Free Ride Ending in Prospect Park →
Cops are going to start enforcing traffic regulations for cyclists in Prospect Park, according to Patch: “Summonses will be issued to any biker who is driving the wrong way, speeding, riding outside of the bike lane and or driving in a way that is dangerous to others.” The increased enforcement will start after this weekend, when the NYPD will hand out fliers detailing the rules of the road...
12 Excellent Scotch Cocktails in NYC →
Scotch cocktails are having a moment right now. They’re not everywhere yet, but some of the city’s top bars and restaurants are serving original Scotch-based drinks that are way more interesting than your average hot toddy or Rusty Nail. Here’s a guide to the best Scotch cocktails in NYC. (via Eater NY)
As the Wealthy World Turns →
After spending the last two decades of her long reclusive life living in hospitals, Gilded Age copper heiress Huguette Clark died earlier this year at age 104. At once, the jackals descended—actually, they descended well before her death, it seems. The Manhattan DA is currently investigating Clark’s lawyer, Wallace Bock, and her accountant, Irving Kamsler, for their handling of Clark’s...
For the Canine Who Has Everything →
Here is the perfect gift for pooches who are in the 1%: foie gras dog biscuits. They cost only $14 and can be found at Thomas Keller’s mini bakery chain Bouchon Bakery. (via Eater) Bouchon Bakery 10 Columbus Circle, Upper West Side 1 Rockefeller Center, Midtown West
UPDATE: 'Illegal' Install May KO Grimaldi's Move →
The Buildings Department yesterday put the kibosh on plans by the world-famous pizzeria to move into a larger space next door after learning that its operators quietly installed a coal-fired brick oven at the new site without approval. Grimaldi’s wants to keep up with a new pizza joint heading to its current space at 19 Old Fulton Street in DUMBO, which will be run by pizza king Patsy ...
Introducing The Tipsy Turkey Thanksgiving Cocktail Thanksgiving is around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! While others clamor to prepare turkey (tofurky!) and all the fixings for their annual feast, here’s something to prepare a pumpkin-based drink that’s a little more…festive.
New Post-Thanksgiving Tradition →
Take a break from the rigors of this Thanksgiving weekend to take part in a newer New York tradition: the third annual New York Lighted Boat Parade. Come see yachts, schooners, water taxis, fishing boats, and private vessels decked out in all their incandescent finery as they usher in the holiday season the nautical way. The parade will be doubling back under the Brooklyn and Manhattan...
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Tips! →
If you’re planning on attending this awesome spectacle, Mommy Poppins has tips for the best spots and times to catch the balloon inflation. (They’ve gone many times!) Also, if you’re planning on watching the actual Thanksgiving Day Parade, they’re bringing you the most up-to-date information on the route and advice about how to watch the parade pass by, even if you...
More Pizza News: Grimaldi's Tossed Out →
First Di Fara’s is shuttered by the DOH…and now this… One of the city’s most famous pizzerias is being tossed out of its building — and adding injury to insult, the rival establishment that’s moving in is inheriting its unique oven. Brooklyn’s Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will move its world-famous tourist hot spot on Old Fulton Street in DUMBO to a larger site next door as early...
Opening Today: Dylan's Candy Bar Pop-Up →
Dylan’s Candy Bar, the magical candy emporium, opened a pop-up shop today at 42nd Street and 6th Avenue, across the street from Bryant Park. Be transported to a modern day candy land - complete with floor to ceiling candy and a life-size gingerbread house - for 7 weeks only! Dylan’s Candy Bar Pop-Up Shop 1095 Avenue of the Americas, Midtown West
Small Box NYC →
For some people, Thanksgiving is about family, food and waking up before the sun rises to take advantage of Black Friday deals at the Big Box stores. We’ll skip that lil’ bit of insanity as we’re big fans of the Small Box, Mom & Pop stores that are still everywhere in NYC! Instead, rest up on Friday and wake up early on Saturday for Small Business Saturday - we think...
Corcoran's blog is kind of awesome →
This really made our day. Thanks David, we love Tumblr!
Major Storms Could Submerge NYC in 10 Years →
Here’s some apocalyptic reading for your Friday afternoon. Irene-like storms of the future would put a third of New York City streets under water and flood many of the tunnels leading into Manhattan in under an hour because of climate change, a new state government report has warned. (via The Guardian)
From Gehry to Pre-Fab! →
Developer Bruce Ratner will build the world’s tallest pre-fabricated tower as the first residential building inside his Atlantic Yards mega-project, dealing a blow to labor unions and architecture enthusiasts — whose original support for the development was conditioned on job creation and the promise of a mini city built by starchitect Frank Gehry. Renderings released on Thursday by SHoP...
The 10 Best Celebrity Renovations in New York City →
What’s a celebrity to do with all that money? Buy a piece of pricey New York City real estate—and then hire architects and interior designers to turn it into something completely different! Renovations are practically a requirement of the celebrity purchase these days, but not all celebrity renovations are created (or redone) equal. Curbed spent some time in the archives to find the...
3rd Annual Latke Festival →
Sure, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but you know what major food holiday comes after Thanksgiving? Chanukah! That’s right, Chanukah—a Jewish celebration that even a goy can enjoy, thanks to the semi-official food of the holiday: latkes, aka potato pancakes. And if you’re a true latke freak, Jewish or not, there’s a party for you: the third annual Latke Festival at...
So Sad: Park Slope Institution Aunt Suzie's To... →
After 25 years in business, the homey red sauce Italian restaurant Aunt Suzie’s is going to the great cannoli in the sky. The owner, Irene LoRe, posted an open letter on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District website announcing her decision to call it quits on January 1st. LoRe, who is also the executive director of the Fifth Avenue BID, opened Aunt Suzie’s...
The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long →
The hills are alive with the Sound of Music Sing-Along! In celebration of the 52nd anniversary of the opening of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical, it’s a Sound of Music theme party where we’ll be watching and singing-along with the Julie Andrews classic that reminds us all that we were once 16 going on 17. Now, how can we possibly know all the words, you ask?...
The 30 Best Sandwiches in NYC →
Our friends at Serious Eats are back with 30 more sandwiches they’ve loved in New York over the past year. Some are New York classics, some newcomers to the city. But they’re all delicious in our eyes, from food carts to restaurants, Brooklyn to The Bronx. How many have you tried?
Canstruction is an extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world. In over 100 cities around the globe, teams of top architecture and engineering professionals participate in contests to create enormous structures built entirely from full cans of food. Now in its 19th year in New York City, over 20 entries vie for awards in categories including Best...
Beyond Cute and Fuzzy →
Puppets and puppetry may sound like strictly kid’s stuff, but just consider a few of the titles that will play during Puppets on Film, the series that BAMcinématek is presenting with the Jim Henson Foundation over the course of the next two weekends, Nov. 12-14 and Nov. 18-20. To start, there are the very adult puppets from Team America: World Police (2004–Nov. 18) and Being John Malkovich...
The Official New York City Beerathon →
The NYC Beerathon is an annual tradition in its fifth year. The original idea behind the Beerathon was to create a marathon event in November for those of us whose enthusiasm for running includes making a beer-run. Now, this year, the official NYC Beerathon is being brought to the rest of this awesome city! So, come participate, rock out all day with beers, bands, djs, and the most fun...
Salvaging Abandoned Bikes →
THEIR frames molder and peel in the city’s musty depths. Hundreds — perhaps thousands — rest in haphazard jumbles, their surfaces pocked with rust, their tubes airless and stiffened by time. No firm numbers exist for how many bicycles sit abandoned in storage rooms around New York City. They decay uncounted in dim basements, mixing awkwardly with sleek new city cruisers and carbon-fiber...
This weekend’s NYC Marathon was exhilarating as ever, boasting some new records, marriages, proposals, and lots of laughs (also less fun apparent heart attacks). It even included one artist live drawing the whole thing from the race. Still how can you say no to a runners-eye view of the race? (via Gothamist)
Open on Thanksgiving →
Its not too early to start making plans for Thanksgiving. If you’re staying in town, you have to decide if you’re going to prepare your own feast, or go to a restaurant and have the prep (and clean up) done for you! Here is a list of restaurants that will be open and are now accepting reservations for Turkey Day! (via Manhattan Users Guide)
10 Million Reasons To Not Mind The Marathon →
The New York City Marathon might be a headache for those who want to get across town (or even cross the street) on Sunday, but it is a serious windfall for the city. And not just because of all the cash being spent on carbo-loading and tree cutting. According to Mayor Bloomberg the 26.2 mile race (and its 47,000 runners from all 50 states and 135 countries) generates more than $10 million in...
Before & After Renovation →
We love home improvement projects and we especially love seeing a well done renovation. One of our Agents successfully convinced his seller to complete a few home reno projects to help find a buyer. We love the end result. What do you think? tomkeefe: Who doesn’t enjoy a good set of Before & After photos? Below, I have posted 3 sets from a property I just put back on the market at...
Where to Eat Near the NYC Marathon →
The annual ING NYC Marathon is going down this Sunday, November 6, and while many of us are gearing up to cheer on our favorite runners, the thought of all that calorie-shredding physical exertion is making us hungry, natch. Check out this handy Marathon dining guide, with recommendations by mile marker, because let’s face it - all that cheering really works up an appetite. (via...
New York City Marathon Aerials →
The ING NYC Marathon takes place this Sunday, November 6th! Are you going to be one of the estimated 45,000 people running? Or one of the over 2 million spectators cheering them on? A few Corcoran-ites are running on Sunday and a whole lot will be yelling like mad to urge them to the finish line. To increase your excitement, check out this beautiful gallery of aerial shots of the largest...
Tasting Table's Best Cocktails of 2011 →
This might have to be part of our Marathon Weekend game plan! We can agree with Tasting Table, that our livers might end up hating us for it, but we’re going to love tasting every drink from their list of extraordinary cocktails of the year!
Central Park Cleanup Has Sunday Deadline for... →
The weekend snowstorm that upended the plans of many trick-or-treaters is also messing with another autumn ritual: the running of the New York City Marathon on Sunday. That day, more than 45,000 runners and 200,000 spectators are expected to descend on Central Park for the final leg of the race. And while the Central Park Conservancy, the nonprofit group that manages the park for the city,...
Ramen Wars: Who Makes The Ultimate Bowl? →
The one benefit of the early winter weather on Saturday was that it got us craving a hot bowl of delicious Ramen. We have our favorite places (Totto Ramen) but two of Gothamist’s editors debated over who makes the best bowl in town. Read their reviews and let us know your favorite spots!