The government officially shut down at midnight, which means that, for the time being, only essential government services will be in operation. High on the list of government services deemed "nonessential" is the management of federal Twitter accounts. Along with the national parks, the Environme ... More >>
Water cost a dollar on last night's Summer of Riesling Wine Cruise, but the wine was free, and 300 lovers of the German varietal embarked on a three-hour voyage around New York Harbor to imbibe, part of a summer-long initiative to promote Riesling, engage new drinkers, and dispel any misconceptions ... More >>
In their first movie Unclear Holocaust, the anonymous crew of remix provocateurs who call themselves the Anti-Banality Union sliced up decades-worth of Hollywood disaster movies to create a troubling and frequently hilarious critique of the post-9/11 security state and Hollywood's own civilizational ... More >>
Better than: That cousin of yours who has fantastic taste and knows he has fantastic taste coming to your house and playing you fantastic music and showing you a great time, and every so often you catch him looking at you in a condescending way and you want to enjoy yourself less but you just can't ... More >>
Sometimes the best ideas come to you while you're sitting drunk in the back of a taxi cab. At least that's how it happened with three adventure-seeking buddies from England who are riding a taxi across the globe in an effort to break the world record for longest taxi ride ever.
Usually, the advisors of even the most aging white male Republican candidate will pay some crude lip service to the idea of a multi-culti America. Not Rick Perry, though; we've watched his latest video "America is Caling" through a couple of times, and from what we can see, there is not one non-whit ... More >>
Since 1958, the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display has been a New York City tradition. The fireworks were originally set off on the Hudson, but in 1976 they moved to the East River. Last year, they returned to the Hudson to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of ... More >>
Obama souvenirs sell "like hot cakes" near Ground Zero Excitement over Osama Bin Laden's death has turned Ground Zero into an attractive destination for New York's street vendors and tourist-shop owners, according to the Spanish-language daily. Outdoor merchants are making a fortune with s ... More >>
Back in the old days.Ten years ago today, the Fresh Kills landfill accepted its last garbage barge, closing after 54 years as a favor from Rudy Guilani to Staten Island. The dump, "visible from space, taller than the Statue of Liberty and once the world's largest landfill," as WNYC puts it, w ... More >>
Ariel Panero, doing what he did. Photo via Facebook.The news began to circulate on Tuesday--Ariel Panero, the audacious NYC promoter behind Less Artists More Condos, had passed away suddenly, at the age of 25. Two days later, the details of what exactly happened are still in part unknown. But ... More >>
Return of the downtowners--new work from Tim Miller and Holly Hughes
The Runway Rundown 1. With only five contestants left, and a limp challenge receding into the distance (Andy's winning Lululemon knockoff was immediately co-opted without pay by Heidi Klum for Grey and Listless Athletic Wear), this week's Project Runway challenge is a welcome return to two s ... More >>
The Mayor stands tall
Image via Darrell BellHip-hop is the world's most brazenly capitalist genre of music. If Jay-Z's not talking about playing Monopoly with real cash, then Kanye West's tweeting about the cherub-motifed Persian rugs and golden goblets he's just scored at Fishs Eddy. But while certain rotund rap ... More >>
So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Mosaic Man Jim Power and his dog, Jessie Jane"Wake up, New York! Are we kidding? I will be the #1 tourist attraction in this place, and that includes the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty," boasts Jim Power -- a/k/a, New York's Mosaic Man (so dubbed in a 1988 Voice article) -- who has ... More >>
With no Charlotte Rampling to poke, the video artist turns to Venice and Lady Liberty
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. Previous reasons here and here. 9/11 was a tough hit on everyone, especially New Yorkers. But everyone, even people who hated this city, wanted to see the city come back from it. And so we ... More >>
Kevin Pomplun when he's not making brisket.When Picnick, Smoked first opened in Wall Street Park just over three weeks ago, Financial District workers flocked to it like piranhas to a synchronized swimmer. Tales of 100-deep lines and depleted brisket supplies were commonplace, and Will Goldf ... More >>
In the week "I ain't shoot nobody in like...since the early 90's" irretrievably entered the American lexicon, we learned with some dismay that David Carradine very likely left this earth the hard way. And more grim news: Koko Taylor, 1928-2009. Live: Doves cry at Terminal Hall, Art Brut's second-ni ... More >>
You know things are bad when Fleet Week in New York is described as "subdued," but that's what amNY calls it, because the Navy is sending "the smallest contingent of major combat ships to New York Harbor in the event's 22-year history." The Navy says it's trying to cut costs. More fallout from the t ... More >>
Photos by Brennan Cavanaugh (We rather spontaneously interviewed longtime Stop Shopping advocate and current Green Party candidate for Mayor Reverend Billy Talen and despite interruptions -- at one point, in his zeal, he wandered out of cell phone transmission range -- got some of his ideas for " ... More >>
New York magazine is looking for New York newcomers, offering them a chance to take part in "a photo shoot of recent arrivals to New York City this Friday" if they have an interesting story to tell. Yeah, that's what they all say. Given the venue, and the accompanying photo of Anne Hathaway in The ... More >>
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, spends some time out in the cold with Christian Jankowski's Living Sculptures. Call it art vs. the Apple Store... Faced with the invitation to participate in the 1999 Venice Biennale, the then-31-year-old German artist Christian Jankowski relocated, ... More >>
Summer flings with water, towels, and a romp in the park
A kinda grand tour of the city's new, giant public art. And speaking of dips, look in the East River.
Art production fund, to the Armory!
On the delightful menagerie of brazen Rocks Off promoter Jake Szufnarowski
An alternative guide to Pride
The subversive mainstream friendliness of John Cameron Mitchell's sex-positive cheer
An ever evolving periscopic museum intended "for the people"
Long plagued by Johnny Friendlys, dockworkers fight to take back a mob-infested union
How George Bush and his Republicans mobilized half a million people
Top 100 Italian Restaurants
Boulder-raised but dreaming of sausage, Schnitzel, and Alexanderplatz
And the Press Thinks He's Nuts?
The Government Received Warnings of Bin Laden's Plans to Attack New York and D.C.
Investigating Imperialism With Julian LaVerdiere
Adrian at the Met
Tommy O. Does PennantsAnd Everything ElseWithout Apologies
An Artist Dead, a Downtown Arts Organization in Ruins
Minor-League Ball Comes to Coney and Staten Islands
Gale Norton Rings in an America Where Polluters Police Themselves and Environmentalists Go Extinct
Staten Island Gets Immersed In The Yankee Way