Trouble in Flushing
They formed here. They came up here. They've been mugged here. They've collectively eaten hundreds of pastrami sandwiches at Katz's here. They Might Be Giants are, through and through, a New York City band, one that's cut its teeth, had its gear stolen and inked its first record deal in its infancy ... More >>
The much ballyhooed and successful Converse Rubber Tracks Live series is back tonight with a free, incredibly diverse and "sold out" in minutes show featuring venerable Long Island post-punk mathletes Glassjaw, the frenetic/psychedelic (and ironically named) Balance & Composure, and Queens' rappers ... More >>
Tonight, the World's Fair hip-hop collective will be bringing their brand of ruggedly charming rap to the Knitting Factory. Broadcasting from Queens, the crew caught a profile bump last year with the release of Children Of The Night's stellar Queens... Revisited mixtape and are set to build on that ... More >>
The week before last, rumors began cropping up that Major League Soccer's long-running search for a place to put a new New York City team -- a search that had circumnavigated the boroughs from Pier 40 in the West Village to Randall's Island and Willets Point -- had settled on a site: the northeast c ... More >>
The Mad Ones head off to the New York World's Fair
Prepare to have your mind blown
Julie Larson MaherI'm always so relentlessly Manhattan-centric, as if nothing else exists in New York, but a recent train voyage to Queens proved my self-imposed limitations have been a bit silly.
Skaters compete for the big cash in Queens
Robert Tréboux, owner of Le Veau D'or Welcome to this week's installment of Ask the Critics. Rob wrote in to ask: Where can I get an old-fashioned French meal without it costing me an arm and a leg? Preferably in Manhattan, but I'm willing to travel.
Making a French connection
We previously reported that Bruce Blakeman, Republican candidate for Mayor of New York, favored a new World's Fair for the city. That was actually the prescription of his opponent for the GOP nomination, John Catsimatidis. We regret the error. Blakeman speaks for himself at his campaign website, wh ... More >>
The melting point of dairy products, and other border disputes
Coney Island's former specialty takes hold in the Midwest
Art, Commerce, and the Persistence of Mammaries