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    November 8, 2011

    Complaining About Your Landlord, the Social Media Way

    ​Earlier today EV Grieve posted about a Twitter campaign against Jakobson Properties, which owns numerous buildings in the East Village (you've probably seen their no-fee ads around town and on Craigslist). This isn't a campaign to take down Jakobson, exactly, though "slum lord" is flying arou ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Q&A: Tanlines' Jesse Cohen On Winning The Best Band Twitter In NYC Award, Zucchini-Borne Controversies, And Comedy As Soccer

    Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm of Tanlines. ​Giving the Best Local Music Twitter award in our Best of NYC issue to @tanlines was pretty much a no-brainer. The account, which is run by the duo's Jesse Cohen, is heavy on the wry observational humor and light on the "come see our band" or "here's someb ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Beers in the Pants, the Tumblr: An Interview With the Creator

    This guy gets it​It seems like just yesterday we were following the saga of the "Bros Icing Bros" meme, an Internet fad that resulted in a lot of forced-malt-liquor consumption and sugar-induced headaches. In retrospect, that seems tame compared to the new single-serving Tumblr "Beers in the P ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    New Tumblr 'Halloween or Williamsburg' Invites You To See If You Can Tell the Difference

    ​Dressed for the holiday, or wearing their normal attire? A new Tumblr called "Halloween or Williamsburg" chronicles the street dress of Billyburg, perhaps channeling the early website -- now extinct -- called "Gay or European," which invited the viewer to examine pictures of guys with funny ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Congratulations To All The Music-Related Winners In The Voice's Best Of New York Awards

    Das Racist, New York's Best Rap Moguls With A Business Plan. ​It's Best Of New York day! We've honored about 40 different music-related entities in our annual roundup of the best this city has to offer, from the Best Twitterer to the Best Fiddler to the Best Radio Show. Congratulations to all ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Frank Ocean Will Be At The Bowery Ballroom Next Month

    ​The Odd Future associate/Jay and Kanye co-signed R&B singer is bringing his emo and blues to the Bowery Ballroom on November 6. Tickets are on sale now although they might not be for much longer now that word's out, so, if this is your thing, get clicking. UPDATE (5:42 p.m.): All gone! But do ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Why You Should Maintain at Least One Human Friend

    ​In this day and age, technology has learned to fuck with us. Facebook will change, without seeming to give us any notice whatsoever! The unfailing Gmail may fail, and none of us will be able to communicate! Those of us who are busy "doing things" on the Internet (where else would we do things ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Your Awkward Blind Date Will Be Livestreamed

    ​How about we...arrange a blind date in which we will be watched by an array of other people, media professionals and whatnot, but really, whoever happens to be curious about what other people do on their blind dates (because we're all afraid of failing in this regard, right?). How about we go ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Man Attempting to Jump Off Roof of 30 Rock Has Been Rescued (Updated)

    via @Durrellojello​A man is attempting to jump off the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the FDNY confirmed. There is currently a fire engine and EMS on the scene. People at NBC have been discussing the situation on Twitter -- including @Durrellojello and Luke Russert. @Durrellojello explain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    London Looters Brag About It on Twitter; the Twitterverse Fights Back

    Via Reddit, here's an example of What Not to Do times two: Don't loot. And don't take to social media afterward to brag or make jokes about it. The woman (or person pretending to be this woman, because it's so grotesque it may well be a hoax or troll account) who tweeted the following has since canc ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    The Best Dishes From The #HipHopBBQActs Menu

    .bbpBox99529127568224256 {background:url(http://a0.twimg.com/profile_background_images/190368928/100201.gif) #EBEBEB;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    America's Obesity Crisis Finds Its Nutshell

    Office of the Governor​"I weigh too much because I eat too much...And I eat some bad things too." -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talks about his health during a press conference Have a tip or restaurant-related news? Send it to fork@villagevoice.com. Twitter: @ForkintheRoadVV

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    July 20, 2011

    Little Italy Replaces Greeters with Suave 'Maitre Ds'; Menu Calorie Counts Can't Be Trusted

    ​It appears that Little Italy is trading in its pushy greeters in favor of "outside maitre d's": suave young gentlemen who attract lady tourists with their eyes. [NY Post] The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie's new Bed-Stuy bar NoBar welcomed stars like Samuel L. Jackson and Sam Rockwell at it ... More >>

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    July 17, 2011

    The Best (And The Absolute Worst) Tweets From The 4Knots Music Festival

    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 >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Danny Meyer's in the House at the Union Square Café

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Greenmarket Vendors Can Once Again Cut the Cheese

    Refracted Moments/Flickr​Fans 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.

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    July 7, 2011

    Pepsi Peddles Nutrition in India; ConAgra Sued Over 'Natural' Oils Labels

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Greg Ball's All Atwitter at Gay-Marriage Bill: Upstate Senator Takes His Own Online Poll.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    The Boob Luge: Because Why Not Drink Booze Out of Frozen Breasts

    DrinkingStuffJust like mother's milk​File 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Middle Eastern Vendor Works Falafel Magic

    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 fork@villagevoice.com. Twitter: @ForkintheRoadVV

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    June 13, 2011

    Meat Prices Could Shoot Up 7 Percent This Year; Upscale Supermarkets Hit China

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Sixpoint Flashes Its Cans for Memorial Day Weekend

    Sixpoint Brewery​Memorial Day weekend is 11 long days away, and courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery, there is now another reason to mourn its relative distance.

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    April 26, 2011

    The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Returns Next Tuesday

    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 >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Twitter Users More Likely to Masturbate, Break Up Sooner

    ​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 >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Announcing The 4Knots Music Festival, Taking Place This July 16

    Barry Yanowitz/Flickr​With 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 >>

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    April 13, 2011

    The Next Food Network Stars? Not Quite.

    WikipediaThe one "real" star​Being 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?

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    April 13, 2011

    The Chelsea Market Gets Pop-Ups, Pops

    ​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 >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Top Chef Shilling Doesn't End! Angelo Sosa to Rep Porsche

    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 >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Food Trucks Mark Onset of Spring With Turf Wars

    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.

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    April 3, 2011

    Bronx Zoo Cobra Name Contest Disappointing So Far

    ​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.

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    March 21, 2011

    Souvlaki GR Is Opening Today, Schnitzel & Things Is Not

    Rebecca Marx​A few days after we remarked upon the flowers bedecking its facade, Souvlaki GR has opened to the public.

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    March 21, 2011

    Happy 5th Birthday, Twitter!

    ​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 >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Q&A: Neko Case On The Charity Drawing For Her 1967 Mercury Cougar, Her Poor Twitter Etiquette, And The Beastmaster

    "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 yours​The cover of Neko Case's 2009 album, Middle Cyclone, fe ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Enough With the Kiddie Chefs, Already

    ​Having already chewed up and spit out Greg Grossman, the media has started in on a second course of the little Andrews sisters.

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    March 15, 2011

    The Stupidest Things Said About Japan on the Internet

    via​We 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 >>

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    March 14, 2011

    The Charlie Sheen Internship Program: This Is What Happens If You Get to Round Two

    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 >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Did CNN Anchor Rosemary Church Make a Godzilla Joke About the Earthquake in Japan?

    Twitter's angry face​Surprise: 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 >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Unfollow Charlie Sheen on Twitter on Friday! Voices From the Movement

    ​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 >>

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    March 8, 2011

    15 People You Should Follow on Twitter Instead of @CharlieSheen

    ​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 >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Kings County Jerky Co. Now Has a Home in Bushwick

    Rebecca Marx​The Kings County Jerky Co., the Brooklyn beef jerky concern we first told you about more than a year ago, now has a permanent home.

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    February 25, 2011

    Jeff Mangum at Town Hall Tickets Sell Out Instantly, And a Twitter Nation Laments

    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 >>

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    February 22, 2011

    LCD Soundsystem Shows Take Longer Than 15 Seconds To Sell Out, As Twitter Rejoices

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Snow, Snow, Snow, Etc.; Beloved Twitter Apps Return; Man Finds Wallet After 40 Years

    ​• 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 >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Did Twitter Crash Today? No, But Your 3rd-Party Twitter Client Probably Did

    ​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 >>

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    February 11, 2011

    The Rageful Tweets of A Nation of LCD Soundsystem Fans Defeated By Ticketmaster

    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 >>

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    February 11, 2011

    How Much Are Your Tweets Worth? Nicki Minaj Defies the Math

    ​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 >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Best Coast Cat-Lady Stats Update: Check The Tweets

    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 >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Top Five Train-Wreck Rappers

    ​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 >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Twitter Language Differs Regionally, Except When It Doesn't, According to Real Research

    ​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 >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Bristol Palin Did Not Call Sarah Palin "Lame" on Twitter, Unfortunately

    ​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 >>

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