Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia saw the Made in America Festival, a first-year music festival organized by Jay-Z, who headlined Saturday night. Pearl Jam headlined Sunday night. Photos by Marcos Torres for the Houston Press.
The Bowery Ballroom was the place to be on June 21st. 350 people came out to see who would be representing New York in the US Air Guitar Championship. Competitors let it rip as they took the stage with nothing but their wits and unbridled passion for (air)...
The Wolf Party took over Le Souk yet again and it did not disappoint. All the wild boys and girls came out to start the special mid-week weekend right, making it an Independence Day to remember. Or forget.
ALL PHOTOS BY MARO HAGOPIAN
It's as American as apple pie--hell, it's way more American than apple pie: The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. On July 4th, the world's best competitive eaters duked it out at the sport's signature event. Joey Chestnut won his 6th title by downing 68 franks. Tim "Eater X"...
Brains. Dance. Brains. Dance. Brains. Dance. Brains. Dance. Sounds simple when you read it, but when you're actually piling copious amounts of human brain into your gullet while dancing, it can get pretty tough. Case in point: Webster Hall's Zombie Rave. Our own Laura June Kirsch was there on...
To celebrate the 100th model on Ellen Stagg's website StaggStreet.com, the Bell House hosted an evening of burlesque, fire eating, and general nude fun on June 28th. Nate "Igor" Smith was there, and as usual, he captured all the crazy (and very NSFW) action.
ALL PHOTOS BY NATE "IGOR" SMITH
The Let's Play House party crew took over Loreley in Brooklyn on June 30 for beer, music, dancing, and more beer. Populette, Brennan Green, Phil South & James Friedman provided the tunes as everyone said a hearty goodbye to June and a warm hello to July. Rabbit.
ALL PHOTOS BY LAURA JUNE KIRSCH
Robert Sietsema is always working for you. This week, he found New York's best cheap eats. We're talking seriously cheap here, not $15-that's-pretty-good-for-a-cheeseburger-in-Manhattan cheap. 75 cent pizza cheap, dig?
Check out his full list here.
ALL PHOTOS BY ROBERT SIETSEMA
Swedish rockers The Hives brought their brand of garage rock to Terminal 5 on June 22nd. Their concert tour coincides with the release of their new album, "Lex Hives" the band's first release since 2007's "The Black and White Album."
Photographs by Liz Siporin
On June 28th, for the first time in over two decades, Brooklyn's McCarren park pool was filled with water and welcomed swimmers. Mayor Bloomberg was on hand for the ceremonial first splash as Brooklynites welcomed a new way to beat the heat.
Photos by: Sam Horine and Christina Ascani
June brought the heat with wild festivals from Electric Daisy Carnival to Northside in Williamsburg. The Space Shuttle made its home in New York, mermaids paraded in Coney Island, and thousands of New Yorkers did yoga in Time Square. July's got a hell of an act to follow.
Perhaps because I am a student at a rural college upstate and an outsider to the city, I often find being in the NYC transit system comparable to how Dickens once described an experience of his as a small child. As Dickens sat in a local shop, inadvertently reading the swinging “coffee room”...
From October 11th-14th, the Javits Center was completely overrun with the wild and crazy attendees of New York Comic Con. The fun wasn't just for the gentleman, as these lovely ladies can attest.
ALL PHOTOS BY NATE "IGOR" SMITH
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