Apr 19 3:18pm Washington Square Park Blog
When the Washington Square fountain will turn on each year has been the subject of many blog posts over the years (such as this one). ... Read more... The post Washington Square at Night |Fountain Turned On Early This Year! appeared first on Washington Square Park Blog.
Apr 19 3:00pm Brownstoner
A homeowner is considering a new insurance policy and wondering how much coverage is enough. They own a four-story home in Bed Stuy and companies are suggesting a range of coverage from $950,000 to $1.7 million to cover the worst case scenario of having to rebuild the house. Would this… Read More > The post From the Forum: How Much Insurance Coverage Should a Homeowner Have? appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 19 2:37pm Gothamist
Remember the Sushi Burrito? That was sooooo 2015. In 2017, we must continue the trend of making everything into a donut. This is literally all your fault, Dominique Ansel. [ more › ]...
Apr 19 1:37pm Gothamist
American dream aficionado Bruce Springsteen has made no secret of his distaste for the 45th president of the United States, but he's kept his commentary to interviews and concert asides so far. Today, however, he announced that he teamed up with frequent collaborator Joe Grushecky for the release an outright anti-Trump protest song titled, That’s What Makes Us Great. [ more › ]...
Apr 19 1:30pm Brownstoner
This two-family Park Slope brownstone carries a rather hefty price tag, but it brings a fair amount to the table, with original details in prime shape and thoughtful updating. It’s at 408 4th Street, in the center of the hood and a few blocks from coveted P.S. 321. It’s a four-story… Read More > The post Park Slope Brownstone With Mantels, Climate-Controlled Wine Cellar Asks $4.495 Million appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 19 12:38pm Gothamist
It's day one of Starbucks' foray into Instagram trends, and did you think we'd let this meticulously edited PR shot of the Unicorn Frappuccino stand for itself? Of course not, which is how I found myself at one of the thousands of Midtown Starbucks this morning before I even had a chance to finish my cup of ugly non-unicorn coffee. [ more › ]...
Apr 19 12:38pm The Infatuation Feed
Anyone who’s written about London, ever, has written something about Borough Market. Hell, we even have a guide that you can use to make good decisions. While there are certainly excellent eats to be had in and around Borough Market, it’s also packed full of tourists and can kind of be the worst. Luckily, the carbohydrate gods (the only ones we pray to) have made things around the market a bit better with a pasta bar called Padella. If we’re bothering to get a bit religious here, we could say that Padella nails the rare holy trinity: it’s trendy, affordable, and delicious. The menu is made up of several tasty pastas like handmade pappardelle with slow-cooked beef ragu, or crab taglioni with chilli and lemon, as well as appetizers like creamy burrata and a simple but delicious pear and almond tart. It’s all ridiculously tasty and very casual to boot, and between you and a couple of mates, it’s affordable enough that you can order everything on the menu and still have enough dosh to neck a couple of pints at the pub afterwards. Karolina Wiercigroch Dining at Padella is best at the bar, which is ideal for people-watching. But you can also sit in the basement where there’s more space and more tables. Just know that the restaurant’s more popular than free money, so don’t bring a group, and expect a fair wait. It’s absolutely worth it though - the anticipation will just make your dinner taste better, and the meal you’ll end up having might even make you like the market more.Food Rundown Sourdough Bread With Olive Oil You can tell a lot about a place by the bread they bring out at the start of a meal, and the bread here’s pretty good. The dishes come thick and fast mind, so don’t use too much of your valuable appetite on it. Burrata With Olive Oil Before we ate here for the first time, we went to a highly rated Italian burrata bar the night before. Padella’s straight up blows it out of the water - the product here is straight up superior, and it shows in this beautiful, ridiculously light piece of cheese. Drench it in olive oil and some sea salt for a brilliant starter. Beef Carpaccio You really can’t mess this up. The meat comes perfectly sliced - a little thicker than usual, but it’s so tender it won’t matter - and doused with tasty olive oil and sprin...
Apr 19 12:13pm Brownstoner
With very little fanfare, Squibb Bridge Park re-opened this morning. A little before 10 a.m., pedestrians and press started ambling down the bridge, taking in the views. The bridge connects Brooklyn Bridge Park and the East River waterfront to Brooklyn Heights. It debuted in 2013, but closed in 2014 after… Read More > The post Squibb Bridge Park Opens! (Photos) appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 19 12:04pm Tribeca Citizen
Plus: Community Board 1 votes against four street fairs (but allows its own); film attendance is down at the Tribeca Film Festival; hope for two-way tolls on the Verrazano Bridge; the life of a food-cart vendor.
Apr 19 11:37am Gothamist
TigerVPN uses military-grade encryption across Windows, Mac, Android and iOS platforms to keep your information private. [ more › ]...
Apr 19 11:37am The Infatuation Feed
After six months of wearing the same three pairs of jeans and hating everyone you know that lives in LA, life in NYC is finally great again. We’ve made it to spring. It’s both an exciting and confusing time - your skin hasn’t seen the sun in so long, and you don’t remember how to even go about finding places to hang outside. But don’t worry, we’ve been preparing for this very moment so that we can lead you in the right direction. Here are 33 excellent places to eat outside right now. What a time to be alive.the spots LaRina Pastificio & Vino Clinton Hill 387 Myrtle Ave Rating Coming Soon MAP Outdoor Situation: Back Patio If you owned a brownstone in Brooklyn, you’d want the backyard to look like LaRina’s. It’s paved in checkered tile, and there’s a brick wall covered in vines. It’s also quiet and peaceful, and you might see the owner walking around speaking Italian to the servers (because everyone’s Italian). So come here and eat pasta already. For an outdoor meal in Fort Greene, this is the move. Photo: Michael Tulliipan Sauvage Greenpoint 905 Lorimer Street Rating Coming Soon MAP Outdoor Situation: Sidewalk Seating Sauvage looks like a big French cafe, so of course they have a bunch of tables out front where you can sit, watch people, and eat some steak with a side of fries. Come for dinner or stop by for brunch and ha...
Apr 19 11:33am West Side RagWest Side Rag
The Upper West Side is getting new kids' clothes, bagels, and more. But a beloved local store is closing at the end of the month after 49 years.
Apr 19 10:37am Gothamist
The cascading revelations of alleged sexual harassment—and multi-million settlements to suppress them—surrounding Bill O'Reilly has led to dozens of advertisers fleeing Fox News' ratings-powerhouse program, The O'Reilly Factor. Now, multiple outlets report that the Murdochs, who control Fox News, are considering ending O'Reilly's tenure at the network. [ more › ]...
Apr 19 10:37am The Infatuation Feed
Habana Outpost if from the same people behind Nolita’s Cafe Habana, but this spot is a little more casual. It’s counter-service, and, during the warmer months, there’s a huge outdoor patio where you can sit outside and eat a Cuban sandwich. Or a burrito. Or even a hot dog. This place is great for groups, it’s perfect for screaming children, and they also play outdoor movies some nights (check the schedule).
Apr 19 10:29am West Side RagWest Side Rag
SPONSORED: Closings have commenced at One Hundred Barclay, a downtown landmark and the epitome of historic loft buildings in Tribeca.
Apr 19 10:08am West Side RagWest Side Rag
The West Side Community Garden on 89th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues will be holding its annual Tulip Festival this...
Apr 19 10:00am Brownstoner
Warm weather is here, and Brooklyn Bridge Park has revealed its new slate of events and programs for spring and summer 2017. The outdoor season officially kicked off Sunday, April 8 with the Eileen Dugan Memorial 5K race. The race honored Dugan, a New York State Assembly member from 1980 to… Read More > The post Catch Movies, Zumba, Anish Kapoor’s ‘Descension,’ Stepped Lawn at Brooklyn Bridge Park appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 19 9:51am West Side RagWest Side Rag
SPONSORED: Silver Stars Fitness is dedicated to men and women over the age of 50 who want to increase their fitness level and overall quality of life.
Apr 19 9:45am Bowery Boogie
For Daredevil Tattoo, this month is milestone. An impressive twenty years on the Lower East Side. The ink spot was founded by Brad Fink and Michelle Myles, and debuted in 1997, the year the artform was finally re-legalized in New York City. Thanks to a 50\% rent gouge at 174 Ludlow Street in 2013, though, […]...
Apr 19 9:37am Gothamist
Police believe the same man has robbed six sleeping subway riders and tried to rob another on the L train in February and March. His M.O.: Using an unknown sharp object to cut the victims' pockets. [ more › ]...
Apr 19 9:01am Tribeca Citizen
Plus: Peeking inside the restaurant coming to the Cercle Rouge space; best-ever use of a sidewalk shed; American Apparel's Soho store looks iffy; state senator Daniel Squadron's community convention.
Apr 19 9:00am Brownstoner
It might not look like much right now, but the stage is set for a Karl Fischer-designed building with affordable units and and a grocery store to rise at 1134 Fulton Street in Bed Stuy. The corner lot is the former site of a shuttered Key Foods. It was demolished last… Read More > The post Ground Broken on Affordable Apartments With Grocery on Fulton in Bed Stuy appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 19 9:00am Tribeca Citizen
The Tribeca loft returns in a contemporary form in New York's most beloved neighborhood.
Apr 19 8:30am Brownstoner
In the News Sunset Park Bodega Loses License After Illegal Operations [Eagle] More Details on Fortis' LICH Site [Eagle] Help Beloved Gowanus Performance Space Littlefield Relocate [Brokelyn] Inside Williamsburg's Big New Venue Brooklyn Steel [Gothamist] $90 Million Suit Accuses Landlord of Brooklyn Real-Estate Ponzi Scheme [TRD] Developer Plans 8-Story Building to Replace Fulton Street Discount Store… Read More > The post Daily Links: A Look Inside Brooklyn Steel, Further Details Released on Fortis’ LICH Site appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 19 5:30am Tribeca Citizen
When will the 1st Precinct put a stop to its own members—and everyone else—making this illegal turn onto W. Broadway?...
Apr 19 5:18am Bowery Boogie
It was revealed last week that President Trump was scarfing down the “most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen” when he ordered the air strike (59 Tomahawk cruise missiles) on a Syrian airfield earlier this month. He was dining at his Mar-a-Lago country club with Chinese president Xi Jinping at the time. […]...
Apr 19 5:12am Bowery Boogie
It was three years ago – an eternity – when the Nativity Mission School at 204 Forsyth Street was razed in the name of luxury living. The self-proclaimed “edgy refinement” of the replacement structure is now in full view. Down came the scaffolding and netting earlier this week. Gone also is the external boiler system […]...
Apr 19 5:03am Bowery Boogie
The Bowery Market, the open-air food hub that debuted last July, just scored another full-time vendor. Parantha Alley is set to open a food stall inside the former front lot of Downtown Auto & Tire. Its arrival is teased with a new mural on the Great Jones Street facade. Parantha Alley is a veteran of the […]...
Apr 19 5:00am Bowery Boogie
The so-called swipe swindlers continue to plague the East Broadway subway station. It’s a racket that’s been ongoing for years, and probably isn’t exclusive to the Lower East Side. It goes like this… You walk downstairs to the Metrocard machine to purchase a fare, but are greeted with an “out of order” message. A group […]...
Apr 19 12:30am West Side RagWest Side Rag
A woman who was hit by a car at 96th Street and West End Avenue told the Community Board 7 Transportation Committee last week...
Apr 18 10:50pm Brooklyn Heights Blog
The Brooklyn Heights Association has advised us that the twice postponed Sanitation Town Hall will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19, starting at 6:00 PM, at Founders Hall, St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street. Representatives of the NYC Department of Sanitation will be there to answer your questions and hear your complaints. City Council Member […]...
Apr 18 7:37pm The Infatuation Feed
If you’re going to have a meal at The Cheesecake Factory in Los Angeles, this is the one to do it. Not only is it the first Cheesecake Factory location ever, it has its own beach on a lagoon in Marina Del Rey. Unnecessary? Absolutely. Will your extended family who’s in town for the weekend be head over heels for it? You bet.
Apr 18 6:37pm Gothamist
Because The Rock and Vin Diesel need each other, check out today's end-of-day links: day in life of food cart vendor, internet ruining tattoos, girl scout troop for homeless kids, Murdochs tiring of O'Reilly, pixel nightmares, Tapper calls out Trump hypocrisy, and baby red pandas. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,...
Apr 18 5:38pm Gothamist
We're nearing peak travel season, and considering last years' security line nightmare, and the fact that it takes a small lifetime to even get to a local airport these days, you can expect air travel to be a total time-suck this summer. Blessedly, the Transportation Security Administration is offering New Yorkers a small reprieve—the TSA will open a temporary TSA PreCheck application center at Penn Station next month, so you can enroll and be spared some airport time. [ more › ]...
Apr 18 4:58pm Brownstoner
Delve into Crown Heights history at an event hosted by local preservation group Crown Heights North Association and the New York Preservation Archive Project. Celebrating Preservation in Crown Heights North will feature a visual presentation by author Suzanne Spellen about the architectural treasures of Crow Hill, why they're unique and why… Read More > The post Celebrate History and Preservation in Crown Heights appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 18 4:37pm Gothamist
Brands take note: this is how you ruin a trend. [ more › ]...
Apr 18 3:37pm Gothamist
The first of 75 geodesic pieces that will make up the outer structure of 'Vessel,' a new hive-like public artwork/structure opening in 2018, was erected in Hudson Yards Tuesday morning. Construction workers, developer executives, and members of the press applauded as the single piece of steel was lifted by a crane and placed atop its foundation—the first step in an expedited build that will see Vessel top out before year's end. [ more › ]...
Apr 18 2:37pm Gothamist
When Stanley Bard passed away in February, a bit of New York's bohemian past was lost with him. Bard devoted much of his life to managing the Hotel Chelsea, the iconic 19th Century inn on West 23rd Street that long been a mecca for artists, actors, writers, and musicians. Movements like beat poetry, modernist art, and punk rock all owe Bard a deep debt for running a loose ship and keeping the rates low. Many have spent years—even decades—living at the iconic hotel. [ more › ]...
Apr 18 2:25pm Tribeca Citizen
It doesn't come as a total surprise: Chef/owner Sergio Acappella has been frustrated with the construction on Chambers, the installation of a subway elevator right outside his window, and the formation of Bogardus Plaza.
Apr 18 1:30pm Brownstoner
This two-bedroom co-op isn't any great work of architectural splendor, but it's got a large master bedroom, a good-sized living space, a user-friendly layout and low maintenance charges. It's on the top floor of a six-story, 60-unit building at 1125 Lorimer Street. That puts you between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street,… Read More > The post Greenpoint Co-op With Two Bedrooms, View of New Kosciuszko Bridge Asks $875K appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 18 1:09pm West Side RagWest Side Rag
Old friends and boisterous newcomers toasted the last night of Bourbon Street Bar on Saturday, which closed after 25 years...
Apr 18 1:00pm Brownstoner
Residents and elected officials in Clinton Hill have organized a public hearing about a proposal to build a new charter school that's stirring some controversy. Unity Preparatory Charter School wants to build a seven-story school building at 32 Lexington Avenue that would require a variance because its height exceeds zoning. The… Read More > The post Concerned About Too-Tall Development in Clinton Hill, Locals Organize Hearing on School Tonight appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 18 12:37pm Gothamist
Police arrested a man who seems to work out of the United Nations outside the center of global diplomacy on Monday afternoon, for allegedly going on a bank robbery spree in the surrounding neighborhood. [ more › ]...
Apr 18 12:37pm The Infatuation Feed
Do you hear that? It’s the winds of time, and you’re now a year older. But don’t mourn - celebrate. Birthdays are the best reason to get your crew together to eat, drink, and carry on like you’re on senior spring break and your most pressing concern is your SAT II Writing score. If you’re planning a birthday for yourself or a friend, any one of these spots is a great choice. Drink all the drinks and forget your age. It’s only a number.The Spots Monsieur Benjamin Hayes Valley 451 Gough St. 8.4 MAP You don’t have to worry about anyone having a bad time at Monsieur Benjamin. It’s cool enough to satisfy friends who are mostly concerned with ambiance (and actually use the the word ambiance), but isn’t trying too hard, and the food is amazing. As far as French bistros go, this is definitely one of the best in the city - everything from the short rib to the char is excellent. Vegans might want to sit this one out though. Flores Cow Hollow 2030 Union St 7.5 MAP This new-ish Cow Hollow Mexican spot has awesome cocktails and high-energy celebration vibes pretty much every day of the week. Big groups can make reservations in advance, but no matter how many people are in your crew, you’re going to need to order the carnitas and the crab tostadas. And many, many margaritas.
Apr 18 11:37am Gothamist
A belligerent passenger punched a Sikh taxi driver in the arm and pulled his turban from his head in an assault being investigated as a possible hate crime, according to the NYPD. Harkirat Singh, 25, told reporters that four passengers berated him over directions early Sunday morning and hurled racial insults leading up to the attack. [ more › ]...
Apr 18 11:37am The Infatuation Feed
Whether you’re only in town for a few days for your friend’s wedding or you’re an LA local eyeing that upcoming three-day weekend like it’s an untouched cheesecake, chances are you’ve got Malibu plans. And those plans involve the beach and finding some food to eat after the beach. It takes one jaunt up PCH to realize there’s no shortage of spots to eat, so we’re going to make this very easy on you: when it comes to the absolute best food in Malibu, there’s Malibu Seafood, and then there’s everybody else. But wait - what about Nobu and its insane views? Or Malibu Farm’s overpriced salads that look great on Instagram? Or Neptune’s Net! We’re not here to knock those places - they are certainly still among the better dining options along Malibu’s 20 mile-long coastline. But we are here to tell you that Malibu Seafood is just so much better. Why? Because those other places get some things right. And Malibu Seafood gets everything right. Jakob Layman The food here is incredible. Deep-fried and served with French fries, steamed and thrown on a paper plate, or mixed up in a boiling pot of chowder - it doesn’t matter what you order or how it comes to the table, the seafood here is consistently top of the class. And if you’re wondering why, it probably has something to do with the fact that this seafood shack and marketplace is literally run by fishermen. Our order usually involves the grilled snapper with rice and potato salad, the peel-your-own shrimp plate, or the fish and chips (with their ridiculous housemade tartar sauce). But you really can’t go wrong with anything. It’s all ridiculously fresh and surprisingly affordable. And then there’s the atmosphere. This is hardly some diamond in the rough - Malibu Seafood has been around for over 45 years and is a bonafide PCH classic. The difference here is that you won’t find the obnoxious brochure tourists or boomeranging Instagrammers you see swarming every other spot along the coast. You order your food with the grouchy cashier lady inside, go find a table on one of their three patios overlooking the ocean, and wait for your glorious, no-frills food to arrive. It’s calm, laid-back, and the only place we ever want to be eating seafood in Malibu. Or anywhere, actually.Food Rundown Steamed Mussels An absolute must-order for the table. Eve...
Apr 18 11:00am Brownstoner
It is hard to imagine today when the tree shaded pathways and groves of Prospect Park seem to have always existed, but the bucolic landscape was a carefully planned, massive undertaking. Construction on the vision of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux began in the summer of 1866 with a… Read More > The post How Many People Did it Take to Plant a Tree in Prospect Park in 1867? appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 18 10:37am Gothamist
Ten years after the murder of a 33-year-old woman in Times Square, her killer was finally sentenced. Clarence Dean, a sex offender from Alabama, will now serve 25 years to life in a state prison. [ more › ]...
Apr 18 10:30am Brownstoner
Ever wonder what that old building you walk by every day used to look like? A new app -- Urban Archive -- is here to help, mining the collections of New York City's institutions to create a mobile archive for the public. Working with Brooklyn Historical Society, the New York… Read More > The post Grab Your Phone and Delve Into Historic Images of New York With the Urban Archive App appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 18 9:48am Tribeca Citizen
Plus: Open studios at New York Academy of Art; Verve Wines is opening a West Coast store; Earth Day rally this Saturday to protest Trump's agenda; 60 Hudson's non-Tribeca Tribeca signage.
Apr 18 9:45am Tribeca Citizen
A thoughtfully converted warehouse where each home is finessed to a standard like nothing else around. Honest DUMBO heritage meets chic contemporary design details, and every detail speaks of expert craft and fine materials.
Apr 18 9:44am Brownstoner
Bed Stuy's most hated new-building plans have been jettisoned for a more conventional but taller design with a grocery store, public documents forwarded by a tipster reveal. A rendering for an apartment building at 410 Tompkins Avenue provoked outrage in the neighborhood and on private email lists and Facebook groups… Read More > The post Bed Stuy’s Controversial “Bulgarian Neo-Goth Super-Villain Crack Lair” Gets a New Look appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 18 9:37am Gothamist
Stephen Colbert returned after a week off with plenty of big news stories to cover—but the best segment of the night was his hilarious roasting of Alex Jones, the perma-hoarse InfoWars host beloved by Donald Trump and conspiracy theorists everywhere. The insane radio host is in a custody battle right now and so he's trying to prove that he's stable enough to care for children, Colbert said. Unfortunately, he works in front of a camera. [ more › ]...
Apr 18 9:35am Bowery Boogie
Birds & Bubbles closed last month without warning. Now we know why. Chef-owner Sarah Simmons is suing the landlord for negligence over conditions that essentially destroyed the restaurant. Veracity Real Estate purchased the pair of tenements at 100-102 Forsyth in January 2016 for the enormous sum of $16 million. Shortly thereafter, the renovations (and problems […]...
Apr 18 8:30am Brownstoner
In the News Brooklyn Walkway to Reopen, With Less Bounce in Your Steps [NYT] Self-Storage Takes Over Space for Jobs, Housing in Brooklyn [NYT] Real-Estate Costs Double When One NYC Agency Gets Involved [WSJ] Future of Brooklyn Waterfront Addressed at CUNY Conference [Eagle] The $10.7 Million Condo and Other Pierhouse Tales [Eagle] Historic Districts Council… Read More > The post Daily Links: Now With Less Bounce, Squibb Park Bridge to Reopen Wednesday appeared first on Brownstoner.
Apr 18 5:30am Tribeca Citizen
Two former owners of Intermix have opened Ever After in the former Dean's pizzeria space on Greenwich. Like Intermix, Ever After is a boutique with clothing and accessories from various brands, but for ages 4 to 16.
Apr 18 5:12am Bowery Boogie
Miller’s Near & Far spent three years at 65 Rivington Street before fading into obscurity in August 2016. Now it’s replacement, Hemlock, is ready to give it a go. The restaurant opens tomorrow after seven months under the knife. Diego Moya – former sous chef at Mario Batali’s Casa Mono in Union Square – is behind the new fourteen-table concept. […]...
Apr 18 5:09am Bowery Boogie
Another slate of affordable units within Essex Crossing is now up for grabs. This time around it’s for apartments inside the fourteen-story senior building at 175 Delancey Street (aka Site 6). The housing lottery officially went on line yesterday and available to those who meet the eligibility requirements. This is the second such lottery to […]...
Apr 18 5:02am Bowery Boogie
The light board has been affixed to the facade of 162 East Broadway for months. Now, it’s lit up with the greeting, “Hola Chinatown! We see you.” This is how the plant-based newcomer JaJaJa is announcing itself to the Chinatown neighborhood it invaded. It opens to the public on Friday. JaJaJa (Plantas Mexicana) is a vegan […]...