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Westchester

  • Art

    September 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Here Are a Few Edible Reasons to Explore Port Chester, Greenwich, and Stamford

    Fork in the Road thinks you should get out of town this summer, even if it's only for a day. In this Summer Fridays series, we're covering the best spots to eat in popular day trip locations. See more Summer Fridays ideas in our archives. Port Chester is more than that town The Strokes played the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    The 10 Best Greenmarket Restaurants in NYC

    Nothing makes us happier than traipsing through a Greenmarket in full swing (we've been known to skip as well) checking out the rhubarb, fresh lettuces, asparagus, and, of course, ramps peppering vendors' tented tables. And while our frolicking inevitably leads to some great purchases, we'd much pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Chef Chris Cipollone: Don't Call Piora Fusion

    The media has made much of the Korean-Italian mash-up at the heart of Piora (430 Hudson Street, 212-960-3801), the West Village restaurant opened by Simon Kim and chef Chris Cipollone last year, but Cipollone insists that to focus on fusion is to miss the point: "We're a modern American restaurant," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    New York City's Bus Drivers Are Extremely Tired of Being Punched and Stabbed

    It's really not that hard to pay your fare, sit in your seat, and let the bus operator take you where you want to go. Yet in recent weeks, a number of New Yorkers have made different, more dickish choices, like stabbing the driver of a Bx41 in the hand with a pocket knife. Or punching the driver of ... More >>

  • Dance

    March 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    10 Best Hell's Kitchen NYC Restaurants

    These wonderful fried pork-belly tidbits are served with an arepa and lime wedges at Farmers Rotisserie -- for less than $5. [See More 10 Bests: Doughnuts | Gelato] No New York neighborhood offers a denser collection of restaurants, aimed at theater-goers, tourists, local neighborhood types, Time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Top Hops' Ted Kenny on Growlers

    After years of working as a bartender and a marketing guy for Anheuser-Busch, Ted Kenny decided to test out his beer chops by opening up a store of his own on the Lower East Side, Top Hops Beer Shop (94 Orchard St., 212-254-4677), where you can grab a pint to stay or a growler to take home. Of cours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    Teacher Data Released, Criticized; Nelson Mandela Hospitalized; Strong Winds Coming Through the City

    Data rating 18,000 New York City teachers was released Friday, but not without strong caveats as both teachers and education leaders warned of flaws. Teachers are evaluated based on how much value they add as evidenced by change in student performance on standardized tests relative to measurement o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Andrew Cuomo's Still Talking About Redistricting (Sort of); New Data to Be Presented Next Week

    ​This week, the redistricting drama continues. In case you forgot, redistricting is that complicated process every 10 years when states across the country redraw congressional and state legislative boundaries based on Census data. Well, there's been a lot of controversy in New York this time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Bigoli's Agnolotti Are Little Pockets of Veal-y Delight

    Earlier this winter, Alessandro Stratta, a chef who's had a good amount of success in Las Vegas, opened Bigoli (140 West 13th Street, 212-647-1001), his first New York City restaurant, located in the brownstone formerly occupied by Gonzo. The food at Bigoli is more casual than what Stratta was doing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Smoking On Outdoor Train Platforms Now Banned

    ​Governor Cuomo signed a bill today that will ban smoking on outdoor train platforms operated by the MTA, including the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North. He said, "It is important that commuters are not unwillingly subject to the dangers of second-hand smoke while waiting on train platforms." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Rabid Skunk Captured in Westchester; Coyotes Roam New Jersey

    ​Good news for the denizens of that Westchester hamlet known as Pleasantville, for now they can unlock their doors and windows again, and breathe easy, or easier, given that they live in a place called Pleasantville (we've been there! It's pleasant!). A rabid skunk that had been meandering abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Frank Bruni Moves from Dining Section to Op-Ed Page; Subway Tests Café Model

    ​The United Food and Commercial Workers union is trying to mobilize 5,000 workers at 27 Target stores in the New York City area. [NY Times] The city has extended its 2003 ban on smoking in restaurants and bars to include city parks and public beaches. [Reuters] Despite economic woes and risi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Hopstop: Now Helping You Count Calories, Ride Your Bike

    ​Hooray for Hopstop, the go-to spot for finding out how to get to wherever you want to go in the New York City area, and elsewhere, too. Just the other day we were calculating how to get to a wedding in Brooklyn (thank you, God, for weddings in Brooklyn) and all of a sudden, after which trains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    'I Was a Dealer's Old Lady'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 3, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 18 A dealer's old lady by Elaine Louie I was a dealer's old lady, as were many of my friends. We were part of the radical chic. We weren't gunmolls. On the contrary, we were middle-class women gone vaguely ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 23, 2011

    Goat Town Frenches Us in the East Village

    Inspired by its time in Brooklyn, the bistro returns to Manhattan

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Cabbie Sting Reveals Well-Known New York Fact: Drivers Hate Leaving Manhattan

    Take these people to Brooklyn!​Because it's not enough to take the word of a bunch of Brooklynites or Bronx-goers, the city has employed a sting operation to prove that cabbies frequently refuse to go to boroughs other than Manhattan. They enlisted four college students after becoming concerne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Guy Velella, 1944-2011, State Senator, Rascal, Stand-up Guy

    Shiho Fukada/VV​It is October 14, 2000, and Guy Velella -- the ex-state senator and convicted felon who died yesterday at 66 -- is in his home base in the north Bronx practicing the fine art of retail politics. Nobody does this better, and the tell-tale silver-streak in his careful pompadour i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2010

    Turkey Heart Found in Chalk Heart Outline

    ​Gothamist has what looks to us like the work of an angry, animal rights obsessed high schooler (not that we'd know) in Westchester, New York. Yes, that is the actual heart of a turkey, centered in a larger, more cartoonish chalk heart, as if it were a crime scene. It reads like a Look what yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    The Hidden Upside to New Yorkers' Awful Cell Phone Service

    ​If you're a New Yorker, you've likely complained about your awful cell phone service at some point. It's part of living in a city where people live on top of people, under huge buildings, and they're all screaming into expensive, overheated little machines radiating someone else's screaming i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Rainstorm Kills 6, Leaves Thousands Without Power (Maybe Till the End of the Week)

    ​The weekend storm was unpleasant for most of us, but somewhat worse for tens of thousand of New Yorkers who lost their electric service. As of this morning, the Advance reports, 14,560 households in the borough are still blacked out. NY1 tallies 8,400 homes out of service in the Bronx, 5,90 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2010

    MTA Wants High-Speed Wireless Internet on Metro-North and LIRR Trains

    ​According to the Post, the Metropolitan Transit Authority is asking for bids from service providers to make high-speed wireless internet available to riders on Metro-North and LIRR commuter trains serving Westchester, Connecticut and Long Island. The final plan may or may not be free to non- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Yonkers Pol Sandy Annabi Charged With Corruption in Ratner (Atlantic Yards) Project

    Yonkers pol Sandy Annabi, accused of corruption.Yonkers Democratic pol Sandy Annabi and two others were charged today with conspiracy, bribery, and extortion in connection with the startling reversal in 2006 of Annabi's opposition to a Forest City Ratner project in Westchester County. Forest City ... More >>

  • News

    November 10, 2009

    The Pet-Death Business

    All dogs go to heaven. Yours will probably get there in an urn.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Weekly Rallies Continue Against Bloomberg Homeless Move-Ins; Thompson Joins Fight

    When the city quietly transformed a brand-new Bronx building into an emergency homeless shelter in August, it incited a lawsuit and a blitz of rallies. Last Saturday -- the fifth in a series of Saturday protests that, organizers say, with continue up through the election -- more than two dozen an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Considering the Alternative, New York Holds Onto Its Old-Fashioned Voting Machines

    New York City, Nassau, and Westchester Counties have refused to participate in a state pilot program to test out optical scan voting machines. While the rest of the country continues to adopt electronic voting machines -- even though they've been

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Flash! Albany Working on MTA Plan

    Albany lawmakers are behind closed doors, working on an MTA plan. A taxi surcharge and payroll taxes are among the remedies they're considering. Paterson's calling for "action." His new wrinkle is to offer constituents reimbursement of the payroll tax to their school districts -- a typical Albany Ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009
  • News

    December 17, 2008

    Will Run for Food

    Based in the Bronx, some of the most successful athletes you've never heard of live to run away with your club money

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Spin Cycle: Bronx Rebels Sort Things Out in Former Laundromat

    Photo by Candice M. Giove The banner of the new Bronx Democratic County Committee headquarters hung over the awning of a South Bronx laundromat –- a symbol, perhaps, of the political clean-up planned by the occupying Rainbow Rebels. "We decided to start fresh and open a new headquarters because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Yankee Stadium Critic: And They're Not Even From Around Here!

    Dennis Kucinich held today his Congressional subcommittee "Gaming the Tax Code: Public Subsidies, Private Profits, and Big League Sports in New York" meeting on stadium rip-offs. As Neil deMause announced earlier, Assemblymember Richard Brodsky was there to put his "The House That You Built" report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Slow News Day: Two Headed Turtle, Walking Strategies, a Working Clown

    The New York Daily News finds a two-headed turtle in Kensington, Brooklyn. Originally a native of Florida, the bicephalic wonder was faring poorly and its owner turned it over to Brooklyn's Sean Casey Animal Rescue for urgent care. Casey recently brought the restored turtle to his pet shop on East T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007
  • NYC Life

    October 31, 2006
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2006

    New Terror Plot, Same Old Money Problem

    Touting a major exclusive headlined "Bomb tunnel, flood city," the New York Daily News jolted the region today: The FBI has uncovered what officials consider a serious plot by jihadists to bomb the Holland Tunnel in hopes of causing a torrent of water to deluge lower Manhattan, the Daily News ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2005

    Turnout in the Eye of the Beholder

    From its buzzing nerve center under the elevated tracks at Westchester Square, Fernando Ferrer's GOTV operation in the Bronx says it saw turnout at 2001 levels this morning. But a local city council campaign tells the opposite story: record low numbers of voters—around half the usual amount ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2005

    Protection Racket

    Questions about Albany's cut of New York's homeland security money

  • News

    May 25, 2004

    The Angst of Chairman Velella

    Heard on a wire: money, contenders, and a nasty little so-and-so bug the big Bronx guy

  • News

    March 30, 2004

    East Flatbush Dustup

    Asbestos-Infested School is Exhibit A in Maintenance Battle Between Union and Educrats

  • NYC Life

    December 9, 2003
  • News

    February 11, 2003

    The LeBron Road Show

    A Pot of Gold at the End of His Rainbow Jumper

  • NYC Life

    August 13, 2002
  • Dining

    April 23, 2002
  • News

    October 2, 2001

    Make Noise Not War

    A Peace Movement Grows in New York and Beyond

  • News

    February 23, 1999

    Scoop

    Behind the White House Face-Lift

  • News

    February 2, 1999

    Pataki's Pick

    A new hire could cast the governor's prochoice stance further into doubt

  • News

    June 9, 1998

    Becoming 'Dem-ato'

    Schumer Morphs Into Alfonse: Fires Assault Weapon at Green, and Praises His Own Miss

  • News

    April 28, 1998
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