The Hamptons

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Humberto Guallpa's Ecuadorian Childhood Laid the Groundwork for His NYC Career

    Humberto Guallpa remembers a press event at which he was standing among some big-name New York City celebrity chefs. Journalists began asking everyone present questions -- everyone, that is, except for Guallpa, who was ignored until he was asked, "Who are you with? Who's your chef?" Guallpa was then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Here's Where to Find the Best Smoked Salmon in the City

    On the streets of Williamsburg and throughout Manhattan, the idea of preserving something from years ago, like a vintage Vespa or your grandmother's sewing machine, is very much in style. In the last year alone, three of the most hyped restaurants have been based on old Jewish culinary traditions: R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Lana Del Rey Fandom Is Exactly the Same as Pro Wrestling Fandom

    Most of the world has given up on Lana Del Rey. Her tomb was built when Born to Die's gothic white-girl rap was a little too weird, and a little too macabre for critics looking for her to cash-in on the assigned narratives. Instead they got an unabashedly cinematic menagerie of sugar daddies, cars, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    A Brooklyn Nets Fan Responds to "Gentrification's Team" Label

    #154567702 / gettyimages.comTwo weeks ago, we called the Brooklyn Nets "Gentrification's Team." It wasn't a particularly enlightening revelation, of course, but it was now supported by cold hard unscientific data. The New York Times had used Facebook likes to create a map showing the most popular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Seinfeld Writer Carol Leifer's New Memoir Explains How to Succeed in Comedy

    Carol Leifer grew up loving I Love Lucy like today's comedy fans loved Seinfeld. And as a writer on the seminal "Show About Nothing" (she was responsible for episodes including "The Lip Reader," "The Hamptons" and "The Rye"), Leifer deftly chiseled her experiences into the bedrock of an entertainmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    J-Zone Vs. USPS (and LinkedIn and Russell Simmons)

    [Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] J-Zone has taken a break from his self-imposed exile from the rap world to ready his new album, Peter Pan Syndrome. The excellent project drops next week; befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    The Pines Debuts an Outdoor Kitchen

    People like eating outside, and they'll stop at almost nothing to do it. They will choke down steaming food as mysterious water droplets rain down from air conditioners above. Crowd a party of eight into one pitiful corner of shade. Inhale exhaust (or canal) fumes along with aromas of fine wine. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Every Person, Place, and Thing on Magna Carta Holy Grail: A Checklist

    If while listening to Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, you experienced an indescribable sensation that you were actually listening to an encrypted invitation to a very luxurious party with a super exclusive guest list and even more ridiculous gift wish list, you were right!!! We made note of every pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    NYU is Handing Out Loans for Professors' Beach Houses. Do Other Colleges Do That Too?

    High-cost, low-interest loans from NYU are the hottest commodities on the market these days. On a city level, they've been used (and eventually forgiven by the school) across Manhattan to pay for profiled professors' lofts or condos. On a national level, they've made their way into the Senate, with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Stuffing Dollar Bills Between Boobs at Pumps Bar With Cult of Youth

    Everyone has different preferences in strippers. Beverly likes the girl with blown out flower tattoos and cheap hair extensions who looks like a biker's girlfriend. Also: the pale, thin, red haired girl with a mole on her tiny ass. One friend likes the tattooed babe with the mohawk, and actually get ... More >>

  • Film

    March 13, 2013

    Gimme the Loot: Bronx Bombers

    Adam Leon’s stellar first film—and TV show—toasts the tag artist

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Great White Shark

    Her name is Mary Lee, she weighs 3,500 pounds, she's swimming around near the Hamptons, and she's writing about her adventures on Twitter. (She's even invented her own shark smiley face, fin and all.) The social media-saavy shark sure gets around fast. Only two weeks ago, she was chilling 200 yards ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Q&A, Part 1: Dan Ross-Leutwyler of Bellwether on His Culinary Background, Transitioning to Brooklyn, and the Fatty Crew

    [See More Interviews: Chez Jose's Jose Ramirez-Ruiz and Pam Yung | The Chipped Cup's Karen Cantor and Andrew Ding] Perched at the crossroads between Union Avenue, Richardson Street, and North 11th, the mint-green, retro-decorated Bellwether is not a newcomer to the Williamsburg scene. But with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Jimmy Castor, R.I.P.

    Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Alison Price Becker Will Open Alison 18, an Heir to Alison on Dominick

    The dining room of Alison on Dominick.​After a 10-year hiatus from the New York dining scene, Alison Price Becker is returning to the fray with Alison 18.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Stressed-Out Hamptons Puppies May Get Valium, Earmuffs

    via​This Reuters headline really says it all: "Pampered pooches may pop Valium to cope with N.Y. rock festival." Did you get that? We'll expound. East Hampton is playing host to the "Music to Know Festival" August 13 and 14. The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is located on the same patch o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    New York Press to Close? Manhattan Media Publisher Tom Allon Makes No Promises Beyond Labor Day

    ​The days are numbered for New York City's other alternative weekly. We hear that the New York Press will likely cease publication by the summer's end if Manhattan Media can't sell the title or at least the website. "Everything is always potentially for sale for the right price," Manhattan M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Michael Bloomberg Buying $20 Million Hamptons Mansion

    ​This week's Village Voice cover story asks, "After two full terms and change, what do you call Bloomberg's New York? In many ways, the mayor has been merely a caretaker." Mayor Mike's third term -- which he made possible by changing the rules -- will be over in a few years. "Soon, he'll be ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Howard Stern Gets Slammed By Comic!

    ​It's not all ugly, mind you. But in the breezily readable new memoir from comic Pat Cooper called How Dare You Say How Dare Me?, the Italian firebrand Cooper--who was a mouthy reglar on the Stern show--has this to say: "I really like Howard. I always have. "But Howard went to the Hamptons. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Bruce Buschel Blogs About His Restaurant Fire, and It's Very Sad

    Southfork KitchenSouthfork Kitchen's big bar.​Bruce Buschel first introduced himself to the restaurant world with a list of 100 things restaurant staffers should never do. It was, to say the least, controversial. But now Buschel, whose Southfork Kitchen restaurant opened in the Hamptons eight ... More >>

  • Film

    May 11, 2011

    Summer Movie Guide 2011

    Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    For Coolhaus, New York Is But a Pit Stop on the Road to Cross-Country Domination

    ​Last week, after we learned that the L.A.-based Coolhaus would be taking to the streets of New York next month, we reached out to Natasha Case, who started the ice cream sandwich truck with Freya Estreller in 2009, to learn more. Chief on our minds: why, with such a dedicated West Coast follo ... More >>

  • Film

    November 3, 2010
  • Dining

    August 4, 2009

    Gino Cammarata, Gelato King

    No more tanning salons for Bay Ridge's foremost dessert provider

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Live: My Morning Jacket at Madison Square Garden, With MP3s

    Download My Morning Jacket's entire New Year's Eve show here. My Morning Jacket Madison Square Garden December 31, 2008 So My Morning Jacket isn't the new Grateful Dead. That was Phish. Except that Phish wasn't half as good as the Grateful Dead and only had about half a dozen great songs ("Wolfm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Cooking with Stephanie Izard

    The Top Chef winner dished at the Astor Center last night.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008

    Will the Last Governor to Have a Sex Scandal Please Turn Out the Lights?

    The day after St. Patrick's Day is bound to be hangover-laden. This year, however, it's not booze that's making my head hurt today; it's governor sex scandals. First we have Spitzer and "Kristen." Then we hear about the "Friday Night Specials" with Jim McGreevey, his wife Dina and their chauffeur. ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008

    Tiger, Paul McCartney and Diddy: Celeb Tabloid Roundup

    With all the political scandals of the past week, it's almost as if we've forgotten that celebrities do ridiculous things as well. It may not be ridiculous (just expensive), but the Post reminds us of celeb wealth with its front-page story on golfer Tiger Woods's purchase of a $65 million manse in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    Former Candidate Rudy: The Year in Stories

    How does Rudy Giuliani go from being the presumptive Republican frontrunner in the 2008 presidential race to sitting on the sidelines in just a few short months? Stories like these certainly can't help. Here's the year in Wayne Barrett's Rudy reporting with a story thrown in for good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Bob Kohler, Gay Rights Pioneer, 1926-2007

    Bob Kohler doing outreach for homeless people with HIV in 2000. photo: Cary Conover Bob Kohler, gay activist, former owner of The Loft on Christopher Street, Stonewall veteran, co-founder of the Gay Liberation Front, ACT UP member, and longtime fixture of Charles Street, died on Wednesday at the ag ... More >>