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Valentine's Day

  • News

    May 7, 2014

    Who Were Those Masked Men, Anyway?

    They disguised themselves as white cops, knocked over a check-cashing joint, and got away with $200K -- almost

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    March 5, 2014
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    February 19, 2014

    $2 Genesee Cream Ale and $5 Wine on This Week's Cheap Drinks List

    Still looking for relief after another Valentine's Day spent alone? Forget Tinder and Grindr and meet a mate the old fashion way: by bonding over drinks. With cheap specials galore, there's no reason not to buy a round or two.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    The Doppelgangaz: "We Hold Dipset Near and Dear to Us"

    [Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] After dropping the marvelous HARK last year, the Doppelgangaz have opened their 2014 account with this week's 11-track Peace Kehd project. It's another fine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 2/14/14

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Last Minute Valentine's Day Options in NYC

    Valentine's Day is stressful, and all the coordination, expectation, and overall hub-bub often put a damper on things. And right now, if you've yet to make a plan for the evening (or are in need of a back-up), you're likely feeling panic creep in. We got you. Here is a list of great V-Day events aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    What's the Prime New York Neighborhood for Valentine's Day?

    If you're taking your sweetheart out for dinner tonight, chances are you're looking to spend big bucks and are heading to Lincoln Square. Well, at least that's what statistics say.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best in Independent Comedy This Week, 2/12 - 12/18

    It's the sexiest time of the year, people. Valentine's Day approaches, when all relationships grow stronger via expensive prix fixe dinners and Whitman Samplers bought at gas stations. Want to avoid the heartache baked deep into this crappy, sappy holiday? There's a whole city full of cynical clowns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Cheap Drinks at Juke Bar, Point Break, The Abbey, and Dirty Pierre's

    If Valentine's Day is stressing you out -- or you just want to celebrate being single -- happy hour is an excellent relaxation technique. Here's a look at a few place you'll always be sure to find true love for less -- we're pretty sure it's at the bottom of a glass somewhere.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    10 Ideas Under $10 for Your Week: Love Hurts, The Night We Called It a Day, and Repulsion

    Valentine's Day is on Friday. But before you get all squirmy and pissed off about love, or the concept of celebrating love on one particular day, this week's best round-up of events isn't about that. Not really. Yes, V-Day events are already underway, but don't fret, we only honor the idea of being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    25 Actors Who Turned Down Amazing Roles

    Julia Roberts could have done Blind Side, but opted for Valentine's Day instead. Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Michael Corleone, but felt it was an offer he could refuse. Michelle Pfeiffer didn't want to be Clarice Starling, and Jeremy Irons pooh poohed the part of Hannibal Lecter, both t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Japanese Brewery Revolutionizes Chocolate Stout -- With a Chocolate Glass

    Rogue Ales makes one, and so do Brooklyn Brewery and Harpoon. In fact, it's hard to find a fashion-forward beer factory that hasn't made its own version of chocolate stout recently. Some ramp up the excitement by making double chocolate stouts and black chocolate stouts. But what is it? Chocolate st ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013
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    February 4, 2013

    What's Happening: Chocolate Week and Cochon 555

    Monday, February 4 Chocolate Week Start the week off right with a healthy dose of chocolate. Keep the sweets coming all the week at restaurants participating in Chocolate Week. Bakeries, restaurants, and stores around the city will offer special Tea Gourmand, Coffee Gourmand, or Bubbly Gourmand menu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Say Goodbye to Ellabess, Snack Box

    ​Whom did the restaurant gods not smile upon this week? Ellabess, the restaurant inside the Nolitan Hotel, closed after service on Valentine's Day and will reopen this spring with a new concept. [Eater]

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Happy Anti-Valentine's Day! Here's What To Do-Do!

    You're not actually going to celebrate today with a smile and a cuddle just because chocolate makers, florists, and greeting-card companies want you to, are you? Are you that much of a corprorate droog, that easily manipulated to feign some romance with someone you shouldn't have to turn it on with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Penn Station Florists See a Goldmine in Desperate Commuters

    Race through Penn Station today, and you're likely to find an assortment of insanely expensive wilted roses -- and thousands of desperate men willing to pay $45 for a bouquet that normally costs $18. For Fredo, a flower vendor who has set up shop next to an Auntie Anne's in the cavernous halls of P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Occupy Valentine's Day: Tomorrow's Bed-In in Washington Square Park

    Revolutionary GamesThe flyer for tomorrow's "Bed-In."​Valentine's Day, it is now well-established by crushingly overwhelming consensus, is more or less the worst, a vastly successful conspiracy by the Things-That-Are-Pink-Or-Made-Of-Chocolate Industrial complex to boost sales. Whether you a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Our 10 Most Romantic Restaurants

    Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, meaning it's time to make a dinner resy at a romantic restaurant. But what, exactly, makes a restaurant romantic? In some cases it's ambiance -- a fireplace or candles go a long way in setting the mood. Ditto a killer view. But as a friend recently quipped, "R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Uh-Oh: You Might Have an STD! The Whole World Might Know, Too

    ​Love is supposed to be everlasting. Unfortunately for many, the only permanent thing to come out of a relationship is an incurable sexually transmitted disease. And that's why Cyrus Sullivan, of Portland, Ore., claims that he runs STD Carriers Disease Control and Prevention Services, a webs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Jonathan Waxman on Why It's Smart to Get a Business Degree Before a Culinary One: Interview Part 2

    Yesterday we spoke with Barbuto chef (and culinary legend) Jonathan Waxman about his new gig as a consulting chef at Rosa Mexicano and his passionate love affair with Mexican food. Today, though, he tells us about what he wished he'd known as a young chef and also give us some date ideas for Valenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    New Amsterdam Market Gets a Pop-Up Soda Fountain

    Remember when the perfect Valentine's Day date was taking your sweetheart to the soda fountain for a nice coke float? Neither do we. But you can re-create the experience at the pop-up soda fountain at New Amsterdam Market this weekend.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Two Thirds of Single People Have Given Up on Sex (on Valentine's Day, at Least)

    Only one third of singles expect to get laid on Valentine's Day -- about the same number that Facebook stalk their exes, a new study reveals. The survey of 515 self-identified singles, conducted by Facebook dating app Areyouinterested.com, finds that 33 percent plan on winding up in bed on what's m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Foodie Significant Other

    This just might be a good gift for your BF who refuses to wear an apron -- and walks around at his own dinner party covered with tidbits of the food he just cooked ... Valentine's Day -- or, more accurately, St. Valentine's Day, named after a whole slew of early Christian martyrs named Valentine - ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012
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    February 14, 2011

    Valentine's Day Is Also National Condom Day!

    ​Yes, it's true, good friends. National Condom Day and Valentine's Day fall on the very same day! Someone was either thinking, or not thinking, as the case may be, because just like Mother's Day, every day should really be National Condom Day. (And thereby, the two shall ever remain separate.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Numerous Americans Say 'I Love You' With Olive Garden

    ​If you are reading this and haven't made any Valentine's Day dining plans, you are screwed. Unless you are one of the millions of Americans who apparently think that Olive Garden is a desirable destination for romantic dining.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Mayor Bloomberg!

    ​Everybody knows that today is Valentine's Day. But did you know that it's also Mayor Bloomberg's birthday? Today he is 69 (Hey you, in the back of the class, what's so funny?). We contacted his press office to find out what 'ol Mikey will be doing, but they never got back to us. Don't worry, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Where Am I Eating? The Mystery Grows...

    Hello again, sleuthsome diners, and welcome to part deux of this week's "Where Am I Eating?" Nobody has guessed where they serve up this marvelous meal, pictured on the next page, so the prize -- a cookbook -- is still up for grabs. Besides: Valentine's Day looms ever-so-ominously around the corne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    What to Drink at Cienfuegos on Valentine's Day: Fuego de Pasion

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Fuego de Pasion: hot, hot, hot!​​​​​The drink: Fuego de Pasion The bar: Cienfuegos, 95 Avenue A, East Village, 212-614-6818 The price: $38 for two people The ingredients: Banks 5-Island Rum, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Our 10 Best Restaurants for a Break-Up

    ​As the publicists who keep sending us their drinks and menu promotions won't let us forget, Valentine's Day is not only around the corner, but also one of the most profitable days of the year for the restaurant industry. Plenty of amorous and orally fixated couples have rushed to reserve th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Restaurants for a Break-Up

    ​Ah, Valentine's Day, when our thoughts turn to chocolate, cheesy wine bar promotions, and emotional ruin. The holiday is a fantastically profitable one for the restaurant industry, as most couples equate food with romance, or at least a prelude to getting laid. But what options are there for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Chatting With Kim Ima Part 2: Her Real, Live Bakery, Her Upcoming Cookbook, and Being a One-Truck Gal

    Copyright the Treats TruckKim Ima, with numerous caramel cream sandwiches.​ Yesterday, Kim Ima, the sparkly proprietress of the Treats Truck, spoke with us about everything from cops who like cookies to why being a food truck owner can sometimes feel like being a three-card monte player. Today ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2010

    READY FOR THE TRENCHES

    L.A. ladies strike hard and fast

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    June 1, 2010

    NORWAY'S FINEST

    If finest means 'most emo'

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    This Weekend! Justice, Harlem, Phantogram, Blank Dogs, The Magnetic Fields, Beach Fossils, The Beets, Suckers, Rain Machine, and Neon Indian

    ​While the city's alt-bros are locked up in Terminal 5 for a Justice DJ set and the subsequent Ed Banger 7th Anniversary Party, you can be crawling around in the cavernous Monster Island. There, the scuzzy (Frankie Rose and the Outs), the scuzzier (Harlem), and the scuzziest (Stupid Party) wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Dustin Peyseur, From Beach Fossils, on Loving Rock Ladies: "They all make me want to give chocolates and roses endlessly (and then be immediately punched in the face for being a chauvinist pig!)"

    Dustin Peyseur, sensitive as fuck.​Even though they are so cowardly and weak that they ran screaming from their offices yesterday as if a little snow were a nuclear bomb, we still love our friends at eMusic, not least for their tradition of putting together holiday-appropriate featurettes. How ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010
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    January 26, 2010
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    February 17, 2009

    Snackshots: Valentine Tasting Menu at Zenkichi

    Yes dear reader, we summoned our courage and braved the Valentine's Day dining scene this past weekend. And while the blogs are on the hunt for V day horror stories, we had quite a nice dinner at Zenkichi (77 North 6th Street) in Williamsburg, a lovely little izakaya serving delicate bites in indivi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Quick Hits

    The Brides.com annual Valentine's Day mass wedding takes place tomorrow at the top of the Empire State Building. This year the event includes its first same-sex couple. Charles G. Hogg, the groundhog who bit Mayor Bloomberg on Groundhog Day, is appearing at the Staten Island Zoo this weekend, in ca ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 4, 2009
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    February 2, 2009

    Valentine's Spending Predicted Down; AAD Suggests Romantic Mole Check

    Though U.S. spending on holidays has been climbing in recent years, the National Retail Foundation has a more modest prediction for Valentine's Day: "Consumers Opt for Quality Time with Loved Ones over Traditional Gifts." They still predict an average consumer spend of $122.98, though. The analysts ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    January 31, 2006

    Are You In Love?

    Rock stars, dating experts, and cartoon characters talk about Valentine's Day

  • NYC Life

    February 15, 2005

    Cupid's Cut

    Nelson George brings the romance; Cervenka, the metal

  • NYC Life

    February 8, 2005

    Where Is the Love

    V-Day options from wine to Red Stripe

  • People

    February 8, 2005

    All Apologies

    Our man humbly offers regrets to his lady

  • Music

    February 1, 2005
  • News

    February 20, 2001

    The Reflective Rudy

    Mayor Savors His $3 Million Book of Dish: Celebrates Valentine's Day With Tina, Judi, and the Legion of Decency

  • News

    February 6, 2001

    Shirts

    Two T's, One Buttondown, and a Plaid Flannel

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