If you've ever been to the South Street Seaport during the summer, you're surely acquainted with the giant amoeba of tourists enveloping the pier; the bodies, circulating slowly but never going anywhere. Feel your chest tighten yet? Now imagine going to the port at the same time as a 7,000-person fl ... More >>
600 highwaymen take on Arthur Miller
A concept swap from the Torrisi team, a XXXL burger, and a short-lived market season all make today's round-up of neigbhorhood news.
You've gotta have a code. And, for years, a good one that's never failed us is TRUST JAMES IHA. The ex-Smashing Pumpkins and sometimes Perfect Circle guitarist knows things, and when word got out that fiery Brooklyn punk outfit Hunters were in the studio with Iha, well, we knew too. We put them on t ... More >>
SPQR in Little Italy closed this week, Grub Street reported. The restaurant on Mulberry Street had been open in some capacity for 30 years, but the phone lines are disconnected and many of the items inside the space were auctioned off, including coffee makers, wine racks, and stoves. The building th ... More >>
There's no doubt: New York is a buyer's market. At least where food is concerned. Stroll through the souk-like stalls of our city's great markets as you scarf down spicy, chicken pigs-in-blankets from Brooklyn Piggies and a chaser of Grady's Cold Brew, and revel in these first breezes of fall as yo ... More >>
Tuesday, August 21 Taco Tuesday. Tequileria Maya has taco special where guests can feast on $2 tacos. The offerings: al pastor pork taco with caramelized pineapple and the smoked brisket taco with avocado, creamy chile slaw, and pickled onion. Wednesday, August 22 Tequila Tasting at Maya. Starting ... More >>
Unlike other media outlets, we'll spare you the endless orgasm puns and just come right out and say it: the Trojan condom company held a free vibrator giveaway throughout the city yesterday -- that is, until Mayor Mike Bloomberg came and pissed on the parade.The condom conglomerate planned to giveaw ... More >>
Saturday's three-alarm fire at the South Street Seaport, which temporarily suspended the Voice's 4Knots Music Festival, was caused by faulty electrical wiring, according to a New York Fire Department spokesman.
The lineup for this year's 4Knots Music Festivalthe Village Voice's free summer-music extravaganza, taking place at the South Street Seaport on July 143is beginning to take shape, and this morning brings news of the first five bands on the all-day affair's docket. Among the artists playi ... More >>
Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner and that calls for some rounds of tequila and maybe a margarita or two. Here's a round-up of five places where you can get discounted booze on the Mexican independence day. 1) $5 bar at Tortoria. Tortaria's four Mexican-style beers on tap will all be $5 each ... More >>
Parties you'll remember the next day
Lauren BloombergFollow the powdered sugar. We've seen just about everything turn up at the duo of South Street Seaport markets (the New Amsterdam Market and Fulton Street Market), from hand-held pies to draft-pulled kombucha. But it's always exciting to stumble across something we've never se ... More >>
My smart phone is much funnier than I am. Recently, a friend asked where he could throw a birthday party for himself. After mulling the question over, taking into account his preferences in location, cuisine, and price level, I texted back Del Posto. The phone's auto-correct function sprung ... More >>
Bear's head mushrooms look more like polar bears than brown or black bears. With all the rain and general dampness, It's been the best year in memory for hunting wild mushrooms upstate and in the fungus-friendly areas of New England. Not only are the varieties more profuse, but the specime ... More >>
Yes, this classic "ploughman's lunch" featuring Stilton cheese, smoked salami, pickled beet salad, apple slices, and excellent rustic bread is available somewhere in the Seaport, and nothing could go better with a cold beer. (Try place #3.) With its cobbled streets, tall ships, and 18th-cen ... More >>
The kickoff party for the 4Knots Music Festivala prelude to July 16's big fest, headlined by Ted Leo and the Pharmaciststakes place at South Street Seaport's Pier 17 on July 9, and is it going to start off with a bang: Opening the show will be shred-happy New Brunswick trio Screaming ... More >>
Continuing the onslaught of free music this summer: The brand-new Beach Party Music Series begins July 10 and runs every Sunday through August 14 at the South Street Seaport's Beekman Beer Garden, a newly christened venue at Beekman Street and South Street on the north side of Pier 17. Among the ba ... More >>
We're about five and a half weeks out from the first annual 4Knots Music Festival, which is happening on July 16 at South Street Seaport. And today (hooray!) we can announce the free show's other three bands: battle-flag-wavers Titus Andronicus, nervy rockers Obits, and velvet-voiced Fiery Fu ... More >>
Pow Wow! headline the July 10 installment of the Sound Bites series. The South Street Seaport's Sunday-afternoon Sound Bites series, an offshoot of the River to River Festival that launched last year, is back for a handful of free afternoon concerts at the Fulton Stall Market (South Street be ... More >>
The first annual 4Knots Music Festival is approaching pretty quickly--July 16, South Street Seaport, in case you haven't yet marked your calendar--and today, we're announcing three bands playing the show. Headlining the day will be the Austin psych-sludgers The Black Angels; the Puerto Rico s ... More >>
Water Taxi BeachWell, so much for that. It looks like Pier Garten, the German beer garden that was supposed to replace South Street Seaport's Water Taxi Beach, may not actually materialize, thanks to the efforts of Community Board 1.
It's officially fall, y'all. And while that means, unfortunately, that Pavement Week has come to a close, we have a full schedule of dance-y affairs to keep you busy through the weekend. For the most part, we'll recommend you stay city-side. That is, unless seeing Zach Baron play black metal ... More >>
We'll get it out of the way early: This weekend is all about Saturday's Mad Decent Block Party. And even though we think Diesel is responsible for the worst marketing campaign of all time, you should drop by tonight's in-store pre-party anyway. From 5 to 7 p.m., saucy rapper Maluca tries her hand ... More >>
May we all look this relaxed in this situation. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week the words "Kanye West" became synonymous with social media, the rapper performed at Facebook while dissing Twitter, performed at Twitter while dissing his mother's old boyfriends, then joined Twitter, a thing he t ... More >>
The beach is in Bed-Stuy, suckers. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week we asked a Georgia-certified divorce attorney whether The-Dream had left his wife while she was eight and a half months pregnant because he would have had to pay more child support had he waited the full nine (or was it ju ... More >>
Golden Triangle take it off. All photos by birthday girl Rebecca Smeyne.So Saturday night's secret post-Siren, post-South Street Seaport party was drunken bikini bash out in Bed-Stuy, where Golden Triangle's O.J. San Felipe managed to electrocute himself via the deadly combination of crowd su ... More >>
Those flower pots aren't going to replace themselves. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week that 25,000 people converged on a South Street Seaport venue meant for only about 10,000, were denied a free Drake concert, and promptly began rioting, we dodged metal chairs, watched as Police Commission ... More >>
William Coupon/New Amsterdam MarketNew Amsterdam, new vendors.When the New Amsterdam Market returns to the South Street Seaport next Sunday, it will have a few more local vendors on its roster.
Take one down, pass it around
This seems like a great recipe for a riot: New York Times Arts & Leisure cover boy Drake playing a free show in the rap capital of the world on the day his sure-to-be-#1 Thank Me Later hits stores. With teen-pop survivors Hanson. And local art-rap pranksters Ninjasonik. So if the sheer popula ... More >>
Bivalves abounded at last year's New Amsterdam Market.It's back! Following its City of Merchants fundraiser last Saturday, the New Amsterdam Market has just announced it will be returning to the South Street Seaport on Sunday, June 27. There will be subsequent monthly markets on July 24 and A ... More >>
This may not be signage, technically, but it's so uniquely colored that we have to say something about it.
Photo (c) Robert Schaffer. Dick Zigun is the artistic director of Coney Island USA. His Sideshows by the Seashore not only features the last "10 in One" sideshow, but showcases burlesque, houses a museum, and plays hosts to many events, including the Coney Island Film Festival, and is the headqua ... More >>
View Larger Map DATE: Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, 4:24 a.m. LOCATION: South Street Seaport - Pier #17, Manhattan. It took six weeks, but the police have tracked down the alleged killer of DJ Omar Trent who was shot during a brawl that spilled off of a party boat at the South Street Seaport back on Au ... More >>
Rebecca SmeyneThese Are Powers' Pat getting his temperature taken in China In the week leading up to All Points Wet (har har), vandals insulted the word "gay" in describing Coldplay, we came up with suggestions for a Beastie Boys tribute on Friday at All Points West, and there were plenty of ... More >>
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