More often than not, New York concepts trickle down south, setting up shop in cities like Washington D.C. and Miami. But in mid-November, the tides turn: South Florida-based Mexican joint Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar (339 Adams Street, Brooklyn) is opening its doors in Downtown Brooklyn.
We may be in the dead of a very rough winter here in New York City, but inside the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (514 Union Street, Brooklyn), which makes its official debut in a Gowanus warehouse tonight, you can practically feel palm trees swaying in the Floridian sun. Black and white curtained ca ... More >>
Have a bunch of spare change that you've left in your drawer or in a bag under your bed, waiting for that rainy day (or a clear, sunny day, because that would be better for transportation purposes) in which you are so bored that you decide to lug it to a CoinStar machine and get real, spendable doll ... More >>
Yesterday, graphic designer, vlogger and comedian Franchesca Ramsey posted her video "Shit White Girls Say...to Black Girls," the latest (and to us, the funniest) YouTube video riff on "Shit Girls Say." It got over 1.5 million views its debut day. The Voice spoke to Ramsey by phone this morning to c ... More >>
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch
stephenasprinio.comThis man wants you to swallow his dough.In June, former Top Chef repeat offender Stephen Aspirinio announced his plans to open Pizza Vino Teca, a pizzeria in the Financial District. Thanks to the whims of CB1, he's now one step closer to his goal.
Yesterday, along with a lot of grief and terrible sadness, there was also courage, and hope to move on, while, of course, "never forgetting." And there was a lot of nervousness. Nervousness about a possible terror attack, which we had been warned there was a "credible" threat of. Nervousness ... More >>
In the shadow of his brothers' Tea Party fame, Bill Koch seems almost like a normal billionaire.
Guided By Voices w/Wavves, Surfer Blood McCarren Park Saturday, June 18, 2011 Better than: Just hearing the show without seeing it, which is what everyone who lives on my street got to do anyway. It's long been gospel that you can't tell Robert Pollard anything. Attempts by well-meaning biz type ... More >>
New Orleans is the only city that out-did New York's dire childcare situation, according to a study by website Care.com. New York City closed many subsidized daycare centers this summer to narrow budget gaps, and childcare elsewhere in the city can cost more than rent, making a significant d ... More >>
Jean Vergnes, the chef who helped Sirio Maccioni open Le Cirque in 1974, died Thursday at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla at the age of 88. [NY Times] Wholesale food prices rose higher last month than they have in 26 years, according to the Labor Department. Vegetable prices, in particular ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
As The City begins to nestle comfortably with its characters--most notably Erin, the ditz; Olivia, the villain; and Whitney, the clueless protagonist--the most excruciating moments come at the first half of the show, when literally nothing happens. To wit: a mind-numbing confrontation between utte ... More >>
Baseball has no monopoly on foul balls. The NYPD's own drug scandal keeps simmering.
Erik Wemple says he'll revamp front of the book
Arrested for soliciting sex, men wind up in a Brooklyn classroom
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Watch Out, Bud! Ex-Met Prankster Gardenhire Is Now the Evil Twin.
The Missing and the Dead
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Slaverys Legacy Shackled the Black VoteAnd Cost Gore Thousands of Ballots
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Big-Time Lawyer Files Suit in Federal Court
Question Fairness of Election When So Many Claim They Were Turned Away
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