When Andrew Burman and company moved into the old Anima space on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, they weren't sure just how to handle the six-foot wood oven left by the building's previous tenant. The restaurant they planned to open, The Runner (458 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-643-6500), wouldn't be ... More >>
The Peculiar Works Project takes over a post office
Follow the ferry to find out
New York's star moment
Bill Murray leads the Poets House walk
An indie-rock ode to Whitman’s borough
The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced the inaugural running of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, a three-day music, film, and art extravaganza put together by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and set to take over BAM from May 3 to 5. Named after a poem by Walt Whitman, the festival has a lineup ... More >>
In many cases, gay authors are also aesthetes, and who'd be surprised to learn that they often take an enthusiastic interest in food? (Read about this week's Big Gay Food Blog here.) Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Even by modern standards, Wilde was flamboyantly "out." He toured America in velvet ... More >>
A premiere by Kristin Newbom and W. David Hancock at Summerworks
A newborn baby boy was thrown down a Brooklyn housing project trash chute today and survived. The building's super heard the baby crying from inside a plastic garbage bag attached to the trash compactor this morning around 9 a.m. in Walt Whitman House and called the police. The baby was rushed to ... More >>
The Emerson, on a recent night.Clinton Hill's bar scene has been heating up lately with Fulton Grand, which opened at its namesake intersection this past summer, and the forthcoming Hanson Dry, a cocktail bar that was supposed to open this past weekend, but was still dark and papered over on ... More >>
Yes, even cocktail geeks and mixologists have time to mess around with Xtranormal, the genius text-to-movie animation software. This brilliant one by the user "felttip" illustrates what can happen when patrons order vodka soda -- and when bartenders are too full of themselves to shut up and make ... More >>
A ferocious guitar-shredder contemplates the neuroses that both drive and burden her
The veteran troupe tries a contempo spin on some classic works
Gaslight Anthem: New Jersey nostalgia. Photo by Ashley MaileIn this week's Village Voice, Sean Fennessey weights in on the all-encompassing Drake phenomenon, Michael Robbins compares the Gaslight Anthem to Walt Whitman, Ben Westhoff talks to Styles P about the rapper's debut novel, Stacey And ... More >>
New Jersey's finest Boss acolytes are too young to be so nostalgic, and so safe
Lucas Fine Foods opened in Park Slope this weekend. Prepared foods like barbecued pork ribs and Cajun-spiced shrimp beckoned from the display cases, but since the shop didn't have its full menu up and running yet, we went for the ice cream, homemade by Brian Smith of Ample Hills Creamery.
The Times directs our attention to a performance piece called Bryant in the Park which takes the poetry of William Cullen Bryant (Thanatopsis) and puts it in Bryant Park, where actors recite poems and play croquet white dressed in "spotless white clothing." It's not just for toffs, the Times ... More >>
A new series all about everyone's favorite borough—sort of
A veteran mashes up Whitman and Poulenc
Poets House celebrates its new home in Battery Park
Mabou Mines floats notes on the East River
After decades out of print, Walt Whitman's only novel comes back from its strange obscurity
A Brooklyn housing project, once home to 1,200, now houses just two.
Molly O'Neill wrangles 250 years of appealing mealing
Force that through the green fuse drives the flower
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Who will remember all the crappy pizza joints fading into NYC history?
In his triple-tiered follow-up to The Hours, Cunningham moves from Woolf to Whitman
Forget the rice. (We're on Atkins.) No his-and-his towels. (Nothing matches in our house.) Just give us Viagraand wish us well
CUNY Prof Angus Fletcher Discovers American Poetry's Scenic Overlook
A City of Spires Searches for Its Next Skyline
Love and Death in Town and Country