In retrospect, Richard Neal knows he should have just gone home. It was already nearly 4 a.m. on a sticky June night in 2008, and the LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side were crawling with cops. It was the kind of situation Neal normally prefers to avoid. Where police are, he'd rather not be.
Born Adam Mitchell in Coney Island, Brooklyn, techno and industrial producer Adam X was one of the key architects of the early '90s New York rave scene. With his older brother, Frankie Boneswho famously brought the British rave template to Brooklyn, throwing parties in old warehouses and othe ... More >>
Nick PintoOccupy Wall Street organizers ushered in a new phase of their movement yesterday when about 400 people participated in a collaborative takeover to re-occupy a vacant foreclosed home in East New York for a homeless family of four. The afternoon's event, part of a collaborative Nati ... More >>
The latest trend in getting over your ex is, guess what? Plastic surgery! Because looking good is the best revenge. Even if it means diets, Botox, boob jobs, recovering from surgery, and hardly recognizing yourself in the mirror. Surgery is way easier than loving yourself, take it from those who kno ... More >>
Joining the ranks of the extinct or endangered...Adding to the list of year-end lists is undoubtedly the most poignant one to date, a remembrance of lost New York landmarks from Lost City's Brooks of Sheffield. "As in every year of the Bloomberg administration, 2010 was a bad one for preserva ... More >>
Less than a month after the demise of another excellent New York blog, Neither More Nor Less, Brooks of Sheffield is shutting down Lost City.
Sarah DiGregorioFultummy's chicken cutlet sandwich.Back in April, Sarah DiGregorio proclaimed her affection for Fultummys, a new sandwich shop on the Red Hook/Carroll Gardens border. Lost City also enjoyed its "international" sandwiches, which it proclaimed "very good."
Roe Ethridge/The New York TimesLights out.After 65 years on Lexington Avenue, Gino closed its doors after dinner on Saturday night. Brooks of Sheffield has written up a poignant, cogent account of the evening on Eater, one that makes painfully clear what -- aside from the zebra wallpaper -- w ... More >>
Yogma/FlickrResistance is futile.Here's yet more evidence that the hamburger and sandwich takeover is continuing apace throughout the five boroughs.
The Boat is but one of several low-key, studiously grungy bars lining Smith Street, and apparently the only one whose bartenders don't accept change in smaller denominations than quarters.
Chris CallisOne of Vesuvio's coal-fired ovens.The old Vesuvio Bakery was recently resurrected as the newest outpost of Maury Rubin's Birdbath Bakery, relieving preservationists and carbophiles who'd feared it would mutate into a Chase bank or accessories store. And although Rubin revamped the ... More >>
Nick Catchdubs' Flashing Lights party--which the writer-turned-DJ throws monthly with the Rub's DJ Ayres and Brooklyn bass queen Jubilee--turns one this month, and to celebrate, Sheffield dance champion Toddla T is coming through 88 Palace tomorrow night to help mark the occasion. As always, ... More >>
Celebrating 20 years of weird radicalism with a label that didn't quit
Not sure what the equation on the side of this broken-down orange panel truck means, but I encountered it on the southern edge of Grand Gorge, New York, in the remote northwestern Catskills (click to fully savour). make the jump for further culinary landmarks
On Tuesday the Tigers cut 40-year-old Gary Sheffield, and the Times went into valedictory mode, wondering if his 499 home runs would get the presumably finished slugger, best known for days of glory with the Yankees, into the Hall of Fame. Well, maybe he'll get 500 after all with the New York Mets. ... More >>
Democracy in action! Though it took place on the cusp of Labor Day weekend, the Public Land Use Meeting held by Community Board 6 in Carroll Gardens drew a nice crowd of citizens. They heard a developer's plea for a variance that would allow him to build higher than the law allows. Per Gowanus Lou ... More >>
Another week, another run-on sentence from Mr. Everett True, Australia-bound "roving ambassador" of Plan B Magazine, a title dedicated to writing about music (and media) with barely a nod towards demographics. . . Hugs and Kisses The Continued Outbursts of Everett True THIS WEEK: Everett fi ... More >>
Just in case you thought we were getting too happy up here: featuring the music of Mahogany, the Rustavi Choir, Cabaret Voltaire and Nico
Featuring the music of Remate, Bowerbirds, Lavender Diamond, Ultra Vivid Scene, Lords of Acid, and others.
Flinging poo at the haters with the Arctic Monkeys
Morals get fuzzy as biz tries to embrace the blog world
Dancefloor chic with England's latest and greatest
Blissed Psychedelic Freaks Bequeath Skykissing Guitars to Industrial Autopsy Aesthetes
New York Parties Like Its 1975
Candidate Challenged to Take On Issue of Affordable Housing