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06.26.13 Andy Cush

First, guess how many bars there are in the area of the Lower East Side and East Village bounded by 14th Street, Rivington Street, Avenue B, and the East River today. I’ll give you a minute. There are 74, according to the State Liquor Authority. Nothing to turn your nose up at, but a little […]

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05.30.13 Andy Cush

Our friends at Complex put together this list of the “25 Douchiest Bars in NYC Right Now,” a pretty spot-on assessment of everything fratty, loud, and wrong with New York nightlife. Just when you think they’re doing a little too much grabbing at the low-hanging douche in Murray Hill and Midtown, some more contentious picks […]

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03.01.13 Aymann Ismail

Signage? Who needs signage? Take a tour through Brooklyn, where the bars have no names… on the outside. Check back every Friday for a new photo essay. See the photos in the gallery above. (Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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12.03.12 Andy Cush

For restaurant workers in the Rockaways, Hurricane Sandy proved especially devestating. Not only were homes destroyed, but many shuttered bars and eateries left food service professionals out of work. Now, Manhattan restauranteur and Rockaway native Michael Sinensky is doing his part to help the storm recovery along: by allowing displaced bartenders from the peninsula to serve […]

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09.17.12 Andy Cush

Greenwood Park, a 13,000 square-foot Beer Garden just north of Greenwood Cemetery in South Slope, has been a haven for teachers since it opened in June. It’s also a favorite locale for neighborhood parents, who head to the garden to grab a few cold brews as their children frolic around the large complex. Now, Greenwood […]

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02.21.12 Bucky Turco

An Irish sports bar in Hell’s Kitchen is the latest place to be infected by the growing Linsanity pandemic. Landsdowne Road is no more, behold its new sign which will soon translate to worst renamed pub ever. (Photo: Joseph Schulhoff/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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12.23.11 Ed Daly

If holiday movies have taught us anything, it’s that family is the magic elixir to all of life’s problems. In about 24 hours, many of us will also learn that family time is also about as stress-free as being asked to stop Hans Gruber from taking over Nakatomi Plaza. That is why many treat December […]

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12.08.10 Bucky Turco

Eater heard correctly and the rumors are no longer rumors, Max Fish is closing. I spoke to an employee at the venerable Lower East Side dive bar and fast crowd hangout that recently turned 21. He confirmed that the location will close at the end of January, but didn’t have too many specifics about whether […]

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