In his memoir, Mort Zachter remembers his grandparents' East Village bakery as a chaotic little shop, cluttered with breads and pastries. The kind of place where a health inspector might find a box of kitty litter, but could always be bribed with an excellent seven-layer cake to look the other way.
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In a couple of weeks, the biggest, gaudiest, gayest and easily the most-watched televised music event in the world will unfold, this year from Baku, Azerbaijan, and once again Americans will be almost completely oblivious to it.
We're talking, of course, about the Eurovision Song Contest, which sta ... More >>
Just a few weeks after the Scientologists at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida experienced it for themselves, here it is: video from this year's L. Ron Hubbard birthday event. On March 13, LRH would have turned 101 years old (if he hadn't so wisely dropped his meat body in 1986 to research hig ... More >>
pbase.comAt one time, Lundy's was the world's largest restaurant, seating 2,800 hungry souls.
Shed a tear for Brooklyn's great restaurants of the past. They once defined life in the borough, making it unnecessary to toddle to Manhattan for a lively and memorable night out, and they died as t ... More >>
Happy Sunday! Enjoy your brunches and precious, precious sleep while you still can. Today will be partly cloudy with a high of 33.
There's a joke about "man bites dog" here that I'm not quite coming up with, but yesterday a fox managed to shoot its would-be hunter in Belarus. It escaped ... More >>
(Bebeto Matthews/AP via the MLB)Cotto (L) and Foreman at the stadiumThere are lots of Jews and Puerto Ricans in New York. And that, once you sweep away a fine layer of euphemism, is why boxing is returning to Yankee Stadium tomorrow night after a 34-year hiatus.
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The plans were almost derailed by a previously scheduled bar mitzvah, but WBA Super Welterweight Champion Yuri Foreman will be defending his title against 3-time World Champion Miguel Cotto June 5 at Yankee Stadium. Foreman, a rabbinical student from Belarus by way of Israel and Brooklyn, and ... More >>
Brooklyn's Yuri (or, in english, George) Foreman, who came here from Belarus by way of Israel, defeated previous champion Daniel Santos last night to win the WBA Super Welterweight title. Foreman, who is studying to be a rabbi, is the first israeli to win a world championship title.
Morgan is the one in corpse paint.
Two of the biggest bands in black metal, Mayhem and Marduk, are touring the U.S. together throughout May and June, starting at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza. Mayhem, fronted by frequent Sunn O))) collaborator Attila Csihar, has been around pretty consistently since ... More >>