Walking around Lower Manhattan these past few nights, it is clear that something is in the air. Literally. Take a deep breath in and find your lungs greeted by wave of pine from the tightly wrapped trees that now seem to line every street corner. By next week, it will be impossible to dodge the ho ... More >>
It certainly seems that way from this posting on Good Food Jobs. According to the description, a "well-known food critic/novelist/magazine writer with office in West 70's," is looking for an eager, organized, food lover to do "everything [she] would do [her]self" if there were a few more hours in th ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation tweeted yesterday that there are three weeks left to submit cookbook entries for the 2013 James Book Awards.
It's no doubt that a few people were devastated when Romney lost the election. And by 'few people,' we mean everyone on this site. Oh, and this young kid, too. The 48 percent of the country that wanted Romney in (or, more so, wanted Obama out of) the White House was defeated by the ty ... More >>
According to the most recent reports, many of you will have your power restored by this weekend and will begin rebuilding your homes and lives. Hopefully, you've already had a chance to asses any damage, as well as grab some belongings and clean up. In case you haven't had that opportunity, here ar ... More >>
Now that you've stocked up on water, soup and booze, we suggest you make like the New York Stock Exchange and take the rest of the day off. To help combat fears of Armageddon, curl up on the couch and spend a few hours with one of our five favorite food movies. Did your favorite film make the list?
I was eating at Momofuku Ssam Bar. Their menu is constantly changing and never disappoints. Check back next week to play again. [See Where Else I Ate: Lotus Blue | Grey Dog | Spice Market]
Trick or--wait, what? You only have Mike & Ike's? No thanks. Oh to be young and have your candy options controlled by those oddball neighbors. We know, it was a drag. But grown-up Halloween means never having to eat anymore off-brand Good and Plentys. So we've taken a Fork in the Road poll to find ... More >>
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.Sean Price is Twitter rap royalty. The Brooklyn-based M.C. is followed by your favorite rappers and his own timeline sparkles with a bunch of endearingly uncouth j ... More >>
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. New York City-based rockers The Cringe released their fourth studio album, Hiding In Plain Sight, earlier this week. The Cringe is fronted up by John Cusimano, w ... More >>
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar will ask local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Smoke DZA is the Kushed God. Calling Harlem home, the weed connoisseur rapper has cultivated a fine crop of fans and can boast an army of 65k faithful Twitte ... More >>
The 16-year-old New Jersey girl who caused a stir on Twitter over the weekend by claiming an intruder was in her house and asking followers to call 9-1-1 was found safe and sound wandering around the NJ Turnpike last night."The Clark Police Department is pleased to announce that at approximately 4: ... More >>
Laura Murray, an FIT student by day and live music photographer by night, has a fascination with exposure: "Being able to show people things that are going on all over the world sounds incredible." She admits on her website that she has a "slight case of wanderlust" and her dream job would be a band ... More >>
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar will ask local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Skyzoo is a Bed-Stuy-raised rapper whose new album, A Dream Deferred, will be released at the start of October via the Brooklyn institution Duck Down. He ha ... More >>
Twitter rolled over in court today, turning over a fat sheaf of records subpoenaed by prosecutors in the case of Malcolm Harris, one of the people arrested last fall in a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge. In what is shaping up to be a landmark case for privacy in the digital era, prosecutors had dema ... More >>
* 9:34 a.m. At least two people -- and as many as five -- have been shot outside of the Empire State Building (the tally is now at 10. see updates below), according to multiple reports.The shooting happened just before 9 a.m. at Fifth Avenue and East 34th Street.According to the @NY Scanner Twitter ... More >>
[See More Recipes: Scallop Aguachile From Gran Electrica | Boozy Sparkling Watermelon Punch from the Smith] Today, we have a recipe for a spiced crab salad from Junoon, an upscale Indian restaurant in Flatiron. Headed by executive chef Vikas Khanna (who also happens to be a super hot chef), the fan ... More >>
Because of our mutual interest in Scientology, Guy Adams and I have come to know each other in recent months. He's the Los Angeles-based reporter for the UK publication The Independent, and lately he's been taking aim at NBC's problems covering the London games. But he really ran into trouble when ... More >>
[See More Daily Shots: Rhubarb and Apricot Margarita | Jamaica Margarita] The drink: Cherry Float The bar: Pounds & Ounces
The drink: Jamaica Margarita The bar: Rocking Horse The price: $11 Ingredients: 1 ½ oz Herradura Silver, ½ oz triple sec, ¾ oz lime juice, ½ oz hibiscus tea syrup (simple syrup made with strong cold hibiscus tea instead of water) Glass: Highball Garnish: Lime wedge and hibiscus flower Th ... More >>
A Manhattan judge today ruled against Twitter, arguing that it had to turn over a protester's tweets to prosecutors, without the account user's consent and without a warrant. When we last checked in on the case of Malcolm Harris, a writer at The New Inquiry and one of 700 people arrested on the Bro ... More >>
Let's be real: It's 2012. You have a Twitter account. Take a moment today and follow us @ForkintheRoadVV. We promise you won't regret it.
The iconic Russian Tea Room on 57th street has come out with a new petite steak menu ($48). It's a steak dinner without the 64oz. commitment. The menu comes with a choice of meat and a side. The meat options are as follows: strip steak (6oz.), petite lamb T-Bone (10oz.), rib eye (6oz.), or the pet ... More >>
Oily all over, white and fluffy on the inside -- deep-fried mantous are hard to come by in the East Village. This was in the appetizer section of Hot Kitchen and disguised under the label "fried little buns." Now with the exception of their American-Chinese food (stay far away from that section), Ho ... More >>
Reynards, from restaurateur Andrew Tarlow and chef Sean Rembold, opened early last week in the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. The menu is similar to what's being served at Marlow and Diner -- the big difference is that there is a wood-fired oven and grill in the kitchen. [Eater NY] The Korean-inspire ... More >>
May is National Barbecue Month, and though it's an unofficial holiday that no one really knows about, we here at Fork in the Road don't complain when it comes to food-centric holidays. So gather round your grills and steaks for a early summertime potluck. To celebrate, chef Max Hardy has given us a ... More >>
Twitter messages, obviously, are public. That's the point of social media: to share, to broadcast. But one of the reasons people continue to tweet -- and to post incriminating photographs of their youthful kegstands on Facebook -- is the illusion that they have some measure of control over what they ... More >>
Two nights this week I trucked out to the Bell House to attend the Chickfactor 20th-anniversary shows, which honored the two-decade-old indiepop fanzine with performances by the likes of Versus, the Softies, and Small Factory. Pinned to some of the Bell House's walls was a sign asking the people in ... More >>
What happens when music's big names want to be rediscovered?
KraftwerkThe machines will always get you in the end. In an effort to "keep up," I follow a lot of New York-based music fans on Twitter. Which means that whenever tickets go on sale for an important show, whether at a venue large or smallPulp at Radio City Music Hall, LCD Soundsystem a ... More >>
Because love is at least nominally in the air (Valentine's Day is Tuesday), the Internet has brought you a new tool to discover your digital crushes. Twit Amore is an app that allows you find out who you or someone you like to stalk loves on Twitter by simply entering a user's handle. According to t ... More >>
In other "M.I.A. in a video" news, this morning also marked the premiere of the clip for "Bad Girls," a fleshed-out-by-Danja version of a track from her ViCKi LEEKZ mixtape. In the clip, Maya struts her stuff through a post-apocalyptic tableau where the highways are so empty, drivers can (and do) en ... More >>
Twitter says that it's not censoring content even though it's clearly censoring content. But let's back up a bit. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said Monday night that the microblogging site -- which has a rep for spreading revolution, disobedience, and Brits' bad jokes -- can basically filter tweets in ... More >>
More on the bizarre saga of Rupert Murdoch on Twitter. He has gone on the offensive for SOPA, he has, for a period of time, followed this blogger for some still unknown reason, and now he's answering questions about snagging younger women. Screenshot after the jump.
SOPA, the Stop Internet Piracy Act, is the latest congressional move to put an end to the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. The basic idea of SOPA -- now considered in the House of Representatives -- and its Senate analog, the Protect Intellectual Property Act, purportedly aims at ... 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 >>
Most people have a story about meeting someone famous—and most of those stories are dull. So why is an entire Tumblr site devoted to the most banal ones—"Did I ever tell you about the time... ?" is the header, but it's better known by its URL, Rock and Roll Tedium—such a riot? The ... More >>
Chris Webby Irving Plaza Thursday, December 29 Better than: A Republican debate. Chris Webby has "203" inked across his right side, a gothic "Connecticut" burned into the skin beneath his neck. There are the scattered images of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mario Brothers and Transformers a ... More >>
New British research suggests that junk food companies really don't have kids' best interests in mind, as they knowingly shill unhealthy eats to unsuspecting minors, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Scientists from the University of Vermont have undertaken an in-depth, extremely thorough examination of the emotions of the Twitterverse, and they've found that happiness is...decreasing. In the journal PLoS ONE, they write that "a gradual downward trend" is evident over the first half of 20 ... More >>
The Village Voice Web Awards were last night, have you heard? People won stuff. People drank and it led to hangovers. And it looks as though Mayor Bloomberg/whoever runs his Twitter was in the loop, because his account tweeted a message of congratulations last night to @ElBloombito, winner of Best P ... More >>
Ah, how jaded we have become in this last month of 2011. As we speed into January and the year 2012 we can reflect back on how young and innocent we once were -- how excitable and naive, how easy to enthrall -- as evidenced primarily by the public's reaction to escaped zoo animals and their T ... More >>
Los Angeles moved to evict Occupy protesters from the park outside its City Hall last night, which the occupiers had been calling "Solidarity Park." More than a thousand cops in riot gear arrested 200 people and dismantled tents. According to reports, the eviction was mostly peaceful. The last holdo ... More >>
An Occupy Wall Street organizer has found a creative solution that many hard-core protesters face: How do you Occupy full-time and pay the bills? In Dicey Troop's case, the answer is: Ask the Internet to send you money. Troop is one of the people who manages the @LibertySqGA account, which ... More >>
Bless Das Racist for always coming along at the right time, right? The group performed on Conan last night, and while the reactions the group was retweeting in the broadcast's wake seemed a little bit confused/outraged/weary, their take on the completely goofy "Michael Jackson" was, I thought, prett ... More >>
R. Kelly took the publicity storm engendered by the news of his possibly upcoming memoir Soulacoaster to release a song via his Twitter account. The track's titled "Shut Up," and it's dedicated to those people who doubted that he'd be able to come back... from the emergency throat surgery he ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
This guy gets itIt 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 >>