It didn't take long for Disco Era-channeling bar the Golden Cadillac to go the way of polyester suits (perhaps because people would rather leave the sugary cocktails the place highlighted on its menu firmly in the past), but its specter remains at Boilermaker (13 First Avenue), the new beer and whis ... More >>
St. Patrick's Day weekend is once again upon us, which means toasting complete strangers and kissing people because they're Irish is mostly acceptable (mostly -- no sexual harassment, now, ya hear?). Get out your green accessories and start testing your Irish luck -- here are 10 great ways to celebr ... More >>
Need a reprieve from an intense week? Or maybe you just need to get out more? This weekend's line-up includes plenty of art, music, endless drinks, and food, of course, too.
Will March come in like a lion and go out like a lamb this year? Whatever animal we're riding into spring, it's making us hungry for a few food events. Here are several happening this weekend.
Food and sports go hand in hand. But if you're a local football fan, this season has been exceptionally hard to watch. While the Jets hover around mediocrity, the Giants have yet to win a single game. Yet each and every week, fans descend upon the sports bars of this fine city to cheer on New York-- ... More >>
In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in December.
After Columbia University expanded in Manhattanville, 34-year-old Floridita was forced to move from its Columbia-owned location. But the Caribbean joint reopened just a few blocks away at 12th Avenue and 125th Street in the same building as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. They're serving up the same grub from t ... More >>
The toasted sandwich at Spotted Pig was a pleasant distraction from neighborhood worries. A check of the two dozen or so West Village restaurants still open without electricity and operating by candlelight indicates that very few of them are actually serving food. Nevertheless, most were one-third ... More >>
Perhaps because the waterway is at low tide, the barriers to the Hudson River Park have been removed. Here storm watchers gather on the Christopher Street pier. Despite promises to the contrary in many cases, 95% of the restaurants in the West Village are now closed. Those that remain open, like T ... More >>
I detest any kind of mendacity--except for an occasional white lie--but some untruth-tellers are way worse than others. Here are your two basic types: *The ones who really believe the shit they're telling you. You know, "My grandmother was the Duke of Windsor's real mistress....As a child, I was ... More >>
Good morning! It's your royal wedding bloggers, Rosie Gray, Francesca Stabile, and Jen Doll, here in these wee hours munching pretend scones and mainlining coffee so we can tell you exactly what's happening on this glorious day of April 29, 2011, the much-anticipated day of nuptials between P ... More >>
Duke Ellington in 1971Tired of the House of Windsor yet? Want to celebrate something truly royal? Then wish a happy birthday to real American royalty, Duke Ellington. Click for a video.
via Kate Middleton For The Win Kate Middleton, lest we even begin to forget, is a commoner. Naturally, she has some embarrassing family members, as the British tabloids have been sure to uncover thoroughly. For example, there's Katrina Darling, a burlesque dancer and second cousin of Kate. Then t ... More >>
via Kate Middleton For The Win The Most Important Wedding Of Our Time is less than a week away, and the official guest list and seating plan have been confirmed. Not a lot of surprises among the 1,900 lucky invitees: Elton John, David Beckham and Posh Spice, Guy Ritchie, other royals from aro ... More >>
While the House of Windsor knows full well how to make a media splash (just look at the Royal Wedding website) they are being curiously reticent about the matter of Prince William's bachelor party. All we know is that the party involved 22 of William's "closest friends," that they went to a f ... More >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithThe Gregory Brothers at the Village Voice Web Awards in December 2010 Among the rusty Web 2.0 jokes, Anne Hathaway's cornball hooting, and all the precious air Oprah breathed, there were a few redeeming aspects to last night's Oscars. Coincidentally (or not?), they tended ... More >>
Magnolia Bakery's walks were shoveled, but a shortage of workers kept the place closed. For restaurants in the West Village, digging out from the reported 20 inches of snow last night -- still blowing and drifting in a harsh wind gusting up to 40 mph -- opening the premises to foot traffic w ... More >>
Katie Schorr saves the world
Shakespeare losses battle with Goths
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The fashionista in question, far right, wearing the Antagonizing Brooklyn Vegan collectionPic by Mackenzie SchmidtNot making this up. Heems now ranks among the "most stylish New Yorkers." His style: "Taliban street chic." Likes: Lizzie Owens, the Duke of Windsor, "My mom's closet." Dislikes: ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 3, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 3 The Sound of J.D. Salinger Clapping By Richard Goldstein We know about the sound of two hands clapping. We're pretty sure these days what one hand clapping sounds like. But what is the sound of J.D. ... More >>
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