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West Village Locals Hold Rally And Irish Wake For The White Horse Tavern

West Village Locals Hold Rally And Irish Wake For The White Horse Taverngallery

Activists rallied outside the venerable White Horse Tavern on a rainy Thursday afternoon in a call to action against the historic bar's new landlord, as well as for the interior landmarking of the institution. The White Horse...

Grimaldi's DUMBO To Reopen As Part Of Owner's Son's National Chain

Grimaldi's DUMBO To Reopen As Part Of Owner's Son's National Chain

Grimaldi's, February 2019. (Jen Carlson / Gothamist) Renowned Arizona pizzeria Grimaldi's is finally opening up an outpost in Brooklyn, in an extremely iconic location the pizza-loving among you will surely recognize: 1 Front Street in DUMBO....

What's Going On With Moishe's Bake Shop?

What's Going On With Moishe's Bake Shop?

The shuttered Moishe's Bake Shop, replete with paper on its windows. (Paula Mejía/Gothamist) It appears that the East Village's venerable Moishe's Bake Shop may just be renovating, and not closing forever, despite clashing reports. In the...

Van Da Brings The Flavors Of Hanoi, Saigon, And Hue To Alphabet City

Van Da Brings The Flavors Of Hanoi, Saigon, And Hue To Alphabet Citygallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to East 4th Street for Vietnamese food. THE VIBE Another Vietnamese restaurant opened last Friday in the East Village, which is an always welcome development in any neighborhood, especially...

Residents At Community Board Meeting Concerned About The White Horse Tavern's Integrity

Residents At Community Board Meeting Concerned About The White Horse Tavern's Integrity

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) On Thursday night, Community Board 2 in Manhattan held the first public meeting regarding the recent sale of the historic White Horse Tavern. Opened in 1880, the White Horse is the second-oldest...

Mega-Guide: All The Food And Drink At The Huge Hudson Yards Mall

Mega-Guide: All The Food And Drink At The Huge Hudson Yards Mall gallery

More than 20 different restaurants, bars, cafes, and sweet shops all open today in the seven-story mall.

Cuomo's Labor Department Is Dragging Its Feet On Tipped Wage Reform, Worker Advocates Say

Cuomo's Labor Department Is Dragging Its Feet On Tipped Wage Reform, Worker Advocates Say

A server at the Grand Central Oyster Bar (Mike Dresser / Flickr) Last year, under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the state Department of Labor held a series of hearings to explore ending the tipped...

LES Shawarma Stand Zyara Is One Of The City's Great Mediterranean Spots

LES Shawarma Stand Zyara Is One Of The City's Great Mediterranean Spotsgallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Clinton Street for some damn good Mediterranean food. THE VIBE Stroll by Zyara NY, located on the most restaurant-y stretch of Clinton Street, and there are few outward...

A Brief History Of The White Horse Tavern, NYC's Legendary Literary Watering Hole

A Brief History Of The White Horse Tavern, NYC's Legendary Literary Watering Hole

The White Horse Tavern, 1961. (Library of Congress). The building housing the White Horse Tavern, a historic, no-fuss dive located at 567 Hudson Street in Greenwich Village, has been sold to the notorious landlord Steve Croman,...

In Rare Request, Preservation Group Seeks To Landmark Interiors Of White Horse Tavern

In Rare Request, Preservation Group Seeks To Landmark Interiors Of White Horse Tavern

Scott Lynch / Gothamist A preservation group is asking the city to grant landmark designation to the interior of the White Horse Tavern, the legendary New York literati gathering spot that was recently sold. In what...

Bartender Suspended From UWS Bar For Kicking Out Trump Supporter In Maga Visor

Bartender Suspended From UWS Bar For Kicking Out Trump Supporter In Maga Visor

Conservative activist Dion Cini celebrating a pro-Trump banner drop in November (via Facebook) An Upper West Side Trump supporter is contemplating legal action against the sports bar Jake's Dilemma, after he claims he was kicked out...

West Village Residents Worry About Fate Of White Horse Tavern And Surrounding Buildings

West Village Residents Worry About Fate Of White Horse Tavern And Surrounding Buildingsgallery

News that a group of West Village buildings, including the one that's home to the White Horse Tavern, have been sold has alarmed locals, with reports suggesting the new owner is convicted slumlord Steve Croman. The Commercial...

West Village Neighborhood Bistro Café Loup Seized Again Over Nearly $500K In Unpaid Taxes

West Village Neighborhood Bistro Café Loup Seized Again Over Nearly $500K In Unpaid Taxes

via Yelp Last fall, beloved neighborhood French bistro Café Loup was shuttered and seized due to unpaid taxes. It unexpectedly and happily reopened a week later, but it seems that the initial problems were never fully...

Coffee Shop For Instagram Influencers Promises Expensive Designer Lattes

Coffee Shop For Instagram Influencers Promises Expensive Designer Lattes

This is not the "most expensive latte you can drink." (immmguy_62/Shutterstock) A concept, for your consideration: A digital-media-slash-designer-coffee-slash-commerce brand plans to lure customers to its forthcoming Manhattan storefront with the promise of "the most expensive latte...

This Disco Ball, Now Hanging In Manhattan, Comes From 1980s Los Angeles

This Disco Ball, Now Hanging In Manhattan, Comes From 1980s Los Angeles

The massive disco ball at The Fleur Room, overlooking the Empire State Building (Courtesy of Michael Kleinberg for Moxy Chelsea). New York and Los Angeles nightlife scenes have always been wildly distinct entities. They are by...

White Horse Tavern Building Reportedly Sold To Infamous Landlord Steve Croman

White Horse Tavern Building Reportedly Sold To Infamous Landlord Steve Croman

Photograph by Orin Blomberg / Flickr The legendary White Horse Tavern, the literary watering hole where Dylan Thomas had his last drink(s), has been sold, along with other buildings on the same West Village block—and it...

Mario Batali Officially Separates Himself From Former Restaurant Empire

Mario Batali Officially Separates Himself From Former Restaurant Empire

Joe Bastianich (left) and Mario Batali (right) show Mayor Bloomberg some pasta at the 2010 opening of Eataly. (Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock) Disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali formally divested himself of his restaurant empire on Wednesday, over a...

[UPDATED] East Village Mainstay Moishe's To Remain Open After Rumors Of Closure

[UPDATED] East Village Mainstay Moishe's To Remain Open After Rumors Of Closure

(Photo by Aaron Johnson) UPDATE, 3/14: Moishe's Bake Shop, a longstanding kosher bakery located in the East Village, is not closing, as originally reported. It is currently shut and undergoing renovations. Last night, the shop's owner,...

Murray's Now Serving First-Rate Mac & Cheese On Bleecker

Murray's Now Serving First-Rate Mac & Cheese On Bleecker  gallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Bleecker for some of the best mac & cheese in town. THE VIBE When Murray's does anything new, especially if, as is invariably the case, it involves cheese,...

Where To Eat Your Weight In Pączki In NYC

Where To Eat Your Weight In Pączki In NYC

A Pączki paired with chamomile tea, perfect for a snooze (Photo by Lablascovegmenu/Creative Commons). Last Thursday, Polish communities celebrated Tłusty Czwartek, a sugar-filled feast preceding Lenten lean times. A centerpiece of the Fat Thursday festivities, Pączki...

Tuck Into Niche Niche, A Cozy New Wine Bar In SoHo

Tuck Into Niche Niche, A Cozy New Wine Bar In SoHo gallery

The restaurateur Ariel Arce—the mind behind Tokyo Record Bar and Air's Champagne Parlor —will open a new spot in SoHo tonight (Monday, March 4th), this time catered to wine aficionados. The idea, as the site puts it,...

Williamsburg Dive The Abbey Is Closing

Williamsburg Dive The Abbey Is Closing

The Abbey, pictured over the summer (Via Googlemaps). Another Williamsburg watering hole is biting the dust. Bedford and Bowery reports that tonight will be The Abbey's last night open. The Abbey, located at 536 Driggs Avenue,...

Beware The Bodega Ham

Beware The Bodega Ham

What insidious objects lurk inside this ham brick? (innakreativ/Shutterstock) An astounding 13,224 pounds of ham-based deli meats have been released into the national market, with surprise "extraneous materials" embedded inside—just in time for Mardi Gras! Unfortunately,...

NY1 Investigation Reveals Prevalence Of Health Code Violations At NYC School Cafeterias

NY1 Investigation Reveals Prevalence Of Health Code Violations At NYC School Cafeterias

A food service worker lays out lunch for students (U.S. Department of Agriculture/Creative Commons). A damning report released this week by NY1 revealed that nearly 1,000 New York City public school cafeterias were slammed with health...

Enjoy NYC Beer Week With WQXR's Classical Beer Jam!

Enjoy NYC Beer Week With WQXR's Classical Beer Jam!

New York City Beer Week is here, and WQXR is in a New York state of mind! Get tickets to a special night of music and beer tastings.

Inside Precycle, Bushwick's No-Waste, Package-Free Grocery Store

Inside Precycle, Bushwick's No-Waste, Package-Free Grocery Storegalleryvideo

New Yorkers looking to further reduce the amount of waste they produce should stuff their coats full of reusable bags and head over to Precycle. Located in Bushwick, Precycle is one of the first no-waste and package-free...

The Lovely 'Luncheonette And Liquor Bar' Gertie Opens In Williamsburg

The Lovely 'Luncheonette And Liquor Bar' Gertie Opens In Williamsburg      gallery

All-day restaurants, places that are open straight through for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner, pouring coffee and booze with equal enthusiasm, have become increasingly common among each season's new crop of openings. But Gertie, which just started...

No Bar, Angela Dimayuga's New Wave Gay Bar, Opens At The Standard East Village

No Bar, Angela Dimayuga's New Wave Gay Bar, Opens At The Standard East Village

No Bar pictured on opening night (Photo by Samantha Nandez/BFA.com). No Bar, a new wave gay bar housed inside the Standard East Village, opened in the ground floor of the lively hotel on Wednesday night. The...

MoMA PS1's New Restaurant Will Be 'A Little Miami, Greek Island, And NYC'

MoMA PS1's New Restaurant Will Be 'A Little Miami, Greek Island, And NYC'

Stone's take on braised green beans with roasted sardines and lemon. (Courtesy of Mina Stone) For the past fifteen years, chef Mina Stone has been an integral part of the art world's dining table. Stone, who...

Fluffy Japanese Soufflé Pancakes Await At The End Of This Hours-Long Line In Chinatown

Fluffy Japanese Soufflé Pancakes Await At The End Of This Hours-Long Line In Chinatowngallery

Taiyaki, the tiny shop on Baxter Street that opened with one thing on the menu (taiyaki, naturally, served with soft serve ice cream), has been drawing insane lines recently with a new offering. Owner Jimmy Chen—who also...

The TWA Flight Center Will Be Home To Retro 'Sunken Lounge'

The TWA Flight Center Will Be Home To Retro 'Sunken Lounge'

The Sunken Lounge circa 1962. (Photo by Balthazar Korab) The iconic TWA Flight Center will finally reopen its doors this year, after 18 years of languishing in abandonment like a mid-century time capsule. The good news...

What's Going On With Grimaldi's?

What's Going On With Grimaldi's?

Grimaldi's, February 2019. (Jen Carlson / Gothamist) The Brooklyn pizzeria famous for toppings like giant olives and metal shards seems to have shut its doors under mysterious circumstances: According to an anonymous tip Gothamist received Tuesday,...

Porteñas, NYC's First Yerba Mate Bar, Opens In Williamsburggallery

Porteñas, NYC's First Yerba Mate Bar, Opens In Williamsburg

Three women from Buenos Aires have opened the city's first yerba mate bar.

The Plating Is Pretty At Mint Kitchen, But The Food Lacks Personality

The Plating Is Pretty At Mint Kitchen, But The Food Lacks Personalitygallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to University Place for a nearly carb-less meal. THE VIBE Mint Kitchen, which opened a few weeks ago on University Place but only just started serving dinner this past...

Health Department Delays CBD Edibles Ban Until Summer

Health Department Delays CBD Edibles Ban Until Summer

(CJ Holm) At the start of the month, the Department of Health announced that it had begun ordering all restaurants and bars in the city to stop selling CBD-infused products, citing an FDA ruling from December...

NYC Council Considers Banning Single-Use Plasticware

NYC Council Considers Banning Single-Use Plasticware

Bye? (Michael Wels/Shutterstock) The city may expand the scope of its Plastic Battles, potentially catching in its crosshairs disposable plastic forks, knives, and spoons—all single-use plasticware, really, could be targeted for banishment. On Wednesday, Councilmember Rafael...

'Militantly Vegan' Sweets Shop Confectionery! Unveils Its Valentine's Day Specials

'Militantly Vegan' Sweets Shop Confectionery! Unveils Its Valentine's Day Specialsgallery

Almost three years ago baker Maresa Volante and chocolatier Lagusta Yearwood, self-described best friends, joined forces to open Confectionery!, a small but remarkably well-stocked sweets shop in the East Village. Among the signature items are Yearwood's Furious...

Fornino Williamsburg Has Reportedly Closed

Fornino Williamsburg Has Reportedly Closed

A Soppressata pie at Fornino. (Alexis Lamster/Creative Commons) Pizza mainstay Fornino appears to have closed its Williamsburg location, on South 2nd and Kent Avenues. A pizza-deprived tipster informed us on Monday that the space is now...

Fantastic Treats At The Hudson And Charles Dinette In The West Village

Fantastic Treats At The Hudson And Charles Dinette In The West Villagegallery

In our latest installment of Quick Bites, we head to Hudson Street for a burger, fries, and much more. THE VIBE Hudson and Charles is the name of two Manhattan butcher shops that traffic in "local, sustainable,...

SCHMEAR YE SCHMEAR YE: Russ & Daughters Opens New Location At Brooklyn Navy Yard

SCHMEAR YE SCHMEAR YE: Russ & Daughters Opens New Location At Brooklyn Navy Yardgallery

About three years ago, the Brooklyn Navy Yard announced that Russ & Daughters—the 105-year-old Jewish "appetizing store" mecca—would become the anchor tenant in the refurbished Building 77, which would be transformed into part-public food hall and part-manufacturing...

Everyone Says Gennaro Lombardi Brought Pizza To NYC. What This Blog Presupposes Is... Maybe He Didn't?

Everyone Says Gennaro Lombardi Brought Pizza To NYC. What This Blog Presupposes Is... Maybe He Didn't?

Filippo Milone, pictured in an ad in the May 9, 1903 issue of Il Telegrafo, an Italian newspaper published in New York City, that Regas found in his research. [Peter Regas’ scan/New York Public Library] Update...

Williamsburg's Samesa Introduces 10-for-$10 Vegetarian Tasting Menu

Williamsburg's Samesa Introduces 10-for-$10 Vegetarian Tasting Menugallery

Let’s be honest. Tasting menus can be pretentious and comically strenuous (not to mention exorbitantly expensive). There was a moment in the food world, where it seemed almost a competition for who could have the most courses...

Beloved Williamsburg Dive Rosemary's To Close At The End Of February

Beloved Williamsburg Dive Rosemary's To Close At The End Of February

The exterior of Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern. (Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim) The venerable Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern, a no-frills dive bar in Williamsburg known for its cheap drinks and punk rock soundtrack, will close at the...

New Crown Heights Restaurant 'Hunky Dory' Adopts Zero Waste Approachgallery

New Crown Heights Restaurant 'Hunky Dory' Adopts Zero Waste Approach

Taking over the former site of BKW Wine Bar on Crown Heights’ bustling Franklin Avenue, Claire Sprouse opened Hunky Dory (alongside co-owner Chad Arnholt) last month, where she has adopted a sustainability ethos and "waste not" approach...

DOH Prohibits NYC Bars & Restaurants From Serving CBD Products

DOH Prohibits NYC Bars & Restaurants From Serving CBD Products

(CJ Holm) The Department of Health announced today that it is ordering all restaurants and bars in the city to stop selling CBD-infused products. Despite the fact that CBD is legal on a federal level, they...

East Village Residents Enraged By Atomic Wings Super Bowl Sunday Meltdown

East Village Residents Enraged By Atomic Wings Super Bowl Sunday Meltdown

via Yelp Since that infamous day in the Exumas in 2017, it has become a tradition to compare any failed festival or scammy event to Fyre Fest. When the New York City Pizza Festival turned into...

Great Fried Chicken And Decent Doughnuts At The New Bagock In East Williamsburg

Great Fried Chicken And Decent Doughnuts At The New Bagock In East Williamsburggallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Brooklyn for doughnuts and fried chicken. THE VIBE The list of TV-famous and/or regionally-loved chefs coming to New York and not quite getting it right is long and...

Escape To A Winter Happy Hour At Eataly’s SERRA ALPINA On The Roof

Escape To A Winter Happy Hour At Eataly’s SERRA ALPINA On The Roof

Come warm up and chill out this winter at Eataly's seasonal rooftop restaurant SERRA ALPINA by Birreria. [sponsor]

New York City Council Considering A Foie Gras Ban

New York City Council Considering A Foie Gras Ban

A duck fattened for foie gras production. (Anna50/Shutterstock) The city council is considering a bill banning the sale of foie gras on the grounds that it's cruel to physically pump fowl full of feed before leading...

Photos: Quentin Tarantino-Themed KillBar Opens In Williamsburg

Photos: Quentin Tarantino-Themed KillBar Opens In Williamsburggallery

Vincent Vega and Jules Winnifield musing on the Royale with Cheese. Hans Landa enjoying a strudel with cream. Mr. Brown explaining the true meaning of "Like A Virgin" to a group of criminals while having breakfast and...

A NJ-Based Pizzeria Is Selling This Fyre Fest-Inspired Slice

A NJ-Based Pizzeria Is Selling This Fyre Fest-Inspired Slice

via Facebook If the multiple recently-released Fyre Festival documentaries have taught us anything, it's that there are people out there who will pay exorbitant amounts of money for a curated "experience." Even those of us who...

WTF Is Up With People Drinking Iced Coffee In Freezing Weather?

WTF Is Up With People Drinking Iced Coffee In Freezing Weather?

Molly Blackwell's Twitter As a coffee-agnostic person—I mostly prefer to drink tea, the beverage of choice for the likes of Jean-Luc Picard and Winnie The Pooh, thank you very much—I'm always piqued by the intensity of...

Inside Bed-Stuy's Bright New Cuban Bakery

Inside Bed-Stuy's Bright New Cuban Bakerygallery

Step inside Bed-Stuy’s Pilar Cuban Bakery and you might, for a moment, think you’re in Miami instead. The bright space, which opened this week, is awash with pastel, brilliant tiled floors, and an ever-present neon sign advertising...

Two New Slice Joints That Get It Right (And One That Misses)

Two New Slice Joints That Get It Right (And One That Misses)  gallery

And the hits just keep on coming. Even by NYC norms—constant change, ferocious appetites, everyone crazy for pizza—there's been an inordinate number of standout slice shops and full-pie restaurants opening in just the past month or so....

Greenpoint Mainstay Enid's Is Closing After 20 Years

Greenpoint Mainstay Enid's Is Closing After 20 Years

via Yelp After 20 years dishing out Southern-tinged comfort food on the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Driggs, Greenpoint mainstay Enid's announced today that it will be closing at the end of March. "We've made so...

Happy Valentine's Day, Sweethearts Are Dead

Happy Valentine's Day, Sweethearts Are Dead

Love is dead. (Cj Gunther/EPA/Shutterstock) We're looking at a loveless Valentine's Day this year, having been robbed of the purest mode of romantic communication in existence: Sweethearts, the ubiquitous minty chalk morsels stamped with charming sweet...

[Update] Blue Point Turns L Train Shutdown Confusion Into 'What The L' Lager

[Update] Blue Point Turns L Train Shutdown Confusion Into 'What The L' Lager

(Blue Point) The situation with the state of the L train and the un-shutdown has only grown more confusing as officials have bandied about contradicting information and plans. The whole thing kinda makes you want to...

Chick-Fil-A Reportedly Taking Over Old Blue Water Grill Space In Union Square

Chick-Fil-A Reportedly Taking Over Old Blue Water Grill Space In Union Square

Highly original photo illustration by Jen Chung. (via Yelp) Despite the boycotts engendered by its homophobic philanthropy, controversial chicken purveyor Chick-Fil-A apparently has enough capital coming in that it can afford a $2 million Manhattan rent....

Food Banks Brace For Shortages Resulting From Government Shutdown

Food Banks Brace For Shortages Resulting From Government Shutdown

Tuesday's pop-up at Barclays. (Photo by Ben Brandstein) Across the United States, food banks are feeling the sting from the ongoing government shutdown. Now in its fifth week, the longest government shutdown in history may soon...

'Ramen God' Nakamura Opens Sinfully Delicious Mazemen Joint On Delancey

'Ramen God' Nakamura Opens Sinfully Delicious Mazemen Joint On Delanceygallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to a mazeman joint on Delancey. THE VIBE Chef Shigetoshi Nakamura, known as one of four 'Ramen Gods' back in Japan, has been slinging his brilliant bowls of noodles...

NYC Health Department Rolls Out Letter Grades For Food Carts And Food Trucks

NYC Health Department Rolls Out Letter Grades For Food Carts And Food Trucks

Mo's Coffee Cart, one of the first in the city to receive an "A" letter grade from the Health Department. On a bustling stretch of Delancey Street Friday morning, NYC Health Department officials detailed how they...

There's A Roman Pizza Legend In SoHo, And He's Making Pies With Ice

There's A Roman Pizza Legend In SoHo, And He's Making Pies With Icegalleryvideo

Even in Italy, a nation lousy with famed pizzaiolos, Stefano Callegari stands out, and not just because he's an outsized man with an ebullient personality. Born into a restaurant family, Callegari took a bit of a detour...

BAM: Emeril Lagasse Opens First NYC Restaurant, Rodos

BAM: Emeril Lagasse Opens First NYC Restaurant, Rodos

Kick it up a notch. (Brian Ach/Invision/AP/Shutterstock) Emeril? I haven't heard that name in years, not since the late '90s, when celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse regularly invaded my home via the Food Network and my mother...

Longshoreman Serves Up Pizza And Pastas At New Columbia Waterfront Spot

Longshoreman Serves Up Pizza And Pastas At New Columbia Waterfront Spotgallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to a "modern Italian eatery" in Brooklyn's Columbia Waterfront District. THE VIBE Brooklyn's Columbia Waterfront District is a quiet micro-neighborhood that feels more isolated than a glance at a...

Searching For An Affordable Dental Plan In NYC? Need It Now? Look No Further Than DentalSave!

Searching For An Affordable Dental Plan In NYC? Need It Now? Look No Further Than DentalSave!

No dental insurance coverage? Dental Save offers affordable options to help keep your pearly whites in top shape. [sponsor]

Beloved Macrobiotic SoHo Restaurant Souen Is Being Priced Out

Beloved Macrobiotic SoHo Restaurant Souen Is Being Priced Outgalleryvideo

Souen, the long-running downtown restaurant specializing in organic, macrobiotic & dairy-free dishes "made for healthy eating," has announced that it will be closing its SoHo location at the end of the month. But devoted patrons have...

Has Summerhill Bottomed Out? Controversial Crown Heights Bar Hasn't Opened In New Year

Has Summerhill Bottomed Out? Controversial Crown Heights Bar Hasn't Opened In New Year

(Courtesy Scott Lynch) Something's up at Summerhill. Last week a passerby sent Gothamist a photo of the once controversial Brooklyn bar at 637 Nostrand Avenue looking shuttered and getting its awning sign painted over. On Friday,...

L Train Shutdown Reversal Stings For Small Business Owners Who Gave Up On Williamsburg

L Train Shutdown Reversal Stings For Small Business Owners Who Gave Up On Williamsburg

Patti Jackson, chef and owner, in front of her former Williamsburg restaurant Delaware and Hudson. (Photo courtesy of Patti Jackson) In 2016, Patti Jackson seemed to be on a roll. Two years into the opening of...

NYPD Wraps Up Sexual Assault Investigation Into Mario Batali: No Arrest, No Charges

NYPD Wraps Up Sexual Assault Investigation Into Mario Batali: No Arrest, No Charges

Three women have accused Mario Batali of sexually assaulting them. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP/Shutterstock) Police have dropped their investigation into sexual assault allegations against disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali—at least for now. According to the NY Times, the...

WHY: Are You Waiting On Line For Pizza?video

WHY: Are You Waiting On Line For Pizza?

(Jennifer Hsu / Gothamist) Welcome to our new series, WHY? First up: lines. A frustrating fact of life for New Yorkers, and at turns something that New Yorkers and tourists alike willingly subject themselves to "for...

Fate Of East Village's Sidewalk Cafe Uncertain Under New Ownership

Fate Of East Village's Sidewalk Cafe Uncertain Under New Ownership

(via Yelp) A new ownership team is set to take over Sidewalk Cafe next month, with possible changes in store for the 33-year-old East Village bar and its famed folk-adjacent open mic nights. EV Grieve reports...

Chelsea Mainstay The Half King Will Close In January

Chelsea Mainstay The Half King Will Close In January

(Half King Facebook) After nearly two decades in business, longtime Chelsea restaurant and bar The Half King has announced it will close at the end of January. In a statement on The Half King's website, owners...

'Ladies Should Be Dressed As Ladies': NYC Restaurants Were Banning Women Who Wore Pants In The 1960s

'Ladies Should Be Dressed As Ladies': NYC Restaurants Were Banning Women Who Wore Pants In The 1960s

Designer John Anthony walking in Central Park with four women modeling his Fall/Winter 1972 collection. (Shutterstock) "Ladies should be dressed as ladies." That was a real reason one restaurateur gave for not allowing women to wear...

Support Gothamist, And Hang Out With Us In 2019!

Support Gothamist, And Hang Out With Us In 2019!

Party at Brooklyn Roasting! As the year draws to a close, we're grateful that Gothamist is back and serving New Yorkers, thanks to New York Public Radio. Now, as a part of NYPR—along with WNYC, WQXR,...

Video: Midtown Manhattan Food Cart Catches Fire, Injuring Onevideo

Video: Midtown Manhattan Food Cart Catches Fire, Injuring One

(Courtesy of Micah Frank) A midtown food cart caught fire on Tuesday night, sending its operator to the hospital. The cart was located on 6th Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets when it burst into flames....

Four Seasons' Julian Niccolini Forced Out After Failing To 'Change Behavior'

Four Seasons' Julian Niccolini Forced Out After Failing To 'Change Behavior'

Julian Niccolini in 2014. (Lev Radin / Shutterstock) The face of the famous Four Seasons restaurant has been forced to resign following unspecified allegations of misconduct. Julian Niccolini, who in 2016 pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault...

Grand Central Oyster Bar Diner Finds Pearl In His Oyster Pan Roast

Grand Central Oyster Bar Diner Finds Pearl In His Oyster Pan Roastvideo

The Grand Central Oyster Bar (Jazz Guy / Flickr) A $14.95 oyster dish at the Grand Central Oyster Bar came with a surprise that could be worth thousands of dollars: A diner took a bite of...

Report: NY Supermarkets Guilty Of 'Rampant Mislabeling' Of Seafood

Report: NY Supermarkets Guilty Of 'Rampant Mislabeling' Of Seafood

Don't be a chump, test your chum (hartphotography/Shutterstock)( Supermarkets across New York are pulling the old bait-and-switch on unsuspecting fish fans, according to a recent investigation by acting Attorney General and fish pun fanatic Barbara Underwood....

After 41 Years, Cornelia Street Cafe Will Close On January 2nd

After 41 Years, Cornelia Street Cafe Will Close On January 2ndgallery

The Cornelia Street Cafe, a 41-year-old institution that became a magnet for artists in Greenwich Village, has announced it will close its doors on January 2nd, 2019. In a press release, the cafe called its time at...

Benelux, A Bistro For Grown Ups, Opens In Bushwick

Benelux, A Bistro For Grown Ups, Opens In Bushwick   gallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Bushwick for burgers and more. THE VIBE Remember King Noodle, that insane sensory-overload spot that served decent stoner food near the Morgan L? Benelux, a mostly-Belgian bistro that...

Shelsky's Brooklyn Bagels Is An Instant NYC Classic

Shelsky's Brooklyn Bagels Is An Instant NYC Classic   gallery

For many years now, Peter Shelsky and Lewis Spada have been making the good folks of Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill very happy with their first-rate Jewish Deli and Appetizing shop on Court Street, serving sandwiches, salads,...

Here Are All The SantaCon-Friendly Bars In Manhattan To Avoid This Saturday

Here Are All The SantaCon-Friendly Bars In Manhattan To Avoid This Saturday

(Scott Heins/Gothamist) We're just about 48 hours away from a horde of inebriated santas sloshing their way through Manhattan en route to SantaCon 2018. Organizers have now released a full list of participating bars you will...

Hill Country Food Park Recreates Austin Food Truck Vibe In Downtown Brooklyn

Hill Country Food Park Recreates Austin Food Truck Vibe In Downtown Brooklyngallery

It's been more than ten years now since Marc Glosserman opened the acclaimed Hill Country Barbecue Market on West 26th Street (in earlier days it received two raves in the Times, one in 2007, the other in...

Eataly NYC Flatiron Opens SERRA ALPINA, the Ultimate Winter-Themed Restaurant on the Roof

Eataly NYC Flatiron Opens SERRA ALPINA, the Ultimate Winter-Themed Restaurant on the Roof

Melted cheese, warming wines, and all the cozy winter feels - just a few of the things you can expect to find at SERRA ALPINA, Eataly's newest winter-themed restaurant on the roof. [sponsor]

A Look At All The Offerings Inside Industry City's New Japan Village

A Look At All The Offerings Inside Industry City's New Japan Villagegallery

Japan Village, the latest in an apparently inexhaustible series of NYC food halls, completed its first full weekend on Sunday with most, though not yet all, of its vendors open. Located within Industry City—though, conveniently, the entrance...

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