Oh hello there! We are very excited to announce that our fourth annual 4Knots Music Festival will be held on Saturday, July 12th from 1- 8 p.m. at the South Street Seaport, rain or shine. Manhattan's favorite summer music festival will return with 10 bands hand-picked by our music department. As y ... More >>
It's out! This year's Best Of Issue is, if we say so ourselves, the best. It features (rough count here) 1,000,000 write ups about the unknown or undeniable things that make our city great. Here, we run down some of big Best Of Winners for music, bars, clubs, and comedy. Check it all out and get bac ... More >>
'Two Jimmies," says Holly Laessig with a laugh. She and Jess Wolfe have settled on the same drink, the Jimmy El Camino, after deciding together which flavor combinations sounded most appetizing on the General Greene's drink menu. "[It's] a spicy, sweet mixture," explains Wolfe. See also: It Takes A ... More >>
This week's cover story tells the story of Jesse Friedman, who in 1987, as a teenager, was caught up in a public hysteria built on suspicions that he and his father had sexually abused the nine- and 10-year-old students who attended the computer classes they taught in their home. Friedman was railro ... More >>
Willie DavisThe Black Angels. 4Knots Music Festival: Titus Andronicus, The Black Angels Saturday, June 16 South Street Seaport Better than: Your average punk band/psych band combo. Titus Andronicus didn't make headlining this festival any easier for Austin's The Black Angels. The Texas nat ... More >>
Willie Davis4Knots Music Festival: Titus Andronicus Pier 17, South Street Seaport Saturday, July 16 Better than: Shakespeare. After a race through the New York City subway system, I charged triumphantly out onto the waterfront as Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus sang the slow opening ly ... More >>
Willie DavisDavila 666. 4Knots Music Festival: Oberhofer, Davila 666 Saturday, June 16 South Street Seaport Better than: Retreating from the afternoon heat. In her essay "Hot Music for Long Nights" Maura Johnston nailed what makes New York City summer shows so wonderful. Such shows, she wri ... More >>
Willie Davis4Knots Music Festival: Dan Deacon, Yeasayer (DJ sets) Saturday, June 16 4Knots Indoor Lounge Better than: Going home and passing out. In my coverage of the 4Knots main stage, my "critical bias," as named at the bottom of these write-ups, has been fairly obviousalmost so o ... More >>
Willie DavisI believe the children are our future. There's lots of coverage of yesterday's 4Knots Music Festival coming throughout the day, but for now, why not ease into your Sunday with a slew of pictures chronicling the action onstage and in the lounge, shot by the eagle-eyed Willie Davis? ... More >>
Willie DavisTitus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles (left) and Amy Klein.You came. You danced. You sweated. And based on the tweets we saw coming out of our very first 4Knots Music Festival yesterday at the South Street Seaport, everyone had as much fun as we expected! Our favorite 140-character-o ... More >>
Willie DavisIt's surfing the crowd, not skating the crowd There was a lot of energy at yesterday's 4Knots Music Festival, and some people decided to use it to propel themselves above the crowdto middling results. Here, thanks to the crack shooting efforts of photographer Willie Davis, ... More >>
Willie DavisEleanor Friedberger. 4Knots Music Festival: Mr. Dream, Eleanor Friedberger Pier 17, South Street Seaport Saturday, July 16 Better than: Showing up late. I have this problemit's well known among my friendswhere I arrive at things (shows, parties, etc.) on time. Usu ... More >>
Amy Andronicus, lighter than air. Pics by Willie Davis, more below.Titus Andronicus/Care Bears on Fire Mercury Lounge Thursday, February 10 Consider Amy Andronicus, née Klein, she of magnificent New Jersey punk-rockers Titus Andronicus, and an awfully cheering sight up there onstage, surrou ... More >>
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Members of the Bloods outside Sean Bell's funeral. Photo: Willie Davis/VerasSee slideshow: Sean Bell Goes Home and cover story, Guns Gone Wild "If you kill us, we will kill you"—that was the message cops heard from the New Black Panther Party at a rally in front of the 103rd precinct on Sat ... More >>
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