That's a weirwood tree on the label. The second installment of Brewery Ommegang's Game of Thrones?branded beer is a stout inspired by the Night's Watch. Take the Black Stout, My Beer Buzz notes, is "as dark as the winters that once engulfed...Show More Summary
Kim Kardashian's friend Jonathan Cheban and her sister's baby daddy Scott Disick were recently cast in an American Psycho parody video to promote Kanye West's new album. Yeezus Christ this is complicated. But what we need to focus on...Show More Summary
The city in the summer is a special case. If you have ever spent more than 30 seconds on a subway platform during rush hour in August, you will know of what I speak.
We all know that payphones are going the way of the beeper; some are being replaced with touchscreen ones, some are being repurposed as art projects, but the vast majority are just disappearing little by little. If you're wondering what happens to some of these phones, look no further than upper Manhattan. [ more › ]
On Saturday, June 8th, a series of loud noises down the street led an upstate man to discover that his father-in-law's nearby home in Clyde, New York had been seriously vandalized—and the four pint-sized culprits were still inside. Jesse...Show More Summary
The weather was stellar for the 8th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party this weekend on Governors Island, where sharply dressed gents and free-spirited flappers flocked for two days of dancing, picnicking and atavistic merriment. Headlined by...Show More Summary
In Picking Up, a book about the Sanitation Department, Robin Nagle describes DSNY locker rooms as loud, profane, and sometimes bawdy (think: photos of naked ladies taped to the locker doors). Upon walking into one Nagle is greeted by...Show More Summary
Trouble. Police arrested five 7-Eleven franchise owners in Long Island today for some serious charges: They're believed to have trafficked in undocumented workers from Pakistan and then forced them to live in housing provided by the owners and work in the stores. Show More Summary
Earlier this morning, federal agents seized 14 7-Eleven stores on Long Island and arrested their owners and managers for allegedly hiring and harboring illegal immigrants. It was reportedly a "nationwide sweep involving hundreds of agents." [ more › ]
Mmm, the sweet smell of new gas. While the Office of Emergency Management is fixing a gas pipeline, it's going to use cinnamon as a masking agent for the awful smell. Enjoy the scent on West 134 Street near the Hudson River while you can: It's only going to last from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Show More Summary
A Chilean nanny has filed a damning lawsuit claiming that an Upper East Side couple forced her into indentured servitude, denying her food and medication. Felicitas del Carmen Villanueva Garnica, 50, claims she was the virtual slave of socialite couple Malu Custer Edwards, 28, and Micky Hurley, 35. Show More Summary
Police have identified the bike-riding suspect who allegedly shot a 9-year-old girl in the Bronx on Friday night. Cops believe that 17-year-old Billy James Jr. shot 9-year-old Amanda Chauan around 9:30 p.m. at Bailey Avenue and West 234th Street in Kingsbridge. Show More Summary
What if Cinderella attended the wrong ball? What if Cinderella were a 4-year-old boy named Jake whose parents desperately want him to get into an elite private school? These are among the questions raised by the new play A Kid Like Jake.
Of course, the events that are celebrations will receive the greatest visibility, especially if they seem to reinforce the public's notions of who we are, but there are deeper sentiments that need to be expressed about Pride and what it means to us.
Chris Christie, in case you haven't noticed, is a contender for the Republican nomination in 2016. Hillary Clinton is the presumed front-runner for the Democrat nomination of the same year. Maybe I am thinking wistfully here, but here is the scenario I would like to see play out.
A panel of New York State appellate judges have unanimously rejected a lawsuit brought by park advocates to prevent the City from turning the historic Union Square Park Pavilion into an upscale seasonal restaurant. "The seasonal restaurant and holiday market concessions at issue do not violate the public trust doctrine," the judges wrote. [ more › ]
? Black Tree on the LES is launching a summer "Slip and Slide-r" happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. A slider-size sandwich board ($9) offers three sandwiches with daily changing fillings like ale-braised short rib. Chase your sliders with local craft beers on tap ($4) or a glass of wine. Show More Summary
Fred rules. "He's not coming back." —Dunkin' Brands Group CFO Paul Carbone doesn't want to talk about Fred the Baker anymore. [AP] Read more posts by Hugh Merwin
Yesterday, Louis C.K. took Citi Bike on a spin through SoHo. Today, we see that before Citi Bike even started its widely publicized tour under the famed comedian's butt, it had already taken to the main stage at Upright Citizens Brigade...Show More Summary
Gripping the suspended bar, he vaults off the platform and flies into the air, pumping higher with each sweep.