Before heading out of town for Memorial Day weekend, toast your office buddies and those friends that never leave the city with a few cheap drinks. Here are four places to take into consideration.
Shake what your mama gave you
After a week full of playing dress up, it's time to sit back and relax. You could take the time to chow down on all that candy you received, but why not check out some sweet brunch deals? We've unwrapped a few of the city's best weekend dining experiences for you. Just don't go eating them all at on ... More >>
You could head upstate on an apple picking trip this weekend, but if you're feeling like it's a little early for that, there are plenty of fall activities happening in the city to get you in a more autumnal mood. Here's a look at where to head.
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
It's Christmas morning and the presents are stacked under the tree. How do you think they got there? Santa brought them, of course, but do you think, with the billions of people all over the world, he could do it by himself? Of course not! Here are some of the cute animals that helped him. And here ... More >>
New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio says NYPD "blind spots" are partially to blame for a recent spike in sexual assaults in city parks. To fix the problem, de Blasio says the cops need to start tallying park-crime data.De Blasio's suggestion comes just days after a 31-year-old woman was nea ... More >>
Hey man...yeah, we know it's early, too. Are you seriously watching all of Star Trek: The Next Generation right now? Dude that's crazy. Riker like, gets turned into a Klingon or some shit on one of those episodes, right? No, I'm good for right now, thanks. I have to work! But is there any pizza lef ... More >>
Yesterday, Runnin' Scared wrote about an audit that details not so child-safe conditions at some City playgrounds -- including rats. This vid, sent to Runnin' Scared by a staffer at the Comptroller's Office (which conducted the audit), demonstrates what appears to be an infestation at Tompkins Sq ... More >>
Two U.S. Army officers were killed at their desks in Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior Saturday by a junior intelligence officer. "We believe it was 100% linked to the Quran burning because of the religious background of this junior officer. He spent two months in a Pakistani madrassa," an Afghan ... More >>
The shark-infested waters of New York City's restaurant industry are not for the faint of heart. In case you're into keeping tabs, here is a list of those who took the leap and opened new establishments and those who were forced to bow out this month.
"Occupying" is clearly not confined to Wall Street, having occurred over the weekend in Washington Square Park and, we hear, being planned for Tompkins Square Park this coming Saturday and Sunday. All the while, Occupy Wall Street Protesters are remaining at base camp in Zuccotti Park, where Mayor ... More >>
Occupy Wall Street has been camping out in the Financial District for over three weeks now. They're starting to spread out, though; this past weekend they held a rally at Washington Square Park and they're reportedly eyeing Tompkins Square Park as a protesting location as well. A picnic is planned t ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanEarlier today we mentioned that Olek had gotten in touch to tell us she'd left a little something for us. Well, we found it, chained up outside of VV HQ! Like the cart she crocheted on Wall Street, it also advises not stealing from the public. Don't worry, Olek, the Village Vo ... More >>
WikipediaYesterday, Gothamist brought us the story posted on the blog Neither More Nor Less of Lisa, a woman who claimed she was arrested for sitting at a Tompkins Square Park chess table without playing chess, allegedly in violation of a sign that states, "These tables are for chess and chec ... More >>
WikipediaNew York is becoming just like a college campus -- Wi-Fi will soon be available all over the place! The city announced today that 26 locations in 20 parks are getting free AT&T Wi-Fi over the summer. You can boot up in three spots already: the Battery Bosque in Battery Park, the nort ... More >>
Ingrid Roettele returns with a new restaurant
Tompkins Square Park, through the snow.Is there a name for this thing yet? Snowmaggedon? Thundersnow? Blizza-palooza? That day people were trapped outside of New York City, while those (okay, one or two) inside it actually skied to work? And the rest of us hunkered down and tried not to have ... More >>
Finally, Friday afternoon. Early evening, in fact. So without further ado, here's a look back at the week that was. Kittichai's Ty Bellingham talked Thai food, feeding kids, and his curry paste guy. A Fat Pants Friday blow-out at Cannelle Patisserie. Our 10 Best Halloween Trick-or-Treat Candies. ... More >>
The U.S. is now closer to approving the first genetically modified animal for consumption: salmon that grows twice as fast as conventionally farmed fish. [Wall Street Journal] The first New York City Pizza Run took place at Tompkins Square Park this past Sunday where contestants did four lap ... More >>
Heather BaysaCafe Pick Me Up gets a sprucing up.Last week, Café Pick Me Up--the Tompkins Square mainstay for a decent $1.52 cup of coffee--completed renovations on the dining room next to its main cafe and instituted waiter service and a new dinner menu. The café, on the corner of 9th Stre ... More >>
It's actually not Tanlines but a fan who made the above video for "Reinfo," a warbling little confection that can be found on the duo's True Panther debut, Settings. The clip is addressed to a girl named Anna; "First, turn up the bass on the subwoofer next to your desk," goes the chalk-written pit ... More >>
Long ago, Pier 40 berthed cruise ships. The April issue of the monthly newspaper WestView reports that a new farmers' market may be in the works for Pier 40, the hulking complex that sits at the western end of Houston Street.
EV Grieve noticed yet another Law & Order: Special Birdseed Unit shoot at Tompkins Square Park and reproduced a note from a reader explaining that the relevant scenes featured Hillary Duff, who plays "'a rebellious, trashy, slutty, irresponsible young mother' who is suspected of murdering her baby S ... More >>
photos by Josie Lenwell After eight years of protesting the Administration, two anti-war groups gathered in Dupont Circle (the wish-it-were-Tompkins Square Park of downtown Washington D.C.) for one last hurrah on Monday afternoon, and threw worn shoes at the White House. Code Pink and Veterans Ag ... More >>
The Howl Festival is back
The state’s highest court has nixed developer Gregg Singer’s plan to erect a 19-story dorm on the site of the now landmarked P.S. 64 school building on East 9th Street, just off Tompkins Square. On Tuesday, the New York Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the city’s refusal to issue Singer a ... More >>
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