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Valentine's Day

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    What's at the Movies in New York City This Weekend: Valentine's Day Edition

    In this week's Village Voice film section, we see Joel Kinnaman (best known as street-wise Detective Stephen Holder the U.S. version of homicide procedural The Killing) twice: He gets the title role in the RoboCop redux and plays a "Gatsby-esque" semi-gangster in Easy Money: Hard to Kill. We also ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Give Manners the Facepalm With These Five Messy Dishes

    If fancy, serious, romantic meals make you want to lose your lunch, opt out of the candlelit steakhouse meal this Friday and sink your teeth into something messy, suitable for fun-loving couples who've been together awhile or pals that are treating the evening like just another night. Because nothin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants for Break-Ups in NYC

    This time of year always brings out New York's mushy side when it comes to dining out: Which restaurants have the most romantic view? Which restaurants have the best decor? Which place has a wait staff I can trust who can keep my engagement ring on ice until I give the signal? But what about resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Buying Chocolates for Valentine's Day? Go Local

    Whether or not you put any stock in the Hallmark holiday coming up on February 14, we think you should use the occasion to eat a little chocolate. It's been a brutal winter here in NYC, after all. And if you're buying a gift set for someone special? Go local. Here's where:

  • Voice Choices

    February 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    10 Ideas Under $10 for Your Week: "Save the Village" and William S. Burroughs Marathon Reading

    Lots to get to this week. For starters Steven Kasher Gallery exhibits an incredible display of images by former Village Voice photographer Fred W. McDarrah titled "Save the Village." Also, Munch Gallery hosts a 24-hour nonstop solo recital mash-up of William S. Burroughs's infamous Nova Trilogy to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Valentine's Day (or Friend Date) Special: 10 Great Dishes For Two

    When your dinner party sees a bigger dish variety and a smaller tab, it's hard to argue against shared plates (sorry, solo dish devotees). And while you'll have to be on board with your dining partner's food tastes, these medium-format offerings carry perks -- especially romantic ones. The one-dish- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Indie and Alt Comedy This Week, 1/15

    It's the third week of January. There are no songs about the third week of January. You know why? Because the third week of January sucks. If you're single, you've started worrying about Valentine's Day. You can't stay home because you do that every year and it means the Chardonnay spins and sexting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Hannah Palmer Egan's Best Meals of 2013

    As a staunch omnivore, I eat it all, but I'm most excited by meat: Pork and beef and duck and game live and die very, very close to my heart, and having spent my teenage years as a vegetarian (yeah, OK, I was that girl), it takes a lot for a vegetable to really excite me (although I do make a habit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Nino's Pizza Closed on St. Marks; All is Quiet at Fornino Park Slope

    Fornino Park Slope, the offshoot of the Williamsburg location, closed for renovations a few weeks ago, and promised to be back on February 4. But nothing has changed, the tables are still set, and the lights are out, reported Here's Park Slope. No one answers the phone, and the fairly active Faceboo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2013

    Snowpocalypse NYC! The City Digs Out

    Two bikes and a basketful of snow New York City lucked out with only 8 to 11 inches of snow, but the wind caused it to pile up in drifts, making it more difficult to trudge through the relentless white. Nevertheless, buses were up and running by noon, the Greenmarket at Union Square was doing busi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    10 Best Romantic Wine Bars, for Valentine's Day Drinking That Won't Suck

    If you haven't made a reservation for Valentine's Day by now, you're a failure. At least that's how it'll feel as you frantically scroll through OpenTable, only to find you can dine at 5 p.m., 11 p.m., or anytime you like at TGI Fridays. Instead of competing with every jerk in the city for a tabl ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Things Not To Do On New Year's Eve

    Monday night will be here soon enough, so you'd better be prepared for the parade of landmines that you'll have to avert if you want to survive into 2013. Here's what not to do: *Don't go to a restaurant. They will be packed, noisy, and suddenly charging twice what they used to, which was already ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    I Made Keith Olbermann Laugh!

    On last night's Countdown show, Keith and I had tons of fun dissecting the Republicans' pledge to ban "hard-core, offensive porn" and -- on a whole other plane -- we also managed to chew over their probable Valentine's Day plans. Among my HILARIOUS outbursts:

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Happy National Condom Day! Find Free Condoms With a Phone App

    It's Feb. 14 -- the best day of the year! No, of course we don't mean Valentine's Day (ew.) It's National Condom Awareness Day -- and 2012's holiday has gotten even more special for you and your special lady or man-friend: New York City's Department of Public Health and Mental Hygiene is releasin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Where Was I Eating? Berimbau

    And thus a quick end to this week's round of Where Am I Eating? Not many guesses, but it only takes one correct one to win! I was eating at Berimbau, the cozy restaurant on Carmine Street named for the Brazilian percussion instrument. If you want to get into the spirit of Rio's Carnival -- which is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    New Yorkers Will Spend More than Half a Billion Dollars on Sucky Valentine's Day

    New Yorkers will spend around $566 million on Valentine's Day -- mainly on predictable, boring gifts such as cards and candy, according to the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Using data from the National Retail Federation, the NYCEDC says that 60 percent of adults in the Northeast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    New Yorkers Love, Hate Everything

    So, maybe Valentine's Day has you a little bit down about relationships. (Or not! We won't judge.) But either way, there should still be a little room left to celebrate what you love (and hate) about that city. To that end, the interactive mapping website MyBlockNYC compiled two separate videos, mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Happy Valentine's Day From Fork in the Road

    ​Designer-beef roses? Where else but Gizmodo? Of course, they got it from designyoutrust.com, who in turn got it from hungeree.com. The original is apparently the work of butcher Antony Bowness of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Thanks for FiTR San Francisco correspondent @tracyjane for the link ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Pizza Hut Proposes Marriage, Dowry Only $10,000

    Fork in the Road really can't think of a less auspicious way to propose marriage, and any real foodie, woman or man, would probably first gag, and then sputter out a resounding "No!": Pizza Hut is offering a Valentine's Day deal that includes a box of their awful pizza and bready breadsticks (plus t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Last Night: Vice Goes To The Dogs To Celebrate Fashion Week

    Vice's Fashion Week Party Westway Wednesday, February 8 Better than: Not getting into the secret Skrillex show. Last night, the line to get into West Village's middle-of-nowhere dance club Westway wrapped around one block in one direction of the door and down two blocks in the other. The strip clu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Most Romantic Restaurants

    'Tis the season for Russell Stover chocolates and pink champagne love! With Valentine's Day quickly approaching next Tuesday, it's time to perk up the romance and take the lady or fella out to dinner. Didn't get around to planning anything? No sweat. Check back in tomorrow bright and early for Our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Takashi Has Heart For Your Valentine

    ​They say it's best to wear your heart on your sleeve, but this Valentine's Day, West Village restaurant Takashi wants you to have it on your plate as well. The restaurant offers hatsu (beef heart) as a grill-ready item on its regular menu, but they've also come up with a special dish for this off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Dorie Greenspan's CookieBar Returns for a Valentine's Weekend Pop-Up

    More good news on the sweets front: Dorie and Josh Greenspan's CookieBar is returning for a pop-up at Mizu Salon just in time for Valentine's Day! All who missed out on the last batch of World Peace Cookies and Jammers now can get the ideal sweet treat for their loved ones (better than a Russell St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Friendly Bikini Waxer Will Get You Drunk to Take the Edge Off

    ​Bikini wax: Two words synonymous with pain. Vodka: One word synonymous with staving off the pain, at least until the next day when the pain is worse than ever, depending on how much vodka is involved. However! A bikini wax is brief, and if you can get drunk beforehand, maybe it won't hurt so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Week in Review: Arcade Fire Won A Grammy And All We Got Was This BMX Bicycle Helmet-Cam

    Santiago Felipe​And so it came to pass that a sleepy 2011 all of a sudden woke up and went crazy, as Arcade Fire won a Grammy, spawning a thousand think pieces (or two, anyway). Then Odd Future played Santos Party House! And Fallon! Many people said the word "swag." But just as the internet t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Model Carolina Ramirez Gives Us Her Fashion Week Diary

    Brad WalshCarolina Ramirez​Every Fashion Week we're in awe of how much models are put through. They're running around from show to show; they get their hair yanked, straightened, curled; they get touched on almost every part of their bodies by dressers, wear loads of makeup, and, probably the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    A Greedy Cocktail Waitress Salutes Valentine's Day!

    Just add vodka.​ The bar was a dimly lit, East Village dive, a sticky-tabled joint that always smelled like dried piss and sour mops. You know this place: the former punk mecca now frequented by fresh 21-year-olds who want nothing more than to chug cheap booze and waste their parents' money wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Restaurants Love a Monday Valentine's Day; Pepsi to Launch Skinny Can to 'Honor' Women

    ​McDonald's is getting its chipotle on with a new Chipotle BBQ Bacon Angus burger priced at $3.99 and available through March 31. [Nation's Restaurant News] Restaurants are happy that Valentine's Day is on a Monday night because Mondays are usually slow for business. [Nation's Restaurant News ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Battle of the Valentine's Day Chocolates: Russell Stover vs. Whitman's Sampler

    Lauren ShockeyLife is like a box of (V-Day) chocolates?​It's almost time for Chocolate Day! We mean Valentine's Day! For this week's Battle of the Dishes, we're comparing heart-shaped boxes of chocolates--Russell Stover and its drugstore rival, Whitman's Sampler. Two classics which beg the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    The Emotional Wimps of Today Would Rather Say "Fuck" Than "I Love You"

    All valid emotions.​Oh, society. We are wimping out hardcore. Despite a heretofore unknown squishy comfort with phrases like "Go fuck yourself" and "Eat shit and die," adults have resorted to whimpering like wounded puppies, cowering in a corner until finally faced with an ultimatum, or downgr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    It Is Hard to Get Over Someone When You Keep Online Stalking Them

    ​Boy, does technology make stuff complicated these days! For instance, in the old days, you'd get dumped by someone and then never have to see his face again, except on the off-chance that you were scavenging about the grocery store having not showered for the past two days, and he was shoppin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    A Friday at the end of a short week. Here's a parting glance ... We ranked our 10 best tofu dishes in NYC. A battle to the death between Elevation Burger's two veggie burgers. Ask the Critic addresses the issue of Valentine's Day chocolate.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Get Chocolate for Valentine's Day?

    MarieBelleSeduce her with sugar.​Brian G. asks: I want to get my foodie girlfriend some chocolates for Valentine's Day, so I can't get Godiva or anything too mass market. Where can I find a nice assortment of chocolates? Dear Brian: What a good boyfriend you are, thinking so far in advance! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Empire State Building Won't Light Up for Mother Teresa, then Lies, Which Mother Teresa Really Would Have Hated (But Forgiven)

    ​The Empire State Building is privately owned, and as such, they can do whatever the hell they want -- lighting themselves in pink and red for Valentine's Day, or honoring the Simpsons, or whatever. So, when they said no to lights honoring Mother Teresa's upcoming 100th birthday on August 26, ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010
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    February 6, 2007
  • Screens

    February 7, 2006
  • NYC Life

    January 31, 2006
  • NYC Life

    February 8, 2005

    Oysters Are for Prudes

    Real studs eat brisket

  • Film

    February 1, 2005

    The Ladykiller

    The man who screwed too much: Will Smith charms in faux-cynical V-Day romantic comedy

  • Columns

    November 23, 2004
  • NYC Life

    February 11, 2003

    Frill Seeking

    Garters, Thongs, and Other Hot Topics

  • News

    February 5, 2002

    Red Alert

    Valentine's Day Gift Shopping

  • Columns

    February 5, 2002
  • News

    February 6, 2001

    Making Babies

    Over the Diapers, A Sidelong Glance

  • News

    February 16, 1999
  • Theater

    February 17, 1998

    Home of the Moan

    'The Vagina Monologues' Seizes the Means of Production

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