You may not be looking for a reason to go to the Bronx, but consider this one: after 50 years without a working brewery, mash tuns and fermentation tanks are once again chugging along in the borough. One of the breweries responsible for the revival is Gun Hill Brewing Company (3227 Laconia Avenue, ... More >>
Governor Andrew Cuomo owns a gun. To be specific, it's a shotgun that he keeps locked up in his Westchester home. He's admitted to this; regardless, since his inauguration, he's been strident on gun control, siding with Mayor Bloomberg on the need for more regulation in Albany and Washington. And th ... More >>
A new play from Francine Volpe
It's no secret that Governor Andrew Cuomo is pretty pissed off with the lack of preparedness New York utilities companies had for Hurricane Sandy. It's also no secret that New York utilities companies have absolutely sucked at responding to power outages caused by the storm -- and Cuomo wants to kno ... More >>
The term "fuel rationing" has a certain apocalyptic, Carter-esque connotation. But don't worry, we're not doing that here in New York City. Starting tomorrow, the Big Apple and surrounding counties won't be rationing fuel; they will be implementing their "temporary gasoline management plan" (read: f ... More >>
A few months back, Runnin' Scared covered what seems to be the biggest conundrum of the Big Apple: the fact that rents are higher than ever (averaging a solid $3,418 a month) yet no one is leaving the island. Actually, recent years have shown a huge increase in Manhattan newcomers, raising the ... More >>
New Yorkers do not take kindly to rejections. It's simply not in our street lexicon so our comprehension when we are deal with one is illogical, frustrated and persistently disobedient. Just watch anyone's reaction after a cabbie says no to taking them from the Village to Astoria at 2am.As Governor ... More >>
On the left, the Canadian-bacon-and-pineapple slice; on the right, the standard cheese slice. Note how the cheese pulls up from the tip in a dense indigestible mass. A gastronomic miracle occurred today when Ray's Famous Pizza reopened at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 11th Street in Greenwic ... More >>
The national pastime of the U.S.? The sports capital of the U.S.? If you dont know the score, well tell you.
Ladle of LoveAnother food truck has left Manhattan, and this time, the police have absolutely nothing to do with it.
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Unique art is easy to find in New York City, but Bryan Lee Madden's pieces stand out in the crowded field. Madden uses Etch A Sketches to create his works, which run from fine art to cartoonish sketches, and are commissioned for friends and clients alike (email him if interested!). We got in ... More >>
If an earthquake were to hit the New York area, the reactor with the highest risk of damage is Reactor 3 at Indian Point in Westchester, New York, just 24 miles from the Bronx. "The suggestion is that of all the  power plants across the country, that the Indian Point power plant is most ... More >>
There's harmony among the boroughs, but chaos in the state senate thanks to one of Albany's "worst-kept secrets": Diane Savino, who represents Brooklyn and Staten Island, is dating Jeffrey Klein of the Bronx and Westchester. Page Six says the couple is "known as 'Klavino,' a la Brangelina" an ... More >>
A former Stuyvesant High School music teacher cum Hamas-praising weapons seller was busted last night in a Bronx warehouse. Theophilus Burroughs, who sold "high-powered weapons to undercover operatives he thought were connected to Middle East terror organizations," literally wet his pants whe ... More >>
The five Democrats who want to be the state's next attorney general debated for the first time last night at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. Reports are that it was a sedate affair with no good mud-slinging worth relating. To NY1's great dismay, no one raised the biggest campaign issue so f ... More >>
He wants to roar as attorney general
In that special assembly election in Queens we almost missed, former city councilmember David Weprin took the seat held by his brother and his daddy before him, 62 percent of the vote versus Bob Friedrich's 38 percent. Weprin's faces an election-election in November. And look, there were ot ... More >>
Since an emergency shelter dropped into a Bronx neighborhood without any local input in August, residents there beat the drum against the plan -- even stationing crowds outside of one of Mayor Bloomberg's campaign offices in the weeks leading up to the election. All the theatrics, the placard ... More >>
Fuck Buttons get their Fischer Price on. All photos by Kate GlicksbergFuck Buttons Bowery Ballroom Monday, November 2 When Animal Collective played a crammed, 16-years-old-and-up show for fans and industry-fucks at the Bowery Ballroom in January, I chanced to meet a chubby 17-year-old from ... More >>
Matt Marone and Frank Acosta will deliver a five dollar quart of organic milk in a glass bottle to your door, as long as your door is in Manhattan ($5 delivery charge, $15 minimum order). Acosta and Marone say the steep price Manhattan Milk charges is justified because they contract with Amis ... More >>
Do something, Dave, will ya?
Following up on our report of Shelly Silver gaming Governor Paterson to put his old LES friend, Jonathan Lippman, in the highest courts job in the state:The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct released a final determination today removing a Westchester judge who was elected in a 2005 cross ... More >>
We figured we had seen the end of Steve Dunleavy after that lovely testimonial we wrote for him, but the New York Post gives him one last column today, in which he says, "I promise you, this is not goodbye. I promise you I'll be around to continue doing what I do best, being a pain in the rear end." ... More >>
I have developed a theory about the Friday editions of the Post and Daily News, which is that barring any sort of massive breaking news, the papers stick to "water-cooler" stories on the front page to foster some sort of camaraderie in the work place. It's Friday, you just want to chat it up with yo ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 6, 1957, Vol. III, No. 2 Mike on the Barroom Floor If Saroyan didn't write the script for this one it's only because no one ever told him where Little West 12th Street is. "There I was, walking through the meat-packin ... More >>
Leave it to the governor getting caught with hookers to inject some real candor into the political discourse in Albany. When New York Observer's Azi Paybarah asked Assemblyman Richard Brodsky about whether Eliot should stay or go, the Westchester Democrat predictably punted. But when asked about t ... More >>
Brooklynites came out to voice the anger at a proposed fare hike. The MTA will host similar hearings in the other boroughs, Long Island and Westchester. By Julie Bolcer “Fughetaboutit,” at least, for now. That’s what nearly 200 people told the Metropolitan Transportation Authority last nig ... More >>
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