[Summer Guide 2014]
Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back Tue ... More >>
Break out the festive hats, it's about time to bet on some horses and hit a fiesta. And a slew of venues all over the city are ready to accommodate your antics, whether you're planning on donning a sombrero or a floppy bonnet, whether you'll be drinking margaritas or mint juleps. Here are the 10 be ... More >>
This week in Cheap Laughs, we have daytime talk show legends, charitable causes, lots of gays, lots of pizza, and Jar Jar Binks doing his best Ed McMahon impression. Confused? Don't be. All will be revealed in our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.
After a three-year wait, a 31-year-old East New York man has been convicted on second-degree murder charges for beating his girlfriend's baby daughter to death. On March 24, 2010, around 9 p.m., 22-year-old Candace Jones of Corona, Queens, went to work, leaving her boyfriend, Allen Shannon, to wat ... More >>
The much ballyhooed and successful Converse Rubber Tracks Live series is back tonight with a free, incredibly diverse and "sold out" in minutes show featuring venerable Long Island post-punk mathletes Glassjaw, the frenetic/psychedelic (and ironically named) Balance & Composure, and Queens' rappers ... More >>
Tonight, the World's Fair hip-hop collective will be bringing their brand of ruggedly charming rap to the Knitting Factory. Broadcasting from Queens, the crew caught a profile bump last year with the release of Children Of The Night's stellar Queens... Revisited mixtape and are set to build on that ... More >>
Better than: CIRCUS night at Webster Hall. To say that Mac DeMarco and his band are a bit dotty would be an understatement. DeMarco acts like a backwoods Jeffery Lebowski, chugging beer on stage and burping into the microphone, all with a sort of "aw shucks" grin plastered over his face. And he's ... More >>
A Celebration of the Wonderful World Of Phoebe Jacobs Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center Thursday, May 24 The voice that filled Rose Hall first at the Thursday afternoon memorial for Phoebe Jacobs was Jacobs's own. There was her face, too, projected on a large screen in a first-tier box. It all mi ... More >>
The Mi Ami rocker hits the decks as Ital
As delays and uncertainty persist in the redistricting process in Albany, support is growing for a new majority Latino congressional district in New York City. Pols and advocates have been rallying this month in an effort to pressure the state to draw a majority Latino district that would include p ... More >>
To all those complaining about the Apple store soon to be ensconced in Grand Central Station, what's so bad about an Apple store at Grand Central Station? Apple stores, it seems are wonderful, open-minded, happy places, where anything can happen, and frequently does. Not only will the people who wo ... More >>
Ashton and Demi and Sex Trafficking
Ah, restaurant wars. As inevitable as income taxes and that incredulous look Tom gets on his face whenever Marcel opens his mouth. And last night's didn't disappoint, bringing with it a spectacle of meaty, man-sized proportions and more bitch-fighting than an entire season of The Real Housew ... More >>
Chef Ricardo CardonaEl Salvador-born Ricardo Cardona moved from his home country to Alphabet City when he was a teenager in the early '80s. He now heads up the kitchen of the newly opened Gabbana, a modern Dominican restaurant in Corona, Queens. The chef is a veteran of New York kitchens, hav ... More >>
Chef Ricardo CardonaRicardo Cardona heads up the kitchen of the newly opened Gabbana, a modern Dominican restaurant in Corona, Queens. The chef is a veteran of New York kitchens, having worked his way up from frying falafel in the East Village to the Ritz Carlton, and finally developing his o ... More >>
Ken MaldonadoTim O'Leary keeps watch over the sidewalk outside his shop.On a recent Sunday evening, a teenager came into Timmy O's Frozen Custard and waited nervously by the door. When owner Timmy O'Leary offered him a custard sample, he declined, opting for a cheeseburger. Another young guy ... More >>
20 Happy Hours for every legal drinking hour in town!
In a city of slumlords and broke-ass apartment buildings, these stand out.
We spent the final weekend before Tuesday's Special Election in the 19th Senate District in Jackson Heights and Corona, Queens. One morning, we woke up to find a Jose Peralta supporter had managed to slip inside of the co-op building to leave pamphlets under every door. The next day, even Rob ... More >>
Not content to plot revenge from an underwater lair, ejected state senator Hiram Monserrate has filed a federal suit to get his seat back. As he declared in his speech just before the removal vote, he contends he was denied due process, and his constituents denied proper representation. Th ... More >>
Not a burrito: Dos Toro's steak taco Dos Toros, a new Cal-Mex taqueria just off Union Square, is owned by Leo and Oliver Kremer, two brothers from Berkeley who wanted to bring Mission-style burritos to New York. Oddly enough, Leo is also the bassist for Third Eye Blind. Neither brother has an ... More >>
Comes now the classic Pulitzer-bait multi-part epic from the New York Times, a deep look at the folks living on a single cul-de-sac in Southern California as they weather a housing bust in a deep recession. The series, which currently has no end in sight, is modestly tagged "Beth Court" and inclu ... More >>
Martha Clark, center, holds the street sign bearing the name of her only child, Corp. Jonathan Rivadeneira who was killed in Iraq in 2007. Last Saturday afternoon on a Jackson Heights' street corner, Martha Clark clasped her tiny hands around a microphone, tilted her black sunglasses towards the ... More >>
At her upcoming State of the City speech, which she is expected to bellow at any moment, Council Speaker Christine Quinn is expected to propose an income tax hike on richer New Yorkers, says Liz Benjamin. Citizens making between $297,000 and $532,000 would see their rate rise from 3.683 percent to ... More >>
Delays at New York's area airports not only hurt the city's standing in the global marketplace but also pollute nearby communities, according to a report by Comptroller Bill Thompson. In a new report, “Grounded: The Impact of Mounting Flight Delays on New York City’s Economy & Environment" T ... More >>
Pratt students invent the next New Yorkfor real.
The terror, the delight, and the unfathomable feelings of being alive
Amid Willets Point 'blight,' pride and vow to fight redevelopment
Festive fun that's both naughty and nice
It's cheerful on Fifth: "Hey, Bob, I'm just coming out of the barbershop"
Outside is the perfect setting to cure all that ales you
A Chronology of U.S. Military Fatalities Since 'Mission Accomplished,' Part II
Running Down the Rabbit Hole at the Louis Armstrong Archive
My Not-So-Secret Life as an FBI Informant
The Big Term-Limits Primary Offers Some Surprises
Too Hot to Think? Drink.
The Growth of Korean Churches in Flushing Sparks Community Tensions
Taking globalization personally: Nine New Yorkers say what moved them to march on the IMF
When Clothes Make the Suspect