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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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Elizabeth C.'s Review Of Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop - New York (2/5) On Yelp

Expensive for what you get. i was pretty disappointed. the broth was too salty, and not enough noodles. i wanted to purchase another round of noodles ...

Joshua S.'s Review Of Been Verified - Manhattan (1/5) On Yelp

I made a complaint to the new york state division of the better business bureau. they refuned the 2 unauthorized transactions that were made.

Stella G.'s Review Of Forever 21 - New York (3/5) On Yelp

Kinda a mess right now due to the construction being done. very hard to navigate through because of the small amount of space. i'm not use to it being...

Elizabeth C.'s Review Of BÚÐin - New York (5/5) On Yelp

Lákkris latte was to die for. i also had an aeropress of a koppi coffee and it was excellent .yes it was pricey but totally worth it.

Maritza N.'s Review Of Senor Nacho - Great Neck (5/5) On Yelp

Señor nacho the most authentic mexican food i had a great experience , hopefully everyone comes back and enjoy the taste of señor nacho

Cait L.'s Review Of The Light House - New York (5/5) On Yelp

I had a great experience with the light house. we went through anthony and bought four lights from him. (i would highly recommend using him as well, a...

Marina B.'s Review Of Huertas - Manhattan (5/5) On Yelp

Feels just like eating in spain! amazing pintxos (small bites). especially loved the sardine, patatas bravioli, matrimonio, and tortilla! to drink, g...

Stella G.'s Review Of Chipotle Mexican Grill - New York (4/5) On Yelp

Its like all chipotles but a somewhat different layout of the store. still easy to navigate though! only sad part is how hard it is to find a seat whe...

Tashana S.'s Review Of Tom's - Brooklyn (5/5) On Yelp

Oh tom's. why are you so damn good?no seriously. tell me your secret. actually, no. don't spoil the mystery for me. i just want to bask in the sweet p...

Flygirl F.'s Review Of On The Rocks - New York (5/5) On Yelp

Great selection of whiskeys, cozy and relaxing atmosphere. the crowds fun and not pretentious or too young but just nice and quiet.

Queen L.'s Review Of Summer Spa&nail - New York (5/5) On Yelp

One of the newer nail salons along 18th avenue... being that they're new, i like how its less crowded and so much cleaner it is compared to the others...

Helen L.'s Review Of Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory - Brooklyn (4/5) On Yelp

Strawberry ice cream was amazing. it was smooth and creamy. the hot chocolate wasn't that great. they didn't have anymore cups so they actually used a...

Eric H.'s Review Of Piccolo Fiore - New York (2/5) On Yelp

Service is outstanding as always. i wanted to state that upfront. my fourth much anticipated visit to fabio with coworkers when we get together in ny...

Amie H.'s Review Of Two Little Red Hens - New York (5/5) On Yelp

Made a special trip to try their cheesecake and would make that trip again in a heartbeat. it was decadent and delicious; rich, creamy and sweet, but...

Helen L.'s Review Of Grimaldi's - Brooklyn (4/5) On Yelp

Come before 7. the lines gets so long after that! the price is pretty good tho. crust was burnt in some parts but pizza was great esp with ricotta che...

Samantha C.'s Review Of Gyu-kaku Japanese Bbq - New York (5/5) On Yelp

I came here for the first time today. i had a double date and i came during the happy hour. so there were a four people set so we chose the one with $...

Maisha I.'s Review Of Chao Thai Restaurant - Elmhurst (4/5) On Yelp

It's a bit hidden away and doesn't seem like much from the outside, but it's great from the inside. there's a very comfy vibe, and the place is much ...

Krizza G.'s Review Of Ippudo Westside - New York (5/5) On Yelp

How do i love thee? let me count the ways. there isn't one negative thing i can say or even make up about ippudo. it has set the bar for future ramen/...

M M.'s Review Of Momofuku Ko - New York (3/5) On Yelp

Good food, service is ok, nothing special.

M M.'s Review Of Brooklyn Tavern - Brooklyn (3/5) On Yelp

Nice laid back bar. good to watch a game during the day.

M M.'s Review Of Mcsorley's Old Ale House - New York (4/5) On Yelp

Nice old school bar.

Lucy L.'s Review Of Third Floor Cafe - New York (4/5) On Yelp

I've been to third floor cafe on both weekends and tuesday happy hour specials. the whole place gives off a very lush lounge feel. the service has alw...

Jon C.'s Review Of Prune - New York (5/5) On Yelp

Had a delicious meal at prune that i won't soon forget, i highly recommend the chicken in a pot and the sweetbreads, best i've ever had. top that all ...

Hugues A.'s Review Of 67 Orange Street - New York (5/5) On Yelp

Most amazing cocktails...one of my favorite spot in harlem. here for a "don't kick my bohu"!

Ron N.'s Review Of Bar Pitti - New York (4/5) On Yelp

Busy and tight but well worth the wait (and we waited!) as they deftly ushered the crowd in and out of what seed like impossible spaces. once seated t...

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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...

Fear Of Men

7:30 p.m. april 23 - brighton quartet fear of men approach records with fervent pointillism. literally: the artwork for their last record, early fragm...

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 ...

Factory Floor

9:00 p.m. april 23 - factory floor proves the possibility of revelation through repetition. the critically acclaimed trio of nik void, dominic butler,...

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...

Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors

7:00 p.m. april 24 - it’s been a minute since we've heard from the bassist-composer's mid-sized ensemble. but he's been spending his time wisely...

Sol Cat

10:00 p.m. april 24 - a fluid, insistent guitar style that's disco at moments and flanged at others, plus a magnetic, over-enunciating frontman? yes, ...

Steve Gunn+kevin Morby+prince Rupert Drops

9:00 p.m. april 25 - the impeachable steve gunn has been involved with kurt vile and the violators in the past, but more recently, he has recently foc...

Sol Cat

8:00 p.m. april 26 - a fluid, insistent guitar style that's disco at moments and flanged at others, plus a magnetic, over-enunciating frontman? yes, t...

Pet Shop Boys

9:00 p.m. april 26 - with electric, the pet shop boys 12th album, neil tennant and chris lowe made glossy platinum pop perfect for serotonin-craving e...

Cloud Becomes Your Hand

8:00 p.m. april 28 - a stacked bill features brooklyn's own cloud becomes your hand, who sublimely construct a melodic sprawl of alien soundscapes. on...

Nickel Creek+the Secret Sisters

8:00 p.m. april 29 - on tuesday, at new york's historic beacon theatre, two acts who nod to the past will be gracing the stage. opening act the secret...

The Both

9:00 p.m. april 29 - indie rock icon ted leo and esteemed singer/songwriter aimee mann have joined forces in a clash of independent music titans with ...

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...

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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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