Is that Tito Puente I hear in the distance?
It’s hard to tell, what with neo-classical shred violinist Michael Shulman just down the corridor, in black leather pants, loudly noodling to an instrumental track of Michael Jackson’s “Billy Jean."
But, yes, upon closer inspection, the sounds of salsa emanating from the brightly lit Read More
"CAN AH GETTA SHAIKH-ALLUJAH?!?!"
No, Astor Place isn’t getting another Starbucks. Yet.
Actually, the Reverend Billy and his "Church of Stop Shopping" choir were rallying yesterday in support of a retailer: the longstanding Thompson Newsstand near the corner of Thompson and West 3rd streets.
‘Twas a protest a whole 10 months in Read More
Unlike the action on the ice, there’s plenty of elbow room, as this reporter gracefully glides through aisles of t-shirts, hoodies, jerseys — even hats emblazoned with the defunct Winnipeg Jets logo! — at the brand-spanking new N.H.L. store in midtown.
No referee here would dare call “too many men on the ice.” Maybe 25 Read More
"FAR EAST WIRELESS" isn’t a very appetizing name for an eatery.
So this reporter was quite curious when he recently stumbled across that handle while scanning through a list of local restaurants.
Sure, scrapping Zagat’s for a more unconventional dining guide like, say, the city’s Health Department restaurant inspections Web Read More
With TV crews recently fueling the whole rat frenzy by filming rodent activity through storefront windows, at least one Manhattan fast-food operator has apparently adopted a strategy that might dissuade potentially restaurant-shuttering sidewalk photography.
A sign posted on the door at Popeye's at 47 West 14th Street warns:
"It is Read More
Want to suck up to your landlord? Name a menu item in his honor.
Consider the “Vornado,” the greasy, chewy, rather sauceless and entirely too cheesy 11-inch, thin-crust personal pizza served up at Joe O’s–the hallowed Hotel Pennsylvania‘s downstairs bar and restaurant, located along West 33rd Street.
The entire building, built in 1919, is Read More