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    April 3, 2014

    NYPD Shuts Down Foamposite Sneaker Release Because of Big Crowd

    Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite One sneakers, released Thursday April 3 at 11 a.m., retail for $250. They sold out by 11:05 a.m. April 3, but you can cop a pair on eBay for $900. That sort of appreciation rate explains why a crowd of sneakerheads and sneaker investors and the kind-hearted girlfriends ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Weekend

    We're giving you a lot of weird stuff to do this weekend. Don't even attempt to question it. Tonight sing-along to your favorite '90s tunes (Color Me Badd, Dr. Dre, etc.) at Union Hall, or dance to a mash-up of Daft Punk and Michael Jackson at the Bell House. Also, there's a Taylor Swift group art s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Sugar Flower Cake Shop Owner Amy Noelle Finds Inspiration in Flowers and at The Frick

    It was the summer breaks and early weekday recesses that led then high school math teacher Amy Noelle to sign up for cake decorating class, where she quickly discovered she had a knack for baking -- and family and friends quickly took notice. "I have five nieces and nephews, and I started making the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    10 Great Portable Potables to Warm Those Chilly Mitts

    Although we'd much rather stay put with a comforting pot of stew, for folks forced to brave the elements while those clumsy weather gods accidentally drop their frozen cocaine stash all over our fair city, hot, portable snacks can act like edible hand warmers (ed. note -- do not use on feet). Short ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Mooncake Delivers Meals with Healthy Resolve

    The conclusion of the first month of the new year serves as a major milestone for those that made fitness-related New Year's resolutions. And while behavior change is always a challenging endeavor, the phenomenon of the Polar Vortex hasn't aided the cause. The cold leads to discomfort, discomfort le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    10 Great Hangover-Busting Meals for New Year's Day

    Hey you! Yes, you there -- with the Ruinart Rosé Brut splashed across your front, vision blurred from tinted 2014 novelty glasses since smeared with, gosh, was that blue cheese foam? You look like you could use a good meal. Maybe you should get on that, once the ringing in your ears subsides, anywa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    The 10 Best Hot Chocolates in NYC

    Surely one of winter's greatest treasures, a mug of hot chocolate can feel as restorative as a multi-dimensional meditative trance (FYI: nirvana looks like Beyonce eating a cronut). No matter how cold or dreary it gets, this elixir with ancient roots -- the Mayans beat us to it by at least two mille ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    The 10 Best Macaroni and Cheeses in NYC

    Unless you're a lactose-intolerant celiac, odds are you've got a soft spot for macaroni and cheese. Among the numerous dishes that make up the comfort food lexicon, the spruced up noodles hit that perfect balance of crisp crust and gooey interior, and the top renditions can be downright mesmerizing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    New Yorkers Remember Lou Reed

    When news broke yesterday afternoon of Lou Reed's passing, the inevitable torrent of Tweets followed shortly thereafter. It's now a common part of the "famous person dead" cycle, folks far and wide remembering their first encounter with the recently deceased's work in 140 characters snippets. But th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Marc Vidal Brings Spain Stateside via a Growing Boqueria Empire

    The first time I met Marc Vidal, he was sipping wine on a West Village patio while he casually grilled a packet of green onion-like calçots over a charcoal flame, explaining in a lilting Spanish accent the Calçotada festival, a tradition from his native Barcelona that he holds dear for its dedicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Travi$ Scott and A$AP Ferg Rap on Top of Mike Dean's Piano for 'Boiler Room Live'

    Better Than: Watching rappers perform at ground level. Hip-hop doesn't usually do small, intimate "living room performances," but maybe that's because rappers haven't found the right living room. Last night, Travi$ Scott and A$AP Ferg took over producer Mike Dean's SoHo penthouse loft for the late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    MYSTERY SOLVED: Who Is The Author Behind The Most Beautiful Craigslist Missed Connection of All Time?

    Craigslist is menagerie of oddities both gorgeous and grotesque. You can find anything on there: fan fiction about your favorite band, a record store, organs, a baby, certain death, even love.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    The Mayoral Third Is Here: Adolfo Carrion Accepts Independence Party Nom

    Enter the independent candidate for Mayor. And, for the first time in a while, it is not Mr. Bloomberg. Last night in SoHo, the Post reported that the Independence Party voted unanimously to elect Mr. Carrion as their nominee of the upcoming race for the keys to City Hall. He will go against whoeve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Mary Ellen Johnson Shows Her Lifelike Food Paintings in Soho

    Mary Ellen Johnson started painting food as a way to cope with struggles surrounding her weight. What she didn't expect was to have a solo show at SoHo gallery OK Harris where she could showcase 11 of her large-scale detailed paintings food paintings. "It was a good subject for me to explore... wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Machine Gun Kelly on Lace Up Being His Reasonable Doubt, Refuting Purists and Why Microsoft "Needs Jesus"

    It's the eve of his debut album release and Machine Gun Kelly is in the middle of the requisite new rapper media blitz, which, quite frankly, he hates. Right now though, he's grappling with a bigger problem: Does he order Delicatessen's brioche French toast or cheeseburger mac and cheese? It's befor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Aki Matsuri, An Apple Festival

    It's the first week of October and we have for you a round-up of a lot of great restaurant deals and specials. Check it out: Tuesday, October 2 Pulled Pork @ City Grit. City Grit will be hosting a pulled pork dinner. Tickets are $55 and there will be a slow roasted bo ssäm snack, some fried chick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2012

    The Reason(s) Behind the No-White-After-Labor-Day Rule (Blame the One Percent!)

    Tomorrow is Labor Day - that first Monday of September where people eat, drink and travel, all in the name of summer's end and universal workers' rights. It is the mark of a season's passing and one holiday that comes with a set rule overused in jokes and conversational side comments: you cannot wea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Gay Activists Join to Make One Last Plea to Stop Demolition of "Gay Commune" 186 Spring Street

    Earlier today, around 40 gay activists and onlookers including State Senator Tom Duanes and City Councilmember Danny Dromm gathered in SoHo today in front of 186 Spring Street, the site of a nearly 200-year-old house that they argued played a major role in gay rights and AIDS activists history in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Julien Chabbott, Millionaire Asshole Who Ran Over Cop's Foot, Sued for $10 Million

    We assume no one's forgotten about Julien Chabbott, the 28-year-old millionaire Internet entrepreneur who is (sadly) more famous for his relationship with The Hills reality 'star' Stephanie Pratt. He became a viral celebrity when, two weeks ago in SoHo, he rolled his $257,000 red Ferrari Spider over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Live: Kip Moore Brings A Little Bit Of Country To New York City

    Kip Moore Bowery Ballroom Friday, August 3 Better than: Having to take the train to Long Island or bus to New Jersey. Nearly halfway through his set, after opening with Up All Night favorites "Crazy One More Time" and "Beer Money" and throwing in a Ryan Bingham cover for good measure, Kip Moore di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Free Yoplait Greek Yogurt Samples On Friday, But Is It Actually Yogurt?

    [See More Events: Free Gluten-Free Pudding On The Upper East Side | Food Truck Festival At South Street Seaport] Another free food event for this week (check out the others here and here). Yoplait will be giving out free samples of their Greek yogurt on August 3 from 7am-11am. The new product calle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2012

    Big Apple's Unemployment Rate Hits 10% Again

    We hate the phrase 'double-dip,' especially when it becomes an unfortunate reality.In September of 2009, as President Obama's stimulus package was beginning to leak into the economy, New York City's unemployment rate hit its peak of 10.1% and stayed there for six months. Since then, the job num ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2012

    N.Y.C. Vs. D.C.: An Urban Culture Breakdown

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Every year, during the hot, humid, heat waves of summer, my father and I plan a historical trip of some sort to escape the hustle and bustle of New York for a few days and surround ourselves with nothing but some good ol' Founding Father lovin'. Last June, we traveled to Getty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    10 Best Doughnuts in New York

    [See More 10 Bests: Gelatos | Pastry Shops] Doughnuts may just be bits of dough, dropped into hot oil, but a fine piece of fried dough can be a truly beautiful thing. From classic cake doughnuts and glorious yeasted beasts, to creamy stuffed buns, here are our 10 favorites in NYC right now. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Six Concerts That You Can Perform In Today, Even If The Only Musical Instrument You Own Is Your Voice

    Today is Make Music NY, a citywide explosion of free live music that stretches from the Rockaways to Tottenville to Riverdale—if you leave your house today, there's a good chance that in addition to sweating, you'll hear at least one musician sawing away at their craft. One crucial part of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2012

    Drake Faces #YOLO Charges for SoHo Brawl with Chris Brown

    When you send a note to someone that reads, "I'm fucking the love of your life, deal with it" it's most likely not going to end well. Especially if they had just bought you a bottle of champagne.Late Thursday night, at the swanky SoHo spot W.i.P., the entourages of R&B singer Chris Brown and rap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Etan Patz Murder Suspect On Suicide Watch; Says He Had "Urge" To Kill

    Exactly 33 years to the day after 6-year-old Etan Patz allegedly was murdered in the basement of a SoHo bodega, the suspect in the murder, 51-year-old Pedro Hernandez, has been placed on suicide watch at Bellevue Hospital.Police say placing Hernandez on suicide watch is precautionary, but that the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Etan Patz Disappearance: Search Of SoHo Basement Suspended, Turns Up Zilch...So Far

    The search for clues in a SoHo basement in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz was suspended indefinitely last night -- and, so far, it's turned up precisely zilch.FBI agents and NYPD investigators spent the last four days tearing up the cement floor of a basement just blocks from where P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Etan Patz Disappearance: Authorities Searching SoHo Apartment Building

    A law enforcement source confirms to the Voice that authorities currently are searching a building in SoHo looking for clues in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz."The search on Prince Street is for new evidence in the Patz case," the source says, declining to go into further detail about what evid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Etan Patz Disappearance: Authorities Dig Up SoHo Basement, Identify "Target" Of Probe

    Law Enforcement officials confirm to the Voice that investigators have dug up the concrete basement of a SoHo building in search of evidence in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz.Additionally, sources say the "target" of the investigation is a neighborhood handyman named Othneil Miller, 75, who wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2012

    Midtown Jewelry Maker's Showroom For Bunnies, Bunny-Lovers

    It's Easter weekend, which means it is time for bunny-related news. The New York Daily News today draws our attention to Sequin, a jewelry showroom-cum-bunny home, in Midtown. Dottie, Biggles, Badger, Lollie and Fanny hop around in the showroom along with four rescued kitties. The owners of Sequin a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    Boutique Bunny Stolen By Cowboy-Hat Wearing Thieves Returned

    This bad week for bunnies now has at least some good news. Miss Cooper, a Holland Lop bunny that served as a "mascot" for the SoHo boutique Alexander Berardi, was returned Saturday after having been stolen Wednesday by a couple wearing cowboy hats. Store co-owner and manager Christopher Kulukundis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2012

    The New York Of The Future? Say Hello to 'LoLo'

    And another hundred people just got off of the train? Try another two hundred thousand. An article printed in the Sunday New York Times -- which poses in its headline the daunting question: "How Many People Can Manhattan Hold?" -- explains that the Department of City Planning's Population Division e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Long Island City Clubhouse Is Getting Serious About Comedy

    ​Let's face it -- Long Island City is just way cooler than your typical go-to trendy neighborhoods in New York City. It's got that great combo of not-yet-too-gentrified, still-a-safe-place-to-chill, not-as-hipster-as-Williamsburg, and very-friggin'-close-to-Manhattan-AND-Brooklyn. At the hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    "Catwoman" Burglar Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

    Shana Spalding, the woman behind the infamous "catwoman burglary" of 2010, will be heading to prison for the next decade. The 29-year-old, who moonlighted as the lead singer of a death metal band called Divine Infamy before her crime spree landed her in jail, raged at prosecutors and reporters after ... More >>

  • Music

    January 25, 2012

    Antony Goes Into the Light

    The singer brings his singular vision to Radio City

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Wampum, Hamptons Skate Shop, Will Open SoHo Location Next Week

    ​Skaters, take note: A new high-end skate shop is opening in SoHo next week. Wampum, a Bridgehampton skate boutique run by the Ficalora brothers (it's located behind their mom's jewelry store), is expanding into Manhattan. Marley and Lennon Ficalora opened Wampum in June in Bridgehampton. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    App Makes Complaining About the Cabbie Who Wouldn't Take You to Brooklyn Even Easier

    ​Complaining about taxi service is something of a New York City hobby, whether it's justified or not. But the systems through which you can complain (calling 311, or reporting a complaint online) can be cumbersome, especially when you're still in the cab. However! There's an app for that, avai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street Protesters Spread Over Lower Manhattan in March for Oakland

    C.S. MuncyProtesters march in Lower Manhattan in solidarity with Occupy Oakland.​A familiar story: protesters from Occupy Wall Street marched last night. This time the march, announced to us via text message earlier in the afternoon, was to be in solidarity with Occupy Oakland. Occupy Oakland ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Seven Sets You Should See During CMJ Week: Main Attrakionz, EMA, Dierks Bentley, And More

    Main Attrakionz. ​ Sound of the City's staff has opinions about which bands to see at the CMJ festival, happening around the city this week. Here, Nick Murray offers his seven picks—well, six festival-affiliated artists and one dude who just happens to have a couple of NY-area shows this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Yoko Ono Accused of Selling Altered John Lennon Artworks

    ​Yoko Ono rented out a big space in SoHo this weekend and held a sale of her late husband John Lennon's artworks. Lennon would have been 71 this year. A Florida-based "artist, creator of original lithographs, scholar, and author" named Gary Arsenau is accusing Ono of selling Lennon works that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Alison Price Becker Will Open Alison 18, an Heir to Alison on Dominick

    The dining room of Alison on Dominick.​After a 10-year hiatus from the New York dining scene, Alison Price Becker is returning to the fray with Alison 18.

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    July 28, 2011

    Live: Black Rob Gets Back To Basics At The Apple Store

    ​ Black Rob Apple Store (SoHo) Wednesday, July 27 Better than: Waiting around the Genius Bar while a new trackpad gets installed in your MacBook. "Things are different now. There are computers. Dudes are going in with the computers", Black Rob proclaimed with a grin. Despite the obvious iro ... More >>

  • Film

    June 8, 2011
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    May 22, 2011

    Joseph Brooks, "You Light Up My Life" Songwriter, Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

    ​Joseph Brooks, Oscar-winning songwriter and accused rapist, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment today in what police are calling a suicide. He was 73. Brooks was found with a dry cleaning bag over his head, near a hose attached to a helium tank. Police have a suicide note but will not relea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2011

    Obama Ordered Bin Laden Raid On 50/50 Chance; Cairo Mobs Attack Churches

    ​National Security Adviser Tom Donilon told CNN that President Obama decided to go through with the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden based on "what was probably a 50-50 case that Osama bin Laden was there." In light of that info, it's interesting to read this alternate history of what would have h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Carrie Bradshaw's 'Guide to the Real New York City' Includes SoHo, Benihana

    ​The Sex and the City franchise will never die. It will just keep getting younger and younger, but also sadder and sadder, like the Benjamin Button of chick-lit. This summer we can look forward to the cinematic version of Summer in the City, the tale of Carrie, Samantha, and Miranda (where was ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Little Italy is Dead, Long Live Chinatown

    ​"Little Italy is becoming Littler Italy," the New York Times declares in today's paper, noting that census results released in December count not one person living in the New York City neighborhood as a native of Italy. This time around, only 5 percent of residents in the 24-square-blocks ide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Dorie Greenspan Discusses Around My French Table and Why She Got Fired From Her Early Jobs

    Alan RichardsonBe like Dorie Greenspan and fear not if you fuss with frosting.​ Dorie Greenspan is the ultimate baking guru, having written classics like Baking: From My Home to Yours and Paris Sweets. And now she shows readers her savory side with her new cookbook, Around My French Table. S ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Finally, Days Numbered for Illegal Hotels?

    ​When the Jensen Family checked into one of Robert "Toshi" Chan's "suites" at the Zen Garden House, they weren't paying Marriott prices. The window screens in the bedroom were torn and the bathroom walls were full of mold, one of which had a gaping hole. They found hair in the shower stall. It ... More >>

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