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    March 21, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

    Just five more days until our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, when more than 80 restaurants from around the city will come together under one roof at Basketball City (299 South Street). Have you purchased your tickets to feast? Your $60 general admission fare ($70 at the door) gets you unl ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 21, 2014

    12 Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: A $7 latte hits Brooklyn, a Death and Company vet concocts cocktails in Astoria, and Cómodo's husband-and-wife duo o ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 11, 2013

    The Benefits of Coffee Cupping and Where to Do It in NYC

    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 >>

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    November 4, 2013

    A Crash Course in Tea -- and Where to Drink the Good Stuff in NYC

    Perhaps you've noticed the slow but steady proliferation of tea shops and bars throughout NYC? If you haven't, you will now: The spread of the tea movement (not to be confused with the floundering Tea Party movement), the second most consumed beverage in the world after water, is currently in its St ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    Courtney Love: "I'm 48, of Course I Listen to Avett Brothers. It's What Women My Age Do"

    "This tour is really an 'I'm still alive' tour," says Courtney Love in between a series of radio shows and meetings. Was there ever any doubt? She's busier than ever, and our brief conversation with her is stuffed with quick-fire anecdotes, a fondness for discussing her recently-read list of books f ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 28, 2013

    'Coding 101' Could Be Coming To A NYC Public School Near You

    Mayor Bloomberg has repeated time and time again that he believes New York City will be the next Silicon Valley. And, in some senses, his dream is coming true: SoHo has become a start-up assembly machine, Long Island City is attracting tech-hybrid manufacturers with its large, abandoned warehouses a ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Whole Earth Bakery Uses Crowdfunding to Stay Afloat

    Peter Silvestri started Whole Earth Bakery with his mother back in 1978. Together they ran an all-vegan bakery, and served sweet and savory goods out of a storefront on Spring Street. "That was before SoHo became 'SoHo,'" said Silvestri. After Hurricane Sandy, the loss of goods combined with mounti ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    What's Happening: Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive and Mission Chinese Sandy Relief Fundraiser

    Monday, December 3 Five Ambassadors of the New York City Culinary Experience: Join the owners of Russ & Daughters, Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese, and Amanda Hesser from Food52 as they talk about food and its place in history and community. New York Times' Sam Sifton will moderate the discussion at ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Pedro Hernandez, Etan Patz Murder Suspect, Could Be Indicted This Week

    The man who confessed to killing six-year-old Etan Patz more than 30 years ago could be indicted for murder this week, despite there being little-to-no evidence that he killed the boy other than his confession.A grand jury will meet tomorrow to hear the state's evidence against Pedro Hernandez, who ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Etan Patz Disappearance: Pedro Hernandez Charged With Murder

    The man authorities believe is responsible for the 1979 kidnapping and death of 6-year-old Etan Patz was indicted on murder charges this afternoon -- five months after confessing to killing the boy.Pedro Hernandez has been charged with two counts of second degree murder and one count of kidnapping f ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    PSA: Free Nutella This Week All Over New York

    Nutella has launched a coast-to-coast "Breakfast Tour" and will be stopping in New York City this weekend. According to their Facebook page, the truck will be filled with "tasty free samples," or up to 5,000 13 ounce jars while supplies last. Full schedule after the jump.

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    October 1, 2012

    Happy National Sake Day

    Happy National Sake Day. A bunch of restaurants around town are celebrating with Sake Hour. The holiday coincides with the start of the sake season in Japan, when brewing officially begins. Here's our round-up: - Haru is inviting New Yorkers to toast to this tradition on a dime during Sake Hour, wh ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 4, 2012

    Facebook Allows Brands to Use Your 'It's Complicated' Status Against You

    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 >>

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    May 27, 2012

    More Cracks and Confusion in the Etan Patz Suspect's Confession

    A confession is not an end goal so let's not jump to any conclusions yet. Because there's still plenty to discuss in these recent developments in the Etan Patz story.On Friday, fellow Voice writer Graham Rayman speculated on the aftermath of Pedro Hernandez's confession to killin ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Etan Patz Suspect In Custody; Pedro Hernandez Tells Cops He Lured Boy With Candy Before Killing Him

    NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly announced this morning that a suspect in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz is currently in custody.The suspect has been identified as Pedro Hernandez, who was arrested yesterday in Camden, New Jersey.Kelly says Hernandez made statements to police implicating ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Flatiron Bake Sale to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

    The second annual Cookies For Kids' Cancer Bake Sale will take place tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside of the Flatiron Building on 23rd Street.

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    May 12, 2012

    A Breakdown of the NYC Bike Share Map

    The bicycles are comin'! The bicycles are comin'!Yesterday, the New York City Department of Transportation released the initial 420 bike share station locations for the program that will unleash (eventually) 10,000 bikes onto the already crammed streets of New York by 2013. Influenced by NYU's ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Our 10 Best Places to Take Mom

    If you really love your mom, you might want to consider skipping the Mother's Day specials this year. They tend to be such gloomy experiences as restaurants transform into brunch factories for the day and serve mediocre set menus. Instead, I suggest you take your mother out in the evening, like a re ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    February 26, 2012

    Army Officers Killed Over Quran Burnings In Afghanistan; Occupy Town Square Set For Tompkins Square Park Today; Subway System Sees Injury, Death

    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 >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Got Married Because of 'The New Deal'

    Eric Cantor met his wife in a liberal hotbed. The Republican House majority leader apparently went on a blind date with his wife, Diana, at The New Deal, a now-defunct SoHo restaurant with an FDR motif. As detailed by the Observer, the fiscal conservative told the Association for a Better New York ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Surprise, Surprise: New York Becomes Even Less Affordable

    Manhattan living has become more overpriced than before, even though there are more open apartments than in January 2011, a new study has found. Citi Habitats, one of the town's largest real estate firms, says that rents have gone up 5 percent compared to last year. "While rents often decrease dur ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 20, 2012

    This Week's Specials: Soused Scribes and Savory Sichuan

    Totally tofu...​Fork in the Road sticks its nose in a book with this week's Literary Lushes: Our 10 Favorite Book (and Play)-Writing Boozers. Robert Sietsema samples Upper East Side sichuan in his review of Land of Plenty. Lauren Shockey snacks on mozzarella sticks in her review of SoHo ho ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 1, 2011

    TrustoCorp Art Collective: 'Our Country Has Always Been Racist, Violent, and Oppressive'

    "Empire Falls" from Life Cycle​If you live in New York City or L.A., you've probably seen TrustoCorp's work more than once. They're an art collective behind often politically charged street art, including fake street signs, fake products, hijacked billboards, phone booth ads, and altered subwa ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    The New York City Marathon Helps You Eat Italian

    Lauren BloombergA little something from Osteria Morini to propel you over the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.​ The New York City Marathon is coming up in just 10 short days. You know what that means? There's going to be a lot of pasta eating in this city. Nothing sets you up better for a big race th ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Frites 'N' Meats Is Indeed Back Today, with Free Fries for All

    Welcome back, guys.​We love a truck that keeps its promises. Last week, Frites 'N' Meats, the burger-and-fries food truck that suffered an explosion three months ago, announced that it expected to be back up and running this week. Lo and behold, it is hitting the streets today. And what do New ... More >>

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    August 6, 2011

    Jennifer Tzar, Photographer, Arrested for Having 10 lbs. of Weed in her Apartment​On 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 >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Olivier Quignon 'In' at DBGB; Jamie Oliver 'Out' at Sainsbury's

    ​Olivier Quignon is the new executive chef at DBGB. He's not new to the Boulud empire, though, having served as executive sous-chef at Bar Boulud. Quignon replaces Jim Leiken, who will head up the kitchen at Café Boulud in Palm Beach. [Grub Street] Christopher Lee, formerly of Aureole, can n ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 7, 2011

    NYC is a 'Ghost Town': 1 in 25 Manhattan Homes Are Empty Because of Rich People

    Apartment at the Trump/ Only slept in it once​Out 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 >>

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    April 27, 2011

    What Really Happened with Don Hill's Closing?

    ​The SoHo rock club--which was reopened in September by two guys I'll call the Re-openers--has shuttered after Hill's death, and as Page Six reported, it's now being turned over to developers. Well, this is what an insider tells me:

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    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 26, 2011

    Lance Loud From An American Family: My Exclusive Interview

    ​In 1973, PBS aired An American Family, a revolutionary look at a Santa Barbara clan's collapsing under the weight of infidelity, deceit, and the son announcing he's gay. It was basically the original reality show and it's just been revived on PBS as well as forming the subject of HBO's Cinem ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Frying Dutchmen to Peddle Deep-Fried Carbs in Fancy Frites Form

    Crain'sFlying into New York next week.​Just when you thought artisanal grilled cheese trucks were going to supplant Korean taco trucks as the gourmet mobile food vendor of the moment, into the picture flies The Flying Dutchmen, specializing in fancypants French fries.

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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 >>

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    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 23, 2011

    Abortion Billboard in SoHo Calls Out African Americans During Black History Month

    ​Life Always, an anti-abortion group, revealed a giant new billboard today at Sixth Avenue and Watts Street in the New York City neighborhood of SoHo, featuring a picture of a young black girl and text that reads, "The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb." Underneath is ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Nick Brooks, Accused SoHo Strangler, Doesn't Really Get That "Right to Remain Silent" Thing

    ​Nick Brooks, the 24-year-old accused of strangling his swimsuit designer girlfriend and leaving her body in a SoHo House bathtub, is afraid of going to jail. And can't shut up about it. The Daily News has some quotes from his arraignment and court records that suggest he probably should take his ... 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 >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Contest: What Are New Yorkers Thankful For in 2010?

    ​Thanksgiving: The holiday commemorating the time this country's forefathers took a bunch of natives out to dinner before killing, raping, stealing from, and giving diseases to said natives, one that even the most pink-liberal New Yorkers find themselves celebrating in some iteration. It is, a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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