Apr 27 10:37am Gothamist
A Queens teenager was fatally stabbed during a dispute in an Internet cafe in Flushing last night. According to police, 19-year-old Yangpu Fan was taken by private means to Booth Memorial Hospital, where officers responded to a 911 call around 11:45 p.m. [ more › ]...
Apr 27 10:00am Brownstoner
Relive the days when you swung with abandon and dug enthusiastically in sandboxes with a glance through vintage photos of kids at play in Prospect Park in the early 20th century. While theories about play in parks have changed over time -- many hardscape playgrounds have been redesigned with… Read More > The post Kidding Around in the Prospect Park Playgrounds (Photos) appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 27 9:37am Gothamist
You know how there was that story from yesterday, about how Penn Station was supposed to get worse before it gets better? Well, the worsening is already underway this morning, as Long Island Rail Road commuters have been dealing with delays following a Penn Station track defect. [ more › ]...
Apr 27 9:34am Bowery Boogie
The following guest post was written by Matt Marello, a resident of the Seward Park Co-op, who is fed up with the ongoing traffic bottleneck at Grand and Clinton Streets. There once was a quiet, peaceful neighborhood on the Lower East Side, where birds sang, children played, and the elderly could cross the street without being […]...
Apr 27 9:32am Tribeca Citizen
Plus: Oculus escalator malfunction leads to injuries; New York Ranger roommates in Battery Park City; neighbors concerned about noise from co-working space; Trump Soho restaurant closed; head of the New York Academy of Art; floral designer Ken Fulk; FiDi stabbing.
Apr 27 9:11am West Side RagWest Side Rag
Several groups that are opposing a group of breakaway Democrats plan to meet with State Senator Marisol Alcantara, who represents part...
Apr 27 9:00am Brownstoner
Expect to hear a lot more about Max Aboody, an emerging designer and interiors stylist whose own one-bedroom, 700-square-foot condo, which he chose for its graphic steel-framed windows and view of a cobbled Dumbo street, is a good example of both his design sensibilities and the way he keeps a lid… Read More > The post The Insider: Young Designer’s Dumbo Digs Showcase the Work of Local Artists appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 27 8:30am Brownstoner
In the News A Look at Dutch Farmhouses in Flatlands [Eagle] Two New Groups to Negotiate on Pier 6 Towers [BK Paper] CB2 Skips Weigh In On Controversial School Building [BK Paper] Malliotakis Takes First Steps Toward Mayoral Run [BK Reporter] Rent-Stabilized Tenants Face Likely Rent Hike [Gothamist] Town Hall Scheduled on Caton Market Reconstruction [Q… Read More > The post Daily Links: Bay Ridge Assemblymember Preps Mayoral Run, Citi Bike Expands in Crown Heights appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 27 5:30am Tribeca Citizen
I grew up with so many Michaels, says Michael Collarone, explaining how he became known as Mikey Flowers. Mikey Navy wanted to be in the Navy. Mikey Fires wanted to be a firefighter. I was the Mikey who knew flowers. His floral design firm, Floratech, has been in Tribeca for three decades, and he has the stories to prove it.
Apr 27 5:15am Bowery Boogie
Those grand plans to install a pizzeria and basement speakeasy at the three-pointed 1 Ludlow Street totally tanked. But that’s obvious. Partially built out, this unique address was to become Ludlow Inn and Three Points, with both Numero 28 principals and Shingo Gokan respectively on tap. Word on the street is that there was allegedly some […]...
Apr 27 5:12am Bowery Boogie
Brooklyn-based pastry peddlers, I.M. Pastry Studio, just signed a lease inside the Essex Street Market. The stall chosen is near the northernmost entrance to the building, in what was formerly the seating area for Tra La La juicery. Teaser signage now hangs from the security gate. I.M. Pastry Studio is aiming for an opening later […]...
Apr 27 5:06am Bowery Boogie
Congee Bowery is currently down, but apparently not out. The twelve-year-old Chinese restaurent closed a couple weeks ago for a total makeover. It’s essentially a transformation in both menu and layout. Once the month-long renovation period is complete at 207 Bowery, the reinvigorated Congee Bowery will focus on hot pot style instead of traditional Chinese […]...
Apr 27 5:05am Tribeca Citizen
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Apr 27 5:00am Bowery Boogie
Slurp up while you still can. Popular Japanese eatery, Soy, is leaving the Lower East Side after fifteen years in business. Last day on Suffolk Street is Saturday (April 29). A “Grand Closing” banner is strung above the entrance. Etsuko Kizawa, founding chef and owner of the comfort food spot, is relocating operations upstate to […]...
Apr 27 1:38am The Infatuation Feed
This place serves Asian food in a box. Surprise. It also happens to be in the basement of Macy’s, which is actually a surprise. There are a few set options or you can make your own, and you really can’t go wrong - the tofu has lots of curry sauce and is great, or if you want to go meatier the pork is strong too.
Apr 27 12:37am Gothamist
Dating apps always have beautiful stories that lead to pretty engagement photos and cheaper rent. This time with Shapr, there’s no “they got married and moved in” but rather their careers took off using this app. Shapr is a networking app that helps you connect with nearby professionals who share your interests. We spoke with Olakunle Oladehin and Akash Ghai, two Shapr users based in New York who share how the app has made an impact in their professional lives. [ more › ]...
Apr 27 12:37am The Infatuation Feed
I’a Poke is a step above the rest of the poké spots, because they have octopus and tamago and maybe more importantly, the fish is extremely fresh and very delicious. If you’re in the Castro looking for an easy, healthy lunch, make this your place.
Apr 26 11:37pm The Infatuation Feed
As advertised, Nourish Cafe specializes in extremely nutritious things for breakfast and lunch and early dinners. The place is very neighborhoody - and very worth a visit if you happen to be in the Inner Richmond. The smoothies and acai bowls are phenomenal, as are the salads, especially the Mission - mostly because the sweet potatoes and avocado and pumpkin seeds and dressing make for a magical combo.
Apr 26 11:09pm Brooklyn Heights Blog
Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, an 85 member choral group based here in Brooklyn Heights, is celebrating forty years of presenting fine choral music. They take their name from Grace Church, where they began rehearsing their music many years ago, but do not have any affiliation with the church or any other institution. This Friday evening, […]...
Apr 26 8:37pm The Infatuation Feed
There are few better ways to improve your early-morning meeting than grabbing (and for the sake of your coworkers, also eating) a breakfast burrito beforehand. Dabba has you covered on that front, as well as on the taco/bowl/salad situation at lunch. The Indian-Mediterranean-Californian food is served up in a very clean space that feels a little nicer than your average order-at-the-counter, wait for your food setup. Might be the cloth napkins.
Apr 26 8:30pm West Side RagWest Side Rag
For the last four weeks, all of the lighting on paths leading into Central Park at the West 85th and West 86th entrances, and the area near West Drive and...
Apr 26 5:37pm Gothamist
Because you've never tried to sneak into Canada via air mattress, check out today's end-of-day links: Clickhole teams with George Saunders, David Byrne pays tribute to Jonathan Demme, Silk Road book excerpt, ESPN layoffs, and a dachshund takes a horse for a walk. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,...
Apr 26 4:37pm Gothamist
I am very skeptical of real gefilte fish, since fish should never have the same consistency as a sponge, Rebecca Fishbein, Gothamist's newly-minted taste tester, said after sampling a new dish from forthcoming restaurant Nur. But this 'gefilte shrimp' concoction is more like the inside of a shrimp dumpling than suspicious fish sponge, and it is quite good. Topped with orbs of dashi gelee, with fuschia chrain—a horseradish condiment with beets—and pickled vegetables, this isn't quite the same as your grandmother's seder version of the polarizing dish. [ more › ]...
Apr 26 4:15pm West Side RagWest Side Rag
Do you have stuff you want to get rid of? Do you like to browse other people's stuff? Great! There's a perfect event for you this weekend.
Apr 26 3:37pm Gothamist
Calling the New York City subway system the least accessible in the country, disability advocates announced that they filed two class action lawsuits against the MTA for excluding people with disabilities. One lawsuit against the agency, filed in state court, claims a huge majority of the system's stations are inaccessible to people who can't use stairs. The other, filed in federal court, accuses the MTA of negligence in maintaining the elevators that the system does have. [ more › ]...
Apr 26 3:00pm Brownstoner
A reader is considering installing recessed lighting and is looking for some advice. They have a two-bedroom, two-bath condo in a prewar apartment building. The unit has 8 foot ceilings with wood joists spaced at intervals of 12 and 16 inches on center. They want to install recessed lights throughout… Read More > The post From the Forum: Is It Feasible to Install Recessed Lighting in a Prewar Apartment? appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 26 2:37pm Gothamist
An eight-year-old boy was spotted walking alone on the J tracks in Brooklyn yesterday, according to police. He was reported missing from his Bedford-Stuyvesant charter school before a good Samaritan found him. [ more › ]...
Apr 26 1:38pm Gothamist
Trump's Coke button, Facebook's existential crisis, Ann Coulter's Berkeley blues, and much more in our midday link roundup. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,...
Apr 26 12:37pm Gothamist
The Rent Guidelines Board [RGB], a nine-member body that votes annually on rent increases for close to one million rent-stabilized apartments across the city, recommended increases for one and two year leases on Tuesday, kicking off months of negotiations after two consecutive years of rent freezes. [ more › ]...
Apr 26 12:21pm Tribeca Citizen
Plus: Turkish bakery Simit + Smith has closed; the TV show Bull is back for more filming; up next at Alexander and Bonin; OpenTable issues.
Apr 26 12:00pm Brownstoner
At the next #BHeard Town Hall at BRIC this Friday, April 28, a group of veteran journalists will discuss the consequences of hostilities between President Trump and the mainstream press---and what can be done about it. Hosted by Brian Vines, senior correspondent at BRIC TV, the Town Hall will feature Kyle… Read More > The post The People, the Press & the President: A #BHeard Town Hall at BRIC This Friday, April 28 appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 26 11:37am Gothamist
Performance artist Alex Jones has been engaged in a war with yogurt company Chobani ever since he alleged that the company's factory in Idaho was connected to a 2016 child sexual assault and a rise in tuberculosis cases. In an extremely unlikely coincidence, Stephen Colbert's fake right wing persona Tuck Buckford is also engaged in a war with Chobani—and he took the fight right to his own brain last night. [ more › ]...
Apr 26 11:37am The Infatuation Feed
Brunch in LA is an ordeal. Unless you’ve completely stopped caring and just end up walking to your nearest corner spot every Saturday because you like their coffee and still don’t know how to make eggs, weekend brunch with the crew usually ends in a goose chase around town trying to find the few spots that aren’t running an hour wait. But there is a way to avoid all that hunger-fueled trauma: booking a brunch reservation. Do yourself a favor and plan ahead, so you aren’t stuck wondering if a McMuffin is your best option after being turned away at three spots. Here are 17 brunch restaurants that aren’t just some of the best, they also take reservations.the spots 1 The Tasting Kitchen Venice 1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd 7.7 MAP If you’ve ever woken up on a Saturday morning and thought, “Yes, I do want lasagna for brunch today,” then The Tasting Kitchen is your place. And if a giant slice of pasta, meat, and white sauce isn’t your idea of a good time first thing in the morning, there are other options: everything from chicken and waffles and polenta with broccoli rabe to a roasted grapefruit and, obviously, eggs. We almost like this spot better during the day - it’s bright and open and appropriately beachy. 2 Fishing With Dynamite Manhattan Beach 1148 Manhattan Ave. 8.6 MAP Driving to Manha...
Apr 26 11:30am Brownstoner
This two-story Park Slope brick row house is on the small side, but it's got charm and a price tag under $2 million. It's well located at 629 President Street, off a prime stretch of 5th Avenue and near the R train. It's got some distinctive rustic touches that won't appeal… Read More > The post Park Slope Row House With Rustic Charm, Tin Ceilings Asks $1.825 Million appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 26 10:38am Gothamist
Slow Television is a wonderful creation that was popularized by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) in the aughts, and therefore sometimes referred to as Norwegian Slow Television. The genre aims for a sort of Zen viewing experience, by offering essentially hours and hours of footage documenting an ordinary event via a single shot. For example, NRK kicked off their foray into slow TV with a broadcast of a 7-hour train ride, all shot from one point-of-view, unedited. [ more › ]...
Apr 26 10:37am The Infatuation Feed
If you’ve so much as casually perused The Infatuation - or lived in New York City for more than a few weeks - you’re already well aware of the blockbuster restaurants: the Babbos, Uplands, Gramercy Taverns, and Lilias of the world. The places that get all the glory. And while a lot of those big-name restaurants are fantastic, we’re of the belief that neighborhood restaurants are just as important. After all, these are the places where most people want to be eating most of the time. They’re the spots that regulars don’t want you to know about, the under-the-radar joints that are making food way better than you’d ever expect, and the kinds of restaurants that can tell you a lot about their neighborhoods just by sitting down (and opening your eyes and mouth) in them. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to some of our all-time favorite neighborhood restaurants, presented in partnership with the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express. Get outside your own neighborhood and go try these spots (and if you pay with a Premier Rewards Gold Card, you’ll earn 2X Membership Rewards points at US Restaurants).The Spots La Contenta Lower East Side 102 Norfolk St 8.8 MAP There’s a certain kind of restaurant you might call a “very Infatuation kind of spot.” A slightly under the radar place serving excellent food, where you’d want to hang out several nights a week. La Contenta is a perfect example - it’s a very small Mexican restaurant on the Lower East Side. The food is indeed excellent, it’s always a fun scene, and you would absolutely want to come in for a blackberry michelada and fish tacos multiple nights a week. Il Posto Accanto East Village...
Apr 26 10:21am West Side RagWest Side Rag
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Apr 26 10:00am Brownstoner
As demolition looms for Our Lady of Loreto church, we take what may be a final look at the intact, majestic Ocean Hill building. As we reported last week, the city has issued a demolition permit for the house of worship at 126 Sackman Street. The Brownsville Cultural Coalition, which… Read More > The post A Last Look at Our Lady of Loreto (Photos) appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 26 9:54am West Side RagWest Side Rag
After 15 years as a movable feast, New Stage Theatre Company, the award-winning brainchild of Budapesti transplant and Actors Studio alumnus Ildiko Nemeth,...
Apr 26 9:37am Gothamist
President Donald Trump hasn't been in New York City since January 19, before his inauguration, but next month he will make his first visit as president. The White House announced last night that he will travel to NYC on May 4th to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle of the Coral Sea aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid. While there, he will also conduct a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. [ more › ]...
Apr 26 9:34am Bowery Boogie
The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side is demanding that Councilwoman Margaret Chin step down. The grassroots organization, which counts more than a dozen other local groups in its ranks, claims that the politician is firmly in the pocket of big-money developers. That’s not a stretch, either. One need only have attended […]...
Apr 26 9:24am West Side RagWest Side Rag
The thousands of Upper West Siders who live in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments are likely to face more slow repairs and diminishing services -- and possibly rent hikes...
Apr 26 9:24am West Side RagWest Side Rag
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Apr 26 9:15am Brownstoner
Artist Stephen Powers, who also goes by the street tag ESPO, is a Brooklyn-based artist who uses the urban setting of the borough as the canvas for his works. One of his best-known works, 'Love Letter to Brooklyn,' was painted on the walkways and sides of the Macy's parking garage… Read More > The post A Convo With Artist Stephen Powers on Street Art, Brooklyn and His ‘Love Letter’ to Downtown appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 26 8:30am Brownstoner
In the News Fashion Says No to Brooklyn As Garment District Faces Rezoning [NY Mag] Emergency Brake Error Caused Brooklyn Subway Delays Monday [Eagle] Floating Pool Plan for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pushes for Funding [Curbed] Blazing Crash Snarls BQE Traffic for Hours [BK Paper] DA Will Weigh Immigration Consequences During Prosecutions [Gothamist] City's Plan for… Read More > The post Daily Links: Fashion Industry Rebuffs Brooklyn Plans, East River Pool Pushes for Funding appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 26 8:05am Tribeca Citizen
Plus: Plans for a steak restaurant on Murray; Montauk Sofa is making a permanent moved to the neighborhood; suspects sought in Battery shooting.
Apr 26 5:30am Tribeca Citizen
A new show at R & Company riffs off the American flag in a powerful statement from our design community. All profits go to the ACLU.
Apr 26 5:14am Bowery Boogie
Against the odds, one of the longest stalled projects on the Lower East Side – it should be a punchline – just returned to life. Back from the dead, it seems, the sixteen-story Allen Street Hotel now has some new flair to discuss, the first real progress onsite since February 2011. This single window panel on the […]...
Apr 26 5:04am Bowery Boogie
Over at 130 Orchard Street, gone is the plywood and daily train of dumpsters at curbside. This gallery is ready to roll. Only partially complete – construction has been ongoing since the fall – the ambitious new outpost of Galerie Perrotin debuts tomorrow at the Beckenstein building on Orchard Street. The ground floor of the five-level showroom […]...
Apr 26 5:03am Bowery Boogie
It was a boozy brunch that ended in a brawl twelve hours later. And now the fallout. Sunday evening, shortly after 11pm, a crowd outside The DL turned violent. Surveillance footage released by the 7th Precinct shows that the altercation escalated when two women began hitting each other, one of whom was violently pushed to […]...
Apr 26 5:00am Bowery Boogie
‘Tis the season for disrobing … for several neighborhood project sites. The latest is the 12-story cantilevered condo development at 100 Norfolk Street, which began the piecemeal removal of scaffolding yesterday. Underway since early 2013, the multimillion-dollar residential development rivals its neighbor Blue for most assaulting on the eyes. (Guess that’s what happens when there’s “little […]...
Apr 25 7:55pm Washington Square Park Blog
“The Lost Village” won the Best Documentary Award earlier this month at the New York City International Film Festival and will be shown at the ... Read more... The post Catch Film “The Lost Village” IN The Village Wed. April 26th | Manhattan Film Festival Showing appeared first on Washington Square Park Blog.
Apr 25 6:50pm West Side RagWest Side Rag
Real estate is tight on the Upper West Side, but one bird found a cozy nest on Broadway to settle in for the Spring.
Apr 25 6:37pm Gothamist
Commuters heading to Penn Station on NJ Transit, Long Island Rail Road or Amtrak are facing what is becoming an increasingly common event: Delays because of issues with Amtrak infrastructure. Tonight's problem is, according to NJ Transit, due to Amtrak overhead wire problems between the yard and [Penn Station] in East River Tunnel. [ more › ]...
Apr 25 4:37pm Gothamist
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's cherry blossom trees are looking pretty, pretty good... but could they look better? With a little change is perspective, we can now see the cherry blossom trees as the pigeons would. That is, from above, not with all the ultraviolet light. Still looks pretty great with the portion of the light spectrum humans are able to see, though: [ more › ]...
Apr 25 3:44pm Washington Square Park Blog
The lone remaining “hot dog” vendor, Fountain Plaza: Pooling Water in one of many empty tree pits – home to previously, repeatedly dying trees – ... Read more... The post Springtime Washington Square! (Photos, Part II) appeared first on Washington Square Park Blog.
Apr 25 3:37pm Gothamist
Kristy Arroyo cooks with a pounding heart. She races around her kitchen from one hot plate to the next, unplugging the one that boils hot dogs so that she can start the one for potatoes. She has not forgotten the time when she left too many of the electric burners on at once, and smoke poured out of the wall’s outlet, as her three children played on the floor. [ more › ]...
Apr 25 3:36pm The Infatuation Feed
It doesn’t get much more Brentwood than Tavern. Up front is the casual, lunch-appropriate place for Big Bowls Of Salad®, while in the back is a more formal dining room. The food is simple but good (it’s very picky-person-friendly here), the menu rarely changes, and prices are high. But if you’re in the market for something inoffensively delicious in the area, Tavern is a very solid option.
Apr 25 3:02pm Brownstoner
It's time for Brooklyn real estate's best minds and biggest players to gather and discuss the state of the market and what trends could happen going forward. The next Real Estate Roundtable quarterly luncheon, which takes place May 2, will feature Ken Copeland, CIO of developer and design firm Flank Architecture… Read More > The post Brooklyn Real Estate Leaders Talk Shop at Roundtable Event appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 25 2:48pm Tribeca Citizen
Plus: Yesterday's shooting near the Battery was a dispute between ticket sellers; UFO sighting over Tribeca in 2011; Anne Frank Center averaged six visitors a day; state-sponsored spirit shop at Pier A.