Prepping for St. Patrick's Day? While the city gets ready to paint the town green, there are plenty of other activities to occupy your time. From pasta specials to chef training programs, here's what's happening this week.
Valentine's Day is on Friday. But before you get all squirmy and pissed off about love, or the concept of celebrating love on one particular day, this week's best round-up of events isn't about that. Not really. Yes, V-Day events are already underway, but don't fret, we only honor the idea of being ... More >>
Still nursing a post-Super Bowl party hangover? Or need to relax after playing ice capades every time you set foot on the sidewalk? Go have a cheap drink at one of these spots.
Wait, it's a Banksy? No? Yeah, no. A tipster sent us photos of a booth in SoHo showing stencils made in the characteristic Banksy style. There's little else to suggest it's the British rapscallion, but journalistic due diligence demands we publish the photos and speculate wildly about them. What say ... More >>
Thanks to the proliferation of specialty coffee shops in New York over the past 10 years -- particularly transplants like Gimme! Coffee, Blue Bottle, Stumptown, Toby's Estate, and Counter Culture -- what was once a relatively quick, less-than-$3 transaction has become increasingly complex (and delic ... More >>
Now that your days off don't mean getting buried in the sand, you're going to want to fill those 48 work-less hours with something productive. Here's a look at this weekend's upcoming events, where you can still shovel ... some tasty food into your mouth.
Another week, another Citi Bike dilemma. As the bike share program blows past the 250,000 rides mark, the placement of stations has become the subject of contention since its Memorial Day inauguration. The reasons are varied: The streets are too narrow to fit them; the streets are too packed with th ... More >>
To find the entrance to the days-old Blue Ribbon Beer Garden, you'll need to head through the lobby of the Thompson LES hotel, up a staircase and past part of the Blue Ribbon Izakaya dining room. Perhaps that explains why, on a perfect patio day after a rainy weekend in a neighborhood that relishes ... More >>
Denny's Delight in Coney Island has closed after sustaining $50,000 in damages after Hurricane Sandy. Denny's was known for its famous soft serve custard and funnel cakes. Owner Dick Zigun told Brooklyn Paper, "I'm as much of a fan of banana-pistachio ice cream as anybody else. I'm going to miss it. ... More >>
You might be all debate-ed out but if you're trying to do your civic duty and watch the Presidential debates (this time about foreign policy), these debate watching parties might make hearing about Big Bird's death a little less painful. Galapagos Art Space; 16 Main St., Brooklyn If you haven't wa ... More >>
[See More Daily Shot Recipes: Cedilla Chope From Mother's Ruin | Sadie Hawkin's Sling From JBird] The drink: Dharma of Lychee The bar: Lotus Blue The price: $12 The ingredients: 5 pieces of mango, diced, 1 lychee, whole, 1 oz Riesling, 1 oz Cuban white rum, 1 oz lychee nectar, splash of SoHo Lyc ... More >>
GRK is a new Greek restaurant that opened in the Financial District on September 10. The menu showcases two Greek classics: yeero and yogurt. The yeero is a wrap filled with slowly rotated, spit-roasted meat. It's is layered onto a warm pita and dressed with different interpretations of tzatziki, th ... More >>
Robert Sietsema says that Singaporean joint Masak is Asian rustic: "But instead of making diners dodge crab-shell fragments like at Fatty Crab, Masak delivers the primmer and more approachable chili crab dip." Tejal Rao heads out to DUMBO and eats at Governor, where she notes that the chef is both ... More >>
Finally. After years of drama and heated talks, Tavern On The Green has finally been reoccupied. The city granted the license to the Emerald Green Group, a Philadelphia-based restaurant group. According to DNAinfo, Emerald Green will offer a locally-sourced menu for 200 to 300 diners plus takeout ... More >>
Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar at the Mondrian SoHo opened today. It's Sicilian food by executive chef Victor LaPlaca, who spent the last 17 years opening restaurants with Todd English. Signatures off Isola's trattoria menu will include cuscinetto with goat cheese and black olive, baby heirloom tomato ... More >>
It seems like almost every day, we read a story that makes the social network come off as that much creepier and then proceed to open a new tab on our browser, pull up Facebook and scan our notifications. And this one, in regards to marketing, it is a real doozie.Yesterday, the social media giant an ... More >>
The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.
The Hozziner has his eyes set on the tech industry, repeating over and over that he wants New York City to become the new Palo Alto, the new Mountain View and the new Copertino - all hubs of some of the past decade's greatest innovations. Progress is rapidly being made to make that dream a reality: ... More >>
When I first started apartment hunting in New York, a dear friend warned me that it wasn't possible to find a place in Manhattan with cheap rent, decent closet space, and privacy. (He was right. I moved to Brooklyn.) Everyone who lives in this city has had a similar experience, and many of them hav ... More >>
There's more to the Internet than food blogs (except this one of course). If you only read recipes and ogled food porn, you'd miss out on fantastic videos like the ones from MVPleez -- their newest opus to ramps, starring Harold Dieterle and Jimmy Bradley, is one to waste a few minutes on. And how c ... More >>
What's interesting in the world of tipples this week: Eben Freeman, the man behind the drink program at The Butterfly, Michael White's restaurant opening this summer in SoHo, is planning a greatest hits cocktail menu for the bar, reports Diner's Journal. It would include drinks he conjured up while ... More >>
Last weekend we brought your attention to RETNA's mural on Bowery and Houston, but in the week that has past most of the city's artistic focus has been off the streets and into the various fairs participating in Armory Arts Week. But that's not the case for British street artist D*Face who took to S ... More >>
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Chef Peter Hoffman's former Savoy space, said the be one of the original farm-to-table restaurants, will re-open as Back Forty West this week. The SoHo sister restau ... More >>
Two U.S. Army officers were killed at their desks in Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior Saturday by a junior intelligence officer. "We believe it was 100% linked to the Quran burning because of the religious background of this junior officer. He spent two months in a Pakistani madrassa," an Afghan ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Our 39th Annual Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll. Maura Johnston notes that many songs transcended the disappointments and uncertainties of 2011: "A lot of the albums and singles that performed well had a sense of wonder about themselves, inviting the listener along on jou ... More >>
Lauren BloombergHam: The gift that keeps on giving.We've practically force fed you gift ideas this year (including this and this) but if you haven't gotten off the couch you're pretty much S.O.L. Unless, that is, the one you love would rather get a hunk of expensive meat than a chunk of pricey je ... More >>
A new book details Absolut's history as the cool, artsy vodka for the nightlife crowd, complete with devilish recipes. And in it, there's the above photo of me looking surprisingly creamy and dreamy, maybe because even then I only drank in massive moderation. Says the text:
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From Occupy 38's YouTube manifesto.Is "Occupy Everything!" supposed to be taken literally? Maybe not, as evidenced by what happened at an art gallery in SoHo this weekend. Occupy Wall Street has spawned one main offshoot so far (Occupy Washington Square Park), and this weekend a new faction ... More >>
It's that time of week again. The time when those of you who were not utter dirtbags in the comments get rewarded! We've rounded up the comments that made us laugh, cry, ponder, nod and/or shake our heads, and the authors of those comments can get their very own lovely Village Voice t-shirt. If we c ... More >>
Because SoHo needed another enormous mural depicting a Southern California symbol. Hollister's latest addition to its display of murky brown mega-advertising is the California state flag, a natural fit for the space that used to have a DKNY mural with the Statue of Liberty.
Social media in full effect at SaksBedlam broke out in the streets of Manhattan Thursday night for the 3rd annual Fashion's Night Out. Even though we sort of knew what to expect, the evening turned out to be a clusterfuck--in a good way. We're still grappling with the events that took place ... More >>
jennifertzar.comOn Friday morning, fire marshalls reportedly discovered 10 lbs. of marijuana while searching photographer Jennifer Tzar's SoHo apartment. The Daily News says that Tzar, who has been featured in Rolling Stone, Spin and LIFE, "was arrested at the scene." The search originally co ... More >>
Almost three months after its propane tank exploded and injured two people, the Frites 'n' Meats truck is almost ready to get back on the road.
Apartment at the Trump/ Only slept in it onceOut of 845,000 houses and apartments in Manhattan, 102,000 were counted as vacant according to census numbers, the New York Times reports today, and more than 33,000, or one in 25 residences on the main island, had someone living there less than tw ... More >>
The new generation of Silicon Valley millionaires may be foodies, but they prefer cheaper food to fancy restaurants, and are partial to ethnic fare. [Wall Street Journal] The restaurant industry is applauding legislators for changing debit-card swipe fees from 44 cents on average per transac ... More >>
Woo Lae Oak is the latest restaurant to fall victim to lease renegotiation: after 12 years at 148 Mercer Street, the upscale Korean restaurant will close its doors at the end of May.
Sarah DiGregorioStuff your belly with these clam bellies from Ed's Lobster BarSoHo might automatically come to mind as a place filled with throngs of slow-moving tourists and not populated with tasty treats, but the neighborhood spanning from Houston to Canal Streets and Lafayette to Sixth Av ... More >>
Robert SietsemaThe schiacciata con l'uva at Sullivan Street Bakery is a super tasty (albeit seasonal) flatbread. But is it good enough to make it into the top 10?SoHo might be considered more of a shopper's paradise than a gourmand's, but there are still plenty of delicious eats to enjoy whi ... More >>
Speaking of venerable Manhattan food establishments that inspire nostalgia, the Soho Memory Project has a great remembrance of Food, the pioneering cooperative restaurant opened by eight Soho artists in 1971.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 10, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 32 Where have all the hipsters gone? By Bill Amidon What's going on around here? Where the hell is everybody? I've been living in the West and East Villages for the past 13 years and I'v known a gang of ... More >>
LIFE.com With sparks flaring across the globe, from the Middle East to the Midwest and even our very own SoHo, what seems to be a moment for change is spreading rapidly. This weekend, New Yorkers will take to the streets in honor of two particularly relevant issues: women's health, and violen ... More >>
Trans fats labels may be misleading due to a law that allows foods containing less than 0.5 g of trans fat to claim they have none at all. [CBS News] The Post's dining trends forecast for 2011 includes pizza, German and Austrian wine bars, and chefs from Montreal. [NY Post] Movie theater c ... More >>
newyorkstreetfood.comSoon you'll get seating with your souvlakiSouvlaki GR, arguably the best Greek mobile food purveyor around (and 2010 Vendy winner for Best Rookie Truck) will soon be expanding its stomping grounds from Midtown, Union Square, and SoHo to the Lower East Side with its first ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyCrabmeat with marinated fennel Although its bona fide Austrian roots must please chef Kurt Gutenbrunner, the Swarovski store in SoHo is an unlikely setting for a full-blown restaurant. Yet we stopped by Café Kristall (70 Mercer Street, 212-274-1500) last week while holiday sh ... More >>
An actual SoHo House tub, from the 950 square foot "Playground"/via SoHo HouseThe New York Post jumped on the dead woman found in the SoHo House bathtub story we mentioned earlier today and has uncovered some interesting details. Apparently, Nicholas Brooks, the 26-year-old son of "Oscar-winn ... More >>
This year's edition of Best Music Writing, guest-edited by Ann Powers, is so loaded with rock-crit superstars that it'll take two nights of readings to honor them all: The fun begins tonight at Housing Works in SoHo and features Sasha Frere-Jones, Alex Ross, Robert Christgau, Starrene Rhett, ... More >>
Since we're in festive spirit (or something) today, and since we never say no to the lost alligator beat, we're helping a girl out. Via the New York Times City Room, a woman named Emily, who lives in Canada but has been visiting the city, has submitted what can only be called a cry for help. ... More >>
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