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Treat Yourself To Three- Four- And Five-Course Meals This Week

You might be eating lunch at your desk right now, and that's okay! But sometimes you want your meals to be a multisensory experience, not just a quick and easy way to nourish yourself. This week's food events include plenty of multi-course feasts where the food is just a small part of the experience. Go forth, and treat yoself: [ more › ]

Manhattan Conversations: A Conversation With An NFL Player (Continued)

"With me, it's always a dress," he said. "Dress or jeans?" I asked over the phone. Why did I always wait until ten minutes before I had to walk out the door to figure out what I was going to wear? "Dress. I'm wearing slacks and a button down. Show More Summary

On 45th Anniversary of "French Connection" release, Det. Sonny Grosso talks about taking Friedkin and his Mother to "impenetrable" Rao's

Sonny Grosso and Judge Eddie Torres -- Monday's at Rao's "Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be..." --Under the Boardwalk, The Drifters In the terrific and recent Vanity Fair story about...Show More Summary

King Restaurant In SoHo Charms In The Details

In the modern restaurant, very few things come for free. There's almost never a complimentary, appetite-ruining (but still welcome) bread basket to start the meal. We know the guac is extra. Sometimes, even the reservations cost money. Show More Summary

Changes Will Upend The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, F, Q & S Lines This Weekend

Three baby pandas will soon be ripped from the United States by China, and my heart is broken. To mourn, I plan to spend this weekend watching videos of Bao Bao tumbling through the snow, set to the dulcet tones of Sarah McLachlan. For those of you heartless enough to step outside the confines of your homes, note that there will be some subway changes. [ more › ]

DuVernay's 13th & The Racial Politics Of Broken Windows Policing

Last week I watched Ava DuVernay's powerful documentary on the history of racial inequality in the United States, titled 13th after the Constitutional Amendment that, in a seeming paradox, abolished slavery and entrenched racial hierarchy at the same time. Show More Summary

Photos: Wade Deep Into American History Inside Gorgeous Old Federal Hall

A lot of people might think of Federal Hall as that place Occupy Wall Street used to hang around, or that place where Bane made his last stand against the Batman. But Federal Hall Memorial National Historic Site, which was opened toShow More Summary

Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse Probably Definitely Most Likely Opening This Month

The saga of Alamo Drafthouse trying to break into the NYC market is almost at an end: after years of false starts, broken promises, and more delays, the NY Times reported today that Alamo Drafthouse will open for realsies in Downtown Brooklyn on October 28th. Barring any unforeseen incidents, of course. [ more › ]

Wow, Mayor Of 9/11 Town Can't Remember What Happened On 9/11! Sad!

Rudy Giuliani was once seriously referred to as America's Mayor, a nickname not really at all deserved, but I get why it happened. Now that he spends his days functioning as a kind of Quato for Donald Trump, Giuliani is flushing his reputation down the drain. Show More Summary

Mets Clinch Wild Card Spot After Miraculous Recovery From Summer Coma

The 2016 Mets entered the season with high expectations, as the defending National League champions coming back with basically the same roster that got them to the World Series in 2015. In between kicking off the year with a loss onShow More Summary

Law & Order Fan Launches Kickstarter To Transform Car Into Jerry Orbach Memorial Vehicle

Like all obsessive fans, we miss original-flavored Law & Order and its wise-cracking star, the one who put baby in a corner, Jerry Orbach (we also really miss Jerry Orbach's eyes, which technically speaking are still gazing at the world...). Show More Summary

Verso: Magic Strikes Twice

I got to see Helder Guimaraes perform a few years ago when he was a part of a two-man show, Nothing to Hide. Guimaraes is back in the Big Apple for a run of Verso through January at New World Stages where this time he's on the stage by himself for two hours. Show More Summary

Videos: Metallica Debut New Song At Intimate Webster Hall Gig

Pancake lovers Metallica are gearing up for the release of Hardwired...To Self Destruct, their first full-length record since 2008's Death Magnetic (give or take the occasional crankymetal song about tables). Fans have already been treated...Show More Summary

Pusillanimous Hypocrite Ted Cruz Endorses Unhinged Sociopath Donald Trump

Human Nickelodeon slime Ted Cruz—alleged Zodiac Killer, Princess Bride enthusiast, failed presidential candidate—briefly managed to overcome the moment in which he swallowed a tonsil stone on national television when he refused to endorse...Show More Summary

Cuomo's 'Enforcer' Buddy Faces Bribery And Fraud Charges

A former top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was known as his "enforcer," will be charged by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara today. Joseph Percoco is accused of a bribery scheme that includes asking an energy company doing business with the state for a job for his wife. Show More Summary

See What Life Is Like In A $21,000 First Class Airplane Seat

Recently, professional fun-haver Casey Neistat—a.k.a. a real life Poochie who occasionally snowboards through NYC and makes his living doing extreme vlogging—got a free upgrade from Business to First Class on an Emirates flight from Dubai to NYC. Show More Summary

Green-Wood Cemetery Will Sell Its Own (Maybe Haunted) Honey

How haunted is your honey? It'd be totally reasonable if the question has never crossed your mind before. But if you're devoted to buying the most hyper-local honey humanly possible, you might have to start asking yourself that, because...Show More Summary

Will The Stars Appear On Occupy's 5th Birthday?

Five years ago on September 17, 2011, Occupy Wall Street's taking of Zuccotti Park in New York City provided an opportunity for many stars to shine. A few, all too few, continue to shine even today. When Occupy was evicted from its Eden, some of the brightest faded quickly, having no audience. Show More Summary

How An Upper East Side Republican Became PR's 'Mayor Of Harlem'

You take a guy -- a white guy, an Irish guy, born in Seattle, a longtime Upper East Sider, a Trump voter, no less. You stick him in an apartment north of 125th St. And less than a year later he's going around unironically calling himself the Mayor of Harlem. Show More Summary

Casting Call: Original Occupy Wall Street Zuccotti Occupiers - Your Presence is Requested!

Imagine, if five years after penning the declaration of Independence the original signers were to meet back in Philadelphia to recreate that moment? Or, authentic members of Boston's Tea Party were to re-convene and make themselves available...Show More Summary

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