• Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    Experience Multicultural Snacking and Molecular Cocktails in Toronto

    Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town on occasion, since dozens of destinations lie within just a couple of hours of the city. In this Excursions column, we're covering the best places to eat in popular weekend trip locations. See more Excursions and Summer Fridays ideas in our archives ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    We Went to Karaoke with Weyes Blood's Natalie Mering

    A few years ago, Natalie Mering was living in a tent in New Mexico with her boyfriend, harvesting wild herbs that she'd then send overnight to a company that turned them into "pharmaceutical-grade tinctures," as she put it. One day, the two of them went to a lithium hot spring ("lots of lithium gas, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Crown Heights

    As Brooklyn's borough-wide gentrification sweeps farther and farther east, it's crystal clear that Crown Heights is under the hazy glow of kale-and-yoga tinted spotlights. Long known for its abundance of West Indian specialties, in recent years the bustling neighborhood has experienced a surge in no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    The Ear Inn: The Best Aged Bar in the City?

    Situated on Spring Street in west SoHo, The Ear Inn (326 Spring Street, 212-431-9750) would be a rare gem in any city: It's a reliable bar with interesting people, good food, and a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. Oh yeah, and it's also one of the oldest drinking establishments in the city, but th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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

    March 7, 2014

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

    The countdown to spring (March 20, if you're keeping track) begins this weekend. Spring means love and better weather, and both are in the air. Here's how to celebrate them: Urban Park Rangers will host an evening of gazing at the stars with a "Night Sky" talk at Belvedere Castle, in Central Park. A ... 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

    November 22, 2013

    10 Weekend Ideas Under $10: Renegade Craft Fair and CHERYL's Very Club Kid Sexxxy Thanksgiving

    Prepare for a full pre-Thanksgiving agenda this weekend as we help you sweat off the pounds (before you gain a couple next week) on the dance floor, and while you whiz through the shopping aisles. Pack some water. You're going to need it. Friday [Lit] Have a couple of shots tonight to honor come ... 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

    June 6, 2013

    A Look at How Citi Bikes Will Affect Local Bike Shops

    Unless you've been wasting away inside the past week and a half, snuggling with your A/C and bingeing on the new season of Arrested Development, you've seen the lines and lines of metallic blue Citi Bikes stationed across New York City, begging, as the slogan goes, you to hop on and "explore your ci ... 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

    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 15, 2012

    Say Hello To More 16 Handles, Ristorante Rafele

    16 Handles Frozen Yogurt is expanding across Manhattan with four additional stores. Already opened: Chelsea at 178 8th between 19th and 20th streets. Slated to open late August: Murray Hill at 428 Third Avenue between 29th and 30th streets. October opening: SoHo at 240 Lafayette between Spring and P ... 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

    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 22, 2012

    'Stain' Found as the Search for Etan Patz Continues

    This could be a breakthrough. According to CNN this morning, FBI officials have discovered a mysterious 'stain' on the concrete wall in the basement of a SoHo apartment. The site - a half-block away from where the young Patz vanished a little over 30 years - once belonged to long-standing suspe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Etan Patz Investigation: No Body, Lots Of Concrete

    About 40 FBI agents and New York City police officers lugged hundreds of pounds of concrete out of a basement in SoHo today in their search for new evidence in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz.As of this writing, authorities have not found a body in the basement of 127 Prince Street, where neighb ... 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 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 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 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

    January 24, 2012

    Presenting the Most and Least Compatible New York City Neighborhoods

    According to data released to us by OkCupid, some New York City neighborhoods are more likely to make connections on the dating site than others. This may seem intuitive in some ways, but it's better to know these things for sure, right? After all, just like that map that tells us where the single m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Cat Woman Convicted, Will Face Up to 15 Years in Prison

    ​Last year we watched, aghast but slightly intrigued, as a woman in a cat mask, later identified as Shana Spalding, a/k/a, "Purgatory," the singer in a death metal band called Divine Infamy, robbed high-end boutiques with a feline intensity (and a gun). Her wanted poster was the stuff of great ... More >>

  • 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

    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 >>

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    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 9, 2011

    Fashion Week: Johnny Weir, Long Lines at Fashion's Night Out

    Sharyn JacksonEven the hair had to wait in line at Louboutin​Fashion's Night Out, despite sounding grammatically incorrect when spoken, is a hugely successful idea. There's amazing talent and food and some decent freebies, but for the most part it encourages pretty people to dress up, buy stuf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    You Better Work: 21 Music-Heavy Fashion's Night Out Events

    Nicki Minaj performs at Yves Saint Laurent tonight. ​Let's be honest: Shopping isn't really the main attraction of Fashion's Night Out. Who has time to sift through sales racks when there are so many parties to go to? Some events—Drake's DJ set at Versace, Neon Indian's invite-only gig a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    New Yorkers Demand Use of Subway on Weekends, Now

    Not quite like Tokyo -- yet.​An article in the New York Times today alerts us to something you've probably known about, at least anecdotally, for a while. Good to have it proven, though, if only so your complaining can be official! Despite New York subways frequently having longer waits, screw ... 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

    Women and Their Sexual Fantasies, Circa 1973

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 12, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 15 Female fantasies by Elaine Louie Asking a woman her sexual fantasy is a new way of saying, "Who are you?" If she tells you, she may be doing a mental strip-tease or she may be trying to liberate herse ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    SUNY Purchase Art Professor Teaches Illegal Squatting

    ​Chris Robbins, an art professor at SUNY Purchase, is expanding his extra-curricular activities into teaching illegal squatting for his so-called "hipster students." Yesterday he held a class, unaffiliated with the university, in SoHo (appropriately, in a shuttered Catholic school on Mott Stre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    'Humans of New York' Photo Census Gives the Crowd a Face

    ​"It all started from just taking pictures of people," says Brandon Stanton as we walk onto a Queens-bound 7 train. Stanton is the editor and photographer of the New York City-based blog Humans of New York, a project that he initially started with the intention of taking a photographic census ... 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 >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Nicholas Brooks Charged With Attempted Murder in SoHo House Death of Sylvie Cachay

    ​Nicholas Brooks has been charged in the death of Sylvie Cachay, the swimsuit designer found dead in a bathtub at the SoHo House on Thursday, reports the New York Post. Brooks is still being held at the 6th Precinct, where he's been booked on the felony offense of attempted murder in the secon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    New Yorkers Actually Drink Less Than the Nationwide Average. Really.

    ​There's a new New York City drinking survey out, and chances are, you're a drinker, because more than half of New Yorkers of legal drinking age are (congrats!). We were surprised and vindicated to find, however, that New Yorkers on average (53%) actually drank less than the nationwide average ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    SOTC On the Media: An Interview with ASSME's Aaron Gell

    Do not attempt to attend this party. ASSME, sometimes known as the American Society of Shitcanned Media Elites, is a newly launched organization for purposes unclear, or not quite known, or just for drinking--again, unclear. Last week, the organization hosted a party with an open bar and everything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007

    Dead Fuckin' Last in the Alleycat

    Beer Biking = A natural buzz Photo: Greg Mango Dead Fuckin’ Last. DFL for short. It’s generally not the best way to finish a bike race or any other competition. But most races don’t begin at one bar and end at another. Most races aren’t called Chumpionships. “We’ve got one plan, on ... More >>

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