Today we meet two New York Olympians who have made a huge splash in their young careers. While one has racked numerous accolades in his high school and collegiate career, the other is barely out of high school and already a bronze medal winner.Name: Alex MeyerAge: 24Olympic Event: SwimmingHometown: ... More >>
It's no question that both of today's featured New York Olympians got game. Heralded in the height of their high school careers as ones-to-watch, these two ladies have earned some of the highest honors in women's basketball. While one is a two-time gold medal Olympian already, the other, who was the ... More >>
Like much of America, we at the Village Voice have been bemused by Rafalca Romney, Mitt Romney's dressage horse who will be competing in the XXX Olympiad in London tomorrow. Imagine our surprise when we noticed that @RafalcaRomney was Tweeting*! We immediately emailed her, and Rafalca was more than ... More >>
One of today's Olympians is a first timer and the other is hoping that a third return will bring Olympic gold. Both have shown incredible promise from early on in their athletic careers, dominating the volleyball and cycling scenes as a senior in high school and a freshman in college. Name: Todd We ... More >>
We're not too sure if shooting and soccer are pastimes that go well together, but it seems to work fine for our Olympic duo in today's spotlight both hailing from Rochester, NY. While one is already a two-time Olympian the other should get a gold medal just for showing off their chiseled bod. Name: ... More >>
Today we take a look at two New York Olympians who have generated a lot of media buzz; one for his hard-earned return to the field of gymnastics, the other for potentially putting the US on the radar for the triathlon event.
The 2012 summer Olympics officially begins today in London. Though the Big Apple lost the bid to host these games back in 2005, we can take pride in the 35 New York-bred Olympians competing in the summer event. To get into the spirit of the festivities, we will be highlighting two of New York's own ... More >>
She's an Olympic gold medalist, the most prolific scorer--male or female--for Team USA in the history of international competition, and she even beat Michael Jordan one-on-one in that Gatorade commercial, but Mia Hamm is facing her newest challenge: Inspiring New York City girls to chase their dream ... More >>
"Lone" Lee, "Carnal" Lee, but never "Sur" Lee, Tim Lee has made a career out of being "Love" Lee. From his storied collection of vintage erotica to composing music for HBO's Real Sex to his curation of a Brooklyn nudie-art show, his mythology is steeped in women and the pursuit of a good time. Or ma ... More >>
Amateur boxing in Chinatown
"It's hard work, politicizing your whole life," read the subhed of Matt Labash's article in the rightwing Weekly Standard. At last, we thought when we saw this, they're going to own up to it! We can stop writing this accursed column -- and, freed of their delusions, conservatives can begin to live ... More >>
So where does the cause of U.S. soccer stand after Saturday's disappointing 2-1 loss to Ghana? Let's review: "I bet I can name the exact moment that soccer conquered America," wrote Jeff Z. Klein in the Voice after Cybil Shepherd cooed about how cute some of the players were on the Jay Len ... More >>
Balls to the walls, indeed.As one of the things "white people like," it comes as little surprise that World Cup has become increasingly popular in gentrified New York neighborhoods. This weekend, not only will every soccer bar in the city be packed (with many patrons who have probably never w ... More >>
Sean Hoard, a 23-year-old NYU grad and a member of Team USA at the 42BELOW Cocktail World Cup in New Zealand, shares the recipe for his winning Wellington Fizz, a vodka-based cocktail incorporating kiwi, passionfruit, club soda, and an egg white. [NY Daily News] Japan's popular wine manga se ... More >>
Forget the soda tax. Now, lawmakers are aiming to get their grubby little hands on our beer! A tax increase on mass-market beer -- microbrews would be exempt -- is one of the first new revenue-raising ideas Democrats have come up with in weeks. [AP] The Castello Plan in Ditmas Park, The Bode ... More >>
Chef KevRemember that Very Special Episode of Top Chef when Kevin Gillespie won the opportunity to compete for Team USA in the next Bocuse d'Or? Well, like so much else on Top Chef, his involvement with the competition proved illusory.
Bravo Last night's deadly serious episode was the last to take place in Vegas, and it was about time. How many more shots of the McRanch at sunrise can viewers take?
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Wednesday New York headlines...Natasha Richardson flown to New York, public still waiting for word of how serious her head injuries are from skiing accident......on life support, 'brain dead' say family members.IRS plans deduction to help Madoff victi ... More >>
The French Laundry's Timothy Hollingsworth isn't the only one representing Team USA in culinary competition. While Hollingsworth is participating in the Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France today and tomorrow, cheese mongers from our very own Murrary's Cheese (254 Bleecker Street) participated in one of the ... More >>
America's Hopes Rest on This Guy: Not Mickey, Timonthy HollingsworthWith the Bocuse d'Or, the Olympics of the culinary world, starting tomorrow both Time and the Los Angeles Times look at the chances for Team USA this year. America's hopes rest on Timothy Hollingsworth, a 29-year old sous chef at Th ... More >>