Although we'd much rather stay put with a comforting pot of stew, for folks forced to brave the elements while those clumsy weather gods accidentally drop their frozen cocaine stash all over our fair city, hot, portable snacks can act like edible hand warmers (ed. note -- do not use on feet). Short ... More >>
Six hedge funds are seeking to sue JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and other banks for their role in a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme. The hedge funds claim that they lost a combined $177 million to Tom Petters, the Minnesota-based CEO who was convicted for the fraud and sentenced to 50- ... More >>
Isaan Thai food, micro-focused establishments, pastry celebrities, celebrity pastries, burgers with buns made of noodles -- this year had it all. As infuriating as the NYC trend machine can often be, the city's dining scene is as vibrant as ever and for that we can only be thankful. Here are some of ... More >>
Before you drop a ton of cash prepping for that pig roast, why not save a few bucks? Here's a look at this week's cheap drink specials--all of which can help you save a bit to bring home the bacon:
When Frank Locker returned home to Yorkville, the neighborhood where he spent his childhood, his search for a comfortable place to enjoy a drink came up empty, and he notes he "personally couldn't go find a place to hang out." So the previous owner of Tribeca's well known jazz joint Duane Park and G ... More >>
Another week, another opportunity for the mayoral race to turn up the volume on its candidate-baiting side-chatter. The latest dealt with a comment Christine Quinn made last Thursday, when she responded to candidate Bill Thompson's decision to support a group of Upper East Siders lobbying to overtur ... More >>
In a gift from the heavens, today, February 5 is World Nutella Day. New York is teeming with sweet snacks that highlight Europe's chocolate hazelnut spread, and these five dishes will leave you satisfied with chocolate-y goodness until next year's World Nutella Day.
[See More of Our 10 Best: Incredibly Cheap Eats in New York | Best Ice Creams in NYC | Best Lamb Dishes in NYC] First, a complaint: we have way too many fantastic pastry shops in New York, and highlighting so few means some greatness is sure be excluded. But here are 10 delightful places to go eat ... More >>
Get this Korean fried assortment for less than $5 at Boon Sik Zip. [ See More of Our 10 Bests in New York: Our 10 Best Ice Creams in NYC | Our 10 Best Lamb Dishes in NYC | Our 10 Best Cheap Eats for Tourists in the East Village ] Despite the upscaling of restaurants in general, and common foodstu ... More >>
According to data released to us by OkCupid, some New York City neighborhoods are more likely to make connections on the dating site than others. This may seem intuitive in some ways, but it's better to know these things for sure, right? After all, just like that map that tells us where the single m ... More >>
In my story in the Voice last week, inspired by Joan and Leslie Rich's 1964 book, How to Be a New Yorker, I talked to longtime New Yorkers, former New Yorkers, new New Yorkers, and even a few people who've never lived in this town, about what they think it takes to be "a real New Yorker." As expecte ... More >>
Bubble and squeak your way through a new Yorkville gastropub
This week in the Voice: It's the preview issue for our 4Knots Music Festival, set to take place July 16 at South Street Seaport! Maura Johnston previews the lineup, which includes the Black Angels, Titus Andronicus, Oberhofer, Eleanor Friedberger, Mr. Dream, and Davila 666. She also muses on ... More >>
ioffer.com1. Divan Parisien Restaurant, 33 East 48th Street - Even to its frequenters, the meaning of "Divan" was somewhat unclear. Some said it was French for "meeting place," others claimed it was Turkish and referred to the furniture of the Sultan's palace. Others took it to mean, as "div ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisPapaya King goes dogging. Sometime in the late 1930s, a fruit-loving Greek busted ass on a pair of roller skates. The young Yorkville businessman, you see, was trying to impress a neighborhood chick, but wound up mangling his ankle instead, continuing the tradition of grisly ... More >>
We slalom the menu with Dr. John
Victoria BekiempisSpritely! Several rosy-cheeked, curly-headed cherubs suddenly find themselves sleepy and hungry. Their wings ache, and their music has slowed -- they've told their boss they need a break from the ever-intense routine of harp-song and meadow frolicking. So he tells them to ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisThe last sight an octopus wants to see Food rarely prompts deep, existential questions about mermaids. But Naruto Ramen's takoyaki leaves you with a philosophic doozy: Would these mythic, beautiful creatures ever serve it at a black-tie event? The Yorkville noodle house's s ... More >>
Victoria BekiempisYour Yorkviille dealer Right off the bat, the menu listing suggests excess and abandon. At Midnight Express, the advertised rice pudding and Nutella sundae conjures images of fudge-and-yogurt-dipped rock candy, as well as sudden cardiac arrest.
Almost as good as air conditioningThe Hungarian Yorkville Meat Emporium on the Upper East Side has a refrigerator filled with all sorts of homemade soups and stews, from goulash to clam chowder. But most appealing on a hot day is the traditional Hungarian cold sour cherry soup, or hideg meggy ... More >>
yummiec00kies/FlickrMore pad thai for the Upper East Side.It's not often that Manhattan gets a Staten Island import -- Artichoke has been the only place in recent memory to even vaguely fit the bill -- but that isn't stopping Talay Thai from making grand plans to tear it up in Yorkville. Crai ... More >>
Growing old without dignity: Uncle Paul killed Aunt Helen and then tried to kill himself. They were already dead to most of us.
One of Blossom's soon-to-be three locations. Vegan empire builder Pamela Blackwell, who has two outposts of Blossom restaurant and the new Cocoa V vegan chocolate bar to her name, is about to add another location of Blossom to her portfolio.
We keep hearing that Manhattan rents are down significantly, but the folks who are being eminent-domained out of their homes to make way for the new Second Avenue Subway line aren't seeing it. The Times talks to several who've worked with the MTA and its realty partner O. R. Colan Associates, and ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 9, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 12Hopeless NewsmenDear Sir:Mr. Paneth's poking about in the ashes of the dead Mirror (January 2) reminds me of what the late A.J. Liebling wrote: "The end-of-a-newspaper story has become one of the commonplaces of ou ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 2, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 11Postscript to '30'By Donald PanethA newspaper is a lively, amicable place of employment, and the city room with its atmospheres of excitement, legitimate urgency, and yet easygoing traditions, the center of its eff ... More >>
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