Empire State of Mind

Wayne Barrett has been let go from the Village Voice. He's been writing his weekly column, Runnin' Scared, since 1978. He wrote pieces for...

What's Greenwich Village like in the era of Mike Bloomberg? Vacant. After at least 35 years, probably more, Bagel Buffet on Sixth Avenue and 8th...

It's two full days since the blizzard and the streets are not plowed. All up and down Sixth Avenue there are high banks of snow...

It's 10:45pm. I've just returned to Greenwich Village from 57th St. and Seventh Avenue. And guess what? Not one street is plowed. My cab driver,...

NEW YORK: the Manhattan School for Children had a grand opening for its Greenhouse, built on the school's roof. This a public school on...

Chris Noth--Mr. Big to you, but also star of "The Good Wife"-- and Steve Walter are planning to open a new Cutting Room this...
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Hugh Grant--remember him? Cited in the paper today for appearing with a "bevy of beauties." Whatever that means. Stuttering, blinking Hugh used to be in...

Patty Clarkson--that's what her friends call her, not Patricia--is the elegant, sexy, smart actress who's gotten her first lead role at age 50. Well,...
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Well, I waited. I never said a word about how truly horrible my visits to the new, "hip" restaurant The Lion had been. I...
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Yes, that was Harvey Keitel having dinner at the Waverly Inn the other night. The Waverly remains the hot spot of the West Village...