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Haunting Questions: Should You Feed A Rat Chinese Takeout On The Subway?

Haunting Questions: Should You Feed A Rat Chinese Takeout On The Subway?

Much has been written on these pages about how one should eat on the subway—the fragile consensus being that you should avoid it whenever possible, particularly hot, odorous food with the potential for making a mess. Separately,...

The 20 Best Cookie Spots In NYC

The 20 Best Cookie Spots In NYC

Cookies are the most portable of all the sweet treats—in fact, I typically carry around a few of NYC's best in my bag for on-the-go snacking and sharing. Try it! You wouldn't believe how happy you can...

Mario Batali To Be Arraigned On Criminal Charges In Boston

Mario Batali To Be Arraigned On Criminal Charges In Boston

Mario Batali in 2018 (Curtis Means/Ace Pictures/Shutterstock) Mario Batali, the disgraced celebrity chef, will face criminal charges in Boston on Friday. He is accused of "allegedly kissing and groping a woman against her will in a...

Your Complete Summer Guide To Rockaway Beach Food 2019

Your Complete Summer Guide To Rockaway Beach Food 2019gallery

Despite what you might have heard elsewhere, summer is the season of glorious magic, its seemingly endless days filled with fun and possibility, dissolving into equally endless nights that you'll remember the rest of your life. These...

Ebony's Gorgeously Groovy 1970s Test Kitchen Is Coming To NYC

Ebony's Gorgeously Groovy 1970s Test Kitchen Is Coming To NYC

Ebony's Test Kitchen. (Lee Bey Architectural Photography) A 1970s test kitchen, which was once housed in Chicago’s Johnson Publishing headquarters (known for creating the innovative Black magazines Ebony and Jet), is coming to New York City...

The Last Ever Vendys Is Happening In September

The Last Ever Vendys Is Happening In September

The proprietors of the Mr. Khao Man Gai food cart, onsite competing at the Vendys. (Clay Williams) The Vendy Awards, the beloved annual street food competition that also serves as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Street...

White Horse Tavern Is Reopening Tonight After Renovations

White Horse Tavern Is Reopening Tonight After Renovations

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Gothamist has learned that the White Horse Tavern will reopen its doors Wednesday night, following several weeks of renovations under their new owner Eytan Sugarman. Earlier today, a tipster informed Gothamist that...

NYC Starbucks Used Toxic Pesticide In Losing Battle Against Maggots & Other Pests, Lawsuit Alleges

NYC Starbucks Used Toxic Pesticide In Losing Battle Against Maggots & Other Pests, Lawsuit Alleges

A fun new reason to avoid Starbucks bagels (Courtesy of Wigdor Law Firm) A new class action lawsuit is alleging a widespread contamination of Starbucks locations across New York City, after the coffee chain allegedly exposed...

Alert: Aperol Spritz Rally In Brooklyn Tonight

Alert: Aperol Spritz Rally In Brooklyn Tonight

(Shutterstock) There’s no denying it: The Aperol Spritz is the most polarizing drink in the game right now. After the New York Times declared that “The Aperol Spritz Is Not A Good Drink,” fans of the...

Intense Ginger Liqueur Tasting Room Opens In Sunset Park

Intense Ginger Liqueur Tasting Room Opens In Sunset Parkgallery

A new destination in Sunset Park’s Industry City is coming out strong: Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur Tasting Room—a hybrid distillery, bar, and liquor store—is now serving up samples of its namesake liqueur to customers. Though Barrow’s has...

Potentially Deadly Raisins Recalled In NYC

Potentially Deadly Raisins Recalled In NYC

Don't trust these raisins! (Food and Drug Administration) What is that cacophony you, a person holding a 3.5-ounce package of golden raisins, hear crashing in behind you—something thunderous and winded and clattering like, could it be,...

New Peruvian Restaurant Mulata Is Actually Old Peruvian Restaurant Chimu

New Peruvian Restaurant Mulata Is Actually Old Peruvian Restaurant Chimu gallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to a place we thought was new, but just changed names! Still got it, though... THE VIBE I was excited last week when I heard that a new Peruvian...

World's Fare Returns To Citi Field This Month

World's Fare Returns To Citi Field This Monthgallery

The World's Fare is returning to Citi Field for a two-day food & drink extravaganza next weekend. This festival, which boasts over 100 food vendors and an international beer garden with over 50 different brews, will also...

Pastry Star Adir Michaeli Of Breads Opens His Own Bakery On LES

Pastry Star Adir Michaeli Of Breads Opens His Own Bakery On LESgallery

Everyone knows that Breads Bakery has the best Chocolate Babka in town, as well as several other pastries considered indispensable by NYC treat lovers. And the man partially responsible for all that baked goodness? Executive Pastry Chef...

CBD Cafe Buds & Beans Opens In Brooklyn Amidst Regulatory Confusion

CBD Cafe Buds & Beans Opens In Brooklyn Amidst Regulatory Confusiongallery

While NYC lawmakers are deciding the future of CBD sold in food and beverages, new CBD-themed establishments continue to pop up around the city, confident that this boom will outlast whatever regulations are thrown in their way....

Oona Tempest, One Of NYC's Only Female Sushi Chefs, Is Back With Sushi by Bae

Oona Tempest, One Of NYC's Only Female Sushi Chefs, Is Back With Sushi by Baegallery

Oona Tempest, the woman behind Sushi by Bae, didn't plan on any of this when she first arrived in New York to study darkroom photography at SVA. Not the apprenticeship with Toshio Oguma, which emerged from a...

NYC's First Cashierless Amazon Go Store Opens With Soggy Sandwiches, 'Black Mirror' Surveillance Ceiling

NYC's First Cashierless Amazon Go Store Opens With Soggy Sandwiches, 'Black Mirror' Surveillance Ceilinggallery

The future of retail has finally arrived in New York City, a bright and shiny place where you can shop to your heart's content and never have to interact with another human being, just you and your...

The Bronx Night Market Returns This Month

The Bronx Night Market Returns This Month

C Bao Asian Buns. (Courtesy of Bronx Night Market) A global food market under the stars is returning to the Bronx later this month. The Bronx Night Market, now in its second year, is a celebration...

The Friendly Biyou Brings Some Cajun Soul To Bed-Stuy

The Friendly Biyou Brings Some Cajun Soul To Bed-Stuy  gallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Bed-Stuy for a taste of New Orleans. THE VIBE There weren't many other sit-down dinner options on this stretch of Lewis Avenue when Adele Selby opened her "Cajun...

Have You Ever Even Seen A Garbage Disposal In NYC?

Have You Ever Even Seen A Garbage Disposal In NYC?

Under the sink garbage disposal unit. (Shutterstock) Have you ever seen a garbage disposal? In my mind, they are a suburban contraption (indeed, they were invented in Wisconsin in 1927) that I only ever saw in...

Harry Potter Brunch & Dinner Theater Coming To NYC This Summervideo

Harry Potter Brunch & Dinner Theater Coming To NYC This Summer

(via Wizard's Brunch & Dinner) Gather your sorting hats: a Harry Potter dining event is making its way to New York City this August. The "Wizard's Brunch & Dinner" will be in the city for one...

Beloved Aussie Import Bourke Street Bakery Opens With Long Lines

Beloved Aussie Import Bourke Street Bakery Opens With Long Linesgallery

On Saturday morning around 7 a.m., it all began, as hordes of homesick Aussies, NoMad locals, and food tourists from all over town showed up in line-out-the-door numbers to welcome the first American outpost of the hugely...

Real Mexican Food Doesn't Get Any Respect In NYC, But It Should

Real Mexican Food Doesn't Get Any Respect In NYC, But It Should

The Camarones en salsa verde o roja con nopales at La Morda (Courtesy La Morda) New York is a land of superlatives, where natives and transplants alike talk up their city with Mohammad Ali-esque conviction. They...

Can Instagram & Colorful New Egg Cream Flavors Keep Gem Spa Afloat?

Can Instagram & Colorful New Egg Cream Flavors Keep Gem Spa Afloat?gallery

The 80-year-old Gem Spa has long been known as the only place in the city when you can get a pack of smokes, imported music magazines, an egg cream, and a fortune reading. But times have changed,...

Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza Slices At New Bleecker Street Pop-Up

Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza Slices At New Bleecker Street Pop-Up

(Courtesy of Caulipower) Listen, regular pizza is wonderful and I am so glad it exists, but cauliflower crust pizza is also a thing that I'm glad exists. You know what else? Broccoli pizza crust, sweet potato...

Important Legislation Would Finally Allow Kids To Operate Lemonade Stands Without Permits

Important Legislation Would Finally Allow Kids To Operate Lemonade Stands Without Permits

diane greene lent's flickr Did you know that operating a lemonade stand without a permit is a fineable offense in the state of Jerk York? Just last year, Health Department officials shut down a 7-year-old boy's...

Historic Gage & Tollner Is Being Brought Back To Life In Downtown Brooklyn

Historic Gage & Tollner Is Being Brought Back To Life In Downtown Brooklyn

The dining room. (via Landmarks Preservation Commission) The historic Gage & Tollner building is officially being restored to its former Gilded Age glory after years of heinous repurposing efforts that transformed the storied restaurant after it...

NYC's First Wegmans Will Open In October At Brooklyn Navy Yard

NYC's First Wegmans Will Open In October At Brooklyn Navy Yard

The beloved Wegmans supermarket chain will open its first New York City location on October 27th. As previously reported, the 74,000 square foot grocery store will be located in Brooklyn on Flushing Avenue in the Admirals...

Cha-An BONBON Opens This Week With Dango & Matcha Treats

Cha-An BONBON Opens This Week With Dango & Matcha Treats

Dango Trio. (Courtesy of Cha-An BONBON) New York mainstay Cha-An Teahouse is opening a second outpost this Wednesday, May 1st, on East 9th Street, just a few storefronts away from its 15-year-old parent location. Cha-An BONBON...

Westside Market Customer Dissatisfied With 'Angel Of Death' Message On Mozzarella

Westside Market Customer Dissatisfied With 'Angel Of Death' Message On Mozzarella

(Photo by Hampton Catlin) It was over seven years ago when we first discovered that the Chelsea's Westside Market cheesemonger was printing his labels with unexpected little messages—lines from famous books, song lyrics, and even religious...

Historic White Horse Tavern Closes For Renovations As New Owner Takes Over

Historic White Horse Tavern Closes For Renovations As New Owner Takes Over

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) The legendary White Horse Tavern, one of the oldest bars in New York City and a venerable literary haunt, closed on Sunday night for renovations, a tipster informed Gothamist. The Greenwich Village...

In Reversal, Sweetgreen Will Start Accepting Cash Again

In Reversal, Sweetgreen Will Start Accepting Cash Again

(Courtesy Sweetgreen) In addition to its reputation for creative salad combinations and long lunchtime lines, the fast-casual chain Sweetgreen is also known for its innovative but controversial cashless payment system. The no-cash policy at Sweetgreen locations,...

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Will Set Up Shop In Flushing Saturday

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Will Set Up Shop In Flushing Saturdaygallery

Good news for Sanrio superfans: the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is parking in front of The Shops at SkyView Center in Flushing, Queens on Saturday. (Details here!) The pink-and-white truck, which makes this East Coast road trip...

Frozen Treats And Savory Delights At New Bonsai Kakigori On The LES

Frozen Treats And Savory Delights At New Bonsai Kakigori On The LESgallery

One of New York City's great summertime treats just got a lot more available with the opening of Bonsai Kakigori right in the heart of the LES party zone. Owned and operated by buddies Gaston Becherano and...

Queens Night Market Opens With Over 20 New Food Vendors

Queens Night Market Opens With Over 20 New Food Vendors    gallery

The Queens Night Market kicked off its fifth season in Flushing Meadows Corona Park last weekend, with nearly 60 food vendors firing up their grills amidst some intermittent rain storms. Last Saturday, as well as this one...

Say Goodbye To The Old Essex Street Marketgallery

Say Goodbye To The Old Essex Street Market

Mary Ann Siwek has been coming to the Lower East Side’s Essex Street Market for 30 years. “It’s cheap and the vendors are very friendly,” she explained recently in front of her favorite fishmonger. Plus, the 68-year-old...

Opening Night At Greg Baxtrom's Second Prospect Heights Restaurant, Maison Yaki

Opening Night At Greg Baxtrom's Second Prospect Heights Restaurant, Maison Yakigallery

Three summers ago chef Greg Baxtrom opened Olmsted, a pretty place in Prospect Heights that, with its relatively affordable, immediately appealing menu of farm-to-table dishes, almost instantly became everyone's favorite restaurant. I finally ate there for the...

Hanoi Soup Shop Is The East Village's New Lunch Takeout Counter

Hanoi Soup Shop Is The East Village's New Lunch Takeout Countergallery

On Thursday, the owners of Hanoi House are opening an offshoot of their beloved East Village restaurant that's just steps away from it. The new spot, Hanoi Soup Shop, has a handful of seats and a succinct...

What Could Go Wrong At These New Brooklyn Axe-Throwing Bars?

What Could Go Wrong At These New Brooklyn Axe-Throwing Bars?

Lumberjack sports, so hot right now. (Wikimedia Commons) Listen, we live in an occasionally enraging metropolis and I'm not going to sugarcoat that for you, because I imagine doing so would be tantamount to dumping fuel...

Mothership Meat Company Smoking Up Terrific Texas-Style BBQ In Queens

Mothership Meat Company Smoking Up Terrific Texas-Style BBQ In Queensgallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to LIC for some BBQ. THE VIBE The owner and chef/pitmaster of this brand new Long Island City Texas barbecue spot is Josh Bowen, who first became known around...

Whisk's Williamsburg Location To Close After Monthly Rent Surges To $26,500

Whisk's Williamsburg Location To Close After Monthly Rent Surges To $26,500

Whisk's Williamsburg location will close on April 30th. (Courtesy of Lindsey Smith) The cooking supply store Whisk will shutter their Williamsburg, Brooklyn location at the end of April, owner Natasha Amott has told Gothamist. During lease...

Gowanus Yacht Club Is NOT Closing, Will Be Open In 1-2 Weeks

Gowanus Yacht Club Is NOT Closing, Will Be Open In 1-2 Weeks

(Flickr User Wally G) Brooklyn's outdoor drinking enthusiasts had quite a scare yesterday, after rumors began circulating online that Gowanus Yacht Club had quietly set sail for the dive-farm upstate. Thankfully, however, reports of GYC's death...

Listeria Outbreak Linked To Delicious Deli Meats And Cheeses

Listeria Outbreak Linked To Delicious Deli Meats And Cheeses

An enticing-looking pile of bologna, which is probably good to stay away from...for now. (Glane 23/Creative Commons) Deli-sliced meats and cheeses, a staple of many discerning New Yorkers' daily and late-night diets, have been linked to...

Rosé 'Mansion' Lays Influencer Thirst Trap In Midtown Mall

Rosé 'Mansion' Lays Influencer Thirst Trap In Midtown Mall

Nope. (kubais/Shutterstock) May I present a concept scientifically engineered to freeze your blood in its veins? Okay, here it is: An influencer experience designed around Instagram's favorite summer bev—rosé, natch—and staged in the second floor of...

PSA: Maybe Avoid Spicy Tuna Rolls For The Time Being

PSA: Maybe Avoid Spicy Tuna Rolls For The Time Being

Don't do it! (designs by Jack/Shutterstock) The CDC and FDA is urging sushi eaters to steer very clear of ground raw tuna originating from Jensen Tuna in Houma, Louisiana. The seafood purveyor voluntarily recalled an unknown...

Wonderful Nigerian Homestyle Cooking Comes To Bushwick

Wonderful Nigerian Homestyle Cooking Comes To Bushwick   gallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites bring us to Bushwick for some impressive African cuisine. THE VIBE A quick tour this past weekend of the area around Bushwick's Jefferson L station confirmed that Jefftown (is that still...

FDNY: Brighton Beach Boardwalk Fire At Tatiana Was Sparked By Cigarette Igniting Mattress

FDNY: Brighton Beach Boardwalk Fire At Tatiana Was Sparked By Cigarette Igniting Mattress

(Facebook) The Sunday night fire that engulfed Tatiana, the beloved Russian eatery and nightclub located on the Brighton Beach boardwalk, was started by a lit cigarette under the boardwalk, the Fire Department said Monday. The two-alarm...

Photos: Smorgasburg WTC Opens Under The Oculus's Giant Wing

Photos: Smorgasburg WTC Opens Under The Oculus's Giant Winggallery

Now open every Friday through October, the popular food market brings 25 vendors to the World Trade Center Oculus plaza

Here's All The Food That Will Be At Governors Ball This Year

Here's All The Food That Will Be At Governors Ball This Yeargallery

At Woodstock '69, all people got to eat was brown acid. But now, fifty years later, we've landed in a time when food is almost as important as the music lineup. Or at least, it can be...

[Update] 'Game Of Thrones' Fans Can Sit On The Dragonstone Throne At West Village Shake Shack Today Only

[Update] 'Game Of Thrones' Fans Can Sit On The Dragonstone Throne At West Village Shake Shack Today Onlygallery

In the lead up to the premiere of the final season of Game Of Thrones (you...may have heard of it?), we've seen contests to sit on the Iron Throne and secret Shake Shack tie-in menus. But you...

De Blasio Orders City Agencies To Stop Purchasing Disposable Plastic Foodware

De Blasio Orders City Agencies To Stop Purchasing Disposable Plastic Foodware

Plastic garbage on the beach, Dakar, Senegal (Herbert Berger / imageBROKER/Shutterstock) Mayor Bill de Blasio has instructed all city agencies to stop purchasing single-use plastic foodware, as part of an effort to reduce the city's plastic...

We Tried The Food At The New 'Clean' Chinese Restaurant Lucky Lee's...

We Tried The Food At The New 'Clean' Chinese Restaurant Lucky Lee's...gallery

A new "clean" American Chinese restaurant in Greenwich Village became a lightning rod for controversy this week after people decried its white owners' marketing strategy as racist and culturally appropriative. Nutritionist Arielle Haspel opened Lucky Lee's for...

Living Large At Hudson Yards' Wild Ink

Living Large At Hudson Yards' Wild Ink  gallery

Last month some 25 different restaurants, cafes, and food shops opened almost simultaneously in the gigantic mall at Hudson Yards which, if nothing else, was a singularly impressive feat of logistics. Among the most eagerly anticipated of...

This Genius Brand Saves You From NYC Grocery Shopping—and Helps You Eat Healthy

This Genius Brand Saves You From NYC Grocery Shopping—and Helps You Eat Healthy

Hungryroot is here to keep you healthy and save you from NYC grocery shopping. Get 20% off your first 2 boxes with code GOTHAMIST. [sponsor]

White Woman's New 'Clean' Chinese Restaurant Provokes Immediate Backlash

White Woman's New 'Clean' Chinese Restaurant Provokes Immediate Backlash

Lucky Lee's. (via Yelp) A white woman who recently opened a "clean" American Chinese restaurant in the West Village is fending off a wave of criticism decrying her marketing strategy as racist and culturally appropriative. Nutritionist...

East Village Gets Its Own 'Big Tray Chicken' Place With Jiang Diner

East Village Gets Its Own 'Big Tray Chicken' Place With Jiang Dinergallery

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to East 5th Street for Big Tray Chicken, or as they call it here: Big Plate Chicken. THE VIBE It may still be operating in "soft-open" mode—the first night...

This One Easy Hack Will Ensure You're Not Tipping Wrong

This One Easy Hack Will Ensure You're Not Tipping Wrong

(Flickr / Gina Herold) How much should you tip? On the one hand, a team of chronically underpaid human beings are literally waiting on you hand and foot, catering to your every desire, and whisking your...

Photos: Huge Crowds Eat Everything At Smorgasburg's Opening Weekend

Photos: Huge Crowds Eat Everything At Smorgasburg's Opening Weekendgallery

It was a glorious weekend to get outside and eat one's way through Smorgasburg's offerings, and thousands of people did exactly that as the annual event opened for the season to huge crowds in both Williamsburg and...

Philly Import Tony Luke's Now Griddling Up Cheesesteaks In Downtown Brooklyn

Philly Import Tony Luke's Now Griddling Up Cheesesteaks In Downtown Brooklyngallery

Nashville Hot Chicken, Mission Burritos, Rochester Garbage Plates, Cincinnati Chili, New Orleans Po Boys, NYC Bagels... the list of regional specialties that local residents get insanely defensive and haughty about goes on and on. "This is NOT...

Hundreds Line Up For Cédric Grolet Pastries At Dominique Anselgallery

Hundreds Line Up For Cédric Grolet Pastries At Dominique Ansel

It's hard to believe it was six years ago that Cronuts, the combination croissant and donut from inventive pastry chef Dominique Ansel, hit New York with such fervor that an online black market cropped up in exchange...

The 10 Best Parm Sandwich Spots In NYC

The 10 Best Parm Sandwich Spots In NYC

Hot meat, gooey cheese, warm tomato sauce, soft chewy bread.. what's not to love about a great parm sandwich? Not everyone gets the combo right, however... in fact, the failure rate during my research this past month...

Shake Shack Offering 'Secret' Game Of Thrones Items For Valyrian Speakers ONLY

Shake Shack Offering 'Secret' Game Of Thrones Items For Valyrian Speakers ONLY

(Shake Shack) With the final season of Game Of Thrones coming in just over a week, all the brands are trying to get in on the action, whether it's special Oreos or athletes and Migos singing...

Tabletop Hibachis And Pizza Boats At Greek Party Spot 'Karvouna' On Bowery

Tabletop Hibachis And Pizza Boats At Greek Party Spot 'Karvouna' On Bowerygallery

There was a time, and not so long ago, when upper Bowery briefly became one of the city's most incongruous stretches of destination-dining, with hotspots like Pearl and Ash, Cherche Midi, DBGB, and Rebelle hosting wine-soaked parties...

Soufflé Pancakes, Waygu Sushi & Hangover Sandwiches: First Look At All The New Deliciousness Coming To Smorgasburg

Soufflé Pancakes, Waygu Sushi & Hangover Sandwiches: First Look At All The New Deliciousness Coming To Smorgasburggallery

Smorgasburg Season officially begins on Saturday, April 6th, when 100 small business vendors roll into Williamsburg's East River State Park to kick off the ninth year of what has become "America's largest, weekly open-air food market." As...

Inside Whole Foods' New Corner Convenience Store In Chelsea

Inside Whole Foods' New Corner Convenience Store In Chelseagallery

Is the gigantic grocery chain Whole Foods, owned by the even more gigantic Amazon, now going after that most treasured NYC institution, the humble bodega? Maybe? Earlier this month, the vast conglomerate opened what they’re calling the...

Are Sliced-Up Bagels An Abomination Or Brilliant Lifehack?

Are Sliced-Up Bagels An Abomination Or Brilliant Lifehack?

WELCOME TO HELL (alex tymchak's flickr) A few times every century, there is a world-changing event so momentous, it gets dubbed the "shot heard round the world." First, there was the shot heard round the world...

Former Momofuku Ko Chef Opens Golden Diner In Two Bridges

Former Momofuku Ko Chef Opens Golden Diner In Two Bridgesgallery

Though the utilitarian greasy spoon diner can seem like an endangered species in parts of NYC, there continues to be an upswell of more refined diner fare—a trend that dates as far back as, well, Diner. The...

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...

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