Articles about “GothamistFilms”
I'm the person at the restaurant who is always letting her kid play with an iPhone or an iPad in hopes of keeping the peace, and even though my cats are not dining out with us, they're also allowed some screen time back at home. How? I have apps on my iPad for my cats, too. Because. Why. Not.
For many, the term "dumpster diving" evokes stomach-turning images of half-moldy rolls and recently-expired tuna salad snatched from the mouths of gnawing rats. But as many sophisticated urban survivalists know, there is an extraordinary amount of perfectly good, even gourmet, food set out every night in sanitary bags outside city delis, bakeries, restaurants, and supermarkets. The video above shows just how easy and clean the process of scoring great free food can be.
The singing telegram industry is alive and well in New York City, proof of the timeless joy of embarrassing a friend, family member or colleague. A search of companies operating locally brought us to Big Apple Singing Telegrams, a business that's been delivering personalized 'grams since the late '70s. The company has been under the auspices of Jon Shipley since 2000, where its grown to include dozens of different costumes, songs and performers, many of whom have been in the business for several decades.
A man sighs while hovering over a long white table inside 83 Wooster Street. His credit card purchase of $1,115 worth of Kanye West apparel has just been rejected (for a second time). His companion is on her phone speaking in emphatically hushed tones. The cashier is gritting her teeth and pacing a bit in place, avoiding the stacks of limited edition hoodies and coach jackets and erotic zine covers in front of her. Although there are only about 30 or so people in the entire room at the moment, there is immense pressure to complete the purchase and move on. After all, there are over 700 more people standing on line outside waiting to get in, hoping-against-hope that they didn't just waste three hours of their lives sulking fashionably on the sidewalk.
Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, your ultimate guide to creating gourmet pizza bagels in the video.
In 1970, a meeting took place that changed Muppets history—Bonnie Erickson, a young costumer, met with Jim Henson, who was looking for someone to fashion the looks for The Frog Prince. Erickson got the job, and went on to create some of the most famous Muppets, including Miss Piggy and Statler & Waldorf.
Bonnie Erickson and her husband Wayde Harrison created the first and only mascot for the Yankees.
Standing in front of a black-and-white portrait, photographer Meryl Meisler raised her hand and recited an oath—a Girl Scout oath. "On my honor I will try to do my duty to God and my country, and to do my best at this exhibit!" Meisler forged her identity as she photographed the rollicking humanity of 1970s New York. She shot go-go girls clutching wrinkled dollar bills, punk rockers backstage at CBGB, circus performers at Madison Square Garden, and bouncers watching over Studio 54. Meisler has always been drawn to the noisy, crowded places where New Yorkers could just be themselves, and was often seen dancing in discos with her camera at the ready. Never an art scene celebrity, today Meisler's work is more popular, and powerful, than ever, and now her first-ever curated photography show is on display at Steven Kasher Gallery.
Cheese, butter, bread and egg, the four simple components used to make one of the world's most delicious, totally guilt-free dishes: adjaruli khachapuri. It's a dish common to the city's Georgian restaurants, many of which are clustered in neighborhoods including Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay. But there's an outpost of Eurasian flair in the East Village at Oda House that'll save Metrocard fare for those of us not lucky enough to live in the khachapuri-saturated neighborhoods of southern Brooklyn—though the extra travel exercise wouldn't be the worst thing.
It's close to midnight and the hallways of the former Pfizer building on Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg are silent save for the eerie buzz of the fluorescent lights casting a jaundiced pall over the labyrinthine hallways. During the day, the repurposed pharmaceuticals facility hosts a lively group of mostly food startups, who are using the space as a manufacturing hub as they expand their businesses throughout the five boroughs and beyond. But the night is reserved for the overnight bakers, including a small but productive group from the popular vegan food operation Cinnamon Snail, who've since withdrawn from the food truck game to open a food stall in newly-minted food hall The Pennsy near Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.
We spent some time this week getting to know the best and absolute worst dogs from the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and our main takeaway? Any dog can claim they are a very good dog, yes indeed you are, yes yes, so very good—but the dogs aren't the ones spending thousands of dollars and thousands of hours of their lives grooming, feeding, housing, pampering, and picking up the poop of their best friends.
Around 4:00 p.m. on Monday, after nearly three full days of My Little Pony-themed activitiespony drawing, pony yoga, pony character development, pony fashion show, pony feminismthe hardest thing to pick out among the marble busts, gilded oil paintings and gold-leaf banisters of Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope was the slightest shred of irony.
What makes a New Yorker? Ed Koch once said that "to be a New Yorker you have to live here for six months, and if at the end of the six months you find you walk faster, talk faster, think faster, you're a New Yorker." R. L. Stine said that "a real New Yorker likes the sound of a garbage truck in the morning." And David Bowie hinted that time was a factor, once saying, "I realized the other day that I've lived in New York longer than I've lived anywhere else. It's amazing: I am a New Yorker. It's strange; I never thought I would be."
Last week we dropped by Alidoro's midtown outpost, at 39th Street and Madison, to see how the sandwiches get made. Because... have you tried one? They are arguably the best sandwiches in New York City and beyond.
He thinks he's human, so I'm sure he was wondering why he couldn't sled down the hills at West 69th Street.
"With the mayor's focus on Vision Zero, I thought...Are we moving fast enough when it comes to saving lives?"
This weekend over 3,000 New Yorkers convened in South Slope’s palatial Grand Prospect Hall to dance in circles, munch on grape leaves, and tipple fruit brandy. It was the 31st installment of the annual Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, a jubilee of Balkan music featuring brass bands, choral groups, string ensembles and gypsy jazz performers drawing inspiration from the musical traditions of Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Turkey and Romania.
Making A Murderer is the latest Netflix series to grip the nation—the documentary, which has been packaged up into 10 episodes, follows more than a decade in the life of Steven Avery of Manitowoc County, WI....
The MTA is contemplating a complete shutdown of L Train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan in the coming years, and while tensions are running high at the Bedford Avenue stop, other high-traffic stations along the line are also coming to grips with the possibility.
The MTA is considering completely suspending L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan for years in order to repair saltwater damage from Hurricane Sandy in the train tunnels under the East River. The project is expected to begin in 2017 and could take as many as three years to complete, depending on whether the MTA completely suspends service or tries accomplishing the work on nights and weekends.
Johnny Gallagher, Jr.—who you may know as John Gallagher, Jr., or Jim Harper from The Newsroom, or Moritz Stiefel from "Spring Awakening"—is about to drop his new album, Six Day Hurricane. This is Gallagher's debut album,...
The Times Square NYE production team tested their big important ball yesterday, making sure it can rise up and down to smoothly facilitate a safe and orderly transition into 2016. Spoiler: IT GOES UP AND DOWN. THE BALL WORKS... Sorry, that spoiler warning should have come sooner.
Many balloons POP during pre-production, so the inflaters have to wear protective ear covering! Something to think about when you're blissfully waving your balloon on NYE.
The Times Square Alliance distributes one ton of colorful confetti to various office buildings for the climactic first moments of the new year. However, the confetti must pass an "airworthiness test."
2015 was a decadent year, stuffed with rainbow bagels, buttery cupcakes, hefty sausages and many more delectable treats. Below, we present a Gothamist Films "tasting menu" of our most mouth-watering videos. Witness The Creation Of The Psychedelic...
The man who swam the Gowanus earlier this year has just taken a 4.5 hour dip in Newtown Creek.
Were the rebels terrorists? What was Yoda's original name? Is Donald Trump more of a Palpatine or a Vader? And why do pennies still exist?
Stashed away in the NYPL, there's a collection of Sylvia Plath writings that rarely gets seen.
The NYPL holds some fantastic manuscripts from Plath's life, and we had a chance to see the small collection years ago, but due to copyright issues and various layers of red tape it's been nearly impossible to publish any of it here. Recently, however, we paid another visit, and were given the clearance needed to share it all in the above video.