Willie DavisTitus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles (left) and Amy Klein.You came. You danced. You sweated. And based on the tweets we saw coming out of our very first 4Knots Music Festival yesterday at the South Street Seaport, everyone had as much fun as we expected! Our favorite 140-character-o ... More >>
Danny Meyer has taken to Twitter to inform New York that he'll be indulging in nostalgia at the Union Square Café today: He's taking the maitre d' shift for lunch. "Will feel like old times especially with PBB behind the bar!" Impressive, but we'd still like to see him slinging burgers ... More >>
Refracted Moments/FlickrFans of both cheese and reason can breathe a sigh of relief: The state Department of Agriculture and Market is once again letting Greenmarket vendors cut their cheese.
PepsiCo may be turning its focus back to cola in some markets, but is looking to boost its health snacks business in India via its global nutrition unit. [Wall Street Journal] The owner of Fu Sushi in the East Village denies that his restaurant was open for business despite being ordered to ... More >>
Here's what happened over the weekend with the gay-marriage bill, which the Assembly has already approved: Publicly, the bill has the support of 31 of the 32 senators it needs for passage. Though he was considered "leaning no," GOP senator Greg Ball (who represents all of Putnam County, northern ... More >>
DrinkingStuffJust like mother's milkFile under totally-unnecessary-but-still-kind-of-awesome inventions: the boob luge. Yes, when those evenings at the local watering hole are getting boring, why not down some tasty cocktails right from a frozen nipple? And you're in luck because if you hav ... More >>
This video from acidcow.com shows how you could easily order a whole bag of falafels -- and end up getting none. Have a tip or restaurant-related news? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @ForkintheRoadVV
The floods, droughts, storms and tornadoes that hit the United States in April and May could mean a severe spike in food prices, including a 7 percent increase in the price of meat over the next year. [NPR] Deliverymen for Chinese restaurants are increasingly using electric bicycles--much to the ch ... More >>
Sixpoint BreweryMemorial Day weekend is 11 long days away, and courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery, there is now another reason to mourn its relative distance.
Rebecca MarxBehold, the Bea Arthur.In case today's weather and the plans of various restaurants to spawn outdoor seating didn't convince you, here's yet more evidence that spring finally seems to be upon us: according to its Twitter feed, the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is returning to the street ... More >>
OkTrends, OkCupid's dating research site, is a font of information about dating habits. Based on data gleaned from the profile information of its 7 million users, the site has told us what white people like, what Julian Assange likes, and given us insight into the mathematics of beauty. Now t ... More >>
Barry Yanowitz/FlickrWith the beginning of spring comes the announcement of summertime music festivals, and we have one of our very own: This July 16, the Village Voice will throw the inaugural 4Knots Music Festival on the South Street Seaport. Named after the speed at which the East River, w ... More >>
WikipediaThe one "real" starBeing the Next Food Network Star is kind of like being Top Chef, Minus the chef aspect. But ultimately it can be much more lucrative than winning the $100,000 on the Bravo show, since it's an opportunity to build a brand...or is it?
There's much ado at the Chelsea Market this week, thanks in large part to the James Beard Foundation. The Beardies yesterday launched JBF LTD, a 27-day pop-up restaurant and food pavilion that will, its website brags, take "the idea of the pop-up restaurant further than it's ever been taken b ... More >>
Twitter/AngeloASosaAngelo Sosa, Chef of Social Eatz. Lover of Carz.Richard Blais isn't the only Top Chef contestant lending his good looks and culinary cred (or, now, lack thereof) to major companies. Now word comes that Angelo Sosa has teamed up with Porsche to cook a "series of performanc ... More >>
Ben Heine/FlickrSeasonal rebirth. Handcuffs not pictured.It's not even really warm yet, and already, we're getting flashbacks to last summer's food truck turf wars.
It's time for us to get serious about naming the Bronx Zoo cobra. The submissions are rolling in and they're terrible. The Houdini theme is popular (get it -- because she escaped out of her cage): "Bronxdini," "Zoodini," etc. Jesus -- Bronxdini? "Twitter" is also an early front-runner.
Rebecca MarxA few days after we remarked upon the flowers bedecking its facade, Souvlaki GR has opened to the public.
Twitter, what would we do without you? Thank goodness we don't have to consider that a possible reality. The very first tweet in the history of tweets was sent five years ago today, on March 21, 2006. It has since been improved upon, mightily. Via CBS: McGinnis reports that Twitter launched ... More >>
"My hugest goal was to get a Retweet from Questlove, because he has all these followers and he's so great. And he totally gave me one! I was like, 'This is a Twitter victory!'" Act now and all this (well, the car at least) could be yoursThe cover of Neko Case's 2009 album, Middle Cyclone, fe ... More >>
Having already chewed up and spit out Greg Grossman, the media has started in on a second course of the little Andrews sisters.
viaWe always love to say that "tragedy brings out the best in people." Unfortunately, that's not always the case. As we documented earlier, people flocked to Twitter and Facebook in droves to celebrate the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which have been responsible for thousands u ... More >>
Before we all unfollowed Charlie Sheen on Twitter (we did, didn't we?), we learned that he was looking for an intern. Congrats to Runnin' Scared reader Alec Jacobs for making the cut out of the initial 82,148 applicants! He got this email, subject line TeamSheen #TigerBloodIntern Next Round this ver ... More >>
Twitter's angry faceSurprise: Twitter is outraged about something that probably never happened. The day's horrible events in Japan and worldwide have resulted in a huge outcry of support for the victims online, but one that's been punctuated by the strange Twitter trending of the term "Godzil ... More >>
Have you unfollowed Charlie Sheen on Twitter yet? If not, are you prepared to? You have two more days to decide before Worldwide Global Unfollow Charlie Sheen on Twitter Day, a day of reckoning, a day of justice, a day to end enabling. We've given you our reasons for unfollowing (spelling "Ko ... More >>
It's not that we want to take all the joy out of your life, really it's not! It's just that freedom from Charlie Sheen will be better for all of us, him included. And, really, the world (and Twitter) is chock-full of other people saying funny, even hilarious), informative, not abusive-to-wome ... More >>
Rebecca MarxThe Kings County Jerky Co., the Brooklyn beef jerky concern we first told you about more than a year ago, now has a permanent home.
At 11 a.m., New Yorkers got their long awaited, announced in advance, ticketed-and-everything, first official Neutral Milk Hotel show (slated for October 29th) in a long, long time. And at 11:01 a.m., perhaps unsurprisingly, it was already over--if LCD Soundsystem can sell out Madison Square Garde ... More >>
LCD Soundsystem have finally succeeded at getting tickets into the hands of people other than scalpers. The group's four warm-up gigs at Terminal 5 went on sale this morning at 9 A.M. and, to the delight of many a James Murphy fan, took almost an hour to sell out completely. While this may seem li ... More >>
• Happy Presidents Day! In case you haven't noticed yet, it snowed. Central Park was reporting 2.5 inches as of this morning. There's a chance of more snow over the afternoon, and again tonight. [Weather, NY1] • Protests in Libya against Muammar Qaddafi's totalitarian rule are spreading, ... More >>
Logging onto Twitter today and seeing a white screen titled "@anywhere boosh" was not uncommon for millions of Twitter users. Screams across the Village Voice offices were heard as our TweetDecks mysteriously just stopped updating themselves automatically. Whatever would we do with the ineffi ... More >>
It's official: LCD Soundsystem will say farewell on April 2, 2011, at Madison Square Garden, to an audience comprised entirely of ticket scalpers and StubHub captcha bots. It was a grim scene this morning on Ticketmaster and Twitter, where LCD fans went first to one and then the other, crying out ... More >>
Now that Justin Bieber has his own movie, it's clear that he's more important than you are. But have you ever wondered how much better he is at Twitter than you are? Luckily, our friends at Esquire have come up with the perfect way of calculating just that. They've developed a formula to dete ... More >>
So yesterday we conducted an in-depth analysis of Best Coast's lyrics, to chart the frequency with which she sings the words "boy," "love," "summer," "weed," and "cat," as compared to the frequency with which her critics/admirers use those same words to describe her. General findings: The general pu ... More >>
The Berkley-based rapper Lil B plays the Highline Ballroom on Thursday; for curious New York gawkers, it's a chance to see the world's foremost proponent of a new movement you could kindly term train-wreck rappers -- those artists whose every youthful indiscretion, ill-advised comment, physic ... More >>
The least conclusive (but most fun!) study of the day is probably the one from Carnegie Mellon University, which says that Twitter has "geographical dialects," but only sometimes. Researchers dug through 380,000 messages from one week back in March 2010, and concluded that you could sort of s ... More >>
A mysteriously inflammatory tweet appeared yesterday by @Bristol_Palin criticizing Sarah Palin's Twitter use. Unfortunately the real Bristol Palin does not use Twitter, as evidenced by the fact that if Bristol Palin really wrote that, it would already be deleted and she would be on Fox News d ... More >>
• New Yorkers (and Americans in general) are eating worse than they think they are, according to a new Consumer Reports poll. 90 percent said their diets were healthy, and yet ate a bunch of crap. And then there are those of us who know full well our diets are not healthy. Two slices of col ... More >>
In his inaugural address on Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo called the New York state government "a national punchline." And "the joke's on us," he said. Over the weekend, the joke was actually just on the new Gov. Cuomo as his fresh official website, which went live this weekend, unveiled hi ... More >>
Not a Columbia gradThe School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University sent out an email warning students not to talk about WikiLeaks on the internet if they hope to ever work in the State Department. The school, which aims to construct new diplomats from scraps of old diplo ... More >>
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we've finally joined the 21st Century--please like us on Facebook, where we've just signed up, after seeing a little movie called The Social Network. And, as always, you can follow us on Twitter too, at @soundofthecity. If you don't, we'll shoot this adorable baby p ... More >>
Taï's superb sabich.At long last, and just in time for Hanukkah, Taïm Mobile will hit the road tomorrow. According to the truck's Twitter feed, it's "hoping to be out 2morrow" following an "exciting soft-opening over the weekend." And like every other four-wheeled food venture, it w ... More >>
Food NetworkDoes Marco Canora use this knife to cut turkey sandwiches? Yesterday we chatted with Marco Canora about his appearing on The Next Iron Chef. Today, the Hearth chef and co-owner of Terroir and Terroir Tribeca predicts the next big trends in dining.
So Beatles-on-iTunes day is almost over. We all survived. No sales records were broken -- in fact, Dr. Luke would like to point out that Ke$ha remains atop the charts. And yet the day was a rousing success in terms of Twitter Comedy -- join us now as we survey the best of the #beatlesasMP3s hashta ... More >>
ViaIf there's a possibility that you care, then you already know: today is Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington D.C. A bunch of liberals and reporters are currently making their way to our nation's capital by any means necess ... More >>
It seems like everyone is "joining" Twitter or "getting" a Tumblr these days. Especially in the case of certain New York City landmarks, who are taking to social networking like digitized screen-saver fish to a watery stream of information.
VICTORY! for a New York City newspaper, while the rest are going down, down, in an earlier round. A new, familiar byline at New York's Vulture, and a new, familiar byline at AgencySpy. The iPad is still just The iPad, but Twitter is definitely still Twitter. Howard Kurtz at The Daily Beast is sti ... More >>
Poor LiLo is now cut off from not only drugs, booze, and any number of bad-influencing enablers, but also from email and Twitter, which, apparently, she has an compulsion toward as well, addictive personalities being what they are. Sources say that she can only use the phone for two hours a d ... More >>
Let us all take a moment in honor of irony, that cute little concept that makes awkward things so funny, like when Outliers author Malcolm Gladwell takes a giant crap on Twitter in his recent New Yorker interview and blog post, and shortly thereafter, has his working methodology outed by Jo ... More >>