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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 17, 2014

    Eat Cheaply: Mexican, Pakistani, and Uruguayan Fare

    Spendy weekend? Need to tighten the belt to make it to your next paycheck? We have you covered. Our cheap eats this week span the globe without leaving the boroughs. Not a single one will set you back more than $10.

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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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    December 2, 2013

    Banksy Copycat Wants You to Buy Black Friday Stencils in SoHo

    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 >>

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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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    May 30, 2013

    Blue Ribbon Beer Garden: An Early Look

    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 >>

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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 22, 2012

    Obama vs. Romney, Round 3: Where Should You Watch?

    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 >>

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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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    September 11, 2012

    Say Hello To GRK, Guy's American Kitchen and Bar

    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 >>

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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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    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 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 23, 2011

    Pig in a Box, Gift Suggestion #15

    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 >>

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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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    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 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

    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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    February 25, 2011

    This Weekend's NYC Rally Round-Up ​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 >>

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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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    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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    October 26, 2010

    Girl Loses Alligator Heads on D Train

    ​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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    May 1, 2009

    Week in Review: Penetration!

    Hey, it was porn week! Zach live-blogged the Dim Mak porn video. Jadakiss vowed to wake up beside you naked. Peter Saville's Erotic House of Pop streamed online. Asher Roth debuted his sweet new Bukkake-inspired video. (Speaking of which, Asher Roth should probably lose that hypeman.) The police i ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Drink This--Terras Gauda O'Rosal From Rias Baixas

    We like to drink the sort of wines Alice Feiring is always on about: wines made naturally, fermented using spontaneous yeast and with as few additives and interference as possible. Terras Gauda's O'Rosal is one such wine, a crisp and aromatic albarino-based blend that also incorporates loureiro and ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    SoHo vs. Disco, 1975: Vince Aletti's The Disco Files 1973-78: New York's Underground, Week By Week

    Vince Aletti, recently a long-serving editor at this paper, was an early and avid chronicler of the rise of disco in New York City in the early, mid, and late 1970s. In articles like the one above, "SoHo vs. Disco," from the June 16, 1975 Village Voice, Aletti was one of the first to write about cha ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Pols, Peeps Protest Prince St. Post Office Closing Threat

    Well, it's not a tea party, but pretty good for a local event: This morning about 150 citizens protested at the crappy Prince Street Post Office to protest its possible closing. The P.O. used to be where the Apple Store is now, but when the Macs moved in the branch got squeezed into a little nook ar ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    A Nation Turns to Whiskey

    While sales of other distilled liquors have slumped, whiskey sales are on the rise. [LA Times]Your iPhone can be turned into a cocktail database with the right app. Just add booze. [WSJ] The Food Network's Sandra Lee is launching her own magazine, Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade. It hits newsstands today.[ ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008

    Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich

    Behold the Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich! Today at the Culinary Loft in SoHo, Jif held its sixth annual Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest. Emerging victorious was 11-year-old Samuel Sosa, who is sixth grade at Loma Vista Middle School in Riverside, California. Sammy won a $25,00 ... More >>

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    January 23, 2008

    Heath Ledger and Lives Spent Heading for the Exit

    Heath Ledger in I'm Not There What I want to say about the death of Heath Ledger is…nothing. No speculation on why he committed suicide, if he committed suicide. No comment on the chronology, the circumstances, the known facts or lurid details of his passing. No outrage at the ghoulish gathering ... More >>

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    January 26, 2007

    Countdown for Proenza Schouler at Target

    February 4 should be circled on everyone's calendar. It is the official launch date for Proenza Schouler's Go International collection for Target. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette notes: The spring daywear and sportswear line, designed by award-winning duo Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollogh [sic], in ... More >>

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