[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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Adam Leon’s stellar first film—and TV show—toasts the tag artist
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 >>
[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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
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 >>
No more tanning salons for Bay Ridge's foremost dessert provider