Rafael Nadal hasn’t dropped a set through three rounds of the Open and he’s looking more and more confident out there. He defeated Gilles Simon today 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.
“Are you feeling better about this place?” said Bud Collins to open up Rafa’s press conference this afternoon.
Rafa noted that he had been to two Read More
Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova all advanced in straight sets despite the tough conditions.
And Mardy Fish is beginning to go on a run like he did in 2008. He won in front of a full-house at Armstrong to advance to the fourth round where he takes on the winner of tonight’s Blake Read More
Rising food prices are prompting some serious penny-pinching at restaurants across the country. Gramercy Tavern has replaced its caviar-topped hamachi appetizer with a beet-garnished tuna tartar, and Isabella’s on the West Side has eradicated sirloin from pasta dishes. On the upside, maybe the culinary cutbacks will prompt New York’s diet-conscious diners to do a little Read More
Governor Spitzer makes plans to save Moynihan Station… and possibly his reputation. [City Room]
The Park Slope mommy brigade debates the neighborhood’s equivalent in Baghdad. [Gowanus Lounge]
Brooklyn’s own version of Restaurant Week, Brooklyn Eats, begins April 30. [Grub Street]
The best milkshakes in New York. Read More
Will a personal nuclear reactor be the latest luxury home amenity? It’s "super-safe, small, and simple;" can run for 30 years without refueling; and, rest assured, it doesn’t violate the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. [i09 via Curbed]
Dumbo’s biggest landlord David Walentas charges some artists below-market rates to rent space in his less luxe Read More
Forbes includes Lombardi’s, Zero Otto, and Naples 45 in its list of the best pizzerias in America. [Forbes]
A Brooklyn bike enthusiast tries to move all her possessions to her new apartment by bike. [Biking Toronto via City Room]
Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal will be the first guest Read More
The bassist of indie rock band Team Robespierre gives a guided tour of his semi-legal, grungy East Village pad. [Village Voice]
First, the Upper West Side gets a Magnolia Bakery; now a Shake Shack. Danny Meyer will open an indoor branch of his much-loved burger joint on 77th and Columbus. [NY Read More
The proprietor of Manhattan’s see-and-be-seen nightspot Beatrice Inn is tasked with transforming the home of a Howard Johnson’s hotel and a Holiday Inn in Atlantic City into a boutique hotel. [NY Times]
J.C. Penny buys Manhattan’s only bona-fide food court (also home to its only Arby’s) in Herald Square. [Midtown Lunch Read More
Did you know that New York’s Ginkgo biloba trees are very interesting? Also, the gender differentiation of Ginkgo biloba ("the females produce fruit with a foul smelling fleshy cover") provides an odd metaphor for gender relations in Manhattan. [NYT City Room]
Horrifyingly, Manhattan’s eerie maple syrup smell is back and better than ever. Read More
Racked’s new Like/Likely feature takes a look at all the mixed-use developments on the horizon in Williamsburg and weighs in on the future retail landscape. [Racked]
The School of Visual Arts is buying the Chelsea West Cinema building on West 23rd Street. [Media Bistro]
A Staten Island bar scraps plans Read More