Karaoke brings people together like few other activities: You either sequester yourself into a windowless room with a group of friends where you bond over a shared knowledge of Gin Blossoms songs, or you work up the nerve to sing those songs in front of a room of strangers. Either way, it's hard to ... More >>
December is the final busy month before New York sees its tourism dip in January and February, and with all those out-of-towners comes the opportunity for easy money to be made at subway stations, in Times Square, and even at one of the city's museums. So, with a month left before Christmas, we pres ... More >>
For reasons we won't rehash here, you might be tired of the NFL and its players already. Not to mention the media. As such, you could be wondering how you're going to fill all those hours this weekend. Here are a few suggestions.
"Oh, that's cute," an MTA worker said, noticing for the first time an ad installed near the southwest stairs at the Bedford L stop on Wednesday morning. The ad, a four feet by five feet black and white collage, features the heads of Shia LaBeouf, Picasso and God (as imagined by Michelangelo in the ... More >>
As a professional server, it's easy to build up resentment as dismissive comments and unwanted come-ons take their toll, but getting stiffed on the bill the second-worst thing that can happen on the job. The worst is getting fired. Both happened to Suzanne Parratt.
In no particular order, here are some of our favorite Runnin' Scared pieces of 2013.
Johnny Azari wore black jeans, a black t-shirt, and a black button-up (his right elbow poked out through a hole in the latter). His afro was backlit, and the effect lent Azari a kind of unearthly quality as he opened a memorial concert Monday night for two members of the Brooklyn-based band the Yell ... More >>
On Thursday, November 7, Slate published a provocatively titled series of photos, "Life as a Nazi Skinhead in Brooklyn." The seven hauntingly beautiful portraits of Neo-Nazi skinheads who live in Greenpoint was written by Slate's photography writer, Jordan G. Teicher. In an email interview with Tei ... More >>
The NYPD performed 532,911 stop-and-frisks in 2012, and for each stop an officer wrote a report. Every three months, when the reports are released, the New York Civil Liberties Union collects the information in a database. In addition to things like race, gender, date, and time, "the data include ... More >>
It's over. The vision of the charming, artisan awards show MTV execs imagined when they decided to hold this year's Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn is gone, replaced by images of Miley Cyrus grinding up on a foam finger, and the sad, sad sound of N Sync's faltering voi ... More >>
Air travel has become such a nightmare that it's hard to muster any surprise about the hassles and indignities travelers face on a regular basis. Excruciatingly long lines, invasive pat downs, awkward luggage inspections, delays, cancelations--and, oh yeah, racial profiling--are all pretty much ac ... More >>
It has been a long, tumultuous democratic primary in New York City. Candidates have leapfrogged each other in the polls so many times it's hard to keep track who's in first place these days. We're here to help. Here are your mayoral race power rankings, based on candidates' performances in Wednesd ... More >>
Voice Media Group announced today that veteran editor Tom Finkel will take the reins of the Village Voice later this summer.