East Village

City will preserve more than 400 affordable units in Harlem and the East Village

A new agreement with developers will allow the apartments to remain affordable for the next 40 years<p>The city has been working to preserve Section 8 affordable housing and new deals with developer LIHC Investment Group will allow housing developments in the East Village and in Harlem to remain …

Housing

Hanoi House’s ‘Chef of the Year’ Abruptly Leaves NYC

Chef John Nguyen is leaving NYC<p><b>Hanoi House</b>lost its star chef <b>John Nguyen</b>, who is leaving NYC altogether to work for the Black Sheep Restaurants in Hong Kong. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. A year into his tenure at Hanoi House, which garnered significant accolades since opening in 2017, …

New York City

WHAT TO EAT AT CANAL STREET MARKET, NYC’S NEW ASIAN-INFLUENCED FOOD HALL

While New York City is seemingly overrun with food halls, a new Asian-influenced hall, located at the intersection of Soho and Chinatown, is banking …

Manhattan

Authors Crowdfund Online YA Anthology Project

There’s something about a train ride that seems to inspire great story ideas (just ask J.K. Rowling). And a rail trip from New York City to …

Writing

Lola 55 Opens Monday, But Check Out the Menu Today

After more than two years of research and development, <b>LOLA 55</b> is ready to make its highly-anticipated debut this Monday, August 20. Designed by Bells + Whistles (Campfire, Starlite, Sycamore Den), the 3,200-square-foot restaurant and bar anchors the new IDEA1 building in the East Village, where it …

San Diego

Vehicle fire on SR-52 in Santee prompts large firefighting presence

Updated:Thursday, August 16 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:35:26 GMT<p>Firefighters are working to extinguish a small brush fire on a hillside alongside …

San Diego

What It’s Like To Be a Big-Time Female Weed Trafficker

‘I am Queen C, I am this badass bitch. But I do have this secret.’<p>When I step inside Queen C’s Harlem apartment, I’m a little shocked.<p>I’m used to seeing people my age live in shoeboxes when I visit New York, but this place is massive. There are four bedrooms, a spacious living room with an open …

Cannabis

Where to drink on National Rum Day in San Diego

Today is National Rum Day. Here’s where you can celebrate:<p><b>Havana 1920</b> will have guests channeling the heydays of Cuba with half-priced rums and a rum …

San Diego

Deluxe edition of Television's Marquee Moon gets first vinyl release

August 16, 2018 In News<p><b>With alternate recordings plus an untitled instrumental track.</b><p>A deluxe version of seminal NYC punk group Television’s debut …

Madonna turns 60: The painful lessons she taught us about aging while female

<i>Posted:</i> <i>Updated:</i><p>Madonna turns 60 today, a lifetime she’s mostly spent in the public eye in her four decades of pop music fame.<p>And if there’s anyone …

San Diego

Should You Order the Oversized Fried Chicken Sandwich at Taiwanese Hot Spot 886?

On any given afternoon, one of the longest waits at the Turnstyle food hall is for Zai Lai, a tiny stand hawking beef scallion rolls. On any random Saturday, it’s not uncommon to hang around Win Son’s bar for an hour before snagging a seat, a worthwhile price to pay for the doughnut shrimp …

New York City

LES Party Bar Epstein’s Is Back With a Daniel Alum Chef and a Very Different Aim

To those not in the know, the recent re-opening of Lower East Side American restaurant and bar <b>Epstein’s</b> is just another new spot in the neighborhood. But to certain neighbors, it’s a disastrous development in a years-long fight between harried locals and what they call a problematic part of Hell …

New York City

Eric B. & Rakim Talk Longevity Over Mikey Likes It Ice Cream

When it comes to Hip-Hop, it doesn’t really get more legendary than Eric B. & Rakim.<p>The iconic rap duo decided to celebrate the news of both an …

Music

Clay & Hannah are adorable kittens looking for their perfect home

Updated:Thursday, August 16 2018 12:25 PM EDT2018-08-16 16:25:01 GMT<p>As part of the "Connect, Support, House" strategy to reduce homelessness, Mayor …

Pets

Phantom's Ali Ewoldt Recommends New York City

Ali Ewoldt is no stranger to New York City. As a child growing up in Westchester County, not far from the Big Apple, she would often come into the city with her parents to see a play.<p>When Ewoldt secured her starring role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic <i>The</i> <i>Phantom of the Opera</i> in 2016, she became …

New York City

6 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend

<i>Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead.</i><p><b>‘CAMPFIRE LIVE STORYTELLING SHOW’</b> at North Brooklyn Farms (Aug. 17, 8 p.m.). It’s mid-August, and we all know what that means: just a few meager weeks left to spend taking selfies in nature before we’re all …

The Arts

As Madonna Turns 60, What Her Early Life in New York City Was Like

Before Madonna became famous, she was living in a tiny New York City apartment.<p>The singer, who turns 60 Thursday, moved from Michigan to New York …

Manhattan

Find sweet relief from the NYC heat by treating yourself to the city’s top vegan ice cream

Summer in New York is sweltering. Wait on the subway platform for just five minutes, and you’re guaranteed a serious case of underboob sweat. The air …

Ice Cream

The Top 10 Secrets of McSorley’s Old Ale House in NYC

Opened in 1854 by Irish immigrant John McSorley, McSorley’s Old Ale House stands as the oldest operating tavern in the United States. Patrons of this …

Top 10

Rosario Dawson on how New York made her

<i>“I met Rosario Dawson on an airplane in North Carolina. I was sitting in my seat listening to music when a gentle hand tapped me on my shoulder. I turned, thinking it was the flight attendant scolding me for not putting on my seat belt, and was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be Rosario</i> …

Manhattan

Things We Should Ban Instead of Plastic Straws, According to New Yorkers

Like The Mets, and cilantro in guac, plastic straws are divisive in New York City. The plastic straw is <i>obviously</i> the invention of wicked, sea …

Manhattan

From George Washington to Hudson Square: The history of the Charlton-King-VanDam neighborhood

<i>Google Street View of Federal-style rowhouses on VanDam Street</i><p>It’s an often-overlooked enclave with the largest concentration of Federal and Greek …

George Washington

Revelation of a Liverpool Soccer Fan

The decision was made instantly. My son Edward was in Rome for the second leg of Liverpool’s Champions League soccer semifinal on May 2. I was at home in Brooklyn, pretending to prepare for a class, but really watching the game. We are devoted fans of the Liverpool Football Club. We texted …

Soccer

Finding, Then Filming, The Young All-Female Crew In 'Skate Kitchen'

Director Crystal Moselle made waves three years ago when her documentary <i>The Wolfpack</i> won the grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film told the true story of six brothers growing up in confinement in Manhattan's Lower East Side — and it all began from a chance encounter Moselle had …

New York City

The coolest US neighbourhoods revealed - and Brooklyn doesn't make the cut

A list of the coolest neighbourhoods in the United States has been compiled by TripAdvisor – but the notoriously trendy Williamsburg in Brooklyn …

TripAdvisor

Trash Hauled Off More Often In These NYC Neighborhoods

The city is taking out the trash more frequently thanks to a recent funding boost.<p>NEW YORK, NY — Street-corner garbage cans are getting emptied more …

Manhattan

NYC's Superiority Burger is slinging its crazy hyped veggie burgers in Southeast Portland RIGHT NOW

Superiority Burger, the wildly popular vegetarian burger shack from punk rocker turned pastry chef Brooks Headley, has landed in Portland and is …

Manhattan

SDFD Captain Terminated After Felony Conviction

A San Diego Fire-Rescue captain sentenced to nearly half a year in custody for felony domestic violence is no longer employed with the city of San …

Crime

Wigstock Returns From the Dead

Sometime around 1984, a group of inebriated drag queens left the Pyramid Club in the East Village in Manhattan and wound up at Tompkins Square Park, where a spontaneous performance before a bunch of homeless people turned into a festival called Wigstock.<p>For a decade and a half, it was an annual …

The Theatre

Morning Report: What Happens Next With the Convention Center?

Now that a hotel-tax hike proposal to pay for the San Diego Convention Center expansion will not be on the 2018 ballot, questions are swirling about …

San Diego