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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 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

    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

    What Better Time For Free STD Tests Than Valentine's Day?

    But seriously, though. Yesterday, DNAInfo reported that three hospitals in Brooklyn will open their clinics for completely, one-hundred-percent, scott-free STD testing. The hospitals include: East WIlliamsburg's CABS Health Center, Caribbean House Health Center and East New York's Dr. Betty Shabazz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    The Best Food Gifts for Valentine's Day, No Edible Panties!

    Did you leave it till the last minute? Well it's not too late to buy one of these gifts for the food lover(s) in your life, ranging from $20 to $50:

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    The Best Metal Concerts in NYC This Month

    These are the best metal shows in NYC this month. See also: The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012

  • Columns

    August 22, 2012
  • 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 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 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

    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 9, 2012

    Murray's Cheese Shop: The Spot for Valentine's Day Gifts for Cheese Lovers

    ‚Äč Some ladies want chocolate and roses for Valentine's Day; others want cheese. Murray's Cheese Shop is now selling Swiss-style cooking utensils from a Dutch brand called Boska that you can use for a cheesy, romantic dinner for two.

  • Voice Choices

    February 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    The MTA Wants to Know About Your Subway Crush

    In preparation for a Valentine's Day event (a "Love-in-Transit Party," to be specific), at which the New York Times' Alan Feuer will read poems based on Missed Connections and Sophie Blackall of Missed Connections illustration fame will sign copies of her book, the gossip-hungry MTA is seeking tales ... 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 15, 2011

    Cabbie Does Very Good Thing by Not Stealing $100,000

    ​Today the Internet is abuzz with news of the kindly cab driver who discovered a passenger had left $100,000 worth of jewelry and cash in the back of his cab and actually gave it back to said owner. What an act of generosity and honor! Because, you know, he really didn't have to, and some cabb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    A Meteor Zoomed Toward New York at 33,500 MPH Yesterday, By the Way

    ​A fireball was visible in the sky from at least four local states yesterday -- Valentine's Day, no less -- the American Meteor Society confirms today. The meteor was likely the size of a "small car" before it hit the upper atmosphere and deteriorated, saving us all sans Bruce Willis. "With it ... 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

    The Week in Food Blogs: Restaurant Romance Gone Awry; Best V-Day Candy

    This week in food blogs... Eater rounded up 12 of the city's most extreme pizzerias. And, yes, one of the Artichoke pies makes the list. Grub Street posted 14 tales of restaurant romance gone awry. And one involves a naked redhead (which might be hot if it weren't a man). Diner's Journal was shoc ... 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 21, 2011

    Hot Pot Culinary Events Teams Up With Traffic Bar & Restaurant

    trafficbarnyc.comLooks like they could have a martini mashup, too.​Hot Pot Culinary Events, a company that puts together cooking classes for corporate events and private parties, has partnered with Midtown pub-fare hub Traffic Bar & Restaurant (986 Second Avenue, 212-813-1595) for a series of ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 19, 2011
  • 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 26, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Joy of Cooking Getting Fat

    A study comparing the 1931 Joy of Cooking to the 2006 edition found a 63% increase in calories in 17 of the recipes.[LA Times]Low milk prices are leading farmers to slaughter hundreds of thousands of dairy cows for meat because they can no longer afford to feed the animals.[AP via Chicago Tribune]Af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Marriage Equality Backers Turned Away by City

    This morning outside the city's Manhattan Marriage Bureau -- which was recently refurbished to draw tourist trade -- more than a hundred protesters expressed their displeasure with the absence of a marriage equality law in New York. Same-sex marriage gets much lip service from Democrats in Albany, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Slurp Oysters with Robb Walsh Tomorrow

    If you are tired of hearing about Valentine's Day themed events, I am with you all the way. But tomorrow, you can dabble in the Valentiney spirit by eating oysters with Robb Walsh, the resident food writer at our sister publication, the Houston Press. Walsh will be at will be at the Grand Central Oy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    NY Escorts Twitter Provides Romantic Advice to Johns

    The New York Escorts twitter feed, which we have considered previously, has had a spurt, so to speak, of activity in recent days. Along with links to advertising ("Wanna come play while I am still in town?" asks Clarise Starrling, pictured), they guide us to a message board on proper etiquette for c ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Has Whole Foods Gone Too Far?

    It's not even February yet and already our inboxes are stuffed with "special" Valentine's Day menus, Irving Mill is offering a creepy "All-Heart Tasting Menu" and now this. Whole Foods will be focusing on libido during the month of February.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Same-Sex Couple to Trade Vows on Top of Empire State Building

    In September we told you about Brides.com's Valentine's Day competition, for which the Conde Nast magazine would pick 14 couples whose stories compelled them and arrange for them to be married or commitment-ceremonied at the top of the Empire State Building. This year's winners have been announced. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2007

    Last Night: "TV on the Radio Guy" and Scary Mansion at Glasslands

    Bob Dylan is thankfully nowhere in sight. "Valentine's Dinner" showcase curated by Kyp Malone Date: Wednesday, February 14 Better than: Drinking Miller alone in bed Recorded equivalent: B-Side single Rating: 6.4 His name is Kyp Malone, alright? Because every time I say his name lately in conversat ... More >>

  • Columns

    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

    January 29, 2002
  • News

    February 6, 2001

    Making Babies

    Over the Diapers, A Sidelong Glance

  • Music

    February 22, 2000
  • Theater

    February 17, 1998

    Home of the Moan

    'The Vagina Monologues' Seizes the Means of Production

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