, radical chic, and the inevitable emanation of shanty house theory, but is that enough?
Struggling to stay positive, documentarians fight the power, reach for the gold at Sundance
An independent-film veteran recalls the '80s and looks ahead
The United Nations is useless to blacks in Darfur. China will veto any meaningful action.
'Never again,' said secretary general Kofi Annan after Rwanda. Corpses are back.
Arab Muslims Are Viciously Killing and Raping Black Muslims. So Where Is the World?
Forsaken by Bush, Michigan's Arab Americans Consider the Dems
Freedom of Bickle is a luxury that cornballs should not be given, no matter the taxi drive
Truths and Reconciliations
Two Photographers Shoot, Score
The U.S.-Canada 'Smart Borders' Accord Sells Refugees Down the River
Should Clinton Get Immunity?
Where to Find Government Secrets, Loch Ness Pics, and a Jesus Dress-Up Doll
'The World Is Strangely Silent'
Where Is the Democratic Party?
President Jiang Believes He Can Kill or Jail Dissenters