Corona (New York)

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    La Vega's Roasted Chicken, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 18: Roasted chicken from La Vega (472 Lorimer Street, 718-599-2342)

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Here's What the Future of Food in Queens Looks Like

    At the average New York street fair, one tends to encounter the same stalls, hawking knock-off handbags or churning out questionable hot dogs. At Saturday's Viva La Comida!, however, held for the third year in the heart of Jackson Heights, there was a near hour-long line of hungry visitors waiting a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    The Lemon Ice King of Corona's Lemon Ice, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 56, Lemon Ice from Lemon Ice King of Corona, (52-02 108th Street, Queens, 718-699-5133)

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Where to Order the Peculiar Taco Placero

    If you've ever ordered a taco placero on a whim in one of New York City's taqueria-bodegas without knowing what it was, you may have been surprised at the result. Did I order this crumble of rice and half a jalapeño on a dry tortilla? Is the taquero out to lunch? The peculiar taco placero is a Pobl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Is Smorgasburg's La Cemita Ready for a Brick-and-Mortar Location?

    After a month-long residency at Whole Foods and a presences at Brooklyn's foodie bazaar Smorgasburg that commands weekend throngs, Danny Lyu's Cemita's Mexican Sandwich is primed to open a more permanent location for its Poblano-style sandwiches. But does the food warrant it?

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Creature of Rebelmatic: The Patriarch of NYC's Hip-Hop Underground

    Opening for Kool AD this Thursday night at Webster Hall is hip-hop-infused punk outfit Rebelmatic, a group fronted by MC and DIY-innovator Creature, a face familiar to anyone who's ever even walked near a hip-hop event in New York City in the past two decades. From his '90s output with his group Tri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Our Five Best Cheap Eats This Week

    Tax Day no doubt left at least a few of you feeling a little bit poorer, and it's for you especially this week that we present a list of five great NYC restaurants where you can eat for less than $10. Nothing striking your fancy? Check out our Cheap Eats archives for more ideas.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Celebrate Tamale Season at Tamales Mexicanos

    Unlike many foodstuffs, the Mexican tamale resists modernization. The process -- making a braised filling, mixing a dough, soaking cornhusks, assembling individual dumplings, wrapping each package, then steaming until cooked through -- is so time-consuming that it enervates even the most eager parti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Venture to Tacos y Quesadillas Chilpacingo Gro. for Tlayocos

    The cadre of carts parked outside of the Myrtle-Wyckoff stop in Bushwick have gained another member: Tacos y Quesadillas Chilpancingo Gro. (Wyckoff Avenue between Gates and Myrtle) is a cart based out of Corona, Queens -- where there is an original outpost -- and it has roots in the capital city of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    El Giro Gallo Truck Only Comes Out at Night

    Of the coterie of taco trucks that line Roosevelt Avenue from Woodside to Corona, El Gallo Giro is one of the most popular. It's a cart that only comes out at night to haunt the block with the aroma of searing meats and plumes of well-seasoned smoke. The cooks' dexterity on the flat-top griddle is w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Kool G Rap Reveals He Used To Sell Crack Out Of A Key Food Supermarket

    "Been through hard times, even worked part-time/ In a Key Food store, sweeping floors sometimes," rapped Kool G Rap back on 1989's golden era rap standard "Road to the Riches." So on a whim we asked Corona's gangsta rap godfather about the line. He obliged and regaled us with an anecdote that involv ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2013
  • Dining

    August 22, 2012

    Tacos Cachanilla: Pass Me the Pigskin

    A visit to one of the city's most evolved taquerias

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Manuel Mayi: 21 Years After Teen's Murder, Mother Lacks Answers (UPDATE)

    On March 28, 1991, Manuel Mayi was beaten to death by a mob in Corona, Queens. At the time, as many as 10 white individuals chased the 18 year-old Dominican for 16 blocks. They then hit him with baseball bats, fatally cracking his skull. Cops made three arrests. The District Attorney tried one ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Fake-Cop Robber Hits the Streets, Stops and Frisks Victim Just Like a Real Cop

    ​Of course this is a thing. Cops say that yet another punk is pretending to be a police officer -- and robbing people. But wait, it gets better: This fake cop has apparently read up on what real badges do -- he stops and frisks his victims. Here's what happened. Around 8:20 a.m. on Dec. 2 ... More >>

  • Art

    January 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Mexican Food: Still Fancy, Hip

    cbertel/Flickr​A veritable eon after La Esquina made tacos safe for the bottle service set, the "trendy taqueria" seems to still be a thing.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Fork in the Road's Favorite Ice Cream in New York

    Stu_Spivack/Flickr​ It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Today in El Diario: 7 Train Least Gross?

    ​7 train said to be least gross Maria Medrano Arevalo's eyes were wide with surprise, according to the Spanish-language daily.  "I can't believe somebody thought that the 7 train is the cleanest of all the train lines," she told the paper, referring to a recent survey that found the 7 to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Happy Earth Day From America's Sexiest Trees

    Super sexy tree via Walt Stoneburner​Earth Day has the misfortune of landing on Good Friday this year, but that's not going to take away any attention from what this day's all about: hot, sexy trees. We've compiled a list of the country's sexiest, and they're sure to get your heart pounding. I ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 30, 2011

    Sol de Quito Helps You Get High in Bushwick

    A Brooklyn restaurant helps your stomach scale the Ecuadorean Andes

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Tacos Morelos Truck Brings Tacos Placeros to Williamsburg. Double Yum!

    ​Now you don't have to go to East Elmhurst to enjoy a taco placeros, just take the L to the Bedford stop. Four years ago on an extreme taco run from Corona to Woodside on Roosevelt Avenue - intent on sampling every at least two tacos from every store, truck, and cart - my gang and I stumbled ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 26, 2011

    Cholulita Sells Smut Under the J Tracks

    Corn smut, that is. A Bed-Stuy bodega's authentic Pueblan food.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Weekend Brighton Beach Barbacoa Run

    ​We tried in vain to calculate how many goats the massive barbacoa pot held at El Jarochito. Alongside Sunset Park, East Elmhurst, and Corona, Brighton Beach and Coney Island are collectively becoming one of the foremost destinations for southern Mexican food. That was confirmed last weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2010

    Random Photos From the Preceding Week

    ​For $39, you too can be Mario Batali, Eataly.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    My 10 Favorite Queens Restaurants

    ​The sel momo at Mustang Thakali Kitchen -- much better than Dunkin' Donuts. This countdown is intended to be a bit different from the other "10 Best" lists, specifically reflecting the places I return to again and again in Queens on my own dime, long after I've critiqued them. The food is co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Gabbana to Bring Nouveau Dominican to Corona, Queens

    Ricardo Cardona​A new Modern Dominican restaurant is getting ready to open near Citi Field in Corona, Queens in the coming weeks. Gabbana, originally slated to open this week, is the brainchild of Ricardo Cardona, who keeps busy helming the kitchens of Sofrito, Lua, MamaJuana Café, and Hudson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Queens Nocturne: Lemon Ice King of Corona by Twilight

    ​ Cares of the day aside, heat still radiating from the pavement as the sun, in a mellow haze, plunges below the roofline to the west, we make our way toward The Lemon Ice King of Corona for the summer's favorite refreshment. Standing on the sidewalk in the glow that issues from the brightly l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Our 10 Best Italian-American Heroes

    ​The Meatball Shop's excellent meatball hero. The invention of the Italian-American hero must be considered one of the happiest occurrences of 20th-century American cuisine. It happened in the 1920s. French bread had just been introduced into the United States and caused a craze. Every Italia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Rockaway Taco Gets New Ingredients and a New Neighbor

    PacificStandardSome Rockaway Taco specimens.​On sunny days such as this one, our thoughts naturally turn away from fluorescent office lighting and towards the lovely beaches of Queens. So it's inspiring to hear that the folks behind Rockaway Taco are finding ever more ways to lure us to the A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Impose Test Patterns Party With Aa, Liturgy, and Dan Friel

    all photos by Rebecca SmeyneLiturgy Last night was another installment of Test Patterns, the showcase of our pals over at Impose throw every month. This round featured drum tribe Aa, YIMBY faves Liturgy, and the solo work of Parts & Labor's Dan Friel. Apparently they're all too hungover to post any ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    A Chocolate Cruise from Windstar; Contaminated Foods at Airport Restaurants

    ​Nancy DeBenedittis, the owner of Leo's Latticini, better known as Mama's of Corona, passed away earlier this month at age 90. Mama's was a regular joint for cops, firefighters, sanitation workers, parks employees and other city workers. [NY Daily News] Airport restaurants have been cited in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Queens Dems to Endorse Challenger for Monserrate's Seat

    ​Local Democrats desire to distance themselves and the electorate from state senator Hiram Monserrate, recently convicted of a lesser charge in an attack on his girlfriend, and tonight the Queens Democratic Party, the Post confirms, will announce that it is backing a challenger for his seat fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    From Hormonal Fish to Chickens, Exploring Wildlife on the 7 line

    The 7 train that cuts through Queens has long been known as the "International Express," after all the different nationalities that live in its shadow. Recently a group of urban ecology students from Columbia and Barnard mapped the line's lesser-known diversity: its wildlife. According to the free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Queen Asst. Principal "Critically Ill" with Swine Flu; 3 Schools Close (UPDATE: 3 Schools Shut All Next Week)

    Looks like it's time to PANIC again: a Queens assistant principal is reported "critically ill" with swine flu. The Times says the unidentified educator is on a respirator. Three Queens schools -- P.S. 5 in Elmhurst, Intermediate School 5 in Corona, and Intermediate School 238 in Hollis, aka the Susa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    José Peralta Has a Way With Publicity

    As the state assemblyman representing the 39th District in Queens, José Peralta is a busy guy, and like most politicians, he wants people to know it, having his office that sends out press releases to attest to his industry.Yesterday, for instance, Peralta's office announced that the Dominican-Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Update: Van-Dragged Man ID'd

    NY1 reports that the man who was fatally dragged by a minivan from Corona to Coney yesterday has been identified as Guido Salvador Carabajo-Jara. He was struck by a different vehicle at 108th Street and 51st Avenue yesterday morning, and as the driver was reporting the accident the minivan driver, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    Meyer to Feed Mets Fans; Jeremiah Pushes for the Ice King

    Jeremiah's Vanishing New York mentions, with apparent disfavor, that restauranteur Danny Meyer will handle concessions (in association with cafeteria kings Aramark) for the Mets' new Citi Field next year. Jeremiah approves Gothamist's suggestion that Benfaremo the Lemon Ice King of Corona, who has ... More >>

  • Art

    June 27, 2006

    Front Man

    Newspapers, nail clippers, combs, and Corona beer

  • NYC Life

    September 13, 2005

    Grease Is Good!

    Are lard, eggs, and fish tacos the new health foods?

  • NYC Life

    April 26, 2005

    No-Pain Gain

    Urban sports for low-energy athletes

  • Dining

    March 1, 2005

    Pumping Meat

    Wait patiently for the best stuff at Ironbound all-you-can-eat

  • NYC Life

    May 4, 2004
  • News

    January 7, 2003

    Privacy Meets Public Safety

    A 'Pragmatic Progressive' Emerges from Queens

  • Columns

    October 1, 2002
  • NYC Life

    September 17, 2002
  • News

    May 7, 2002

    Bias Murder Revisited

    After 11 Years, Hope for Justice in Latino’s Beating Death

  • NYC Life

    June 12, 2001
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    August 24, 1999
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