Update, May 19: Judge Ronald Zweibel this morning sentenced Cecily McMillan to 90 days in jail with time served and time off for good behavior, plus five years probation. She'll finish out her sentence at Rikers, where she's been housed since being found guilty on Monday, May 5. She's also required ... More >>
One-man outrage machine Bill Donohue, president and evidently the sole member of the Catholic League, has asked for and received permission from the New York City LGBT March, a.k.a. the gay pride parade, to march with them in June. Donohue says he wants to hold a banner with the words "Straight Is G ... More >>
While St. Patrick's Day revelers were puking technicolor green on each other all up and down 5th Avenue, a mass beericide was narrowly averted at the Stonewall Inn, as part of what turned out to be a (relatively) gay-friendly St. Patrick's Day. The famed gay bar had planned a mass dumping of Guinnes ... More >>
St. Patrick's Day weekend is once again upon us, which means toasting complete strangers and kissing people because they're Irish is mostly acceptable (mostly -- no sexual harassment, now, ya hear?). Get out your green accessories and start testing your Irish luck -- here are 10 great ways to celebr ... More >>
There are plenty of middling faux-Gaelic watering holes that ply patrons with green beer on that shit show that is St. Patrick's Day, but if you prefer a less bastardized version of the Irish pub, the following picks should work just fine. With Guinness on our brains and sausage rolls in our bellies ... More >>
This coming Saturday, March 15, in a bunch of cities worldwide, disgruntled white supremacists will take to the streets, bearing banners that read "DIVERSITY" = WHITE GENOCIDE in very big red letters. The White Man March aims to be a large display of "coordinated pro-white activity," timed to coinci ... More >>
Consider this week's Cheap Laughs our gift to a city about to experience something terrible: the regurgitated Guinness festival that is St. Patrick's day. Lord, have mercy. Do yourself a favor. Avoid the ass-clowns at McWherever's and go watch some live comedy. Here is our roundup of the best in ind ... More >>
Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>
Prepping for St. Patrick's Day? While the city gets ready to paint the town green, there are plenty of other activities to occupy your time. From pasta specials to chef training programs, here's what's happening this week.
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Better Than: Watching The Departed on loop while shooting Jameson in your apartment on St. Patrick's Day. It might as well have been at a sporting event. Chants of "let's go Murphys [clap clap clap clap clap]" and waves of amped attendees in black and gold jerseys egging each other on and fighting ... More >>
This show’s hotter than a leprechaun with a pot of gold
Cops are looking for a homophobic fatso who slashed a gay guy with a razor blade at a West Village McDonald's earlier this week. But that was only after making homophobic comments to the man.The NYPD released photos of the 350-plus-pound man this morning. He's huge.According to authorities, about 7 ... More >>
Part 2 in a series. Part 1 can be read here. Blind GuildCare client Rachel Gonzalez hoped things would blow over after their final concert, and that at the very least, music therapist Debbie Moran would be back for a St. Patrick's Day sing-a-long. After all the, Guild had told her in December tha ... More >>
Before the 2012 edition of South By Southwest blows out of town, allow Village Voice Media's editors to share their favorite moments from the festival's fourth, and final, day.
The Saint Patick's Day feast at St. Peters in Spencertown, NY As I drove down the meandering highways and country lanes of Columbia County -- just southeast of Albany sandwiched between the Hudson River and the MA border - I passed sign after sign advertising corned beef and cabbage. Every rickety ... More >>
St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be filled with leprechauns and cheap whiskey. Here are five different ways to celebrate this Irish fest.
See what we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Where should you go for drunk food on St. Patrick's Day? We've got the answer: our 10 best late-night eats. We're also giving you 5 other ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, including snacking on Burger King's free fries and green ketchup.
Wear some horrific shade of black, brown, or grey to make a statement. And that statement will be: I'm not going along with your festivities and acting like this is a day for merry-making when open gays are still banned from being represented in the parade!
There are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Drinking excessive amounts of whiskey, jumping into a green river, dressing up as a leprechaun are just a few things that come to mind. Burger King has yet another idea: delighting in free fries and green ketchup like a 5-year-old. This weekend, ... More >>
Redheads get the VIP treatment for St. Patty's day
ChefMattRock/FlickrScrewed.Scarcely a week seems to pass that doesn't bring news of some vestige of New York being remade in the image of the upwardly mobile, possibly inebriated, and very vanilla young men and women who want to make the city their own, or at least cover it in vomit.
Adrienne GrunwaldPatrick Connolly: bad at school, good at cooking. Yesterday we celebrated St. Patrick's Day with Bobo chef Patrick Connolly. Today we shift gears back to the American heartland as he tells us about seasonally driven, local cooking.
It is a beautiful, beautiful Friday, and we're sitting here under fluorescent strip-lighting, taking a look back at the preceding four days. Bobo's Patrick Connolly talked about St. Patrick's Day food and getting excited about ramp season. Our 10 Best Soho Eats. A pictorial representation of put ... More >>
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Adrienne GrunwaldPatrick Connolly can't get behind green beer. Happy St. Patrick's Day! The one day of the year when it's appropriate to drink green beer and start imbibing at 9 a.m. To learn more about the cuisine from the land of limericks and leprechauns, we called up Irish-American chef ... More >>
JeffreyWiden/FlickrThe mottled and scrofulous exterior of this green monstrosity is enough to put you off your feed. Let's face it: Culinarily, apart from soda bread and maybe corned beef and cabbage, St. Patty's Day is a horrible holiday. And the only thing worse than green lager beer is gre ... More >>
If you, like us, are still traumatized by the gross roommate story we mentioned earlier, this will take the edge off. Here is an adorable kitten wearing a St. Patrick's Day hat, marching to a bonny tune. Did we mention it's St. Patrick's Day? Now, go get drunk.
Combine chocolate and beer this St. Patrick's Day with Brooklyn-based Nunu Chocolates' line of "Beer Chocolates." [NY1] At Yelp's headquarters in San Francisco, employees have 24/7 access to a keg of beer, but staff has to log in to an iPad app that records how much they drink. [NY Magazine] ... More >>
Before you drink, learn some Irish history
Dear Carl, Yesterday, I took apart your biblical hate against gay people, spewed in the wake of a horrifying batch of bullying, suicides, and torture that have millions of sensible adults breaking down doors to try and make the world safer for young gays. Your choice--supposedly ordained by ... More >>
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We've conditioned our liver for this day only
If you're planning to join the throngs of green-clad revelers later on today - provided you haven't already - we don't need to tell you what top Irish pubs will be packed. But if you prefer hosting your own St. Patrick's Day shindig, may we suggest an appropriate libation or two? Cocktail wunderki ... More >>
Who needs baseball? Models don't get labrum tears. An Obama Fried Chicken in Harlem. An ODB mural defaced in BedStuy. Change is in the streets! Free corned beef! But after all that Guinness, who can eat? New York's amateur drinkers may get a little rowdy today, but they'll have to hustle to bea ... More >>
While you're cleaning up the residual green vomit from St. Patty's Day and preparing to hide Easter eggs up your ass, how about doing something serious and profound? This week marks the fifth anniversary of the hideous U.S. invasion of Iraq, so this Saturday March 22 there'll be. . .a party? A danc ... More >>
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