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This Is A Housing Project

vienna is full of affordable apartments that look great. how’d that happen?...

The Approval Matrix: Week Of April 7, 2014

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

To Do: April 9–23, 2014

25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.

The Co-kings Of Rock

local favorites the hold steady and tv on the radio break out with career-making albums....

Americana Idols

ryan adams and jeff tweedy grow up, calm down, and go toe to toe with recovery albums....

Pump Up The Valkyries

the met’s new high-tech production is almost as monumental as wagner’s ring cycle itself....

Pop: The Twenty

our most anticipated concerts and albums of fall.

Kanye West Tweets The Fall

Armed with the season’s must-have album (and a new twitter account), the rapper will be everywhere.

Santogold Standard

this phenom’s business model is as eclectic as her music. co-branding with target? that would be cool....

Divide And Conquer

kevin barnes, the titillating heterosexual behind of montreal, finds true happiness as a soul-singing tranny....

When Google Owns Your Instrument

daniel bernard roumain's musical language includes styles from all over the world. perhaps the most accurate—and ethnically neutral—label would be a...

Very Live Wire: Tracy Morgan

q&a with the '30 rock' star.

Influences: Wyclef Jean

"this album means so much to me—it’s like bob marley’s exodus or marvin gaye’s what’s going on."...

Has Sweden Run Out Of Bands Yet?

short answer: nej!

To Do: March 26–april 9, 2014

25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.

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Jessie L.'s Review Of Anchor Associates Midtown - New York (5/5) On Yelp

I worked with maggie bedrossian. she's the best agent i've ever met. she's always friendly and willing to help even during the weekends. she's so effi...

Yelp Sucks A.'s Review Of University Medical Practice Associates - New York (1/5) On Yelp

This place is absolutely horrible. all they are about is booking quick appointments, accepting copays, and banging the insurance companies.dr. seidle...

Ian G.'s Review Of Northside Veterinary Clinic - Brooklyn (4/5) On Yelp

Good service and nice vet. no complaints.

Gail J.'s Review Of Daisy Quality Cleaners - Jersey City (4/5) On Yelp

I haven't dry cleaned here yet but i plan to. i will say the seamstress knows her stuff. i have also had my curtains pressed here and they were able ...

Roman A.'s Review Of Mighty Quinn's Barbeque - Clifton (5/5) On Yelp

This place has personality. the atmosphere is fast paced but welcoming. the staff is friendly and don't mind you sampling different cuts. i went with ...

Kathy L.'s Review Of King's Kitchen - Brooklyn (3/5) On Yelp

The rice casseroles aren't as good as the other branch on fort hamilton parkway. it was not crispy on the bottom. trust me. their other branch is way ...

Zenobia R.'s Review Of Hvm Virgin Hair - Brooklyn (5/5) On Yelp

Hvm is a very warm, wholesome, and professional environment. they cater to every clients individual need with great poise. when i first stepped in i d...

Halyna B.'s Review Of Yo! Bus - New York (1/5) On Yelp

The worst bus service ever. we were waiting for an hour on freezing cold and only then representative showed up to let us know that bus will come in a...

Lynn P.'s Review Of Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage Nyc - New York (5/5) On Yelp

Beret is amazing! i came to body mechanics with tfl/psoas tendonitis-type problems from marathon training, having already tried physical therapy, acup...

John D.'s Review Of Serendipity 3 - New York (5/5) On Yelp

My family and i came to serendipity 3 for my 5 year old daughter's birthday. i was pleasantly surprised with the food. i had one of the best bacon che...

Rosario M.'s Review Of Tony's Pizzeria - Brooklyn (5/5) On Yelp

I have been going here for years. luckily, i live in an area with many great new york-style pizzerias and this is by far one of the best. really great...

Kaori H.'s Review Of 48 Lounge - New York (4/5) On Yelp

All else is good but the dj.

Jonathan W.'s Review Of Slaughtered Lamb Pub - New York (2/5) On Yelp

Wow $10.50 for a pint of beer, really? my friend's ketel one cranberry cost less. you're a pub, a hyped pub at best, which is why i came here when i...

Gary H.'s Review Of Istanbul Kebab House - New York (3/5) On Yelp

Delicious and true to it's name. i don't know turkish food but i would think it's just like this place. it is small and very close to times square. th...

Jenny T.'s Review Of Carmine's - New York (4/5) On Yelp

Rack of lamb tuesday special was amazing! i usually don't order lamb because it's a little too gamey for me, but i know my bf loves it so i gave it a ...

Lissa D.'s Review Of Nuvision Medspa - New York (5/5) On Yelp

I have been going here for laser and facials since 2012 and love it! the staff is so friendly and knowledgeable and they use all the current machines...

Alina P.'s Review Of Bacchus Bistrot A Vins - Brooklyn (4/5) On Yelp

First off, this place make the best crème brûlée i have ever had. came here with a girlfriend the first time and loved the atmosphere, french waite...

Robin G.'s Review Of Ornella Trattoria Italiana - Astoria (1/5) On Yelp

Stay away!!!!!one star only because there is no zero star rating! went there last night with our daughter and son-in-law. we ordered broccoli rabe a...

Juan T.'s Review Of La Brisa Restaurant - Corona (5/5) On Yelp

Was a good experience

Pilar M.'s Review Of Lucille Roberts - Forest Hills - Queens (1/5) On Yelp

I hate to repeat everything said again so i won't. just run away from this place. i cancelled my membership in march, so silly to sign up for machine...

Juan T.'s Review Of Nuevo Tacos Al Suadero - Corona (5/5) On Yelp

It was very good tacos

Mallory R.'s Review Of The Little Hair Shoppe - New York (5/5) On Yelp

This place is amazing! petra is so sweet and very talented. i am lightening my hair from a very dark black, and she has been taking the time to see me...

Cosmo C.'s Review Of Francesco's - Brooklyn (4/5) On Yelp

I really like this place. it's not amazing some days, but there's always one dish that is done perfectly. the ziti and meat sauce never disappointed m...

Lawrence B.'s Review Of Cocina Economica Mexico - New York (4/5) On Yelp

Here for the prix fixe lunch deal - 2 courses, $10. i had the cactus salad and braised shrimp. my wife had the guacamole with chips and the braised ch...

Cal J.'s Review Of Park Lane Hotel - New York (4/5) On Yelp

My parents bought me a stay in this charming hotel for my birthday; it was the best gift i could've asked for. the location of this hotel is unprecede...

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Freaks And Geeks Bingo

8:30 p.m. april 16 - we shudder to think how much less joy-filled our days would be if seth rogen and james franco never met. thankfully, one incredib...

Aram Bajakian

7:00 p.m. april 17 - from downtown icon john zorn's noise-making stable of trailblazing protégés comes queens' own strings-obliterating ...

Black Lips+natural Child

7:00 p.m. april 17 - from songs about being forced to sleep with someone, to smoking weed with friends — (and crack, just that one time) —...

The Golden Gloves Tournament

7:30 p.m. april 17 - the golden gloves tournament is still a great way for young athletes to learn a lot more than boxing skills through the competiti...

Andrea Echeverri

8:00 p.m. april 17 - one of the hemisphere's smartest feminist voices, aterciopelados co-founder andrea echeverri has plumbed the mysteries of love, m...

Betty Who

9:00 p.m. april 18 - a recent profile of australian synthpopper betty who named her among a number of artists who define pop success in 2014; finding ...

We Are Scientists+paws

9:00 p.m. april 18 - the california-formed, new york–based band we are scientists may be the most indie-rock outfit of all of indie rock. betwee...

Dust & Grooves

6:00 p.m. april 19 - it’s another kickstarter fairy tale gone great. just a few years ago, vinyl enthusiast eilon paz was adrift on a sea of wil...

B.b. King

8:00 p.m. april 19 - "i've had some weird troubles along my 88 years," b.b. king told an audience two weeks ago in st. louis. he had some more that ni...

Catch Series

8:00 p.m. april 19 - now in its 11th year, the catch series, a movable feast of what curators jeff larson, andrew dinwiddie, and caleb hammons call &l...

Lila Downs

8:00 p.m. april 19 - a flamboyant performer who illustrates her music with synchronized art, film, and photography, oaxaca-born singer-songwriter lila...

Betty Who

9:00 p.m. april 19 - a recent profile of australian synthpopper betty who named her among a number of artists who define pop success in 2014; finding ...

Omar-s

11:30 p.m. april 19 - in 2011 omar-s released his third album, titled it can be done but only i can do it. what a surprise - the detroit-bred, globall...

Indigo Girls

8:00 p.m. april 20 - popular during the singer/songwriter resurgence in the late '80s, the indigo girls have remained active through several major lab...

Riff Raff

7:00 p.m. april 21 - perhaps riff raff's existence, and subsequent ubiquity, in hip-hop was an inevitability. perhaps it was written in the stars that...

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks

9:00 p.m. april 21 - when avey tare (the stage persona of david portner) isn’t busy with animal collective, he’s flexing his even more int...

George Saunders

7:00 p.m. april 22 - graduation season is approaching, that time of year when the air is choked with visions of limitless possibility. and whether you...

The Orb

8:30 p.m. april 22 - the huge ever-growing pulsating brain that rules from the center of the ultraworld returns. founder alex paterson and partner tho...

Greenwich Village Stories

7:30 p.m. april 23 - with preservationists waging endless battles against developers in greenwich village, there’s no better time for greenwich ...

Miley Cyrus+icona Pop+sky Ferreira

7:00 p.m. april 24 - miley cyrus is bringing her tongue-waggling, twerking and bear-centric show to town, and despite the backlash, it's almost guaran...

Jeffrey Catherine Jones

12:00 p.m. every sat. until may 3 - no less a talent than the late master fantasy artist frank frazetta called jeffrey catherine jones “our grea...

“the Eve Of Porn: Linda Lovelace”

10:00 a.m. every mon., tue., wed., thu., fri., sat., sun. until july 1 - when deep throat was released in 1972, it attracted celebrities, such as jack...

New York Botanical Garden’s Annual Orchid Show

10:00 a.m. every mon., tue., wed., thu., fri., sat., sun. until april 21 - alongside the cherry blossoms at the institution’s brooklyn cousin, n...

“carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades Of Photography And Video”

10:00 a.m. every mon., tue., wed., fri., sat., sun. until may 14 - in september, photographer carrie mae weems, along with 22 others, was awarded the ...

“bill Cunningham: Facades”

10:00 a.m. every tue., wed., thu., fri., sat. until june 15 - “i have said many times that we all get dressed for bill,” says vogue ruler ...

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Bedford & Broome Launch Party

When: saturday, april 26, 2014 time: 10:00 p.m.-4:00 a.m. where: henry hudson hotel 356 w. 58th st. manhattan, ny cost: free w. rsvp    come ou...

Immigrant Nation + Nannyvan Nyc Launch Party

When: thursday, april 24, 2014 time: 7-10p.m. where: downtown community television center 87 lafayette st. manhattan, ny 10013 cost: $5 (suggested d...

Mad World Nyc Book Launch Party

When: monday, april 21, 2014 time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. where: housing works bookstore cafe 126 crosby st. manhattan, ny cost: free w. rsvp to: mbradford@a...

Tribeca Film Festival Drive-in

When: thursday, april 17, 2014 –  saturday, april 19, 2014 time: 6:00 p.m. where: world financial center plaza 220 vesey street new york, ny ...

Fashion Figures: An Event For Curvy Gals

When: thursday, april 17, 2014 time: 5:00-8:00 p.m. where: housing works bookstore cafe 2569 broadway manhattan, ny cost:  free admission   gwy...

Korean Movie Night: Monster

When: tuesday, april 15, 2014 time: 7:00 p.m. where: tribeca cinemas 54 varick street manhattan, ny cost: free the korean culture society continues...

Bubby’s High Line Free Ice Cream & Soda

When: tuesday, april 15, 2014 time: 2-6 p.m. where: bubby’s high line 73 gansevoort st manhattan, ny cost: free (1 per person)   whatR...

Ug! Comedy Show

When: tuesday, april 15, 2014 time: 8:30 p.m. where: no fun bar 161 ludlow st. manhattan, ny cost: free admission w. one drink min. todd montesi and...

Free Mcdonalds Mccafe Coffee

Good news to all of you new yorkers who need an extra boost in the morning! mcdonald’s is offering free coffee to its customers for a limited ti...

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day 2014

Free cone day is on april 9th! so, make sure you swing by one of ben & jerry’s participating scoop shops and grab yourself a free cone. free...

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