Dotan Negrin is a guy who plays piano out on the streets for money, but to say he's just another street performer is like saying Felix Baumgartner -- you know, that guy that jumped from the stratosphere back down to Earth last October -- is just another skydiver.
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The Guatemalan chayote-and-chicken stew called jacon at Tierras Centro Americanas
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David C. asks - A friend of mine has been trekking in Guatemala, and tells me about the wonderful food he's encountere ... More >>
The spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera) is available live in Chinatown fish markets along Mott and Grand streets.
Those enjoy looking in those cardboard boxes (either approvingly or disapprovingly) that are used to merchandise live creatures on the sidewalks in front of Chinatown markets had a sur ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
April 12, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 15
by Elaine Louie
Asking a woman her sexual fantasy is a new way of saying, "Who are you?" If she tells you, she may be doing a mental strip-tease or she may be trying to liberate herse ... More >>
"I would like to set the record straight about the horse in Studio 54," Bianca Jagger writes on the recently debuted site, ICorrect, a place where celebrities and other public figures and corporations can legitimize the hearsay of online banter. "I love horses and I used to have a white horse ... More >>
1. Celtuce is an extreme variety of lettuce native to southern China. It's also known as stem lettuce, celery lettuce, asparagus lettuce, wo ju, and kaki-jisha. Though the leaves are edible, the cooked stem is the whole point of the vegetable. In addition to steaming and sauteeing, pickling ... More >>
Little monster.The Nespresso boutique that opened in SoHo last week is set up like a café, but you'd have to be insane to actually use it as such. A latte at the cafe is $6.50; a chamomile tea is $5.50; a grilled tuna sandwich is $16. Espresso is $4. Meanwhile, at the boutique part upstairs, ... More >>
Diplomats, with all of their power as foreign emissaries, tend to keep a low news profile. If you don't notice, whenever anything happens to them, it makes big news, as they are for all intents and purposes, foreign powers on American soil.
Well, expect to see this on the front cover of th ... More >>
positiveictafrica.wordpress.comA typical Kenyan meal featuring the staple starch called ugali and fried fishMorgan S. asks: I've been told you can get every cuisine in the world in New York City. Is that true?
Dear Morgan: Well, almost. We've got at least 80 distinct cuisines by my estimate, ... More >>
A tale of two tamales, one red and one green (click to explode)
Not sure how when it happened, but East Harlem's 116th Street has become of paradise of Latin street vending. At $2 for two, the tamale meal you see above constitutes one of the city's most formidable Incredibly Cheap Eats. Purchas ... More >>