New York's Italian-American culinary heritage runs deep, and on Monday, Andrew Carmellini and Sal Lamboglia, along with partners Luke Ostrom and Josh Pickard, threw their experienced Borsalinos into the saucy ring with Bar Primi (325 Bowery, 212-220-9100). The bi-level space, formerly home to Peels, ... More >>
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The blood sausage called gyuma at Tibetan restaurant Phayul We may be on the culinary frontier here, but you don't have to be a vampire (or a mosquito) to appreciate blood as an ingredient. What can it do? It thickens stews and helps puddings set. Rich in protein, it can be coagulated into shapes ... More >>
Ancestry.com and its little green leaves can take a hike. Yesterday, the National Archives flicked on the switch for the 1940 census, marking the end of 72 years of confidentiality that held the records back from the public. In less than four hours, the site was paralyzed after being hit with 22 mil ... More >>
Sorry, Mike! The city is just not as big as you think it is. That's according to the U.S. Census Bureau, anyway, which, in very unsurprising news, has announced that it is not revising its official population count for 2010, despite the city's official challenge of the final number. Every ten yea ... More >>
Yes, Brooklyn counts as part of NYC, even if I came from its bowels. And if you bother to explore the place, it has even more neighborhoods, crannies, grannies, weirdies, and diversity than Manhattan. Well, The L Magazine did so in naming the 50 best blocks in that very borough. Blocks in Red Hoo ... More >>
Uzbek-Korean-Russian food, you say? Head on out.
Kuksu is a noodle soup whose name means "noodle soup" in Korean. This week Counter Culture rolls into one of the city's most unique restaurants, Elza Fancy Foods. The menu represents the Uzbek-Korean-Russian cooking of Uzbekistan's Korean population. Much of the food is cheap, fascinating, and del ... More >>
The unfortunately named (given what we're about to say next) "Edward B. Shallow" Junior High in Bensonhurst has the dubious honor of being the New York City school with the most suspensions issued for sexting in 2010. This is more suspensions for sexting than any other city school in the last ... More >>
April Bloomfield of The Breslin is one of the new food saints at the Feast of San Gennaro, and this delicious pork tonnato sandwich is her benediction. For over 100 years, the street scarf at New York City's Italian religious festivals remained the same: hot or sweet pork sausages, grilled ... More >>
Number one is a pickle-studded bowl of goo. One of the questions I'm most frequently asked is, "What's the best thing you've eaten recently?" And then I have to rummage around in my recollections of the many, many good meals I've eaten in the last few weeks. Usually, I'm left tongue-tied. B ... More >>
The relentless barrage of year-end lists means that their contents tend to get lost in a shiny, amorphous tangle, so we're grateful for Steve Cuozzo's annual dining-related invective, deposited amongst the tinsel like a fat lump of coal. The Post critic's take on 2010 is more or less as withe ... More >>
Fiji Water is shutting down its operations on the island due to a tax hike imposed by Fiji's government. The company is owned by billionaire investors Lynda Resnick and Stewart Resnick, who also own POM Wonderful. [Wall Street Journal] Burger King's monthlong "King of the Road" bus tour has ... More >>
It's Tuesday, and these days in New York City, that means another special election. With runoff elections, resignations, and the occasional expulsion from a legal body, there have been quite a few in the past election season. Today's race is in the 44th City Council District, where Republica ... More >>
Vasilios (Bill) Gerazounis, 66, the owner of the Bensonhurst building where 5 tenants were killed and an infant severely injured in a fire allegedly set by another tenant on January 30, has been issued violations by the Department of Buildings for illegal walls and blocked exits on his proper ... More >>
In city races the favorites are getting treated as such, with very few deviations. Some of the city council races are downright ridiculous. Bronx incumbent Joel Rivera has defeated his Conservative Party challenger Steven Stern 97 to 3 percent. What an election night party Stern must be having. ... More >>
After a black kid was killed by young Italian-Americans in Bensonhurst in 1989, and recalling the similar Howard Beach incident of 1986, Pete Hamill put an article in the New York Post called "The Lesson of Howard Beach Was Lost on the Punks of Guidoville," filled with Hamill's ripe evocatio ... More >>
No more tanning salons for Bay Ridge's foremost dessert provider
OK, let's see if Gothamist picked up the Homeland Security TV story -- hey, what's this? Michael Musto? That fella gets around. Highlights! On doing a "gay Match Game show at Bowery Poetry Club": "'Wanna do a free, local version of the Match Game?' Sure! That's how I run my career...into the ground. ... More >>
You know the type. The person who refers to the outer boroughs by using phrases like "the wilds of Brooklyn." Your friend who has lived here for a decade but has never crossed the East River. The one who insists you meet for dinner in "the city" rather than, god forbid, get on the L, F or N train ... More >>
If you're looking for a lively, expensive meal, it can be had at the new Inakaya (231 West 40th Street) in the Times building. At the Japanese robatayaka, staffers scream out orders to cooks who grill the food while kneeling and serve it up using large paddles. The pricey menu includes a $65 Kinki f ... More >>
For many months, a banner with pictures of kebabs promised a new Turkish restaurant on the corner of Fulton Street and South Elliot in Fort Greene. Finally, Deniz (662 Fulton Street, Brooklyn), has opened. Co-owner Yucel Yuksel lives in Bensonhurst, where he also co-owns the Turkish fast food resta ... More >>
The margherita pie at Cataldo's (click to enlarge) Cataldo's--a new Italian restaurant at Vanderbilt and Dean on the fringes of Prospect Heights--is hard to figure out. It's so brightly lit, that it shines like a beacon to cars zooming by on Atalntic Avenue one block away. While this may be good for ... More >>
PS 110, Greenpoint was humming at 7 a.m.; twenty-minute wait. Big lines at Miss Heather's polling place, too. In Harlem the lines are "up the block." "Down the block and around in corner," said a voter in Crown Heights. "My god," said a volunteer in Bensonhurst, "So busy for first thing in the mor ... More >>
Days of whine and poses
Mob mistress Linda Schiro told one murder tale the same way to everyone. Despite the holes in her story.
Cyclones put Markowitz on a bobblehead doll. Now he'll pop up even more.
New attempt to launch an upscale Sicilian on Hudson Street
Crime Fighting vs. Civil Liberties in Housing Projects
Subway Surfers Risk Their Lives Atop the Citys Trains. Only Mad Fools Take the Dare. Only the Lucky Survive.
The Great Depression
Lisa Kudrow supposedly got jewelry worth $5000 to host the MTV Movie Awards, and Adam Sandler was gifted with a $15,000 flat-screen TV.