Feb 21 3:37pm Gothamist
A restaurant patron who became enraged that someone else wanted to use the restroom he was occupying allegedly assaulted a fellow diner on Staten Island earlier this month. [ more › ]...
Feb 21 2:13pm Tribeca Citizen
Plus: The Empire State Trail will connect Buffalo and the Battery; Governors Island sues over shoddy construction; street art inside 4 World Trade Center; Doctors Without Borders is moving to FiDi.
Feb 21 1:42pm Brownstoner
This large two-bedroom duplex co-op sits in a landmarked 1860s Fort Greene townhouse, one of a row that was converted to the Lafayette Court Apartments in 1934. There are 21 units in total; this one is at 147 Lafayette Avenue, the smallest of the buildings, and occupies the top two… Read More > The post Duplex in Landmarked Fort Greene Row House With Skylights, Deck Asks $1.295 Million appeared first on Brownstoner.
Feb 21 1:37pm Gothamist
Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to a Dale Talde sports joint in Brooklyn serving up Chicken Pot Pie Ramen. [ more › ]...
Feb 21 12:37pm Gothamist
[UPDATE BELOW] A cow (or maybe a bull?) was spotted gallivanting around Jamaica, Queens today, and though details as to where it came from were not immediately available, there's a slaughterhouse nearby, so there's a good chance Mr. Moo was attempting to escape his future as dinner. [ more › ]...
Feb 21 12:37pm The Infatuation Feed
Right on S. Beverly’s fast-casual restaurant row, Momed is a low-key, modern Mediterranean spot and the kind of place this culture-less strip really needed. The salads are probably the best in the area (and that’s actually really saying something), but our midday go-to is their flatbread. Go for the Khachapouri Pide: over-easy egg, akawi cheese, kalamata olives, and spicy soujok beef sausage. Yes please.
Feb 21 11:37am Gothamist
A new Walt Whitman story has been unearthed 125 years after his death. The novel, titled The Life and Adventures of Jack Engle, was only published once in a newspaper in 1852. It ran in six installments, and was published anonymously. The Sunday Dispatch, a New York City paper that Whitman was known to contribute to, ran the 36,000-word story in March of that year, and alerted the public via an advertisement that ran in a rival paper, the New York Times. You can see the ad here on page 3; it read: This week's Sunday Dispatch will contain The Life and Adventures of Jack Engle, an autobiography, in which will be handled the philosophy, philanthropy, pauperism, law, crime, love, matrimony, morals... which are characteristic of this great city at the present time, including the manners and morals of boarding houses, some scenes from church history, operations in W...
Feb 21 11:37am The Infatuation Feed
Chaumont is what every single cafe in Beverly Hills wants to be, but can’t figure how to achieve it. The concept is simple - delicious food, affordable prices, and a kitchen that knows how to keep things moving. A lot of people come to Chaumont simply to stock up on the fresh daily pastries, and we don’t blame them. But our move is to sit for a second, scarf down the spicy tuna sandwich, and then stock up on those fresh daily pastries.
Feb 21 10:37am Gothamist
An interracial couple in Stamford, Connecticut is being fined $100-per-day for refusing to remove racist graffiti that was spray-painted on their garage door in January. Heather Lindsay and her husband Lexene Charles say they will not paint over the N word that vandals sprayed in big letters on their home until police do their job. The couple contends the Stamford police department has not aggressively investigated the incident, and they have vowed to leave the graffiti up until they do. [ more › ]...
Feb 21 10:20am Brownstoner
It takes a certain level of commitment to transform a wall with a bold pattern or color. From delicate hand-painted scenes to brash modern geometrics, wallpaper has returned to Brooklyn interiors. The choices are endless and not a few are from homegrown Brooklyn wallpaper designers. Wallpaper can transform a bland… Read More > The post Brooklyn Homes Go Bold With Wallpaper appeared first on Brownstoner.
Feb 21 10:12am West Side RagWest Side Rag
Six young people -- including one as young as 10 years old -- fell through the ice in a pond near the southeast corner of Central Park early Monday evening.
Feb 21 9:38am Tribeca Citizen
Plus: Whole Foods courts tour buses; BlackTail is now taking reservations; something appears to be moving into Reade Street storefront; Odd Mom Out is settling in for a long shoot.
Feb 21 9:37am Gothamist
Anti-Trump demonstrators poured into the Upper West Side Monday, filling Columbus Circle and numerous blocks of Central Park West. The Not My President's Day rally was the latest in a steady stream of actions against the Trump administration; thousands waved signs, chanted, and navigated a maze of NYPD barricades and roadblocks while organizers shouted out calls for resistance and multiple live bands broke into song. [ more › ]...
Feb 21 9:36am West Side RagWest Side Rag
SPONSORED: Machiavelli, the restaurant at 519 Columbus Aveue (85th), is holding several special dinners with costumes, Venetian specialties and entertainment this week to celebrate Carnevale.
Feb 21 9:20am Brownstoner
The developers of the Cascade Linen Supply and Laundry Corp. site have chosen to forgo an earlier plan for religious housing marketed at the Orthodox Jewish community in favor of constructing luxury condos. The developers of the site plan to ask between $1 and $2 million per unit in the… Read More > The post Developers of Cascade Linen Site in Bed Stuy Choose Luxury Homes Over Religious Housing appeared first on Brownstoner.
Feb 21 8:30am Brownstoner
In the News Kushner-Owned Former Jehovah's Campus Added to Dumbo BID [Eagle] No More Early-Morning Demo for Fortis at Brooklyn LICH site [Eagle] Sunset Park, Bay Ridge Tumbleweeds on Day of Immigrant Strike [BK Daily] Anish Kapoor’s ‘Descension’ Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park [Artnet] DOT and MTA Expect to Reveal L Train Replacement Plan This… Read More > The post Daily Links: Anish Kapoor Sculpture Headed to Brooklyn, Prospect Park Horse Stables Could Close appeared first on Brownstoner.
Feb 21 8:25am West Side RagWest Side Rag
Thousands of people demonstrated against the president on Monday, with a rally stretching several blocks up Central Park West starting at 61st Street.
Feb 21 7:43am New York City – Eating With Ziggy
Originally posted on Eating With Ziggy: February 20, 2017 Update: This is not your ex’s Hearth. The 13 year old East Village staple got a makeover, Marco Canora seems happier and healthier, and the menu essentially turned upside down. Some of the remains like the terrific Gnocchi, the Spatchcock chicken, and the light but pungent Rigatoni…...
Feb 21 6:27am New York Street Food
There are over 1.4 million seniors over 60 in New York and it’s predicted that by 2030, that number will rise to over 1.8 million. But as the number of our seniors is growing, so is the number of those getting poorer. In fact, the rate of seniors in poverty has risen to nearly 1 […] The post How Can Seniors Improve Their Diets at NYC’s Food Outlets? appeared first on New York Street Food.
Feb 21 5:30am Tribeca Citizen
When I posted that a property owner on Franklin Place had told me the street is privately owned, there was some question as to whether that was the case, along with a suggestion that I look into it.
Feb 21 5:13am Bowery Boogie
Over the years, the south-facing exposure of 294 Bowery has boasted its fair share of advertising. And plenty of graffiti, naturally. Everything from static billboards like the enormous Grand Theft Auto IV banner (April 2008) to videos pimping Ciroc vodka or the fight to save turtles. Now, this enormous white space above (and unrelated to) […]...
Feb 21 5:06am Bowery Boogie
There’s a certain element of schadenfreude here… Condo owners at 250 Bowery are realizing what supermodel Gigi Hadid did last year. Maybe they should’ve thought twice before buying into the development. The starlet, and Taylor Swift pal, sold her pad for $2.3 million. The next month, February 2016, the proverbial shit hit the fan. Indeed, the […]...
Feb 21 5:02am Bowery Boogie
The Cocoron-Goemon local empire increases by one today. Its newest noodle nook debuts this afternoon at 16 Delancey Street, a former restaurant supply shop. Ownership reached out to confirm that the so-called “Cocoron 16” is currently in soft launch mode. “It’s kind of soft open that means we offer 20 seats for the start,” ownership told […]...
Feb 21 5:00am Bowery Boogie
Payless ShoeSource is a goner. The six-year-old store at 130 Delancey Street – inside the big-box base of the Blue condo – is closing in short order. Discount signs in the windows announce the closure and requisite sale, employing the tagline, “closing here but open near.” (The nearest location is 34th Street.) Payless has apparently […]...
Feb 21 12:37am Gothamist
It’s safe to say that most people who’ve owned smartphones have, at some point, damaged their device. Gone are the days of flip phones that were made of brick and could withstand 12-hour marathons in your back pocket. Advanced technology is fragile! [ more › ]...
Feb 20 9:36pm The Infatuation Feed
The Beatrice Inn used to be a club. It was exclusive, popular, and one the best places to see and be seen. Then it became a restaurant, and lots of the appeal faded (because the food wasn’t that great). But now it’s under new management, and we like it again. The chef/owner used to work at The Spotted Pig, and you can tell from the food - it’s on the heavier side, and the type of cooking isn’t all that different. They also serve just about every kind of animal, including lamb, beef, rabbit, and wild boar. So if you’re a boar aficionado, and you only eat the wild kind, get over here. For everyone else, come here the next time you want to spend a chunk of money and eat somewhere that’s nice and fun (but not too clubby).
Feb 20 9:33pm Brooklyn Heights Blog
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, is advertised as “a musical thriller.” That it is. If, like your correspondent, you haven’t seen it before, it will keep you alert, wondering what crazy twist the story will take next. Theater 2020’s production, […]...
Feb 20 7:37pm The Infatuation Feed
Away from the crowds of the Valencia and 16th Mission hub, Farmhouse Kitchen is a bright and cheerful Thai option for lunch or dinner. The menu is a mix of well-executed classics (pad thai, penang curry), and dishes you don’t see at every Thai take-out spot in town. If you’re rolling with a crowd, there are also some long tables that work for groups.
Feb 20 6:37pm The Infatuation Feed
Sometimes you just need a place that never lets you down. Sure, it might not blow you away, but it will always deliver, just like Celine at her Vegas show. Every. Single. Night. Glaze is always good in a pinch for healthy bowls and salads that actually taste good. Adding salmon won’t set your credit score back, and for that we are grateful.
Feb 20 5:37pm Gothamist
Because you need some distance from coworkers, check out today's end-of-day links: Keanu Reeves up for 'Matrix 4,' Alex Jones informal Trump adviser, Milo disinvited from CPAC, 'Veep' season six trailer, and a very satisfied dog. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,...
Feb 20 4:57pm Brownstoner
Irritated by the smoke and smell from a neighbor's wood-burning stove, a reader is looking for advice. The neighbor appears to be using the stove for heating the house and has piles of wood in front -- some of it just plywood rather than seasoned wood. Are there rules controlling… Read More > The post From the Forum: What Can You Do When a Neighbor’s Stove Is Smoking You Out? appeared first on Brownstoner.
Feb 20 4:37pm Gothamist
Here's a fun treat for TV memorabilia fans or just fans of Norman Lear's groundbreaking sitcom, All in the Family: A jacket worn by fictional Queens resident Archie Bunker, played by the late Carroll O'Connor, was appraised on Antiques Roadshow. A woman bought it from an estate sale of O'Connor's widow and paid just $40 for the plaid CPO coat! [ more › ]...
Feb 20 4:37pm The Infatuation Feed
Sauvage is an attractive bistro-type spot that feels like it was picked up out of France, placed at the top of McCarren Park, and filled with Brooklyn people. It’s the first full restaurant from the people behind the OG Brooklyn cocktail place Maison Premiere, and it’s a really beautiful space. They recently got a new chef, and the menu went from being overly-precious dishes you didn’t actually really want to eat, to interesting food you actually do. They also serve brunch, if you happen to be on a Greenpoint weekend tour.
Feb 20 3:37pm Gothamist
Portal coming soon. (Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park) [ more › ]...
Feb 20 2:37pm Gothamist
Police arrested two dozen people over the weekend in a raid of a motorcycle club in Gowanus that officers say turned up guns, drugs of several kinds, and a lot of people with open arrest warrants. [ more › ]...
Feb 20 1:53pm Brownstoner
Here's a fine looking standalone house in Bay Ridge that offers some classic early 20th century features, a surplus of space and a suburban-style spread with lawn on three sides and a patio and two-car garage in the rear. It's on a corner lot at 8525 Colonial Road, at 86th… Read More > The post Bay Ridge Single-Family With Two-Car Garage, Sunroom, Butler’s Pantry Asks $2.15 Million appeared first on Brownstoner.
Feb 20 1:43pm Tribeca Citizen
Plus: The history of 116 Duane; thief steals electronics and brownies.
Feb 20 1:37pm Gothamist
Taxi, black car, and other for-hire vehicle trips to and from the airport could cost $4 extra under a Port Authority plan being considered for next year. Similar to Uber and Lyft fees already in place in Los Angeles and Chicago airports, the extra cash would go towards airport projects. [ more › ]...
Feb 20 12:37pm Gothamist
Before she opens her Little Tong restaurant next month in the East Village, chef Simone Tong hosts the last in a series of four pop-up dinners this Wednesday in Williamsburg. At the meal, Tong will serve Yunnan-style rice noodles (mixian) in a variety of broths, in addition to little eats and little sweets. [ more › ]...
Feb 20 11:37am Gothamist
A brand new bar menu has launched at Tribeca's Racines NY aimed at giving your stomach some padding while you're tossing back glasses of wine. There are smaller bites like Chicken Liver Pate ($10), Avocado Toast ($10) and Pigs' Feet Croquettes with sauce gribiche ($8), but the crowning jewel of Executive Chef Frederic Duca's new offerings is the burger ($24). Instead of beef, Duca grills a lamb shoulder, then slowly cooks it in spiced olive oil, and finishes it off with chicken stock and lamb jus. The burger's served with harissa and preserved lemon. [ more › ]...
Feb 20 11:32am West Side RagWest Side Rag
February 20, 2017 Weather: Sunny, with a high of 52 degrees.
Feb 20 11:27am Brownstoner
Show your love for the Empire State Dairy Company buildings in East New York with a bit of heart-felt crafting. A group of neighborhood preservationists, Preserving East New York (PENY), are hosting a light-hearted and fun heart bombing event to raise awareness and appreciation of the historic site, as the… Read More > The post Help Craft a “Heart Bombing” at the Historic Empire State Dairy in East New York appeared first on Brownstoner.
Feb 20 10:37am Gothamist
A 17-year-old boy is accused of trying to sexually assault a woman during a vicious attack in her Manhattan apartment building's lobby. The victim fought back, and Aaron Kish was subsequently arrested after allegedly going to a hospital to treat his injuries—the hospital staff was reportedly suspicious about scratches on his chest and missing clothing. [ more › ]...
Feb 20 9:37am Gothamist
Organized by religious leaders of many faiths (and former Trump pal Russell Simmons), the Times Square rally drew thousands to protest the White House's anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim policies. [ more › ]...
Feb 20 9:21am Tribeca Citizen
Plus: Opening date for the Saks Men's Store; the transformer that clogged up W. Broadway on Saturday; checking in on Pier 17; the 19-story building under construction on Broadway; Power TV shoot.
Feb 20 9:16am Brownstoner
Mayor de Blasio has proposed a mansion tax on homes sold in New York City for $2 million or over, to help pay for more affordable housing. This is in addition to the New York State mansion tax that is already levied on purchases of $1 million and over. As… Read More > The post With Mayor’s Mansion Tax Looming, How Many Brooklyn Homes Sold for More Than $2 Million? appeared first on Brownstoner.
Feb 20 8:30am Brownstoner
In the News In Sunset Park and Beyond, Home Is Where the Resistance Is [NYT] Teenager With Pellet Gun Is Killed by Police After Robbery in Bushwick [NYT] Cops Arrest 24 in Massive Raid at Gowanus Biker Club [NYP] Pols Express Worry Over de Blasio Sunset Park Plan [Eagle] Books Are Magic, the Heir to… Read More > The post Daily Links: BookCourt Alumna Nails Boerum Hill Space, Will Open Bookstore on Smith in Spring appeared first on Brownstoner.
Feb 20 5:30am Tribeca Citizen
Local politicians have asked the city's Department of Transportation for a comprehensive study of traffic in Lower Manhattan. Everything they need to know is right here.
Feb 20 5:05am Tribeca Citizen
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Feb 19 5:37pm Gothamist
When it comes to the various humiliations Donald Trump has caused the country, Hillary Clinton, idiot bloggers who thought he was a big joke and so on and so forth, never forget to include Chris Christie on that list. From the moment a dead-eyed Christie endorsed Trump after getting thoroughly embarrassed in the Republican primary, Trump has found ways to turn Christie, who made his bones as a take-no-shit Jersey tough guy governor, into nothing more than a punchline. And after getting unexpectedly shut out of the White House almost immediately after Trump won the presidency, Christie is reportedly still holding out a sad hope that he'll become a made man any day now. [ more › ]...
Feb 19 4:37pm Gothamist
It's unseasonably warm today, so it's the perfect time to think about MoMA PS1's big outdoor summer installation. The museum announced that this year's architect for the Long Island City space is Jenny Sabin Studio, featuring a canopy made of recycled, photo-luminescent, and solar active textiles that absorb, collect, and deliver light —meaning that it will offer shade in the day and glow at night. [ more › ]...
Feb 19 2:37pm Gothamist
In this city, restaurants come and go faster than you can say ethically sourced ramen burger. And even though there are great new additions to the culinary landscape popping up every week, you've gotta give kudos to anyone who can stick it out for over a year. With that in mind, we bring you Still Got It, our tribute to establishments that continue to serve mouthwatering meals and drinks long after the buzz has faded—or where the lingering hype is still justified. [ more › ]...
Feb 19 2:30pm Brooklyn Heights Blog
DNA Info reports that Detective Inspector Sergio Centa, who has commanded the 84th Precinct, which covers Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and nearby areas, since September, 2014, left Thursday to take command of the 83rd Precinct in Bushwick. He there succeeded his predecessor as commander of the 84th, D.I. Maximo Tolentino. D.I. Centa’s successor as […]...
Feb 19 1:37pm Gothamist
After run-ins with white supremacists and others, actor Shia LaBeouf has moved his four-year, livesteaming protest of the Trump administration, HEWILLNOTDIVIDEUS, from New York City to Albuquerque, New Mexico. LaBeouf and his collaborators, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, announced the new venue yesterday while also criticizing the Queens museum that ended the livestream earlier this month. [ more › ]...
Feb 19 12:37pm Gothamist
The pilot of a small plane is somehow unhurt after he crashed his plane on a residential street in Bayonne, New Jersey. Residents of the neighborhood have tweeted numerous photos of the wreckage, after the pilot crashed it on Avenue E and 41st Street in Bayonne at around 10 a.m. this morning. [ more › ]...
Feb 19 11:37am Gothamist
Today, at 3 p.m., hundreds of people, possibly thousands, are gathering in Times Square to show solidarity with American Muslims at a rally, Today, I'm a Muslim, Too. [ more › ]...
Feb 19 10:37am Gothamist
Police officers responding to a robbery in progress at a Brooklyn deli ended up killing the allegedly armed suspect, who turned out the to be holding an imitation pistol. [ more › ]...
Feb 19 9:54am West Side RagWest Side Rag
The building on the Southwest corner of 81st street and Broadway is in the process of being demolished, and as the facade is being removed an old sign has peeked through.
Feb 19 9:30am Brownstoner
This week’s most-viewed listings stressed homes with intriguing interiors -- including 19th century details, statement wallpaper and minimalist rehabs. Two of the properties have a rustic charm, with beamed ceilings and painted brick walls, but houses with ornate mantels dominated the list. While there were multiple listings in Bed Stuy and… Read More > The post Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: Beams, Brick, Marble Mantels and Bold Design Choices appeared first on Brownstoner.