Corona (New York)

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Mexican Restaurant El Tenampa Is a Dive Bar That Serves a Great Hangover Cure

    Forget the ambitious newcomers occupying the rabid media for a moment. The spectrum of Mexican eateries that our city has on offer is a panoply that gets even more diverse when you head to the lower tier. Here, there are bodegas that act as taquerias. There are grocery stores that morph into lounges ... More >>

  • Books

    July 31, 2013
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    October 8, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: 50% Off Wine, Cider Week

    Monday, October 8 Half Off Wine. Today is Columbus Day and Lulu & Me is celebrating with 50% off all bottles of Italian wine. Varietals include Pecorino from Cataldi Madonna in Abruzzo and San Michele Pinot Grigio from Alto Adige. Pork Feast. Starting Monday and continuing every Monday thereafter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Where Can I Get Guatemalan Food in New York?

    The Guatemalan chayote-and-chicken stew called jacon at Tierras Centro Americanas [See More Ask the Critics: Where to Plan a Bachelorette Dinner | How Do I Become a Food Writer?] David C. asks - A friend of mine has been trekking in Guatemala, and tells me about the wonderful food he's encountere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Offered Without Comment

    Lemon Ice King of Corona, Corona, Queens, 9:28pm

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    April 15, 2011

    Venezuelan Food. If You Think It's Boring, You Haven't Tried King Patacon

    ​The king patacon is bounded by woven, twice-fried plantains. I've got to admit I was late to the table in the appreciation of Venezuelan food. Compared to other South American cuisines - fiery-hot Peruvian, beany and fishy Ecuadorian, African-leaning Brazilian, and feral steak Argentine wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    The NY Post Is Dead Wrong About Hiram Monserrate's Pizza Place

    ​The coconut flan was every bit as good as Monserrate said it was. Everyone knows Hiram Monserrate, the politician -- the disgraced legislator from Queens convicted of brutalizing his girlfriend, and now under investigation for financial improprieties during his preceding City Council stint. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Alcohol's Deadly Toll

    ​Drowning in drink New Yorkers drink a lot, so there's always a steady stream of hospitalizations and emergency room visits because of booze, and some of the city's immigrant communities are leading the way, according to the Spanish-language daily. In 2009, alcohol led to 70,000 emergency room ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    O Cuomo, All Ye Faithful

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 28, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 52 O Cuomo, all ye faithful by Joanna Mermey "This guy's the hottest piece of flesh in town," political pundit Doug Ireland informed a crowd at the Lion's Head after Mario Cuomo had mesmerized the Vil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Today in El Diario: The War on Prostitution Cards

    ​Today in El Diario, that newspaper at your bodega you always wondered about... The War on Prostitution Cards Along a 40-block stretch of Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, you can occasionally hear the words "girls, girls" murmured at night, according to the Spanish-language daily. But these whis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Elemental Eggplant Parm Sandwich Explodes At Leo's Latticini

    ​This unspeakably lush hero is #28 in 100 Days/100 Dishes Seeds ooze out the sides, tomato sauce laps at the edges, cheese gums up the works, and the eggplant itself has dissolved into something unidentifiable deep in the sandwich, just a texture and subtle flavor presence in its light coati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Some Schools Could Lose 30 Percent of Teachers under Bloomberg Plan - WNYC

    The Bloomberg Administration has announced that some schools could lose up to 30 percent of their teaching force, WNYC is reporting this morning. Under a worst-case scenario, the Department of Education is set to lay off one to five teachers at most schools, with some losing 30 percent of their ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2010

    Italiano Special Tamale at Nixtamal Tortilleria

    ​It looks so innocent and bland before you unwrap it. In the course of doing my due diligence in connection with assembling Our 10 Best Mexican Restaurants, I spent a week revisiting places I though might belong in the top 10, and checked out a few new taquerias that had been recommended to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Our 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in NYC

    ​The inviting dining room of Tortilleria Nixtamal in Corona, Queens. Mexican cooking has been coming of age in the city lately, and even champions of such regional variations as Cal-Mex now have lots to be thankful for. We have our upscale places, too, showcasing the gastronomic stylings of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Deer Prefers Beer (Video)

    ​While we wait for more information on the Discovery Channel gunman's this: There is a deer in China that, apparently, likes to drink beer. Which is slightly less horrifying than a baby in Indonesia who smokes a pack or 10 a day -- maybe?

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    As we descend into the welcome oblivion of a long holiday weekend, here's a look back at the best posts of the week that was: We ranked Our 10 Best Vegetarian Dishes. The Daily Shot: cozy up to PDT's Kansai Kick. This week's Top Chef was "embarrassing, like living in a trailer park."

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Key to the City: A Little Bit Lame

    ​Key to the City, a project by artist Paul Ramirez Jonas, kicked off last Thursday at their kiosk in Times Square. The venture has had a huge turnout so far -- with lines closing early on account of all the wannabe key-bearers. We tried to attain one of the hot-commodity keys twice before maki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Week in Review: Sign of Victory

    One of these dudes is noticeably less enthusiastic than all the other dudes. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith​In the week we interviewed an actual fitness instructor about the theoretical plausibility of exercising to Sleigh Bells, we also penned a Twitter-based ode to Erykah Badu's habitual latenes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Last Night: A Wednesday Night Out On The L.E.S., Featuring A Secret Entrance, Wobbly Dancers, And One Awful Bouncer

    ​Above, the scene at Ella; below, the nefarious Corona-based secret door at Stay. Pics by Puja. ​New York City's downtown party scene adheres to a finely tuned set of rules. It's one of those things that everyone understands and no one talks about--a delicate balance of power that's main ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 25, 2010

    Summer Guide: The Village Voice's Field Guide to Cold Summer Treats

    From gelato to affogato to fro-yo&emdash;our recommended frozen fun

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Tortilleria Nixtamal's Fernando Ruiz on Expansion Plans, Great Food in Dirty Places, and Cooking in the Firehouse

    AM-NYThe tortilla-making operation at Tortilleria Nixtamal​When Fernando Ruiz and Shauna Page opened Tortilleria Nixtamal in Corona, Queens, just about a year and a half ago, the place became an instant sensation. That's because they're the only known place in the city that makes fresh masa do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Where Am I Eating? Tortilleria Nixtamal

    ​This week's Where Am I Eating? proved to be far too easy for you good eaters out there. Yes, these are fish tacos from Torilleria Nixtamal, the excellent tortilla-maker and restaurant in Corona, Queens. The first person to guess the correct answer was JMB--congratulations! Please email me s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Restaurants

    Ridiculously delicious Fujianese-style oyster cake ​Tomorrow we'll bring you our 10 favorite restaurants in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The neighborhood's two main drags, Fifth Avenue and Eighth Avenue, are respectively home to excellent Latin and Asian restaurants. And although Sunset Park's Chine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Ofrenda; Goodbye to Rainbow Cafe (in Manhattan)

    The Loading Dock, an expansion of Forrest Cole's Choncho's Tacos cart at the Brooklyn Flea, has opened in Downtown Brooklyn. Serving Mexican-style eggs, tacos made with tortillas from Corona's Nixtamal, and Gorilla coffee, it will also act as a gallery. [NY Magazine] Peter Poulakakos, whose father ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    One-Stop Shopping for Halloween and Day of the Dead at Corona's Abarrotera Central

    ​Seeking the finishing touch for your Dia de Los Muertos altar? How about bizarre Mexican candy to give out on Halloween? Abbarotera Central, in Corona, Queens, the Mexican equivalent of Restaurant Depot, has a wide array of both. Choose from the many macabre bride and groom figurines, confec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon. And these are the best posts of the week: We ranked Our 10 Best Food Shops. Corona's Abarrotera Central offers one-stop shopping for Halloween. Scottish food importer Andrew Hamilton is making haggis for Highlands. This week, g-u-t-b-o-m-b was spelled okonomiyaki at May Ch ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 18, 2009


    Get all lo-fi and sandy with Real Estate

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Our 10 Best Frozen Treats

    ​Remember when you were a kid, and your summer was measured out in frozen treats? Maybe your mom kept Popsicles in the freezer, and you had to sneak through the noisy screen door to snitch one. Or maybe every Friday evening, your dad would summon the family and pile everyone into the car and g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Our Ten Best--Tacos

    Rough-hewn corn tortillas constitute our connection with Mexico's remote past, when women slaked tiny ears of corn with lye procured from blackened seashells to make masa. To put in those tortillas, they made chile-rich sauces, while their husbands sojourned in search of wild boar, crunchy insects, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC--Eggplant Parmigiano at Leo's Latticini

    The supremely wonderful eggplant parm at Leo's Latticini (click to elongate). Most eggplant parmigiano heroes deploy sodden fried eggplant slices that might have been stepped on by hundreds of feet. Not so at Leo's Latticini (also known as Mama's), located in the backwoods of Corona, Queens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    4 More Schools Close for Swine Flu

    To the 11 schools that were recently closed due to suspected swine flu infection, you can add P.S. 209 and its special affiliate, P9, in Whitestone, P.S. 19 in Corona, and P.S. 32 in Flushing. New York State's swine flu case count is at 259, with 186 in the city. Oh, and there might be a new case in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Weekend Special--Cooling Summer Treats of Corona, Queens

    Our favorite ices at Lemon Ice King of Corona: coffee and lemon (click to lick) The hotter weather hitting town this weekend demands cooling concoctions. So, braving the threat of swine flu, we strapped on our masks and headed for Corona. There we immediately headed past the bocce ball court t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Man Dragged From Queens to Coney by Minivan

    A guy got hit by a Chevy minivan in Corona this morning, and was dragged all the way to Coney Island before being discovered -- a 17-mile trip, reports the Times' City Blog. "The pedestrian, apparently a male," they add, "is dead." The driver, who like the victim is at this writing unidentified, not ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    September 18, 2007

    On the Taco Trail

    Our restaurant critic goes hunting on Roosevelt Avenue

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    August 28, 2007
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    May 8, 2007

    Stuck in the City—and Lovin' It

    Four cool adventures for three hot months

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    May 9, 2006
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    January 11, 2005

    NY Mirror

    Shedding Light on a New Lower East Side Spot to Get Lost In

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    November 9, 2004
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    July 20, 2004
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    June 1, 2004

    Worth the Splurge

    Top 100 Italian Restaurants

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    April 13, 2004
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    February 10, 2004
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    January 13, 2004

    Gang Planks

    Pols Push Tougher Policing for City's Gang Problem

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    September 30, 2003

    Liquid City

    French tries: Take the No. 6 train to the South of France

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    March 4, 2003
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    August 31, 1999
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    November 10, 1998

    Grecian formula

    Three-Bedroom 1921 House

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