College Point (New York)

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Little Pepper Hot Pot's Hot Pot, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 92: Szechuan spicy hot pot from Little Pepper Hot Pot (133-43 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, 718-690-2206)

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Here Are Five Great Outdoor Spots for Eating and Drinking in Queens

    As the weather heats up, one New York guarantee -- along with the worsening odor of garbage -- is a deluge of talk about chic outdoor spots. Queens offers plenty of opportunities to eat and drink in the open air, but with its own particular, down-to-earth sensibility. Here are our recommendations fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Flushing

    It's no secret that the outer boroughs are home to some of the meltiest parts of New York's vast cultural and culinary crockpot. Like socarrat -- the crunchy bits of rice at the bottom of the paella pan -- the tastiest morsels are on the edges, hidden beneath layers of bomba rice, or in Flushing's c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    DNA Tests Confirm Body Found in Queens is Avonte Oquendo's

    DNA tests conducted by the city medical examiner confirmed that the remains found at College Point, Queens late Thursday night are, in fact, those of Avonte Oquendo. On Friday, police confirmed that the pants and shoes found on the body matched, in both size and color, the clothes Oquendo was wear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    UPDATED: Partial Body Found Near the East River Linked to Missing Teen Avonte Oquendo

    NYPD investigators were dispatched to College Point, Queens at 7 p.m. Thursday night after a young woman discovered the remains of a body near Powell Cove Boulevard and Endeavor Place. An NYPD spokesman tells the Voice that the body -- a lower torso, including both legs and one arm -- was partiall ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2012

    Little Pepper: Eat Heat

    A favorite Sichuan place brings its fire to a new nabe

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Little Pepper: 5 Dishes You Probably Won't Find at Your Neighborhood Chinese

    1. Crust of Cooked Rice With Pork -- This dish hails from Zhejiang, the maritime province just south of Shanghai. The flavors are rich and mellow, and the crunchiness of the rice an added bonus. This week Counter Culture settles into Little Pepper, a relocated Sichuan classic now found in College ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Our 10 Best Sichuan Restaurants in NYC

    Braised whole fish with hot bean sauce at Grand Sichuan House When Sichuan sailed into town in the '70s, it was spelled Szechuan and the food was a pale evocation of one of China's foremost regional cuisines. If chili oil was used, it was just a drop, and the sole vector of a timid spiciness was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    10 Crazy Facts Learned From New York City's Complaint Records

    ​New Yorkers love to complain. When we walk down the street we get sidewalk rage, and when we're at home, we can't stop complaining about everything around our homes. 311 just released an interactive map that lets you track complaints over the past year in categories from noise to traffic and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Few Surprises in Times Unemployment Map (Though Coney Beats Carroll Gardens)

    ​We are grateful for the Times unemployment map, which shows what New York neighborhoods are doing best and worst in these parlous economic times, though most of its findings come as no shock. The big loser is unsurprisingly East New York (also murder rate increase leader) with 3rd-quarter un ... More >>

  • News

    December 8, 2009

    The Rise and Fall of Internet Sports Bookie and Poker Pro James Giordano

    From Bluff magazine to court, James Giordano was wired for success until Queens prosecutors captured him in their web

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Deutsche Demo Job's Oddball Whistleblower

    Here's the payback for pestering your demolition coworkers and bosses about illegal smoking and swigging from a bottle of Johnny Walker while on the job: "They called him a rat and a 'fat Jew' in graffiti scrawled across the port-a-pottys...urinated in his hard hat and sealed him inside a closet wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2009

    Next day stories

    The Albany Times-Union wants Hiram Monserrate pushed out to preserve "[n]othing less than whatever dignity is left" to the State Senate. The editorial calls Monserrate's continued presence "an assault on the sensibilities of the people of New York in the first degree" which would show the Senate as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2009

    Victim in Queens anti-gay bias attack speaks out

    ​ Jack Price, who was viciously beaten in what police are describing as an anti-gay attack last week in College Point, is out of his medically-induced coma and talking to the Daily News. Price says he doesn't remember much of the attack, but does remember his attackers, who he recognized fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    2nd Suspect Sought in Queens Bias Attack

    ​The beating, with anti-gay slurs, of Jack Price, 49, last week in College Point has drawn high-profile attention and one arrest -- that of Daniel Aleman, 26, of College Point Boulevard, who is charged with a hate crime. Police have identified a second suspect and are on the hunt for him. Dani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Willets Point's Septic Tank Days May Be Coming to a Close

    The septic tank days of Willets Point -- that ramshackle industrial triangle near Citi Field that awaits a Bloomberg-style makeover -- may be coming to an end. At least that's what the city's Economic Development Corporation announced last Thursday, when the agency said it would put $100 million d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Hot Chelsea Club Hit Again

    In the latest incident at the ultrahot and scandal-scarred Marquee nightclub in Chelsea, prosecutors yesterday charged a Queens man in the kidnapping and rape of a woman who passed out while drinking there back on the night of March 22. The incident, the latest in a series at the trouble-plagued c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Flights Leaves LaGuardia, Drops Chunks, Lands at Kennedy

    American Airlines Flight 309 had some trouble after it departed LaGuardia for Chicago at 8:15 this morning and, after dropping chunks of its engine over College Point, landed at Kennedy Airport. All passengers and crew are safe. Engine failure is suspected, an FAA investigation is pending. Update: S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    Tony Avella is Mad as Hell (And Running for Mayor)

    Days before City Councilmember Tony Avella (D-Queens) officially declared his candidacy for mayor on Sunday, he released a video in which he compared his position to that of Howard Beale in the 1976 film, Network. The character, a ratings-challenged news anchor turned anti-corporate crusader portray ... More >>

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  • Dining

    April 4, 2006

    Shrimp Mountain

    Kinky new Flushing Thai offers oddball cuisine collection

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    January 17, 2006
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    August 1, 2000

    Target Practice

    The Low (Cost) Road to Fashion

  • News

    February 9, 1999