You might want to consider laying in a little extra olive oil. What was looking like a lackluster 2014 olive oil harvest got even crappier late last month when news filtered out of Italy that -- following a hot spring (bad for olive trees) and a wet summer (bad for olive trees) -- groves in Tuscany ... More >>
Video by Jessica Pitcher for the Village Voice"People hate soccer in America. That's like, the only challenge we have." On Sunday, we asked U.S. soccer supporters of all stripes about their life watching a game the rest of the world calls football, but if you call it that here, you're met with con ... More >>
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Reedist Ilhan Ersahin seems reluctant to make too big a deal out of the fact that nublu, his multi-culti Avenue C nightspot, was shuttered for much of last year. On a recent evening, as he moved casually about the room in preparation for a blistering late-night appearance by the Sun Ra Arkestra, Ers ... More >>
A 27-year-old Brooklyn man pleaded guilty this morning to charges that he's a terrorist -- well, a failed terrorist, anyway.According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Agron Hasbajrami -- an Albanian native -- made arrangements to travel to Pakistan to join a "radical" jihadist fighting group last year ... More >>
Treat Petite Cafe will be located at 61 Grove Street You'd think the market was already totally glutted with frozen treats. Let's see, we've got zillions of fro-yo parlors, peddling supposedly light and healthy frozen yogurt; old-fashioned ice cream places; vegan "ice cream" destinations; Tofutti ... More >>
The GOP debates have essentially turned into a traveling theater production, and today's matinee in New Hampshire was surprisingly energetic given their late performance last night. After going easy on Romney yesterday, the other candidates tried to stick it to him during this morning's MSNBC debate ... More >>
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2nd Avenue DeliTwo years after Upper East Siders started drooling in anticipation of massive caloric intake, the 2nd Avenue Deli is finally close to opening its doors on First Avenue.
On January 8, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head by the gunman Jared Loughner, who killed six others in the attempted assassination. Weeks later, Arizona politicians pushed a gun bill that would "require universities and communities to allow guns on campus and one of 10 that permit ... More >>
Rebecca Marx A couple of years ago, PBS made a short, poignant documentary about Albanese Meats called The Last Butcher in Little Italy. While Albanese may still be the neighborhood's last Italian butcher, it's about to get some carnivorous company from Oxley's Carvery, which is moving in to ... More >>
Food crime is not just an opportunity for the New York Post to make excessively bad puns, it's an opportunity for all of us to laugh. Because when a guy stuffs a dozen packs of smoked salmon in his pants, there's not much else you can do. It seems that Sergey Muzlayov ("the catch of the day a ... More >>
An investigative report from the Human Rights Council of the United Nations has concluded that when the Israeli military boarded the Mavi Marmara last year and killed nine people, "at least six of the killings can be characterized as extra-legal, arbitrary and summary executions." The most c ... More >>
snowpea&bokchoi/FlickrIn need of the world's protection?To the list of chefs, dietitians, and people who want to sell you things who extol the Mediterranean diet, we may be able to add UNECSCO.
In what can only be described as one of the more aggressively shit-starting plays in the history of humanitarian aid, yet another Gaza-bound activist-filled flotilla is headed towards an Israeli blockade in Gaza like, four days after the last "loveboat" got eight humanitarian activists killed ... More >>
BravoIt's called the Oral Office, Beavis.So close, yet so far: Bravo today announced that there is but little more than a month remaining until the premiere of Top Chef: Washington, D.C., which will premiere on June 16. Season Seven already has a few things going for it, including three New Y ... More >>
Baby Bacchus drinks Greek wine. So should you.Most people's first experience with Greek wine is pine-y, syrupy retsina -- that country white so ancient even Homer himself may have sipped it while composing his epics (poetry and booze being the classic combo that it is). But the cradle of wine ... More >>
An undergraduate was killed during the making of a student film for NYU's highly-esteemed and well-regarded film program. What could've been done to prevent it? Why isn't anyone talking about it? And just how dodgy has NYU been over this? Village Voice staff writer Steven Thrasher investigate ... More >>
Sarah ZornThe rolling hills of the Benmarl vineyards.Seeking to mix things up for our third anniversary, my husband and I decided to ditch our preconceived notions of group tours and give the Little Wine Bus a try (or, I went ahead and booked a couple of tickets, and he had no choice but to g ... More >>
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No. 7 Sub's General Tso's TofuLast week, after months of drooling anticipation, No. 7 Sub Shop opened its doors in the Ace Hotel, becoming the newest member of what is effectively the city's most pedigreed food court. Long before the shop opened, Tyler Kord had earned a reputation as somethin ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 25, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 32 21 Win '67 'Obies' The Village Gate was full to bursting at noon on Saturday for the 12th annual Village Voice Off-Broadway Awards. Barbara Harris, star of the Broadway musical "The Apple Tree," made the ... More >>
Typical restaurant meal in Tehran (which Moussavi won't be eating--he's under virtual house arrest) would include kebabs, chello rice, and grilled mild or hot peppers. photo: razzletravels.blogspot.com While newsies sit on the edge of their seats watching riots erupt in Tehran, fo ... More >>
In an objective correlative to the Simpsons scene in which Bart loses so much status that Martin is scoring off him, the New York Times runs "Parents Pulling the Plug on Williamsburg Trust-Funders," in which even the traditional measured Times-speak cannot conceal the schadenfreude. In the recession ... More >>
Hot off the video wire: CNBC's report on Erdogan walking out on Davos debate Veering off-topic from the global meltdown, Turkey's prime minister had his own meltdown today at Davos. See the CNBC video above and then read this BBC report, which captures only a bare hint of the full explosion: Turk ... More >>
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