New Yorkers are people who rarely stand still, especially on their commute. But today, the Voice counted about fifty people taking photos, staring at the ceiling, wandering leisurely, and talking with friends this morning -- in the subway, of all places. Fulton Center, the much-hyped and long-aw ... More >>
And I loved it! The Blonds -- a/k/a Phillipe Blond (illustration below) and David Blond -- put on a dazzling show last night at Milk, full of biker chic updated to three centuries from now. It started with three hunky guys storming out in helmets and silver-tassle-sleeved black leather jackets, co ... More >>
Last night Kanye West thrillingly returned to Twitter in a blaze of glory, sending out a series of 140-character missives over the course of a few hours that outlined recent happenings in his life (firing his agent; getting in a snit over creative differences while in negotiations to work on the fil ... More >>
The futuristic facade of the Yotel stares down at Tenth Avenue right at the corner of West 42nd Street. When I heard about a sumo-themed restaurant in a futuristic hotel in Hell's Kitchen, my initial response was, "So what?" I knew that theme restaurants often let the food lag, since they k ... More >>
Leave it to Park Slope to outdo the rest of us slovenly borough residents, even with regard to trash. According to the Brooklyn Paper, the neighborhood has six fancy new solar-powered self-compacting trashcans, which you can find at Bergen, Union, and Fourth Street, not to mention additional ... More >>
A friend of mine just went to CVS drug store and found that at that particular branch there were no cashiers left at all! There, human workers have apparently become as passe as bath oil beads and plug-in alarm clocks.
Things every New Yorker just knows: New York City's airports suck. You practically need a visa just to get there, the process of getting there is terrible, the people who work there are pissed off and hate you, flights never leave on time, with few exceptions there's nothing particularly rema ... More >>
It is Friday afternoon. And thus time for a look back at the best posts of the past week: Tabla's Floyd Cardoz talked about misconceptions about Indian food, the state of Indian restaurants in America, and culture shock in the kitchen. We ranked Our 10 Most Overrated Restaurants. Anita Lo's Annis ... More >>
Radiolab's Jad Abumrad and his parabolic lens.WNYC's Radiolab has developed a serious following -- it currently ranks third in iTunes podcast downloads behind This American Life and Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!. Its success is thanks to its mesmerizing sound design, and storytelling that teas ... More >>
I usually don't channel-hop past 100, but the other day I did so out of sheer boredom, and at 109 I came across Boomerang, a living museum for all the cartoons baby boomers like me grew up on. Instantly turning into a child again--admittedly not a big leap--I got to relive the joys of The Fl ... More >>
I'm stealing this one from datalounge.com and they'll just have to sue about it, but anyway: Have you ever fallen in love with a cartoon figure? Ever want to fondle Wilma Flintstone, fist Casper the friendly ghost, rim Krusty the Clown, or stick your stuff between Cartman's double chins? Ever want t ... More >>
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